Rain-X Latitude vs Bosch Evolution

rain x vs bosch wiper blades

This wiper blades review is the Rain-X Latitude Premium Graphite Coated Wiper Blade vs the Bosch Evolution All-Season Bracketless Wiper Blade. Both of these blades claim to be excellent blades for any and every vehicle regardless of the kind of weather you drive in. We will compare them side by side to see what differences they have and to see if we can find a clear winner.

Rain-X has coated this wiper blade in graphite while Bosch did not. Instead the Bosch Evolution blades are a special natural rubber blend. Both materials are designed to deliver a smooth, clean chatter free wipe. Most blades out there will begin to bounce across the windshield if there is not enough water on it to lubricate it. Both claim to have eliminated this problem.

Distinguishing Features

Rain-X has attempted to take most of the annoying things about wiper blades, and find a solution to each one. In addition to the graphite coated blade, the Rain-X Latitude also has a few other features that can’t go without mentioning. They have built in aerodynamic spoiler significantly reduces drag, noise and wind lift.

On the other hand, Bosch Evolution also has a spoiler which they call Symmetrical Wind Spoiler, however, it servers the opposite purpose. It’s design creates more downward pressure on the the blade to deliver a better wipe on the windshield.

Rain-X designed their blades to not expose any metal surfaces. For those of you that live in an area that gets snow, you know that snow and ice sticks to the blades, clumps up and decreases visibility. Bosch’s steel tension spring is exposed and not covered like Rain-X. So for snow, Rain-X is the clear choice.

Rain-X designed their blades with durable rubber encased structure to increase flexibility and and to adhere better to the windshield during harsh snow, wind and rain.

Bosch’s blades do not require any adapters for most vehicles for installation. However, both promise that they have a blade that fits your car. So you can rest assured that you buy a blade that will fit on your vehicle Amazon has a feature that allows you to find the blade that fits your vehicle.

And the Winner Is…

The trophy goes to the Rain-X Latitude Premium Graphite Coated Wiper Blade. Although both blades are almost identical, Rain-X has gone a little further to solve some of the problems that most wiper blades have. The two things that nudged Rain-X ahead of Bosch are:

  • Graphite coated blade for a smooth wipe
  • No exposed metal so snow and ice won’t stick to it

If you live in a climate that it really doesn’t snow much or at all, you’ll be OK with the Rain-X Latitude or the Bosch Evolution. Their specially blended natural rubber also promises a chatter free wipe.

The clear choice for me was the Rain-X Lattitude Premium Graphite Coated Wiper Blade.

This completes my wiper blades review of the Rain X Latitude and Bosch Evolution.

UPDATE:

I’ve had the Rain X Latitude wiper blades on my personal car for about 1 year now. I’m pleased to say that they continue to function wonderfully. They’re very smooth, very quiet (no skipping and no vibration), and they do an excellent job clearing my windshield. It’s important to note that my car sits outside, exposed to the elements, throughout my workday, which is usually 9+ hours per day. I would expect most blades to show some wear after a year of that, but they work like the day I installed them. These wiper blades come highly recommended by me.

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