Maybe start by asking yourself exactly what you want it for: Spring implies rain or wet snow in the NE, so you want maximum waterproof/breathable. Do you want it to replace, or supplement the Volkl jacket (insulation or no insulation, pure shell?). Lastly, do you want to use it for other springtime activities, cycling or mountain biking (wind resistant).
One last thing, spring time also implies variable conditions through out the day, (cold and overcast in the AM, a snow shower, and then sunny and warmer in the afternoon). For this you'll want layering ability, i.e., the ability to open a zipper or vent to regulate your upper body temp.