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Leggings (or, TBH, any
activewear) need to be made with form, function, and comfort in mind. Obviously, Women’s Health editors take their leggings very seriously. As experts of fitness, WH knows a thing or two about what makes a great pair of leggings. One non-negotiable? Leggings must have pockets.
While leggings are pretty versatile already, the addition of pockets makes them all the more functional. They allow you to safely stash your keys, cards, or cash while you’re busy getting reps in. So, if you need to Uber home from a long run gone wrong or just feel the need to turn your workout into a shopping spree, NBD because your phone and wallet are right there with you.
Peep a few of the best leggings with pockets here:
Of course, your leggings still need to be breathable, comfortable, sweat-wicking, and supportive. You also don’t want to pay too much for a great pair (and you shouldn’t have to). Luckily, Women’s Health has you covered. From Lululemon to Vuori to Amazon, WH has collected the best leggings with pockets for every need.
Whether you’re looking for a staple black pair, a versatile capri, or leggings in every color you can think of, peep this list now. See below for the 17 best leggings with pockets in 2023, per customer reviews.
1. Colorfulkoala High-Waisted Leggings
Available in 24 different colors and designs, these leggings are a simple and affordable option you can wear from your fave workout class to coffee with friends. They’re squat-proof and feature a seamless waistband that won’t dig uncomfortably in to your skin.
Rave Review: “These are my holy grail leggings. They have a soft, seamless waist, are squat-proof, flattering, not too long on my legs, and they have pockets!”
2. TSLA High-Waisted Leggings
Looking for a basic, affordable pair of leggings with a higher rise? These are for you. The wider waistband and thick fabric won’t roll down whether you’re doing downward dog or kickboxing—the pockets are just a bonus.
Rave Review: “I am absolutely in LOVE with these. I usually go for black leggings, but decided to change it up and got these. So glad I did; they are easily my favorite pair I own (and I own a lot!). The high waist is appreciated and the fit was perfect! Highly recommend!”
3. Raypose Leggings With Pockets
Designed with a mesh panel and breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, these leggings were made to keep you cool on hot summer days. Plus, with a thin, extra layer of fabric lining the pockets, you’ll stay dry while you sweat it out.
Rave Review: “I LOVE these pants! I’m a big girl: 5’8 and 260 lbs. I have a hard time finding leggings that aren’t see-through, are long enough, and are high-waisted. These leggings are all those things and are wonderful. The pockets are sewn so your phone doesn’t weigh your pants down (had that happen before) and the moisture-wicking design is really great and comfortable.”
4. Fengbay Two-Pack High-Waisted Leggings
The budget-friendly higher powers have answered your leggings prayers now that you can get two pairs of leggings with pockets for less than $50. Plus, the pockets are big enough to hold some resistance bands or snacks, too—not just a credit card and set of keys.
Rave Review: “I love these! They fit true to size, the pockets are roomy enough for my Note 9, and the waistband holds them up with my phone in the pockets. It doesn’t cut into my waist painfully at all—one of my favorite pair of leggings.”
5. Luga Four-Way-Stretch Leggings
With over 50,000 reviews on Amazon, these soft leggings feature four-way stretch, making them nearly as comfortable as some of *those* pricier brands out there. Throw them on for days when you have a million and one things to do, but can’t be bothered to worry about changing your outfit or where you’re going to keep your phone and AirPods.
Rave Review: “I’ve been searching on Amazon for a LONG time for the perfect leggings. I wanted high-quality, like the expensive Lululemon ones without spending a lot of money. After returning many leggings from other sellers, I came across these. I work out a lot and have tried many leggings, and these by far are the most comfortable to work out in! They def pass the squat test, are not see through at ALL, and have convenient pockets that I didn’t think I needed but love.”
6. Ewedoos High-Waisted Leggings
With thousands of reviews from people saying they’ve purchased multiple of the 24 color options, this is your pick if you want to diversify your stash of plain black leggings. With super soft material, phone pockets, and a hidden key pocket, don’t be surprised if you eventually end up with one in every color available—from pine green to maroon.
