Product Comparison: CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. vs CamelBak Scout

General Specifications
Mini M.U.L.E.
About the Product
This pack has grownup features—1.5 liters of water, a bike tool organizer pocket, and zippered compartments for layers and essentials— in a package that fits younger explorers. We’ve also added reflective strips and a safety whistle to make kids easy to spot on the trail.
The Scout is a full-featured hiking pack designed specifically for younger explorers, with a safety whistle, name patch, and bright, kid-friendly colors. With a short torso length, it's tailor-made for preschoolers and grade-school students. The pack includes an essentials pocket, a wicking mesh back panel, 1.5 liter Crux reservoir, and two side pockets.
Key Specs
Hydration Capacity
50 oz.
50 oz.
Storage Capabilities
Hydration Compartment, Stretch Overrflow Pocket, Large zippered front
Hydration Compartment, Side pockets, Transparent external pocket, Large zippered front
200-D polyester
200-D polyester
What customers say about "Key Specs"
CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack, 50oz
  • This doesn’t have much storage for packing snacks or a lunch, but it is such a great size for a little hiker- my 5 year old is able to now carry in and out her own water which is awesome.
  • This pack sits squarely centered on his back for his size and provides a little adjustment to expand when he gets taller.
  • The bag is nice, just enough room for small things you might need on a day hiking or biking expidition.
  • This is the perfect fix; just big enough to be useful, not too big for a little kid. The shoulder straps are sized appropriately and they are comfortable.
  • This is the perfect size pack for a my pre-teen boys. The storage is perfect size for a light packed lunch/snacks for a day hike or ride.
  • My only issue is with the straps. They are made of a mesh-like material banded together with simply white nylon piping seams. It`s not secure enough.
CamelBak Scout 2018 Kid's Hydration Pack, 50oz
  • It’s a perfect size for my 6yr old, and honestly I could use it too. It’s really good quality.
  • This one is absolutely perfect for your young child up through early teen. It is super high quality and works great.
  • Small pouch in front is not deep so it's easier to access things like a cell phone or keys or wallet.
  • The pack is perfect in that application, and is very well made. It's also small enough that neither you or you child can pack it too heavy for a few miles on the trails.
  • While we love the hydration pack idea, there were no directions or videos on how to get the hydration pack out and back in. I think Camelbak should include detailed directions.
Size & Weight
14 in.
14.6 in.
7.5 in.
10.2 in.
7.7 in.
9.4 in.
7 oz.
11 oz.
Torso Length
Shoulder Straps
Waist Strap
Tube Portals
Quick-Disconnect Tubing
Fixation Clip
Reservoir Wide-Mouth Opening
Lifetime Warranty, Low-profile design, Safety whistle, Airscape Backpanel, For kids
Crux Reservoir, Crux On/Off Lever, Safety whistle, Airscape Backpanel, Lifetime Warranty, For kids, Emergency whistle
What customers say about "Features"
CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack, 50oz
  • It dont leak, it aren't too heavy for my children and they can pack a snack, extra socks and a small toy too.
  • There’s a quality pouch, pocket, zipper, stitch, strap, valve, bladder or whistle exactly where they need to be.
  • Zipper pocket and a larger accommodating pocket for gear. Has stabilizing straps so it doesn't move all over the place when you ate carrying a full load.
  • Camelback as always has good quality and this one will hopefully last as long as some of the other ones we have.
  • One issue we've had is some leaking, but this has only happened a couple of times. Not sure why it has leaked as we have been careful to ensure the opening is tightly screwed closed.
CamelBak Scout 2018 Kid's Hydration Pack, 50oz
  • It's also great because we can pack some snacks, a phone charger and if it get's hot, we can delayer and put them in the backpack.
  • The small hydration bladder is just the right size for kids on the move, and the chest strap buckle has a built in emergency whistle if they get jumpy or need your attention.
  • The front pouch can hold a little toy and there is a place to slide a name tag into as well which is a smart feature!
  • Clip along the front of the backpack for snug fit. That is a must and a great feature on any backpack.
  • Mesh pouches on both sides are great for water bottles. Pouch for water is a great size and could be solid even for a much longer 10 mile hike.
  • My only complaint is that it seems a little small. I am worried my kid will outgrow it fast.
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
50.00 $
60.00 $

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