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Glacier Tire Chains w/ Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair

Glacier Tire Chains w/ Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair

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These standard, twist link chains are great for driving in deep snow. The cam-style side chains ensure quick adjustment and a snug fit. Their low-carbon steel construction makes them durable. Great Prices for the best tire chains from Glacier. Glacier Tire Chains w/ Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair part number PWH2221SC can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PWH2221SC

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road Only
  • Deep Snow
  • Mud
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Assisted
  • Steel Twist Link
  • Glacier
  • Not Class S Compatible
  • No Rim Protection

These standard, twist link chains are great for driving in deep snow. The cam-style side chains ensure quick adjustment and a snug fit. Their low-carbon steel construction makes them durable.


  • Provides traction for your vehicle in deep snow
    • Ladder pattern provides good traction as you drive forward
    • Twist links are ideal for deep snow, but provide some traction on ice too
  • Installs easily with integrated, heavy-duty lever
    • Side cams provide effortless tightening - twist cams to pull chain taut around tire
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended for a tight fit
  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
  • Works with either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles


  • Fits: 15" - 19-1/2" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 chains
  • 90-Day warranty

Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, or if chains might affect your ABS/ESP functionality, consult your owner's manual.

These chains are great for giving you extra traction in deep snow. But if you're more likely to see seriously icy conditions, you may want a chain with square or V-bar links that can really bite into the ice for more traction.

Confirming Your Fit

If you know your tire size, you may think you won't need to test fit your new snow chains. But there are a lot of variables that can affect whether chains will fit your specific tires, including your tire type, the amount of air pressure in the tire, the amount of tread wear, and the tire manufacturer.

We recommend that you order chains as early in the season as possible to give yourself plenty of time to test fit the chains and reorder if needed. This way, you won't be stuck out in the cold later with snow chains that don't fit.

You can test fit these chains in your garage or driveway, but you'll want to wait until there's snow on the ground to actually drive with them. Likewise, if you're out in the snow and come across bare pavement, you'll want to pull over and remove the chains. These can cause damage to the bare pavement, your garage floor, or your vehicle if they break from the wear of riding on a harsh surface.

Installing Snow Chains

Installing tire chains is easy.

Lay chains on the ground to get all the tangles out

1. Lay out the chains on the ground to make sure there are no twists or kinks.

Cross chain connections should have the prongs facing away from the tire

2. Drape the chain over your tires, making sure that the prongs attaching the cross chains to the side chains face away from your sidewalls. Drive forward about half a tire rotation.

Connect chains on the back and front of the tire

3. On the back of the tire, pull the chain tight and hook the ends together. Repeat this on the front of the tire, then clamp the lever to fasten extra chain links and keep them from flapping as you drive.

Use tool to tighten cams on the sidewall chains

4. Insert the included tool into the cam and twist to tighten the sidewall chain. Twist as many cams as it takes to get a tight fit.

Rubber adjusters ensure a tight fit

5. Drive forward 2-3 vehicle lengths and recheck the chains tension. Tighten any loose cams.

If needed, rubber adjusters (sold separately) can be used to get a tight fit. Make sure the hooks face away from your tire so your wheels don't get scratched.

Quick Tips:

  • Lengthen the life of snow chains by drying them after each use before you store them.
  • Check out our installation kit with safety lights and a kneeling pad (PO34FRK) to make things a little easier when you're installing chains out in the snow.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

H 2221 SC Glacier by pewag Twist Link Chains - Light Trucks - 15" - 19-1/2" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 215/80-17
  • 225/60-19
  • 225/70-17.5
  • 225/70-19.5
  • 225/75-17.5
  • 235/85-16
  • 245/75-16
  • 265/70-15
  • 265/75-15
  • 7.5x16
  • 7x17
  • 9.5x16.5
  • LR78x16
  • NR78x15

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Glacier Tire Chains w/ Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair - PWH2221SC

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (317 Customer Reviews)

These standard, twist link chains are great for driving in deep snow. The cam-style side chains ensure quick adjustment and a snug fit. Their low-carbon steel construction makes them durable.

2016 GMC Sierra

Perfect fit for my van.

I drive
a 2016 144" 2wd, high top Sprinter van. During the summer it moves a lot of ice cream, via 400lb ice cream carts. During the winter, it moves me to Mammoth. When the conditions are good (for skiing).....road conditions suck...super cold and icy.....395 from Bishop to Mammoth is often closed, and if open...chains or 4x4 snow tires mandatory.

I've purchased other products here...This site consistently provides useful revues and sizing fitment advise...I also took etrailer's recommendation to my regular tire guy to confirm is was a good match- which he confirmed.

