THE TORRENT LOOKS like a very tempting prospect, with a taped frontal zipper and chest pocket designed to take a phone or mp3 player, as it has a headphone port on its inner. Internally taped seams complement the three-layer construction of the jacket, However, we found lack of breathability to be an issue. A sizeable rear pocket adds useful stowage, and turns inside-out to pack the jacket into a zippable package. However, it’s a seemingly ill-conceived package that’s bigger than any jersey pocket we’ve ever seen. Also, it’s not too practical in use, as most of us will just roll a rain jacket up before stashing it. The cuffs are also pretty uncomfortable – their tough Velcro strap closure makes them hard to seat cosily under gloves, and still lets breeze in when worn over mitts. The jacket is usefully stretchy, though.