Marmot vs. Mountain Hardwear vs. Columbia Sportwear
I LOVE my North Face Summit coat but it's probably a bit too much for your location/weather. However, I'd highly recommend the North Face brand !!!
P.S. - Check Campmor.com for deals on NF, Marmot, etc., coats and gloves. Most "deals" say last year's style or color, but black, for instance, never goes out of style.
"There are only three true sports - motor racing, bullfighting, and mountaineering. All the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway