- Zippered Napoleon Pocket
- Drawcord Hem
- Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
- Double-Sliding TorsoFlo™ Hem-to-Bicep Zippers
- Fully Seam Taped
- Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
- Two Zippered Hand Pockets
- Left Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
- Water-Resistant Full Center-Front Zipper
- Fully Adjustable Hood
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric : GORE-TEX® 2L, 100% polyester 50D Paclite Technology
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 16.3oz / 463g (L)
- Put it through it's paces and color me highly impressed (Review by braincloud)
I have owned this jacket for about 4 or 5 years now. I purchased it as I needed a good light, waterproof shell for not only hiking/backpacking but also for walking the dogs around town on wet Seattle days. It has been a trusty addition to my coat collection (I have way too many jackets, but each serves a purpose I suppose) and generally is my go-to shell for most applications.
That being said, my Foray really impressed me on a recent trip to the Enchantments on a wet September weekend. My normal packout includes my Foray for light coat/rain deterrent as well as an OR Transcendent down sweater for warmth. Paired up, these two pieces of gear keep me warm and dry even when temps drop below freezing. In fact, this pairing is super versatile and will fit your needs for most conditions.
The weather was driving snow in the upper basin which turned to torrential downpour as we descended. 11 1/2 hours (not setting any speed records) later, we reached the parking lot at Snow Creek. 11 1/2 hours of being pelted with wetness and my Foray didn't complain once. No leaks, no dampness, nada. I couldn't believe it. Most waterproof jackets fail after a few hours of constant rain but not my Foray. I was dry as a bone (well, my torso was - I'd long given up avoiding puddles and let my smartwool socks keep my soaked feet warm in my hikers).
(Posted on 1/7/14)
- So Far So Good (Review by Mr. Cool)
I have owned the Foray Jacket for about a Month now and though it hasn't seen rain, I have tested it in the extreme cold and snow. It has been a great layer for taking out on hikes as there are three ways to vent this jacket, though I haven't needed to because it seems to be rather breathable. The Foray is great for around town, top of my pack when the weather is predicted to roll in, and might replace my BC ski shell due to its versatility and weight. I have been pairing the Foray with the Radiant hoody for hikes in the foothills and am very pleased, as I never seem to get too hot or too cold.
(Posted on 12/15/13)
- great versatility (Review by wellnesscoach)
Full length side zips make this great for changing conditions or activity levels. Handy hook and loop wrist sleeve adjustments make going over gloves or mitts a breeze while allowing for a nice tight windproof fit. Hood is adjustable in almost too many ways and front zips up to the level of your nose, really providing protection when the wind kicks up the powder. This is a great shell, shedding wind and moisture alike. It is heavier and not as compact as other minimalist OR shells, but makes up in versatility. I wear it as an everyday around town jacket as well.
(Posted on 11/25/13)