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  1. Librarian75

    First Camino in May/June

    Hello! My partner and I will be walking the Camino Frances, starting in Pamplona, from May 18- July 4. My questions are in terms of weather: 1- I have a pair of North Face fleece running tights that fit perfectly and are really comfortable, but I wonder if those would be too hot for May and...
  2. weiho

    clothing for the Camino between Sept and Oct.

    Hello everyone! I am planing my first Camino and wondering how many layers of cloth I need to have to keep me warm. I will start from St Jean on 25th Sept and hopefully arrive Santiago at the end of October. I will try to bring the minimum but at the same time keep me warm. I have a very...
  3. Mark T17

    Weather & Clothing - September 2017

    Hi all, I'm booked and ready to leave SJPDP on 16 September for SDC. One issue which I am still grappling with is clothing, I'm checking weather forecasts for towns all along the Camino and this forum for tips, but seems like the best I can do is prepare for 4 seasons in 1 day. I live in...
  4. Hamish72

    Don't sweat the packing list

    Our latest post is aimed at those pilgrims looking for help with the packing list. We have including comments on how useful we found each item and what we took but shouldn't have. http://www.2checkingout.com/camino-de-santiago/2017/5/18/the-ultimate-camino-packing-list-2017 One of the...
  5. C

    T Shirts

    Hi there! The equipment list suggests two t shirts. Presumably, these are the main walking shirts? So are people using ordinary cotton t-shirts? Or some special wicking material? Now doesn't cotton take forever to dry after washing? And doesn't the sweat just cling to the fabric for hours...
  6. Rossco

    Shorts or long pants?

    I am planning on walking the Camino Portugues from Lisbon in mid March next year. Can anyone advise me if it will be warm enough to wear shorts. Thanks for any info.
  7. B

    Camino thoughts from a man in a kilt

    Greetings one and all. I am about a month back from my walk on the Camino Frances. I took the time as there are a large number of thoughts rioting around inside my head. First of all, every man should walk the Camino in a kilt. Socially and physically. I met all sorts of people...there must...
  8. R

    Clothes needed in october

    Hi My mate and I will be cycling the Camino Frances during October. 1. Can I just use comfortable trainers, given that we'll be cycling with open pedals, or would you recommend something more specialised? 2. We'll be travelling throughout October. What clothing would you recommend we should...
  9. Kanga

    Supplex Nylon or Macabi skirt available locally?

    I'm in love with my Macabi skirt, purchased from another forum member, but having been used daily by me on the Camino del Norte and the Camino Francés it is getting a bit worn. I really want another one but buying direct from the maker is prohibitively expensive - they want $60 freight. So...
  10. N

    Merino or Quick Dry Wicking tops????

    Help. I have read so many threads & picked up plenty of great ideas. However, I am still confused... I will be walking in April/May and concerned about being cold. I come from Darwin (super hot all the time) & feel the cold whenever I leave the NT!!! Should I focus on merino tops, which take...
  11. minaleigh

    Several General Questions

    I put this post under equipment because there are some questions about it, but I have more outside that topic. Anyways, hello! I am a new pilgrim and have been lurking, reading various posts for hours. Many have answered the majority of my questions, but I need some clarification on others...
  12. AlwynWellington

    I'm hot!

    Background When walking I normally generate quite a bit of heat, especially around the mid-riff. With minimal clothing I still have three layers: underpants, shorts (or longyi or sarong) and the bottom of the short sleeved merino top. Add to this the belly-band of my pack. As a consequence...
  13. SafariGirl

    Will I be warm enough?

    Hola amigo/as, Can you share your views please? I leave SJPP in a week & am just beginning to wonder if I'm going to be warm enough. To keep weight down I'm taking short & long-sleeved tech-tees, a micro fleece & a very thin waterproof jacket. My plan was to layer & generate body heat by...
  14. aliwalks

    Clothing in September

    hello everyone, I am walking from Ponferrada starting September 8th, do I need long pants and also rain gear? Any help would be appreciated, buen camino Aliwalks
  15. francesh17

    What to wear in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

    Hi all, I am 16 and walking a portion of the Camino with my confirmation group. I was wondering what is appropriate to wear in the Cathedral? Do you need to have shoulders covered and a long skirt? Or is it ok to wear shorts? Thanks, Frances
  16. electra_cd

    Sarria to Santiago late May- investing in merino vs. fleece?

    Thank you to everyone who takes the time to answer questions on this forum! I'm hiking Sarria to Santiago at the end of May into June and could use clothing pointers. I already own hiking sneakers, polypro and wool socks, silk base layers, athletic tees, and a rain jacket. I'm in the process of...
  17. samoht.w

    Wearing a Kilt on the Camino

    I do a considerable amount of long distance hiking and have taken to wearing a Kilt due to the convenience and comfort. I am leaving in 22 days to begin the Camino Aragones . Last September I walked the Camino Frances but not in my Kilt. What do you think. Will I be frowned upon? I am of...
  18. WalkCWalk

    Macabi skirt - I'm taking the plunge

    My friend has the charcoal one and loves it. She has made a believer of me and I'm going to order one for my September Camino. Question for you Macabi wearers..... I want the khaki one, but will it show dirt? My friends charcoal one sheds dirt and dries quickly. Who had the khaki one and do...
  19. jouffroy47

    Clothing for the Aubrac in early to mid-October

    I will be taking the Via Podiensis in early to mid-October and am wondering what to expect in terms of climate and what to bring in terms of clothes. I understand that because of the high altitude, the Aubrac and be cold. Also what to expect in terms of terrain so what type of boots to bring...
  20. C

    Fly with equipment as a carry on.

    Wanted to make the re commendation that those traveling to the Camino, especially from great distances such as I have fly with their pack and equipment as carry on. Attached is a link for the perfect example of how El Camino has turned nightmare for one pilgrim. He is fortunate to have others...


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