Wiper blades can make or break your commute in less than ideal weather conditions. I'm talking rain, snow, and sleet. I had heard some advertisements for Rain-X Latitude blades and how well they work. My current wiper blades were starting to show their age, so I decided to give these new technological wonders a try.
They were much pricier than your average wiper blade ($10-$22 each at WalMart depending on the size you need). I got home and got to work removing my old blades and installing the Latitudes. Installation was surprisingly easy - it took me more time to get my old blades off than it did to put the new ones on.
I had the good fortune of being able to try the new blades after only 2 days - it rained buckets! I flipped on my windshield wipers and watched as they took the first trip across the glass. It was fantastic! All the water was swept away cleanly with each pass of the blades. There was no pulling or dragging, the blades had perfect balance against the windshield.
A few months later, winter was in full swing and I got to test their performance in the sleet. Again, they performed wonderfully - they easily swept away the sleet. There were no pieces of ice stuck on the blades to leave those "tracks" across the windshield. Same with snow - the Latitude blades had no trouble pushing dusty and light or wet and heavy snow off of the windshield.
These are very well performing wiper blades. If you are not opposed to spending a little more than you may be used to for a clear windshield, these are definately the way to go.