Citadel R2

289,00 €
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Sleek & minimal backpack with extreme waterproofing

The Black Ember Citadel R2 Pack focuses on the simplicity and clean aesthetics while combining versatile functionality and extreme waterproofing. It features the latest performance textile, the 800 Denier 3-Layer Microhex, which reduces reflection and keeps things stealthy. The laser-cut, bonded construction and YKK AquaGuard zippers give IPX-06 waterproof rating, which means that the pack stays dry even when sprayed with water at 82 bar (1200 PSI) pressure. 

The pack is a clamshell style, which 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. The pack is designed around easy gear access and it has all the organization needed for tech-centric lifestyles.

The Citadel maintains great support, comfort and balance even under heavy loads. The back panel is a composite construction that keeps the shape and hugs your back. The airflow channel funnels hot air off your back and keeps you dry. 3D shoulder straps are made from two layers of EVA foam - one maintains structure and the other creates a soft body conscious fit.

  • Extreme waterproofing
  • Deep black, stealthy exterior
  • Comfortable even under heavy load
  • Laptop slot 29 x 40 cm fits up to 15"/16" device

What's included:

  • 1 × Citadel R2 Pack
  • 1 × Handle
  • 1 × Magnetic Keyring
  • 1 × Removable Sternum Strap

The extra Handles and Short Compression Straps that are shown in the images at the bottom of the bag are not included, please purchase them separately. See all compatible accessories below.

Data sheetProduct codes

  • Size495 × 320 × 165 mm
  • Material800 Denier 3-Layer Microhex, Hypalon, 400 Denier silver coated lining
  • ZipperYKK® AquaGuard®
  • WarrantyLifetime warranty
  • Volume25 L
  • Laptop slotUp to 15/16"
  • HardwareAnodized Aluminum
Citadel R2
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Part of the collection:

Black Ember Citadel R2 Collection

A series of minimalistic, utilitarian bags and accessories designed to haul and protect your gear.

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Citadel R2


out of 5
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  • xX-Xx
  • Verified customer
  • luzern, Switzerland
  • 09.04.2020

hard fit
All-around great, this would be a 5 star review if I wasn’t so nitpicky. The finish its top very good, the look is great and options are just enough for something minimal.
Now to the negatives. If you aren’t bothered abought small things don’t worry, get the back pack you won’t be let down. For those that are just as nitpicky as I am these are the problems in my opinion
- The strap agiustmentlinse wile tidy in their design make it incredibly hard to adjust the backpack
- The position of the backpack is very high which can be unconfutable since it puts the tipping point higher up and has the added effect that every movement of the back pack is so close to your back that the straying quickly adds up and causes pain in the shoulders.
- The outside pautch doesn’t have any straps to secure the objects in the pocket in and since the top is empty space any movement other than vertical carry will have your stuff fling all over the place.
- The internal compartment, see main backpack storage unit, sores the laptop sleeve. The sleeve is only padded towards the front not towards the back which is both a shame and od.
- In the end the biggest quote is the proportions of the back pack. It much higher than it is wide or thick. This doesn’t only give it an odd appearance it also has the added effect that if you pack the backpack to the brim any vertical movement will destabilize you somewhat. If one tenth of the top part of the back pack was to be redistributed on the rest of the backpack it would be perfect both in size and fit.
Overall very nice back pack but still has a lot to improve in looks and fit compared to mammut or other name brands.

  • Vilho
  • Verified customer
  • Tampere, Finland
  • 30.12.2019

Fit an mobile office inside
This Black Ember product works brilliantly due to its rigid and weatherproof shell with numerous inside and a couple outside pockets. Despite of the rainy december weather of Southern Finland, I haven’t had water get inside my backbag.
I personally love the size, but couldn’t fit gym gear inside, for instance, and it’s alright. Because it the size, the backbag is not in my way, and it hugs my spine comfortably.
I would say this bag is only for work/school use, and excells in those categories perfectly. I can see myself using the R2 for many years, if not decades, therefore the cost is justifiable!
You can accessorize this backbag with pouches, which is a cool option, but I don’t see the need for that, as of yet.

  • MOGNIAT DUCLOS Jean-Pierre
  • Verified customer
  • Claix, France
  • 27.11.2019

My Citadel R2
My son has a Citadel, I was thinking of inside improvements because there was to many pockets and they were too small for me, it was not a bag for me ....
And Black Ember did it...
With the Citadel R2 I find the bag I was looking for.
It’s a sturdy bag, too sturdy sometimes but it is perfect when I ride my motorcycle, water resistant with a lot of room.
For hiking It’s also a good bag.
Now this bag is following me very often, it’s now my everyday backpack and I am very with it.
With Mukama I found a great service, I was happy to deal with them. They are always answering your questions at light speed.

  • Karol
  • Verified customer
  • Selent, Germany
  • 25.11.2019

Quality in the backpack and fast shipping at Mukuma
The backpack is exactly as seen on the internet and in the videos. Simply high quality and worth the money.

Shipping from Mukuma was incredibly fast and I would definitely order again.

Qualität beim Rucksack und schneller Versand bei Mukuma
Der Rucksack ist genau so, wie er im Internet und in den Videos zu sehen ist. Einfach hochwertig und sein Geld wert.

Der Versand von Mukuma war unglaublich schnell und ich würde auf jeden Fall wieder bestellen.

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