It's the Boy Scout pants I hate, but if you tell me they have the same style in Boy Scout green, I may have to go and get some.
I believe mine were green. But as I'm thinking about it, they might have been tan. BUT, some of our Scout leaders have the BSA green ones. They even have the elastic waistband in the back. Very comfy. You might check them out.
my point about there not being any pants out there to fit real women. We're all making compromises.
This is so true. My recent favorites have been Kuhl pants. Cheap? No. But they have some styles with the tie inside the waistband so you can tighten the waist without a belt. I refuse to wear a belt -- plain uncomfortable and annoying. I noticed that they have a short length but am not sure about a long version. I have complained for years that manufacturers seem to think that women who hike are all built like rock climbers or marathon runners -- light, lean and no curves. Definitely not me ...
My young adult daughters almost always hike in running shorts or workout capris. That being said, they don't hike off-trail so protecting their legs isn't as important.
I recently bought a pair of TNF Aphrodite pants, which are a bit light for real hiking use but very comfy--wide knit elastic waist and a very soft fabric. They seem to run LONG, which is why I mention them here. I had to hem mine, though that's partly because I had to size up to a Large due to the butt being a bit skimpy (and since I usually end up with pants loose in the butt to fit my waist, these are definitely skimpy). These.