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Camelbak Hawg vs Mule


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Hi All

 

Does anyone have a view on which 3litre pack is better for mountain biking.

Can get a great deal on a Hawg but not sure if its too bulky for non-all day rides??

 

 
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found you can get enough in the mule, and it's ok for shorter rides. if memory serves, the pockets and compartments expand on the hawg, so it's not too bulky.

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3L Blowfish also expands, works great, can fit loads of stuff in the back, if you don't need the space just zip up the big compartment.

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Mule packs MORE than enough for a day ride. I always forget to take out stuff and end up with too many things in mine.

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Between those two definately the MULE. Takes more than wnough gear for a full day ride. Good quality, with enough small pockets/compartments to sort your stuff.

HAWG is too big. Closer to an overnight bag.
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It seems the MULE is the gold standard in hydration packs these days - asked around and everybody agrees on the MULE. I personally ended up ordering the SCUDO from CRC because it is based on the MULE & BLOWFISH. Sells for nearly half the price of the MULE.

 

See the HAWG is a monster bag, but should be just big enough for my wife to cycle around the block - you know, everything including the kitchen sink being packed in.

 

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I would go for the MULE. I have had mine for about 3 years now. Big enough for whatever you want to do.

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Ive had a HAWG since 2001, and i still use it frequently. Its is a big bag to ride with, but I used to use it to communte to work and back, to carry my clean shirts / lunch etc.

 

Its a great peice of kit, but may be a little big for everyday riding. Its great on an orienteering kind of event, or an adventure race. I tend to use it more now as a daypack, as my hand luggage on overseas trips, or somewhere to keep my expensive cameras etc while travelling. I have however moved on to the 'Honcho' which is a much bigger Camelbak bag designed for snowboarding that sportmans warehouse had on sale a about a year back. Now that is a great bag for travelling!

 

Ive never used a MULE, so i cant compare, but the HAWG is a great bag if you need the space.

 

Zaskar2009-05-18 06:02:00

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