I purchased these gloves for snowboarding and and snowmobiling and love them. The glove goes higher up the arm past the wrist so that keeps your skin protected and warm. As I use these for snowmobiling they get pretty smelly from the exhaust fumes so I've needed them to be machine washed and dried. After 10 or so wash/dry cycles the gloves have held up well with no tears or reduction in insulation loft.
I liked them so much, unfortunately someone else at Winterpark did as well and absconded with them. I ended up buying a less expensive pair to finish the expedition but will be ordering another pair for my upcoming trip to the Alps.
I have an older model of these gloves; but they wear extremely well. My gloves have accompanied me to the summit of many 14 ers and they take all the beatings that comes with in stride. OH, they also keep my hands warm. So that's nice. I originally bought these gloves for a winter ski trip in Crested Butte, and they performed well enough that I made them my go-to's.