Valorie wrote a review of CamelBak Mule 12L Backpack on March 29, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I initially bought this for a long day hike at high elevations. The 3L reservoir was plenty for all 12 miles, and the sizes and variety of pockets really helped me keep things organized for my first time using it. I was able to stow a pair of long pants, light jacket, my lunch and snacks, as well as some essentials. I have since used this on many day hikes and on some long bike rides, and it is my go-to pack for outdoor activities when a single water bottle just won't cut it. I've managed to get a couple of small holes on the exterior where I've scraped rocks getting up, down, and through slot canyons, but the rip-stop fabric has kept these from spreading. The pack has worn well for the two years I've used it and stands up to washing on the gentle cycle when it gets grimy. I'd definitely buy another when this wears out!