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Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 oz Hydration Pack Review

Updated on November 18, 2012

100 Ounce Camelbak MULE Review

One of the best ways to find out about a particular hydration pack is to read reviews from those who've actually used the product so, I've decided to contribute my own review of the Camelback mule 100 ounce hydration pack.

This pack is without a doubt the most popular hydration pack on the market today. It is used by motocross riders, runners, hikers, triathletes, backpackers and bikers. Outdoor enthusiasts and many others also enjoy using this hydration pack as part of their gear. With a reservoir capacity of 100 ounces - or about 3 liters, this hydration pack from Camelbak will see you through a grueling ride or hike with water to spare.

Within this article and review you'll find some interesting insights and secrets about the Camelback mule hydration pack and hopefully you'll be able to make a better decision as to which hydration pack you should buy.

Photo from Amazon: Camelback Mule Hydration Pack

100 Ounce Capacity Camelback Mule

I will try my best to keep this section short. It would be easy to write pages and pages about how great this hydration pack really is. The fact of the matter is that the Camelback MULE hydration pack allows you to extend your activities, whether it is motocross, or hiking, or mountain biking or any other outdoor activity.

The Camelback MULE has often been compared to the Camelback Lobo pack, but more and more people are saying that they prefer the MULE over the Lobos simply because it is a better all around pack to use.

The Camelback MULE has a fantastic hydration pack that seals easily, can carry tons of fluid and is positioned in the pack in such a way as to offer maximum comfort to the user. The Camelbak company has really put a lot of time and effort (and money I'm sure) into their research and development in ergonomics.

This particular hydration pack has plenty of storage that allows you to hold a good size first aid kit, bike tools,, energy bars, rain gear or whatever other essentials you need on your outdoor adventures.

The back of the pack, at least the section of the pack that makes contact with your back, has a specially designed airflow section that allows your back to get some air and keep it ventilated and cool.

My favorite part of the Camelback MULE hydration pack is that it uses the Camelback bladder technology. The bladder technology that Camelback has come up with makes their water reservoirs incredibly easy to fill and it removes that nasty rubbery taste that so many other hydration packs have with them. It's also specially designed to prevent bacterial growth inside the bladder. The fill opening is even large enough to slide in pieces of ice for longer cooling.

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Cons Of The Camelback Mule Hydration Pack

The Negative Reviews

As you may already know, the Camelback company has been creating hydration packs for very long time. They have been able to come up with some of the best technology in the industry for creating a comfortable, high powered hydration pack for easy use and accessibility.

That being said, every product has its downside. This is a fantastic bag for those who are interested in many of the activities that we talked about in the pros section of this article. However, some users reported that after using the pack on multiple rainy adventures, things like hikes or running or motocross, the coating on the nylon fabric starts to peel off. I haven't noticed this myself, but if it does happen, the nylon fabric cannot be replaced.

Other than that, the only mistake you could really make purchasing this pack is to purchase it and not use it. It certainly is not an inexpensive item, you really need to be sure that you'll use it before you decide to buy.

Camelbak MULE Backpack Video Review

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    • BestRatedStuff profile image

      BestRatedStuff 

      5 years ago

      Great for bikers too. Compelling review.

    • belinda342 profile image

      belinda342 

      5 years ago

      These Camelbaks are great for day hikers like me.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Excellent review! And I like how you pointed out the drawback some people have reported, which really isn't a deterrent to me. Since I usually have to carry more gear than would fit in a hydration pack, I tend to use either bottles, a water "bladder" that slips into my regular pack, or a combination of both. But for the times I don't need a lot of gear--just the basic essentials--one of the Camelbaks is great.

    • Wish List Gifts profile image

      Wish List Gifts 

      5 years ago

      Look very rugged like they will last a while.

    • donaldwilson profile image

      Don Wilson 

      5 years ago from Yakima, WA

      You can't go wrong with a Camelbak. They make great products.

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