How many litres should a backpack for the Camino de Santiago have?

The capacity of your backpack may be larger or smaller depending on the length of your trip, the weather conditions and the amount of things you need to carry.


The perfect size for the spring and summer months is 45 liters, a capacity more than enough to carry everything you need without back pain.

In winter clothes take up more space and you will need a slightly larger backpack. For short trips a 50 litre rucksack is perfect, but if you are going to be walking for more than 15 days, 55 – 60 litre rucksacks have an ideal capacity for the colder months.

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