Cobra Aerojet Irons Review

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The Cobra Aerojet irons are very consistent.  Strong lofts and upright lie angles.  Good distance with surprising amounts of spin.

Introduction

Cobra’s Aerojet drivers have received a lot of buzz this year for their aerodynamic design and low spin.  The irons have been a bit of an afterthought.  But will their performance prove them to be the real difference makers in the Aerojet line?  Let’s find out.

Looks

The Cobra Aerojet irons fit easily into the game improvement category, just like their predecessor the LTDx irons [review HERE].  Throughout the set, there’s noticeable offset but nothing over the top.  Similarly, the top lines are thick but not absurd.  The face looks substantial behind the ball, which gives you the sense that you can’t miss.  There is a noticeable change to the face shape throughout the set with the short irons having a rounder leading edge and toe, the long irons being more squared.

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In the bag, the Aerojet irons use very small amounts of red and blue to set them apart from the masses of colorless irons.  The cavity is fairly busy with a carbon fiber patch in the center along with “Cobra” and “Aerojet” branding.  My favorite element is the chrome X near the sole that highlights the PWR Bridge technology.

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Sound & Feel

Starting with the pitching wedge, I found a very satisfying bassy “pop” on centered impacts.  This meshed well with a feel that reminded me of hammering a nail perfectly – not explosive but solid and powerful.  Mishits dulled the sound noticeably and were located with precision through the hands.

As I moved into the mid and long irons, the volume and tone of impact changed slightly.  Pure strikes were louder and slightly higher pitched, though still no more than average in volume and mid-bass in tone.  The feedback through the hands remained excellent throughout the set.

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Performance

Reading through the notes on the Cobra Aerojet irons, all the technology is focused on distance.  The specs tell a similar story, with the lofts being very strong.  The result is ball speed that is among the best you can find.  From the pitching wedge through the 4I, the Aerojet irons are some of the fastest that I’ve tested.

These ball speeds are boosted through a trio of Cobra Golf technologies: PWR-BRIDGE, PWRSHELL, and H.O.T. FACE.  PWRSHELL and H.O.T. FACE both relate to the club face, aiming to make the face faster through variable thickness and more flexibility.  PWR-BRIDGE is a “suspended weight” that, per Cobra, allows for 10% more face flexion.  These technologies do a good job giving the Aerojet irons high speed on center, but, more importantly, they keep the speed consistent on mishits.

What surprised me about these irons is how high the launch and spin were in spite of the strong lofts.  At both ends of 4-PW set that I tested, the Aerojet irons launched similarly to other GI irons.  In the middle, they were slightly lower, but only about a degree.  Throughout the set, the spin was above average for a game improvement set.  This helped to promote consistent distance – especially in the longer irons – and softer landing angles.

A final point on the lofts: the gaps between the three wedges are 6 and 6.5 degrees.  This could lead to very large distance gaps between these clubs, depending on your swing speed.  The set I tested did not include the GW or SW, so I can’t know that for certain, but I would strongly recommend that you test those clubs before buying them.

Finally, the Cobra Aerojet irons are consistent in terms of dispersion and shot shape.  As I was warming into each club, the great majority of shots were traveling on the same line.  I did note that this line was always a small pull, which was explained when I looked up the specs.  The stock lie angle on these irons would be 1 or 2 degrees upright for other sets.  This isn’t inherently good or bad, just something to be aware of.  It’s also why saying, “I play my irons 2 degrees upright” is completely meaningless; 2 degrees up from what?  The golf industry has no standards.

*The Cobra Aerojet irons are available in both single length and variable length set configurations.  I tested the variable length version.

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Conclusion

The Cobra Aerojet irons can be a great choice for the majority of golfers.  They’re big and comfortable looking behind the ball without being too huge, and they create plenty of distance with their strong lofts.  Make sure to get the right specs and shaft for your swing, and you’ll have a very reliable iron set.

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Matt Saternus

Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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8 Comments

  1. Bagger Vince

    Cobra game improvement iron are just hideous looking…

  2. On the lookout for new irons and wanna test these out, along with the Forged TEC-X. Demoed another OEM’s distance / GI iron and .. well .. definitely not for me (too little spin, too shallow descent)….

  3. Jonathan Compton

    Hi Matt, how do these irons compare to the F nines that came out several years ago from cobra?

  4. Whjich of these irons come with the pwr-bridge technology.
    Is it included in the 8,9 GW and PW.

  5. I have the Aerojet irons and I love them. I previously used the f9 irons. Aerojet flys straighter and longer. They are very forgiving. I’m a senior with a slower swing speed.

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