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jgiesbrecht

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2020
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


 

trecile

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Since you are going in March, which can be pretty wet, I'd go for the Adventure World Globetrekker, since it provides better coverage, even though it's probably heavier than the FroggToggs poncho.
 
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CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Neither for me.
#1 looks like the zipper does not go all the way down, and you'll sweat like crazy inside. If the zipper DOES go all the way down, then that's my vote. If it does NOT go all the way down, you might be able to cut it and put velcro on the edges because you're going to want something that vents, even in cold weather.

#2 the Frogg Toggs one isn't going to be good enough, in my opinion. It's going to blow all over the place.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Since you are going in March, which can be pretty wet, I'd go for the Adventure World Globetrekker, since it provides better coverage, even though it's probably heavier than the FroggToggs poncho.
I have walked with two pilgrims who used this one and loved it.
Both of them cut off the plastic face shield thing.
TRI Wonder Poncho
 

Roland49

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CF 2019 July
Hello fellow pilgrim,

despite the fact that I had only 2 rain days on my CF I would go for the frogg toggs. It's light and durable.
I put my covered pack on top of my poncho, so me and my pack stayed dry.

HTH
 

Jeff Crawley

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Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Hello fellow pilgrim,

despite the fact that I had only 2 rain days on my CF I would go for the frogg toggs. It's light and durable.
I put my covered pack on top of my poncho, so me and my pack stayed dry.

HTH
But you walked in July . . . he's going in March. March in northern Spain = rain+snow+cold ;)
 

Marbe2

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2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
Each of us has our preferences. Why don’t you try them both out on rainy days and see which feels better to you. I I have walked the Camino in March where it rained heavily for 30 days out of 33 everything was soaked, trails streets, etc. On the other hand I walked in March one year where it rained all only two days out the 26.
 
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NannyJess

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I plan to walk the Camino Frances in April 2020
Since you are going in March, which can be pretty wet, I'd go for the Adventure World Globetrekker, since it provides better coverage, even though it's probably heavier than the FroggToggs poncho.
Hello. I hope to get to SJPP 18th March. I won’t begin walking until 19th. I will be right behind you. God bless and Buen Camino.
Miya x
 

Jeff Crawley

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Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


I've had ponchos similar to the Frogg Togg one and, if you're wearing it over a pack, the back can lift up and you get wetter legs - though you might be wearing waterproof leggings to avoid this. On the plus side if it stops raining and you're feeling warm you can always "kilt" up the front to cool yourself without removing the poncho (I do this with my Altus after a suggestion from a forum member).
Somewhere I have an older version of the AV Globetrekker which has snaps down the side (I know without looking for it as I put on extra) so you can vent that one too - does your one have the chest pocket/carry pouch? Another useful feature was the between the legs strap to prevent flapping.
Try them both over the winter but I'd go for the Globetrekker.
 

MarkyD

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Camino Francés 31/08/2018 - 20/10/2018
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


I prefer ponchos with sleeves, otherwise wind tends to open them up and then you get soaked quite quickly. However, with sleeves you tend to sweat more underneath. So, basically, you'll get wet from the outside or the inside!
 

Mr.Smirky

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Camino Frances October '14
Primitivo September '16
Del Norte October '19
I have a Frogg Toggs poncho which I pair with a ULA rain kilt. I've tested it in strong wind and rain and it can be very effective. It's lightweight and paired with the kilt the coverage is quite good. Plus the poncho and kilt can be used independently. On my last Camino (del Norte, Oct. '19) I took a chance and brought a decent umbrella. It rained A LOT but I spent all but the worst days just using the umbrella since rain gear is simply uncomfortable and cumbersome. I'll never hike again without my umbrella. Game... Changed..
 

dfox

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CF (4/2017)
CP (5/2019)
CF (5/2021)
This worked for me on Camino Portugues in May this year and weekly hiking, light-weight, durable and within tight budget:

 

Kumi

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April 2020
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


I got the first one you mentioned...I have not used it yet, but seems fine.. Hoping not to use it a lot, but I want to have one just in case.. I am also bringing a one piece bathsuit, I can wear pants over, if I am sweating I will just wear the bathing suit with pants...lol
 

ctay122

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Camino(s) past & future
2020 Camino Frances
Frogg Toggs. Lightweight but tough, I've used it for wilderness backpacking and Camino and it is also made of breathable fabric.
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So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


I bought one of the Frogg Togg Ultralight 2's from Walmart. I am short and it actually covers my backpack quite well. I am trying to come up with something to connect the front and back to keep it from blowing all around if there's wind. Think I might add some velcrow strips on the sides to be able to tighten it up a bit if there is wind. I also bought a lightweight treking umbrella to use, though I originally bought it for hiking in the sun, not rain.
 

Jodean

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22 Sept. to 21 Oct. 2015, Pamplona to Santiago
6-23.04 Porto to Santiago 2018
17.09-30.09 CF 2018
I would go with the Globotrekker as it has the extra pocket on the back to cover your backpack, a bit similar to the Altus. It won't blow around like that Froggtog one will.
Mine is a Bluefield and works great in pouring rain as well as in wind.
 

