CamelBak Mule Water Carrier

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CamelBak Mule Water Carrier 

DESCRIPTION

The original narrow-gauge pack for 3+ hours of mountain bike action. Includes NEW 100 oz (3 L) Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link System.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 28, 2013]
Huvis
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

Fits well and durable

Weakness:

None

I have had this pack since 2002, it is well laid out comfortable and super durable. Have not had any problem after a lot of use. I am always looking at new gear but i have seen a pack as good as this.
Great value

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 01, 2012]
Raj
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Looks cool. Easy to clean. Highly adjustable. Never leaks. Fits everything.

Weakness:

Waist band never stays tight. Feels bulky and uncomfortable with full 3 liters, but 2.5 liters is fine.

Fill this thing half full of ice and your water will stay cold for 2 days. I sweat ALOT and hydrate ALOT, but I've never run out of water on all day trips. I use it for hiking and mountain biking. The pack can fit so many supplies that I couldn't possibly use all the space. The most I've filled it with are tire pump, shock pump, tube, tools, knife, phone, wallet, camera, sunglasses, first aid kit, food, and jacket. You could easily strap body armour, sleeping supplies, and burner for a multiple day adventure.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 15, 2011]
Houseinthewoodsbiketours
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Holds plenty of water and gear, has a nice keyring thing so you can keep an extra set of keys in your pack and not have to worry about losing your keys! Good breathability and cooling. Nice snug fit. Bladder and hose don't get mildewy and gross very easily. Large bite valve lets a lot of fluid through, reservoir is super easy to fill.

Weakness:

Not GREAT breathability--the bottom pads get pretty damp and stinky after a few rides. The bottom cargo area gets a little rough on the lower back if you have your weight unbalanced there.

Awesome pack! I ride most days a week so I don't clean my bladder more than once a year or so since it always has fresh water in it. After 2 years of use with no cleaning it's just starting to show some mildew in the hose (no bad taste though). You can fill this thing to the brim, but most normal rides will never require this much water, and weight, so I just fill it halfway or so. This pack will last you for years and years, you'll love it!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 13, 2011]
yeahdog31
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

-Holds lots of stuff
-Bag is durable
-Nice size - not too big or bulky

Weakness:

-Zipper pulls are poorly constructed
-Why's there a hole at the bottom of the bag?

Review for the 2008 version.

This bag is my favorite riding partner. It accompanies me on all my rides, on- and off-road. Has just enough room to hold a few extra tubes, a snack, car keys, a few tools, a light jacket, and a pump. I have used and abused it for two years. The backpack part is easily machine washable.

Not sure why there is a small outlet hole at the very bottom of the backpack. I guess it's to help drain excess water or something, but mine seems to be a great way to let mud and spray enter the the pack and onto the bottom of the bladder.

The bladder works really well. Not foul-tasting or anything. For some reason, my cat loved to chew on mine and punctured the bladder at the top near the hanging hook. I patched it with a Park self-adhesive inner tube patch, which has held up fine, but I have since replaced the whole bladder with the new and improved Antidote version from this year (with the hose disconnect -- a great added feature!).

The waist belt is removable - which is nice because otherwise it's pretty useless.

All the zipper pulls have systematically disintegrated over time. I have replaced them with 1" key rings which are actually much easier to use.

Overall, this is a great pack. I bought a second one for my wife and recommended one to my friend. Even if you have to replace the bladder every couple of years, this is definitely a good purchase.

Similar Products Used:

Water bottle

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 28, 2011]
wisemi
Racer

Strength:

Do it all, carry all for all day endurance rides on or off the trail!

Weakness:

holds so much stuff that makes it heavy on the lower back when fully loaded, but that's a "me" problem!

I have had this same pack since early 2004 and I put another blatter in it just because I thought 7yrs. was long enough and could't get clean anymore. This has been thru a lot of rides with me...I ran over it on accident with my truck a few years ago with about 80oz of water and it did not burst!! Tough as you could hope for. It has more than paid for itself and easy to empty and wash the whole thing. Highly recommended if you are like me and want to spend the extra few bucks to get something for longevity. I will one day replace it with another M.U.L.E. for my Endurance MTB rides and or longer weekend rides.

