Review: Cobra Bio Cell hybrid

What do we think about the new hybrid from Cobra?

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Charlie Lemay and Andy Roberts
Fri, 15 Aug 2014
Review: Cobra Bio Cell hybrid

THE Bio Cell Hybrid comes equipped with MyFly8 with SmartPad Technology featuring eight loft options for simple adjustability to maximise distance and optimise yardage gaps.

A 17-4 Stainless Steel body supports a thin, shallow high strength steel face insert with a driver-like construction that creates more face flex and greater ball speeds to deliver exceptional distance.

Bio Cell and E9 Face Technology allow weight to be removed from the crown and face for a lower CG and higher MOI, increasing the sweet zone for maximum distance and forgiveness.

The Bio Cell Hybrid has a relatively traditional head shape and we liked the way it sat behind the ball. We tested this hybrid out in silver but the club comes in five different colours so you can pick the one that takes your fancy.

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The silver is perhaps a little too shiny out in the sun but the glare isn't overwhelming enough to put you off the strike. The black face contrasts nicely with the coloured head and the Cobra sign as an alignment aid is a nice touch.

The Bio Cell generated a soft but rigid feel and that gave us maximum control of the ball. There’s good feedback on off-centre hits and the shaft isn't too heavy or too light. Sound will be more of a personal preference. We enjoyed a nice 'ting' sound at impact.

This is a high-launching hybrid and easy to get off the deck thanks to the E9 forged forged face.

There is a load of forgiveness on offer and we still got good purchase from shots that weren’t hit from the middle of the bat.

In terms of length, it’s middle of the range. We enjoyed the MyFly8 Technology on offer as it allowed us to change the loft of the club easily. 

Verdict

The Cobra Bio Cell Hybrid is an impressive offering that allows customisation of both colour and loft.

High-launching and forgiving, the Bio Cell is a versatile club that performs well out of a variety of lies.

Cobra won our hybrid test last year and although it’s not the best we’ve hit in 2014, this hybrid is still a club to be considered, particularly given the £139 price tag. 

RRP: £139