At last - Mizuno finally make a decent hybrid! The JPX825 hybrid is more than decent though. Gone are the thick silver lines on the top and the iffy colour schemes in favour of a sleek black finish that means you don't have to swing it with your eyes closed.
The head is generous for a hybrid and manages to stay on the rounded side of being too pointy at the back, as the weight is low and back. Like the fairway, the JPX825 hybrid features an on set face that sits slightly in front of the hosel. This makes it appear very neutral and you get a very clear view of the ball and face at impact that gives you lots of confidence to sweep through the shot.
The sound and feel at impact are excellent and the mid-flight trajectory was just what you want from this type of club. Mizuno say you should not be able to move it, but slight shaping was still possible left and right, as well as up and down.
Also, the like the fairway, the head felt light and combined well with the very good Fujikura Orochi stock shaft.
The only fly in the ointment was the black PVD finish that did not last more than a good range session on the leading edge of the sole of the club. Given the amount of ground contact this club will get you could find a different style of club after a while, but we think it will add to the looks.
Combined with the MP-H4 utility iron, Mizuno has 2 good options for hybrids for single figures and teen handicaps and we would recommend them both.