Launched in 2015, the Nokian Weatherproof is a highly popular all-season tyre. Providing reliable winter grip, as well as driving stability and firm handling in the summer, the Weatherproof offers excellent safety and durability year-round.
It has a (3PMSF) Snowflake symbol, which shows it has been officially approved for winter use. The Weatherproof is therefore a very good option to save drivers the hassle and expense of having to change between summer and winter tyres.
The Weatherproof's innovative tread pattern plays a large role in the tyre's all-season driving characteristics.
The steep surface of the centre area ensures excellent grip on wet and snowy roads. The V-shaped tread blocks are particularly helpful in snow, while heavy siping and tread block grading adds more gripping edges. The wedge-like rises between the centre and shoulder blocks also serve to strengthen grip and make steering feel more precise.
At the same time, centre block channelling helps to further increase grip in extreme winter conditions. The deep and open channels effectively push slush and water away from between the tyre and the road. This consequently reduces the risk of aquaplaning and slushplaning.
Furthermore, a special Stiffness Zone was designed in the shoulder area to strengthen it and improve steering precision, especially on dry roads.
The Weatherproof's compound has also been designed to function to a very high level and offer safety in a broad range of temperatures. It can withstand harsh wear even in hot summer weather, and its winter grip is excellent at near zero temperatures.
The next-generation silica compound also allows for good wet grip and low rolling resistance, which consequently reduces fuel consumption.
A pioneer of environmental friendliness in the industry, Nokian was the first tyre manufacturer to use only purified, low-aromatic oils in its production. That means the company uses no toxic or carcinogenic chemicals at all.
The Weatherproof also features Nokian's patented Driving Safety Indicator (DSI). The numbers visible on the surface of the centre section of the tyre indicate how much of the main groove depth remains on the tread. This shows drivers clearly when their tyres need changing and simplifies tyre maintenance.
Finally, the Weatherproof employs polished grooves, a popular innovation from Nokian's winter tyres. They facilitate the removal of snow and slush and ensure grip and reliable progress in all weather conditions.
Nokian Weatherproof Features
- Excellent grip on wet and dry roads, as well as on snow
- Durable high performance throughout the year
- Stable and comfortable drive
Nokian Weatherproof Reviews & Tests
The Weatherproof has been very successful in independent tests since its launch.
Most recently, in Auto Bild's 2018 All Season Tyre Test, it ranked third out of twelve tyres tested. Due to demonstrating the qualities of a winter tyre in snow, good aquaplaning results and low rolling resistance, it outperformed Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone.
In ADAC's All Season Tyre Test from the same year, it came fourth out of ten. With positives such as being the best in the snow and impressive in the wet, as well as displaying relatively low wear, the Weatherproof outperformed tyres from Michelin, Hankook and Vredestein.
In ACE's 2018 All Season & Winter Tyre Test, the Weatherproof also performed well, coming fifth out of 12. Its impressive performance meant it outperformed Dunlop, Bridgestone, Michelin and Pirelli.
Nokian Weatherproof Images
Nokian Weatherproof Sizes
The Nokian Weatherproof is available in a wide range of sizes, for rim diameters from 13 to 19 inches and speed ratings H, T and V.
Nokian Weatherproof SUV
Nokian describes the Weatherproof SUV as providing precision, power and comfort for more powerful SUVs. A high-performance tyre, it can manage high wheel loads safely and surely on ice, snow, slush and bare roads.
Offering the same standards of quality and performance as the original Weatherproof, the SUV version provides essential additional safety and durability with its Aramid Sidewall Technology. Containing extremely strong Aramid fibres that are frequently used in bulletproof vests, the Weatherproof SUV's sidewall is extremely resistant to cuts and punctures.
What's more, Nokian's unique Aramid Guarantee means participating retailers will cover accidental sidewall damage and provide you with a new, corresponding product free of charge. Knowing the sorts of demands placed on SUV tyres, this guarantee will be very welcome for many drivers.
Nokian Weatherproof SUV Features
- Aramid sidewall technology protected by Nokian's Aramid Guarantee
- Excellent grip on wet roads and on snow
- Stable and comfortable driving experience
- Quiet and fuel efficient in every season
Nokian Weatherproof SUV Reviews & Tests
In Auto Bild's 2018 SUV All Season Tyre Test, the Weatherproof SUV came third out of nine tyres tested. With short braking distances in the snow, good handling in the wet and an impressive resistance to aquaplaning, it was labelled "Recommended" overall. In this test, the Weatherproof SUV outperformed tyres from Hankook, Vredestein and Yokohama.
Nokian Weatherproof SUV Images
Nokian Weatherproof SUV Sizes
The Weatherproof SUV is available in a broad range of sizes, for rim diameters from 16 to 19 inches and speed ratings H and V.
If you're interested in the Nokian Weatherproof, head over to our Nokian brand page to see the company's other popular tread patterns.