Tagged: Poncho

Should I take an umbrella for my Camino de Santiago? 1

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...

Jacket and Poncho or just Poncho? 4

Jacket and Poncho or just Poncho?

The question was: I’ve got a long ‘altus type’ poncho (a thinner one), and was thinking of taking a cheap rain jacket as well to wear to keep the wind off and if it’s...

Poncho or Raincoat for the Camino de Santiago? 2

Poncho or Raincoat for the Camino de Santiago?

TIP: Sillydoll made a post on the topic of raincoats and ponchos for the Camino de Santiago back in October 2007 that created a long and good discussion (218 replies so far). Very good...

Rain gear 0

Rain gear

Good rain gear is important since Galicia is known for its rain. Especially in the fall, winter and spring. The Altus poncho (picture) seems to be a favorite among many pilgrims. Have a look...

Poncho for the Camino de Santiago 0

Poncho for the Camino de Santiago

Ponchos have been recommended in the Camino forum since they give the protection fro the rain, but also let air flow underneath so the heat your body produces can get out. I have always...

Pilgrim Tip: Raincoat or Poncho? 0

Pilgrim Tip: Raincoat or Poncho?

Many first time pilgrims, automatically think that the traditional raincoat is the only option for rain protection while on the pilgrimage. But what about a poncho?