iam3878004 wrote a review of Arc'teryx Alpha SV Glove on February 1, 2011
These gloves are made to be the ultimate in breathable, waterproof. They are not the best ski gloves and are far from being the warmest. You would be far warmer with a 20 dollar mitten with heater inserts.
But on days with pouring rain, you will stay dry. I used to use heavy duty kitchen gloves in downpours - and these are obviously much better.
If you don't like to price, don't buy it. The price is not out of line with other extreme weather gear. But this glove is a unique product for a unique purpose. I am glad that it is not advertised as a high-end ski glove, and honestly, I would feel like a tool wearing these on the slopes most days.