Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: CamelBak Mule

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    My Bikes
    Trek5000
    Posts
    950
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

  2. #2
    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    5,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  3. #3
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    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

  4. #4
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    they're not...I have one...not much waterproof protection
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  5. #5
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    More of the same. Ziplock is a good thing.

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

    CE
    mine is also going strong, including the daily slinging off my back.
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    New Zealand
    My Bikes
    2004 Giant OCR3, 2003 Giant Upland (mtb)
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

    Andy
    He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

  7. #7
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was the opposite, I wanted the HAWG, settled for the mule...weird world.
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    My Bikes
    Trek5000
    Posts
    950
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the feedback. I never thought of using ziplock bags.

  9. #9
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TomM
    Thanks for the feedback. I never thought of using ziplock bags.
    there is ALWAYS a cheap way to do something that costs alot normally
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  10. #10
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    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

    5 years later they're still going strong

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Point Loma-San Diego, CA
    Posts
    42
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i love my MULE

  12. #12
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  14. #14
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    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=

  15. #15
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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=

  16. #16
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,082
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    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?

  17. #17
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •