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Won't buy new model

I have one pair of the Palisade pants and 3 pairs of the shorts, all of which I love for casual wear.They're extremely comfortable, look great, and hold items securely in their 5 zippered pockets.

That was then. This is now: no zippers on the slash pockets; no more back pocket The 5 zips were a unique feature that Arc'teryx chose to change. Why? To save a few bucks? They never asked me. I'll wait until they mend - or zip- their ways before buying more.

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Same here. I have two pair of Palisades shorts and one Palisades Pant. When I got the pant I said, YES! Cargo pocket on each side!!!. I want that for the shorts also" Then I just checked both this week and the slash pockets on both do not have zippers :-(. One of he main reasons I bought these in the first place was all pockets zipper. I have lost enough cell phones while riding. I also liked the little pocket. Especially when they made it a little bit bigger. Now that is gone, a good trade for 2 slant + 2 cargo. BUT, I must have the zippers.

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The new palisade pant is more"urban casual"The older version was much more rugged outdoor performance.The slash pockets don't replace the zippers,For 140 bucks it should have 5 zippers and you should be able to beat it to death