Need a packing list for the Camino de Santiago?
I’ve walked the Camino Frances twice in recent years. Before these trips, I had hiked a number of other long distance trails and this is why/how I ended up with some of the items on this list. However, as a result of my experiences on the Camino, I have included a number of items that should work better for your packing list for the Camino De Santiago.
There is also an image of this Camino packing list down below which you are free to download/use.
Packing List for the Camino de Santiago
The Big Four
Backpack | Osprey Talon 33 or Osprey Tempest 34 (Female version of the Talon backpack)
Sleeping Bag | Something small and light-ish. Check out this REALLY cheap option.
Shoes | Altra Lone Peak 4.5 Trail Runners
Trekking Poles | Decathlon has some cheap options. I don’t believe in spending big on this item.
Headwear | Baseball Cap & Beanie
Sunglasses | Any
Jacket| Insulated/puffy jacket. I really like the Rab Cirrus Flex 2.0 Hooded Jacket.
Rain jacket or poncho | Something very small and light. It won’t be used often.
T-Shirts | 3 x t-shirts.
Shorts & Trousers | Shorts for walking and long pants for the evenings.
Hiking Socks | 1000 Mile Trail Socks x 3
Underwear | Ex-Officio Boxers x 3
Light Sweater | Useful/comfortable for the evenings but possible to use puffy jackets when cooler instead.
Gloves | Light pair of gloves.
Headlamp | I love my Petzl Actik Core
Raincover | Osprey Pack Cover
Travel Towel | Small microfibre towel
SPF lip balm | Any
Small Shampoo Bottle | Take a travel-size bottle of shampoo only and replace this at supermarkets each week.
Deodorant | Take a small deodorant stick. Leave the perfume or aftershave at home.
Toothpaste and Brush | Take a regular sized toothbrush and toothpaste.
Phone | iPhone
Camera | I use a Canon G7X Mark ii
Media Storage | I make my videos using iMovie on iPad Mini
Powerbank | Anker 10,000 AMP is a really good powerbank
Headphones | Any
Charger/converter/adapter | Any
Cords | USB Phone Cable, iPad cable, camera charger
Compede / Scissors / Needle
You can always remove some of these items as you go but the less you bring, the less you carry.
Buen Camino and make sure to watch my Camino Vlog Series on YouTube to see what it’s like out there !