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Glacier Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

Glacier Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Manual 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 with Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair part number PWH2229SC can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PWH2229SC

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road Only
  • Steel Twist Link
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Deep Snow
  • Mud
  • Assisted
  • Not Class S Compatible
  • Glacier
  • 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: 14" - 18" 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 2229 SC Glacier by pewag Twist Link Chains - Light Trucks - 14" - 18" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 10.5x18
  • 205/80-16
  • 225/50-20
  • 225/70-17
  • 235/55-17
  • 235/55-20
  • 235/60-18
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/70-14
  • 235/70-16
  • 245/45-20
  • 245/55-18
  • 245/55-19
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/65-16
  • 245/65-17
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-16
  • 255/40-20
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/50-19
  • 255/55-17
  • 255/55-17.5
  • 255/55-18
  • 255/60-14
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/60-16
  • 255/60-17
  • 255/65-15
  • 255/65-16
  • 255/65-17.5
  • 255/65-18
  • 255/70-15
  • 265/40-20
  • 265/45-20
  • 265/50-16
  • 265/50-18
  • 265/50-19
  • 265/55-16
  • 265/60-14
  • 265/60-15
  • 265/60-16
  • 265/65-15
  • 265/65-16
  • 275/45-19
  • 275/50-17
  • 275/55-16
  • 275/55-17
  • 275/60-14
  • 275/60-15
  • 27x9.5-15
  • 28x8.5-15
  • 295/50-15
  • 29x9.5-15
  • 305/50-15
  • 30x7.5-15
  • 30x9.5-15
  • 30x9.5-16

Video of Glacier Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners Installation - 2020 Jeep Cherokee

Adam: What's going on, everybody Adam here with etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier Chain Twist-Link snow tire chain on our 2020 Jeep Cherokee. So we do have a ladder pattern snow tire chain here, which is just going to have all of our cross chains going across. They're all uniform and twist linked. So with the steel construction, they should wear away relatively evenly and last you throughout a decent amount of seasons. These aren't going to be as aggressive as the V-Bar style chains.

With the limited amount of wheel well clearance we're not going to have any issues of anything happening. And also, these are going to give a nice, smooth ride compared to the V-Bar style chains and they are going to get optimal traction.Another thing I like about it is the cams. So we really didn't have the best fit, but once I started tightening up these cams, it started to fit quite nicely.One thing I don't necessarily love about it is, some of the metal is over my pretty rims. I'd rather just get a chain that's going to be coated. We do have some of those.

It's going to protect your rims from any scratches. But we might not see any scratches or damage to the rims, but these chains are going to be prone to maybe damaging them a little bit more.One other thing we need to grab is a rubber tensioner. Some of the chains that come with the coated chains, they come with the rubber tensioner built in. So, if that's something that you kind of like, because I lose everything, maybe you're like me and you don't want to have to hold onto another piece to be able to get and use these chains, that might be another option you want to look for. But if these are the ones you're looking at and you like them, they do come in a pair of two.

So all you have to do is just grab one of them, throw it on the front and you should be ready to go. I don't necessarily love the canvas bag, but it's definitely going to be able to fit both the chains in there with the tool and even your rubber tensioner so you can put it all in one place and put it in your trunk for whenever you need them.With the amount of clearance we have between the bottom of our Cherokee and the ground doesn't necessarily make the easiest install especially for the back connection but let's go ahead and go over that installation with you now.First thing we want to do is just lay out our chains, make sure there's no kinks in our links and tangles or anything like that. And once we do that, just make sure that the cams are going to be on the outside of the tire. We are going to have to access them later. So once we do that, take our chains and just drape them over the tire.

