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Equipping in Barcelona

Discussion in 'Equipment Questions' started by nospacebar14, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. nospacebar14

    nospacebar14 New Member

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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Camino Barcelona (2011-2012), Camino Catalan (2011-2012), Camino Aragones (2011-2012), Camino Frances (2011-2012)
    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a favorite place to equip in Barcelona? I'm looking for quality used stuff, as I'm doing a winter camino on a limited budget and most of that is going into quality footwear.

    Thanks,

    David
     
  2. JohnnieWalker

    JohnnieWalker Nunca se camina solo Donating Member

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    Hi - there are three Decathelon shops listed. Always worth checking out.

    Decathlon Ciutat Vella
    http://www.decathlon.es
    8 comentarios de Google
    C/ Canuda, 20
    Barcelona
    933 42 61 61

    Decathlon
    http://www.decathlon.es
    3 comentarios de Google
    Avinguda Diagonal, 557
    Barcelona
    934 440 154

    Decathlon L'illa
    http://www.decathlon.es
    Página del sitio
    Avenida Diagonal, 557
    Barcelona
    934 44 01 54

    I'd also visit the Corte Ingles which is right at the Plaza Cataluna (with a great top floor cafeteria). They have a good selection of gear but they can be pricey - just ask the sales assistant if they can recommend other shops with hiking gear.

    Good luck

    John
     
  3. Abbeydore

    Abbeydore Veteran Member

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    David, hope you've already got your boots & beginning to abuse, funny thing which is obvious, people wore out their soles boots during English F&M very quickly because they had to walk on the roads, off piste is best. Personally I would find it too stressing to buy last minute stuff & get used to it. Mind you I reckon if you really wanted to go down budget, why don't you list your list & sizes here & see if people will be generous & post their hand me downs/lend me downs.

    Read recently Sill lent some socks to a friend........you can always ask!

    I have a matt or 2!

    David
     
  4. nospacebar14

    nospacebar14 New Member

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    Yup, already breaking in the boots. They won't quite be ready in time, but I'm shortening my first several stages to take this into account.

    Thanks for the idea, but I like to be able to see the stuff in person to make sure it will work for me. I would hate to not use something someone gave to me, I would feel like I was misusing their generosity!
     
  5. nospacebar14

    nospacebar14 New Member

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    Hello all,
    I finish outfitting in Barcelona. For anyone else who means to do this, I recommend both the Decathalon store on c/ Canuda and Esportes Mananes, which is just down c/ Canuda from Decathalon. Between the two I found everything I needed. Hopefully this saves someone else some time!

    Buen camino,

    David
     

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