Sikander K.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Alpha SV Glove on January 30, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've had these gloves for the past few winters. I barely wear them when it gets really cold because they can't keep up with the Chicago winters at all. My fingers start to freeze in them. They're just nice for the show but not at all warm when you really need the warmth.
Backcountry should read all our reviews and contact Arcteryx to resolve this commen concern since these are not at all cheap gloves.
My wife has a pair if gloves. Not sure of the brand, which she bought on sale at Marshall's for $4.00. They're extremely warm compared to these gloves. I believe they're by Mountain Hardware.