Nike Covert 2.0 Iron Review

Nike Covert 2.0 Iron Review

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” You’ve probably heard this quite a lot. Nike Golf’s president, however, took a different approach. When asked about their Covert cubs, Cindy Davis reportedly said, “If it’s good enough, we can make it better.” Thus, the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron was born!

The question is, was Cindy Davis right? And if so, how better is the VRS Covert 2.0 than its predecessors? You’re here to find out! Below is our Nike Covert 2.0 Iron review. If you’re considering adding this to your golf club set, then best read this piece before you buy one.

About the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron

Most golfers agree that Nike clubs compete quite boldly at the course, and the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron is no exception. According to other Nike Covert 2.0 Iron reviews, this cavity-back club’s performance falls somewhere between aggressive and soft.

Aesthetic-wise, the Covert 2.0 Iron looks drastically different from its predecessors. Its improved, sloping design makes it very attractive to many golf club shoppers. But more importantly, this makeover allows the club to offer more forgiveness, better perimeter weight, and a ton of other benefits.

Product Specifications

  • Brand: Nike Golf
  • Golf Club Flex: S, R, A
  • Hand Orientation: Left, Right
  • Item Weight: 0.06 lbs
  • Material: Alloy Steel
  • Shaft Material: Steel, Graphite
  • Finish: Chrome
  • Set Makeup: 3 to 9, PW, AW, SW
  • Loft: 18 to 54 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 59 to 64 degrees

Notable Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron Features

Nike Covert 2.0 Iron Review

As an improved version of the Nike VRS irons, the Covert 2.0 comes with many of its predecessor’s features. However, it also showcases a few traits that set it apart from the 2014 club. These include:

Larger Clubhead Cavity

The cavity in the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron’s club head is considerably larger than in the original VRS club. This gives the 2.0 a larger clubface, as well as shifts more weight to its perimeters. Combined, these features enable the Nike iron to deliver more ball speed during impact. It also amplifies the ‘trampoline effect’ produced.

Beveled Design

Like the original VRS iron, the Covert 2.0 comes with a beveled design. This time, though, it comes with red trims and angular shapes. This new, leading-edge make not only makes the Covert 2.0 more attractive; it improves its performance at the course as well. Aside from its increased bounce, it provides more sole area to give you a pillow-like turf interaction.

X3X Groove Technology

Nike’s high-frequency X3X Groove Technology was originally designed to aid golfers while playing in wet conditions. By adding an improved version of it to the VRS Covert 2.0 iron’s clubface, it enabled the club to produce more ball spins, higher flights, and  better stopping power as well. It also allowed the club to deliver more consistent swings regardless of weather conditions.

NexCOR Face

The Covert 2.0 comes with Nike’s state-of-the-art NexCOR Face Technology to optimize distance for golf players. NexCOR’s infinity design gives the club an ultra-thin yet ultra-hot face. Combined with its larger cavity, this allows the 2.0 to enjoy faster ball speeds, higher flights, and longer distances.

True Temper Dynalite 105 Steel Shaft

When it comes to shafts, you have two options for the Nike VRS Covert 2.0. First, you have the True Temper Dynalite 105 Steel Shaft. Notable for its lightness and softer tip profile, it has a low flex design that helps golfers of all levels handle the Covert 2.0 more readily.  Indeed, its lightweight properties help the club maximize distance and performance.

Kuro Kage 2.0 Black 70 Graphite Shaft

Alternatively, you can have the VRS Covert 2.0 with the Kuro Kage 2.0 Black 70 Graphite Shaft. This option features two key features: Low Resin Content (L.R.C.) Prepreg and Titanium Nickel (TiNi) Wires. Both of these can make the club even more lighter, making it the perfect for golfers with low swings.

Golf Pride 2G Wrap Grip

To top it off, the Nike Covert 2.0 Iron handle sports the Golf Pride 2G Wrap Grip. This gives the club a softer feel, not to mention an enhanced tackiness. Plus, it’s made from a special material that’s as luxurious as leather and as durable as rubber. The Golf Pride 2G Wrap Grip comes in many colors, sizes, and weight measurements.

Pros and Cons of the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron

Next, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the Covert 2.0. Based on the Nike Covert 2.0 Iron reviews made by many of its users, these will help you get to know the product better, allowing you to decide whether or not it’s right for you.

Pros of the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Club

Bold, Eye-Catching Design

The combination of its beveled clubhead, 2G Wrap Grips, X3X Grooves, NexCOR Face, and shiny chrome finish makes the Covert 2.0 extremely attractive visually. And with its thick topline, modest offset, and balanced cavity, it will definitely make you look good during shots.