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 04, 2011]
clouder
Weekend Warrior

this review is for 2010 model and it can fit a lot more than it looks.

when it first arrived i tested how much it can hold. ended up with two short sleeve t-shirts and pair of short knee length cargo pants in the main compartment (with some spare space on the sides which can fit in a tire pump easily), Uvex XP100 helmet fitted securely in the stretchable middle compartment with visor towards the bottom, only the back portion of the helmet exposed. my keys, wallet, etc in the outer zipper compartment.

today day i used it as a small daypack while i go to a basketball game after work. fitted a pair of nike tennis shoes (size US 10.5) in the middle compartment, again two short sleeve t-shirts and pair of short pants in the main compartment, and 3 liters of water.

after the game, fitted my pair of long jeans from work and the two sweaty t-shirts in the middle compartment with teva sandals in the main compartment. nikes could not fit in anymore as the long jeans took up quite some space. i'm 6ft tall and 170lbs, from there you can roughly figure out the amount of clothes i've packed into the bag.

i'm really impressed that such a lightweight and small pack can hold quite a bit of stuff. furthermore the ergonomics are carefully tailored to the body shape and even when loaded i never felt that bag was pulling me backwards while walking.

can't wait to try it out on the trails. am writing this review just so that those who are thinking about getting one during closeouts for 2010 models, don't thinking further, if you can find a good deal just go for it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 09, 2009]
Holdsy
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

This pack is fantastic, good design,holds plenty and not to big to put stuff in you don't need, this pack will hold out as long as the zippers do. with care the pack should serve you for many years. Its comfortable, I can ride all day with it its like my second skin when I'm riding, superb product worth every cent!!!!

Weakness:

The zipper tags pulled off on most of the zippers and I replaced them with small cable ties and it was fixed.

This is the premo hydration pack Grand Daddy of them all, the Beez Neez !!!dont waste your time on anything but a CamelBak!!!

Similar Products Used:

Some other marginally cheaper hydration pack I got that was a waste of time. What was I thinking!!??

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 13, 2009]
moriol
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

The Camelbak's outstanding, great storage capacity, excellent fit, ruggedly designed. I never ride without. Provides some back-protection in single-trail biking to ordinary XC/marathon-bikers, as it fits tightly, thanks to broad and comfortable straps(though probably not to real downhillers).

Weakness:

None.

Take care when washing, it might take damage in the washing machine. Use a rain coat or alternatively one of those dirt-repellent sprays.

Similar Products Used:

Bottles, backpacks

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 31, 2009]
fesch
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Best all around hydration pack/carrier I have used. I really like the 100 oz size and enough room for all my gear. Not to large and not to small. Zip pockets, places to store stuff like CO2 pumps netted area and is comfortable to boot.

Weakness:

You might want a better place for a cell phone than a zip pocket.

Great hydration pack holds lots of water and a enough room for your gear for a day ride.

Similar Products Used:

Camelback 70 oz hydration pack.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 29, 2009]
HuffyPuffy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

I think I have the 08 model. This is my favorite pack for rides less than a half day. It carries all my stuff, but keeps me from taking the kitchen sink, since I probably would if I had more room. It looks good and is simple to get at the things I need most. The small bag is perfect for my tools and the mesh bag holds my light or other misc junk. This bag is tough too, but cleans up really well after a spin though the wash on gentle.

Weakness:

It is impossible to stuff a full bladder into the bag if the main compartment is stuffed, though this seems typical for hydro packs. It would be easier if the zipper would go all the way down on the hydro compartment. It sits a bit weird on my back until it has settled in and the bladder is deflated somewhat, not a big deal though.

Great pack for short rides when you want more than a bottle (really all my rides). You may need more for a day out on the trail, but for half days it is perfect (for me).

Similar Products Used:

Camelback HAVOC, Dakine Apex, other misc hydro packs.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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