ChipSeal swears by Specialized Armadillo bike tires. I've got the "All Condition" tire on Frankenbike and on my wife's bike. They're not cheap, but I've found them to be worth every penny and a solid candidate for transportational use.
The only negatives I've found:
- The tires aren't lightweight (the Elites are lighter, though not as bulletproof).
- Their stickiness and rolling resistance aren't particularly performance oriented.
- They're a little touchy to mount on old-fashioned "non hook bead" rims. I lost two tubes before rereading Effective Cycling about rim details. Otherwise, never had a flat on them.
- Worse than either of the above for a commuter tire - wet road traction is a weak point and the UV/heat resistance of the red sidewall seems low. They gradually turn to an almost tan color (photo here, though the new one is actually a 2008 tire) despite being kept inside except when being ridden. I've even had a few bare kevlar fibers show up on the sidewall of my oldest one. The casing is still solid, however.