Rain-X sells these blades:
- Repel – the newest of the bunch – hit the market in 2010 and looks like it built from the Latitude.
- Latitude – in several different versions, so pay attention to their subtle differences
- Weatherbeater – for heavy rain seasons
- Winter Blade – for, well, winter you know…
The Rain-X Repel is a beam blade that from the looks of it is based on the Latitude model.
What makes Repel interesting is that it add Rain’X's water repellant to the windshield as you use it.
Not many reviews of it available yet since it’s brand new.
I did manage to find this review by Gary Grant from The Garage Blog
We have now been using these blades on one of our cars for a couple of weeks and so far they are the best cleaning blades we’ve ever used. The do indeed seem to impart that traditional Rain-X coating to the windshield, which means you actually use the wipers less often as the water and snow just blow right off. In the long run, this actually means less wear on the wiper motor and linkages which are a common failing as cars get older.
The Rain-X Latitude is a bracketless design that has been available in a variety of versions. The original was just called Latitude and came with attachments for 4 different attachment clips. Version 2 of the latitude attached to I&L and PTB. The latest version is also referred to as 8-in-1 which attaches to practically every car.
Mostly good reviews for the Latitude, and the bad reviews mostly have to do with poor performance in winter conditions.
The Weatherbeater is a steel frame design that is getting some good reviews. This is a great choice is you have some heavy rain seasons.
I can’t find any reviews of the Rain-X Winter Blades, but they appear to be steel frame designs with all the mechanical parts encased so sleet, snow and ice can’t clog up the blade.