CamelBak MULE hydration pack review

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £70.00 RRP | USD $100.00
CamelBak MULE

Our review

Comfy, stable pack that's a good size for most rides
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CamelBak’s MULE has always been a safe bet for a big-but-not-too-big pack, and the current model continues the trend. You’ll find a three-litre reservoir and 12.5 litres of cargo space split between an array of pockets. 


The outer pocket floats on compression straps, giving a place to carry a helmet or, more usefully, an easily-accessed rain jacket. The reservoir itself has useful features like in-situ filling, an easy-to-open cap and a handle that drops into a pocket inside the pack to support a partially-full reservoir. 

Stability and comfort are good, and there’s enough space for the essentials without tempting you to bring the kitchen sink. Some riders may find the straps a bit long, but you can always shorten them. If you find the bright blue a bit lairy, it’s also available in red, orange and good old black.


This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name MULE hydration pack (12)
Brand CamelBak

Description Includes the new 100 oz (3 L) Antidote reservoir with Quick Link™ System, 1/4 turn - easy open/close cap, lightweight fillport, dryer arms, center baffling and low-profile design, patented Big Bite™ Valve, HydroGuard™ technology, PureFlow™ tube, easy-to-clean wide-mouth opening.*Pack Weight: 1.48 lbs (.67 kg) *Dimensions: 17.5 x 8.5 x 8 in (45 x 21 x 20 cm) *Fabric Specs: 70D Diamond Clarus & 420 Nylon with DWR & 1000 mm PU coating *Torso Length: 16 in (41 cm)
Capacity 9.5
Water Capacity 3