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  • The Foray jacket works as hard as you do, but packs down tight into its own pocket once the weather breaks
  • Gore-Tex® PacLite® is engineered specifically to be light, packable and more breathable than other 2- or 3-layer Gore-Tex fabrics
  • TorsoFlo™ double-sliding side zippers open fully from hem to biceps for unparalleled ventilation with poncho-style coverage
  • Dual-pull adjustable hood offers nicely fitted protection that doesn't hinder peripheral vision
  • 2-way water-resistant front zipper lets you adjust the fit and ventilation; internal storm flap keeps the elements out
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs and dual drawcord hem seal out the elements
  • Stash your necessities in the hand and chest zip pockets; left hand pocket doubles as a stuff sack
  • Outdoor Research Foray jacket has a standard fit that eases layering


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Best Use Multisport, Backcountry Skiing, Hiking
Fabric Polyester
Lining Fabric None
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing Gore-Tec Paclite waterproof breathable laminate
Hood Yes
Back Length Hip-length
Gender Men's
Weight 15.4

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Sizing notes

All sizing is based on body measurements.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Lightweight, Great Vents Purchased this about a month ago and had to use it on a seven day trip in Shenandoah Nat'l Park in a downpour (an entire day of heavy rains). The pit vents that zip all the way down to the waist are great and allow you to wear your pack belt under the jacket without scrunching everything up. I still sweat somewhat in it, but that's unavoidable at times. The reason for a 4 vs a 5 star rating - the jacket is somewhat "stiff" and doesn't seem to loosen up even with use. Also, the outer shell does soak up the rain (as mentioned in other reviews) although the moisture doesn't get thru the inner layer of Gore-Tex. I do like it though and will be using it again in the future.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and keeps your dry Just got back from a trip to Annapurna Base Camp and had this jacket as my means of an outer dry shell. I was in constant downpour on several occasions and this kept me completely dry. The under arm zippers help disperse heat and eliminate the gross humid feeling of many rain coats. The fabric does seem to "get wet" after some time although it does not permeate the material. The jacket is expensive but extremely well made and won't tear or degrade due to usage. It also conveniently folds into itself in the left pocket and packs small for when the skies choose to be sunny.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good trail rain jacket I bought this jacket when my REI rain jacket delaminated. I was told I needed a more durable rain jacket for hking in the NWst. This jacket allowed me to summit Dog Mtn in rain and strong winds that blew in on my early morning hike. Absolutely great windbreaker and it also kept the rain out. (Would not have done the top if I did not feel this jacket was working.) The double zipper is why I chose this over a similar REI rain jacket. Good underarm zips and the hood is great!
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rain protection Purchased this on a Sunday, just in time to commute in it through a Tuesday downpour. I am a sweater, and not the wool (or hairy) kind. Breathability alone just wont cut it for me. This rain shell kept me dry from both the rain and the sweat in a near sideways blowing rain. The full side zips matched with the Gore-Tex breathability allow for great heat regulation. The Foray jacket is light, and packs down into a pocket which, while that doesn't make it tiny, it still doesn't take up a lot of room. The jacket isn't lined so you might need layers for any cooler temperature or winter use. It has continued to keep me dry in subsequent rains as the weather has warmed up I have never found a rain jacket that keeps me 100% dry inside, but This one does the best job so far.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features and great price wore in rain for the first time today. stayed dry. good zippers. the hood adjusts really well and the visor does not impede vision - unlike every other shell i have owned!
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best price for a Goretex Fabric starts to look wet in heavier rain and the water fails to bead. But it still keeps you dry!
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Jacket with Unexpected Features I'm an old school guy who started backpacking quite a few decades ago. I've owned a number of Gore-Tex jackets. This jacket has features that you just don't see anymore. The main zipper has a double slider which was once common and almost unheard of now. The pit zips are AMAZING as the zipper goes down all the way to the hem. You can zip up from the hem or down from the pit. You can almost turn this jacket into a pseudo poncho (with sleeves) for great ventilation. The PacLite fabric is light and supple and not at all noisy. You might possibly find the hood a little large but I believe it will accommodate a helmet. Regardless, the hood adjustments work fine. If I was to pick one "nit" it would be that the main waterproof zipper can take a bit of effort to zip sometimes - it's a tradeoff to achieve the waterproof seal. I am a long time fan of Outdoor Research's designs and quality, This jacket does not disappoint.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, versatile, good looking, really waterproof I bought this jacket for a specific purpose, planning on a long-term pilgrimage, or Henro, on Shikoku, Japan this coming December. We can possibly expect long-term chilly rain, but with considerable body heat from strenuous uphill hiking. So things like total waterproofness, breathability, versatile ventilation, lightness and layering will be important. I haven't been out in very much inclement weather yet, but so far I'm impressed that I've made a good decision. One worrying item is the main front zipper. Like many 2-way zippers it can be difficult and fussy to fasten and start. I hope either that it loosens up; or that I can figure out its secret.
Date published: 2017-04-23
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Hi, I have a 36" sleeve length. I am 6'3'' and 200lbs. and have a long torso. Do you sell these jackets in a tall size? If not, what size would you recommend? I don't want a jacket to short in sleeve or body length. Thanks

Asked by: longtrailer
We do not offer this jacket in a tall size. The center back length of this jacket is 28 3/4”. ​Please use the provided size chart chest measurements to determine the best size. Sleeve length is not a measurement provided by the vendor. We have provided a link below to other rain jackets we offer in tall sizes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29

I own this jacket and absolutely love it. So naturally, I don't want to lose it but would like to; 1. keep it handy when hiking and 2. save space inside my pack. Can I trust the carabiner loop when pouched so I can hang it from the outside of my pack?

Asked by: JohnnySlash
The carabiner loop is strong enough to hang the jacket on the outside of your pack. We have not heard any feedback that the loop will fall off.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-06

Colors:  i like subdued colors that are reserved in town and camoflaged in the woods.  How would one describe the 'hops' color- more of a lemongrass, or a light olive?   Also, the 'shade' color looks aqua to me- is it really more a grey/green or grey/blue

Asked by: Tony21
The hops color is a bit darker and more of an olive. The shade color has some blue and can be considered an aqua.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-02

Does this jacket come in a women's cut? It got great reviews, and I don't see a lot of review comparisons out there for women's rain gear.

Asked by: kms80
The women's jacket is called Aspire.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

I purchased a Foray. It's great, but it has a strap inside the back with a Velcro attachment, and I am not sure what it is for. Can you tell me the use of this strap?

Asked by: Ig
The strap can be wrapped around the hood loop to roll the hood.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

Since the size chart doesn't indicate a size range for chest like other brands...Does the OR chest sizing number indicate the maximum chest size accomodated? Ex. L is 43" so therefore the maximum chest size the large can support is 43"

Asked by: Steve
The measurements provided are not a maximum that will fit in this jacket, but rather the average chest size that this jacket was designed for.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-24

What's the waterproof rating on this jacket?

Asked by: HikerHar
Outdoor Research does not publish their waterproof ratings. There is no industry standard for this. Comparing ratings between companies may not be an oranges to oranges comparison.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Has anyone used this jacket to ski in? Curious as to how it would do on the Mountain skiing/snowboarding with appropriate layers underneath.

Asked by: mfisch0811
The Foray Rain Jacket features Gore-Tex® PacLite®​ and TorsoFlo™ double-sliding side zippers​, making it waterproof with exceptional venting. This jacket is an excellent choice for warmer days on the slopes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-31
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