In 1994, United Parachute Techologies unveiled the Vector 3 Harness/Container system. This new design incorporated concepts that originated through years of research and development, and was introduced to meet the demands of modern SkyFlying.
In 1999, using the latest technology and the knowledge gained in building the Vector 3, United Parachute Technologies designed a container system aimed towards the growing trend of smaller canopies. The Micron container incorporates an entirely velcro-less design and is shorter and narrower than the Vector 3 container. The main pin flap's closing, from the bottom up, protects the pin better, particularly while moving around in the aircraft and during freestyle maneuvers. The Uni-Body construction, while providing a smoother contour profile, also creates a pocketed corner, which safely routes the main bridle to the bottom of the container. This feature is built into the reserve container and protects it during unstable openings. No matter which main pilot chute location you choose, the bridle will be safely hidden and snag-proof. The ergonomically designed harness curves over your shoulders nicely. It provides greater comfort and fits narrow shoulders well. The harness is also stronger as a result of improved confluence construction. The Micron has an overall cleaner look, and a more protective design with a tailored and comfortable fit.
In February of 2002, United Parachute Technologies introduced the Vector 3 M-Series, an update to the "classic" Vector 3. The M-Series improves the function of the Vector 3 riser covers, pin protection, comfort, the operation of the three-ring release system, and is designed to accommodate larger canopy sizes to that of the Micron.