How much weight should I carry in my backpack on the Camino de Santiago?

Before you start making your backpack, it is important to set a weight limit to avoid filling it with “porsiacasos” and unnecessary things. Ideally, it should weigh a maximum of 10% of our weight, 6 or 7 kg for women and 7 or 8 kg for men.

It is very important to distribute the weight properly: place the heaviest belongings on the back, the sleeping bag on the bottom to cushion and check that it is well balanced, without being tilted.

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