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Offline 4x4TampaTaco

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Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« on: August 04, 2009, 06:53:46 PM »
  Hey guys, been looking for a hydration pack with some storage.  I like the Lobo and Chaos. What's the opinion on these 2 packs? I looked at the Mule, sucker is huge. That's for like a 3 day camp out lol.  The lobo carries 100 oz & 200 Cubic inches of cargo.  the Chaos carries 70 oz & 580 Cubic inches of cargo.  Both are about the same price.  I checked the MTBR reviews and both seem well liked.

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 06:55:18 PM »
Get one with a 100oz bladder.  You'll thank me later.  8)
 
Although you may think the cubic inch storage of the Lobo is a lot, it runs out quick when you carry things you may need on the trail.
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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 06:58:37 PM »
Go with what TTT said...you'll appreciate the extra 30oz's. 

www.chainlove.com has had some similar Dakine packs up recently for good prices.
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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 07:00:52 PM »
+ 1 on the 100oz.
I have an 11 year old Blowfish and the thing has been bombproof. Cant speak for other types and brands but I will go with a similar Camelback when the time comes.......
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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 07:07:41 PM »
MULE may look huge, but when the bladder is 100% full it loses quite a bit of storage capacity in the main pouch.  You may run into the same issues with the smaller Camelbaks...something to take into consideration if you plan on throwing in a few tools, tubes, food, keys, etc.

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 07:19:11 PM »
One other positive about the MULE when it's full of water and tools, etc--it softens the impact when you hit the ground on your back.  ;D
 
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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 08:32:32 PM »
I want to carry a pump, tube and some wrenches, power bars and my wallet & keys. Dam it. You guys know to much lol. I'll give the mule another look.  Thanks to the swamp membership discount at some local shops it makes it competitive with online shopping.

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 08:45:49 PM »
Nashbar has the Blowfish on closeout for $39.99

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 09:03:15 PM »
+1 on the blowfish
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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 09:04:50 PM »
+1 To what Alan said, and for better or worse to what TripleT had to offer. Endo not so bad-o with my Mule. I thought the thing was gonna be too big as well, but comes in real handy, especially out at Boyette where you do not come back and visit your car or truck during the ride. Absolutely get one with a 3 liter bladder no matter what, especially right now as it is Africa hot. I'm a pretty small guy and the Mule does not feel big at all. Other than my bike, best purchase I have made since becoming addicted to this sport.

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2009, 09:05:51 PM »
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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2009, 09:06:26 PM »
MULE may look huge, but when the bladder is 100% full it loses quite a bit of storage capacity in the main pouch.  You may run into the same issues with the smaller Camelbaks...something to take into consideration if you plan on throwing in a few tools, tubes, food, keys, etc.

Still have my Mule from way back.. Bladder with a patch and a seal that leaks.. but i love the damn thing..

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2009, 09:18:17 PM »
Done deal.  Ordered a Orange & Black standard Mule. Thanks guys. Onto more things... like a computer gizmo. I guess I should start  new thread.

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 10:20:20 PM »
mule rules! 8)

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Re: Opinions on these two CamelBaks?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 11:26:33 PM »
I love my bottles  :D

 

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