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  1. K

    Sleeping bag a MUST in October?

    Hello! I’m new to this forum but have found a wealth of information here. I’ll be walking the Camino from St. Jean beginning 10/2 for two weeks. I know the weather can be tricky this time of year but I’m wondering if it’s absolutely necessary to bring a sleeping bag. A friend told me I don’t...
  2. L B

    10 days without sleeping bag or liner?

    So unexpectedly I now have 10 spare days between my Europe travels at the beginning of September. I travel only with hand luggage (aka the trusty 40L hiking backpack) and I absolutely do not have space for a sleeping bag or liner which I would have no use for outside of the camino; however, the...
  3. Allilague

    Advice for Camino Portuguese June 2018

    Hello! I am seeking advice about the Camino Portugues - I will be doing the CP from Porto in June this year. I have had trouble determining if I should bring a sleeping bag, or just a liner. I am also wondering if anyone who has done the variante espiritual has any advice - days it took from...
  4. RuediG

    Cammino di Assisi - Guide? and question.

    I would like to do the Cammino di Assisi, Dovadola - La Verna - Assisi (and then continue to Rome) next year. Which guide book (in English, or in Italian) has the most useful maps and accommodation information? A detail question: Do the rifugi between Dovadola and La Verna have blankets on the...
  5. A

    September and early October weather

    I'm hiking the Camino de Frances early September to early October. I was curious to hear how the weather was for anyone that has hiked during that time. I know it's pretty unpredictable, but was hoping to at least get an idea. Anyone have advice for type of shoes during this time? Water...
  6. Kate Allenger

    To sleeping bag or not to sleeping bag?

    Hi all, I'm super excited to be walking the Camino Frances in September this year (2018 - starting August 29th and ending around the first week in October). Should I bring a sleeping bag? Or perhaps a sleeping bag liner?(I've seen a couple of microfiber fleece liners that provide a little...
  7. J

    Sleeping bag with 45 (F) rating enough for April?

    I'm hiking my first Camino from Porto starting on April 10th. I'm trying to find a light, affordable, and warm sleeping bag. Do you think a 45-degree bag will be warm enough? Outdoor temperatures will be around 40 at night according to historical records, but I figure that being indoors should...
  8. Camino Chrissy

    Silk sleep liners vs Cheap liners?

    I have always taken a fairly lightweight sleeping bag on my April/May caminos and have been very happy, but now I'm going in June for the first time. I have read many opinions on using sleep sacks/liners and they seem to get high reviews here on the forum and the ones mostly mentioned are silk...
  9. Angus137

    Sleeping bags

    Hello - I am leaving SJPP in mid March and am unsure whether to take a sleeping bag - I have a silk liner and expect that I can just use the hostel's blankets saving quite a bit of room in my rucksack. I would welcome your advice.
  10. peregrinamaybe

    sleeping bag in April/May

    Hi all, my husband and I are planning to walk the Camino del Norte beginning in late-April. We're leaning toward bringing sleeping bags but I'm waffling because I've heard very strong opinions on both sides. I'm not sure if the discrepancy in opinion is due to different routes, different travel...
  11. M

    What season Sleeping bag

    Hi all am going to be heading out to walkthe Camino in may, starting out from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and just wondering what season of sleeping bag I will get away with taking ? Is a two season sleeping bag ok ?
  12. Jeff Crawley

    A good idea . . . or not

    What do we think of this https://tinyurl.com/yan7sm4h I think it could be either quite cosy or unbelievably clingy. Does anybody want to take the plunge and try one out?
  13. Jo Jo

    Late October Camino Portugues, No Sleeping Bag?

    My wife and I have walked a couple of CF's (one in July, one Sept-Oct) and never needed more than a silk liner bag. She thinks we can do the same on the Camino Portugues (roughly Oct. 15-Oct.28). We also carry light down jackets that we can sleep in if necessary. Usually staying in municipal...
  14. C

    Sleeping bag during this heat?

    Hello Everyone, planning to join you soon on Camino Frances. What are the night time temperatures in the albergues? Is an actual sleeping bag necessary at this time of year? How about a bug sheet instead? Here's a typical Sea to Summit product...
  15. A

    Costco duvets are back, and improved

    Ok, improved is a bit of an exageration, but they are 3 inches wider putting them at 60x70. Loft is 700. Also, they are now rebranded as an Eddie Bauer product. This may mean they will be sold elsewhere than Costco? Colours are dark grey, light grey, navy and burgandy. Still as slippery...
  16. Veronicad1

    Best compression sack(s) Plus best shirts

    I'm hoping to walk the Camino this fall and I'm currently going through everything I've purchased and now cutting it down. I would like to know what would be the best compression sack or sacks for clothing and/or a sleeping bag and a case for first aid supplies. I have a Deuter Act Lite 45+10...
  17. G

    Questions about summer gear

    Hello! I will be walking the Camino Frances in July and I had a few questions about gear. Should I bring a sleeping bag or a sleep sack? If so, does anyone have any suggestions? For rain gear, would I be okay bringing my anorak or should I get a more formal rain jacket? Thanks in advance to...
  18. Beni Benstead

    Do I need a sleeping bag for Camino Frances in May?

    Hi folks! I'll be beginning my first Camino at the beginning of May. My rucksack is weighing in at 10kg - oops! I want to get it down to 7-8kg and could drop a little over 1kg by leaving out the sleeping bag. I'm told most places have blankets you can use of it's a bit chilly so thought...
  19. E

    Advice On Sleeping Bag Alternative Please

    Any suggestions for a restless sleeper who can't stand the confines of a sleeping bag, yet the albergue blankets are not enough? I have a silk liner but need something more, and lighter than my bag was. Please advise where to buy online if you have a suggestion. Thanks in anticipation!
  20. C

    Sleeping bags for Camino Ingles?

    We are first timers planning to walk the Camino Ingles in a few weeks. I've heard different things about whether you need a sleeping bag if you are staying in the albergues. Is there central heating, or is it more basic than that? We weren't planning to bring bags but perhaps that's a choice we...