I just returned from a week long trip at Whistler. In my suitcase I had a pair of these TLD Ruckus shorts, FOX Flexair Demo DH shorts and an older pair of FOX downhill shorts. I ended up wearing these for 3 of the 6 days of riding. I probably would have worn them all six days, but wanted to try out the other shorts.
Material - Very durable, yet breathable. Comfortable, but only issue is they seem to stain. Very difficult to get out scuff marks from suntan lotion or dirt. +1
Vents - The inner thigh vents are a little annoying. The zippers add unnecessary bulk. Could have just put in vents without the zippers. I didn't feel much air go through them anyways. -1
Fit - There are two adjustable velcro straps on the side making it easily adjustable. +1
Fasteners - The zipper and button are both very practical and durable and have a nice feel to them. +1
Looks - Inconspicuous logo across the side. Just enough to identify as TLD, but not too flashy.
Pockets - This is where these shorts really stood out to me. There is a very small pocket in the back, which I assume is for a bike pass. I didn't use this one at all since I put my pass in my backpack but nice to have. Two side pockets which were good for putting gloves and other small items. Left one was zippered, right one was not. Right side has an additional zippered pocket which was strategically placed a little low and to the back. This pocket was perfect for holding a cell phone. Since I frequently accessed my phone for pictures and videos, it was very convenient to have it in a zippered pocket. While riding I couldn't even feel the phone was there due to the position of the pocket. (BTW I had my phone in a hard case with an extra screen protector). +2
Overall, very comfortable shorts. Easily my favorite pair that I find myself wearing even while not riding. Definitely recommended.