The skirt has two very deep, self-draining side pockets and one zippered pocket that can hold just about anything. And with the elastic waistband, you don't have to worry about it falling down. The material also provides SPF25 protection from the sun. I have worn this while kayaking and it works to keep the sun off your legs.
This is also the perfect backpacking skirt since you could wear it as part of your "town clothes" to look more acceptable (for a hiker). Also, for the ladies (sorry guys!), it makes it much easier to take care of nature calls in the woods while still keeping some privacy.