There's a reason this is one of our bestselling longest-running packs: it's got everything you need and nothing you don't. The M.U.L.E.® has a narrow-gauge design that keeps it light and maneuverable-so even when it's fully loaded for a day of mountain biking it won't get in your way. The latest edition is built around the brand new Crux reservoir which is even easier to load and refill and delivers more water with every sip. Since we launched the first M.U.L.E. in 1996 mountain bikers have been telling us that it hits the sweet spot of size vs. storage: it's lightweight but big enough to carry three liters of water and a day's worth of snacks and gear. Over the years we've also added air channels to keep your back cool universal helmet hooks and clever compartments for stashing tools keys and electronics. The latest version also features a magnetic tube trap that snaps easily into place so you can hydrate without taking your eyes off the trail.
The brand new Crux delivers 20% more water per sip with an ergonomic handle for easier refilling and an on/off lever that makes it easy to prevent leaks.
Magnetic Tube Trap™ keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it
Air director back panel offers air channels to keep your back cool
External hooks let you carry your helmet while still allowing full access to your pack
Stretch overflow storage compartment lets you easily stash a rain shell or extra layer
Reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments
Removable stability belt keeps everything in place during bumpy rides
COLLECTION: Mountain Bike
ACTIVITY: Mountain Biking
HYDRATION CAPACITY: 3L/100 fl oz
HYDRATION TYPE: CRUX™ Reservoir with Quicklink™ System
BPA/BPS/BPF FREE: Yes
QUICK LINK DISCONNECT: Yes
GEAR CAPACITY: 9L/500 cu in
PACK WEIGHT: 620 g/1 lb 5 oz
DIMENSIONS: 45.5 x 22 x 22.5 cm / 17.9 x 8.7 x 8.9 in
FITS TORSO: 43-53 cm/17-21 in
FITS WAIST HIPS: 66-116 cm/26-46 in
BACK PANEL: Air Director™ Back Panel provides superior ventilation
I bought this a few weeks ago for a long mountain biking trip, the quality and ease of use is excellent. I am glad I bought it and will buy again. I have only used once so far, but I think it will get many years of enjoyment out of it.
I bought this pack hoping it would solve all of my storage issues. It did that and more! I’m super happy with all the storage options and how this packs fits me. I’m a big guy and normally struggle with the shoulder strap width and overall feel, this pack feels light and fits me perfectly and it wears really well while riding. I’m a huge fan!
I'm a development engineer that rides a unicycle several miles most days. The M.U.L.E. is a perfect solution for a unicyclist. It doesn't disturb your balance, keeps your hands and arms free, and is easy to drink from. It's very well designed all around. My only (small criticism is that the bladder is difficult to dry out... This is an excellent hydration system.
The M.U.L.E. provides the hydration I need when trail riding for hours at a time. Having 3L of water available allows me to bike harder and longer, especially in the hot summer months, without refilling. I like the way the Crux reservoir system allows me to gulp down water quickly when on the move. I've not had any problem with any of the components and there hasn't been any leaking from anywhere at any time. Overall, I found this pack to be well constructed and free of defects. The lifetime guarantee, even with its numerous conditions, is reassuring.
My first CamelBak was a Blowfish and last year I purchased a smaller Lobo yet my go-to pack is the M.U.L.E. It has the same water capacity as the Lobo but I can carry more gear comfortably. Maybe not in the summer but in the fall I need to carry a windbreaker and possibly more as the weather changes in the northeast. I also find the number and type of pockets and how they're organized to be very beneficial.
Most everyone I MTB with wears a CamelBak. I would certainly recommend the M.U.L.E. and the Lobo to my friends without hesitation. Unfortunately the Blowfish is no longer manufactured but it still functions beautifully.
I just replace an old M.U.L.E because my new Note8 cellphone did not fit in the phone pocket. The new one is missing some features like a waterproof zipper on the phone pocket with a headset cord hole, no key hook, fewer interior pockets, and no bladder hook which would allow older bladders to be used. Disappointed but. . .
I have had this pack for around a year now and I love it, its perfect for tearing up trails whilst also carrying the perfect amount of equipment for a day ride. The straps make it light and comfortable, but I found that the lumber strap rides up when cycling resulting in the bag moving on my back when peddling hard. This is not a huge problem but could probably be solved by a larger strap. Apart from that I absolutely love this bag and would recommend this to anyone wanting a medium size bag.
I received this pack for my birthday. I use it for hiking, long biking trips, canyoneering, and more. I love this pack it is very durable and very easy to clean. If I had to buy another pack it would be this one. the only complaint I have is the magnetic tube trap falls out of place every once in a while and gets lost. I recently lost this and could not find it again. but oh well. I still love this pack