Don't worry about any certain brand. Buy a jacket made with Gore-Tex Pro fabric. It's really water resistant and is so so durable and bomber. eVent is a good fabric too but there aren't many eVent jackets with much style
Armada shifter (last years) or Outland (this years) gore tex pro shell jacket. I have the shifter and love it. You can get the shifter for under $400 on a couple of different web sites, it was $550 last year.
What Would Sal Masekela Do?
"They're fake, real Line skis are made in Sealand" - Xeno
i currently have the Armada Shifter and Orage Retallack jackets. both have held up pretty damn well. worn the Orage one more times but not for any specific reason. Saga Anomie and Monarch are good too.