Walking the camino to santiago de compostela

Backpacker Packing List Comfy

Camino Comfort covers your comfy needs

On this page you will find info tailored to the Comfy needs.

The big difference with going basic or standard is that you won’t be carrying your own backpack.

Your standard is to go as comfortable as possible, period. You plan and book ahead because you want to have your luggage transferred every day. You need a restaurant nearby your hostel, since you are never going to cook your own meals.

All these needs dictate the gear you will need to carry with you. Check out your packing list below.

Backpacker Packing List Comfy

No ‘weight’ talking for you. Your day pack is all you will be carrying and it will contain a rain coat, some food, a camera and maybe even your tablet to be able to blog comfortably about all your adventures. Still, we urge you to prepare well. Even a day backpack with a weight of say 2 or 3 kg can become a real pain after walking for a few hours. It doesn’t hurt to get a good one and avoid this annoyance!

When you go ‘comfy’, in our vocabulary, you will have your luggage transferred to your next destination each day. This means you can pack as much luxury as you want. Hey, you don’t even need a backpack; your regular suit case will work just fine.

We at Camino Comfort are light-weight freaks, but we also like luxury. One of our goals is to combine the two. We like to leave home with luggage that has some ‘room’ for improvement; think ‘Shoppping’…

We’ll literally search until we drop to find the smallest, lightest and prettiest products for pilgrims. You will soon be able to purchase them in our little shop we are so proud of. If there’s anything you miss on the list, give us a heads-up; we are always happy to built upon other pilgrim’s experience!

There are many different needs, maybe as many as there are pilgrims. You won’t be the perfect match with the categories we crafted. Take our case: Joyce is a hybrid between ‘Standard’ and ‘Comfy’ when it comes to eating, sleeping, and personal accessories. Luisa concurs with the eating and sleeping part but will deal with only having 1 extra set of hiking pants to carry less weight (which will mean doing more often the laundry). Check out the different pages on ‘Basic’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Comfy’ needs and discover your own hybrid comfy level. It’s all up to you really; it’s your Camino!

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One of the major things that will make you feel comfortable is putting everything you need in your backpacker packing list… and not carrying your backpack, but sending it ahead. Let me tell you about two important conditions:

you’ll have to plan your trip (your next day’s stop) since you will need to know where to have your pack transported to. Keep in mind that most transport services cover only a maximum distance of 25 km, and:

you’ll need to stay in accommodations that allow reservations and are open all day (to receive your pack and keep it safe until you arrive). This usually means that municipal albergues are out of scope since they sometimes close very early.

Now, let’s go through how to use the transport services:

Once you arrive at the albergue you tell the receptionist or owner that you wish to send your pack ahead to a certain location (for which you made reservations).
They will contact the luggage transfer service of your choice (they usually have a list from which you can pick from). Make sure you write down the telephone number of the provider you pick.
The receptionist will give you an enveloped form or a ticket form and you’ll need to fill in your name and your destination of choice. Pay the fee (~5 Euros usually) by putting it in the envelope and attach it to your pack. You can leave the pack in a designated area when you leave in the morning. It will be picked up during the day and dropped off at your destination of choice (probably sooner than your estimated arrival time). Once you arrive, you pick it up and check in at your new accommodation for that night.

Comfy

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Day backpack with rain cover
Walking poles (2), it does make a difference!
Water bottles, at least 2 x 0.6L IF you carry your own backpack occasionally.
Festival/Concert mat
Sanitary paper (1 role)
Pocket knife
Expandable belt/waist pouch
Several small water resistent pouches
A set of organizing pouches
Luggage straps
Clothesline + plug

You can also browse our complete General Gear section.

  • SIGG Bottle

    Sigg Bottle Fabulous

    18,95
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  • Pocket Knife Victorinox EcoLine

    Pocket Knife Victorinox EcoLine

    14,95
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  • Packing Pouches

    Packing Pouches ZIP IT

    5,95
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  • LUGGAGE STRAPS

    Luggage Straps Twin

    8,95
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  • LEKI Micro Vario Carbon

    LEKI Micro Vario Carbon

    159,95
    Add to cart
  • Belt pouch

    Belt Pouch – Stretchy

    19,95
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USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Hiking boots/shoes
Dress for the occasion and climate and don’t worry about the weight…
Undies (take as many as you like)
Bra’s (3)
Hiking socks (as many as you like)
Normal socks
Hiking pants long / zip-off (2)
Hiking shorts (1)
Swimming suit / bikini
Belt
Hiking T-shirts (3)
Fleece
Water resistant coat (check out our beautiful Mac-in-a-Sac)
Emergency rain poncho (or a high-quality backpack poncho like this one from Lowland!)
Head / cool cap
Buff (check out our complete collection of Camino Buffs!)
Pajamas

You can also browse our complete Clothing section.

