A few friends had this jacket and we were caught out in the rain for several hours, they stayed dry and I had to have one. Great construction and waranty is bulletproof as well. Other makers have great jackets as well but kinda pricey.
All the OR jackets I've used have great hoods! This matters bigtime when you're slogging through the rain! The Foray's hood is no exception; it keeps the rain off your face without being bulky (and it can still extend over my climbing helmet). I recommend this great, affordable lightweight shell. Though I've used my Foray skiing, it doesn't give the warmth and wind protection that you'd expect from a ski specific jacket. Lastly, if using for climbing, beware of sharp rock while wearing this jacket. It can rip more easily than a softshell. (OR's Ferossi hoody is more durable on the rock.) But if you're rapping in the rain or getting buffeted by the wind, the Foray will ease the discomfort!