The Mountain Hardwear Women's Yuma Pant is engineered for the rugged hiker lady like yourself. The cargo pockets allow easy access to whatever treasures you put in them. They cinch at the bottom if you need to avoid getting gross stuff in your pant legs. The water- and dirt-repellant Mountain Hardwear pants look as good on day 10 as they did when you got them. Get a pair in every color if you're greedy like that.
FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Women's Yuma Pant
Micro-Chamois-lined seamless conical waist for comfort under a pack
Soft drawcord at waist for easy fit adjustments
Secured zip, side leg cargo pockets for storage
Full length inseam gusset for mobility
Adjustable drawcord hidden inside hem to cinch pant leg
The description for these pants says it has side cargo pockets (plural), and the picture shows two pockets, but they really only have one, so I am sending them back. They also run big - according to Mountain Hardware's size guide, I should be in between a size 6 and an 8. I ordered these pants in size 6 - they are too big in the hips. For a few dollars more, MooseJaw also sells an older version of the Yuma pants (if they are not sold out yet) which actually have both pockets. I think that is the only difference. Anyway, I ending up keeping a pair of the older, two-pocketed version, in a size 4, and I love those. Super stretchy, perfect fit, comfortable adjustable waistband. I thought I would miss having hand pockets, but I really don't. The zip side pockets are way better because you can dig stuff out of them when you are seat-belted into your car without becoming a contortionist - like your wallet when you have to pay for parking. So they are useful for every day.
Out of all the long hiking pants I've owned, these fit perfectly. They are slightly more padded around the waistband and upper pants, and fit true to size, both in leg and waist. They don't dig in at all around the waist like some other brands, sit well under a harness, and feel like they will take a beating in the outdoors and not get snagged on the slightest rough surface. These will make great pants for travelling on long-distance trains and planes, hiking (although haven't tested their ability to cool me down in hot subtropical weather), and have so much stretch in them for climbing that I didn't notice them at all while climbing. The only down side is that they're made of that material that is incredibly noisy, which is fun to wear with my noisy softshell... but most of the time I don't notice that. Best pants ever!