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GEAR REVIEW: Grifter Co. Scoundrels

In the world of motorbike gear and apparel, there's almost as strong a focus on style as there is on safety, and let's face it...who doesn't wanna go fast and look good, right? Enter Grifter Co.established in 2014 and based in New York. Grifter Co specialises in quality motorbike apparel and gear which is hand-made by skilled artisans. It's a refreshing take on what we would say is one of the key pieces of gear for the rider.

In this review, we take a closer look at the Grifter Scoundrel line, including the fitment, quality and overall 'feel factor' which is how the controls feel through the glove and overall tactile feel.

The Scoundrel is a short-wrist glove made out of American Bison leather. First impressions are quality and authenticity. We received our gloves in Tan and immediately you can feel the Bison leather is of pretty good quality. When it comes to choice of colours, there's Tan and Black to choose from. They come wrapped in a simple yet cheeky American-dollar style paper holding the pair together.

The Bison leather is soft with a relaxed fit on the fingers, and after several hour-long rides there weren't any glaring issues with fitment and construction. On the hand, they feel well-fitted, and don't impede finger movement. Speaking of, the hand-stitching is pretty spot-on, with no threads visibly loose. Being a fashionable modern-retro piece of equipment, these gloves do a good job of appearing 'old-school cool' and we think they would compliment the rider on a Harley, Naked or Cafe-Racer style bike.

When it comes to the 'feel factor' we're happy to say they provided great feel and feedback from the handlebars. They aren't lined so they make for a great warmer-season glove. One thing to note - they don't come with any armour - so those riders seeking to do some risky riding should take note these gloves don't offer any palm or knuckle protection.

In closing, we're quite happy with the Scoundrels, and they are a quality addition to the rider seeking to complete the look on their bike with a classic, well-constructed glove.

 -MLS

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