CamelBak® Expands Legendary M.U.L.E. Family with Spring 2023 Mountain Bike Collection

April 19, 2023

The all-new M.U.L.E.® 5 Waist Pack and redesigned Mini M.U.L.E.® offer riders of all ages a hydration pack for hitting the trail this spring

PETALUMA, Calif. (April 19, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – CamelBak®, the global leader in award-winning personal hydration products, launches all-new and redesigned members in its legacy line of M.U.L.E. hydration packs as part of its Spring 2023 collection. These new models include the M.U.L.E.® 5 Waist Pack and Mini M.U.L.E.® hydration pack, which round out the M.U.L.E. collection with sustainably-made models for adults and young riders alike.

“The M.U.L.E. collection is synonymous with CamelBak’s mountain bike hydration pack lineage and we’re excited to not only grow the namesake with a completely new model but also have fine-tuned our kid’s offering to match the demands of today’s early youth and small-framed riders alike,” says Jeffrey Tomasi, senior product manager at CamelBak. “We’ve seen many riders transition to using a hip pack because of its versatility in a lighter package, making our new hip pack a worthy companion for those setting out on their local trails, or on bigger rides. Additionally, our redesigned kids pack is perfect for little riders looking to explore further on the bike or on foot.”

The original M.U.L.E. hydration pack was introduced in 1996 and quickly became a staple among the mountain bike community. Since then, the pack has evolved into a family of bags built to meet the demands of mountain bike progression and has remained one of CamelBak’s top-selling collections. Designed for self-supported trail rides, M.U.L.E. stands for “medium to ultra-long endeavors.”

M.U.L.E.® 5 Waist Pack

As the first hip pack to join the M.U.L.E. family, the all-new M.U.L.E. 5 Waist Pack (MSRP $90) provides riders with a streamlined way to carry all the essentials and stay hydrated on all-day cycling adventures. Staying true to the capabilities that M.U.L.E. hydration packs are well-known for, this new waist pack is loaded with smart features that allow you to hit the trail confidently.

Designed to carry 1.5-liters of water and everything needed for a full day on the trail, the M.U.L.E. 5 Waist Pack features a comfortable Air Support™Back Panel for maximum ventilation, paired with a Crux® lumbar reservoir with a magnetic Tube Trap™for easy hydration on the go. Bringing along ride essentials is made simple with a large main compartment with integrated tool storage, storage pockets on the hip belt, a bungee overflow system for an extra layer, and two stretch pockets on the sides so the user can opt for bottles or the reservoir for varied hydration needs. When less is needed, cargo compression straps help to cinch down the pack to keep the contents secure and close to the body.

Constructed of durable materials, the M.U.L.E. 5 is built for rugged environments, season after season. CamelBak utilized recycled 200D nylon ripstop to keep the weight low while providing abrasion resistance and guarding contents against light weather and wet trail conditions. For rides that share the road, CamelBak added points of reflectivity for added visibility in low-light conditions. The M.U.L.E. 5 Waist Pack is the perfect companion for people looking to streamline their ride kit in a comprehensive and low-bulk hydration pack.

Kid’s Mini M.U.L.E.

Returning with a fresh redesign, the Mini M.U.L.E. (MSRP $60) is the perfect small hydration pack for kids and compact-framed people who want a minimal ride pack. This durable and sustainably built pack offers just enough space to bring along everything needed for a great ride, without any unnecessary weight.

Available in 10 fun and energetic colors for any personality, the Mini M.U.L.E. can haul up to 1.5-liters of water for ample hydration on adventures near and far. A main zippered compartment holds larger gear, while a smaller zippered pocket with a mesh interior pocket helps keep little essentials organized. An added stretch overflow pocket is perfect for shedding a spare layer when things warm up.

Built to be tough and durable to withstand the rigors of a kid’s adventures, this compact hydration pack is constructed with recycled 200D poly fabric, so it easily sheds stains and holds up to rocks and dirt with ease. To keep riders cool while on the move, breathable air mesh was utilized in the back panel and shoulder strap harness. For added safety, CamelBak incorporated reflectivity for low light conditions and built a whistle into the sternum strap to signal for help or alert someone on the trail ahead. While the Mini M.U.L.E. namesake may imply small, it is a capable partner for big adventures.

The new CamelBak M.U.L.E. bike hydration products, as well as the rest of CamelBak’s spring 2023 collection, are available now at www.CamelBak.com and at authorized CamelBak resellers. For more information about CamelBak, please visit www.CamelBak.com.

Please direct CamelBak media inquiries to Account Manager, Eric Hockman at eric@outsidepr.com.


About CamelBak: Founded in 1989, CamelBak® invented the hands-free hydration category and is the global leader in personal hydration gear. CamelBak is achieving its mission to continually reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform by offering a mix of award-winning products that include everything from technical hydration packs to reusable bottles. For more information about CamelBak, please visit https://www.camelbak.com.