*Any Sprinter specific owners reading this.....the stock tires felt super sketchy in icy high sierra without the chains. But with them on, and, since I roll with a 750lb. lift gate weighing down the back end.....back tires chained up.....I felt really safe. I did need to trim a 3-4 links off to stop the inside access chain links banging on the axel (bolt cutters from Mammoth Chevron) after a day of riding around on them to make sure I had correct fit. This level of fitment should be expected.

**I never review things online. I believe the email from etrailer, which led me to this review is the first i've received from them.....maybe 1 year since I bought the chains?....perfect amount of contact.

***Attached is a picture of me at Mammoth, because who wants to see a picture of well fitting chains.


Chains fit well, are heavy duty, and the included tightener tool worked great. Cam Tighteners are a must. Makes the job of putting the chains on easier.
I bought the dual wheel version chains for the back end as well. We tend to get ice under snow on a gravel lane. These chains should keep me moving.
I would recommend these to others.

2007 Toyota Tacoma

If you have been searching the internet for tire chains, look no further. I had recently decided to purchase a set of chains for my 2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner. After an extensive search with the local auto retailers, and unhappy with the price they were charging, I had come across on the internet. Not only was cheaper by $30+ than everyone else, but immediately after my purchase, the customer service sales rep (George J) had emailed me with the invoice and had also indicated that he had upgraded the shipping to "expedited" which was greatly appreciated given the fact that he did not charge for this added higher level of customer service. The chains arrived right on time as promised via UPS. The quality is perfect. Almost polished in appearance with galvanized hardened steel. Also, they included a unique feature that I had not seen before "Cam Tighteners". If you haven't seen them before just watch the online video! They work great. Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone. I really appreciated the communication with George J. He kept me in the loop from start to finish. Given the fact that this purchase is "just a set of tire chains" but I really appreciated communication and price.

Tim H.


Absolutely perfect though given my locality, I have only had to use them a few times

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

These chains are excellent. They're a bit tricky to get on tight (so maybe not so great if you will be taking them off and putting them on repeatedly) but once on and secure, they are perfect for the plow truck.

2011 Toyota Tacoma

Chains were easy to install, and fit properly. To date I have not had to use them in a snow situation. If the repel snow storms, the were well worth the money.
Chains are a good thing to have on board this time of year though.


I use these on my 87 F 250 snowplow truck. I put them on in the fall and take them off in the spring. I really like the cams. They are holding up very well after a year of service.


Tire Chains are as advertised. Shipping was is always the first place I look at for my RV parts. Their customer service is second to none, by far the best.

2011 Ford Van

Web site and ordering procedure is excellent. Did not need the chains for our big Christmas trip as weather was mild but the design with the cam-tighteners is the best I've seen. Best price, too.

Chevrolet Colorado

I purchased the glacier twist link snow chains in preparation for an upcoming ski vacation to Colorado. I have not had the opportunity to use them but the video on how to install was most impressive. even more impressive was the customer service from Wayne and the almost immediate mailing and delivery service. Thank you for your prompt and courteous service.

2012 Dodge Durango

These shipped the same day I ordered them and arrived a day earlier than expected. Two days later I used them for the first time and they were perfect. Easy and quick to install (~20 min even though I've never used chains of any type before) and gave me plenty of traction and confidence on the snow and ice. I am a delivery driver and these will undoubtedly save me many headaches and frustration since usually I don't have much of a choice which roads I have to drive in winter weather.


Chains set fit perfectly and easily installed
trip across the Rocky Mts. at Christmas time when MOST passes require chains
They worked TREMENDOUSLY BETTER than possibly could be expected
Snow was everywhere except on the roads so they are still in the bag!!


Good product. I installed it now (October) to be sure it would work in winter. Cam tightning very helpful.

Very please with shipping and etrailer had excellent communication in advising status and shipping.

I can recommend etrailer.


2007 Chevrolet Express Van

Great product,easy to use,install and take off in minutes!!!

2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Extremely rapid delivery, and exactly what I was looking for. I am really impressed with the speed of!

2000 Nissan Frontier

Excellent product, price, service and shipping. Perfect fit on my tires.
Thank you


all products were perfect good shipping not a single problem. Great doing business with you all. msf


Luckily, so far I have not had to use them. They are still in the box incase and when I need them. Thanks


Chains worked great! Fit on tires good and made a huge difference plowing

1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Ordered, delivered before expected.
them, hope not to use them.
For a 99 F350 dually.
Customer service excellent.


great help from the staff for ordering and answering questions about the products. Shipped in a faster time line than I expected. I would use your company again for all my needs. Keep up the great Job. Thankyou


Have not had a chance to use (& hopefully won't have to!) but excellent product and service....


Seemed stellar to me.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

delivered as quote ,in good shape -fit properly- have not chance to use yet-looks as it was advertized

2002 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Excellent selection & Customer Service. Most stores I know could take a lesson from these folks. Highly recommend!


I never tire of them...

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