TaylorMade Stealth Irons are new for 2022 as part of a major new launch. Are they a step up on the SIM 2 irons?
TaylorMade have taken the SIM 2 Max irons and added even more technological advances with a new Cap Back Design with toe wrap construction and a lower centre of gravity for even more pure ball striking.
What TaylorMade say about the Stealth irons:
“The better you hit it, the fewer shots you take in a round, and the less you actually play golf. With the all-new Stealth irons, you can expect to play less golf, more often.
“The new-look Cap Back Design with toe wrap construction is engineered to improve face flexibility and deliver faster ball speeds. The multi-material design allows Stealth to eclipse the performance of traditional irons.”
Matt Bovee, TaylorMade’s Product Creation, Irons, added: “When we were thinking of the next level of Cap Back Design, we centred our thinking around the fact that the majority of golf shots happen at centre face or lower.
“In order to drive performance lower in the club face, we needed to drive the centre of gravity lower in the club face because where CG goes, the sweet spot follows.
“With the addition of toe wrap construction and the ability to move weight lower in the club, Stealth irons provide a perfect harmony of technology and design for the golfer who is looking for a performance advantage on the course.”
TaylorMade Stealth Irons Design & Features
TaylorMade have tweaked the SIM 2 Max irons (and taken inspiration from the P700 irons) with a number of changes, the most significant is a new Cap Back Design and toe wrap construction.
The new feature has allowed weight to be moved high in the toe of the club head to produce an “extremely low” CG for more distance, more forgiveness and an improved feel from fairways and rough.
The toe wrap construction has lowered the centre of gravity by up to 0.8 millimetres in the Stealth irons and resulted in an increased launch angle and a much higher ball flight.
The face is crafted from 450 stainless steel and has the sweet spot moved to ensure the greatest ball speeds from across the club head.
The club head also has an Echo Damping System, which has a soft polymer blend, for reduce vibrations and produce more of a forged feel from the Stealth irons.
Also present in the new irons in TaylorMade’s Thru-Slot Speed Pocket which also increases the flexibility of the face and ensures no loss of distance or forgiveness on shots low off the face.
The TaylorMade Stealth irons are available from 4-iron to lob wedge. There is a draw-bias in the longer irons compared to the mid-irons and a progressive reduction through to the short irons.
Progressive Inverted Cone Technology, which works in harmony with the Echo Damping System, is located heel-to-toe in the 4-PW of Stealth irons, while 360 Undercut Technology with stiffening topline ribs is used in the 4-7 irons.
Verdict: Are the TaylorMade Stealth Irons any good?
The Stealth irons are visually appealing and also an impressive performer, building on everything good about the SIM 2 Max range.
The new Cap Back Design and toe wrap construction has allowed by a shift in weighting and lower centre of gravity and the ball flight from the Stealths is impressive.
With a much more forged like feel to these new irons, TaylorMade have come up with a cavity back model with impressive forgiveness and there is little not to like.
What is the TaylorMade Stealth Irons release date?
The Stealth irons were unveiled on January 4 and will go on general sale on April 1, 2022.
How much does the TaylorMade Stealth Irons cost?
The Stealth irons will go on sale at $165 / £122 per iron for steel shapes and $185 / £136 for graphite shafts.
What are the TaylorMade Irons specs?
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