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Sleepwear?

brooke

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In all the equipment posts I have seen no one has suggested bringing sleepwear.
Do people sleep in their hiking clothes for the next day (hopefully clean) or nothing (hopefully not) or do they bring sleepwear and just not list it?
 

KiwiNomad06

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Le Puy-Santiago(2008) Cluny-Conques+prt CF(2012)
Many females did have sleepwear of some sort, eg a longish light t-shirt, (which could always be pressed into service as an extra daytime layer if needed on cooler days). Some changed into a light pair of pyjamas. A few perhaps wore clothes they would wear next day, but I tend to get quite warm and didn't fancy this option.
Margaret
 

Sansthing

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French Camino (2009), French Camino (2011), Via de la Plata (2012), Camino Inglês (2014),
I found sleeping in the clean clothes I would be walking in the next day a most practical option. No undressing/dressing problems in a mixed dorm, and virtually no packing in the morning. If it was warm I just left my sleeping bag unzipped and was quite comfortable.
Sandra :arrow:
 

brooke

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I start walking next week - so I appreciate all your help.
I decided to bring my lightest PJ bottoms (3 oz) and wear a t-shirt for the next day. This way I have something to wear while my clothes dry. And as I remember from 2006, more than 100 people can share a room.

Brooke
 

lynnejohn

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I too slept in next day's clothes. But also for those nights and days when it was bitterly cold, I also had ultra-light long underwear (tops and bottoms) to sleep in and wear under my clothes the next day. Came in handy a few times.

lynne
 

Tia Valeria

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I have just bought Trekmate longjohns and long sleeved T-shirt. I can wear them for practise walks during the winter, but my main aim is to use them as pyjamas. Weights are 120gms and 110gms, wicking, quick drying etc. I have bought larger than usual for more comfort as sleepwear.
On cold days if really needed on the Camino (May 2010) I can wear the long sleeve-T as an extra layer, over my shirt and under my fleece; but I'm hoping I won't need to.
 

skilsaw

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brooke said:
Do people sleep in ... nothing (hopefully not) or do they bring sleepwear and just not list it?

Only once or twice did I see men sleep in their God Given pyjamas. I will not mention their nationality, but I will say that it is the same nationality that don't shower very frequently.

These individuals may have had bodies like Michael Angelo's David in their youth, but at their life stage, they were nothing to look at.

David, Victoria, Canada.
 

Tia Valeria

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Just to add to my previous post:-
I have a lightweight Rohan dress which I use for going to the showers when caravanning. It is easier than trying to keep trousers off a damp floor. I plan to use it on the Camino for warm evenings; while my other clothes dry; as nightwear on warmer nights.
Most of us probably are making dual use of day wear as sleepwear and haven't listed it seperately so thanks for raising this Brooke, it made me stop and really think it through
 
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Anonymous

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( I say, Which nation's citizens don't shower regularly? ? )

HHmm ... This sleepwear question does come up quite often and is usually answered by very sloppy people who feel it is quite normal to sleep in the clothes they will be wearing the next day.

Now, this may be permissable for those from some of our younger democracies and newly freed colonies (within the last three hundred years) but for those from a civilised nation (and there is only one of course) this will just not do at all.

At all refugios one is expected to wear a decent pair of flanelette pyjamas at the very least.
Silk can be worn of course, but as tailored pyjamas only, not as skin-fitting long underwear, and only - and I must stress this - only when worn with a Fez, whilst smoking a Turkish cigarette, and holding (languidly) a gin and tonic (in one of the glasses your servant will be carrying for you).

A dressing gown can be considered as optional only by the very avant-garde (how would it be if there were a fire?) so, not knowing who you are, I must tell you that the norm - ask any pilgrim - is a tartan wool dressing gown with gold piping (weighs a mere 2.3765478632 kgs).

This is the absolute minimum that can be worn at night whilst on Camino.

However, to really fit in and to feel quite at home and relaxed in all eventualities allow me to suggest that a pair of plain Morroccan leather slippers would complete the ensemble - but plain slippers mind you, not tooled with any fancy decoration or design - you do not want to appear foolish after all, heaven fordbid.

Take this advice and I assure you that you will have a most memorable pilgrimage (as will the other pilgrims that you meet each evening).

I do hope that this helps.
 

Tia Valeria

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Br David ........HHmm ... This sleepwear question does come up quite often and is usually answered by very sloppy people who feel it is quite normal to sleep in the clothes they will be wearing the next day.........
Some of us however are just trying to take versatile clothing which keeps the weight in our rucksacks down.

Lacking the suggested items perhaps I should look for a Fez to use as a sunhat :D .
 

MichaelB10398

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Le Puy to Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes to SdC, SJPP to SdC
The Fez may work, but only if worn jauntily to the side; preferably the one from where the sun is shining.

It is interesting what some will choose for sleeping attire in a public situation. There are those who are comfortable just being themselves and forcing everyone else to accept it. Others are governed by social mores and behave accordingly. Best to follow/do what is comfortable and don't be surprised when others do the same. I mean, except when wearing a fez; that must be red regardless.

Thank you for the humor Br D.

Michael
 
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Anonymous

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Tia Valeria said:
Br David ........HHmm ... This sleepwear question does come up quite often and is usually answered by very sloppy people who feel it is quite normal to sleep in the clothes they will be wearing the next day.........
Some of us however are just trying to take versatile clothing which keeps the weight in our rucksacks down.


eerrmmm .. humour? ... :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :|


:| :|
 

Portia1

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Frances 2009, Portuguese 2012
Frances 2016, (Frances 2019)
I was astonished by the number of people who brought pajamas and I even saw a few bathrobes! I usually wore a tee shirt and underwear. If it was cold, pulled on my fleece top and/or very lightweight fleece bottoms. Simply pulled on my socks and pants the next morning, slipped on my boots and after a quick trip to the bathroom, was good to go. I kept my toothbrush and paste in my pack lid so no scrambling around looking for them in the evening or early the next morning.

I dismantled my poles and packed them inside my pack. No questions at security when I took my pack on board. I did have the rubber tips on them.
 

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