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Men's Foray Jacket

#242926

Best Selling, Durable And Waterproof Versatility
$215.00
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR baltic
SIZE: L - In stock
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Waterproof, breathable and lightweight, the GORE-TEX® Foray Jacket and Pants provide dependable rain protection and shrug off the wear-and-tear of the trail and cityscape alike. Consistently two of our best sellers, the Foray Collection is a must-have for every closet.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX® with Paclite® product technology 2L, 100% polyester 50D plain weave
Weight :
16.3oz / 463g Avg. Weight for size L
GORE-TEX
  • Fabric Performance:
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Fully Seam-Taped
  • Laminated Construction
  • Windproof
  • Design Features:
  • Fully Adjustable Hood
  • YKK® AquaGuard® Zippers
  • Internal Front Stormflap
  • TorsoFlo™ Venting - Hem-To-Bicep
  • Zip Chest Pocket
  • Zip Hand Pockets
  • Left-Hand Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Carabiner Loop
  • Functional Details:
  • Double-Separating Center Front Zipper
  • Pocket Placement Above Harness
  • Hook/ Loop Cuff Closures
  • Elastic Cuffs
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

RATING AND REVIEWS

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4.5

(based on 65 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent 3 Season Rain Jacket

I'm on my second Foray jacket. First one developed a front zipper issue after 1.5 years. OR replaced it quickly. The best companies have wonderful customer service and OR is right up there....Read complete review

I'm on my second Foray jacket. First one developed a front zipper issue after 1.5 years. OR replaced it quickly. The best companies have wonderful customer service and OR is right up there.

On to the jacket. I hike near where I live in the southern Appalachians most of the time, but I've done trips with the Foray all over the US in the rainy seasons (NH, ME, WA, CO, NM, NC, SC, TN, GA, VA). We get a lot of rain in the mountains here, about 85 inches a year. The Foray is the only rain jacket I've used that gives enough ventilation with the Torsoflo zips to be usable for all day rain hiking most of the year, including storms with 50 mph winds.

The double zipper front offers options with pack on for ventilation. The Torsoflo vents are without peer - I'll never hike in 3 season areas without them. The hood is the equal to the best fitting, allowing it to turn with your head and keep the cold wind out. The hood seems too small for a climbing helmet, but this is a hiker's jacket, not a belay jacket.

As for seasonal use, any 2 layer Goretex Paclite jacket is intended for 3 season use, not sub-freezing winter use. If you want a winter waterproof/windproof jacket, get a 2.5 or 3 layer jacket - the lining will help hold a layer of warmth near your insulation layer. Two layer Goretex is good up to about 50-60 mph (just came back from 3 days above treeline in 35-50 mph winds and the jacket was stellar). That said, I've used the Foray in the mid 20s F in snow with 30 mph winds, a merino shirt and softshell vest and stayed comfortable while hiking. I've also used it in 65 T temps in constant rain and not overheated (though still soaked in sweat, but I do that no matter what the temps).

The wetting through does indeed seem to be an issue due to the "soft" fabric used. I noticed it first on the shoulders (pretty typical for most 2 layer rain jackets) and then the chest area. I threw the jacket in the drier a few minutes to reset the DWR coating. That helped the next couple of times but then the fabric started to wet-out again. Then washed the jacket with Techwash to make sure my body oils were out of the fabric. Next, I used the wash-in Nikwax for Goretex. The DWR remained good for a few months, but then started to wet-out again.

I've not contacted OR about this issue but feel confident they are aware of it. I'm willing to deal with it due to all the outstanding features of this jacket (after you've used Torsoflo venting, how could you go back to just underarm zips?). The Foray, while not perfect, is excellent for the weather I hike in. It's my go-to when rain threatens. There is no other rain jacket with all the features for the same weight.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but could be better.

