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

  • Flashlight with bottle opener

    Flashlight with bottle opener

    3,25
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  • Cascadian Camp Cup

    Cascadian Camp Cup

    3,75
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  • Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit

    Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit S

    9,95
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  • Quick Release Buckles

    3,75
    Add to cart
  • Sigg bottle clean tablets

    SIGG Bottle Clean Tablets

    Sale! 6,50 5,95
    Add to cart
  • waist bag stripes green

    Waist Bag Gipsy Stripes – Handmade

    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    Sale! 19,95 16,95
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  • TEKK CUTLERY SET

    TEKK Cutlery Set

    4,75
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  • Sigg Fles Traveller Touch

    Sigg Traveller Bottle Touch

    19,95
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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.

  • Buff Pack Trek Cap

    Buff Pack Trek Cap The Way Graphite

    32,95
    Add to cart
  • Backpack Poncho Lowland

    Backpack Poncho Lowland

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    44,95
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  • Emergency Rain Poncho

    Emergency Rain Poncho

    3,50
    Add to cart
  • Camino Buff Signal Royal Blue

    Camino Buff Signal Royal Blue

    Sale! 18,95 16,95
    Add to cart
  • Mac in a Sac Neon-yellow

    Mac in a Sac Rain Jacket NEON

    44,95
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  • Reflective Buff

    Reflective Buff Blue

    22,95
    Add to cart
  • Deuter backpack Rain cover II

    Neon Backpack Rain Cover by Deuter

    19,95
    Add to cart
  • Buff Bimini Cap Sand

    Buff Bimini Cap Sand

    37,95
    Add to cart

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.

  • Cascadian Camp Cup

    Cascadian Camp Cup

    3,75
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  • TEKK CUTLERY SET

    TEKK Cutlery Set

    4,75
    Select options
  • Sigg Bottle

    SIGG Bottle

    19,95
    Select options
  • Sigg bottle clean tablets

    SIGG Bottle Clean Tablets

    Sale! 6,50 5,95
    Add to cart
  • Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit

    Round Neoprene Pouch Sea to Summit S

    9,95
    Select options
  • Sea To Summit Delta Spork

    Delta Spork

    3,50
    Add to cart
  • Cascadian Camp Plate

    Cascadian Camp Plate

    4,95
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  • SIGG Bottle

    Sigg Bottle Fabulous

    18,95
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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.

  • ultra lightweight down sleeping bag

    Ultralight Down Sleeping Bag

    219,95
    Add to cart
  • Ear Plugs

    Ear Plugs by Go Travel

    14,95
    Add to cart
  • Ultra-Lightweight trekking mat

    Easy Light Ultra-lightweight trekking mat

    Rated 3.00 out of 5
    42,95
    Add to cart
  • Flexible Ear Plugs

    Flexible Ear Plugs

    9,95
    Add to cart
  • Sleepsoft Oordoppen Alpine

    Sleepsoft Earplugs by Alpine

    12,95
    Add to cart
  • Lightweight Trekking Mat

    Easy Light Lightweight Trekking Mat

    34,95
    Add to cart
  • Insect Shield Travel Sheet

    Insect Shield Travel Sheet by Cocoon

    45,95
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  • Sleeplight Anti Bed Bug Sleeping Bag

    Sleeplight Anti Bed Bug Sleeping Bag

    99,95
    Add to cart

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

Microfiber towels (or Hamam towel)
Hamam towel
Sunglasses
Comb
Toothpaste
Sonic lightweight Toothbrush or collapsible Toothbrush + cap
Interdental brushes
Shampoo
Showering gel
Soap 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.

  • Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash

    Wilderness Wash

    5,50
    Add to cart
  • Urinelle Urinating Tube for Women

    Urinelle Urinating Tube for Women

    3,95
    Add to cart
  • Travel Toiletry Bottles

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    0,259,30
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  • Razor Guard

    Razor Guard by Go Travel

    5,95
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  • All purpose soap Lifeventure

    All Purpose Soap by Lifeventure

    4,99
    Add to cart
  • Collapsible Travel Toothbrush

    Collapsible Travel Toothbrush

    3,50
    Add to cart
  • Travel Shaving Oil

    Travel Shaving Oil

    5,75
    Add to cart
  • Sensitive Shaving Foam

    Sensitive Shaving Foam

    2,49
    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 (this one is flight cabin approved and super lightweight!)
Sun protection cream
After sun
Imodium / ORS
Calendula gel
Feet cream care
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.

  • Waterproof Pouch Large

    Waterproof Pouch Large

    7,95
    Add to cart
  • Michelin Zoom 160 Camino Frances

    Michelin Zoom 160 Camino Frances

    9,40
    Add to cart
  • pilgrim passport pouch

    Pilgrim Passport Pouch

    3,75
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  • Camino Gift Card

    Camino Gift Card

    15,00500,00
    Select amount
  • Waterproof Pouch

    Waterproof Pouch

    6,25
    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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  • rfid passport pouch

    RFID PASSPORT POUCH

    16,95
    Add to cart

USE THIS AS A STARTING POINT FOR YOUR PACKING LIST:

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

You can also browse our complete Camino Items section.

  • Metal saint james shell pin

    Metal Saint James Shell Pin

    2,00
    Add to cart
  • st James Shell Magnet

    Shell Magnet

    3,50
    Add to cart
  • Camino Patch Small Modern Shell

    Camino Patch Small Modern Shell

    2,75
    Add to cart
  • Metal Saint James Cross Pin

    Metal Saint James Cross Pin

    2,00
    Add to cart
  • leather st james shell necklace

    Leather St James Shell Necklace

    6,50
    Add to cart
  • St James cross pendant

    St James Cross Pendant

    15,95
    Add to cart
  • foot pendant

    Cute foot pendant

    1,95
    Add to cart
  • Camino de Santiago Ribbon

    Camino de Santiago Ribbon

    1,75
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