i was in b&q treating myself to a new drill A: and they had snow socks £50,anybody got them,are they any good,are they worth the 50 squid ? , cheers
^^^ What Dave says T:I expect he'll be along in a bit, but Johneames has used these for a couple of years now. They certainly meant that he could get around easily enough in Scotland, for snowboarding, having driven 400 odd miles to Aviemore, he wasn't stuck in the village having arrived at midnight and could get on and off campsites etc. on his wide alloys in his 2.6tonne California. I expect they will vary in quality, but I will be buying some this winter.
Nice one John.^^^ What Dave says T:
These things are truely amazing. I pulled into High Range campsite in Aviemore and there was about 12 inches of snow all round and they hadnt cleared the pitches. I got stuck immediately! Put the snow socks on and drove around the campsite. Then managed to reverse slightly up-hill onto said 12" snow covered grasss pitch with no bother whatsoever.
Chains are probably just as good but on a lowered van with big wheels, one big bump and you'd trash your arches. For the money they cant be beaten.
just a holiday or for the season?I dont think they'd last too long on ice as if its rough ice (churned up and re-frozen) it would tear up the cloth ones. Michelin do a type of sock/chain which is made of woven cord which is probably more durable. They had them in Costco about a month ago for about £65 i think.
I'm off to Canada again to go snowboarding this winter (it'll be my 9th? time over there of which once was at Whistler and the rest at Banff Lake Louise).
Reckon you might have to talk to manufacturers about a) use on roads, b) performance on ice. Not convinced asda will know too much.wondered what these where, saw them in asda, might get a pair.
whats the rules driving with these on, surly you would just trash tem is there was little snow on the road
Also, they would go with my van really nice