Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Review: All-Terrain Tire For Ultimate Experience

For daredevil souls, thrill and adventure are the blood that keeps them running. Finding a tire that perfectly suits their ultimate road trips is like finding a needle in the sand. However, this all-new Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 tire is said to be engineered with the best technology to deliver the ultimate experience. With all the wide selection of models that claims the same, our level of doubt is just understandable.

How capable can this model be? What could be its unfair advantage? What makes it different in its competition? Here are just some of the questions that must be troubling you. Now, to answer all of that, let’s begin by going through its history and the features that come with it.

The Company Background and History

Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited is a Tokyo-based tire company which was established in 1917. In 1969, the company finally extended its distribution channel and opened itself for the global market. It first expanded in the United States and from then on, the company continued to prosper and grow. Today, it employs over 15 000 personnel and has two joining manufacturing sites in the US.

Key Features and Attributes

Long-Lasting Tread Life

One of the things that this model genuinely signifies is its long-lasting tread life and capacity to withstand the test of time. To made that possible to happen, this tire is equipped with unique tread compound and stiffness to boosts its durability. I was astonished firstly by its tread design and pattern and secondly, by its accompanying functions. Let’s break it down:

Enduro Compound

This model, as to how I mentioned about its unique tread compound which is called, “Enduro Compound” that is used to enhance traction. It is relatively a new standard, and its popularity keeps on increasing, and manufacturers are dying to have it. However, not so many manufacturers were lucky enough to get a  hold of this new material. Thus, I got very excited about hearing that this model has used this new technology.

Triple 3D Sipes

This another feature helps the tire’s siping to maintain its stiffness for better and even lasting wear. Everyone must be aware that the siping is fundamentally essential to improve traction for driving in snowy, wet, or dry conditions. The better the siping pattern and technology used, the better it is for you. With the triple 3D sipes, I am confident that this tire will be able to stand its promise about being an all-terrain tire.

All-Season Traction

As this model claims to be an all-season and all-terrain tire, traction should be one of their primary focus. As soon as I get my hands on this model, I immediately check for its traction. Aside from its unique tread compound and siping which also contributed to its friction, the grooves should not be overlooked. This model has advanced grooves and tire design that much help elevate its traction.

Circumferential Grooves

One of the things that I often notice when it comes to the tire’s groove is its design and proportion. Most tires which best help eliminating water to reduce the risk of hydroplaning has a deep design that allows water to swiftly channels away. This is what I also found in this model. The design and proportion of rubber to air space on the road surface significantly affects its gripping capacity.

Edgetic Grooves

Another best feature that I ever found in this model is its biting edges. This is a beneficial attribute for deep snow and heavy winter weather conditions. As I have been more inclined to all-terrain types of tire, this is also a new fact for me. Finding a tire that could withstand any weather conditions especially the snow and deep ice is indeed the most exhausting task. I’m saying that it will never be smooth besides the wide selection you can have.

Durability

One of the best attributes of this model is its durability. Aside from the impressive, long-lasting tread wear feature that I found out earlier, more features promote its durability. And here are some of it:

Sidewall Protectors

This model comes with sidewall protectors that effectively fights off sidewall cuts and abrasions. It is a normal thing especially when you are having your off-the-road adventures to get encountered with harsh terrains. Tensions and abrasive elements in the surfaces are the things you need to expect. But with this high-level sidewall protectors, you are now unstoppable from your off-road adventures. No need to worry about your tire wears and the friction that causes damage.

Enduro Core Construction

his model also uses an Enduro Core Technology that elevates the durability and optimizes the loading capacity of any vehicle. I find this feature truly helpful because I am often guilty of having my vehicle carry heavy loads almost every single day. Now, I no longer have to worry about it since this feature adds up to the durability and stability of my vehicle.

Full Nylon Cover

Its full nylon cover in tread area added more puncture resistance. Getting flat tires is one of the many hassles especially when driving long distance. Another thing that adds to the inconvenience is when you are in the middle of nowhere. It is incredibly annoying; I know that you know the feeling. Thus, I am much thankful that this model has a full nylon cover that provides additional resistance against deflation.

Off-Road Performance

I know this part is the most anticipated one. Especially for those who are looking for an all-terrain tire that works best for extreme outdoor activities and outings. Then, to fully satisfy you, this model is highly recommended when it comes to its off-road performance. I had already mentioned features such as Enduro Compound and Edgetic Grooves which both significantly contributed to its perfect execution. Both of this alongside the other more features promotes off-road durability and performs well in muddy and dirty terrains.

The Pros:

  • Excellent on-road and off-road traction
  • Excellent winter performance
  • Long lasting tread life
  • Durable, stable, and high-performance tire
  • Easy and flexible handling
  • Quiet and comfortable ride

The Cons:

  • Nothing that stands out

Overall Performance

For its overall performance, I can’t say I wasn’t impressed by this model. There’s a big gap in the difference of its off-road and on-road performance when compared to other of its competition. Its grooves are perfect for withstanding harsh terrains and road surfaces such as dirt, sand, mud, stones, and even high-level water. Traction on the snow and heavy winter weather conditions is also quite impressive. The handling is very responsive and flexible even driving on rocky mountains or snowflake emblems.

The company also noticeably step up its game. The tread life and wear is impressively enhanced. This model is equipped with additional features that boosted up its durability and longevity. This model is truly the best solution for your rough road and ultimate adventures.

Final Verdict

If you are a hard-core mudder or an adventurous rock climber who loves to explore off-road experiences, then this model is for you. It won’t just match up your performance, but most importantly prioritize your safety. This is the best-performing all-terrain tire that you could trust. With all the features unveil to you, the decision is now yours to take. Whether or not this model is the best match for you and your desired riding experience.

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