As is the case with all their Covert 2.0 woods, Nike have released a better-players VRS Covert 2.0 Tour hybrid. More compact than the standard model, the Tour version also benefits from Nike's FlexLoft adjustability.
Another key component of the new design is Nike's Fly-Brace technology. The construction of the cavity-back design has been stiffened and reinforced to improve the energy transferred from the club to the ball, right across the face.
The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour, along with the standard model, also features Nike's "Linear Transition Design". The idea behind the design is to make the longer, lower-lofted hybrids larger and taller in the face to play and look closer to a fairway wood, whilst the shorter, higher-lofted hybrids play and look more like long irons.
“With the new VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, the longer the shot, the more forgiving the club,” says Tony Dabbs, Nike Golf Global Product Director, Golf Clubs. “When we looked at it, we realized it makes more sense, especially with a #2 and #3 hybrid, to produce ball flight that is more similar to a fairway wood. As the line progresses, the heads get smaller, and the #4 and #5 hybrids are designed to hit the green with a little higher trajectory and more shot-making precision.”
The VRS Covert 2.0 Tour model has a more compact look at address than the standard model as you can see below:
As was mentioned above, the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour features adjustability thanks to Nike's FlexLoft hosel. A simple unscrew, pull, turn, push-and-tighten adjustment system allows each of the 3-hybrid or 5-hybrid heads to be adjusted by five degrees. Further still, the lie angle can be altered independently to give the hybrid a right, neutral or left bias.
As this is the second generation range of Covert hybrids, it seems fitting that Nike have paired the VRS Covert 2.0 Tour with a second-generation Mitsubishi Kuro Kage shaft. The Kuro Kage Silver 80-gram shaft is designed to create a more stability and a lower spinning flight.