Nike Vapor Pro Combo Review


FY15_Vapor_ProCombo_7_iron_TOE_CMYKGolf Clubs Tested

Club: Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons
 True Temper DG Pro
Flex: Stiff

I have to say I did like the look of the Nike Vapour Pro Combo’s as soon as I set my eyes on them, my one criticism would be the florescent green tick, but it’s not really a deal breaker.

As soon as I put the 7-iron in my hands it just had that perfect weight and balance and a solid look about it. I just couldn’t wait to get these beauties over to Porto on a testing trip that was taking in five courses in a beautiful part of Portugal.


The Nike Vapour uses a RZN cavity insert on the 2-7 irons, this helps give the club a faster ball speed off the high strength machined thinner face which also helps give it a higher ball flight. The bevelled leading edge and progressive width on the sole also helps inFY15_Vapor_ProCombo_7_iron_FACE_CMKYspire confidence on the longer irons.

The shorter 8, 9, PW, AW irons use a shallower cavity which gives these clubs a stronger penetrating ball flight.

All the clubs are forged from a 1025 carbon, giving them a great feel and sound at impact and with the milled X3X machined grooves you get plenty of spin. The Pro Combo irons feature a CG closer to the center of the face, making them both more precise and forgiving.


FY15_Vapor_ProCombo_7_iron_PLY_CMYKThis is the first time I have tested any Nike equipment and I must say I was extremely surprised at the feel at impact, which I always feel is one of the major telling points of what makes a great forged iron from the “also ran’s”. To me that solid feel and sound at impact tell you all you need to know about the workmanship that goes into a club.

I enjoyed the ball flights on the longer irons and the RZN Cavity inserts in the 4-7 irons not only gave them a nice highball flight but helped with that solid sound at impact and the wider soles will also helps inspire confidence.

If you are looking for a forged bladed iron that has great feel and sound at impact, but one that also offers the forgiveness that a cavity back gives you then I recommend you put the Nike Pro Combo on your testing list before you make your final decision.


TOPICS: Equipment, Golf

ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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