To be honest, it's a car by car scenario in the sense that the "best" fit/gliding will depend on things such as the curvature of your windshield (and therefore the spring/shape of the wipers) as well as the length needed. Bosch Icons/Evolution work well for my current car, but on my older one I used the Michelin wipers from Costco. I honestly wish I still could since those were 8$/piece (as opposed to like 20$/each for the Bosch) but they just don't perform as well on the A4. Anyways I'd try googling your vehicle see if there's any forums or similar recommendations from people who own it (that's how I found out the Bosch are ideal for my car). As someone who lives in similar climates as you (aka snow), I don't think there's THAT big a different in terms of wiper performance as long as they're not frozen (aka the compound is still soft); you'll be removing the snow on the windshield via a snow brush most of the time anyways (at least that's the proper way to do it otherwise you risk damaging or seizing the wiper motor.