- Camelbak MULE
Is that the one with the funny stiff back bit? I have one in Essex White (well, a bit mouldy now) but I never liked it as much as my older MULE. Fits enough in, just doesn’t sit very well on the back.
Going to take a look at the new ones that hold the bladder closer to your waist, think they might be more comfy.Posted 3 years agooliwbMember
I moved over to Osprey from an old Camelback (Blowfish?) for this exact same reason…..there’s no way I would go back now. The Osprey’s are extremely well designed and made. I can simply drop in a full bladder even when the bag itself is totally full – no way that would’ve happened with any of my Camelbacks I’ve owned over the years…..Posted 3 years agoiaincSubscriber
put the baldder in last. I have a newish one, but also had a few older ones. My Mule nornmally has between 2 and 3 l of water, then in teh next pocket : 2 tubes, pump, shcok pump, spares pouch, insulating tape, knife/pliers Gerber thing, some choccy bars. In the outside pocket : multitool, chain tool, some tissues and a pair of disposable gloves.
Can easily and often pop a gilet or waterproof in too.Posted 3 years ago
oliwb – Member
I can simply drop in a full bladder even when the bag itself is totally full – no way that would’ve happened with any of my Camelbacks I’ve owned over the years…..
The newer Camelback bladders have a internal join so they retain their shape better, less of an issue on modern bladdersPosted 3 years ago
I’ve been using an Osprey Raptor 6 for a while, and it’s great, except it rubs my back quite annoyingly. I tried to go back to the Mule but the shape reminded my why I stopped using it.
Now I’m looking for something else about the same size, that’s not sausage shaped or an Osprey.
Had a look at an Evoc 10, but the waist strap sat right across my stomach, which p1ssed me right off.
iainc – So would you say newer Mules are less sausage-like? (I’ve got a new bladder but it doesn’t seem to help with my old one.)Posted 3 years ago
I’ve got a Mule from about 2010 (with the new bladder, the one with the ‘baffle’). I like the bag, but not the sausage shape it adopts with anything over a liter of water (that and the fact that nothing will fit into the bag with this amount of water).
Are newer Mules any less rotund?Posted 3 years agoiaincSubscriber
iainc – So would you say newer Mules are less sausage-like? (I’ve got a new bladder but it doesn’t seem to help with my old one.)
yes, definately. The internal dividers retain the bladder in a better shape and its easy to put in when fullish even when the bag storage area are loaded.Posted 3 years ago
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