When you want to go traveling, biking, or hiking, isn’t it better to bring along a nice pack of food, water, and other equipment? Of course, it is better to bring those things, but the problem is about your bag capacity. If you are using the common and usual backpack, you can fill a lot of stuff, but you probably won’t be able to move freely as its weight will make you suffer. That’s why a lot of companies are trying to invent the best possible backpack for the adventurers like you. In this case, there are two brands which offer you the fantastic hydration backpack, one is the Camelback Mule, and the other is Osprey Raptor 14. Camelbak Mule has been known as one of the balanced hydration backpacks which have a 3-liter water reservoir.
The backpack is very light and compact; the design is also very simple and easy to be used. On the other hand, we also have the Osprey Raptor 14; this backpack is also intended for the harsh journey. What differs Raptor 14 is that Raptor 14 offers more features than Camelbak Mule which are more complicated. However, these features are very well combined with its design which is very simple and cool. So if you are interested in both products, let’s see the comparison below.
Camelbak features are very simple and straightforward. It has the perfect balance between the item cargo and water storage whereas the water storage can be filled with 3 liters of water. It also has the Antidote reservoir which is important for the travelers. Other than that, you can find the easy-open cap, lightweight fill port and the very simple zipper along with some pockets. On the other hand, Osprey Raptor 14 is made 100% from nylon which is quite different from another backpack.
It offers the removable water pouch, five exterior zipper pockets, two exterior multi-function pockets, and one interior multi-function pocket. As we said, these pockets are very complicated when you first use them, but after some time you will get used to them. The storage itself is pretty similar to the Camelbak Mule whereas it also can store up to 3-liter water. It also has the item storage and nice big bladder. There is also a nice magnetic nozzle clip for better usage.
Camelbak Mule offers fewer features than the Raptor 14, but that doesn’t mean that Raptor 14 is better than Mule. The real purpose of this backpack is about its stability and balance. The backpack is very stable as it can be used in many terrains. You can carry it while hiking and biking. The weight is pretty light, and the backpack is also very durable. But most important thing is that Camelbak Mule is very suitable for people who love easy work and don’t like to think too much. Why is that? It is because the design is very simple and you don’t need too much effort to find your item as its pocket is easily noticed. On the opposite, Osprey Raptor 14 is a solid backpack. Not only that Raptor 14 has many functional pockets, but it also has a nice stability along with a big storage. The bladder is decent, and the features are very well-combined. The downside is that Raptor 14 is a little heavier than the Camelbak Mule, and it also proves to be very hot and sweaty when carrying this backpack in our back.
Camelbak Mule vs Osprey Raptor 14
- Made in the USA and Imported
- The iconic M.U.L.E is the perfect balance of cargo and hydration in a feature-rich
- Main 70D x 100D Nylon Shadow
- The front panel floating top pocket
- Side compression straps stabilize loads while lower
Both backpacks are very highly recommended for a long journey which need a lot of equipment. And if you compare both items, Camelbak Mule is slightly better as it has simpler features and an excellent stability. Raptor 14 is somehow not as comfortable as Mule because it is heavier and it is very complicated to search one item. So it is wise enough to say that Camelbak Mule is the right choice.