Diana, In your original post you mentioned you wanted to use these as hiking pants as well rain pants. I'm not sure any one pair will do a spectacular job at both. A separtate pair of hiking pants (schoeller may be a good choice) and rain pains will be more functional. The Reed's are good for using just when you need them, but for continuously hiking in them?? I personally would be uncomfortable with that, especially in fall temperatures.
When I mention breathability, I really should say the ability to pass moisture. The Reed's pass moisture adequately, but don't breath at all (they have a PU membrane on the inside). Try blowing through the fabric... you can't do it. Most WP/B fabrics are like that. You can however push air through a fabic like eVent. There is some question on the waterproofness of eVent, however.
If you MUST HAVE pair of WP/B hiking pants, look for something that has plenty of venting options and is durable enough to take some trail abuse. I have no specific recommendation, but maybe someone else can chime in. -Roy-
P.S. btw, my rain pant of choice are the Reeds but that's because they are lightweight and stay at the bottom of my pack till they are needed, which usually isn't very often. They are more of an emergency piece, or camp wear when my hiking pants are wet.