Originally Posted by Calgary06
Two sets of Blizzaks were great although they wore a little unevenly, Hakkapeliitta RSi were fantastic - the wife got 6 years around town and they still had more (30%) left.. Currently we are running Hakkapeliitta 5 SUV studded and Gislaved Nord Frosts on our vehicles. Only a month on the Gislaved tires so far and they seem good. Time will tell. I can't recommend the Nokians enough.Good luck searching.
I can honestly say that I have never heard of most of these brands - they sound European and I would be guessing they originate in Scandinavia - where they have conditions that are very close to our eastern winters. I will keep researching.