Versatility is big for me, when it comes to most anything. The Pearl Izumi Coast Workpant is about as versatile as it gets when it comes to cycling apparel. The pants are made mostly with heavy-duty cotton and nylon. They're a tight fit, but Pearl's 4-way stretch fabric makes them surprisingly forgiving. With sizable zippered pockets all over, including secret ones that I'm still discovering, hauling around all the essentials is a non-issue. They come with a handful of reflective elements including a utility loop, roll-up cuffs, and a fluorescent pocket flag that can be used to increase visibility when riding on the road.
Available online; $135.