The 10 best backpacks for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago

 

Camino de santiago recommended backpacks

 

It is essential to choose the perfect backpack!

After carefully choosing your footwear, your backpack will be the next choice of equipment for the pilgrimage to Santiago.
The backpack will be your "home" as you make your way along the trail and will contain everything you need for the trip. If you choose the wrong backpack, you'll struggle for miles with sore shoulders, tired backs, and sore hips.

We have selected some suggestions onlinerimuseful bodies to help you choose the right backpack, e.grimLet's start with some simple rules:


    1. Travel Light! When I ask fellow pilgrims what they learned and/or what they would do differently, the number one response is "I would bring less stuff!". If you put too many things in your backpack and carry a heavy load, no backpack, not even the most comfortable one, can help you.
      Bring only the essentials!

    2. Choose the correct size: Once you have decided on the type of backpack you think is most idonea, try it on to find the correct size. If your backpack is only available online, be sure to measure your bust and hips to order the optionone of correct size. Adjust the waist belt, shoulders, load lifters, etc. To get the perfect fit for your body.

    3. Train, train and train some more: Once you have purchased your backpack, your trip is ready to begin. Load your backpack with your desired base weight and do a few months of training. Make sure your shoulders, hips and back are comfortable. If you have problems with the adjustmentone or you don't feel comfortable try changing the set up! Comfort is essential, because the journey will be long.

    4. Think small: When making your packing list, aim for a total weight of around 15 pounds and a base weight (without shoes and clothing worn). This will allow you to move light and comfortably.

    5. Think strategically: Don't put in your backpack what you can buy along the way. Snacks, drinks and food can be purchased multiple times a day, so don't stock up. Personal hygiene items and first aid kit can also be purchased at least every other day, so keep your kit to the basics. Clothes can be hand washed every day, so two pairs of each item are sufficient.

  1. Nothing beats training: It doesn't matter how much time and money you spend buying the perfect equipment. If you are not physically and mentally fit, your chances of completing the pilgrimage will decrease dramatically.

Given these trail conditions, the suggestsriment for pilgrims is to consider backpacks with a capacity of between 20 and 40 litres. If you are considering traveling very light, 25 liters will be more than enough. It's nice to have a little more space to carry snacks, drinks and that purchasing the backpack is an optionone for all the excursions in your post-Camino life.

backpack for the Camino de Santiago and mountain excursions

 


What and what features to look for

Many would-be pilgrims do a lot of shopping and researching equipment online. When looking at backpacks and footwear, this can present some real challenges, as it's much better to try these items on in person. To help meet this challenge, below is a list of things to pay attention toone during the visualizzazione of photos, technical data sheets and descriptions of the backpack.

    • Light: Don't look at anything more than 2 pounds

    • Breathable: Wearing a backpack all day in the hot weather can be a challenge if the backpack isn't ventilated well in the back

    • Correct measurement: Be sure to measure your bust and waist to get the right back length and waist size. 

    • Durable: Lightweight backpacks are great, but they can be short-lived. Be sure to read the reviews to make sure the backpack is durable.

    • Comfortable: Look for padded shoulder straps and a comfortable waist belt

    • Availability: It is important to be able to try a backpack primto buy it. For this reason I advise you to go to shops specialHiking sites where you can try out the backpack.

Camino de Santiago choose the perfect backpack

 

We will now explain the strengths and weaknesses of the 10 best backpacks for pilgrims walking along the Camino De Santiago


Backpack for hiking Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest 40L

The HMG Southwest 2400 is one of the backpacks trekking most popular on the market. Weighing 1Kg, this 40 liter backpack is durable and comfortable. The rear part lacks ventilationone, but it is still comfortable on hot days. The inside of the backpack has two aluminum tie rods rimovibilities to lighten the load even further. This backpack is expensive, but one of the best choices for all outdoor adventures.

Ideal for: pilgrims who want a backpack to use for the Camino de Santiago and all the adventures after the trip
Pros: light, comfortable, resistant
Cons: very expensive, without ventilationone rear, without load supports


Match the right glasses: GRAVEL Polarized lens - Price: €84,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)

Cycling glasses GRAVEL polarized matte black

 





Backpack from Outdoor Gossamer Gear Kumo 36L

If you were to leave for Spain and start a Camino tomorrow, the Kuma 36L would be the ideal backpack. This backpack without is super light, features padded shoulder straps with many pockets, a waist belt with a padded back and rimoviable. The side pockets are large and easy to reach, while the side pulls are perfect for drying clothes and towels.

Best for: Pilgrims with light loads looking for comfort
Pros: Lightweight, feature-rich
Cons: More limited load


Match the right glasses: OUTDOOR Polarized lenses - Price: €84,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Model hiking glasses OUTDOOR polarized lenses dpol




ULA Photon 35L backpack for Camino Santiago

The ULA Photon 35L is very similar to the Kumo 36L listed above, but ranks just below due to its extra weight, few pockets, and roll top closure. Where Photon is very good is in customizationone of the waist attachment size, more color options and even you select itone of the shape of the shoulder strap.

