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HML808

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Camino Frances
September 1, 2019
I am exited that my goat to walk the Camino is getting closer. I will start on Sept 1 in SJPAP and will hopefully arrive in Santiago on October 6th.
So far I could not make up my mind what Jacket to take along. The weather seems to be a mixed bag from 24 C to at times 9 C in the eveing in early October around Santiago. I do have a pretty nice rain Jacket that I will pack along, but I dont know what my main Travel Jacket should be ... I am leaning towards a softshell jacket (see image)

Now I wonder if I need that extra rain Jacket, since this sofshell Jacket (Decathlon) is also water resistant, or should I still take my lightweight rain Jacket along in case it really gets too cold and I will wear both of them? What do you guys think?
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues - 2015
Camino Norte - 2016
Camino Frances - 2018
Keep your backapack super light. During september the temperature is still quite high (I started in SJPD on 23rd of August last year)... Think more in layers than pieces of equipment... So having one extra thermo shirt will provide you the potential warm instead of more clothes... Also, you will pass big cities so in case you have really bad weather you can go to Decathlon along the way... I dont even wear trousers for my caminos. I prefer running leggins and shorts... It takes up way less space... Ideally you wanna aim at the 5-7kg weight of your rucksack. For rain protection I usually use the foldable decathlon jacket for 5 euros
 

rohanmce

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
{Sept-Oct 2019/SJPDP-Finisterre}
Take the rain jacket or a poncho. That soft shell jacket won’t hold up to a solid/lengthy rainfall which could certainly happen in Autumn.

On a related note, we will be starting our walk 8 days after you on the 9th.

Buen Camino.
 

Caligal

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CP April 2019
I am exited that my goat to walk the Camino is getting closer. I will start on Sept 1 in SJPAP and will hopefully arrive in Santiago on October 6th.
So far I could not make up my mind what Jacket to take along. The weather seems to be a mixed bag from 24 C to at times 9 C in the eveing in early October around Santiago. I do have a pretty nice rain Jacket that I will pack along, but I dont know what my main Travel Jacket should be ... I am leaning towards a softshell jacket (see image)

Now I wonder if I need that extra rain Jacket, since this sofshell Jacket (Decathlon) is also water resistant, or should I still take my lightweight rain Jacket along in case it really gets too cold and I will wear both of them? What do you guys think?
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When i walked last spring i experienced rain, snow and heat. I used a fleece for warmth added rain jacket for rain and wind and neither for warm days. I was never cold IMO leave your jacket home. Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2018)
I walked from Sept. 6th to October 6th in 2018! I was really lucky with rain and never actually got rained on while walking. I had a long sleeve hiking shirt (lightweight sun hoodie), a 'micro-puffy' (synthetic down jacket that was very thin/minimal), and a water-proof raincoat shell. I also had a warm hat, and a buff I could put around my neck. Finally, I had a backup long sleeve 'warmer' shirt I could put on if needed. I ended up not really using it much. Sometimes I'd put it on instead of my puffy, but I don't think I ever put all of my layers on at once. I almost never hiked in any extra layers (hiked in my base hiking clothes), but put the layers on when I stopped to rest or in the mornings/evenings. It was a little chillier in the early mornings in the first week of October, and sometimes I'd walk the first hour or so in my pants, but usually changed to my shorts very quickly. I did the extension to the coast and that was by far the coldest (Oct. 6 to 11th) but I was still happy with the layers I had.
EDIT: I ended up making this website once I started digging into my pack list. Pack list information, and why I brought each item is included! My pack was 3.9kg.
 
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Gerrard

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Hi There. Walked CF in Sept a few years ago from SJPP. Hot as. Only had one rain day the whole way. Starting from Pamplona this September 3rd. Packweight 7kg or less. Wore trail running shoes, one size bigger than normal and marino double socks. Also vasiline on feet every morning. no blisters. Buen Camino.
 

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