Outdoor Research Foray 2010

The Outdoor Research Foray general-purpose jacket weighs 432g (size L); Gore-Tex Paclite is extremely waterproof and breathable; front zip gets external stormflap; pit zips; two large chest pockets that can be accessed with a rucksack hipbelt; small chest pocket; excellent hood fit and movement; hood can be rolled to collar. But Gore-Tex Paclite shows condensation particularly clearly; a wired hood peak would be even better.

The Outdoor Research Foray is a good general jacket if weight is your priority, but condensation could be a problem.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010