- All day hydration / backpacks
I have had for years an old Camelback Mule… This one..
When the 3l bladder was full, it struggled to hold much more than a waterproof and butties. So after replacing it with something that can comfortably handle a full bladder, butties, fleece and waterproof.
Merlin seem to have some good deals on the 2011 Camelbacks, and was wondering about the new mule… anyone got any experience of how much they actually hold ?
Alternatively what would you guys recommend ?
Thanks all!Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
I use a Vaude Splash Air 20+5. It’s got loads of room in it, has an expandable bit, waterproof cover. The best bit for me is the curved back pad that stops your back getting too sweaty.
It doesn’t have loads of clever pockets and stuff, but there is enough for most things.
The Osprey bags look really good too.Posted 6 years agoTeetosugarsSubscriber
I’ve got that one Dave…
It’s ok, but not great.. I know I’m a Largerthanyouraverage™ rider, but I dunno, just not really loving it.Posted 6 years ago
I think you’d struggle to get a waterproof & fleece in it.
It’s weird, has the same capacity as my Osprey Talon, but I struggle to get the same kit in it?
Gotta be said, I much prefer my Osprey Talon.MackemMember
Looks a good deal, I have an earlier model and it’s nice.Posted 6 years agoStuESubscriberuser-removedMember
+1 for a Deuter. I had a Mule, but got frustrated by the fact that once my camera (with a small prime lens attached) was in there, I could barely get anything else in it. The Deuter is comparitively massive – swallows tools, jacket, lunch and whatever else I might need. It has a helmet net which stows away when not needed, and the waterproof cover doubles up as a seat when the ground’s wet.
Mine’s getting on for two years old now (at least) and still going strong. It’s also very, very comfortable.Posted 6 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
+1 for the Osprey Talon. I’ve got the 22 which I use for big days out and walking. Well made, clever design features and a mesh thing that holds the pack away from your back to reduce sweat. It’s a bit big for most days out, but excellent compression system makes that a non issuePosted 6 years ago
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