And once we get them nice and even, we'll go around back and make our first connection.So on one side, we're going to have a hook and on the other, we're going to have a series of links. Basically, we want to take the hook and do our best to hook it on to the desired link. We're going to find the best link to get the best fit. So I do suggest doing this in your garage to figure that out whenever you're not laying in snow. So now I'll meet you on front to make our second connection.On the front it's going to be a little bit easier. We will have a little lever right here. And just pick a link, the farthest one you think you can get it in there and also twisted all the way around. Probably not the end one. So I'm probably going to go with this one here. Fold it back and link it onto itself. We still have a little bit of slack, but we have some cams and we have a tool for those cams. So just take them. I usually start up top, put the tool in there, twist it. All right. So we're getting tighter as we speak. I'm probably going to go ahead and try to twist this one.We don't have to do all of them. And honestly, we'd probably be okay with just doing the one, but after the second one, these things are not going anywhere. But we do have to add a rubber tensioner. This is what they look like. They do not come with it. If you just scroll down on the webpage that you're on, it should be in the related parts section of that page.The only thing we need to make sure up here is just make those hooks go out so we're not adding any unnecessary damage to our wheels. And, of course, we want to be as symmetrical as we can whenever hooking up these chains, just to evenly distribute all that pressure throughout most of the chain. I'm not doing the best job. Let's go here and here. So this should take out the rest of the slack if there is any, but you do need them even if there isn't any slack at all.Next thing we need to do is go in there, roll over them a couple of times, come back out and make sure everything's nice and tight. And if so, we're ready to hit the road.And that's just about it for a look at the Glacier Chain Twist-Link snow tire chain on our 2020 Jeep Cherokee.

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Glacier Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair - PWH2229SC

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (294 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.


The order was handled very fast, and I got the snow chains in no time.
Those are chains for big vehicle, they are heavy and sturdy.
Comparing to diamond pattern chains that I had perilously, the new chains almost impossible to tangle. It takes just 30 seconds to lay them correctly on the ground.
In my garage I put them as instructed in the video on etrailer web page. But in real life scenario, on highway shoulder, I would probably lay them down on the ground, drive 2-3 feet forward and try to close the chains on top of the wheel (versus crawling on the ground and trying to reach behind the wheel).
The tension system is simple and intuitive. Comparing again to diamond pattern chains, this tension system is much more robust.

The only downside of those chains, they miss caring bag. The bag they where shipped in, has no zipper, and cannot be closed once open.

Chevrolet Tahoe

Great chains! Get them on as tight as possible with all the cams facing out, drive a short way and then tighten the cams where needed. Very easy install and the grip is excellent - got us safely through the snowstorm that just hit Tahoe.


These chains work great , easy to install . Can tighteners make them easy to tighten. Good price , fast delivery.


haven't had to use them but they look great.
salesman alex was great .took my order on the phone and it was shipped the next day .
I will definitely recommend these guys for any other business
fast and great service and excellent product


Great value for the products and super customer service. Thank you.


We ordered the snow chain's on saturday with the help from the lady at 800 number. I explained that we needed them by Dec. 23rd and the lady assured us we would have them in 3 days. They were delivered on the following tuesday, it only took 2 days. Thank you so much, we are going to Illinois for Christmas and really need those chains.

Never had to use yhem but we have them if we need them. They are fairly easy to install so i am very appreciative of that. We thought they are well worth the price we paid. Our children live in illinois so we are sure we will need them sooner or later.
Nellie H - 12/14/2017


Etrailer's online ordering website failed to accept my snow chain order, but my phone order was handled very efficiently, and I got useful advice while on the phone. I probably won't use the snow chains for a while, hopefully never, but they look fine. Delivery was fast and price good.

2007 Honda Pilot

This was my first purchase from I was very pleased with my purchase. My order arrived quickly and the snow chains are of good quality. The video explaining how to install the chains is very helpful, especially for someone like me who has never used snow chains before.


Excellent product, fits perfect and loved the help videos!


This is my second purchase of snow chains from etrailer. I am very satisfied and pleased with both the product and the service. Each time the person assisting me gave me helpful guidance and information to make the correct purchase of a quality product. I will continue to be a returning customer. Thank you!.

Toyota Venza

I got my tire chains on time. We tried them on our Venza and they fit well. In ice and snow around the field,they worked very good. I liked the cam locks, it made them easy to install. Good product.

2016 Toyota Highlander

These chains were easy to install, particularly after viewing the installation video on the website. The best part of the product is the tightening cams!

