There's a reason this is one of our bestselling, longest-running packs: it's got everything you need, and nothing you don't. The M.U.L.E. has a narrow-gauge design that keeps it light and maneuverable,so even when it's fully loaded for a day of mountain biking, it won't get in your way. The latest edition is built around the brand new Crux reservoir, which is even easier to load and refill, and delivers more water with every sip.
Since we launched the first M.U.L.E. in 1996, mountain bikers have been telling us that it hits the sweet spot of size vs. storage: it's lightweight, but big enough to carry three liters of water and a day's worth of snacks and gear. Over the years, we've also added air channels to keep your back cool, universal helmet hooks, and clever compartments for stashing tools, keys and electronics. The latest version also features a magnetic tube trap that snaps easily into place, so you can hydrate without taking your eyes off the trail.
Hydration Capacity: 3L / 100 oz
Total Capacity: 12L / 500 cu in
Total Weight: 1 lb 5 oz / 620 g (pack only)
Dimensions: 45.5 x 22 x 22.5 cm / 17.9 x 8.7 x 8.9 in
We recommend wiping your pack with a damp cloth to remove dirt. If the pack is extremely dirty and needs a deeper cleaning, soak it in cool or warm water with a very mild soap. Rinse the pack thoroughly with cool water. If soap residue remains in the fabric, it may create suds if exposed to water or sweat.
DO NOT wash your pack in a washing machine. Machine washing may damage the pack or affect the integrity of the fabric and fasteners, and will void the Got Your BakGuarantee.
The best way to care for your reservoir is to clean and dry it after every use, especially if you fill the reservoir with anything other than water. However, if a reservoir has not been cleaned after every use, and mold or discoloration develops:
1. Use hot water and a CamelBak Cleaning Tablet. Or use 2 tablespoons of baking soda or bleach instead of CamelBak Cleaning Tab. Mix the solution inside your reservoir and elevate the reservoir above the tube and Big Bite Valve. Pinch the bite valve, allowing the solution to flow into the drink tube and fill the bite valve.
2. Let the reservoir and cleaning solution sit in the reservoir and drink tube for about 30 minutes.
3. Wash the reservoir with hot water and mild soap. Be sure to completely rinse away the cleaning solution in the reservoir and drink tube before using again. You can also use CamelBak brushes from our Cleaning Kit to scrub your reservoir and drink tube. Brushes are the best way to ensure you are scrubbing all of the areas of the reservoir clean.
4. Once the reservoir is clean, be sure to air dry overnight so no moisture is trapped inside, which can cause mold to grow.
These steps will make your reservoir safe for use. If there are still spots left behind, these are permanent mold stains that may not be removable. However, your reservoir is still safe and usable after you've cleaned it.
CamelBak water bottles and hydration packs have a reputation for their superior design, ergonomics, performance and quality. Offering lightweight storage, CamelBack hydration packs are comfortable and sit stably on your back, while the drink bottles are easy to clean and refill with useful features such as air channels designed to keep your water cool. You can trust CamelBak products to be comortable, durable and to keep your fluids high.