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Backpack or just a bag

AlexB

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Hi,
I'm off to CDN tomorrow but this is in my mind. I got the baggage transfer from from Correos and I will going to walk from Irun to Llanes this time, so my plan is to carry a 22lts day pack and send the 40lts backpack every day.

Previously in Frances I carried my backpack all the way from St Jean de Pied to Santiago and used Jacotrans twice, this time I got the baggage transfer, maybe I can take a bag that converts into a backpack instead of my 40Llts backpack? any advise

a rucksack with wheels

 
...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
Hi,
I'm off to CDN tomorrow but this is in my mind. I got the baggage transfer from from Correos and I will going to walk from Irun to Llanes this time, so my plan is to carry a 22lts day pack and send the 40lts backpack every day.

Previously in Frances I carried my backpack all the way from St Jean de Pied to Santiago and used Jacotrans twice, this time I got the baggage transfer, maybe I can take a bag that converts into a backpack instead of my 40Llts backpack? any advise

a rucksack with wheels


You are carrying necessities in your daypack. My preference would be to use the easiest to organize suitcase instead of a backpack for transporting stuff not carried. It is amazing the organization of small luggage these days, and for needing to quickly assess and pack and resupply, I would prefer the ease of access that a suitcase provides.

Plus, suitcases can be locked, bright and unusual colors chosen for ease of identification, and large unique logos or symbols painted on to help discourage 'shoppers' from choosing your stuff to make off with.
 
I would do it the other way round – carry the 40l and send the 22l in the baggage transfer. Why? Because the 40l is more comfortable to carry all day long (with very little in it), than the 22l which will probably pull on your shoulders and give you a very sore neck.
 
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Are you staying in albergues or private rooms? In a private room, you will likely have the space for two bags or a backpack and a suitcase. In an albergue you will be dealing with less space. I would not use a suitcase for daily transfer to albergues. They take up more room in already tight spaces. Pilgrims tend to want to flop them open and/or store them in a walk area instead of closed up under the bunk bed out of the way. Just my opinion as a hospitalera.
 
Are you staying in albergues or private rooms? In a private room, you will likely have the space for two bags or a backpack and a suitcase. In an albergue you will be dealing with less space. I would not use a suitcase for daily transfer to albergues. They take up more room in already tight spaces. Pilgrims tend to want to flop them open and/or store them in a walk area instead of closed up under the bunk bed out of the way. Just my opinion as a hospitalera.
Yes, I agree, space is a factor in the albergues, I'm staying in albergues and rooms from time to time
 
...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
Thanks, CDN accommodation is limited in comparison with CF, and I only found two baggage transfer companies
 

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