Equipment

ClubTest 2014: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods

Photo: Michael Chini

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods

Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods
Category: Better-Player Fairway Woods
Price: $250
WE TESTED:
3 (adjusts 13° to 17°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage 70 graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A reengineered cavity-back design transfers more energy to the “NexCOR” face. “FlexLoft” adjustability lets you customize loft- and face-angle positions independently of each other.

PROS
PLAYABILITY:
One of the higher-ranked models; very workable in both directions, and the leading edge cuts through rough with ease; outstanding from the fairway and the tee.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Straightness is a strong suit; no sidespin issues—much more accurate than a lot of other models; easy to hit to the target even on slight misses.
DISTANCE: A solid performer that produces consistent yardages on par with many other models; it holds its distance better than most when contact isn’t spot-on.
FEEL: The clubhead lets you know where it is throughout the swing; medium-soft at impact; testers get enough feedback to tell if they’ve nailed it or not.
LOOK: Compact shape in a finish some guys love; nice, rounded profile and slightly deeper face inspire confidence; candy apple red is sharp and makes the club look expensive.

CONS
Not everyone gets the big distance they’d like; it lacks the “I crushed it!” feel at impact; white swoosh on the crown can be a distraction.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the top-performing models. A high degree of workability and pinpoint accuracy make this Nike’s best wood in years.

RELATED LINKS
BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour Fairway Woods
CLUBTEST INDEX: List of past ClubTest Fairway Wood reviews

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