I'm a tech-jacket nutbar...I have one for every possible weather condition. If you want my recommendation for a rainy spring jacket...try Patagonia's Spraymaster. Super stretchy, super light weight (folds into its own pocket), breaths fairly well and is cut very slim & trim. Top notch in my opinion. I can recommend more technical-esque jackets, but if you want to wear it in the city and not look like a backpacker, this is a good way to go.http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/prod...R.MENS.JACKETS
A note on the North Face. Quality is lacking..."not what it used to be" sort of situation. They do make some decent clothing, but you'd have to move into the higher priced stuff, and at that price point, you could do even better with another company. Arcteryx makes decent stuff...but very boxy (usually), and very expensive. Shite customer service too if you have a warranty issue.
If you want lots of nerdy details, check out www.backpackinglight.com
for tons of reviews.