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5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


PAKMULE is hands-down the best hitch basket on the market. The 100% aluminum, easy carry, wobble-free, adventure-driven design makes it the perfect carrier for any adventure.

It’s not just a hitch basket, it’s a PAKMULE.


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Product Description

PAKMULE was developed for the outdoorsman who obsesses over high quality, functional gear .  Other carriers on the market were clumsy, heavy, and difficult to use, so we made our own.  It’s big enough to carry all your gear, and in certain configurations, without hindering access to the rear of your SUV.  And its aluminum construction makes it lightweight and easy to carry.

1oo% welded, PAKMULE doesn’t go together with a bucket of bolts when it arrives. Nope, it arrives fully TIG welded and ready to travel.  Once installed, the innovative locking, anti-wobble connection takes over to keep your PAKMULE stable and secure for the long haul.

1oo% Made in U.S.A. by craftsmen who take pride in every detail. When you buy PAKMULE, you know you are supporting American jobs, and American families.

Additional Information

Round Pipe Construction

Pipe construction makes securing your equipment simple, especially when used in conjunction with our MULEstraps. Also makes it easy to carry!

100% Aluminum

100% Aluminum Construction means no paint to chip and no rust to destroy… for a lifetime of low maintenance!

Wobble-Free Design

Threaded shaft and a stainless bolt prevents your basket from dancing while you’re driving. Includes a keyed lock.

Designed for Cargo Doors

Strap down your cooler, load it with ice and choice beverages, and then leave it… all weekend! With PAKMULE you can access your secured cooler and still raise your SUV’s rear hatch to let Hank out to hunt!
*not all coolers have clearance. PAKMULE is designed for a 65 quart cooler and a rear lifting cargo door. Larger/taller coolers will interfere with cargo doors. Each vehicle is different, and its hitch location will determine which cooler sizes work. PAKMULE does not guarantee this access or functionality. Vehicles with swing cargo doors have greater interference (FJ Cruiser, Mercedes G Wagon, Jeep Wranglers, etc). If you have a rear mounted spare tire, such as a jeep wrangler, PAKMULE “The Original” will not fit. PAKMULE Sway-Back was designed specifically for this application. Check it out!If you have any questions about fit or access, please contact PAKMULE.

Made in America

Fully welded in the U.S.A. No bag of bolts for assembly. No child labor. Done right, because it matters.


Weight: 42 pounds
Capacity: 500 pounds
Outside Dimensions: 68.75″ x 28″ x 10.75″
Interior Dimensions: 66.75″ x 26″ x 7.5″


Because PAKMULE is HUGE and fully assembled, it is classified as an oversized item. We ship using UPS freight, however if you are in Houston, you can make arrangements to pick it up at will call. UPS freight is not as fast as ground, and there are some limitations to where they will deliver. If you live in a rural area and have any questions, please contact PAKMULE first.

9 reviews for PAKMULE

  1. :

    After getting two days of travel under my belt using the PAKMULE, I am confident in saying this thing is far superior than all other hitch haul systems on the market. I’ll be honest…I was leery of it at first because of the price. But once you get your hands on it and your gear loaded up, it’s worth every penny. This thing is a huge, rock solid beast!

  2. :

    Awesome product!! Makes life way easier!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The Pakmule is the ultimate hitch basket. Having owned 2 or 3 lesser baskets over the last 15 years, I have truly come to respect what Pakmule has done. Some of the most pro-worthy notes in my opinion : (1) The rounded edges make strapping easy, (2) The basket is over-sized, giving you options to actually use the cargo access on your SUV, (3) Me and my lesser hitch basket have been ticketed before, so I appreciate the license plate space, and of course (4) No wobble on the Pakmule. Seeing the Pakmule in person gives you the appreciation for how well it is constructed. Like the best of your adventure equipment, Pakmule is a lifetime purchase.

  4. 5 out of 5


    We love our Pakmule! As a family of 5, we have a ton of gear and we love how simple it is to hook it up and hit the road. Super sturdy, durable, opens up a ton of space. Highly recommend this product.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Being able to haul a full size ice chest and getting my retriever in my suburban without having to remove a hitch haul has been an incredible convenience with my PAKMULE. No more rattle on the receiver is another plus since that always irritated me with the old hauler i used to have. Well done!

  6. (verified owner):

    Pakmule makes a great product! I would recommend products to anyone. Each product really lives up to the hype. Excellent quality and makes all the difference when your truck is full and you need some extra space. Love it all!

  7. 5 out of 5


    Just a line to let you know that your product is well built and does as advertised. It saved me $300 rental on U Haul and I had it loaded with a 105-110- 120 qt Yeti cooler full of deboned deer meat and ice. I recognize quality because I own a fabrication shop and I also am the resident inspector. The bottom line is you get what you pay for. Thanks Mark F

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    From a bronco(highschool), to a Tahoe(single), and now to Yukon XL(kids)-I have always owned an SUV, never a truck. A quality cargo basket has been essential tool for me over the past 25 years. Some have been better than others for a variety reasons, but none of them were outstanding( too heavy, too light, too tall, unbalanced-etc). Until now, Pakmule is the outstanding cargo basket that SUV owner’s have desperately needed. Any outdoorsmen not investing in one right now is really missing out. Thanks, Matt

  9. (verified owner):

    I have enjoyed using my Pakmule behind my Landcruiser. It holds a lot and is easy to use. One of the best things is that you don’t hear the rattling sound in the receiver hitch as you do with other brands. I highly recommend it to anyone else needing a quality cargo basket. Many thanks, Joe W.

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