In the all-terrain category, you’ll find tires of different abilities; some are of the “mild” type, meaning they are still geared toward on-road driving, and there is the more rugged “aggressive” all-terrain tire for higher off-road traction.
Recently, there is a category that hit the market – all-terrain tires that try to bridge the gap between the two. A notable example is Cooper’s Discoverer Rugged Trek, which has a fairly aggressive tread pattern but still aims to have good off-road manners. The fact that Cooper, of all manufacturers, launched a tire to bridge the gap isn’t surprising – the company’s Discoverer range of all-terrain tires has four members!
Moreover, Cooper’s brand is also very trusted when it comes to off-road-capable tires, so any expectation from the Discoverer Rugged Trek should be very high. Does it deliver, though? I’ve put the Discoverer Rugged Trek through its paces and prepared an in-depth Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek review, where I’ll cover every aspect of the tire, including off-road traction, on-road performance and comfort, and durability/treadlife. Let’s dig in!