So here's something I took the entire first half of the AT to find... pants for wearing around camp, when sleeping, and in town. Nobody else I was hiking with seemed to have much of a need or want. How do you all feel? My criteria were as follows:
- loose-fitting, to discourage mosquitoes (and humans keen to scope my magnificent legs).
- very breathable, since i was wearing these in the height of summer. I tried several coated nylon things from goodwill and driducks. They were portable steamrooms.
- pockets, for town use. the ones I settled on have no back pocket, a minor quibble.
- light, obviously.
I finally found something that made me happy when I made a trip to REI from Harpers Ferry... these Nike Dri-fit pants which I've never seen anyone on here refer to before. They're comfy, but I'm not sure they're as light as could be (I don't know the exact weight). Am I alone in wanting a pair of lightweight pants of the 'clean' persuasion, for camp and town? If not, what is your solution?