I just picked off my first tick of the season. I'm considering wearing long pants on all but the hottest days so I can treat them with permethrin like I do my hiking pants.

Anyone have any suggestions for a breathable, somewhat tough pair of pants that are well cut for cycling? The lower legs on my hiking pants are too loose and so close to my chainring and I'm tired of strapping them for every ride). Does any company make something like this? I mostly see either heavier than necessary downhill pants or pants made for winter riding. I'd prefer not to go to tights.