Black Ember Citadel Minimal Backpack


The CITADEL R2 is a sleek, minimal, waterproof backpack designed for better experiences in Commuting, Travel and Everyday Carry.

Like all Black Ember products the CITADEL R2 benefits from our high-precision proprietary construction. All textile components, including our waterproof, 3-layer, 800D Microhex textile are laser-cut for precise assembly. This construction yields a super-durable, over-engineered pack with a blacked-out, minimal and stealthy aesthetic. YKK Aquaguard zippers and bonded seam construction give the CITADEL R2 its IPX6 Waterproof rating

The Citadel is a clamshell style pack. That means it unzips 360 degrees, so you can see all your gear laid out and well organized right in front of you. The top-loader zipper, allows you to quickly access your laptop and other essentials, from the outside of the pack. The internal Compression Divider, helps compress gear like clothing in your pack, and also includes a built in tablet sleeve.

Designed with logical gear access in mind, the Citadel has all the organization needed for tech-centric lifestyles. External fast access for essentials like: Keys, wallet and phone, soft and protective pockets for Laptops and tablets, generous easy access pockets, and hidden zipper pockets for secure items.

A modular DSLR pack can be used with the Citadel, or used independently as a shoulder bag (sold separately).


  • Dimensional inches: 19.5 x 12.5 x 6.5
  • Dimensional millimeters: 495 x 320 x 165
  • Liters: 25
  • 15 inch laptop compatible


  • Microhex 800 Denier, Three Layer, Waterproof Textile
  • T6, Aircraft-Grade Anodized Aluminum + Laser Etched Hardware
  • Matte-Silver 200 Denier Ripstop Nylon Lining
  • Ykk Aquaguard Zippers
  • Laser-Cut Hypalon
  • Base-Weight : 3 Lbs, 1.35Kg

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