I generally dislike being wet. I hate the clingy, itchy feeling of wet clothes. Also, my hair is very short – so when my head gets rained on, I feel every drop. Irritating.
I also don’t like being too hot. Or too cold. Basically I want to be enveloped in perfect comfort at all times.
Perfect candidate for the Camino, eh?
OK to be real, I am actually not afraid to get messy. I actually love slogging through the elements if I am properly prepared. My wet weather gear currently consists of a Marmot jacket (outer shell) and waterproof snow pants. The jacket is fine but the pants are too hot and heavy for a jaunt through the mountains of Spain (as least I hope so – it doesn’t snow on the Camino in Spring does it???).
While I could probably settle for something like the Kokatat Odyssey Drysuit, I’d need more time than I have to save up $1,300 for just one piece of Camino gear. Plus my kids like to eat and stuff, so . . .
While considering options, I discovered Frog Toggs on my cousin’s Pinterest page. I was skeptical – an ultra-lightweight, waterproof, breathable, rain suit for $25? Yeah, right. Why would anyone buy Gore-Tex when these things existed?
Well, for $25 it was worth a trial run and hopefully soon I will test it on a rainy “Lunchbreak 2k“.