Ideal for All Weather Conditions

Thanks to Nike’s X3X Groove Technology, the Covert 2.0 Iron will allow you to play your best regardless of the weather conditions. That means you’ll win your game whether or not it’s sunny or stormy.

Multiple Set Makeup

The Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron comes in several set makeups, each with their own lofts, lengths, lie angles, offsets, head weights, and swing weights. Check the table below to see these specifications.

ClubLoftLengthLie AngleOffsetHead WeightSwing Weight
318°40.25″/40.50″59°.208″233.5gD1-D3/D0-D2
421°39.50″/39.75″60°.193″242.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
524°38.75″/39.00″60.5°.185″251.5gD1-D3/D0-D2
627°38.00″/38.25″61.5°.169″261.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
731°37.50″/37.75″62°.154″267.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
835°37.00″/37.25″62.5°.106″274.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
939°36.50″/36.75″63°.071″282.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
PW44°36.00″/36.125″63.5°.055″290.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
AW48°36.00″/36.125″64°.051″290.0gD1-D3/D0-D2
SW54°35.75″/35.875″64°.028″300.5gD4-D6/D3-D5

Two Shaft Options

As mentioned above, the Nike Covert 2.0 Iron has two shaft options: the steel True Temper Dynalite 105 or the graphite Kuro Kage 2.0 Black 70. Both of these are extremely light, and the Kuro Kage 2.0 Black 70 enables the club to have a third additional flex. Refer to the table below to check out their specs.

True Temper Dynalite 105 Steel Shaft

FlexWeightTorqueTip ODButt ODTrajectory
S120.5g1.9°.370″ Parallel0.600″High
R120.5g1.9°.370″ Parallel0.600″High

Kuro Kage 2.0 Black 70 Graphite Shaft

FlexWeightTorqueTip ODButt ODTrajectory
S74.0g4.2°.370″ Parallel0.600″Mid
R71.0g4.2°.370″ Parallel0.600″Mid
A68.0g4.3°.370″ Parallel0.600″Mid

Excellent Sound and Feel

Unlike other game improvement irons out there, the VRS Covert 2.0 can provide you with excellent feedback. The club has a rather crip feel and sound when struck, a sensation similar to a tight snap. This feeling gets dull whenever you miss a shot, allowing you to improve yourself in subsequent swings.

Maximum Forgiveness

Thanks to its large clubhead, beveled design and other features, the Covert 2.0 iron manages to provide increased forgiveness. Sof even when you make mishots, it will still allow you to launch golf balls at greater heights, speeds, and spins.

Nike Covert 2.0 Iron Review

Cons of the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Club

Color and Design Not for Everyone

While the Nike Covert 2.0’s beveled design, red accents, and chrome finish make it a visually pleasing golf club, not everyone likes this design.

Ineffective for Slow Swing Speeds

Low golf swing speeds add pressure to your body and interfere with your golfing performance. Unfortunately, not even the Nike Covert 2.0 Iron can help you remedy this problem.

Reduced Distance During Mishits

Although the Covert 2.0’s forgiveness, sound, and feel allows you to minimize the setbacks you’ll experience from mishits, the distance of your ball will still be somewhat reduced.

Rating the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Iron

To top off this Nike Covert 2.0 Iron review, we decided to test out the golf club ourselves. Below are our ratings for this golf club based on design, performance, technology, and other factors.

Design (4 out of 5)

With its red accents and chrome finish, the Covert 2.0 has quite an aggressive look. Combine this with its beveled design and smooth angles, and you have a club that looks similar to Iron Man’s Mark V suit. Still, not everybody is into this flashy design.

Weight (5 out of 5)

Made from ultra-thin stainless steel, the Nike Covert 2.0 Iron is one of the lightest club you’ll ever swing. To further make it lightweight, you can replace the default True Temper Dynalite 105 Steel Shaft with the Kuro Kage 2.0 Black 70 Graphite Shaft.

Features (5 out of 5)

From its large cavity-back club head to its Golf Pride 2G Wrap Grip, the Covert 2.0 comes with features you won’t enjoy elsewhere. And these details aren’t just there for show; they’ll help you improve your game at the course, too!

Performance (5 out of 5)

In terms of performance, the Nike Covert 2.0 Iron excels quite spectacularly. As a great game improvement iron, it can help you refine your golfing chops even whilst you play. And since the club’s center of gravity is shifted to its rear, it can help you launch balls at high speeds and distances.

Final Verdict

Nike Covert 2.0 Iron Review

So was Cindy Davis correct when she said the 2014 VRS Covert club can be improved? Based on the things we learned about the Covert 2.0, it’s a resounding yes! So the next time you’re out looking for a new game improvement iron, best go with Nike’s offer.

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