We have rough winters here in Quebec so I've had many set of tires over the years including Blizzaks, Michelin X-Ice, Toyo GO2 and many more. This year I planned to buy some Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 but the price was nearly 900$ so I went with these.
We just received our first snow and I can already tell they are pretty good for the money. I think they might be heavier compared to my stock all-seasons tires but it didn't affect handling too much.
I would recommend them so far!