Want tires for a daily driver that are good to great on and off road? Here are my pics for that.
Cooper Discoverer ST - Great on every surface I'd tried it on, except ice, IME. Exceptionally great in mud, good on sand. Good on wet and dry pavement too. I've not tried it on rock climbing/crawling, but it's been great on sharp rock roads and shows no cuts or wear.
Fun Country FC-2 - Has a reputation for being great on all surfaces. Though I'm sure the ST is better in mud, and the BFG AT is better on ice.
Mastercraft Courser CT - a close relative of the ST and FC-2 tires, but with different tread. Really, this tire has tread about halfway between the ST and FC-2. This is one of my favorite favorites.
Kelly MSR - this hybrid is rather similar to the Mastercraft Courser CT, but the CT is the better tire, IMO, due to more sipes, and a quieter tread design. So the CT is quieter and has more wet pavement and ice traction, equal mud traction. However, the MSR is less money to buy.
Note: all the above tires are made by Cooper, or subsidiary companies of Cooper. They all share the same tire carcass and relatively hard, long lasting rubber, which tends to give inadeqate ice traction and not ideal for rockcrawling, but lasts a very long time and is great for all other surfaces.
BFG AT - my other favorite. Not as good in mud as the others mentioned, but still has some mud ability IME. This is the best on ice and sand of these 4 tires. The BFG AT is an aggressive AT, and is nearly a hybrid tire, IMO.
Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip - this hybrid tire is a bit similar in tread pattern to the Mastercraft Courser CT. The PJ tire has softer tread compound, like the BFG AT, and so it is better in winter, especially on ice, and it helps on rocks too, I'm told.
The first 4 tires mentioned have harder rubber and won't give quite as much ice traction, but I've found the ST gives plenty good wet pavement traction, and the FC-2 and CT would be better yet since they have more smaller treadblocks and more sipes. The FC-2 and CT are OK on ice. These are known to last 50K to 60K miles. My last set of Coopers (the Disco LT) lasted 60K miles. I have to note the FC-2 is popular with Jeep clubs in my local area, and the CT and MSR are popular with loggers and hunters on their pickups.
The last two tires mentioned have softer rubber. So they get the most tracton on hard, slick surfaces (ice and rock crawling). However, they won't last quite as many miles, but still last long enough at around 40K to 50K as reported by users whose stories I read.
My favorites that I'm torn between choosing are the CT, BFG AT, and PJ.
The deciding factore will be which tire is available in the size I want.
The MSR and FC-2 are also great and tempting. I wouldn't recommend the ST for anyone who has to drive on ice, but other than that it's great for all terrains, especially mud.