Camelbak MULE – An awesome hydration pack

MULE hiking packMULE Hiking Pack

The M.U.L.E is a great multi purpose day pack. Originally designed for mountain biking…this compact pack is also great for hiking and mountain running.

I looked at a number of day packs online and found the M.U.L.E to be exactly what I was looking for…the specifications, features and the price for a hydration pack sounded pretty good. When it arrived my initial thoughts were, its too small for hiking but when I started to fill it with my hiking gear I was pleasantly surprised. It holds all the gear I would normally take…raincoat, thermal top, hat, gloves, sunglasses, camera, map, first aid kit, food and holds up to 3 litres of water. Its compact and snug and doesn’t get in your way when its fully loaded. Having fluid on demand is really useful…no need to carry water bottles in your hand or having to stop and get one out of your pack makes the journey a lot easier…Action sports like mountain biking, running and adventure racing this is a real plus.  However if your wanting to carry extra gear like a cooker and billy for a cuppa you would definitely need something a little bigger. 

Perfect for mountain or trail running has the capacity to carry the required gear for an event.

Technical Details

Capacity 11 liters
Color Electric Blue with other colors available
Item Dimensions 2 x 10.5 x 19 inches
Shipping Weight 1.76 pounds
Sport Type hiking, mountain running and biking


Antidote reservoir

A welded center baffle gives the Antidote a low profile for better packability and maximum stability on the trail. All Antidote reservoirs are made from safe and reliable, 3-layer polyurethane with HydroGuard Technology.


Easy-Open 1/4 Turn Valve

The air-light fill port has the largest opening on the market – making it quick and easy to fill and clean the reservoir. Opening and closing the cap is now more simple and secure than ever, with the intuitive 1/4 turn cap.



Patented Big Bite Valve

The patented Big Bite Valve self-seals after each drink to eliminate annoying drips. This brilliant design delivers a high flow rate with no moving parts to break or get gummed-up; simply bite and sip. The PureFlow drink tube is kink resistant, unlike other reservoirs on the market whose kinks can permanently affect flow in the tube.


Quick Link System

Customize your hydration experience with Quick Link compatible accessories. Improve taste with an in-line filter or connect a reservoir flow meter so you can track consumption. Tube disconnect and auto shut-off make it easy and convenient to route your tube without hassle. (Quick Link components sold separately.)

Link system



  • Back Panel and independent Suspension Shoulder Harness
  • Organizer pocket for essentials
  • Easy access MP3 pocket with weather resistant zipper
  • Quick access overflow storage with dual compression straps



If you live on the other side of the world like I do it took 10 days to arrive from the United States. I live in New Zealand and purchased this from…Amazon’s like an online shopping mail, where you can buy just about anything. If you’re a brand person they have all the top brands…Camelbak, The North Face, Keen, Columbia etc.

Living outside the United States, shipping can be expensive. Amazon Global Shipping have the best rates…search for items eligible for international shipping and shipped by Amazon Global.


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2 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. Thank you for this post! I was trying to find out what foods would be better for my diet than the ones I am eating. At least I eat half of these foods, so I’m on the right track. I still need to try green tea.

    1. Hi Camille, thats great and thanks for the feedback. Green tea is full of antioxidants, so swapping a cup or two of coffee, your immune system will thank you for it 🙂

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