Rain clothes is something that you can save lots of weight on. You can easily carry over one kilo of rain clothes if you bring a shell jacket and rain pants that weigh 500 grams each, plus a backpack rain cover that weigh around 100 grams. I think that shell clothes are outstanding for slower hikes with my children (especially in cold weather), but when I move fast and sweat a lot I get wet from the inside. Temperatures in Spain might rise up to 40 degrees Celsius.
Ultra-sil Nano Poncho
I’ve tested this rain poncho from Sea to Summit in warmer weather in Sweden, and I think it’s outstanding. It can replace a shell jacket and a backpack rain cover. It even protects part of the legs as well. The pack size is tiny compared to traditional rain shell clothes. I admit that shell clothes look nicer than a flapping poncho, but the advantages that a poncho offer are just too good to resist. The problem about getting wet from the inside doesn’t exist with a poncho, so I think this will be an excellent piece of equipment for the Camino.
Weight: 142 g (including stuff sack)
Violin rating: 🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻 (5/5)