For rainy day forays.
A chance of rain isn't a deterrent when you have the Outdoor Research Men's Foray Pants in your pack. The Gore-Tex Paclite 2L membrane makes them super lightweight and exceptionally packable, and the pocket turns into a stuff sack so you never have an excuse to leave them behind. If the weather goes from sunny to rainy in an instant, the 3/4-length side zippers make it easy to slide them on without fully undressing on the trail, and you won't feel restricted when you're striding along in the rain thanks to the articulated knees and gusseted crotch.
- A rain pant so packable it belongs on all adventures
- Gore-Tex Paclite offers lightweight protection
- 3/4-length side zippers for easy on and off
- Pocket turns into a stuff sack for seamless packability
- Gusseted crotch and articulated knees keep you mobile on the trail
- Item #ODR00RK
What do you think about this product?
October 18, 2019
lightweight, fully waterproof, no-frills pants. The full zip legs are a nice feature, since it allows you to quickly throw these on over your regular pants if you get caught in a storm. Main use is as a rain pant, but I could see these being an awesome ski-touring shell in the spring as well.
John Blume III
July 10, 2019
Great Adventure Pant
While I haven't had the good luck to test these in the rain yet, I can speak to the comfort and versatility of these pants. Durable and breathable, the 3/4 zip makes it easy to take these things on and off with your hiking boots on or even under a harness. They move well with you and provide solid wind protection.
July 9, 2019
Terrific rain pants
I used these pants every day on a trip to SE Alaska. I was so impressed with how versatile they were for hiking. Additionally, I was very relieved by the high level of waterproofing while still remaining light and highly functional.
May 17, 2019
I bought these to keep in the pack for backcountry archery hunting. I love the side zips for regulating temperature. Super light and durable.
March 14, 2019
Speedy delivery of these pants enabled me to wear them out in the blizzard that just blew through town. I spent about an hour outside shoveling the driveway and walking the neighborhood. The Gore protected me from wind gusts and kept my legs warm. I ordered both L and XL (my waist is 36 and inseam is 34). Keeping the XL as they fit me better when layering with shorts. Kudos for the 3/4 side zips which make the process of putting on / taking off over my boots a breeze. Yes I know, they are marketed as rain pants. I'll report back to complete my review when I can stroll out in the rain.
January 12, 2019
Best Rain Pants Ever
My brother wears these to bike around urban Chicago on rainy and snowy days. He is really stoked on how quick the full zip works to get them on and off while still looking pretty fashionable. Love the color options. He plans on using them for a summer backpacking trip as they are very light and packable.
January 14, 2019
Hey Sarah - 100% agree. These are the best we sell, in my opinion! The women's specific style is called the Aspire. Leta OR Rep
December 3, 2018
Putting these pants on, you realize how nice they are. The side zip is a great feature to regulate temperature.
May 25, 2018
First review here.
These are great pants. The fabric's thin, but they're quite compact. The elastic cuffs do fit around my Nepal Cube mountaineering boots, and they have loops for tying them down (inconvenient to use, but they work). Honestly, if you want some light pants for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, or mountaineering, make sure you really need these and not the Marmot Precip full zip. They’re half the price (easy to find for crazy cheap), can easily go on while wearing snowshoes/crampons, and they’re waterproof. The waterproof zips and Gore-tex one these are comforting but ask yourself if it’s worth $100 more. I mainly got these for heavy rain while backpacking, and I’m glad I got them: I like the WP zips and they fit over boots and they do BARELY fit over crampons (you have to be super careful and it's nerve wracking, but they do fit.) I think these are best for backpacking.
April 7, 2018
Love these pants
Wore these pants every day as a guide in SE Alaska. They got beat, bushwhacking, kayaking, sea-spray, but after getting washed they donât show a sign of wear. My only gripe is their cut is a little tight when youâre high stepping, but it never was an issue hiking. Lightweight and and easy to put on over boots.
February 9, 2018
...is my go-to gear for the big mountains. These full zip water proof gore-tex pants are extremely durable and reliable in wet conditions. Great gear to have while climbing the Cascade Mountains. Fit nicely over climbing pants and gaiter's. Highly recommend !
November 9, 2017
The Triple P: Perfect PNW Pant.
Review from a rad customer of mine: "The Foray Pants have performed great, I tried them out in torrential downpours and I stayed completely dry. In the fall, I wore them driving on the lake in a boat and they kept all rain and wind from penetrating, keeping me warm and dry. The 3/4 side zips are a convenient feature that I appreciate and it makes putting them on and taking them off fast and quick. I also like how light they are but the material is not cheaply made by any means, it feels durable between the fingers. The waist cinch cord works as expected keeping the pant snug to the waist and the ankle stretch material is large enough to wrap around a large winter boot. I expect to have them performing at a high level for years to come."
July 25, 2017
Awesome rain pants
Used in high altitude desert and mountains as well as the humid hills in ohio. Performed well in both places and while hiking. Pack up very well into its own pocket and are very convenient. Not super loud either when walking. Definitey thinking about getting the matching jacket as well to replace my current goretex jacket
May 30, 2017
Balance of weather resistance, breathability, and ease-of-use oriented features, while still checking in at a below average weight. Bomber construction, fantastic freedom of movement, and top-notch storm worthiness
May 9, 2017
Best pair of rain pants I've owned
Light weight. Well articulated for comfortable movement. I climbed over fallen firs and scrambled over moss-covered rocks along the Olympic Peninsula. These pants held up over 5 days of near constant rain. They even helped to keep mud out of my boots when I sunk into almost-knee high mud! The snap ends really helped keep the ankle cuffs over my boots. They dry pretty fast too. The zippers are really easy to use and they dump heat well. I highly recommend these pants. The jacket is another story...
December 11, 2016
good, but long
Its a nice pair of pants and the long zippers up the sides are great. I got a large for my waist size but they are a bit on the long side. I'm 5'10'' and need about two inches off the bottom. otherwise I am satisfied.
December 7, 2016
I don't see why anyone would spend the normal $400 on goretex mountaineering pants when these are available. The zippers allow a ton of ventilation, but i've never needed it. They breath great. You can wear them all day in snow and no leakage. They're lite and show zero signs of wear after a ton of use. They move great on your legs while going up steep mountain faces. What would more would you want?
March 8, 2016
These pants were purchased for a wet icy adventure and held up extremely well. Getting in and out of a zodiac, hiking, and extra abuse didn't affect the material or compromise the waterproof quality. Great waterproof outer pant.
July 16, 2015
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.
December 3, 2014
OR Foray Pants
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.
August 2, 2014
The Good and Bad
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 BC.com will not accept the return. OR makes some great gear but these did meet my expectations. Hope these work better for others.