I ordered the bumpy grip because the description mentioned good for arthritic hands. I sometimes have achy hands after I ride, so I thought I would try this. I love the bumpy grip! It is soft, and has a tiny bit of give, and it just feels go good to hold! The popper clips on and off with a snap bolt. I ordered the reins in wine with wine as the alternate color on the popper. I guess I didn't know that wine would be shiny. Its ok, I guess, but if I knew, I probably would have just ordered reins in brown beta, and maybe the popper with the wine color. Overall the reins have a wonderful drape and feel to them, and I feel I have a lighter touch to my horse's mouth. If I decide to order any more reins, I will DEFINITELY order the bumpy grip! I have not had any achy hands in the 3 months I have been using these reins!