Chances are, you've heard of the Toyo Open Country AT II but now here comes the AT III! Let's take a look!
Toyo’s Open Country all-terrain model line began with the off-road enthusiasts in mind to develop a tire that not only performs really well on-road but can handle the abuse and demands that the off-road enthusiast needs to have in a cross-over tire.
The Toyo Open Country AT III is an all-terrain tire meaning it's suitable for daily driving as well as some mild off-roading here and there. However, looking at the AT III, this is very aggressive for an all-terrain tire so if you're going for a sharp look, this is a great option. Right of the bat we see that Toyo did away with the large tread voids in the center of the tire that we found on the AT II. Plus with all of these multi-waved sipes in the tread blocks and shoulder lugs, you’ll really be able to notice how well these AT III's will provide you with exceptional traction on ice, snow or wet road conditions to really bite and grip when accelerating or braking. In fact, the new AT3's now have a three snow-flake rating compared to the AT II's which only had a two snow-flake rating giving you a bit of extra confidence in the snow as well.
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You've probably noticed that the tread blocks are shaped into a into a sort of S-pattern. This is great because there is still a good amount of tread hitting the ground and there are fewer gaps between the blocks which will result in less road noise. There are a ton of tread voids that are ready to evacuate water and rocks to help you maintain grip. The sidewall design of this tire carries over the aggressive styling of the tread and even features two different sidewall designs so you can choose the one that suits your style. This feature is becoming more and more common and can also be seen on tires like the Nitto Ridge Grappler.
2. Sizing and Warranty
One thing we absolutely love about the Toyo Open Country AT III is that they're available in 123 different sizes. No, that's not a typo. This includes P-Metric sizes, light truck metric sizes and light truck flotation sizes as well. The LT AT III also have these increased raised side-wall cleats to provide even a little bit more sidewall protection and traction for when you're tackling your next hunting adventure. With Toyo being such a reputable company for high quality tires, they offer a 50,000 mile warranty for their truck tires and a 65,000 mile warranty for the P-Metric sizes. So not only does Toyo offer over 120 different sizes, but they stand by their products with a great warranty.
Pricing for the Toyo Open Country AT III starts at just over $600 and ranges to just under $2000 all depending on the size of course. Overall, we think that the Toyo Open Country AT III is an amazing option for someone that wants an aggressive looking tire but needs the daily drivability of an all-terrain.
So in the end, what do we think about the Toyo Open Country AT III? We absolutely love it! We think Toyo hit a home run with this tire. It gives you all of the fantastic performance of an all-terrain tire such as on-road traction, off-road capability, and overall comfort.
This will fit the lifestyle of any outdoor enthusiast as it will be able to get you to your hunting camp or favorite fishing spot through multiple different weather scenarios all while having the ability to take you back home safely and comfortably after a great weekend. The Toyo Open Country AT III seems to be a jack of all trades and we definitely think you should check it out!