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  1. Pat's Camino Packing List Part 1 - Clothing - for her 1st Camino!

    Pat's Camino Packing List Part 1 - Clothing - for her 1st Camino!

    Camino Packing Lists always cause lots of debate! And there is no easy answer. It depends on time of year, type of accomodation and many other things.
  2. katie@camino

    Macabi skirt

    Hi all, I am an Australian living in UAE. I am looking to procure a Macabi skirt or two - one knee length (for Camino), one full length (for more local travel). I have looked online at the Macabi website in USA and the delivery cost is prohibitive. Does anyone know of a retailer/distributor...
  3. Jeanne from Washington

    What clothes do you wear after shower

    I know this question sounds strange... do you wear the next day's walking clothes after showering for the day? Do you bring a separate outfit to wear around town? Everyone keeps talking about packing light. I have packed/repacked around 6 times in the past 6 months.
  4. Avoiding Sunburn - Camino de Santiago

    Avoiding Sunburn - Camino de Santiago

    There are always questions about weather and what to wear. I'm of the 'cover up' variety of Pilgrim!
  5. K

    Recommendations: No blisters, no sunburn!

    Recently back from walking the Via de la Plata from Sevilla to Salamanca. It was brutally hot for the first week. I would like to share two items that worked well for me. I took "sleeves" that runners normally use to keep warm. These were great to counteract the sun which usually ended up...
  6. Drew1578

    Men's convertable hiking pants

    Howdy - I'll be leaving from Ferrol on May 5th and I'm slowing getting all my gear together. I was considering taking two pairs of shorts along with one pair of convertible pants (and a pair of rain pants) for the trip, but having spent the last couple of days researching what pants are out...
  7. KJFSophie

    Lightweight Wrap Skirt !

    THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap...
  8. jungleboy

    A new buff for a new camino

    @Wendy Werneth and I are leaving Lisbon tomorrow on the overnight train to Madrid, staying a night in Madrid to see some friends, taking the train to Oviedo on Thursday and starting the Camino Primitivo on Friday! Today I bought a new buff to celebrate the start of a new camino!
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. FamPed

    Size and fit when ordering online

    I am ordering online and I need some help from you that have personal experience of this jacket: Black Diamond W LIQUID POINT SHELL, it is a lightweight GoreTex. Do you recomend it and if so: How do you think it fit? Is it narrow or wide? (I would like to be able wear it with my Woolpower full...
  12. williamlittig

    The color of safety

    This is not meant to start the rain jacket or poncho debate again, (I use a jacket). What I have reconsidered is the color, because in rain and fog pilgrims are less visible. I looked gallant, suave, overweight but cool in my black jacket but no one could see me. My new gear is safety yellow...
  13. 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...
  14. Gil A

    Wearing shorts in church

    Recently I saw a discussion in whether it is appropriate to wear shorts for church and most people tended to agree that it is OK. I realise that many pilgrims are not Roman Catholics or practising Roman Catholics and may not be aware of customs and traditions of the church. I wanted to clarify...
  15. Ben L.

    Clothes donation opportunity in Santiago

    Hi everyone, just finished my first Camino a few days ago (Francés + Finisterre). I'm not sure if many people know about this, but the Convento/Iglesia de San Francisco accepts clothes and shoes donations that they'll give to the local homeless population. It's an immediate opportunity to give...
  16. jo webber

    Mont-bell jacket

    Ok, I got the Mont-bell jacket to save weight. This jacket is 6oz lighter than my other one. The jacket does fit inside the tiny pocket!!!! I was surprised. The jacket isn't wind proof. Just waving my arms and I could feel the air flow. In front of a fan, no stopping the breeze at all. The...
  17. T

    Type of Clothes to Wear While Hiking

    Hello, I'm 18 and from Texas. I will be walking the Camino Frances this June-July solo. I'm used to hot weather, however I am still very pale skinned and get burned up easily even with sunscreen. I've read some articles saying that there was little shade along the walk, so I'm concerned in that...
  18. 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...
  19. Keith Camino

    It's HOT! Get a HAT!

    The sun has been blazing since 01 April 2017. People are getting badly burnt. I strongly recommend a wide-brimmed hat and a handkerchief. Pin the cloth to protect your neck or soak it to help with cooling. I am also using a longsleeved lightweight shirt and lightweight trousers. Peoples' hands...
  20. twirl90

    Bra Recommendations

    Hi fellow (lady) pilgrims! I'm going to be walking the Camino this April/May and have a question for the women = out there. What kind of sports bra are you using/have you used in the past? I have lots of running bras that I've used over the years but am not sure the best type to bring for a 30+...