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Question getting new gear... need some help!

I currently have a powder room snowboarding coat that I bought last year from sportsmart for 150$. The thing is, I've grown to hate it. I hate that it's all black, and bulky and short and that the powder skirt rides up on me. I've been browsing all day and the jacket that I like the most is the Burton Prowess Jacket (Women's Burton Prowess Jacket | Burton Snowboards) with 10 000mm waterproof and 6 000g breathability (it's an all-season shell). I really like the look of it but I have some issues:

Burton as a brand: I keep getting told that it's either the royal royce of snowboarding gear or that it's overpriced crap... obviously an opinion thing but is this jacket overpriced at 259$? I don't care about brands, but I do care how it looks and feels and the features. What should I expect from a jacket at this price?

Shell: I've never had just a shell. I'm in BC and the temperature is usually between -5 celsius and +4 celsius. Currently I wear a thin base layer, a thermal waffle shirt, and if need be a zip-up fitness sweater thing and my jacket but I find I get really sweaty with all those layers and then really cold on the lift. Will this shell be warm enough if I replace my fitness sweater with fleece on cold days?

Alternatives: If any one knows of any alternatives, something similar in style from a different brand that's cheaper.. that'd be great! I don't like monotone jackets and i like colour.
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