Gear Whores Anonymous (GWA) Releases the Citadel Gen.1 Backpack via NextGen Warfighter.

The Citadel has been a bag 7 years in the making with every detail painstakingly prototyped & fielded in order to ensure maximum functionality. All this over a 2 year period that has covered over 20,000 miles of road & air travel.

Throughout the years we have used dozens of bags while never encountering one perfect design that incorporated everything we wanted in a bag. The Citadel combines all of our favorite & must have features into one bag. This making it our perfect EDC, travel & tactical use pack.


  • Main Zip Compartment Velcro® Lined For Tearaway Pouches
  • Main Zip Compartment Front Has 2 Zip Pockets, 1 Pleated For Expansion
  • 2nd Zip Rear Compartment Suited For Documents & Has Padded Laptop Slot
  • Water Bottle / Dump Pocket, Expandable (Fits Up To 40oz Bottles)
  • 2×3 MOLLE / PALS webbing
  • Ambidextrous Side Handles For Easing Donning Off / Briefcase Carry
  • Padded Top Drag / Carry Handle
  • Reverse Type Zippers To Prevent Snagging
  • Excess Strap Elastic Keepers
  • Exterior Zip Pockets Feature 3 Organizer Pockets
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • Compression Straps Also Allows Bag To Be Half Open
  • Shoulder Straps, Skin Side Features Tweave Fabric For Ultimate Comfort
  • 3″ x 11″ VELCRO® Field For Patches
  • Closed Cell Foam Padded Back w/ Mesh
  • Personal Item Carry-on Compliant (almost full-ish)
  • Carryon compliant (fully packed)