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Comments about Outdoor Research Foray Rain Jacket - Men's:
I have only positive things to say about the OR Foray jacket. I've owned it for a handful of months, and use it daily in all weather. I live in Seattle and commute to work by bike 5 days a week, year round, rain or shine. I haven't gotten wet once despite having spent more days riding in the rain than not. The storm flap over the zipper only has Velcro at the top and bottom, which was initially a cause of concern, but in use it has not been a problem. The zippers are quality, and well placed. Full-length under-arm zippers are a nice touch. It's also an extremely lightweight jacket, and packs well. The hood provides great coverage and doesn't restrict head movement the way many other hoods do. I also use this jacket as a shell when doing snow sports, and simply wear a liner underneath for warmth. It's a great combo. The pockets are big and allow easy access, even when wearing a backpack with a waist buckle. Although this is a very simple coat, perhaps a bit spartan, it is very well constructed. I actually like it for having such a simple and clean design. It feels like a genuinely high-quality product, and despite daily use in all weather conditions for months, my Foray still looks brand new. I think it will last for years, and since it's Gore-Tex, I anticipate it will have a longer lifespan than non-Gore-Tex rain jackets. I've owned many other rain jackets from Marmot, Columbia, etc., and that stuff will all break down and de-laminate after a few years (unless it's Gore-Tex). My only gripe with the OR Foray, and it is extremely minor, is that their sizing is a bit on the large side. I have an athletic build, 5'11"/150lbs, and even the small is a tad big on me. Not too big to be a problem, just not quite as trim as I'd prefer it to be. Of course, it becomes a non-issue when I throw a liner underneath it when heading out into winter weather. Even so, I'm 100% happy with this jacket, and would buy it again. Highly recommended!
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