Camino Gear

Camino Backpack: Osprey Sirrus

April 28, 2014
Purple backpack on rocky streambed

Trying out a smaller pack, the Osprey Sirrus 36 (instead of the Osprey Kyte 46). It’s beautiful. I hope it fits and that it’s the right size for my gear. 

Note 9/27/15: I did use this pack on my 2014 Camino Francés and my 2015 Camino del Norte and Camino Francés and found it to be the right size. I don’t love the way it rides but it was fine.

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  • Kathleen April 9, 2015 at 19:46

    The Osprey Sirrus 36 is what I used for the Camino Frances and it was the perfect pack for me! Anything larger and I would have brought extra stuff. Although it sounds like you are gearing up for quite the extensive camino expedition and might want to carry a sleeping pad which I did not carry. One of my “Camino Family” had previously hiked three weeks of the Camino Norte and in her opinion a sleeping pad was quite necessary. Buen Camino!

    • Sometimes She Travels April 9, 2015 at 19:56

      Thanks Kathleen! This is actually a page from my gear research last spring before last summer’s Camino. I ended up taking the Osprey Sirrus 36 and found it was exactly the right size, which didn’t leave much room for food on the days I wanted to carry a sandwich and such. I did take a lightweight down sleeping bag but not a pad. I’d love to know why your Camino family member recommended a sleeping pad!

  • Kathleen April 9, 2015 at 23:38

    whoops, I suppose I should’ve double checked the post date before commenting! My friend Ashley, who started her Camino Norte two summers ago, said that accomedations were less plentiful than on the Camino Frances. She said that several times she had to sleep on an albergue floor (using her sleeping pad) because there would only be one small albergue in town, which had already filled up. Consequently, she carried a bulky foam pad all along the Camino France’s and we only used it to sit on for trail side picnics!

    • Sometimes She Travels April 10, 2015 at 08:30

      Lol. I do that all the time. Good to know about the accommodations. Do you know which months your friend was there?

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