I have read other reviews that these tires tend to hydroplane, but they have never done so with me. I live in Central NY where we average 150 inches of snow a year and I have never even been close to being stuck and have pulled many others out of ditches. Granted I drive an FJ Cruiser with all the bells and whistles, but the tires get some credit. The noise level is surprisingly low. I don't even notice any noise, but maybe I'm used to it. The best thing about these tires is the wear great. I have over 77K miles on them and will probably get close to 80K by the time a change them out. I will definitely get another set. Before this vehicle I had a Nissan Xtera that also had BF Goodrich tires (not sure of model but were a less aggressive tire) that also got over 70K.