Rated4out of5bytschaferfromGreat pack for longer rides.For mountain biking I have two packs, this and a smaller one. This is great for all-day rides, just barely enough space to squeeze your tools, tube, spare little parts and a ton of snacks.
The pockets are really well-designed, there's a big main cargo area, a quick access/stash pocket for your helmet (when loading out to the car) or your jacket on the ride, a tools/parts organizing pocket, a couple nice quick-access pockets, and a fleece-lined pocket at the top for your phone/ipod.
You do have to take the bladder halfway out to fill it, but that's expected on a pack with lots of cargo space. The new 1/8th turn cap makes filling really easy.
What does the NV model include that the standard Mule doesn't? Improved back ventilation, a few extra little pockets, and a must for me— a bright, retractable rain cover. Haven't seen yet how water-resistant the pack is without the cover, but it's and added level of brightness for commuting.
If you really pack a LOT of stuff on your ride or you're out for more than 5 hours, you might want a Hawg instead.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated4out of5bywsp28494fromMy new bucket buddyI use this product at my work as a power lineman. It hangs on a bucket hook when I'm working and is awesome at keeping me hydrated without having to stop working. I keep a headlamp and binoculars in it for storms and night work. The only real problem I have with it is that the main pouch loses a lot of storage when you fill the water bladder up. Other than that, this is a great product. Got it with a gift card.
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated5out of5byDiamondBack Joefrom"I would buy this product again"Great NV Camelback... 2nd Camelback I've owned!
Date published: 2012-10-09
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