Always take appropriate clothing on the Camino

Clothes Maketh the Man, or Woman, as they say. Well, for us it's more a matter of comfort than style, although at the end of the clothing exercise, we should still be accepted into polite society!

Your Clothes have to be COMFORTABLE and Supportive

THE BEST way to select your walking clothes:
is to visit one of the Walking Journeys Outfitters and try on a variety of clothes. The secret to appropriate clothes is the LAYER TECHNIQUE.

The Layer technique allows you to put on or take off as many layers of clothing as you like, as you walk. Because we all have differing metabolisms and body heat regulation systems, this Layer Technique allows for great flexibility.
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Clothes

Your clothing list should include:

  • First layer - T-shirt, underwear.
  • Second layer - Long or Short Sleeved Shirt.
  • Travel Trousers or Zip-offs or Shorts.
  • Fleece Jacket.
  • Rain Jacket.
  • Over Pants.
  • Sun, Rain Hat.
What Type
  • FIRST LAYER.
  • Comfortable, quick-dry T-Shirt(s).
  • Quick wash and dry Underwear.
  • Inner-Liner Socks.
  • SECOND LAYER.
  • Short or long-sleeved shirt - quick dry.
  • Buff or Bandana for warmth or sun protection.
  • Preferrably synthetic blend fabrics.
  • TRAVEL TROUSERS.
  • Loose and flexible.
  • Zip off trousers double as walking shorts.
  • Synthetic blend fabrics - quick dry.
  • Walking Shorts.
  • FLEECE JACKET.
  • Variety of styles.
  • For Warmth.
  • Comfortable fit - not too snug.
  • Variety of weights.
  • RAIN JACKET.
  • Breathable Fabric.
  • Ensure that it is long enough.
  • Adequate Pockets.
  • Some have armpit ventilation.
  • OVER PANTS.
  • As important as Jacket.
  • Large enough to go over trousers.
  • Side Zipped.
  • Buttoned legs.
  • SUN, RAIN HAT.
  • Wide Brim.
  • Sturdy in Wind Conditions.
  • Colour to Suit.
  • Adequate Ventilation.
Results:
Your Clothes should:
  • 1. Be Comfortable.
  • 2. Keep You Dry.
  • 3. Last for Some Time.