Regatta Benthos

A good fit – roomy enough without being baggy and with decent length sleeves that adjusted easily. The hood could be bigger, but general comfort was good, especially for the price. Quite bulky and heavy, but kept the rain out well. Breathability was okay, aided by venting pockets in the chest. Would have sneaked an extra mark with a stiffer hood peak.

VITAL STATS
Colours: Seal grey/gravel, pepper/seal grey, black/seal grey
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Isotex 10,000 XPT
Key features: Detachable hood with adjuster, two chest pockets with water-repellent zips, drawcord waist and hem
Weight: 925g
Women’s version: Maeve
Contact: 0161 749 1313, www.regatta.com
Verdict: A good old-fashioned, full-on waterproof that certainly gives you the courage to go out and tackle the storm. It looks good and offers decent value for money.