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 or a high quality & comfortable hip belt
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.

  • Clothesline and Universal Sink Plug

    Clothesline and Universal Sink Plug

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    5,95
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  • Seam Grip Sealer Adhesive

    Seam Grip Sealer Adhesive

    8,95
    Add to cart
  • LEKI Carbonlite XL

    LEKI Carbonlite XL

    159,95
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  • Waterproof Pouch

    Waterproof Pouch

    6,25
    Add to cart
  • CampGear Compress Bag

    CampGear Compress Bag

    7,25
    Add to cart
  • Money Belt Slide Black

    Money Belt Slide

    15,99
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  • One Cup Coffee Filters

    One Cup Coffee Filters

    7,50
    Add to cart
  • Padded Pouch by Sea to Summit

    Padded Pouch by Sea to Summit

    11,9516,95
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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.

  • Buff Pack Trek Cap Grey

    Buff Pack Trek Cap Grey

    29,95
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  • Outdoor Crew Toesocks

    Outdoor Crew Toesocks by Injinji

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    21,95
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  • Camino de Santiago Cap

    Camino de Santiago Cap

    12,95
    Add to cart
  • Liner Teensokken

    Liner Toe Socks by Injinji (coolmax)

    11,95
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  • Buff Pack Trek Cap Santiago Silversage

    Buff Pack Trek Cap Santiago Silversage

    27,95
    Add to cart
  • Camino Polar Buff Finisterra

    Camino Polar Buff Finisterra

    23,95
    Add to cart
  • High UV Insect Shield Buff

    High UV Insect Shield Buff Solid Military

    23,95
    Add to cart
  • Money Belt Slide Black

    Money Belt Slide

    15,99
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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.

  • Sea to Summit Bestekset

    Camp Cutlery Set

    4,95
    Add to cart
  • Sigg bottle clean tablets

    SIGG Bottle Clean Tablets

    Sale! 6,50 5,95
    Add to cart
  • nuun active

    Nuun Active

    8,25
    Add to cart
  • One Cup Coffee Filters

    One Cup Coffee Filters

    7,50
    Add to cart
  • Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit

    Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit – L

    11,95
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  • Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit

    Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit S

    9,95
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  • Sigg Bottle

    SIGG Bottle

    19,95
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  • Sea To Summit Delta Spork

    Delta Spork

    3,50
    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.

  • Eye mask

    Eye Mask with Ear Plugs

    2,75
    Add to cart
  • Flashlight with bottle opener

    Flashlight with bottle opener

    3,25
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  • Lowland Silk Liner

    Lowland Silk Liner

    52,95
    Add to cart
  • Insect Shield Travel Sheet

    Insect Shield Travel Sheet by Cocoon

    45,95
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  • Lightweight Sleeping Bag Travel

    Lightweight Sleeping Bag Travel

    Rated 3.00 out of 5
    18,75
    Add to cart
  • Ultra-Lightweight trekking mat

    Easy Light Ultra-lightweight trekking mat

    Rated 3.00 out of 5
    42,95
    Add to cart
  • Bedbug undersheet

    Bedbug undersheet by Lifesystems

    15,99
    Add to cart
  • Flexible Ear Plugs

    Flexible Ear Plugs

    9,95
    Add to cart

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Hamam towel – to serve as towel and/or as saray / pareo in the afternoons and evenings
Sunglasses
Comb
Toothbrush, Toothpaste+ cap, or…
Toothbrush, electric
Interdental brushes
Shampoo
Showering gel, or
All purpose soap
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.

  • unbreakable pocket comb

    Unbreakable Pocket Comb

    0,99
    Add to cart
  • Soap Holder

    Soap Holder by Coghlan’s

    3,95
    Add to cart
  • Collapsible Travel Toothbrush

    Collapsible Travel Toothbrush

    3,50
    Add to cart
  • Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash

    Wilderness Wash

    5,50
    Add to cart
  • Travel Shaving Oil

    Travel Shaving Oil

    5,75
    Add to cart
  • Clean Bio Soap

    Clean Bio Soap

    5,95
    Add to cart
  • USB Travel Shaver

    USB Travel Shaver

    20,95
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  • Antibacterial Hand Gel

    Antibacterial Hand Gel Clean Pro

    2,75
    Add to cart

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, after-bite, deet anti-mosquito
Nail clippers (flight cabin approved)
Sun protection cream
After sun
Imodium / ORS
Calendula gel
Feet care cream
Muscle ache creams
Care plus disinfection lotion
Lubricant

You can also browse our complete Health section.

  • heka cleansing liquid (sterilon)

    Heka Cleansing Liquid

    2,85
    Add to cart
  • Buff Bimini Cap Sand

    Buff Bimini Cap Sand

    37,95
    Add to cart
  • Anti chafing balm

    Anti chafing balm by Body Glide

    8,75
    Add to cart
  • Buff Travel Bucket Hat shady khaki

    Travel Bucket Hat Shady Khaki

    32,95
    Add to cart
  • gehwol foot cream

    Gehwol Foot Cream

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    9,95
    Add to cart
  • Camphor Spray

    Camphor Spray

    4,95
    Add to cart
  • safety pin veiligheidsspeld

    Safety pin

    0,20
    Add to cart
  • FIT Sports Balm

    FIT Sports Balm

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    14,95
    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 systems)
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.

  • rfid passport pouch

    RFID PASSPORT POUCH

    16,95
    Add to cart
  • Michelin Zoom 160 Camino Frances

    Michelin Zoom 160 Camino Frances

    9,40
    Add to cart
  • Waterproof Pouch

    Waterproof Pouch

    6,25
    Add to cart
  • Money Belt Slide Black

    Money Belt Slide

    15,99
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  • pilgrim passport pouch

    Pilgrim Passport Pouch

    3,75
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  • Pelgrimspaspoort

    Official Pilgrim Credential, Pilgrim Passport

    4,50
    Add to cart
  • Michelin Zoom 161 Le Puy-en-Velay

    Michelin Zoom 161 Le Puy-en-Velay to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port

    9,40
    Add to cart
  • RFID Money Belt

    16,95
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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
Camino Patches
Camera
Paper/Pen
Lightweight batteries (AA and AAA)

You can also browse our complete Camino Items section.

  • Guardian Angel

    Guardian Angel pendant

    4,75
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  • Camino Kilometer Pole Pin Mojon

    Camino Kilometer Pin

    2,00
    Add to cart
  • Camino patch arrow Small

    Camino Patch Arrow Small

    2,75
    Add to cart
  • Key chain Nail Clippers Bottle Opener

    Key chain Nail Clippers Bottle Opener

    5,95
    Add to cart
  • Camino symbols pin

    Camino Symbols Pin

    2,00
    Add to cart
  • Hand of Fatima Bracelet

    Hand of Fatima Bracelet

    3,95
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  • Walking Pilgrim Pin

    Walking Pilgrim Pin

    2,00
    Add to cart
  • Arrow Pin Camino de Santiago

    Arrow Pin Camino de Santiago

    2,00
    Add to cart

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