Pros: Tacky in all Weather, Last Forever, Substantial
Cons: Pricey at $20
Oooh, leather.... My first grips in the late '60s were from a set of Henry Griffiths woman's clubs when I was 12 years old. At that time, they were a true wrap.
Times have changed. In 1998, Gripmaster created a unique underlisting which enabled The Grip Master to perfect an assembly system, to create and make the first fully assembled, pre-tensioned one piece slip-on Genuine Leather Golf Grip. Yes! It slips on easy and instructions are provided on the website. (www.thegripmasterusa.com)
Verdict: Tacky, tacky, and tacky in all weather - rain or shine, cold or hot and humid. Easy to clean - wipe with a damp towel and that renews the tack. Haven't changed grips in a couple of years.
Used by Retief Goosen and John Daly to name two Touring Pros.
I wanted these grips because I don't like to install new grips and want to perform the task as infrequently as possible. I also don't like to spend time cleaning grips. WIth the Gripmaster, you wipe them down with a damp cloth and wipe dry -- you get auto-tackiness.
They're not for everyone -- if you like smooth grips, these may not be to your liking. If you like a tour wrap, you may enjoy these grips. They also have an old world feel that I find comforting. I purchased the round grip (no ribbing). These are a bit thicker than your Tour Velvet. I think the value is high because leather lasts for years.
Conclusion - if you want a semi-maintenance free grip that's easy to install, will last for several years, will tack in all weather, and enjoy a tour wrap, buy a Gripmaster and install it on one club. Try it and see.