Camino Chrissy

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Frogg Toggs. Lightweight but tough, I've used it for wilderness backpacking and Camino and it is also made of breathable fabric.
My son uses the Frogg Togg poncho on his long distance hikes. In high winds he just ties a piece of bungee type cord around his waist and it does not blow around. I use the rainsuit and have been happy, warm and dry in the rain, and the unique lightweight fabric does not make me sweat. That said, I have no experience with other brands.
 
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gittiharre

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CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
In March, I would use a gortex jacket and a rainskirt. The jacket is extremely useful after you take your pack off for the day.
I have used Altus light in the past, which I liked a lot, when it is not too hot. These days I use Sea to Summit poncho. It is super light, but really only for summer conditions.
 
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trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Each of us has our preferences. Why don’t you try them both out on rainy days and see which feels better to you. I I have walked the Camino in March where it rained heavily for 30 days out of 33 everything was soaked, trails streets, etc. On the other hand I walked in March one year where it rained all only two days out the 26.
Since you are getting quite a few different opinions here I was going to suggest the same thing. Make sure that you go on a good long walk on a wet and windy day in each one.
 

cbacino

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Camino del Norte - Primitivo (2018)
Via Francigena (2017)
Appalachian Trail (2016)
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


Take an umbrella instead.
 

zzotte

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2012 Camino Frances, 2014 Lourdes to SDC, 2016 Camino del Norte
well since you can’t decide here is my 2 cents, a good rain coat and an umbrella that’s so you need

Buen Camino
zzotte
 

Juspassinthrough

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Inglés 2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Camino Aragonés (2023?)
I’m not a poncho fan after using one on the very rainy CI in early June, I prefer a rain jacket and pants as I used on my CF 2 years ago. If you choose to go poncho, I’d still suggest rain pants, if it’s blowing your legs will be soaked without them. If it’s cold, they’re another layer. Whichever you choose, Buen Camino.
 

Aysen Mustafa

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I plan on walking the Camino April 2018.
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


Both are cheap. You really need to get a recommendation from someone who has used one over a couple of days. I bought a 22 euro poncho in Astorga, it looked sturdy, after one wear the seams split and I got it caught on something and it ripped. Plus it took up a lot of space. Into the bin and I decided that those 2 euro ponchos would have to do. I didn't want to pay for a Altas. ps I have purchased an Ikea poncho for A$13 but I haven't tested it yet.
 

Roland49

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CF 2019 July
But you walked in July . . . he's going in March. March in northern Spain = rain+snow+cold ;)
I did took this in mind.
In march you can have anything from -5°C, snow and rain, but also up to 25°C and bright sunshine. I have an galician colleague who was raised in Galicia. Before I walked he warned me about the weather capers of galicia even in summer.
 

Juspassinthrough

in our minds, we're vagabonds, you and I
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Inglés 2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Camino Aragonés (2023?)
I neglected to mention, my rain pants of choice are Frogg Toggs ultra lights.
 
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Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
So my plan has me starting in SJPdP on March 17, and for Christmas I received 2 different ponchos. If these were your two choices which would you bring:

Adventure World Globetrekker vs FroggToggs
I am leaning towards the globetrekker just because of the season and the possibility of spring rains....


I used the Globetrekker and really liked it. I opted for the orange so I’d be seen on roadway! I also brought along rain pants and a rain jacket for added warmth on cooler days more for use after my days of walking.
 

sfdithomas

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2015-2018
Frogg Toggs but add in the Frogg Togg pants or see if you can exchange the poncho for the pants suit. FT worked great for me
 
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Frogg Toggs but add in the Frogg Togg pants or see if you can exchange the poncho for the pants suit. FT worked great for me
That's one option.

For myself, a better choice for lower leg protection in terms of air flow and perspiration reduction, is a rain kilt. Much lighter than pants, is far easier and quicker to put on if desired, and is more compact to carry.

A couple of examples:
 

Old Kiwi

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Camino Frances 2016
Camino Frances 2019
SdC to Muxia and Fisterra 2019
Camino Portuguese "2021"
The only poncho I use is one I get from the cheap Asian shop in town. It is thin plastic and covers everything down to my knees. It cost $2.50 New Zealand, about US$2.00. It is light and takes up almost no room in the pack. Kiwis always walk in shorts unless it is snowing, so it is only my shoes that get wet. If it starts to blow too much, then I just gather the hem in tight around my thighs and all is well. It has never ripped as I watch where I am going. I do take a spare just in case of accidents or if someone else needs one. This one has done three Caminos so far and will be coming with me in June this year.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Not to worry, the Frogg Toggs Ultralite poncho is more than capable of dealing with such weather and keeping the user and their backpack dry. :)
Amen, Dave! So true. My son walked 1000 miles in spring on the Appalachian trail. It was cold and rainy much of the time and his Frogg Toggs kept him dry. I use them too, and although have had decent weather overall on 5 Caminos, I have been in a few unrelenting day long downpours and stayed dry. Frogg Toggs get my vote!
 


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