REI has a sale going on 25% off Camelbacks. So I thought I replace my 8-10 year old Mule with a new one. I'm built thick like a fire hydrant 34" waist. I just bought it loaded it up put it on and the waist straps are short. Buyer beware try it on first. Called Camelback CS they said they did make them shorter. I usually ride with them a little loose But I can't now. Luckly REI has a good return policy.