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cher99840

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2017 Camino Frances SJPP-Santiago
2015 St. Olav's Way Oslo-Trondheim
2017 VdlP Seville-Merida
Looks heavy to me. All those compartments and pockets you don't need add weight. I couldn't find the specs on the 35 but the 45 is 5+ pounds and that's way more than my 45 liter Dueter. That's why I think this brand might be heavy. OMG found the weight. 4.6 pounds. Yep, too heavy, IMHO.
 
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Anemone del Camino

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It weighs more than two kilos., let's start there. And looking at the pictures of it I can't begin to find it a single quality as a Camino backpack. It's a suitcase with straps, not a backpack. And that zipper is just asking to be broken.
 
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Mark Lee

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It would work for sure. The Camino ain't technical and you could walk it with almost anything and you see all kinds of packs on it. Personally though, I think I'd find it too heavy and too big (and too expensive). Maybe look at some traditional type backpacks around 35 L or so. You can get a good one for more than a hundred bucks cheaper than that one.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
That's definitely not a backpack I'd want to wear every day for 15 to 20 miles!
It's more of a portable office/travel backpack.
I really like my backpack, which weighs about half of that one, and has a suspension back which keeps the pack away from your back to keep you cooler.
It's this Marmot 36.
If you've got the bucks and want a really light backpack, look at Zpacks. I covet their Arc Zip pack.
 

MTtoCamino

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPdP to Finnestere April(2014)
Katie

Just a couple strong suggestions

Take the advice the female veterans are giving, many have walked hundreds if not thousands of miles. Weight on your body over this type of distance is crucial to reduce.

Do some distance walks with your equipment so you have no suprises to reduce injuries.
Keith
 

Jo Jo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, July '14 & Sep-Oct '16
Via di Francesco, July '15,
CP Oct. '17, Salvador & Primitivo Sep '19
If you are in the States, look at the good ultralight backpack manufacturers: ULA, Zpacks (what I now carry), Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Gossamer Gear. For that money you could be carrying a lot less weight, with a much better designed pack. Or just save money and get an Osprey like everyone else (what I carried on my first CF)--you'll still be a pound or more lighter.

Buen Camino,
Jo Jo
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Their own description reads "The Outbreaker Backpack is a maximum-sized carry on for city travelers." Not really the description of a Camino/hiking backpack and yep, far to heavy. Buen Camino, SY
 

Roger Deee

Member
Camino(s) past & future
May/June 2016

marbuck

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Condom to Pamplona April 2016.
Le Puy to Condom France - April-May 2015.
Roncesvalles to Santiago April - May 2014
Finisterre to Muxia May 2014
SYates beat me to it. Their add tells you it is not a Camino pack. 'The Outbreaker Backpack is a maximum-sized carry on for city travellers.'
You will not be a city traveller, you will be a pilgrim looking to save every ounce in weight you can. Lots of good packs out there. Look at Deuter, Macpac, Mont and a dozen others. The most popular pack on the Camino is not a pack I would buy, but lots of pilgrims love them.
After three Caminos I still love my Mont 42 ltrs.
 

fenix

Nevertheless, she persists
Camino(s) past & future
Several, since 1999
Upcoming: Almeria to Muxia, Summer 2017
Hi Katie,
Weight and volume of a pack are important considerations, but even more important are fit and comfort.

After many years and miles of experience as a woman hiker & backpacker, I personally only use Deuter packs now. They make women specific packs (SL - slimline) with adjustable torsos. My camino pack is the Deuter Act Zero 45+15. At 3.3 lbs, it is lightweight (not ultralight), but feels like a feather on my back. Their Act Lite SL line is great too - a few more ounces with a few more convenience features.

Try on lots of packs at an outdoor store, or order packs online from places that allow free return (like REI). Load them up with 20 lbs of weight, see what feels right.
 

kaixo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012
Camino del Norte 2012
Geneva/Le Puy/SJPP/Bilbao 2015
Prague/Geneva ?
@marbuck probably referred to Osprey but like @fenix I use Deuter packs for camino (future pro 34 SL) and for backpacking (ACT lite 60+10 SL).
Yes, Deuter packs are not as light as Osprey but they fit me great, very comfortable.
The 34 SL model has an integrated rain cover which I prefer over a poncho.
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The SL models are women specific but I have met men who happily use them (most removed the flower though).
 

alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
April 2019-Camino de Invierno
I have a Tortuga backpack (the original one) and I love it for traveling. Perfect size for carry on. I took it with me to Spain last year when I traveled for 3 1/2 weeks and was taking numerous flights, trains, buses, and rental car. Never checked a bag. But it's not a backpacking pack. While it is pretty sturdy, it just isn't designed for hiking. Too heavy, no place for a water bladder, and the suspension just isn't designed for hiking.
I use Osprey and Dana Designs (now Mystery Ranch) for real (wilderness) backpacking and it's the Osprey that I'm taking on the Camino.
 

