Nike Driver Comparison: Vapor Speed vs VR-S Covert 2.0


Have you found yourself wondering what advancements Nike has made to their most recent drivers? We have too. So we took a few minutes to let you know the differences between the Nike Vapor Speed driver and the Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 driver. Take a look and see what Nike has been up to.


Vapor Speed

For the golfer looking to increase distance and forgiveness off of the tee, Nike has constructed the Vapor Speed driver. This driver features the Covert Cavity with Fly Beams, Compression Channel, NexCOR face, and Flex Loft 2.0. It’s a technology packed 460cc driver that promotes pure distance with a higher launch.

The Covert Cavity with Fly Beams promotes more stiffness toward the back of the club, and produces the deepest center of gravity (CG) in the Vapor driver line-up. With a stiffer club and deeper CG the Vapor Speed driver produces more stability by moving the center of gravity closer to the face while maintaining a high moment of inertia (MOI) with the Covert Cavity which equals a ton of forgiveness. The stability also helps reduce vibrations and feedback on off center hits. This combination results in more energy transferred back to the ball at impact for an increase in ball speed and ultimately distance.

A more refined tuning and adjustability comes from Nike’s new Flex Loft 2.0. The new hosel design is 30% lighter and offers 5 lofts and 3 face angles settings, resulting in 15 total adjustments from 8.5 degrees to 12.5 degrees. The lighter design allows weight to be redirected to other areas of the clubhead utilized to improved launch conditions and stability. The stock shaft is a MCR Fubuki Z 50, which is designed to produce a higher trajectory to compliment the deep center of gravity and the low spinning design of the Nike Vapor Speed driver.


VR-S Covert 2.0

The Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 driver uses a Cavity-back design with Fly-Brace technology, Flex Loft, and a stock Kuro Kage Black 50 graphite shaft to promote towering tee shots out from the 460cc clubhead.

The Cavity-back design allows maximum energy to be transferred during impact. The Fly-Brace technology produces increased stability on off center hits, resulting in increased forgiveness and distance. The result of this technology is one of the longest drivers on the market with a mid-trajectory and low spin rate (slightly higher than the Nike VR-S Covert driver).

The Flex Loft offers 5 loft and 3 face angle adjustments to dial in the optimal launch angle and spin rate for maximum carry with a lower spin rate. Adjustments can be made in half degree increments from 8.5 degrees to 12.5 degrees.

There is a noticeable difference in feel and sound coming off of the club face compared to the VR-S Covert. This is due to the 7 percent larger NexCOR face that incorporates a variable face thickness that creates a hotter face and thus an increase in ball speed and more distance.

Final Thoughts

Nike shows continuous improvement off of the tee with the implementation of a more advanced Covert Cavity, FlyBeam technology, Compression Channel, and Flex Loft 2.0. From the Covert to the Covert 2.0 and now to the Vapor Speed; Nike has and will continue to push the boundaries of pure distance, achieving tour level launch and trajectory, with low spin rate to produce some of the hottest clubs of the tee box.


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Michael Loftin

Michael Loftin has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2007, and holds a PGA Certifications in Golf Operations. He has competed as an NCAA Division I golfer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Masters in Business Administration. He has a deep understanding of private golf facilities, where he provided extensive instruction, tournament operations, club fittings, and on course strategy. Michael’s instructional philosophy is not only teaching the students how to swing, but teaching students how to play.