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Polar 16mm

Polar 16mm

From: 71.95 (per pair)

RRP: 79.95 | You Save 8.00 (10%)

  • High quality budget chains
  • Diamond pattern quick-fit
  • 16mm projection for 4x4, light commercial & camper vans
  • Used by and fleet vehicles

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Thule/Konig Zip Transport

Thule/Konig Zip Transport

From: 106.15 (per pair)

RRP: 117.95 | You Save 11.80 (10%)

  • Premium quality chain made with hardened steel
  • Diamond pattern quick-fit chains with five year guarantee
  • 16mm projection for 4x4, light commercial & camper vans
  • Used by and fleet vehicles

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Konig Polar

Konig Polar

From: 143.95 (per pair)

RRP: 159.95 | You Save 16.00 (10%)

  • Heavy duty drive-on diamond pattern chain
  • For heavier 4x4s, Vans and Motorhomes
  • Premium quality made with hardened steel
  • Five year guarantee

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Thule K-Summit Vans

Thule K-Summit Vans

From: 399.60 (per pair)

RRP: 444.00 | You Save 44.40 (10%)

  • Easy to fit & avoids risk of damage to alloys
  • Suitable for vans & light commercial vehicles
  • Requires zero clearance on inside of wheel
  • Fits to outside of wheel

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Thule/Konig XG-12 Pro

Thule/Konig XG-12 Pro

From: 134.95 (per pair)

RRP: 149.95 | You Save 15.00 (10%)

  • Premium quality auto-tensioned
  • Diamond pattern with welded double traction plates
  • High tensile links with 12mm projection
  • Designed for 4x4/SUV's with limited clearance

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Thule K-Summit XL

Thule K-Summit XL

From: 349.20 (per pair)

RRP: 388.00 | You Save 38.80 (10%)

  • Zero clearance required behind wheel
  • Attaches to wheel nuts only
  • For vehicles up to 2,000 kg
  • Easy to fit & avoids risk of damage to alloys

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Thule K-Summit XXL

Thule K-Summit XXL

From: 399.60 (per pair)

RRP: 444.00 | You Save 44.40 (10%)

  • Zero clearance required behind the wheel
  • Attaches to wheel nuts only
  • For vehicles over 2,000 kg
  • Easy to fit & avoids risk of damage to alloys

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Thule/Konig Easy Fit SUV

Thule/Konig Easy Fit SUV

296.10 (per pair)

RRP: 329.00 | You Save 32.90 (10%)

  • Awards won for fast & easy fitting
  • Premium 10mm chain made with hardened steel & reinforced links
  • Hard wearing automatic tensioning chain with 5 year guarantee
  • Carry-case doubles as a kneeling-mat with integrated instructions

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SUV Fit & Go Sox

SUV Fit & Go Sox

49.45 (per pair)

RRP: 54.95 | You Save 5.50 (10%)

  • Quick and easy-to-fit
  • Suitable for SUVs, 4x4s, Vans etc.
  • Textile anti-skid covers highly rated by independent reviews
  • Used by and fleet vehicles

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4x4, SUV, vans and light commercial vehicles

Which snow chain should I use for my vehicle?

The snow chain you decide to use is largely down to your own personal choice.  As a general rule, the Polar 16mm range of snow chains is our basic range – they are great for getting you out of trouble, both in this country and on mainland Europe, including on European ski resorts. The Polar 16mm range is an economical option and these snow chains are used by both the AA and RAC for their fleet vehicles. Visually the Polar range is the same as the ZIP Transport range and they fit in the same way.  Polar 16mm snow chains can be used on all 4x4, camper van and light commercial applications, unless there is limited clearance between the wheel and the braking or suspension components of the vehicle.

The ZIP Transport 16mm range of snow chains are similar to the Polar 16mm range but are made of high tensile, hardened steel.  They are very strong and hardwearing, and are again suitable for all 4x4, camper vans and light commercial vehicles as long as there is not restricted clearance.

The XG12-Pro snow chain is suitable for vehicles that have restricted clearance between the wheel and the braking/suspension components of the vehicle.  The standard thickness of a 4x4 snow chain is 16mm, whereas the XG12-Pro has a chain thickness of only 12mm. The XG12-Pro also has an automatic tensioning device which means you do not have to get back out of the vehicle to re-tighten the chain after the initial fitting.  This snow chain is made of high tensile steel and the reduced chain gauge gives a smoother drive, although the traction given by a 12mm snow chain will be slightly less than that of a 16mm snow chain.

For people who wish to make life easier the Thule Easy-Fit chains are a premium range for passenger cars and MPVs designed with ease-of-use in mind.  Winning Awards for their innovative design and speedy installation mechanism, these have to be the easiest snow chains to fit and remove ever produced.

Snow Socks are another option, intuitive to fit but these do not offer as much traction as a snow  chain.  They are lightweight and easy to fit (see fitting videos), and are perfect to store in your car for use over short distances.  They have become more popular in recent years  as customers perceive them to be simpler to fit. The reduced traction means they do not meet legal requirements in European ski resorts where snow chains must be carried.

The K-Summit range of snow chains is used mainly by cars with limited clearance between the wheel and the braking/suspension components of the vehicle.  The K-Summit snow chain fits to the wheel nut on the front of the wheel and so requires no space behind the wheel.  It is easy and convenient to fit and is made of high quality steel. The K-Summit XL is for vehicles up to 2000kgs and the K-Summit XXL is for vehicles over 2000kgs.

The Konig Polar range is a heavy-duty option for larger/heavier vehicles (with sufficient clearance). They are a commercial fitting rather than quick-fit system, meaning you have to drive-on to them. For vehicles over 3.5t or for off-road use these are a good choice relative to the other options above (which mainly aimed at users of common production vehicles on normal 'made' roads). There is however a trade-off of the extra strength of the Konig Polar versus ease-of-fitting (see fitting video for how to fit them, but please note: this video shows an HGV so unless you have a tyre that large your Konig Polars will not be so large and unwieldy!). 

All of our vehicle traction products are not difficult to fit, but we strongly recommend that you practise fitting them in dry conditions before you depart.  Please watch our fitting videos if you need any guidance.




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