Denim was a bad choice.
Wearing denim on the trail is about as comfortable as wearing a pair of jorts to hot yoga; dress appropriately for the mountains in the Arc'teryx Palisade Pants. Ideal for hiking, backpacking, or climbing, these TerraTex pants utilize a soft, brushed waist for hours of comfort on the trail or wall, and they have plenty of pockets to keep your snacks, maps, and point-and-shoot camera handy.
- TerraTex stretch fabric
- Quick drying
- Integrated adjustable webbing belt
- Gusseted crotch
- Articulated patterning
- Hand, rear, and cargo pockets
- Item #ARC00G7
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 34x32
These are the best adventure pants I have owned to date. Standard Arcteryx quality all throughout. They dry quickly, and are super comfortable thanks to the articulation, TerraTex, and the soft waist band lining. They are also very durable and I love the zippered pockets. I have worn these for days on end and never get sick of them. I expect a couple of years worth of use out of them.
Stellar multi-functional pants!!!
I've had a pair of the Palisade's, from back when they had the 5 zippers before this 2016 update, for about 7 yrs. They have proved to be incredibly durable. I primarily have climbed in them twice a week as well as hiking all around. The only time they've ever torn/punctured is during a climbing trip to Tucson where believe it or not it wasn't a cactus that punctured them but a sharp tree branch at full forward speed. The 94% Nylon 6% elastane has proved more durable than any pants I've owned. Essential piece for me. Bought two pairs now that all the zippers are back.
Updated from the original model
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 36X35
Product of China. Quality appears very good. They call the fit "athletic", and that's important to note. If you normally prefer 'relaxed' fit, then these are not for you. Availability of sizes and colors is a problem. I had to order them long and shorten with hem tape. That worked fine. You should also know that this design is new. There is an older model that is quite different. This newer version (2016) is a thicker, heavier fabric. I would say this new version is medium weight, while the old version was light. It is also quieter walking. The older version sounds like sand paper rubbing together. I have both versions. This new version has all zippered pockets and they added a right rear. The thigh pockets zippers open back to front, opposite of what they should. Unobtrusive brand logo on right thigh. Pricey at one hundred sixty, in my opinion, others may think that's a bargain. They machine wash & dry with no special care.