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  1. 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)...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Anniesantiago

    Got my New Slender Macabi

    Less fabric. Less bulky. Still plenty of room to hike. Same big kangaroo pockets, phone pocket, and zippered money pocket. The waist is bit more generous and easier to get up over my hips. I love it!
  8. NTange

    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...
  9. Cristinaa

    Gym leggings instead of "hiking pants"

    Thoughts on gym leggings and running shorts instead of your traditional "zip off hiking pants" I've bought a couple of pairs of pants and ..well I've already sold one on off on ebay..
  10. 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...
  11. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Adventure Skirts [Paid]

    Purple Rain submitted a new resource: Purple Rain Adventure Skirts - handmade activewear hiking skirts with yoga-style waistband and side pockets Read more about this resource...
  12. Purple Rain

    Purple Rain Adventure Skirts 2015-11-19

    Purple Rain Adventure Skirts is dedicated to providing women with high quality performance skirts that inspire the freedom of adventure without compromising style or function. Handcrafted with love in Oregon, these hiking skirts feature a yoga style waistband and two side pockets big enough to...
  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. N

    Buff brand vs knock off?

    Hi - I have seen there are lots of buff fans here so I went to look online. There are alot of buff style items out there but is it better to go with the actual Buff brand? Thanks!
  16. 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
  17. Sara Jean

    Do I need pants in July? - Packing for the Camino Frances

    Hello All! I've just booked my flight to Bilbao, so I'm feeling all kinds of excited about walking the Camino Frances, since I have this "it's really happening" feeling! :-) I have a question related to packing for everyone... I'm planning what to bring with me and I'm unsure of whether I...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. gracie

    Baggage weight

    I weighed my baggage and it is already more than 10% of my weight, that doesn't include yet the shampoo, soap, shoes, mobilephone and the charger. Since i will be taking my journey in the middle of August maybe it is not a good idea to take a fleece jacket. Is there an area along Camino Fances...