The Camelbak Mule Hydration Backpack is the original narrow-gauge pack that will keep you out on he trails with everything you need for 3+ hours of mountain bike action.
Features the Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link System, 1/4 turn easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, dryer arms, centre baffling and low-profile design.
Also features patented Big Bite Valve, HydroGuard technology, PureFlow tube and easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening. The pack itself will ensure you’re well equipped with media pocket, bike tool organizer pocket, stash pocket, four point compression and stretch overflow helmet storage.
Designed to carry helmet, multi-tool, pump, spare tube, extra layer, lunch, MP3, phone, wallet and keys. CamelBak Got Your Bak Guarantee provides a lifetime guarantee for the pack.
Camelbak Mule Hydration Backpack Details –
*Hydration Capacity: 100 oz / 3 L
*Total Capacity: 671 cu in / 11L + 3L Reservoir
*Weight: 1.3 lbs / 590 g
*Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 8 in / 45.5 x 20 x 20.5 cm
*Torso Length: 15 in / 38.5 cm* – Back Panel: XV
*Harness: Independent Suspension and Slider Sternum Strap
*Belt: Removable 20mm / .75″ stability
*Fabric: 70D Diamond Clarus & 420 Nylon with DWR + 1000 mm PUBuild: with drink system
Camelbak Mule Hydration Backpack Review
Straight away, you know you’ve got a better than average chance of finding a winner because of the name…Camelbak. Probably the best known and most trusted hydration backpack manufacturer around.
This particular model is the 11L capacity with 3L hydration unit. It is actually a little smaller than advertised at around 9L to 10L…where the extra 2L comes from, we just don’t know.
Most likely made for extreme Mountain Bike activities for its close fit and back support and air vents system, it can, of course, be used for anything you like. Hiking, running, travel, city cycling…the list goes on, what makes the Camelbak Mule Hydration Backpack a little bit special is its build.
The hydration pack is easy to refill, to clean and take sips from the patented Big Bite Valve. There are plenty of small pockets so you can compartmentalize all your little essentials such as repair kit, pump, mp3 player, keys, wallet… and the main area is just big enough for a rolled up light rain coat, gloves and a bit of lunch.
There is also helmet storage, hooks and dividers in the main compartment.
The colours of the Camelbak Mule Hydration Backpack are meant to be highly visible so as to help with safety issues in the murky light, and with the slider sternum straps, it’s easy to get the fit just right.
The backpack comes with the CamelBak ‘Got Your Bak’ Guarantee which is a lifetime guarantee.
The attractive and well built backpack get a 4.7 out of 5 for us, with just a tiny moan about the rain cover. It’s not that well designed…it doesn’t quite fit the pack all over…the back straps hinder complete coverage. But, that is just a small gripe, on the whole it’s an excellent piece of kit!