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Camelbak MULE Review

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4.4 Rating based on 109 reviews
Camelbak MULE
We have checked 109 reviews of the Camelbak MULE. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.4 out of 5.

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  • 67% choose the Camelbak MULE nv (the most popular model)
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We read and checked 109 reviews from experts and users. Here's what they think about the Camelbak MULE bag:

Reviewers like these things about Camelbak MULE

  • Reviewers agree that the Camelbak M.U.L.E. backpack is comfortable when worn.
  • Testers found that its Magnetic Tube Trap secures the tube of the users well.
  • Reviewers found that the pack offers a cool back due to the air channels of the back panel.
  • Other reviewers noted that stashing the rain shell or extra layer is made easy due to its stretchable storage compartment.
  • Other users noted that the bag is durable due to its robust construction.
  • Many users found that it is also relatively easy to clip a helmet due to its external hooks.
  • Users thought that the pack is versatile.
  • They have also mentioned that its ergonomic handle of the water reservoir makes it easy to refill water.
  • According to those who have used the backpack, they thought that its on and off lever helps prevent leaks.
  • Some reviewers noted that its compartment is large enough to fit several essentials and personal belongings.
  • Testers also pointed out that the bag is not heavy or bulky at all.



Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the layout of pockets and zippers of the bag needs improvement.
  • Another user felt that the material is relatively thin.



Popularity

Camelbak MULE popularity compared with 2101 other bags. The MULE is one of the most popular bags around.

The list below shows how many percentage choose the different MULE models, from the most popular to the least popular model.

RankModelPopularity
1Camelbak MULE nv67%
2Camelbak MULE military26%
3Camelbak MULE lr7%



Ratings

Average rating 4.4 based on 109 reviews
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Selected Reviews

Marathon MTB
Ed
Posted 5 January 2018
But for all day endeavours I’m loving the Camelbak MULE, as the Octane XCT hits it’s storage limit beyond a few gels and a multitool, whereas the MULE can just swallow it up, along with a camera, first aid gear, clothing and real food.
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Single Track World
Rob Mitchell
Posted 8 October 2017
Another good variation of the CamelBak Mule, with an excellent reservoir and a comfortable fit. As a pack for a day’s riding, it works well – but awkward compartment access when the bladder is full holds it back from achieving full marks.
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Loadout Room
Robert
Posted 2 October 2017
Bottom line is after using one of CamelBak’s products in extreme environments for 10+ years they have earned my respect.
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Bike Radar
Russell Eich
Posted 3 March 2017
Camelbak's M.U.L.E. name stands for 'medium to ultra long endeavors' and this pack lives well beyond that name. It's supremely comfortable, uses arguably the best reservoir and valve in the business, and makes organizing a huge amount of gear hassle-free.
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Bike Radar
What Mountain Bike
Posted 28 April 2012
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.
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Bike Radar
Russ Burton
Posted 19 August 2010
The classic, standard-setting daypack still delivers hydration and organisation with ef?ciency.
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Bike Radar
Guy Kesteven
Posted 6 November 2009
All the great MULE features but lighter, com?er and cheaper.
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Bike Radar
What Mountain Bike
Posted 24 March 2009
It’s a handy size, is well made and has a design that makes it easy to use. A solid performer with top ?uid and load carrying capabilities.
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Features

  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Helmet carry
  • Raincover included
  • Media pocket
  • Organizer panel
Actual features depend on model


Camelbak MULE vs similar bags

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Camelbak MULE (this bag)
Rating4.4 based on 109 reviews
Capacity
Weight

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Rating4.5 based on 31 reviews
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Weight2.2-2.6 lb (1-1.2 kg)

Camelbak MULE vs Camelbak HAWG

Camelbak HAWG
Camelbak HAWG
Rating 4.6 based on 21 reviews
Designed with mountain biking in mind, these two are perfect for those who want an uphill battle. Both are designed to keep you cool and hydrated throughout your cycling experience. The differences between the HAWG and the Mule are in their weight and stability.

The HAWG weighs more the Mule but happens to provide better hydration while the Mule weighs less but might be suited for someone looking to cycle for a shorter period.

Camelbak KUDU
Camelbak KUDU
Rating4.8 based on 25 reviews
Capacity
Weight

Camelbak MULE vs Camelbak Lobo

Camelbak Lobo
Camelbak Lobo
Rating 4.7 based on 303 reviews
The Lobo is designed for those who want to ride for as long as they want. It offers you hydration for up to 3 hours making it one of the best packs for those interested in endurance cycling. The Mule is designed to give you everything you and nothing you don't. It's perfect for somebody who wants only the essentials for their cycling experience.

Choose the Lobo if you're trying to experience more intense cycling and need the hydration to keep up. Buy the Mule if you want to try out cycling with a pack and develop a sense of what it's about.

Camelbak Rogue
Camelbak Rogue
Rating4.4 based on 477 reviews
Capacity
Weight0.5 lb (0.2 kg)

Camelbak Skyline
Camelbak Skyline
Rating4.7 based on 38 reviews
Capacity
Weight1.4-2.2 lb (0.6-1 kg)

Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor
Rating4.7 based on 369 reviews
Capacity
Weight1.4-1.6 lb (0.6-0.7 kg)






Camelbak MULE photos from Amazon.de. All specs and features are based on automatic shopdata reports. Please check the specs/features before buying.


Last updated on May 22, 2018

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