Nike introduced a landmark change in club design when it brought to its woods the cavity back technology of its irons. While the idea of a High Speed Cavity Back in the VR_S Covert irons isn't as groundbreaking as it is in the woods, the irons still offer incredible advances in technology that make them Nike's most versatile and widely appealing irons to date.
The headlining feature of the VR_S Covert irons is, of course, the High Speed Cavity Back. This technology uses extreme perimeter weighting, meaning that shifts more of the club's weight into the heel and toe to elevate the Moment of Inertia (MOI). This adds forgiveness and boosts ball speeds on more areas across the face. What makes the High Speed Cavity Back especially unique is its "covert" design. By remaining hidden from view, the cavity back gives the iron the high performance of the VR_S iron with less bulk and a sleeker look at address. To counter the harsher feel and sound that can often be produced by irons with less center weight, a softening polyurethane badge has been added behind the sole.
Speaking of bulk, the toplines and soles of the VR_S Covert irons are thinner than those of Nike's original VR_S irons. This engineering makes the Covert irons more playable for more types of players. The no-weld, 1.6mm-thick sole in particular creates a hotter face for faster ball speeds and greater distance.
A more familiar feature of the Nike VR_S Covert irons is the NexCOR face design, which was previously used on 2012's VR_S irons. NexCOR is a variable face thick technology that adds distance through speed. However, the VR_S Covert's NexCOR technology has been enhanced to make the face more flexible and forgiving.
Lastly, the sole of the VR_S Covert irons has a new dual-beveled shape that reduces turf interaction for cleaner shots with less digging.
Style and Design
As mentioned earlier, the hidden cavity back of the VR_S Covert irons gives it a streamlined appearance the sets up nicely at address. The irons also have a black finish at the cavity and etched VR_S and Swoosh emblems, as well as a matte finish.
The VR_S Covert long and middle irons are made from 450 Carpenter steel, while the short irons have a 1704 stainless steel construction. All the irons come with your choice of Nike Kuro Kage Black 70 or True Temper Dynalite 90 steel shafts.