I had some dry2s or w/e they call em for a while, they where light for the size (2.2) but the grip was't great (dry terrain tire) dunno about longevity on that one cause i didn't have to for too long
Now i use the mtn xtream 2.2 (i think they call it a 2.15 but it measures over 2.2) they have amazing grip, really solid around corners, and when i do slide in the mud i can control it (at least usually) They seem to be pretty durable to me, and the side wall seems very thick to me especially compared with my michelin dry tires, they are also super durable against flats
Really the only downside is the weight mine weigh in at over 900g each, i could get a hutchinson barricuda in a 2.2 (don't remember if it was airlite or airw/e ect) and save like 500g on my bike, normally on a mtn bike i don't cound every gram, but 500? thats over a pound of wheel weight.
But even with that weight i still use em