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The ideal pant for any foray into wet conditions.

Outdoor Research designed the Foray Pant to always be there when the sky opens up and you have nowhere to run. A guaranteed waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Paclite membrane makes the Foray impervious to weather while remaining lightweight and extremely packable. 3/4-length side zippers allow you to vent when the hot humidity gets to you and make it easier to get into and out of the Foray. A gusseted crotch and articulated knees provide an unlimited range of natural motion without any binding or strain on the seams.

  • Durable 50D polyester fabric for years of abuse
  • Guaranteed waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane for total weather protection
  • Fully taped seams eliminate waterproof weak spots
  • Water-resistant zippers seal out moisture
  • Standard fit makes it easy to layer underneath
  • 3/4-length side zippers allow you to dump heat quickly and let cooling air flow through the pant
  • Ultralight construction and back pocket stuff sack make carrying the pant painless
  • Snap cuff closures allow you to hike with the side zips open
  • Single back pocket for carrying the essentials

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Unanswered Question

I have a question about this pant. Every time I try to contact OR, they seem to never reply back on how I ask the question. They just end up giving me a basic answer. I would like to know the exact measurements for the physical product itself, not what the general sizing guidelines that is described on their website. If someone could help me out, could anybody tell me, who owns a "Small" and/or "Medium", what is the waist and inseam? Thanks in advance! Your help was appreciated!


great pants

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Size Purchased: large

pants are great for pulling on over you current hiking clothes. They have nice side zips that are long and let you vent out while staying dry from the rain. material is the same as the jacket. I wear around a 34 and got the large. they are slim fitting.


OR Foray Pants

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I both the pants as well as the jacket. Amazing gear from OR as always! Did an 8 day Mt. Kilimanjaro trek and both performed extremely well.


The Good and Bad

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs small

A lightweight, "Paclite Gore-Pex" rain pant with 1/2 to 3/4 side zips for easy of getting on and off with boots on. These were what I wanted use on long day hikes and backpack trips. The Sizing was a little weird for me . Im 6ft 170lbs and 33inch waist. The M fit the best if not a tad on the athletic fitting side (which I prefer). Large was too big in waist, I had to cinch the waist band all the way; i had hiking pants on during the fitting; and the length of the legs was too long, and I was worried about rubbing during hiking. I went with the Medium and still feel they are just a tad small but not a big problem. The real problem is these started to wet out on the first use in the backcountry, and by the second day they were a fail after just 2 hours in the rain. Wet-out was down the entire upper front half of the pant and the lower foot of the pants. The breathability was now compromised, and i started to get nice and moist on the inside of the pant. I also discovered that they are not very durable, as sitting down for one meal I already had a small hole in the seat, lucky my upper shell shielded the hole from rain. The wet out may just be a OR/gore-tex defect/warranty issue, and may not reflect on all of these pants. To have these kind of problems on the first use of these pants is not what I expected. Unfortunately I will have to go to gore-tex or OR for return as I purchased these in winter and have not used them until summer so will not accept the return. OR makes some great gear but these did meet my expectations. Hope these work better for others.


Great pants to always carry in your pack

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

I like them. It is enough small to carry it everywhere and seems to be tough enough for survive a few branches in the path. I tried it in bicycle and hiking and they are easy to put on and off if there is a sudden rain. The breathability is good.

Outdoor Research Foray Products

The lightweight, waterproof, breathable Outdoor Research men's Foray Jacket and women's Aspire Jacket are GORE-TEX� shells with all-season features, and provide solid protection when heavy rain sets in for the long haul. Waterproof and extremely breathable GORE-TEX� fabric shrugs off the wear-and-tear of the trail, while TorsoFlo? side zippers allow poncho-style ventilation when body heat needs to escape. These backpacking and hiking jackets work as hard as you do, but pack down tight once the weather breaks. Tested by the IFMGA test team and refined in accordance with their feedback, the Outdoor Research Foray Jacket? and Aspire Jacket? are ready to repel even the most inhospitable wet weather.


Trip up Baker

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

I bought these for a trip up Mt. Baker expecting some rain but ended up not getting any. They were still great pants for the wet, sloppy snow and they barely took up any space in my pack. Certainly a great piece to bring along on any trip.


Runs slightly small

    These pants are nice. The Gore-Tex Paclite material is awesome. I am 5'10''165lbs, and ordered a medium. They are a little snug in the waist, especially going on over softshell pants. May want to size up, but overall a great shell pant for a great price.

    Hey man, I was wondering, since you have a size medium, what's the exact measurements for inseam and waist? I'm a 31 waist and a 32 inseam.

    How would this do as a rainier shell?

    How would this do as a rainier shell?

    Best Answer

    These would work great as a rain shell. They're easy to put on over other pants with the 3/4 length zippers and you could probably leave your shoes on if you needed to put them on quickly.