I recently purchased a pair of Switchback official uniform pants at a local Scout Shop. I am pleased to report that they are the best thing to happen to the Scout uniform in a long, long time.
Comfortably cut from 100% nylon the pants have zip-off legs that convert them to shorts. Substantially constructed, quick drying and utilitarian I finally have a pair of uniform pants that I just may choose to wear outside of a Troop meeting or Court of Honor – these may go camping with me.
At $39.95 they are priced at or below similar pants and make it viable for fast growing Scouts to own uniform pants and shorts in one.