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Old 04-26-05, 08:53 PM   #1
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CamelBak Mule

I currently have a CamelBak Razor and I am considering upgrading to a Mule. Anybody have experience with them? My primary concern is how waterproof they are. It's getting close to thunderstorm time and I need something to keep my basic items(cell phone etc) dry during wet rides.
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Old 04-26-05, 10:25 PM   #2
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The best way to keep small items dry is to put them inside zip lock bags. If it's really valuable, use two bags. I don't trust any bag to keep things dry for an extended period of rain.
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The best way to keep small items dry is to put them inside zip lock bags. If it's really valuable, use two bags. I don't trust any bag to keep things dry for an extended period of rain.
Agreed. I even do this with my "waterproof" messenger bag
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they're not...I have one...not much waterproof protection
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More of the same. Ziplock is a good thing.

On the up side, my MULE has survived thousands of miles of punishment.

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I ended up with a Mule by accident because the shop did not have a slightly smaller size which I thought I might need. I decided to go bigger than smaller. It has ended up being one of the most valuable accessories I own. I definitely second the ziplocks mentioned earlier, but I would rate my Mule as 5 out of 5.

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I was the opposite, I wanted the HAWG, settled for the mule...weird world.
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Thanks for the feedback. I never thought of using ziplock bags.
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Thanks for the feedback. I never thought of using ziplock bags.
there is ALWAYS a cheap way to do something that costs alot normally
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I was the opposite, I wanted the HAWG, settled for the mule...weird world.
We were going to get a pair of M.U.L.E.s until my girlfriend discovered that that the place we were ordring them through only had one color on sale. She didn't want them to match so she paid the difference so I could get a Blowfish. Women

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i love my MULE
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I got a MULE and a box full of ziplocs. I just wish I could have got it in the desert camo, like the small camelbak I have.

Just because something is labelled with "water proof", you can never be to safe.
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I have a 9-Year old MULE. Still use it on occasion, but the main zipper doesn't work anymore. I bought a new MULE last year, BTW. It is much harder to load the bladder than the old one, but other than that it's an overall improvement.
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I got a MULE and a box full of ziplocs. I just wish I could have got it in the desert camo, like the small camelbak I have.

Just because something is labelled with "water proof", you can never be to safe.
http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.asp...id=5976&tabID=
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Thanks. that would be a lot easier than how I got the other desert camo one older model of these http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.asp...id=6123&tabID=
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Thanks. that would be a lot easier than how I got the other desert camo one older model of these http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.asp...id=6123&tabID=
Had to go play in the sandbox eh?
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No, unfortunately my eyesight kept me out of the Marine Corps. But my buddy went, He was home on leave and got his hands on the updated version (more loops). He gave me his old one. Also how I got a digi desert camo dump hat.
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