The Good: Well tailored for pedaling, comfortable, and breathable.
The Bad: Minimal pocketing
The Skyline short is a good pair of mountain bike shorts for those riders that do not want a chamois. Why spend money on a trail short w/o a chamois? The answer is comfort. This short is designed for mountain biking and not for walking or hiking around. The cut is generous enough to wear with knee pads but not baggy like a freeride short. It's a chino cut. The stretchy material is comfortable and keeps you much drier than cotton shorts.
There are basic front pockets (like on your denim pants) and a zippered rear pocket on the waist. Adjustable velcro tabs also help you dial in the fit. I wish there was a single side pocket big enough for a phone or gloves.
In terms of sizing, I believe the skyline short runs a tad small in the waist. The bottom of the short is stitched such that you can shorten the inseam by an inch by cutting off the bottom. I think most guys can get the inseam they want on a trail short.
Treat yourself and get these shorts for trail rides.