Review: Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E Hydration Pack

Young boy sitting on rock overlooking a lake by Lake Tahoe in California

Do you need a product that will help your kids be independent on the trail? Do you need them to be able to carry their own water and be responsible for themselves? Look no further! This pack is for you. Time to start letting your kids do some of the hard work. These packs are great for toddler age on up to age 10 or 11 due to their size. So check it out!

Two young kids with hydration backpacks on a hike by Lake Tahoe


  • Perfect size and fit for kids from toddler to approximately age 10-12

  • Hydration pack holds 1.5L of water perfect for small hikes and bike rides

  • Mesh arm straps breathable for maximum comfort in high heat

  • Small pockets allow for small storage of snacks

  • On/off valve for hydration pack prevents leakage

  • Easy to open/close valve to fill hydration pack

  • Hook to hold hydration pack up so as not to fall down with weight of water

  • Whistle on straps for emergencies

  • Front strap allows to maximum comfort and no slippage while walking/riding

  • Fun colors/style for kids to choose from

  • Reflective Straps for visibility in low light situations

  • Very light weight to start

  • Mouth piece to hydration pack/tube is easily replaceable when damaged or dirty


  • Mouth piece can break down easily if kid chews on it while using

  • Can be difficult to clean if the insides get dirty or moldy

Young girl sitting on rock leaning back as she wears her Camelbak hydration backpack

Bottom line is that this little pack is great for kids! It’s so easy to use, and this little pack is great for young ones that want to carry their own water and snacks while on a day trip. They are very stylistic and useful for the do-it-yourself kid or the parent that wants to teach independence on the trail. Great features in case of emergencies and if child gets lost while on a hike or in the dark/dusk.

You can check it out here! Mini M.U.L.E pack

Do you have other kids backpacks you enjoy using? Tell me about it in the comments!

Adventure on,


P.S. You may like my post The Top 5 Things You Need on Your Next Hiking Adventure and How Fearless Kid-Free Adventures Can Help Your Family Time