++++ NEWS: SnowGecko certified according to new European Traction Standard EN16662-1 and approved in Switzerland +++++

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Travel safely to your destination this winter.

Whether you are travelling up the mountains to ski, snowboard, or hike; SnowGecko has got you covered.

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Save time, weight and costs with SnowGecko Snow Socks

Save time off the dangerous roadside and avoid the frostbitten and bruised fingers that accompany chain installations. It's the last thing you need during an emergency. SnowGecko is a space saving, long-lasting, machine-washable product. Each package includes two socks, gloves and folds out as kneeling support - so you can save your clothes too.

Our products are reusable, durable emergency solutions that are quicker to deploy, cheaper to purchase and damage free to rims and roads. 


  • SnowGecko is approved by European Standard EN16662-1
  • DTC checked Logo: SnowGecko is in compliance with Swiss snow chain regulations
  • SnowGecko is in compliance with ÖNORM V5121
  • SnowGecko is a legal snow chain equivalent in France when ever the B26 logo shows up
  • SnowGecko products are in conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards of the EEA

SnowGecko fits in any trunk and on every tire

SnowGecko tire sock installation on a passenger car

Rapid Deployment with SnowGecko

During adverse conditions, every second counts. Spend less time on the shoulder and more time on the road with SnowGecko. Drape over, roll forward and pull up: Three steps and three minutes to install. Usable up to 50kmh (30mph) - the standard for tire chains. Shake it out when your finished and repack, ready for your next adventure.

SnowGecko assembled on a Mercedes Benz A-Class

The Winter Essential Kit

The amount of copycat products speaks for itself: SnowGecko is practical and works. We brought the original "sock" to market in 1998 and have been in business ever since. Our market-leading products are the only alternatives developed in collaboration with automotive manufactures, textile engineers and leading certification organizations.

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AutoSock snow sock shows the fabric in front of a car

Continuous Product Development

Our highly durable road fabric has ripstop interwoven with complex textile patterns engineered to optimize traction. SnowGecko and AutoSock are the only snow socks backed by more than 20 years of research and development. Contact us before you consider an alternative.

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Easy and quick mounting in only three steps

Side view of the first mounting step for SnowGecko
Second installation step of SnowGecko when mounted on the driving wheels of the vehicle
Pulling SnowGecko over the remaining part of the tire in mounting step 3

How to install your SnowGecko


These will be the difference between arriving easily at your destination and a possible trip to the ditch.

Gear Junkie

The perfect aid for driving on snowy and icy roads.

Volvo Cars

The grip and traction of chains, but at a fraction of the cost, weight, time, and discomfort.

Men's Journal

The quick and easy snow chain alternative on snow and ice.

Damage free to rims. Compatible with electronic safety systems. Self centering. Reusable. Quick to install. Durable. Compact. Quiet.


Textile Traction Devices manufactured by AutoSock

Since 1996, our focus has been traction, durability and practicality. Our products improve road safety during inclement weather and we have supported emergency vehicles, airports, bus services, truck fleets and families. After nearly 3 million sales with less than 0.1% claims, we let our products speak for themselves. Our raw materials hold high standards and our manufacturing processes are conscientious. We aim to bring you home, safely.

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