So my birthday is coming up and I'm planning to ask for a soft shell jacket. I'd use it for skiing, snowboarding, winter cycling, and general use. I'd like something warm, breathable, wind and water resistant and comfortable. Good pockets would be a plus. My budget doesn't reach Arc'Teryx levels, unless there's a killer sale somewhere.
Cabela's has a nice looking one on sale, made with Power Shield fabric.
Outdoor Research Credo looks pretty good, too and is on sale at a few places.
Any thoughts on which of these would be better? Any other recommendations? I'm thinking somwhere in the $100-125 range, but if I'd get a lot more for a bit more money I might consider it.