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CamelBak® Announces Greatest Redesign to the M.U.L.E.® Hydration Pack in Over 20 Years

PETALUMA, Calif. (August 3, 2016) – CamelBak®, the originator and global leader in personal hydration, announces the largest design update to the world’s most iconic hydration pack. CamelBak launched the M.U.L.E. in 1996 and has continuously redefined what a premium hydration pack should be ever since. Why redesign the most popular hydration pack after 20 years of success? The M.U.L.E. LR 15 is designed with innovative CamelBak Low Rider™ technology, which features a specially designed lumbar reservoir. This provides a lower center  of gravity and increased stability by putting water weight low and on the hips for more comfort and mobility. Every Low Rider pack is specially designed with compression webbing that runs from the waist belt through the reservoir compartment and around the reservoir itself, allowing  for direct compression of the reservoir for maximum stability. It also gives the rider the ability to maintain proper compression as the volume decreases during the ride.

“I have tested CamelBak packs for years,” said Ben Cruz of Whyte Bikes USA. “I’m super excited about the new M.U.L.E. LR because I asked if CamelBak could merge the M.U.L.E. NV and Low Rider packs into one bag. That is exactly what they did and it is the best pack I’ve ever worn.”

CamelBak is also updating the H.A.W.G.® LR 20 and L.U.X.E.® LR 14 as part of this growing movement to Low Rider, both of which hold their own clout in the mountain bike community. The H.A.W.G., M.U.L.E. and L.U.X.E. come with a ventilated Air Foil™ back panel, rain cover, helmet carry and magnetic tube trap. Each include the new 100 oz., 3L CamelBak Crux™ Lumbar Reservoir that provides 20 percent more water per sip for faster hydration.

“We ask our mountain bike athletes to ride, evaluate and torture test all of our designs and prototypes and that is exactly what they do,” said Jon Austen, Senior Director of Product at CamelBak. “When we explored a dramatic update to our number one pack, the M.U.L.E., we were hesitant to change something with so much success behind it.  When Ben asked for exactly what we were considering, we knew it was the right decision.”

Available in October 2016, the complete Mountain Bike Low Rider collection includes the Palos™ LR 4, Skyline™ LR 10, Solstice™ LR 10, L.U.X.E.® LR 14, M.U.L.E. ® LR 15 and H.A.W.G.® LR 20. Like all CamelBak products, the entire Mountain Bike Low Rider collection is covered by the CamelBak Got Your Bak™ Lifetime Guarantee.

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About Vista Outdoor Inc.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information, visit or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at


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