Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Forged

We test 10 of the latest better player irons on the market and then award them with Gold, Silver and Bronze

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Forged

Brand: Nike
Player iron: VRS Covert 2.0 Forged
RRP: £679
Loft: 28-degree Lie: 61.5-degree Length: 37.5”
Shaft: True Temper Dynalite 105 Grip: Nike Tour Wrap 2G

Summary: Built with metal wood distance in mind, Nike's new VRS Covert Forged irons provide high speed performance in a premium design. Irons feature a NexCOR face, Nike's proprietary variable face thickness technology that delivers faster ball speed for greater distance. They also feature a high speed cavity back design with a lower, deeper CG for longer and straighter shots. X3X technology features grooves that are closer together and deeper on the face to help maximise spin and maintain ball flight.

Looks: Massive offset and pretty chunky looking so won't appeal to every better player out there. Thick topline and long face also won't appeal much. Nice looking cavity back and looks decent in the bag, though. 3 (out of 5)

Feel: Balls zip off the face nicely but it feels a little hard for a forging. We also don't like the standard Tour Wrap grip, it's more of a personal thing but it's the first thing we'd change. 7 (out of 10)

Performance: Looks and feel do little to whet the appetite but performance has us drooling. This is an all-out distance iron, which on the whole, proves very forgiving. You can't miss the sweetspot, and that was Nike's goal by moving the sweetspot to an area where most players strike the ball. Difficult to work but that's to be expected from the long face and thick topline. 9 (out of 10)

Verdict: Looks-wise these are not for us as they're a little too chunky, and it's not the greatest feeling iron out there either, but don’t let that stop you trying these out if you're craving a bit of added distance from your irons. 19 (out of 25)

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