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Camino de Santiago – Gear list

Camino de Santiago Gear List

The Camino de Santiago or Way of St. James, is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain. Here, legend has it that the remains of the apostle, Saint James the Great, are buried. It is difficult to define where exactly the Camino starts, as pilgrims used to start their journey from their own home and over the years, different Camino ways have emerged, but the most popular is the last 100km of the French Way.

Take a look at our Camino de Santiago gear list and tap into our well of experience and enthusiasm.

We’ve all tried and tested the gear we sell. Between us all, there’s a wealth of information to be had. We have compiled a list of our recommendations for things to bring along with you to keep you covered in your time away and help you get the most out of your adventure.


1 x warm hat (wool or fleece)

1 x sun hat

1 x Buff


Good quality category 2 sunglasses

Sunscreen – factor 30

Lipbalm with sunscreen


1-2 x liner gloves

1 x waterproof gloves


3-4 pairs of walking/trekking socks (wool or synthetic)

If you are going in summer: Lightweight waterproof trail shoes

If you are going in spring or late autumn: Lightweight trekking boots

Trekking sandals for evening use/as a break from your primary footwear


Underwear/baselayers (wool is recommended – no smell factor!) consisting of:

If you are going in spring or late autumn: 1 x base layer tights

2 x base layer long sleeve top

1 x base layer short sleeve top/short sleeve synthetic shirt (with SPF factor)

1 x Midweight fleece jacket/lightweight insulated jacket

2 x trekking pants (synthetic, convertible are ideal)


1 x lightweight jacket

1 x lightweight pants (ones with long side zips are recommended)

1 x poncho


Self-guided trips: 35-40 litre

Guided/supported trips: 25 litre


Sleeping bag liner (cotton vs silk is personal preference, but silk is more comfortable and takes up less precious space)

If you are camping in spring or late autumn: sleeping bag with -5c comfort

If you are camping in summer: sleeping bag with 0 – +5 comfort

Earplugs (refugio’s can be noisy at night)

Misc Items:

Head torch

Water bladder – 2 litre

Hand sanitizer (alcohol wash)

Travel towel

Water bottle – 1 litre

Trekking poles (pair)


4 x dry bags

First aid kit (including blister kit)

Route guide book

If you haven’t already chosen a tour guide or a group to go on your Camino de Santiago adventure with, we’d recommend Follow the Camino details of their trip can be found by clicking here.








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