They are indeed. I don’t think mine have been swapped for the HRs since coming back from Spain in November. Far far better than Ardents which must surely win awards for:
“Best tyre for riders cornering perpendicular to the terrain”
“Best tyre for riders cornering parallel to the terrain”
“Best tyre for spitting riders off while transitioning between vertical and parallel cornering”
My first ride was pretty loamy, with lots of those slimy big loose sandstone rocks you get in South Wales, and they were remarkably good. I have the super sidewall protection ones with stiff sidewalls which seemed seemed to help with support, and they sealed excellently with tubeless but they are fairly heavy.
Gripped fairly well in the wet bits too – I may leave them on in the winter if I can avoid the claggy clay and stick to rockier rides.