In catalogs and online, I have recently seen pants, both dressier and in jeans styles, that are pull up with wide, stretchy waistbands that create a flatter look than the typical waistband on front button and zip jeans or pants. These are some examples from Travel Smith that are advertised as travel friendly:
(First link removed because it disappeared from the TS website. Darn. It was the best one!)
I like to wear pants that have pockets and a stretchy waistband, but I like for the pants to be more like jeans or twills than knit. Most other waistbands don't work for me. That may be because I have a very low waist and a short rise combined with boxy hips, so anything cited as sitting at the natural waist or even below the natural waist actually ends up above my natural waist, which usually means that the waist is too big.
Has anyone worn any of these new kinds of pants, or even tried any on? Is that wide waistband both tight enough and stretchy enough to be comfortable? Are the pockets useful or useless (like the ones in most women's pants)? Do the fabrics look "real"?