AlbuquerqueDanwrote a review of Outdoor Research Blackpowder Pant - Men's on November 24, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
First off, gcoaster nailed it: the photos show what appear to be reinforced knees (or at least different colored knees). The pants don't actually have this feature. Buyer beware.
That said, I'm keeping the pants because they still seem quite burly and they fit really well.
Fit: I'm 6'2" / 185 and wear a 34/34 in jeans (maybe getting closer to a 35 in the waist, but just don't want to admit it). I bought the Large. The waist and length are perfect -- maybe even a tad on the long side, but not enough that they go below my boot.
These are on the baggy side of the spectrum, but sit high on the waist, so they come off more as baggy work pants rather than saggy-skater pants.
They're lightly insulated (very thin brushed fleese on the inside). They have vents on the inner and outer thigh to dump heat. On super cold days, there's plenty of room for layering.
The material seems very tough and is quiet when moved. Being quiet is important to me, because I can't stand the "crackling" sound some ski pants make. There's no range of motion issues.
All the pockets are in the right place (two hip pockets that are oriented vertically, one butt pocket, and one thigh pocket).
Anyway, that's the extent of my review because I just got these and haven't used them yet. I simply can't imagine that the'll be anything short of awesome. They only lose a star because of the monochromatic knees when two colors are shown in the photos.