You know, I have to admit I went to K-mart the other day and thought some of their men's boots were just as good as anything you could get at REI. I've also got to admit that I've admired the painter's pants and cargo pants at OSH.
One thing I love about my new men's hiking pants is how the front pocket go so far down my thighs I can almost not reach the bottom. There's a little secret pocket at the bottom of the pocket, too. I'd never seen anything like that. Of course all the men are like, duh, don't all pants have that?
The best thing is the waist is small and the thighs are large. The women's models had the waist HUGE so the whole world can see right down your crack, and the legs SO THIN. Why do they totally have this backwards????
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 215 x 3