We’re out for a hike in the rain today and this is the Outdoor Research Foray Pant that I’m wearing. I’m giving these a shot today and seeing how they perform. So these are GORE-TEX Paclite, a really durable, super breathable pant. They have an elastic waist and suspender attachment points beneath them, which is nice because some people like to hike with those. They have a ¾ length zip which can be undone from the top if you need to vent. You can throw them on over top of a pair of running shorts or something like that or just a short for hiking. You can also zip them open up from the bottom. A couple of things that we’ve gotten to here – these would lay on the front side of the pant. You can use a small piece of cording to make this pant function kind of like a rudimentary gaiter. You would loop through the ends of these and go underneath your shoe which would hold the pant down, flush to the top of your foot and help keep getting any debris or anything up on top of the shoe. And in the back you’ve got this super tacky material that’s built into the elastic and what that’s going to do is when this is zipped down, that’s holding flush on the top of the shoe that’s going to stay tacky and stuck right on the back of the shoe. You’ve also got the final snap closure down here at the bottom. So all of those thoughtful design features and the GORE-TEX Paclite construction really help the Foray Pant to be kind of the do-everything year-round shell piece for you or a great, lightweight piece of rainwear.
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