I don't know how one person writing these reviews haven't come across this yet, except for one person who was spot on. I own 2 of these jackets (Pewter & Taos) and...Read complete review

I don't know how one person writing these reviews haven't come across this yet, except for one person who was spot on. I own 2 of these jackets (Pewter & Taos) and one of the biggest problem this jacket has, is that the outer fabric wets out - Gore-Tex still good, still waterproof. I live here in Toronto, ON. and we get a good amount of rain here. I was itching to test the jacket out, because I heard of good things about OR. After receiving it, I waited for some rain and after testing it in 2 different occasions, where the weather had about 5-10mm rain, the DWR wore off and the outer fabric starts to wet out. Very disappointing. I think because of the constant use of the stuffing it in the stuff sack, it wore off the DWR - wore it 2 times, so stuffing it and pulling it out 4 times can definitely wear it out faster. Not sure if that was the issue though. I work at an outdoor store, so I get to try things out and test 'em. There is only one company that utilizes Gore-Tex very well and their usage in Gore-Tex is why it surpasses other companies, but there ridiculously expensive.

One of the other disappointing thing about this jacket is the durability of the jacket. Because of the soft outer face fabric, it's prone to puncture. It actually has the look and feel of a softshell outer face fabric. After 3 months of use, there were 2 small size holes on the lower back of the jacket and it punctured right through the Gore-Tex. No idea how it got there. I sent it to OR for a warranty and received a new one in return. Warranty is awesome by the way!

I mostly use this jacket for city-wear and hiking. I tried using this for skiing/snowboarding, but I find it a bit to restricting in the upper torso area. Helmet wouldn't fit underneath the hood properly, probably a bit to fitted. Because of the Paclite, I could toss this in my pack and I'm ready to tackle the day without worries, minus the wet out. I've been wearing this jacket in the winter this season and I like to layer up - if you layer up properly, you'll definitely stay warm and happy during the winter. I'm 180cm and weigh in at 170lbs with a 16-17" shoulder. I tend to heat more than the average person, and during -10ᄚC weather, I could wear a baselayer, t-shirt or longsleeve and a fleece underneath, I have decent mobility only if I don't reach my arms forward. If you add an inch or inch and a half, I'll be happy. Any colder, I'll swap the fleece for a down jacket.

I wouldn't wear this jacket in summer, like rainforest type weather. I find Gore-Tex ability to breathe diminishes from there and you're basically SOL. Good for Fall, Winter and the early seasons of Spring or like very mild weather (anything below 10ᄚC). I really like the 2-way zipper; and the Torsoflo you have going on! I was skeptical at first about it, but it won me over. You got extra ventilation with the pockets because of the mesh, but who really needs that when you got the Torsoflo! I like the elasticized cuff with the velcro closure. - you can cuff it all the way down (or half way) and still have some stretch to move. I do notice that the outer face fabric has some stretch to it. That's a nice touch, but prone to wet out very easily. You got many good things going on, but a lot of the bad has kept me from buying more. Unless there was minor improvements, I'll definitely get more, but I think I'll stick to just 2 for now.

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5.0

Ultra light outer layer

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from US

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It is my daily ski jacket and always in my pack as my overall storm shell every day of the year.

 
5.0

Waterproof whit awesome ventilation

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from US

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This jacket offers perfect 3 seasons rain protection without being too hot with the full side vents. Perfect for rock climbing as well for work since I can easily have access to my holster

 
5.0

Favorite OR item

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from CA

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Of all my OR purchases this is by far my favorite, I own this in Taos which I ended up liking way more then expected. The jacket fits great and does an excellent job at ventilating with its full torso side zips. It does a fairly great job a blocking the wind as well. There's only one negative aspect to this jacket and that is, it tends to wet out fairly quick but you will stay dry underneath.

 
5.0

awesome jacket

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from US

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I work in Marine Law Enforcement in the Northern gulf of Mexico and this jacket is great for the job. it blocks the wind at 40 knots per hour and keeps me dry and is lighter than most jackets I have worn. I cant ask for more.

 
5.0

The ultimate weather-proof hardshell!

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from US

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I have had this jacket for 4 years now and it is always my go-to shell for all of my outdoor pursuits. Hiking/backpacking, mountaineering, skiing, climbing, and even paddling, this shell is guaranteed to keep you dry. The Gore-Tex integration never ceases to amaze me. This jacket has never let a drop of water in! On the coldest, and windiest days on Mt. Washington, NH this jacket has kept the wind out and kept me warm (when layered of course). When I paddle on the coast of Maine it keeps all that cold ocean water out so I can paddle to the next island. Another great feature about this jacket is zips under the arms that allows the jacket to become ventilated. I have used this feature many times on warm days of ski touring and climbing. This jacket is also great for wearing around town as well, and gives you some added style points! So whether you are walking around town and/or throwing yourself to the elements this is the jacket for you!

