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Gear Reviews of different winter, summer, indoor and outdoor sports equipment. We’ll let you know what’s worth spending your money on and what isn’t.

Though we don't cover skiing very frequently here on Much Awesome, these 2014 Armada Norwalk Skis are too awesome not to take a closer look at. The skis are designed with aggressive big-mountain powder fiends in mind. Those skiers who...
The snowboarding industry is filled with dozens of superb companies offering a wide range of top-quality products for boarders and skiers alike. While forking over moola for a new jacket might not be quite as exciting as, say, investing...
Electric has been creating top-of-the-line super dope accessories for years upon years now. You probably know them for their eyewear... But the accessories giant has stepped into a whole new marketplace with the release of their first collection of watches....
Lib Technology goes bananas once again with their 2014 Lib Tech Skate Banana Original Snowboard. True to its roots, the board is an absolute freestyle killer featuring only a few updates since it was first released five years ago. The...
Hit the trails this winter in the new MSR Lighting Ascent Women's Snowshoes. If you're a gal that loves to be outdoors, then these high-end snowshoes are a must in your winter activities arsenal. The MSR Lightning Women's Snowshoes can...
Over the past few years, skiers and snowboarders have migrated increasingly from resort slopes and parks to surrounding sidecountry and onward to deeper, more remote backcountry peaks and lines. While backcountry riding has opened up all kinds of new possibilities, it’s also increased the need for more purpose-built gear. K2 answers this need with the all-new Kwicker splitboard package, which promises to be the most user-friendly splitboarding solution on the market.
Out of all of the 2014 snowboards that I've seen so far, no matter the company, the GNU Billy Goat has by far the sickest graphic. Designed by Adam Haynes of Bend, Oregon, the graphic features a train, flames,...
Poler Stuff and Nike have done it again with their 2014 Poler X Nike Vapen Snowboard Boot. The collab came out of a similar project between Poler and Nike Skateboarding and is the first time Poler and the snowboarding side...
There is no denying that Vans has done it big time after time again. That's how they got to be one of the most popular skate shoe companies of all time. Their Ge0ff Rowley signature  shoe has long been...
Each year dozens of new snowboards are released by companies both large and small. In addition, many older boards, that have been around the block once or twice, are newly updated and tweaked. 2013/2014 is no different and the snowboard...
Not even the snow can stop you from running outdoors when you strap on the Crescent Moon Composite Kilo Run Snowshoes. There is no longer any reason to hole up inside on the treadmill when winter comes rushing in. The...
The 100th Anniversary EvoWood isn't the most useful Swiss Army knife in terms of overall functions, and Wenger says that EvoWood knives are only good for "light outdoor use," but few knives make such versatile gifts– even if you're shopping for yourself.
It's hard to go wrong with a snowboard with as cool of a name as the Capita The Black Snowboard of Death Snowboard. Though the name is a little funky to get off the tongue, the board is pimped...
There are dozens of sick lifestyle companies hawking their wares out there but few make cooler casual clothing than Poler Stuff and NikeSB. Though their individual apparel is as great as it comes, the two brands have teamed up...
Turn the mountain into your own personal skatepark with the 2014 Jones Twin Sister Snowboard, one of the year's absolute best women's freestyle sticks. Designed specifically with all-mountain freestyle riders in mind, the Twin Sister shreds through untouched powder and...