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Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid Review

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid Review

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid Review$179.99

Nike released its 2014 VRS Covert Hybrid with subtle changes compared to the 2013 model. In fact, at first glance, the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 appears almost identical.

The new Nike Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrid gets high marks from 2nd Swing's PGA pro golf reviewer.

The new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid gets high marks from 2nd Swing’s PGA pro golf reviewer.

Technology (9.2 out of 10)

The new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid still features the same dark red color with silver clubface and reverse-K design on the sole with an open cavity. If you are looking for adjustable options, try the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Hybrid.

The high-speed cavity back promotes longer and straighter shots by distributing more weight to the corners of the clubhead. 

 

In addition, the Nike VRS Covert Hybrid incorporates larger moment of inertia (MOI) with NexCOR Club Face Technology that produces faster ball speeds and longer shots across a wider area of the club face.

The 2014 Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid should create a lot of converts our critic says.

The 2014 Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid should create a lot of converts our critic says.

Looks (9.5 out of 10)

The Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid is set in a square clubface position with a stock white tour wrap grip.  The Nike Covert 2.0 Hybrid is designed with a shallow face and round clubhead with five lines on the clubface compared to the deeper face and clubhead design of the 2013 model. 

While the difference is subtle, the improvements are noteworthy.

The Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid is set in a square clubface position for greater forgiveness.

The Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid is set in a square clubface position for greater forgiveness.

Performance (9.6 out of 10)

I tested the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 20-degree Hybrid with the stock stiff Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black 70 shaft. The Kuro Kage shaft weighs 74 grams with 4.2 degrees of torque, designed to produce a mid-ball flight.

Overall, the results were similar to the 2013 Nike VRS Covert.  The new Nike Covert 2.0 Hybrid is easy to hit, above average in distance and forgiving enough for all golfers.

The ball flight is generally straight, yet still allows you the ability to work the ball in both directions. Meanwhile, the face produces a solid, yet soft feeling where the ball jumps at impact.

The Nike Covert 2.0 Hybrid features a D1-D3 swing weight and feels great from the tee, fairway and rough. 

Final Thoughts (Overall: 9.6 out of 10)

As a Nike staff member, I have played significantly with the 2013 VRS Covert hybrid. The biggest improvement is the lower-ball flight in the 2014 Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid model, which is a true mid-ball flight.

While the 2013 Nike VRS Covert performed great, it had a tendency of producing a ballooning ball flight. The new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 will perform even better in difficult, windy conditions with a more piercing ball flight.

Also, although it is subtle, there is visual improvement with a slightly more shallow and round design in the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Hybrid.  The price is right, too, and is in line — or for much less than — with the competition. 

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