When you start planning a trek you start to learn new words and not the ones women want to hear, like cashmere, silk or suede those items do not belong on a #walking trek. You start to look for items that weigh as little as possible. You want clothes that will wick moisture away from parts of you that you don’t want moisture in and of course it has to be quick dry because likely there isn’t a service laundry mat near by. I learned the importance of merino wool and why it is the best choice for clothing and socks, it is always a personal choice but I found them to be perfect. When you can only carry about 15-20lbs everything you buy has to be small, light weight and have more than one purpose, like my towel, it was a pillow, blanket and a wrap if needed. If you are planning a walk like ours on the Camino visit your locals ##MEC or whatever you outdoor store is the staff are generally very helpful and knowledgeable about what you might need.
Jeff and I are always available to offer our advice about gear or the Camino, just email us your question and don’t forget to follow us by email.
Oh What a Journey!