TIP: Rain gear recommendations

Rain

The question was:

We are walking from Leon in May. I’ve read it can be VERY rainy….would appreciate suggestions on how to stay dry and where in the U.S. to purchase. We have Gortex jackets and rain pants, but that might not be the best? thanks for advice. :D

Read the tips given by pilgrims on recommended rain gear for the Camino de Santiago in our Camino forum.

Jacket and Poncho or just Poncho?

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 cold but not actually raining. I can’t imagine walking around in the long poncho unless it’s raining, and I don’t think it would be very warm. What do you think? Is two too much?

Read the good answers regarding ponchos and rain jackets in our forum.