@ericgereghty, buy all the Panta you can.
@Murlsquirl, great fit and SC is perfect.
@Koala-T, a couple things;
1. I am in your boat with the hips, and I too cannot get comfy wearing higher waisted pants, so I wont push that on you. Even though it would probably be for the best if we both did that, comfort trumps all. I find pants are the hardest thing to find, and I would say try Luxire or someone that can make em made to your specs.
In the meantime, be very picky...