OK, I have some but not great experience with different tires. And I don't know how long these will last. Still, when I changed tires and used these for the first time, they did give me a lot of confidence on the snow! No regrets at all about buying these.
These tires were the most affordable 26 x 4" tires that I found on the current market AND they are also at the top of the heap when it comes to performance. I have used them lightly on some damp and leaf covered single track and they corner like they are on rails. I look forward to trying them out on snow. I am also looking forward to installing studs.