Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
A true salvation for a motorist stuck in mud or snow, there will be anti-skid bracelets. These removable items, like and chains designed to increase vehicle patency by off-road section. Feasibility of buying bracelets experts define quite simply. If a car enthusiast once a week or less likely to encounter a country, forest or meadow road, then he it makes no sense to change your iron horse to an expensive one off-road tires. To do this, it is better to carry a set of bracelets, which if necessary can be installed on driving wheels. Moreover, the advantage of bracelets over chains lies in the fact that the first manages to be mounted on a wheel, located in mud or snow. What moments should be done special emphasis on the motorist when buying anti-skid bracelets? Advice is given by our experts.
Criteria for choosing anti-skid bracelets
Design Features. Anti-skid bracelet consists of several parts.
- Chains are the working part that improves grip tires with dirt, sand or snow. They are made of strong steel, links must withstand severe loads (up to several tons) during wheel rotation. So that they keep their initial appearance as long as possible, preference should be given products made of corrosion-resistant material.
- The belt is a fixing part of the bracelets. His task hold the chains tightly on the tires, preventing them from shifting to the area rims. The material for making belts must be durable, but at the same time thin and low elongation.
- The lock provides reliable fastening of the bracelet on the wheel. Knot must be reliable, during slip it must not weaken fixation, much less break. Currently enjoying popular quick-release lock designs that allow for mount the bracelet on the wheel for several minutes.
- The connecting elements are bolts, nuts, hairpins and other elements. Hardware products fasten with each other chains, belts and locks. They are made of durable steel with a protective zinc plated.
Sizes. All anti-skid bracelets are available split into several groups.
- The most compact and lightweight elements are designed for installation on driving wheels of cars. Landing diameter of a disk, with which these bracelets can work with, most often ranges from 12 to 17 inches.
- In the middle class are bracelets that are mounted on station wagons, crossovers and vans. They are intended for installation on wheels with a landing diameter of the disk 16-22 inches.
- For real SUVs and four-wheel drive pickups are required powerful bracelets. Since they will have to work for a long time in severe conditions, each element of the hinged structure must be as strong and reliable as possible.
The number of bracelets. On sale there are kits in of which there are from 4 to 12 bracelets. Experts recommend mount at least 4 bracelets on one wheel. This is due to on the one hand, better traction of tires with dirt, and on the other parties – less load on the transmission. So in in the trunk of a front-wheel drive car, it is optimal to have 8 bracelets, and all-wheel drive cars – 16.
We selected 5 of the best anti-skid bracelets in our review. All they are sold in stores in Russia. When distributing seats by the editors the magazine took into account the opinions of experts and reviews of domestic motorists.
Rating of the best anti-skid bracelets
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||rating|
|Rating of the best anti-skid bracelets||1||LEOPARD||5.0|
|5||All terrain vehicle||4.6|
A wide range of anti-skid bracelets for cars and trucks produced by the Russian company BARS. At the design of these bracelets, the designers excluded any bolted compounds, because they are the weakest link. BARS bracelets wheels do not scratch, and high wear resistance is achieved due to a combination of integral joints and durable steel buckles and belts. Due to the V-shaped placement of the chain, the shock load on transmission is minimized. Experts note the speed of installation and removing anti-skid elements. BARS bracelets become winner of our review.
Domestic motorists checked the performance of the product on clay and in the snow. Even bald tires begin to row well.
- no bolted connections;
- small buckle thickness;
- V-shaped chain placement;
- a wide range of.
- not found.
The Swedish company Biltema was founded in 1963. Today it is focused on auto parts, tools and accessories. In the brand catalog you can find bracelets and chains anti-skid to overcome Russian off-road. The experts regret that in our country there is no company store of this brand. Therefore, motorists have to order goods from stores in Sweden, Finland or Norway. Manufacturer offers quality products at a reasonable price. This combination allowed to get to the second line of our review.
Domestic motorists in reviews praise Biltema bracelets for quick installation, quality assembly, efficiency. But for pokatushek on SUVs on a serious off-road they do not fit.
- high-quality manufacturing;
- reasonable prices;
- quick installation.
- There is no company store in Russia.
Tplus anti-skid bracelets have several important advantages. First of all, experts note the ease and simplicity installation. The second important point is light weight and compactness. Bracelets can be mounted on a wide range of tires sizes from 145 to 235 mm and diameters from 12 to 21. Manufacturer well-stocked his product. Bracelets fit into waterproof bag, there is a hook for threading the tape, gloves, and also a manual with a warranty card. According to the editorial staff of the magazine, the product deserves a place in the top three.
Users find the bracelets a good off-road helper. But the discontent among motorists is the high price, unsuitable hook. A fragile strap can break when abrupt start after leaving mud captivity.
- simple installation;
- lightness and compactness;
- good equipment.
- high price;
- weak belt.
TIGER anti-skid bracelets fell into our review for such qualities like high strength and reliability. They possess tensile strength of more than 3 tons. The manufacturer managed to achieve this power through the use of heavy-duty PVC-based tape fibers. Especially experts praised the product for a convenient lock, which allows you to mount the bracelet on the wheel for a minute. For To protect the disc from damage, there is a double pad made of non-slip material. The chain is made of Tula galvanized steel, each link is checked under a load of more than 1400 kg. Nuts and the bolts are reinforced.
Domestic motorists in reviews speak flatteringly on about the ease of installation and the effectiveness of the bracelets. But with slippage in clay or mud often breaks locks.
- convenient lock;
- disk protection;
- high-quality steel;
- strong tape.
- weak locks.
All terrain vehicle
The Russian company ROST produces a whole line of automobile accessories under the all-terrain vehicle brand. Depending on type vehicle and wheel sizes there is a gradation of bracelets from Cross-country vehicle 1 to Cross-country vehicle 5. Accordingly, it differs and equipment, and chain thickness, and tape width, and quantity bracelets per pack. Experts liked this gradation, she allows you to choose the most optimal option for your car. Easy to install, it can be done on stuck car. In order not to stain the interior with dirt, the manufacturer equipped the product with a red bag. On the final position in the review was affected by the high price.
Users tested all-terrain vehicle bracelets in real Russian off-road conditions. The minus they consider constant loosening the bracelet.
- different sets;
- simple installation;
- high-quality case;
- weak locks.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.