Brock Fisher wrote a review of The North Face Torpedo Jacket - Men's on April 9, 2011
Great jacket for trail running in Vancouver I use it all the time and have had no problems. I am not sure how you could break the zipper since its a very smooth zip and the jacket all around feels great!
its definitely an ATHLETIC cut jacket but unfortunately this is why it gets 4 stars. If you are a larger Athletic built male you may have a hard time with this jacket. I am 185 pounds 6'1'" and the Medium fits perfect in the arm length but its almost too tight in the chest area.
other than that its a perfect jacket for those cooler wet days out on the trails and since it packs up into the palm of my hand its perfect for minimalist runners.