 
5.0

Perfect

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from US

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Love this jacket! High quality, durable and ready to last a lifetime. I am 6'1" and ~170 lbs and I got a medium as the large was a little too baggy. Plenty of room for a couple layers, including a flannel. Thanks OR!

 
5.0

Perfect Shell

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from US

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I waited for a year to write this review. That let me use the Foray in all kinds of weather and in both an urban and in outdoor settings. I bought the Foray to replace a 10 year old Montbell 3-layer Gore-tex shell. The Foray is a little heavier than the Montbell, but the quality level is about the same. Both of them are excellent, well built jackets.

The Foray has a softer 'feel' than most gore-tex shells that makes it well suited to everyday wear. It almost has a 'knap' to the fabric. You don't look or feel like you are wrapped in plastic. The outer layer does wet through in a downpour, but the moisture never penetrates the Gore-tex layer to get to the inside. I was worried that the softer nature of the outer fabric would hold stains, but even after repeated use on my bike commute to and from work, wiping down the back with a damp cloth after a ride is all it took to keep the fabric from becoming deeply stained.
Thanks to the full length pit-zips, the Foray ventilation is easy to fine tune for conditions and activity level. Warm July downpours hiking in the Porcupine Mountains, shoveling snow with Chicago's hawk wind blowing sideways or traveling through cold wet snow and sleet on XC ski trails in western Wisconsin were all comfortable thanks to the Foray. In the colder weather I would pair it with the transcendent down sweater I bought when I bought the Foray.
It packs pretty small and serves a wide variety of conditions. It looks to easily last 10 years.
It's not super light-weight, but it is the equal of many competitor's jackets priced much higher.

 
5.0

The complete package

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from US

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I've worn this on the Olympic Pennisula in cold, windy, and wet conditions; in the Rocky Mountains through rain and hail; and as an outer shell while snowboarding in 5 deg F.....in all of these scenarios the Foray has been amazing. The breathability is unmatched and the "poncho" style side zips are the best way to dump extra heat in the summer. In my mind the best goretex shell for its value, hands down. Fit is also great. I'm 5'9" and 170 and the M fits awesome with room to layer underneath.

 
5.0

Great light raincoat 4.5/5

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from CA

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Great light raincoat. The DWR wasn't as great as I would have hope for when I receive it, but it wasn't enough to take a star out. (I would have taken half a star...) but otherwise, I wore it in the fall while commuting/biking every time I knew rain was forecast. I wasn't sure about the torsoflo system, but after using it for a while, I like the possibility to unzip 1-2 inches from the bottom and under the armpit at the same time.

A minor thing to get use too, the front pocket zipper is very close to the main zipper (same on my starfire hoody): it happen a couple of time that I wanted to unzip my shirt but ended up opening my pocket... It doesn't happen anymore, but it took some time to get used to.

PRO: Goretex, TorsoFlo, Weight, overall construction

CON: DWR is a bit under-performing in big pour. Pocket a bit small and would have been nice to have an inside pocket.

Others: The fabric is very light, I hope it is as rugged as stated in the description: only time will tell

 
5.0

Alaska summer

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from US

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The Foray kicks some serious butt! I spent this last summer in the interior of alaska and put this shell through its paces. Running through brush, silt ridden rivers, and a secton of rain that lasted for 35 days... the jacket still looks and performs like brand new. It packs down to a solid size for easy travel.

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Size & fit guide

Men’s apparel - measurement guide & size chart


Mesurement shown in:
XS S M L XL XXL
CHEST 34”86 37”94 40”102 43”109 46”117 49”124.5
WAIST 26”66 29”74 32”81 35”89 38”97 41”104
HIPS 33”84 36”92 39”99.5 42”106 45”114 48”122
INSEAM 30”76 31”79 32”81 33”84 34”86 35”89
*All sizing is based on your body measurement for graded styles.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.