MQB

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
del norte or santiago (2016)
Hi Katie,
Weight and volume of a pack are important considerations, but even more important are fit and comfort.

After many years and miles of experience as a woman hiker & backpacker, I personally only use Deuter packs now. They make women specific packs (SL - slimline) with adjustable torsos. My camino pack is the Deuter Act Zero 45+15. At 3.3 lbs, it is lightweight (not ultralight), but feels like a feather on my back. Their Act Lite SL line is great too - a few more ounces with a few more convenience features.

Try on lots of packs at an outdoor store, or order packs online from places that allow free return (like REI). Load them up with 20 lbs of weight, see what feels right.
I agree totally- I walked for a month with my loaded Deuter to be sure it would work
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
Much too big (awkward looking) and way too expensive....keep reading for helpful comments, or go into the subject-specific section. Buen Camino.
 

hughwilliams

Member
Camino(s) past & future
1999, 2004, 2008,All camino frances. 2013(mini bike)from seville 2014 mini bike from france. 2014 walked from porto . Will coastal walk 2015 (may-june)

hughwilliams

Member
Camino(s) past & future
1999, 2004, 2008,All camino frances. 2013(mini bike)from seville 2014 mini bike from france. 2014 walked from porto . Will coastal walk 2015 (may-june)
research! don't look at adverts. try using!
Or see what others are using! I have done quite a few hikes all over Europe and a little beyond. But the camino stjdp to Santiago needs no tents or heavy loads. A Sack size of 40 litres will carry on as hand luggage and be easily big enough for your needs!
a- fits for length, b- ease of carry . c- sensible for loading and packing. d- light weight but sturdy. e- the right straps to adjust the load. f side pockets with ease of access. g read above and look for one that fits for price.
Above my price range but I would really like are Osprey, Deuter and Gossamer Gear. Deuter very popular with continental and
 

cher99840

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2017 Camino Frances SJPP-Santiago
2015 St. Olav's Way Oslo-Trondheim
2017 VdlP Seville-Merida
I am looking at trading my Osprey 2.3 pounds for a Z Pack 24 oz.
I just ordered a Zpack 24 oz Arc Haul yesterday. It might be too large to replace my Gregory Jade 34 for the Camino, but it is certainly going to replace my almost 5 pound Osprey for backcountry hiking/camping. If it would work for Camino too, that would be great. TBD when it arrives.
 

Colette Z

Happy Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19

Colette Z

Happy Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
I have a Tortuga backpack (the original one) and I love it for traveling. Perfect size for carry on. I took it with me to Spain last year when I traveled for 3 1/2 weeks and was taking numerous flights, trains, buses, and rental car. Never checked a bag. But it's not a backpacking pack. While it is pretty sturdy, it just isn't designed for hiking. Too heavy, no place for a water bladder, and the suspension just isn't designed for hiking.
I use Osprey and Dana Designs (now Mystery Ranch) for real (wilderness) backpacking and it's the Osprey that I'm taking on the Camino.
Which Osprey are you using in the Camino? Thanks I ve got an Osprey 32L Escapist with weight 1.07kg which I biked with....6 weeks out and I'm still wondering if I have to switch to a Sirius or Tempest 34-36L.
 

cathal Ferris

Member
Camino(s) past & future
29th April to May 31 2014
April to May (2015) starting in Burgos on the (27th April 2015) completing in Santiago on the 10th May flights booked from Dublin into Madrid and alsa bus up to Burgos
12th August 2015 Starting at Croagh Patrick Clew Bay to Downpatrick known as Camino Way of St Patrick

