Yup, another travel pants thread. I've done the searching of the other threads but haven't found 'just what I'm looking for, so I'm hoping some people can push me in the right direction. I've purchased several pairs of 'travel' pants and they seem to be lacking in one or two fields.
What I'm looking for:
-Non 'parachute material feel'
I don't have a need for convertiable pants, nor do I have much of a need for lots of pockets (I tend to carry a backpack as I don't really carry stuff in my pockets even outside of traveling). I understand that if I want light weight and quick drying I'll have to sacrifice a bit, but I'd rather avoid something that feels so light I'm afraid it'll rip wide open catching on the tiniest thing. Also I dislike that 'swish swish' and 'shiney' look.
I've seen Royal Robins Global Travelers, REI Adventure Pants, ExOfficio Nomads and Rohans Fusions recommended here and there, but I don't have any stores nearby to try on any of these things.