ProLiteGear.com – the leading shopping guide and product review website for high performance outdoor gear
founder & owner
Craig started skiing at age 3, backpacking at age 6, and mountain climbing in the Beartooth Mountain Range at age 9. He is paying that forward by introducing his own children to numerous outdoor activities, and then trying to keep up with them.
Prior to founding ProLite Gear in 2003 Craig worked in technical and management positions for leading companies like Red Hat, Visio, and Microsoft and remains active in the software industry. Craig was also an Industrial Engineer for Boeing, and a member of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. He enjoys watching episodes of MythBusters and building creative devices to put gear through performance tests.
ProLiteGear.com is operated by ProLite Mountain Sports LLC in Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman is considered a central
hub for extreme adventure sports in the Northern Rockies, and is home to
world-class trail running, backpacking, alpine climbing, winter ice
climbing, and mountain biking. Some of the world’s most renowned
mountain athletes and outdoor specialty companies call Bozeman home.
ProLite Gear focuses on primary product research for the purpose
of claims evaluation. Our goal is to make you a more informed consumer –
one that is not swayed by the slick marketing lingo and unsubstantiated
claims found so commonly in manufacturer catalogs.
product marketing, and we want to make sure you leave our shop better
informed with the right gear to do the right job on your next outdoor
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Craig Delger (ProLite Gear owner) on route to the summit of Granite Peak
Craig on the summit of Granite Peak
Craig Delger (ProLite Gear owner) standing at the top of Tempest on way to Granite Peak – 9 years old
Grand Teton Base Camp
Grand Teton Summit
Grand Teton Owen Spaulding Route
I keep busy in the winter trying to keep up with my kids. Here I am with my oldest daughter at the Alpine Ski Racing Junior Olympics in Bend, Oregon 2015.