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Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Review

Updated on February 8, 2016

On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons, the pros and cons, and a comparison with other irons we have recently reviewed.

We reviewed the Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons as part of our Best Golf Irons Review.

Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons

Our Assessment 

A progressive set that offers forgiveness and higher launching long irons along with modern muscle blade short irons with penetrating trajectories. Feel beautiful and feedback is adequate, but they are slightly more difficult to hit than some competitors... once you have got through the teething stages, you will reap the rewards and enjoy these to the max.

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Pros

  • Truly forgiving players iron
  • High launching long irons
  • Exceptional distance control/dispersion
  • Thin top-line and minimal offset visible in the address position

Cons

  • Can take a fair few shots before seeing their potential
  • Not the easiest irons to hit on the market
  • Center strikes aren’t ‘bombed’ that much further than slightly off center strikes

Key Facts

Features

Details

Launch RRP

$1100.00

Gender

Mens

Handicap Range

Low to Mid

Hand Availability

Right & Left Hand

Lie

59° – 64° (3 – PW)

Swing Weight

D2.5

Lofts

20° – 46° (3 – PW)

Length

36″ – 39.25″ (3 – PW)

Shaft Type and Name

True Temper DG Pro

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Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Detailed Review

Build Quality

Having gone through stringent checks prior to production, the Vapor Pro Combos are built to the highest level.

A five piece construction which among other things offers a forged steel clubface. A feature that really appears to our game and will undoubtedly work for most players.

The center of Gravity of the club has been shifted by 45 grams to either side of the club-face resulting in more forgiving off-center strike.

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Image Credit: Official Nike Image

Control & Feel

The long irons feel solid and have a soft very minimized ‘vibration’ at impact which spurs confidence as each and every shot passes. The short irons though unfortunately have a ‘deadened’ feel despite the forged club-head.

This is due to the relatively large cavity behind the club-face which offsets the feel. The slightly heavy feel to the irons helps increase swing speed momentum through the ball as well as minimize face rotation.

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image Credit: Official Nike Image

Performance

As mentioned above, the heavy club-head also aids tearing through turf and provides a progressive trajectory with the longer irons having a higher initial trajectory and the shorter irons a penetrating ball flight, which improves consistency in approach shots as one is able to judge distance a whole lot better.

Whilst being more forgiving than the Vapor Pros, they are still not a walk in the park to strike well… if you’re a good player though you won’t have a problem. The faster the swing speed the more you will get out of these. Distance control is fantastic.

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Image Credit: Official Mizuno Image

Design & Appearance

An almost identical offering to the Vapor Pro irons from afar, but when taking a closer look one will notice a few standout differences.

The Vapor Pro Combos have a thicker topline, thicker sole and slightly more offset particularly in the longer irons. Despite these differences it does not take anything away from the appearance as it’s still a really good looking offering.

Value for Money

At $1,100 the Nike Vapor Pro Combo’s aren’t the cheapest irons on the market, but they are definitely built for longevity.

If you are a low handicapper, but only play a couple times a month and are looking for a little bit of help where possible, but still using ‘players irons’ then give these a go… they won’t disappoint.

About the author 

Michael Todt

Mike fell in love with the game from a very early age – a passion that hasn’t diminished ever since. He earned provincial colors throughout his junior years, but by the time he reached Varsity, the realization set in (thanks largely to some cold ales) that it was time to favor the pen rather than his clubs. He now writes for GA along with a few other sources.

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