Ruark Audio BackPack 3 Ruark Audio BackPack 3 Ruark Audio BackPack 3 on R1 Mk4 Ruark Audio BackPack 3 on MR1 Mk2
Ruark Audio BackPack 3
Ruark Audio BackPack 3
Ruark Audio BackPack 3 on R1 Mk4
Ruark Audio BackPack 3 on MR1 Mk2

BackPack 3 for R1 and MR1

BackPack II for R1 Mk2/MK3 and MR1 Mk1/Mk2 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.


Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on component supply, our manufacturing process has been affected and we need to advise that many of our products will have limited availability for the duration of 2021. We are working tirelessly to overcome this situation and are giving our retail partners priority as stock becomes available, so if the new product you would like is not available through our online shop then please check with your nearest Ruark dealers, details of which can be found on our find a stockist page. If you still have trouble locating the product you want then please contact us, so we can advise and help.

Buy with confidence

From feedback we know that customers love our products, but if you are not completely satisfied then please do not hesitate to contact us. Also if you contact us within 30 days from date of despatch we are happy to exchange or refund as required.

Free UK Delivery

Any item ordered before midday will usually be dispatched the same day and will be delivered within two working days. If for any reason there is a delay you will be promptly informed. Please note that at present we only deliver direct to UK addresses.

Comprehensive Guarantee

All our products are covered by our no quibble two year guarantee and if you register your purchase with us online we will provide a third year free*. We pride ourselves in the quality of our products, so should you ever need assistance we will always do our utmost to help.

Expert support

We pride ourselves on the quality of our customer support and as we know our products inside and out we are able to answer any technical and operational questions quickly and efficiently.

*Offer excludes BackPack 2

BackPack 3 transforms our R1 Deluxe Tabletop Radio and MR1 Bluetooth Speaker System into completely portable products. It frees these miniature marvels from the mains power socket and into the bathroom or onto the decking and the great outdoors. Placing batteries inside takes valuable speaker capacity which can result in unrefined sound, but BackPack 3 allows R1 and MR1 to retain their rich mains powered performance, but with complete portability.

A total evolution of the original, BackPack 3 attaches seamlessly to R1 or MR1 and once fitted can be left permanently in place as it charges automatically whenever connected to a mains power supply. A full charge will provide up to twelve hours of mains free listening depending on volume.

Compatible with R1 Mk2/Mk3/Mk4 and MR1 Mk1/Mk2

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to fit This battery pack is easy to fit and easy to use. Surprisingly it does not increase the overall depth of the radio is it doesn't extend beyond the width of the aerial.
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. Logical purchase and makes the speakers really portable. Good battery life. Re the mr1 mk 2 speakers, I wish a longer wire was provided.
Date published: 2019-02-05
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