The Outdoor Research Magnate has been discontinued; however, the Black Diamond Guide, $170, is around a similar price range and wins our Top Pick Award.
Over all it was one of the more dexterous models we tested with excellent freedom of movement and "feel" due to its green "flex" zones. There is also far less break in time compared with most other all leather competitors and it feels far less stiff right of the shelf. It was one of the top performers in waterproofness with a Gore-Tex insert and very water resistant leather. The Magnate was surprisingly warm especially considering its single design construction, using a cozy fleece lining and thick primaloft insulation. We also though it had a number of features that made it easier to use like its pull strap and Velcro closure system.