I was just thinking about all the people talking about getting out and wearing in public and there really hasn't been a lot of discussion about what clothes work best for being padded outdoors. Thought I'd toss out a little starter.
In the winter I'd changed from jeans to cargo pants, they fit looser and hid the padding a little better. Much more comfortable. But in the summer now I'd started wearing jean shorts and those were just too tight. I decided to try some cargo shorts, and really like them.
The first few pair I got from walmart (wrangler brand iirc) fit well but were poor quality and didn't have elastic in the waist. I recently picked up some new Conventry cargo shorts from Sears and they fit a lot better. Generous elastic in the waist, and a choice between really light fabric or heavier fabric with lots of pockets.
For the guys anyway, I'd strongly recommend trying cargo shorts. I'd never really given them a thought until recently, but I really like the fit. I suppose for the gals a skirt would be preferred though?