2 Replies to “Poncho or Raincoat for the Camino de Santiago?”

  1. Monday: 06/27/2011

    Coat or Poncho – My experience in the Military {in the Marine Corps a poncho serves several functions} is that Ponchos just don’t deal well with wind, cold and rain. Military Ponchos are heavy and will cause to you sweat alot. Civilian Ponchos are flimsy & awkward.

    I recommend a good Outdoor coat, GORTEX or another Breathable material. The coat should have a fold in to the collar hood, two way zippers & good water resistant pockets. New Coats are expensive $$$. However I’ve found some excellent Coats at 2nd hand stores, and on sale days at outdoor stores.

    Where do you live? I may be able to direct you to a good Outdoor store or 2nd hand store.

    Buen Camino

  2. I walked the Camino in December and January 2 years ago. Raingear / protection consisted of goretex side-zippered trousers, gaiters, goretex jacket, goretex gloves, goretex A/B-catergory walking shoes and merino wool as baselayer. Compact, able to regulate temperature and less of a hassle in the wind.

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