• Tiani

    I have an aarn backpack and am going to walk the carmino. I have used it for several years now, love it. But it is not as robust as the normal backpacks, so requires a little care. Lightweight camping gear compromises on the robustness. You have to decide…. but I love mine, particularly with the handy frontpacks.

    • Hein Rautenbach

      I know this question was asked 3 years ago, but someone might still want an answer. Lightweight is always a good idea, for everything. Compromise on weight slightly when it comes to opportunity and price. Aim for 8kg total, settle on 10kg, never go over 12kg….. (dry pack total) Light is good, lighter is better. If you have the time and patience, wait for the sales and clearances. It is not a fashion parade…if it is lighter, pack it!. AARN lightweight packs seems a good start. If it looks a bit flimsy, then make sure to take a bit of duct-tape and handful of small zip-ties/cable-ties for running repairs. If you are still shopping for a back-pack, do not exceed 40 litres. If you can fit everything into a 30-litre-ish pack, then you are doing something right. Buen Camino.