August 9th, 2012:We would like to thank Tiffen, for their continued sponsorship for the 2012 riding season. Their UV Protector filters are on all three of our high definition video cameras and provide crystal clear protection from UV, rocks, dirt, bugs, and road grime.
They have saved our camera lenses on a number of occasions!
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic filters and lens accessories for the consumer / professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for over 70 years.
Visit Tiffen's website at www.Tiffen.com for thier full line of products.
August 28, 2012:Vridetv's blog update: British Columbia & Alberta 11 day motorcycle ride. more
Oct 2, 2012: Alpinestars has sent a pair of their all-weather touring gloves, featuring Alpinestars exclusive Drystar® waterproof and breathable technology. The Overland features advanced TPR molded knuckle protection and Alpinestars patented finger bridge technology, improving safety performance and strength. Accordion flex inserts enhance fit and feel while reducing hand fatigue on long journeys. for this riding season. I will be doing a full review on these impressive gloves after I've used them awhile. Till then, here are some of the incredible features.
Technical, 100% waterproof Drystar glove, offering breathability and comfort, designed to be worn over or under jackets sleeves
Leather and textile construction
TPU knuckle protector covered by leather outer surface
Accordion stretch inserts on thumb, index and middle fingers for superior fit and feeling
*More key features, detailed images & a video on our review page
Oct 3, 2012: Alpinestars has sent their 2013 Tech ST premium all weather road touring Jacket. The outer shell is wholly constructed from GORE-TEX® Pro textile fabric for unsurpassed weather protection, breakability, weight-saving and durability. High-performance, CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors combine with abrasion resistant leather outer panels for superior protection performance. I will be doing a full review after I've worn it awhile, till then here are some of it's key features.
Gore-Tex® pro textile main construction
3 layer garment with ventilation to pass Gore-Tex® motorcycle rain test
Two front air intake zip vents
Two rear air exhaust zip vents
Rear shoulder stretch panels
Elbow accordion stretch panels
Leather protection panels have been positioned on shoulders & elbows to improve abrasion resistance
Gore-Tex Armacor seat panel
Advanced CE Certified soft shoulder and elbow protectors
YKK waterproof zippers on all external openings
YKK waterproof semi auto lock zippers on cuffs
*More key features, 50 detailed images & a video on our
Oct 4, 2012: The set is complete, Alpinestars has sent their 2013 Tech ST Pant to accompany the Tech St jacket. These pants offer unsurpassed road touring performance with a 100% waterproof GORE-TEX® outer shell for weather protection, breathability, weight-saving and durability. Designed to accompany the Tech ST GORE-TEX® Jacket, the pant features CE-certified knee protectors and abrasion resistant leather outer panels for superior protection.
I will be doing a full review after I've worn them awhile, till then here are some of it's key features.
Innovative, 3-layer textile and leather construction with sealed waterproof seams and ventilation openings, which is fully compliant with GORE-TEX® motorcycle rain test requirements.
GORE-TEX® outer shell is lightweight and provides impenetrable barrier against rain and wind while maintaining breathability.
Alpinestars exclusive Climate Control System (CCS) with GORE-TEX® approved waterproof air intakes and rear exhaust zippers, which offer greater regulation of internal airflow for enhanced riding comfort.
*More key features, 50 detailed images & a video on our review page
Nov 5th, 2012: New High definition video has been posted featuring: Motorcycle ride to the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada. Moraine Lake was on the back of the Canadian twenty dollar bill from 1969 to 1979.
Dec 11, 2012: Alpinestars has sent this Quick Seal Out jacket and pants for Diane's fall and winter ring season. The Quick Seal Out Jacket and Pants are compact, easily transportable over garments that are 100% waterproof to keep you dry when the weather turns for the worse. Elasticized cuffs and numerous volume adjusters help achieve a water tight fit and the inclusion of strategically placed reflective details help improve rider visibility.
Constructed from waterproof and breathable material with taped seams providing 100% water tightness.
Dual front flap design helps seal elements out.
High profile neck for extended material coverage.
High-cut waist provides extended overlapping between jacket and pants for extra weather protection.
Dec 31, 2012: We are very pleased to announce that Ortlieb USA is now an official sponsor of Vridetv. Their German engineered waterproof bags will be protecting all our riding gear as well as our expensive camera gear that we use in filming. We will be posting a review with all of their specs, info, and detailed product shots in our review section soon.
For over 30 years Ortlieb has been creating waterproof and durable products that enable people to explore the outdoors, rain or shine. Ortlieb's commitment to excellence can be seen in the materials, design, and construction of each product. All Ortlieb products are still manufactured in Germany using exclusive construction methodology, and the highest quality materials and hardware. Ortlieb USA is the exclusive distributor of Ortlieb products in the US.
Jan 7, 2013: Ortlieb USA has sent their Waterproof Moto Tank Bag for the 2013 riding season. I will be doing a full review on this incredible bag after I've used it awhile. Till then, here are some of the key features.
Waterproof tankbag with magnetic and strap fixing for motorcycles
Extremely abrasion and folding resistant PU fabric
Can also be fixed to rear
Modified, adjustable base-plate of non sliding and tank saving material can be attached to the tank with strong adhesive magnets or fixing straps (included)
Tyre tread motif
Robust waterproof TIZIP zipper
Two 3M Scotchlite reflectors
Additional fixing around handlebar column with enclosed fixing strap required
Jan 25, 2013: Ortlieb USA has sent their Moto Zip'N Go waterproof duffle for the 2013 riding season. I will be doing a full review on this incredible bag after I've used it awhile. Till then, here are some of the key features.
Waterproof duffle bag with zipper for motorcycle and traveling
Extremely abrasion and folding resistant PU fabric
Waterproof TIZIP zipper
Ideal for heavy duty applications
Tyre tread motif
Large 3M Scotchlite reflectors
Fixings for straps (available as optional accessory)
Padded handles with reflective stripes allow comfortable transport
Jan 31, 2013:Vridetv's blog update: Handlebar cam view of the best corner in the Rockies . more
720p for HD
February 1st, 2013: New High definition video has been posted featuring: The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) between Lake Louise and Jasper is 230 kilometers long and is my all time favorite place to ride, I've been there several times and can't wait to go back again. I shot this promo video with fellow motorcycle enthusiast and owner of the Mountaineer Lodge and the Mount Robson Inn, Chad Gulevich. Chad certainly understands a travelers needs, he has visited 72 countries, all 7 continents, and uses his experience to accommodate the motorcycle community with great hospitality and affordable rates while bookending the most beautiful stretch of road I've ever seen.
click here for more video info, images and map of area.
Feb 6, 2013:Vridetv's blog update: V-Rodders, Ghostrider Customs launches their new website. more