Nike’s women’s 2016 Vapor Fly range features a range of technologies to help make these the most lightweight and high performing women’s clubs Nike has released to date.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Nike Women's 2016 Vapor Fly range

Pros:

  • Lightweight and forgiving through the range producing high ball speeds and formidable distance.

Cons:

  • Striking colours of woods won't suit every eye

Product:

Nike Women’s 2016 Vapor Fly range

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Price as reviewed:

£249.99 (driver, £179.99 fairways, £149.99 hybrids, £599.99 irons)

Nike Women’s 2016 Vapor Fly Driver RRP: £249.99

The key thing to note about the new Vapor Fly driver is how lightweight it is in comparison to earlier models. The crown is 30% lighter than the 2015 Vapor Speed. This does two key things – It means for the same relative effort, faster clubhead speed and so greater distance can be achieved. In addition, the centre of gravity can be pushed lower into the head, meaning an improved launch angle.

The Hyperlight face has been designed to maximise ball speeds and these are further enhanced by the compression channel behind the fact that provides greater forgiveness on off-centre strikes.

Also helping in terms of forgiveness is the Covert cavity back design. This allows for weight to be shifted to the heel and toe to increase clubhead stability.

The driver is adjustable thanks to the Flexloft 2 Technology and there are no fewer than 15 different launch condition settings to choose from. That means this driver can be tweaked to suit players with a variety of requirements. Loft can be moved between 8.5 and 12.5

The MRC Tensei CK Blue 50 shaft comes standard.

Nike Women’s 2016 Vapor Fly Fairways RRP: £179.99

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Like the driver the Vapor Fly fairways feature the hyperlight face and re-engineered compression channel. These combine to deliver excellent ball speeds, even on slightly mis-struck shots.

The head shape has been designed with a view to finding the perfect blend between forgiveness and workability while the Covert cavity back allows weight to be spread to the heel and toe to maximise forgiveness.

These fairways are adjustable and there are six individual settings of loft and lie angle to choose from.

The fairways come in 3W, 5W and 7W with 2 of play in terms of loft on each thanks to the adjustability of the club.

The MRC Tensei CK Blue 65F shaft comes as standard.

Nike Women’s 2016 Vapor Fly Hybrids RRP: £149.99

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The hybrids include many of the same technologies as the fairways and driver – hyperlight face, compression channel and Covert cavity back.
These are extremely versatile clubs that work effectively as long iron replacements. They give you an option from the tee, the fairway or even the rough. They can also be used on short, touch shots around the greens.

Available in 4H and 5H with lofts of 23 and 26, the excellent MRC Tensei CK Blue 80H shaft comes standard

Nike Women’s 2016 Vapor Fly Irons RRP: £599.99

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The construction of these irons means they have an extremely low and deep centre of gravity producing a higher, more powerful ball flight.

The Nexcor face is extremely flexible and it works in tandem with the reinforced chassis to deliver faster ball speeds across the face.

Like many modern iron sets, the Vapor Fly is progressive with the long and mid irons (4,5,6,7) featuring a hollow cavity for maximum forgiveness, and the shorter irons, with the RZN pocket, offer increased stability, control and feel.

RZN cavity wedges are available in A and S. They have been designed to allow maximum creativity and shotmaking.

The Vapor Fly range showcases a range of highly engineered technologies designed to help you get the most from your game from tee to green. The adaptability and versatility of the longer clubs is complemented by the precision and control of the irons that will help you in the scoring zone.

Verdict

This stylish range of clubs performs well from driver right through to irons, delivering notable distance, forgiveness and control.