Kerwin G.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Palisade Pant - Men's on July 28, 2012
They changed them from the last version. There were three additional zipper pockets on the last version. The two front hand pockets were zippered and deeper on the last model. Plus there was a zippered back pocket. They also feel like the rise has been shortened.
The old style pants were great pants for traveling. These will not be nearly as nice. I have to keep them cause I am leaving on a trip, but next time I am just going to REI so that I am not surprised by a model change.