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alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
April 2019-Camino de Invierno
Which Osprey are you using in the Camino? Thanks I've got an Osprey 32L Escapist with weight 1.07kg which I biked with....6 weeks out and I'm still wondering if I have to switch to a Sirius or Tempest 34-36L.
I chose the Kyte 46 and my husband went with the Kestrel 48. It won't even be half full (basically only carrying 3 stuff sacks-about 12lbs in total) but I can use it for short wilderness backpacking trips here at home when I don't need/want to haul my 70L pack. I tried on the Deuter and Gregory ones but they had design issues I disliked and/or just didn't sit right on me. I have the advantage of having over 20 years of backpacking experience so I knew exactly what I needed and it took me less than hour to select the right pack.
I thought that the 36L would have worked just fine for me but I wanted a pack that I could use after Camino and that size is pretty useless for me. I hate over packed, busting at the seems, packs so I would never have bought the 32L. My other consideration (and my hubby's) is that if one of us is injured or sick and needs to lessen the load, then the other can take some stuff. We would never separated ourselves from our gear. Period. (if we are so hurt that a measly 13lb pack is too much to carry we probably don't need to continue) So having a little extra space also serves a second purpose. This is not our first long distance thru hike :) This thinking won't work for less experienced pilgrims so I don't offer it as advice to anyone.
 

MichelleElynHogan

Veteran Member
Ouch!!! 4.6 lb. just for the pack? My guess is you are less than 150 lb. 10% is 15 lb MAX Total Pack weight. And only go that heavy if you are not feeling it after carrying it for a minimum of 10 km or 6 miles. My preference would carry that weight for 15 to 20 km to ensure it is working without issues.

This is not a pack I would use or buy. But the size is a good choice. I used an Osprey Kesterel 48L pack last Summer and I over packed, pared it down and still had 25 lb. For me, I thought I could handle it but my body fell apart during the 3rd day out of SJPP. I blew the IT Band on my left leg.

The 35L is a good range. It has plenty of room for all you should carry but no room for extras, which is a good idea. Here is a link to REI and their Talon 33L. Just as a reference, not trying to sell for REI.

https://www.rei.com/product/862536/osprey-talon-33-pack

Again, only a suggestion.

Notice the weight is 1 lb, 13 oz, neary 3 lb lighter than the other one. Clothing total weight will likely come in at about 4 lb.

The first thing needed is excellent shoes, be they boots or runners. The next important thing is a properly fitting, light pack. The lighter the pack, the less added weight you will carry..... for 500 miles.

The coice being asked about is for a business traveller. It has to make sense........500 miles of sense.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2015)Primitivo(2015)Norte(2016)Portuguese(2017)
Ingles(2018)
Hiya!
I agree too heavy.
Based I on my research, this: http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/products/outbreaker-travel-backpack?variant=26900597257
seems to be the best backpack for me. Can you think of a reason why it wouldn't be wise to take this on the CF?

Tia!
Katie
Sept 2017
Looks too heavy to me.
Hiya!

Based I on my research, this: http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/products/outbreaker-travel-backpack?variant=26900597257
seems to be the best backpack for me. Can you think of a reason why it wouldn't be wise to take this on the CF?

Tia!
Katie
Sept 2017
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
I chose the Kyte 46 and my husband went with the Kestrel 48. It won't even be half full (basically only carrying 3 stuff sacks-about 12lbs in total) but I can use it for short wilderness backpacking trips here at home when I don't need/want to haul my 70L pack. I tried on the Deuter and Gregory ones but they had design issues I disliked and/or just didn't sit right on me. I have the advantage of having over 20 years of backpacking experience so I knew exactly what I needed and it took me less than hour to select the right pack.
I thought that the 36L would have worked just fine for me but I wanted a pack that I could use after Camino and that size is pretty useless for me. I hate over packed, busting at the seems, packs so I would never have bought the 32L. My other consideration (and my hubby's) is that if one of us is injured or sick and needs to lessen the load, then the other can take some stuff. We would never separated ourselves from our gear. Period. (if we are so hurt that a measly 13lb pack is too much to carry we probably don't need to continue) So having a little extra space also serves a second purpose. This is not our first long distance thru hike :) This thinking won't work for less experienced pilgrims so I don't offer it as advice to anyone.
No matter what the weight, Osprey's are great bags. I took the 36L Kyte, but my needs were very basic and it worked out just great, with always some room to spare.
You know what you're doing. Many of us here tend to tout our favourites, but there so much quality choices out there to fit every need. Wish you Buen Camino.
 

Klogwog

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
new to this just retired and want to walk the Comino
No matter what the weight, Osprey's are great bags. I took the 36L Kyte, but my needs were very basic and it worked out just great, with always some room to spare.
You know what you're doing. Many of us here tend to tout our favourites, but there so much quality choices out there to fit every need. Wish you Buen Camino.
Greetings from the land of Oz,
I just purchased a Ospreye's Kestrel 38 ltr certainly feel good and a pair of Merrells Moab Ventilator shoes ,they are breaking in quite nicely, for my Lisbon to Santiago hike hopefully should be the begining of September this year Bom Camino
 

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