Jay Readerwrote a review of Arc'teryx Palisade Pant - Men's on November 29, 2011
You get what you pay for. I have owned these pants for about 6-months and they have gone and done everything in comfort and style, sometimes for multiple days at a time. These pants have seen trails, bikes, harnesses, crags, rivers and even a fancy dinner or two and handled them all like a champ. Washed many times w/o issue, doesn't stain any worse than any other material, and is very abrasion resistant. In addition, kudos to Arc' for providing pants for people over 6-feet tall. Most other manufacturers think the world ends at a 32-inch inseam, but not Arc'.
Given Backcountry's unparalleled return policy and the Arc'teryx LIFETIME warranty(great customer service too), I don't think you can go wrong.