I've previously driven on the Hankook IceBears which is why I chose to try these i-Cept Evo2's. The Initial feeling before the snow arrived is that they are very quiet and very grippy in the wet. Very impressed. Excellent siping.
In the snow the grip is also very good in the looser snow and slightly slushy conditions. In small windrows between lanes it can tend to slip slightly. But with these 17" rims and lower profile tires, some winter performance may be compromised as it does feel stiffer, but that may also be just Mini suspension. I believe these tires would perform much better or be softer for those looser conditions with a higher profile tire.
Overall, very satisfied with this tire and would buy Hankook again.