Product Comparison: CamelBak Blowfish vs CamelBak M.U.L.E.


General Specifications
Brand
CamelBak
CamelBak
Model
Blowfish
M.U.L.E.
Origin
China
USA
About the Product
Perfect all-around commuter or trail pack that expands on demand for greater flexibility. With one zip of the expansion panel, your overall cargo volume expands over 40%. And whatever you’re carrying, the air-mesh harness, hip belt and adjustable sternum strap keep your load well-balanced and comfortable.
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.
Key Specs
Type
Backpack
Backpack
Hydration Capacity
70 oz.
100 oz.
Storage Capabilities
Hydration Compartment, Hipbelt Pockets, Large zippered front, Front organizer pocket
Hydration Compartment, Large zippered front, Front organizer pocket, Zippered compartments
Material
Nylon/polyurethane-coated polyester
Coated ripstop nylon
What customers say about "Key Specs"
CamelBak Blowfish 2016 Hydration Pack
  • Very comfortable and hardly noticed wearing it. Used it for lots of short mountain bike rides and is perfect.
  • The reservoir is very easy to put in and out of the pack. This is a good hydration system with plenty of storage.
  • Material is solid and the breathable mesh looks to have a lot of support to keep it off your back/shoulders.
  • Outstanding quality and value! Great for day trips and commuting. Small enough to not weigh much for day trips and expandable to carry extra set of clothes to the office.
  • Some of the stitching came undone on the chest strap causing the buckle to fall off. Otherwise great pack. Fits great and very functional!
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack, 100oz
  • The fit is very comfortable and even after hiking all day the raised padding on the back helps keep your back cool and mostly sweat-free.
  • The pack fits comfortably even when its full of gear. I am always impressed by how much I can fit in the bag. Like I said its perfect for daily outings.
  • I love this pack. It's perfect for short hikes, theme parks. It has a comfortable fit, it's light weight, has awesome storage pockets.
  • The reservoir works great and the pack is very comfortable on long hikes and has thoughtfully-designed storage. Snacks, extra clothing, keys, phone … it will hold it all comfortably.
  • I love the way this pack fits. It's large enough to carry everything you need, but small enough to feel comfortable.
  • Ridged back is absolutely a gimmick though, just as hot and sweaty as a cheap backpack. Hip pockets for easy reach items would be nice.
Size & Weight
Height
19.5 in.
17 in.
Width
8 in.
9.8 in.
Depth
7.5 in.
8.5 in.
Weight
20.5 oz.
30 oz.
Features
Torso Length
17 - 21
17 - 21
Shoulder Straps
Yes
Yes
Waist Strap
Yes
Yes
Tube Portals
Yes
Yes
Quick-Disconnect Tubing
Yes
Yes
Fixation Clip
Yes
Yes
Reservoir Wide-Mouth Opening
Yes
Yes
Extras
Lifetime Warranty, Compression Straps, Antidote™ reservoir, Air Support Back Panel, Adjustable shoulder straps
Crux Reservoir, Magnetic bite valve attachment, Airscape Backpanel, Lifetime Warranty, Compression Straps, Crux On/Off Lever, HydroGuard™ technology, Biostretch Ventilated Hipbelt
What customers say about "Features"
CamelBak Blowfish 2016 Hydration Pack
  • Typical Camelback quality, just taking it with me whether it's bike or hike. Got nice small pockets, and had no issues at all with the bladder, which is 2 liters perfect for me.
  • The greatest feature of this pack versus other packs of this type is the expandable feature. You simply unzip a special zipper and it gives the bag almost twice as much storage space.
  • This thing is seriously perfect for hiking. I did a day hike of about 11 miles and it would have been awful if I didn't have this. It has room for many other things too other than the reservoir.
  • The bladder is well built and spacious, and the spigot is durable and seems sturdy. Plenty of cargo room to store various things even without the special zipper. But it is a great feature.
  • Only complaint is the water blager doesn't lock in place well so you have to fumble with it a bit untill you get the hang of it.
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack, 100oz
  • One of the best features has been the "air director". it's a mesh over some foam pads to create breathable space on your back. It works!
  • The air ventilator design on the back really helps reduce sweat accumulation. The higher pocket is good for phone/Clif bars.
  • The hydration pouch keeps the water nice and cold all day. Very breathable back, never sweaty at the end of the day.
  • I love this thing. It is awesome. I wanted a fairly light weight hydration pack but not too small because I want something more practical. This thing is perfect. It has tons of compartments.
  • The bladder is well built and the magnetic straw attachment works great.
  • The magnetic strap for the tube broke off easily as well. Not protected well against water.
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
110.00 $
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
ISO


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