The Arc'teryx Palisade Pant is cleverly designed and well thought out. The useful and comfort-adding features of the pant such as a chamois-lined waist, integrated webbing belt, and two zippered thigh pockets make them a top notch contender in this review. They are made of a nylon-spandex blend fabric that moves easily and dries quickly, but unfortunately it also tears easily. After two weeks of rugged testing, our reviewer ended up with two holes large enough to make the pants unwearable.
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