yeah i use 'em and they work...better than the regular ones. the rubber boot helps keep the ice and snow out. for the small amount of cash get 'em...and if you're real good you'll store your "3 season blades" and put them back on in the spring!
They are made of a softer compound and are a thicker contact patch with the windshield. They do drag the wiper motor more, but the snow-clogged freeze ups are a thing of the past. Come April, its back to NEW regular blades. I will be putting a NEW set of winter ANCO's on in about a week or so. Wipers are too cheap to mess with storing or saving. Safety is my main concern.
Here's a tip that works really well for me, winter wiper blades or not,
Go to your local auto parts store and buy a can of DRY SILICONE spray, then either remove the blades from the truck (recommended if its cold or wet out), or prop them up off the windshield make sure they are dry, and give them a good coating of the spray and allow to dry for a few minutes.
This really helps in keeping snow and ice from building up on the blades.
A treatment will usually last 3-4 storms.
PS This was mentioned in a previous post, but a good coating of Rain X or similar product, on the windshield, mirrors, and headlights, works wonders on keeeping snow and ice from building up while plowing
Isn't there some product out there that is supposed to be better than Rain-X??? I thought I saw a commercial a while back for something, but I for got what it was. I've tried Rain-X, and it seems to work well in heavy rain, but light rain seems to make it more difficult to see. Has anyone had good experiences with Rain-X or something similar in the snow?