Premium full-day narrow-gauge mountain bike pack for long rides in any weather with plenty of room for gear.
Total Capacity: 15L (12L + 3L Reservoir)
Pack Only Weight: 0.86kg
Dimensions: 45 x 21 x 24.5cm
Back Panel: NV™
Harness: D-Fit Suspension™
Belt: Fixed 20mm with cargo pockets
Four point compression
Bike tool organizer pocket
Dual waist belt pockets
Integrated rain cover
FABRIC SPECS: 70D Diamond Clarus & 420 Nylon with DWR + 1000mm PU
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Just got back from completing Trans Provence 2014 using this pack. Great piece of kit. Comfortable, even when packed full of 3 litres of water, food, spares. tools and all the other stuff you need for 10-12 hour days on the bike.
Mr Mc Donald
A great little back pack for any use where a little more gear than normal may be required. Lots of useful compartments and great padding that allows sufficient airflow to the back.
I'm really pleased with the Mule. I wanted a bigger pack with a 3l bladder. Nearly went for the Spark, but was drawn to the NV venting. Its still warm on your back but its a great design. I use it all the time now on the trails ,the built in fluorescent rain cover is great for visibility when you hit the tarmac.
A very practical bag, big enough to hold most gear and if not full, it can be compressed with the straps incorporated.
This bag is superb!! I bought the Mule for a 60k bike ride to make sure I had enough liquid and space to take everything I wanted, which my current 2 litre Fox pack did not have. The room in the pack is enormous, great separate sections to store gels, flapjacks, your keys, wallet and extra layers and more plus helmet hooks during travel. There is also a lined pocket for your phone which gives it extra protection and the new padded design on the back is brilliant for maintaining an airflow between the pack and your back. The flow from the reservoir is so much better than my other bag and there are no drips when it hangs due to the closed design. Minor negative is the bladder is harder to wash/dry not being a design that can be turned inside out but a cleaning kit will sort that problem. As a functional bladder it is certainly the best I have had, and for a 3 litre, due to its long design does not bulk up when full as much as others. The built in rain cover is a great bonus as are the nice touches of pockets on the waist straps for gels etc. I Highly recommend this bag.
I spent some time researching hydro packs. I wanted a day pack large enough to carry tools, first aid kit, personal belongings and of course something to drink and a pack small enough to not notice the load on board. The M.U.L.E NV is just perfect! With the pack loaded, it sits on your back on four feet designed to allow airflow to circulate at the contact points. No hot spots and it moulds to your back brilliantly to the point that you forget you have a pack on.
The hydration bladder and bite valve are equally brilliant in use. I can not say enough good things about this pack. I love it!!
I bought this bag for skiing and cycling, wanting something small, but able to hold all my stuff that I need when out and about for a whole day of activity. It also had to have the 'hydration system'.
This is an excellent bag. It's very comfortable to wear even when being extremely active as it has the right straps in the right places. It also looks quite good
The 10l capacity for carrying stuff is well thought out and very accessible, and is easy to organise into say extra layers, snacks, camera and wallet etc. and the two small pockets on the waist straps are very good for the likes of the mobile or an mp3 player etc. The helmet clips are useful too, as they provide a very secure place for your helmet without having to find space inside the bag.
The bladder is nice an accessible, it's robust and it's easy to fill. It's also very easy to drink from with the mouthpiece able to be placed just right for my mouth. A 3L capacity is great to keep going all day.
I wish it wasn't quite so expensive (hence 4* and not 5*), but to get something this practical, this size and with a good hydration system it seems that you have to pay a bit more.
Great new design...plenty of storage room, outstanding shoulder and back "air-though" system, and comfortable.... Keep up the good work Camelbak.
And thanks for great price MC Ltd.
Brian - USA.
Well made and designed. The NV is very comfortable but I doubt it will keep you much cooler in summer.
It is the perfect size for me. Water, tools, food, gloves, jacket, keys, phone, wallet and still has space for a little more. It is also very light.
Having owned an older Camelbak which was great in every way bar comfort, I was skeptical about ordering without seeing this in the flesh! Turns out, I shouldn't have been!
The D-link system allows the straps to angle perfectly on your shoulders, and the sliding chest strap can be positioned perfectly! The real win is the new NV system though, the back is kept away from your back via the NV pads, which channel air comfortably around the back!
Don't forget the great value this represents too! 3l bladder and integrated raincover and more adjustment than your grans hip!
Perfect size for days out with a 3 litre bladder which is easy to remove, plenty of space for kit in many of its pockets, handy little pocket at the top of the bag for your mobile phone. The helmet clips are a great idea so no need to carry it when your not riding. Well worth the extra few quid over the standard Mule for the comfortable ventilation pads and the rain cover which is zipped in a compartment at the bottom of the bag.
A Great back pack with plenty of space and organisation/pockets for tools etc . Nice comfy fit with plenty of air flow and after a while forgot I was wearing it . Looking forward to plenty more rides out wearing this product, well done camelbak !
Lovely backpack for longer rides, it's really well made and you can fit everything in you could possibly need for a full day of riding.
If your like me and like to be safe and pack plenty of tools, spares, food, waterproofs etc. and still have room for more then this is definitely for you!
Superb product. Well made, many pockets for stuff and very adjustable when on to get an ideal fit.