Ugh! I think this is more a vent than anything. But if anyone has advice, I'll take that too. As I was planning our 9 day trip to the White Mountains this July, I realized that none of my hiking clothes fit. And while the elastic band or bella band tricks work fine for jeans or slacks, it's not super comfy when you're hiking several miles in the woods (neither is just getting something in a bigger size). So I found exactly one pair of maternity hiking pants online (and looking in the stores is a giant joke) and they wanted $70 for it. They can kiss my butt. So I picked up a couple patterns for maternity walking shorts/cargo capris/etc and ordered $70 worth of outdoor fabrics (suplex nylon and the sort from Rose City Textiles) to make my own. For $92, I'll get two pair of shorts, two pair of capris, three or more shirts and I'll have enough fabric left to make at least one pair of pants/shorts for each of the girls.
I've always been pregnant in the winter and had my babies before cool/comfortable hiking clothes were much of an issue (we don't do alot of winter hiking, but TONS in the summer), so this didn't even occur to me until now! Anyone else have luck/experience with maternity hiking gear?