I purchased this jacket (same color scheme as pictured) roughly 12 years ago and it's been my loyal companion ever since.
It's first true test wasn't the Spring rains of Auburn University's campus, but the Winter conditions of Big Bend National Park. The North Face Mountain Light was incredibly effective in not only keeping me dry, but also in being compact/light (approx. 1 lb. 10 oz.) enough to fit alongside two weeks worth of gear.
If you're looking for a Gore-Tex jacket that functions on it's own, or with it's zip-in compatible option, this one is the perfect choice. With a price tag around $250.00, it's also comparable with other jackets of this style. Find out more about this fantastic piece of equipment at www.northface.com.