Nike VRS Covert 2.0

10 new premium game improvement irons for over

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 13 Mar 2014
Nike VRS Covert 2.0

Brand: Nike
Game improvement iron: VRS Covert 2.0
RRP: £450 Best price: £450
Loft: 27-degree Lie: 61.5-degree
Length: 38” Swing Weight:  D1-D3
Shaft: True Temper Dynalite 105 Grip: Nike Tour Wrap 2G

Summary: The Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 irons feature a reengineered face with NexCOR technology and a high-speed cavity back design for faster ball speed and longer, straighter shots. The high-speed cavity back design features a lower, deeper center of gravity and enhanced perimeter weighting to deliver longer, higher and straighter shots. Featuring NexCOR technology, the advanced head construction incorporates variable face thickness that provides faster ball speed at impact. Thinner, no-weld sole promotes greater distance and accuracy. X3X groove technology features grooves that are close together and deeper on the clubface for maximum spin and ball flight.

Appearance: For game improvement irons, these look great. They have a fat sole, which is to be expected, but the topline is relatively thin which means the club is nice to look down at. They look great from the back, or dangling in your bag, as the red Nike tick and cavity stand out, but not in a garish way, giving the club a classy, but not boring appearance. Behind the ball, you hardly see the cavity and you would be forgiven for not knowing that you were about to strike a game improvement iron. 4.25 (out of 5)

Feel: A soft, almost forged-like feel is sent back through the shaft and you can really tell when you’ve struck one properly. Nice, crisp sound at impact and no shocking vibrations when hitting a squiffy one. The club does not feel dead or chunky like so many game improvers do. Mixed reaction from testers over the standard Nike Tour Wrap 2G grip. Two loved it, two felt it was far too tacky. 8.75 (out of 10)

Performance: Distance-wise, the club excels. It was travelling above-average for each tester. One of the most forgiving irons in this test, too. There is a huge amount of forgiveness is on offer from off-centre hits. Slight bit of offset ensured some nice draw shots, and fades weren't too tricky. When struck poorly, the ball will still get airborne and will travel a reasonable distance. A very accurate club. Easy to play shots low off the back foot, too. 9 (out of 10)

Andy (7)     Carry         Spin         Launch     
172410014.5
Charlie (14)       Carry Spin Launch
168530018.2
Kelvin (21)Carry SpinLaunch
157400015.6
Dave (24)Carry Spin Launch
149390013.6

Verdict: The best game improvement irons ever to fly out of Nike Towers. We're big fans of the VRS Covert 2.0. There's an abundance of forgiveness on offer and decent distance to be obtained. I'd personally want to change the standard white grips, which would cost a little bit more, but £450 for the set looks a steal. Impressive. 22 (out of 25)

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