Outdoor Research Foray Jacket – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Outdoor Research Foray Jacket – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 88 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 375

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Ample ventilation for breathability.
  • Hip-belt compatible pockets.
  • Elastic wrists with Velcro for easy adjustment.
  • Very light and packable.
  • Full side zips allows you to wear it over a hip belt.
  • The adjustable hood fits snug.
  • The sleeves are long enough to fully cover your wrists without riding up.
  • Able to unzip from the bottom due to two zipper pulls.

Expert Reviews

  • Features Paclite technology with a 50D polyester exterior to promote breathability and durability.
  • Breathes better than most of the competition.
  • The full-length zippered vents promote exceptional breathability.
  • Features a micro-fleece patch for chin comfort.
  • Cord-lock adjustments for the hood can be used with one hand and accurately adjusts the hood.
  • The hood can fit over a helmet.
  • Hanging loop on the back of the neck for easy storage.
  • Two hand pockets are reinforced with Gore-Tex Paclite.
  • The zippered vents allows you to loop your hipbelt under the front of your coat, preventing any slipping.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Waterproof, but are some reports of the DWR treatment wearing off quickly.
  • The brim of the hood may get deformed and not be able to return to the original shape.
  • Shows wear-and-tear quickly.
  • Can be difficult to pull the zippers one-handed or with gloves on.
  • The fabric gets wet after prolonged wear in the rain, but it does not permeate through the waterproof membrane.

Expert Reviews

  • There are numerous zippers, which means more possibilities for snagging or catching in the future.
  • The material can feel clammy if you put it on while the outer layer is wet, but the jacket quickly dries.


The Outdoor Research Foray Jacket for men is a durable and adjustable waterproof layer. The proficient ventilation and versatility make this a good choice for various outdoor adventures.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.