  • Mac in a Sac Neon-yellow

    Mac in a Sac Rain Jacket NEON

    42,95
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  • Emergency Rain Poncho

    Emergency Rain Poncho

    3,50
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  • Cooling Skull Cap

    Cooling Skull Cap

    18,50
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  • Cooling Ranger Cap

    Cooling Ranger Cap

    36,95
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  • Camino Buff Stones Multi

    Camino Buff Stones Multi

    18,95
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  • Backpack Poncho Lowland

    Backpack Poncho Lowland

    41,95
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USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Small bag of salty nuts
Mini cork-screw

You can also browse our complete Eating & Drinking section.

  • SIGG Bottle

    Sigg Bottle Fabulous

    18,95
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  • Sigg bottle clean tablets

    SIGG Bottle Clean Tablets

    Sale! 6,50 5,95
    Add to cart
  • Pocket Knife Victorinox EcoLine

    Pocket Knife Victorinox EcoLine

    14,95
    Add to cart

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Sleeping sheet (this one comes with bed bug protection!)
Pillow, if only ‘your’ pillow works for you (and your neck)
Sleeping mask if you turn in early, or start late.

You can also browse our complete Sleeping section.

  • Sleeping Mask

    Sleeping Mask by Go Travel

    8,95
    Add to cart
  • EX3 Cotton Travel Sleeper Rectangular

    EX3 Cotton Travel Sleeper Anti-Bedbug

    Sale! 32,99 30,99
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  • Ear Plugs

    Ear Plugs by Go Travel

    14,95
    Add to cart

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Hamam towel – to serve as towel and/or as pareo in the afternoon and evening
Sunglasses
Comb
Toothpaste+ cap, or…
Toothbrush, electric
Interdental brushes
Shampoo
Showering gel
Hair styling cream/gel
Tampons and/or sanitary napkins
USB Shaver (men), or
Your usual shaving gear + cover
Shaving leaves, shaving oil, shaving foam (men’s)
Facial skin care product.
Eau de toilette
Deodorant
Q-tips
Travel Toiletry Bottles
Washbag

You can also browse our complete Personal Care section.

  • Wash Bag Tour

    Wash Bag Tour II

    17,95
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  • USB Travel Shaver

    USB Travel Shaver

    20,95
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  • Travel Toiletry Bottles

    Travel Toiletry Bottles

    0,257,00
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  • Travel Shaving Oil

    Travel Shaving Oil

    5,75
    Add to cart
  • Hamam towel small

    Hamam Towel Small

    9,50
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  • Hamam Towel Saray Pareo turqoise

    Hamam Towel – Saray Pareo

    11,95
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USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Personal medication
Pain relief medication
Emergency kit for hikers: with extra blister care items, sterilon or betadine, alcohol swaps, tick-remover, jaico after-bite, deet anti-mosquito
Nail clippers (flight cabin approved)
Sun protection cream
After sun aloe-gel
Imodium / ORS
Calendula cream
Feet cream care
Muscle ache creams
Care plus disinfection lotion
Lubricant
Parakito bracelet anti-mosquitos

You can also browse our complete Health section.

  • Venom extractor

    Venom extractor

    Sale! 21,95 18,50
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  • Sun Protection Outdoor

    Sun Protection Outdoor&Sea SPF 50

    15,50
    Add to cart
  • Sidas Foot Protection

    Sidas Foot Protection Kit

    Sale! 19,95 14,95
    Add to cart
  • Para'Kito

    Para’Kito Bracelet

    Sale! 17,50 13,95
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  • first aid kit

    First Aid Kit

    10,95
    Add to cart
  • Anti blister balm

    Anti blister balm by Body Glide

    8,75
    Add to cart

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Pilgrim Credential
Addresses and phone numbers
Money/CC (check out our RFID Identity protection wallets)
Insurance Card / documents
Travel guide / maps
Passport / Travel ID
Document pouches
Reading material
Basic Spanish travel dictionary

You can also browse our complete Documents section.

  • Waterproof Wallet

    Waterproof Wallet

    4,75
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  • Waterproof Pouch

    Waterproof Pouch

    5,75
    Add to cart
  • RFiD Protection Pocket Wallet

    RFiD Protection – Pocket Wallet

    14,99
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  • RFiD Currency Wallet Grey

    RFID Currency Wallet

    16,99
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  • RFiD Body Wallet Waist

    RFID Body Wallet – Waist

    24,99
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  • Money Belt Slide Black

    Money Belt Slide

    15,99
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USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Phone + charger
Tablet + charger
Scallop shell
Saint Christopher, patron of travelers
Pilgrim pins
Camera
Paper/Pen
Lightweight batteries (AA and AAA)

You can also browse our complete Extras section

  • Varta Lithium Professional AA

    Varta Lithium Professional AA

    7,25
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  • saint Christopher

    Saint Christopher Key Chain

    4,75
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