The pockets and the rope storage have large top flaps to keep the elements out and vinyl mesh on the bottom for airflow and drainage. On the front of each pocket is a black mesh slip that is large enough to hold a smartphone, mini-tablet or GPS display. The black mesh allows for the screen to be seen. Two side pockets can accommodate winch handles or a couple of beers or a water bottle each. Lanyards are placed so that you have easy access to your accessories (e.g. bottle opener/ shackle opener/knife), but without having them swinging into the cockpit sides everytime your boat rocks.