General Care

Backpacker Packing List Standard

Camino Comfort covers your standard needs

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

The big difference with going basic is that you will sleep in your own private room, you will not always depend on cooking your own meals since you like to go out eating at least once a day, preferably dinner.

You do want a decent and clean standard level of living while walking, so you won’t hesitate to take a few extra accessories to make your walking adventure more comfortable.

All these needs dictate the gear you will need to carry with you. Check out your ‘Backpacker packing List Standard’ below.

Backpacker Packing List Standard

Every kilo weighs double or triple once you are walking.  When you go ‘standard’ you won’t be carrying a lot of luxury with you. A bit more than the basic die-hard pilgrim, but hey, you want to be able to shave, you want to enjoy the food, and you don’t want to be doing the laundry every day, so an extra set of clothes is your standard. On the other hand, you’ll be taking stuff with you that need to be very low in weight because you do insist on carrying your own backpack.

Just remember this ground rule: at the end of your walking day, your 12 kg pack will feel like 24 kg. Even the most experienced walkers advice to take not more than 10% of your weight. Luisa, the small Spanish one of the team is not totally agreeing with this. “I mean think of it: if you are rather small and overweight you would be allowed to take quite a lot of weight. Not a good idea; don’t take the 10% rule”.

Pack only the things you will need, leave luxury at home as much as possible for your standard and take about 10 kg if you are a guy and about 8 kg max if you are a woman. Take into account that food and water you bring along weighs a total of 2 kg (take or leave). That means that you’re looking at 8 kg and 6 kg gear for men and woman respectively. Your feet, knees and hips will thank you for it. If you think I’m forgetting about the ‘shoulders’, don’t forget to check the ‘Pilgrim’s backpack’ page, where we explain why a good backpack is well fitted when the weight is actually completely on your hips and your shoulders are free of any friction or weight.

In addition we at Camino Comfort are light-weight freaks. We’ll literally search until we drop to find the smallest and lightest products for pilgrims. You will soon be able to purchase them in our little shop we are so proud of (under continuous construction to keep meeting your needs. 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!

Hi! Wally here. I’m not particularly happy today. Look at my backpack, looks heavy right?Backpacker packing list standard

I’m here to warn you: most pilgrims throw a lot of stuff away (or sent it back home) when they are a few days into their travel adventures. They simply come to realize that they are carrying a lot of items that they are not going to be using. We provide information for a backpacker packing list based on your needs and daily budget level. The truth is that a lot of pilgrims pack items with the background idea of ‘just in case’.

The Camino Comfort Team has created a couple of example pack lists that will help you decide what stuff to take with you.

Standard

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Backpack with rain cover
Walking poles (2)
Water bottles, at least 2 x 0.6L
Festival/Concert mat
Sanitary paper (1 role)
Pocket knife
Flash light / Head light
Small aluminum karabiner clasps (3 or 4)
Expandable belt/waist pouch
Several small water resistent pouches
A set of organizing pouches
Straps
Clothesline + plug

You can also browse our complete General Gear section.

  • SIGG Bottle

    Sigg Bottle Fabulous

    18,95
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  • pouches

    Pouches

    7,95
    Add to cart
  • Packing Pouches

    Packing Pouches ZIP IT

    5,95
    Add to cart
  • LEKI Thermolite XL

    LEKI Thermolite XL

    119,95
    Add to cart
  • Belt pouch

    Belt Pouch – Stretchy

    19,95
    Select options
  • Aluminum Biner blue

    Aluminum biner 6 mm

    1,75
    Select options

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Hiking boots/shoes
Sandals / rest food wear
Undies (4)
Winter: thermo underwear (2)
Bra’s (3)
Hiking socks (3)
Normal socks
Hiking pants long / zip off (2)
Hiking / swimming shorts (1)
Belt
Hiking T-shirts (3)
Fleece
Water resistant coat (like our 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 Camino de Santiago Buff Collection!)
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
    Add to cart
  • 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
    Add to cart
  • 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.

  • 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)
Earplugs
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:

Microfiber towels (or Hamam towel)
Hamam towel
Sunglasses
Comb
Toothpaste
Toothbrush + cap
Interdental brushes
Shampoo
Showering gel
Soap leaves to wash your clothes
Hair styling cream/gel
Tampons and/or sanitary napkins
USB Shaver (men), or
Shaving gear, light weight + cap
Shaving leaves, shaving oil, or shaving foam
Facial skin care product.
Eau de toilette
Deodorant
Q-tips
Travel Toiletry Bottles
Wash bag

You can also browse our complete Personal Care section.

  • Wash Bag Tour

    Wash Bag Tour II

    17,95
    Add to cart
  • 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
    Select options
  • Hamam Towel Saray Pareo turqoise

    Hamam Towel – Saray Pareo

    11,95
    Select options

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 (this one is flight cabin approved and super lightweight!)
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
    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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  • nail clippers

    Nail Clippers

    8,95
    Add to cart
  • first aid kit

    First Aid Kit

    10,95
    Add to cart
  • Anti chafing balm

    Anti chafing balm by Body Glide

    10,95
    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 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
    Add to cart
  • 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
    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:

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

You can also browse our complete Camino Items section

  • Varta Lithium Professional AA

    Varta Lithium Professional AA

    7,25
    Add to cart
  • saint Christopher

    Saint Christopher Key Chain

    4,75
    Add to cart

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