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Black Ember Citadel Backpack

Black Ember Citadel Backpack: Product Spotlight

Black Ember Citadel Backpack: $239

The Black Ember Citadel Backpack features innovative elements such as a magnetic key ring and a removable sternum strap and is crafted from CORDURA’s latest re/cor™ RN66, a 100% recycled 420 Velocity fabric.

This material is notable for its high durability, water resistance, and environmentally friendly production process.

The backpack is equipped with a magnetic, separated, suspended laptop sleeve and a protective quick-access pocket and is the first to utilize CORDURA® re/cor™ RN66, demonstrating Black Ember’s commitment to sustainability.

The Citadel 18 backpack incorporates T6 aluminum hardware, a laser-cut construction for precision assembly, and other critical materials like 200 denier matte-silver ripstop nylon lining and Fidlock magnetic hardware.

Its dimensions accommodate a 14-inch laptop, and the pack measures 17 x 11.5 x 6.25 inches, providing an 18-liter capacity. The design creates a durable, minimal, and stealthy aesthetic, emphasizing form and function.

The backpack is celebrated for its slick design, practicality, and adaptability across various environments. Its compact size is perfect for minimal everyday carry, making it an ideal choice for commuting, fieldwork, office use, and casual outings.

Citadel Backpack Features

Design and StyleThree-layer 900D Microhex textile, laser-cut HypalonStylish, modern design with modular capability
Material and Comfort200D Ripstop Nylon internal liningDurable and protective
Fit and Sizing25-liter capacity, 19.5” x 12.5” x 6.5” dimensionsSuitable for carrying various items
Performance and DurabilityWaterproof YKK Aquaguard zippersProtects contents in wet conditions
FunctionalityPadded 15” laptop sleeve, removable compression divider with tablet sleeveSecure storage for electronics, versatile interior

Customer Reviews

Customers praise the Citadel 18 backpack for its design, functionality, and quality. Its compact size and sleek design make it a preferred choice for everyday use, offering a balance of style and practicality.

The backpack’s high-quality materials, including the innovative use of 100% recycled nylon from CORDURA®, are frequently highlighted, underscoring Black Ember’s commitment to sustainability without compromising durability or aesthetic appeal.

While the feedback is predominantly positive, noting the backpack’s versatility and well-thought-out features, there are mentions of it being too small for specific needs, such as accommodating a 16-inch MacBook. Adjustments to the strap system and color representation on the website are areas some customers found could be improved.

Despite these minor criticisms, the overall sentiment towards Black Ember and its Citadel 18 backpack remains highly favorable, reflecting well on the brand’s dedication to innovative and sustainable design.


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