2010 Ford F-150

Thought I was gonna have to buy a four wheel drive the new house I bought sits on the top of a hill .I tried several times to get up after a winter storm. Then I thought I would try chain . Ordered them online takes 10 min. To put on my F150 I now drive up the hill with no problem

2012 Honda Pilot

I'm sorry but they are still in the box, I haven't needed to use them yet.


The entire purchasing process was a pleasant surprise. The price was the best I could find, and a customer service rep was extremely helpful in helping me find the correct product. I will be back.

2015 Ford Transit T250

Did a dry fit seem to fit well, looking forward to using them.




Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

2017 Ram 2500 6.7 Cummins. These chains were easy to install and fit solidly. They do not have the cam system so you will need bungee cords. I set up 2 rubber bungees per tire and added a hook in the middle. Works perfect. They fit my 285/65/20s with room to spare. I have not used these in the field yet but I grew up using tires chains and these are no different.


Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

Received my order today. I ordered chains for both sides of dually front and back. Today I received ONE chain for ONE side of dually. ONE SINGLE CHAIN. Good work, fix it!!

I know that we ped the ball on this one and we are working to have the missing chain shipped out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/16/2022


Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

These snow chains are fantastic!
use them on all three of our yard trucks.
Easy install, durable and virtually damage to concrete surfaces.
What else can you ask for..


Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

Appear to be very high quality.
Rubber tensioners are unnecessary.
After a quick 50’ roll, loosen cams, readjust hooks and retighten cams: tight enough to work properly, loose enough to settle into their home and squirm (very little) to better suit the terrain.
They were purchased “just in case”, but I have no doubt that they will perform admirably, should the need arise!


Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

The people were good to work with. The problem was they sent me the wrong tire chains two times. So after sending the chains back two times I canceled the order. They came with no locking hook ends on the chain.


Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

Had to pull the chains out for the first time last month when my 1991 F-250 got held up on a very slick and steep ice covered road. They fit over my LT215/85R-16 Firestone Winterforce LT E tires very nicely and on the first try with no problems. I have only used chains on smaller cars before this but these installed very easily with the caming links and included tool for tightning. These chains seem to have a good range of adjustment and were also easy to remove. They seem sturdy and well made and of course traction was very solid once they were installed. Highly recommended.

Great. I put the chains wet in plastic bags for a year and they hardly rusted at all. Installed them on my larger 23585R-16 tires and they do fit that size too.
Tim S - 04/05/2017


Review from a similar Twist Link with Cam in Tire Chains

Although I haven't used them in ice or snow yet, the snow chains appear to be of great quality and are very easy to install. The cam tighteners work nicely and hold the chain on the tire with no slack. was great to work with. Ordering was easy. They kept me updated via email during the shipping process. They upgraded my free shipping and I received my order in 2 business days instead of 7 as projected originally. I can tell that they care about their customers.

I got them after the big snowice storm we had here last year. I only had the opportunity to use them one time since getting them and really just went out then to try them out in some slush. I like them and enjoy the fact that they are in the truck at all times. It doesnt snow/ice much here, but Im ready if it does. Its bad to be like this, but I hope it snows this year just so I can use my chains? Ha!I have told others about your company and encouraged them to get chains from you.
Keith S - 02/20/2015

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    Snow chains and even cables have metal parts that could potentially scratch your chrome wheels. It is more likely that scratches will occur during the installation process because when moving the chains are, ideally, in the correct position away from the rims and centrifugal force and tension will keep them in place. Probably the safest bet in terms of keeping your chrome rims pristine is to use something like the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, # PWH2229SC. With the...
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    The Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains # PWH2219SC that you referenced do not fit either of the two stock tire sizes offered on your 2006 Ford E-350 van, however we do offer a range of tire chains for both of those stock sizes, which are 235/70-16 and 245/75-16. The link at right will take you to our main page for tire chains where at the top you can select your tire size to see compatible chains. I also linked for you two articles with lots of good information about the types of chains...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2016 Toyota Highlander with 245/55-19 Tires
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