Best Shorts Ever!
First let me clear up the pocket question about the difference between these and the regular Thrive shorts. The regular Thrive shorts have two front pockets, these SUP thrive shorts have two front pockets AND a zippered side pocket (IE, 3 pockets, the perfect amount)
With that out of the way, these things rock! they are super super light (I couldn't believe it when I first picked them up), they shed light water, don't take on much weight when they do saturate, and stay comfortable all the way through. (it's like if a board short and a regular short had a super baby) I have used them for running, skim boarding at the beach, and hanging out at a family gathering... performed amazing for all three situations. These are so awesome I might just buy a second pair and throw the rest of my shorts out.