Product Comparison: Dakine Drafter vs CamelBak M.U.L.E.


General Specifications
Brand
Dakine
CamelBak
Model
Drafter
M.U.L.E.
Origin
China
USA
About the Product
The Drafter 14L meets all your mountain bike backpack needs from hydration to protection in a breathable design. Stay hydrated on the move with the 3-liter Hydrapak reservoir, located on the lumbar for a lower center of gravity, with a high-flow bite valve.
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
100 oz.
100 oz.
Storage Capabilities
Zippered side pocket, Front organizer pocket, Large zippered front, Hydration Compartment, Hipbelt Pockets
Hydration Compartment, Large zippered front, Front organizer pocket, Zippered compartments
Material
Ripstop nylon
Coated ripstop nylon
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dakine Drafter Men's 14L Bike Hydration Backpack
  • The meshy back panel lets life saving air cross over your back and yet keeps the pack stable. Overall the shoulder straps are a huge impovement also in fit.
  • This bag is so solid, so light, its holds everything i need and when I wear it i dont even realize its on.
  • This pack is awesome! It holds everything you would want and feels so light. My back never gets hot riding because of the design.
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 in.
17 in.
Width
12 in.
9.8 in.
Depth
9 in.
8.5 in.
Weight
39 oz.
30 oz.
Features
Torso Length
16-21
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
Tool Pouch, Lifetime Warranty, Magnetic bite valve attachment, Airscape Backpanel, Breathable ergonomic shoulder straps, Compression 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"
Dakine Drafter Men's 14L Bike Hydration Backpack
  • One super cool feature is that the larger pocket has a shelf that separates itself from the reservoir. You can add an extra water reservoir for longer rides.
  • The Dakine Drafter 14L is the perfect fit. It has a lumbar located reservoir accessible from a side zip, with a quick release so it's easy to fill.
  • The way they designed the mesh back to suspend the pack off your back is so key for hot weather, such a good pack and worth every penny.
  • There is a flap of fabric splitting the bottom half of the inner compartment from the top. It closes with velcro and I like it.
  • It does not have a large enough compartment for books. You might be able to stuff a sweatshirt in it, but that's about it. Just not the right bag for me.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
ISO
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
110.00 $


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