Best for: Lightweight hikers looking for a customizable backpack
Pros: Lightweight, affordable, durable
Cons: Very small pockets, no load support


Match the right glasses: PLANET Polarized lenses - Price: €69,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Polarized mountain glasses with mirrored lenses Planet



Osprey Exos 38 Pilgrim Backpack

Osprey's Exos line of backpacks was one of the primand lightweight solutions from the brand available in stores outdoor. The Exos is a very comfortable backpack with well-padded shoulder straps and full construction. The Exos 38 is a bit heavy and lacks pockets and few customization optionsone.

Ideal for: hikers who want to try a different backpack
Pro: available in major stores outdoor, comfortable, resistant
Cons: Few pockets, a little heavy


Match the right glasses: PLANET Photochromic lenses - Price: €94,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Mountaineering glasses with photochromic lenses 2-4 model planet




Osprey Talon 33L mountain backpack

If you like the Osprey Exos 38, but want something a little lighter and frameless, the Talon 33L is a great hiking backpack. The Talon 22L is a great hiking backpack and I have many pilgrims wearing the verseone 33L along the Camino. The Talon 33L also has hip pockets, chest pockets and side pockets, which are easy to reach even on the move.

Ideal for: hikers who want sensationone of a backpack for hikingone very comfortable and practical
Pros: available in major stores, comfortable, resistant
Cons: Lightly padded shoulder straps can't handle heavy loads


Match the right glasses: GRAVEL Polarized lens - Price: €89,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Mirrored glasses from trekking with polarized mask




Z Packs black 38L walking and hiking backpack

The Z Packs is the lightest backpack on this list at 350 grams. Z Packs is well known in the world for producing ultra-lightweight products. There are many compromises with such a lightweight backpack, such as having no hip or shoulder pockets, no frame, and very little padding. This is a Camino backpack only for pilgrims who travel ultra light.

Best for: Hikers looking for the lightest backpack possible
Pros: Ultra light
Cons: minimal padding, thin belt at the waist, few pockets


Match the right glasses: DOME Polarized Photochromic Lenses - Price: €124,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Photo of gray mountain and mountaineering glasses with photochromic lenses




Sierra designs Flex Capacitor 25-40L hiking backpack

The Flex Capacitor 25-40 is a very interesting backpack from Sierra Designs. As you can see in the side photo, the middle 25-40 can expand and contract from 25-40L. At 1,2 liters, Capacitor 25-40 is one of the heaviest backpacks on this list, and provides plenty of cushioning.one, pockets and functionality for its weight.

Best for: Hikers looking for a complete package with lots of cargo options
Pros: soft, comfort, flexibility
Cons: Heavy and excessive for lighter travellers


Match the right glasses: XLITE Polarized lenses - Price: €69,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Mountain glasses for hiking and trekking polarized lenses model XLITE




Granite Gear Crown2 Outdoor Hiking Backpack

The Granite Gear Crown2 38 has all the features of a traditional backpack, but in a lightweight construction. The Crown2 38 is very light and weighs only 1 kg, but can reduce the weight up to 700 grams with the rimone dayone of the moving parts. The Crown2 38 has large pockets, ventilationone back, padded straps and many loading options.

Best for: Hikers who want a traditional, lightweight backpack
Pros: comfortable, lightweight, durable, lots of space
Cons: None


Match the right glasses: PLANET Photochromic lenses - Price: €94,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Mountaineering glasses with photochromic lenses 2-4 model planet




Backpack for adventures outdoor ultraspire epic XT25L

UltrAspire Epic XT is the perfect Camino backpack for pilgrims who prefer the perfect fit and fit. The Epic XT offers 25 liters of total storage with elastic pockets all around and large elasticated chest pockets. The comfort of the Epic XT is fantastic for loads under 7 kg.

Ideal for: pilgrims who want the fit, can also be used for trail running
Pros: Convenient, lots of loading options
Cons: Even if the back support part is in mesh, you sweat on hot days


Match the right glasses: XLITE J Polarized lenses - Price: €69,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Polarized mountain glasses for men and women XLITE J




Ultimate director fast pack 35L walking backpack

Like the UltraAspire Epic XT 25L, the UD Fast Pack 35L is built around fit. Owners of the Fast Pack 35 and 45 and use them for long-lasting adventures. The Fast Pack lacks the waist belt and large pockets found on the Epic XT, but provides a little more volume and more breathability.one. Like the Epic XT, the Fastpack will be best suited to those carrying less than 10kg.

Best for: Hikers who want a hybrid backpack - great for trail running
Pros: comfort, weight, volume
Cons: Small chest pockets and thin belt at the waist


Match the right glasses: INFINITE OPTIC Photochromic lenses - Price: €94,90
Use the code SANTIAGO15 and enjoy a 15% discount on the purchase of new glasses
(Discount cannot be combined with products on offer or other Coupon codes)


Photochromic sports glasses DCHROM for the practice of all model sports Infinite Optic


 

PROTECT YOUR EYES

For protectionone of your eyes DEMON has created a line of technical glasses for all adventures Outdoor

DISCOVER THE COLLECTIONONE COMPLETE

Back to the blog