Should I take an umbrella for my Camino de Santiago?


The question was:

I’m tempted to take an umbrella. I’ve found them useful in the past when it is raining – especially for evenings/rest days. I also wondered – for this trip – if one might be useful on those bits where you have to walk in the sun and there is no shade?

. . . but – even though mine only weighs 138g – it’s still 138g more than I really want to carry . . .

What do people think?

Read the conversation on umbrella on the Camino de Santiago here.

  • longdistancepilgrim

    Don’t take an umbrella. Protect yourself from rain with a poncho, and from the sun with a large rimmed hat. Both are useful and useable during rest days, too. In any case, when it rains in Spain it’s often windy, so an umbrella won’t be much good.