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Craig Shelley (craig_shelley) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Rocky Mountains
About Me My favorite location for backpacking is the Black Ridge Wilderness near Grand Junction - no trails, no people, lots of arches and alcoves. I enjoy hiking, canyoneering, snowshoeing, and rock climbing. I have a passion for natural arches, especially documenting significant ones on the Colorado Plateau. I go on short solo backpacking trips at least once a month.
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All Forum Posts by Craig Shelley

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Golite Coupon
Alex, FYI, the earliest the coupon could be used was April 22. If you ordered on or after this date, they might give you a credit. It states you need to have it at "redemption." If any...

In Gear Deals » GoLite
May 02, 4:01pm

The coupon will get you 20% off the website price - except "clearance" prices. It is good until May 5th on any order. In this case the tent would be 240 rather than 300. I got the coup...

In Gear Deals » GoLite
May 02, 2:17pm

Alex, try S13BBC. It should get you a 20% discount.

In Gear Deals » GoLite
May 02, 12:44pm

Older lenses for Nex
Jacob has a spreadsheet listed earlier on this topic. It's useful. I decided to focus on Minolta lenses. The focus peaking feature of the Nex is very nice for using these lenses. There ar...

In Photography » Sony NEX Lens Impressions
August 30, 10:32am

Nex 5N
It was the first time I've been to the Wind Rivers. I plan on going back next year too. It is a fantastic place. I should mention that I've used p&s cameras for the last ten years ...

In Photography » Sony NEX Lens Impressions
August 30, 9:59am

Nex 5N Impressions
I bought a Nex 5N last October and an SLT A77 in January. I have a large variety of lenses for both cameras, including quite a few older manual focus Minolta Rokkor lenses. I have the viewfinder ...

In Photography » Sony NEX Lens Impressions
August 30, 5:59am

Review of the RX100

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
July 13, 9:51am

HDR In-Camera Options
I have a Sony Nex 5N and an A77 SLT. Both of these cameras support HDR in the camera. I've been quite pleased with the results even when hand-holding the cameras. Sometimes the photos look a...

In Photography » HDR In-Camera Options
March 11, 11:28pm

I just picked up the Geigerrig at a Costco warehouse in American Fork, Utah. I weighed it on a triple beam balance. The bag is 96g, the pump and hose is 84g, the drink tube is 58g, and the inline...

In GEAR » Sawyer Gravity Filter
March 06, 2:00pm

Adapter Weights
Jacob, When you talk about lens weight, you don't seem to include the adapter for the Nex. I know the adapter I have for the MC Rokkor lenses is quite heavy. Are there really lenses that ar...

In Photography » Sony NEX Lens Impressions
December 22, 8:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig Shelley

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Big Agnes Clearview
I've had a Clearview Pad for a little while now. For the warmer conditions the pad is designed for, I think it is the best choice. It is very comfortable. It is very lightweight. Another big ad...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 24, 3:13pm

Golite Ion
At this point, I've used the Ion for just two backpacking trips in the southern Utah desert. A friend of mine has also used it for the same two trips. We're both very pleased with the pack. ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 29, 1:34pm

Tarptent Contrail
The Contrail is excellent. I used it again this last week in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. Most of my backpacking is in areas that mosquitos, etc. are not common. So, I don't use the Contr...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 25, 5:52pm

Petzl e+LITE
I don't use a light often. I try to get by with moonlight and starlight. If you need to use a light much, this lightweight headlamp of just 28 grams (my measured weight) may not be such a good c...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 19, 2:36pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
This is one of my favorite pieces of clothing. It goes into my pack often. I only wear it when I'm hiking in very cold temperatures but when I stop, it often comes out to keep me warm. It is li...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 18, 9:26pm

Petzl Belay/Rappel Device Pirana
I've used the Black Diamond ATC-XP for climbing and rappelling and figure8s for rappelling. I recently decided to try the Petzl Pirana. The Pirana weighs 96grams versus the ATC-XP at 89grams (...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
July 09, 8:53pm

Patagonia Specter Jacket
This is a good jacket and I agree with much of what is stated above. However, I still prefer my ID eVent jacket. I wanted to try this highly rated and lighter jacket so I bought one when Patagonia s...

In Clothing - Raingear
June 12, 8:17pm

Integral Designs eVENT Rain Jacket
I've used this jacket routinely over the last couple years. My other jackets that I own currently are a Patagonia Specter and a Marmot Precip. My ID jacket is an XLarge. It weighs 288 grams wit...

In Clothing - Raingear
June 12, 8:10pm

Trango Superfly Wiregate
I haven't used the Camp, but my measured weight for a Superfly is just 29grams too (as stated by a user for the Nano weight). They are light and very useful. A real carabiner at just about one o...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
June 10, 6:15pm

Trango Superfly Screwlock Carabiner
It weighs in at just 39grams (my measured weight). These are light and work great. I highly recommend them as a lightweight locking carabiner.

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
June 10, 6:13pm