• The V4 in its most minimal form is 100% travel ready and sized for international carry-on. The V4 includes an internal padded & suspended laptop and tablet sleeve as well as our debossed leather top handle.

    The V4 features the latest revision to our 3D shoulder harness. This adjustable ultra-comfort suspension keeps your comfortable all day with heavy loads. The straps can also tuck away for efficient transport as well as briefcase style carry. They are adjustable for height and include a removable sternum strap.

    *Keep two handles on your pack at all times for efficient transport in briefcase style carry. Please purchase side handle and waist belt separately.

    Recommended by the Black Ember Team and offered here at special pricing. The MINIMAL KIT includes the following:

    V4 PACK




"After flying for over twenty years each week and trying a new brand approximately every year, this backpack is my personal Holy Grail of all backpacks I ever had and have. I can customize it whenever I need a different configuration. No matter if I travel with a second notebook or need an extra space for my Leica camera equipment. You did a great job and have an awesome product."

- Harald, Germany

"I use my backpack for all my business traveling. I travel almost every week for multiple days and I constantly get comments and questions about it. I managed to trim down and minimize what I take with me on my trips enough that I only bring the backpack and no other carry-on or checked luggage. I also fly on small planes and being able to take off the pouches to fit in the small overhead compartments is a great thing. Once I get to my destination, I take off the laptop sleeve and go to my meetings with the sleeve only."

- Derek, USA

"This pack has been with me in a lot of travels. California, North Carolina, Boston, Austin, Jamaica, Canada (in a blizzard), Ukraine, and Denmark. I've packed it with 15" Retina Macbook Pro's and my new ultra light Macbook. Tools, boxes, cameras, and more have all lived in this backpack. In the car, on the bus, the train, the ferry. The customizing from day to day is easy. Every one I show the pouch switching to is blown away."

Xander, USA

"I had searched high and low for over six months to find a backpack that would 'tick all the boxes'. I purchased my pack over six months ago and it has not let me down. The main advantage is the flexibility of configuration. I travel for work and pleasure and this pack fits all my needs. Business: I cycle to work. It is weatherproof, accepts bike lock mount and rear lights easily. Neatly fits my business clothes, ready to change on arrival at the office, crease free. A must is the laptop sleeve, love it. Recreation: We hike and camp. We used it for an extended weekend Euro train backpacking. Had multiple comments of praise from other European travelers & store owners where they could get one from!"

- Anthony, USA