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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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+...
  9. Jules67

    What to wear to fly in?

    Hi all I've just been going through in detail my packed gear. Then thought... I need clothes to fly out in... So Do I wear one of the trousers, t-shirt, socks, underwear from my packed list? I'll have in total. Tshirts.. 1 long sleeve, 1 short sleeve, 1 vest type 2 Walking trousers 3...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. L

    Fleece or no fleece?

    Hi, I'm heading out of SJDPP in early October. I see on a lot of the packing lists to bring a fleece. I am not a big fan of fleece, wore one on the Inca Trail years ago and it drove me crazy because they feel so constricting to me, plus a lot of them are 3/4 zip/mock turtleneck which I am also...
  13. P

    Camino Português in October

    Hi to everyone. Two years ago I did the Camino Frances in January. I knew exactly that I needed winter dresses. Now I'm planning to do the Camino Português next end of September or in October, from Lisboa to Santiago. I don't understand at all if I need summer or winter dresses. I have got only...
  14. 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...
  15. S

    Religious Habit/Cassock

    So I'm going to be doing the Camino near the end of summer and had a bit of a thought/worry. I'm a seminary student a few years out from ordination. The tradition where I'm from is the habit/cassock is worn very frequently. I've been wanting to do the Camino for many years and now that I have...
  16. Kanga

    Essential clothing (men only)

    I've just read today's fashionista article which details the only ten essential clothing/accessory items for any man. It simplifies the whole "packing list" dilemma if you stick to these: (1) A beautiful leather travel bag (2) An expensive watch (3) A bow tie (4) A blazer (5) A dress shirt (6)...
  17. C

    Cold on July mornings?

    Hi all! I'm walking the Camino Primitivo starting in early July, and I'm wondering if I can get away without a jacket (other than a lightweight rain jacket). I'd rather not carry one around, especially if I don't get much use out of it. I'm from North Carolina, but I feel like I'm pretty...
  18. auldies

    A confused newbie.......

    Well, it's only 4 weeks until we hopefully take our first Camino step and still I have not purchased my jacket. :eek: I have read and reread many/most of the threads relating to fleece and/or merino and I am even more :confused:. I have also shopped around and tried some on but haven't found...
  19. minaleigh

    Sarong as a towel?

    I'm fairly certain instead of a towel, I'm going to bring a sarong instead. It can double as a skirt to walk around town and for church, as well as a privacy screen. I would like to hear thoughts from people who have actually done it. Which would be the best material and how well does it...
  20. Mama B

    LePuy weather/gear for May

    Hello all, I am beginning walking on May 1st from LePuy and am wondering about the range of weather and suggestions for clothing. I walked from SJPDP to Santiago mid-June to Mid-July previously and the weather was mild to hot. No warm clothing needed and only a silk bag, no sleeping bag. I...
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