Product Comparison: Rain-X Latitude 5079280-2 vs Bosch ICON


General Specifications
Brand
Rain-X
Bosch
Model
Latitude 5079280-2
ICON
Origin
China
Germany
About the Product
These revolutionary 2-in-1 wiper blades provide an innovative solution to both clear and repel the elements for ultimate driving visibility.
The best solution for the winter season is the ICON beam wiper blade. By design, beam blades are not affected by snow and ice buildup. The bracketless design and tension springs help keep the blade flexible and provide superior wiping performance in all weather conditions.
Key Specs
Wiper Length
24 in.
26 in.
Connector Type
J-Hook
Hook (9x3mm), Hook (9x4mm), Top lock (19mm), Side lock (22mm), Pinch tab, Valeo top lock
Blade Material
Rubber
ClearMax 365
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rain-X Latitude 5079280-2 Wiper Blade
  • Pretty much work as advertised, connection a little strange but works. Nice unit.
  • Love these wippers but the size guide was off from the standard size guide for my car. Ordered what size the app said would fit and I was golden.
  • They work great on my 2012 GMC Terrain, this is the second pair I have used. Were we live e get approximately 52 " of rain a year. When I need replacement blades I will buy Rain-X.
  • This wiper blade did not work at all on my 2012 VW Passat. It did not connect up with my windshield in several areas particularly when driving on the highway or if windy.
  • These fell apart the first rain storm, the wiper portion actually started coming out of the plastic blade. Purchased in Jan, fell apart in April.
Bosch ICON Beam Winter/Summer Wiper Blade
  • I bought the wrong version of this wiper the first time since Amazon says it fit my car, but it was only the length that Amazon was checking.
  • The fact that Bosch offers not just a variety of lengths down the inch, but also two different spring forces, is another indicator of the fact that these are not your average wiper blades.
  • The connectors to the wiper arms is very secure and doesn't feel as flimsy as rain-x which is why I had to replace them in the first place (the connector broke and sent my wiper flying off the car!)10/10 will buy again.
  • I have used Bosch on my Acura TL and C6 Vette with good results so I am not sure if I simply got a bad blade or the length along with the MDX arm design was the issue.
  • Also, when comparing the length of original to these replacements, they are too long by at least 1.5 to 2 inches.
Size & Weight
Height
1.1 in.
1.2 in.
Width
24 in.
28.7 in.
Depth
2.4 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
0.4 lbs.
0.4 lbs.
Features
Construction Type
Frameless
Frameless
Frame Material
Steel
Steel
Season
Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Winter Blade
Yes
Yes
Pack of
1
1
Extras
Virtually streak-free visibility, Smooth, chatter-free wipe, Enhanced flexibility and grip, All weather tough, Prevents ice and snow build-up
Up to 40% longer life than other premium blades, Patented beam design with an exclusive rubber technology, Weather-shield double locking connector for easy wiper blade installation, Customized precision fit and performance, Exclusive asymmetrical flexible spoiler design
What customers say about "Features"
Rain-X Latitude 5079280-2 Wiper Blade
  • What can I say here .. the performance of the blade is exceptional, as I've always experienced with Rain-X wiper blades. What's new is the ease in which these installed. I've *never* installed wiper blades so easily in my life!
  • I installed the 24" wiper on my 2013 BMW 3 series yesterday and it works great!
  • Easy to install and they work great in snowy or rainy weather. I also like the way they don't stutter on a dry windshield once the rain has ceased and they seem to hug the windshield better than the old straight blades did.
  • Much, much better than the cheaper ones I typically get. These are easy to install and hug the glass very tightly.
  • The water-repellent feature does not seem to last very long.
  • This wiper skips across the lower part of the windshield and drags water back with it. Less than impressed, especially for a RainX wiper, of which I've had several.
Bosch ICON Beam Winter/Summer Wiper Blade
  • After doing some research on wiper blades, it was determined the beam type function better and really look much better than the "traditional" frame type wipers.
  • The spring of the frame-less blade is a little bit too heavy, causing it to hang up over the glass in the middle if the spring in your wiper arm is more than a couple of years old.
  • I've tried several brands and types of these single piece wiper blades. Too many of them chatter or lift up in wind, but these are the best. They work better than the best metal frame blades I've used and last through the year.
  • These haven't had to deal with any winter weather yet, but have performed great in wet weather and summer bug season.
  • After being disappointed by many other brands, these are holding up and are streak free even after a very wet tropical season here in S Florida.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
EAC
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
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