Taylormade Stealth Vs Taylormade Stealth Plus Hybrid Review 2022

From a company that is never afraid to break boundaries, the Taylormade Stealth rescue hybrids represent a step forward in hybrid club design.

While the Taylormade Stealth rescue hybrids may not be as revolutionary as the Stealth drivers, they still represent the latest and greatest this storied company has to offer. The new Stealth hybrids have refined some of the technologies we have seen in other Taylormade woods and hybrids.

For example, both the Taylormade Stealth and the Taylormade Stealth Plus models have a redesigned V-Steel sole. When compared to older models like the SIM’s this steel sole panel is a bit heavier.

Both models also have the Speed Pocket which the company claims is their most flexible yet. While there are many features that make these models similar, you may be more interested in what sets them apart. So come with us as we compare the Taylormade Stealth and Taylormade Stealth Plus hybrid clubs!

Taylormade Stealth Vs Taylormade Stealth Plus Hybrids

The first thing we noticed about these clubs is that the Taylormade Stealth Plus rescue hybrid produces a slightly lower launch.

Whereas with the Taylormade Stealth Plus hybrid you are more or less relegated to a low launch, the Stealth standard gives you just a bit more vertical workability. However, it should be noted that the Stealth Plus hybrid is only available in 17, 19.5 and 22 degrees of loft.

On the other hand, you can get the standard Stealth hybrid in 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degree loft versions. Another big difference between these two hybrids is that the standard Stealth has a carbon crown while the Stealth Plus does not.

What They Have in Common

  • Speed Pocket – The Speed Pocket allows the face to flex more in areas where ball speed is usually neutralized by a mis-hit.
  • C300 Steel Face – The extremely resilient C300 steel faces have been forged for refined spin properties and enhanced feel.
  • Twist Face Technology – A slight curvature of the face increases spin in the upper half and launch in the lower half. This feature will also correct mis-hits ensuring that more of your shots stay on the fairway.

Are the Taylormade Stealth Hybrids Worth It?

We certainly think so. We’ve tested a lot of Taylormade hybrids and the new Stealth’s are certainly the best the company currently has to offer.

As with any new club, you can expect to pay a premium for either of the Stealth hybrids. But if you can afford the upfront cost, you will be adding a real asset to your bag.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrids First Impressions

Right away, the Taylormade Stealth hybrids were easy to swing with from almost all lies.

Not only does the V-steel sole panel allow you to cut through the turf with ease, both of these hybrids are viable from the tee. Our first impression was that they were built for distance. Everything about the design from the super-low CG to Speed Pocket is made to push the ball further.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Key Technology

Taylormade did their best to hit a homerun with their latest hybrids as they come with advanced features.

  • Carbon Crown – While only available on the standard Stealth model, the carbon crown allows for up to 7 grams of weight savings repositioned low and back in the head.
  • Adjustable Hosel – The adjustable hosel is only available with the Stealth Plus hybrid and allows for an increase or decrease of 1.5 degrees of loft.
  • V-Steel Sole Panel – Both models have this feature which works wonders for your downswing and provides nearly effortless launch.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Family

Here we’ll give you a quick summary of what you can expect from each hybrid in the Stealth family.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid

A higher launch and piercing trajectory. The standard Stealth hybrid also has a slightly larger footprint making it a bit more forgiving and viable off the tee.

Taylormade Stealth Plus Hybrid

Versatility and workability. The Stealth Plus is definitely more for mid to low handicappers who are willing to give up vertical workability in favor of lateral workability.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Swing Weights, Lofts and Lie

Loft

Lie

Swing Weight

Stealth

19, 22, 25, 28, 31

60, 60.5, 61, 61.5, 62 degrees

D3

Stealth Plus

17, 19.5, 22

56.5-60.5 degrees

D3

 

Taylormade Stealth Hybrids Stock Shafts

Stealth:

  • Fujikura Ventus Red

Stealth Plus:

  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Red

Taylormade Stealth Hybrids Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Very easy launch
  • Great distance
  • Good turf interaction
  • Viable from the tee
  • Perform well from the rough
  • Good workability

Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • Limited shaft options
  • Some may find them a bit heavy

Who Should Buy the Taylormade Stealth Hybrids?

Mid to low handicappers should definitely check out the Taylormade Stealth Plus hybrid. It has a more compact head and allows you to tune launch for various situations. That, coupled with the fact that the Stealth hybrids are inherently great from tough lies thanks to the sole design means you get an incredibly versatile hybrid you can pull out in various situations.

The Stealth Plus hybrid also has a taller toe profile than the standard Stealth hybrid so it is no slouch when it comes to forgiveness. This is also what makes it a great option from the rough: you still get excellent shot shapeability so you can land more greens from tough lies.

For those seeking more forgiveness, we would recommend the standard Taylormade Stealth hybrid. It has a slightly larger head so you have more of a sweet spot to work with in general.

The standard Stealth hybrid is also a decent option from the tee if you are struggling with drive accuracy. The twist face, beefy sole and power you get from the C300 steel face can mimic the distance of your driver for most players with moderate swing speeds.

Distance: 96/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Workability: 94/100

Overall Performance: 95/100

Value: 95/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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