Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack
You need to keep your clothing dry with a secondly method other than a backpack rain cover. The Osprey 3 liter dry sack allows you to keep you pack organized and your clothing dry.
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Roll top closure is waterproof and helps compress items within the dry sack
Rectangular shape assists with efficient packing
Made from durable 40D Rip stop Nylon
Volume - 1831(cube)/30L ; Dimensions - 20h x 11w x 6d ; Weight - 0.13 lbs
reason to purchase for the camino:
While on the Camino de Santiago, you may face some rainy days. A rain cover for your backpack helps keep things a little more dry, but you will notice that it doesn't completely keep your bag dry. Even with a poncho covering your backpack, you may face issues. Having your clothing in a waterproof dry sack is key. These smaller dry sacks are perfect because they allow you to remain organized in your backpack and it is easier to pull out an outfit at a time rather than digging into your entire backpack.
Budget friendly alternatives:
1 Gallon Plastic Zip Bag
About the gear list Curator
It's always good to know who is designing an optimized backpacking list since you should be getting information from experienced backpackers that have not only done wilderness backpacking, but also the Camino itself. There are distinct differences between wilderness backpacking (i.e. Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail) and then walking the Camino de Santiago.
About the Camino Gear List Curator:
Caleb has hiked the entire Camino Frances in the fall of 2016 and has done many wilderness hikes along the Appalachian Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, Machu Pichu, and other smaller week-long treks. His hiking style tends to be a lightweight backpacker rather than an ultralight backpacker. His pack base weight for wilderness thru-hikes tend to be around 15-18 pounds rather than ultralight backpacking weighing below 10 pounds. He also does not recommend the base pack weight above 22 pounds. In general, the Camino is unique because you can cut out some heavy pack items such as a tent and substitute more hygiene products or clothing. The Camino is different from other thru-hikes since it has higher hygiene expectations in it's hiking culture. This list allows for a handful of luxury items and targets the necessities for a Camino hike. If you are planning on doing the Camino in the winter or the Primativo, make sure to read the description of each product to see if you should get it in those circumstances.