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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.

Attention Ladies: the 2014 Roxy Banana Smoothie snowboard is a seriously sick board! Constructed in a slightly smaller size than most men's boards,the Banana Smoothie is designed to be ridden by women that love all-mountain snowboarding. The Roxy Banana Smoothie snowboard...
Meet the 2014 Salomon Salomonder Snowboard and insert your own witty joke about snakes here. I've had a long day and can't think of a witty amphibian/reptile (what even are salamanders anyways?) to describe this board. What I can do,...
Though winter is fast approaching and temperatures are just as quickly dropping, the hardcore surfers among us will stop at nothing to get the wave action that they so crave. And even though water temperatures are far lower than...
The 2014 Nike Lunarendor snowboarding boots are the latest and greatest from the brilliant folks at Nike. The same dedication that they put into each and every one of their products is immediately evident in the boot. Though Nike is...
There are few things in life as perfect as a new snowboard. And there are few snowboards in life as perfect as the new 2014 Jones Snowboards Hovercraft Splitboard. If trekking up through the backcountry in search of pristine powder...
Heavy into skateboarding? Bummed out about all the snow that's dropping? If you're a skate rat that doesn't head up to the big mountain all that often, then a snowskate might be for you. And the Premier Ghettobird Snowskate...
Most snowboard companies have long fought to differentiate themselves from skateboarding companies that they have drawn so much inspiration from in the past. Despite the differences in terrain, snowboarding and skateboarding are a lot alike. Yet snowboards and skateboards...
With a Hawaiian-inspired graphic, you can bring a little summer to the slopes and get Lei'd with the 2014 Rome Butterknife Snowboard. The boys at Rome have done it once again with the 14' Butterknife. A freestyle snowboard through and...
Snow season is upon us and you know what that means...time to start shopping around for your newest stick! If you're an experienced rider that digs the total mountain experience, then the 2014 Never Summer Cobra Snowboard might just be...
The Burton Ambush Snowboarding Boots are a great pair of snowboarding boots for just about anyone. They work well for any rider from the beginner to the expert, especially if you don’t want to break the bank on a single purchase.
Though wearing an airbag backpack is no guarantee of survival in an avalanche, having one like the 2014 Dakine ABS Vario Cover Pack on will greatly improve your chances  if you encounter such an emergency on your snowboarding adventures. Of...
Boots are an important and essential piece of gear for any snowboarding setup. Rather than just pick up any old pair, why not invest a little of your hard-earned dough in a top-quality set of shred kicks this winter. The...
If you’re a dedicated powder fiend, neither cold, nor wind, nor minor injury, nor work will keep you from getting a powder-morning fix. There’s one thing that can stop you, however: losing your skis. While this may or may not be a problem you’ve ever experienced, it’s one you don’t want to face. Few things about skiing could be as disturbing as the image of friends, acquaintances, gapers and foes lapping you and carving scars across your virgin snow while you dig frantically for your skis – that’s no way to spend a powder day.
The 2014 Dinosaurs Will Die Bogart Snowboard is a freestyle masterpiece that can kick it on any terrain. Designed and ridden by Ben Bogart, the snowboard is his go-to board no matter the time of year or the conditions. If...
Strafe is a fairly new company based out of Aspen, Colorado that specializes in high-performance outwear for winter snow sports such as snowboarding and skiing. Previously on Much Awesome, we took a look at their Nomad Pants. Today we...