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Outdoor ‘lab’ a testing ground for the best gear

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Coronavirus pandemic health rules, and skis, outside a bar in downtown Telluride, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

The choices are endless for people looking for outdoor gear and items like skis, bikes and rain jackets are often very expensive. To help consumers, a company called Blister Review tests a variety of gear to take some of the question marks out of making purchases. The company partners with engineers from Western Colorado University in Gunnison and CU Boulder to come up with its recommendations.