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Lancewrote a review of on March 21, 2019

Six Months of Use
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

PROS:
Ventilation.
Elasticated wrists with Velcro adjustment. Basically a "set it and forget it" feature.
Lightweight.
Great hood.

CONS:
As stated in other reviews, the face fabric does absorb some water (see attached photo). but I have never gotten wet despite frequently wearing my Foray for hours in the rain.
No wire port in the chest pocket.
Zippers are pretty sticky. That being said, nothing in my pockets has ever gotten wet.

SUMMARY:
I like it. If you are looking for a piece of life support equipment for serious outdoor endeavors, I don't think this should be your first choice. But if you are like me and simply need a durable jacket that will keep you dry and shrug off the wind when you are near civilization, give OR's Foray a shot.

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Lance

Lancewrote a review of on February 13, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I bought this vest after I made the stupid mistake of wearing an expensive Pertex and Primaloft jacket next to a fire pit. I wore it tonight and noticed several embers hit it and roll right off. I have a 44" chest and normally wear XL t-shirts, but I ordered the large fits perfectly. So, if you like to sit close to the fire but don't want to melt your expensive gear, go with this vest and a flannel under a Carhartt jacket, and save the technical stuff for backpacking and climbing.

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Lance

Lancewrote a review of on February 10, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 215 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

Good stuff. I've worn my Eclipse hoodie under a light puffy and a shell in weather down to 10ºF and was nice and warm. The price is a kick in the wallet, but well worth it. The material feels good next to your skin, the thumb holes help eliminate coverage gaps, and the balaclava hood is perfect for keeping those nasty winds off your mug. I can't speak to its durability but I have no doubt it will hold up if I take care of it; Mountain Equipment is good like that.

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