Saturday, January 19, 2013

If MacGyver Didn't Have Chains

Does anyone have experience with a product called Snowbootz?

2 comments:

Douglas2 said...

I've seen Autosocks over in Europe, and was pretty impressed with them.

The review from Consumer Reports said they don't help at all in new snow, but are impressive on ice and packed snow:

http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2009/02/test-snobootz-winter-traction-aid-for-car-tires.html

Our solution was to get premium snow tires on the mock-suv, and carry traditional chains in the FWD compact. But even my driving in eastern Canada doesn't get the depth or frequency of snow that you have.

Douglas2 said...

I've been impressed by the AutoSock when I saw it in Europe.

Consumer Reports tested the SnowBootz, and found that it did noting to help in fresh snow, but added impressive performance on ice and well-packed snow:
http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2009/02/test-snobootz-winter-traction-aid-for-car-tires.html