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    Camel Back Pack

    Any suggestions for a Camel back pack for mountain biking? Let's say around $75.00. Basically looking to carry water, snacks and phone.

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    There are tons price point has a sale on the capo i think for 60 bucks, check amazon. I have the charge 450 and the capo, and a Dakine shuttle. it just depends on what you want to carry and you have roome to expand for when you start adding pads and FF.

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    It's just a color......

    Quote Originally Posted by trdspectacoma View Post
    There are tons price point has a sale on the capo i think for 60 bucks, check amazon. I have the charge 450 and the capo, and a Dakine shuttle. it just depends on what you want to carry and you have roome to expand for when you start adding pads and FF.
    Jenson has the '10 Capo for $40.

    Camelbak The Capo Pack '10 > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    ....or...

    Go with the Don for $50.....it's bigger and you will get free shipping.

    Camelbak The Don Pack '10 > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
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    I'm very happy with camelbak MULE.

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    Get one with a waist strap if you don't want the thing bouncing around on your back.
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    CCMTB is right. MULE has one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memi View Post
    I'm very happy with camelbak MULE.
    +1 love my mule

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    Yep yep... The camelbak mule is great

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    i have a camelback and its great for when i need to pack a ton of crap with me (im the trip mule i get everything people dont have room for), but when im out myself i have a platypus origin 5. The platypus is by far the more comfortable and it has the same 3 liter capacity, i highly recommend trying one out.
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    I prefer my Osprey Manta to my CamelBak Mule because the mesh suspension back noticeably reduces sweat. They're out of your budget, but I'd try to look for similar designs. I was also looking at Deuter Race series when making my purchase which are close to your budget. They weren't as comfortable on me so I went with the Osprey. The CamelBak packs with the N.V. back panels are supposedly nice.

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    a few weeks ago, I picked up a Camelbak Mule NV from Amazon for $74. It's a 2011 model in "sulphur/Graphite" color.

    There's a 2011 Mule NV - Black color on there right now for $89. Might be a little more than you want to spend, but he has the NV panels, 100oz tank, and holds quit a bit of extra crap if you need to pack, etc..

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    i got a camelbak lobo over the summer, holds 3L of water, waist and sternum strap i got it at campmor for 59.99 on sale, my only complaint is that i cant carry too much with me in it, phone, some cliif/nature valley bars, tools, small firstaid kit, and then its about full, id like to get a mule over the summer tho so i could carry a set of sneakers and platform pedals and knee gaurds with me as well

    id go with one of these four for your price range :

    camelbak lobo:
    Camelbak Lobo Hydration Pack '12 > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    camelbak octane:
    Camelbak Octane LR > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    camelbak hoss:
    Camelbak Hoss Pack > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    camelbak mule:
    Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack '12 > Accessories > Hydration > Hydration Packs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    im gonna get either the mule or the hoss for myself sometime this spring/summer for my longer rides
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    I like the L.O.B.O. It's big enough to carry a multi-tool, phone, snacks, tube (the essentials) and plenty of water for a longish ride, but it's still small enough that it doesn't hold me back. The bigger packs like the M.U.L.E. I find to be overkill for a general purpose pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightjunction View Post
    I like the L.O.B.O. It's big enough to carry a multi-tool, phone, snacks, tube (the essentials) and plenty of water for a longish ride, but it's still small enough that it doesn't hold me back. The bigger packs like the M.U.L.E. I find to be overkill for a general purpose pack.
    yeah, i like that it doesnt really move around on your back at all, when i get home ill post a pic of all the crap i have stuffed in it, prob weighs somewhere between 5-10lbs with all the crap in it with a full load of water, im only gonna get a mule for my longer rides, or maybe just get a good backpack with a space for the hydration pack in it so i can use that for school and just swap the one reservoir from the lobo to the other pack for rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by henry9419 View Post
    yeah, i like that it doesnt really move around on your back at all, when i get home ill post a pic of all the crap i have stuffed in it, prob weighs somewhere between 5-10lbs with all the crap in it with a full load of water, im only gonna get a mule for my longer rides, or maybe just get a good backpack with a space for the hydration pack in it so i can use that for school and just swap the one reservoir from the lobo to the other pack for rides
    Good call. I've got both the LOBO and the MULE, and I find I only need the MULE for rides where I want to carry a change of clothes or tools for trail work.
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    MULE all the way! Mine has been through hundreds of rides, rain, sunshine, crashes, cold fluids, warm fluids and it keeps going strong.

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    Another vote for the lobo. Love it

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    Paid top price for the capo when it first came out, great bag! Love the new colors, I have the black one.

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    Camelbak Octane XCT Hydration Pack

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    I have a MULE and a HAWG. I like the HAWG better, but I'm a big ol clyde, so it looks more right on my back. Holds a ton of stuff too.
    I like turtles

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    Thanks!!!

    Thank you everyone for your input. After reading all the responses I narrowed it down to the Camelbak Lobo and the Camelbak 450. After a search with availability & best price, the winner was the 450 at $74.00. Thanks to all.

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    osprey raptor 10 or viper 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Flashback View Post
    Thank you everyone for your input. After reading all the responses I narrowed it down to the Camelbak Lobo and the Camelbak 450. After a search with availability & best price, the winner was the 450 at $74.00. Thanks to all.
    Good Choice I love my 450 super light.

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    Mule is awesomemyou can fit a xl hoodie in expand pocket 3l of water a first aid kit a bottle of bug spray flashlight compass and a small knife,

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    I've used the Lobo for years, but it's more for shorter rides. I recently picked up the MULE NV for longer rides to store more food, shell clothing, etc.

    I'm very happy with both!

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