Recommended Gear to Walk the Camino

We walked the Portuguese Coastal Camino in June. We used a portage company to carry our luggage (which is two carry-on bags and two backpacks), and we used day packs on the trail. Every night, we caught up with our luggage at our accommodations, so we only had to carry exactly what we needed for the day. Here is a list of all the things we each had with us, from our hats to our shoes. Clicking on the links below costs you nothing extra, but it does provide a small stream of income for us if you purchase something. Thank you for supporting EatWalkLearn.

Watch the full video about our Camino experience.

Chris’ Complete Camino Ensemble

Chris wore and carried the following things on the Camino

Hat: Sunshade

Sunscreen: Maya Solar 50+ Natural Sunscreen

Sunglasses: When my Maui Jim’s cracked, I wore a cheap pair I got for $10. They were fine.

Shirts: All by Columbia. I prefer cotton blends.

Shorts: Mountain Hardwear Redwood Camp Shorts

Rain jacket: Columbia

Socks: Bombas Ankle High Sport Sock. I am allergic to wool, and I found these Bombas absolutely brilliant for the entire walk.

Boots: Hoka Sky Toa GTX Hiking Boot

After-trail shoes: Keen Zerraport

Backpack: I had a simple $20 back pack I got from Decathalon, an outdoor store in Europe. It had a bladder. It was big enough for my passport, snacks, jacket, fruit, money, mask, first aid kit, and spork. It was similar to this one.

Snacks: various nut mixes, fresh fruit, red and green peppers

First Aid Kit: Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Series

Spork: Human Gear Spork

Headlamp: Petzl Tikkina Headlamp

Steve’s Complete Camino Ensemble

Steve had a few more things with him beyond snacks and wallet contents, but he also only used a small daypack.

Hat: Buff Randall Booney Hat

Sunglasses: Maui Jims

Shirts: Columbia shirts

Pants: Columbia pants

Shorts: Columbia shorts

Socks: SB Sox

Shoes: He wore a pair and carried a pair, swapping them throughout the day. Saucony Excursion TR14.

After-trail shoes: Keen Newport

Rain jacket: Columbia rain jacket

Backpack cover: Duck

Charging cords for devices

Spork: Human Gear Spork

That’s all that we carried on our Camino. It’s all the Camino gear you need in your daypack. What else would you bring?

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