Update, we've have unseanably cold weather here, got the AT3 4S up to ski hill where it was near -10C (~15F). Not glare ice, and road was pretty well sanded in most places but def some slippery bits and the tires did not give me any sense of discomfort at all. Highway travel on mixed asphalt with sections of snow and freezing were fine as well in 2H. Even drove into a bank to see how easy it was to get out, which was "ridiculously easy". (I had no worries about snow really, my concern is always ice and mixed surfaces.) Still loss of traction on bumpy washboard surfaces but i was seeing that above 0, it's just the nature of the beast, see post below re: 4WD trucks vs AWD cars.. anyway these seem like they could be a good responsible option.