Rave Review: “I’m soooooo pleased! These are affordable, soft, comfortable, fit me perfectly, and have pockets! The material is really soft—almost like fleece to the touch. They’re high-waisted and don’t fall down when I’m running. Plus, the pockets are AMAZING! They’re on both sides and fit my iPhone 11 perfectly and securely, although they could comfortably fit an even bigger phone! Could not be happier.”
7. Baleaf Fleece-Lined Leggings
If leggings are a staple in your closet, you need a pair that’s fit for colder days, too. Once the weather gets chilly, you’ll love reaching for these fleece-lined leggings, whether to dress up for dinner or down for a cold weather run. Plus, don’t worry, the fleece is moisture-wicking so you won’t feel like you’re suffocating in them.
Rave Review: “Wore these this morning for my Sunday morning run. [It was] 30 degrees. My legs were not cold!! I have to say I have not had a single disappointment from BALEAF. Highly recommended!”
8. Girlfriend Collective Compressive Pocket Legging
Girlfriend Collective’s leggings have a cult following (peek at those 8,000 plus reviews), thanks to their comfy-but-snug fit and the way the compressive fabric is designed to hug the body. With a high waistband and two hidden pockets, these high-stretch, squat-proof leggings are great for long runs and yoga alike. The different inseam options are great for varying heights, too.
Rave Review: “I’ve worn these grocery shopping, walking my dogs, and in every format of yoga class offered at my local studio—I’ve never had to adjust while wearing them, once. Usually my leggings will ride up or down a lot depending on the pose or work their way up my calves throughout the day, but these are sturdy and comfortable.”
9. Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant
I’m willing to bet you’re familiar with Lululemon as a brand—and the apparel is worth the hype. The cult-favorite Align pants with pockets are made with the brand’s signature buttery-soft fabric that feels totally weightless on the body. Want more to love? Women’s Health editors can’t get enough of these. They’re pricier, but do go on sale from time to time—and when they do, you’ll want to grab a few.
Rave Review: “Love Align! I have multiple Align leggings. They are so soft and comfortable, but I wanted one with pockets so this is perfect.”
10. Outdoor Voices SuperForm 7/8 Legging
When you can’t rely on the weather to bring some sunshine into your day, these leggings have you covered! Designed with two pockets on the side and one smaller one in the waistband, Outdoor Voices’ sustainably-made leggings are made to help you carry your essentials discretely and with ease while you exercise. Plus, you’ll love the internal tie waistband, too. The adjustable fit is ideal for curvy bodies because it ensures a non-slip fit.
Rave Review: “I LOVE these leggings—easily my favorite leggings I’ve ever owned. They fit perfectly snug so I never have to adjust them, but they don’t feel tight. The sweat-tech fabric is incredible.”
11. Lululemon Fast and Free Cropped Leggings
Lululemon’s cropped leggings boast the performance legging trifecta: They’re lightweight, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying. Better still? They come with three pockets and are *super* cropped, so they’re particularly popular amongst petite reviewers.
Rave Review: “I have FIVE pairs of the 19-inch crops and it’s not enough. It’s literally all I wear when I am sweating or just walking around. I am five-foot-three and I wear a size 8. I love them for working out in any weather. I live in Hawaii and I wear them year round to run, hike, walk, do gardening…everything.”
12. Zella Studio Luxe High-Waist Leggings
Available in blue, black, maroon, and hot pink, these feather-light, moisture-wicking leggings are the perfect option for any sweaty workout. Bonus: Many reviewers say this is a dupe for some of those *other* pricier leggings out there.
Rave Review: “These leggings are truly amazing and here’s why: First, I’m blown away by the luxurious material. They feel so airy, light, and comfortable, yet somehow there’s no skin showing through. Second, there are pockets that are perfectly sized for my phone! Third, I love the shape of the waistband—it’s curved in the front and back and very flattering. Lastly, the sizing is right on-point.”
13. Fittoo Butt-Scrunch Leggings
To be clear, your butt looks perfect the way it is, but these TikTok-famous butt-lifting leggings are designed to highlight your gorgeous curves. Secret time: These don’t actually lift your booty—they just have a design that makes it look more lifted.
Rave Review: “Wow, I am in total disbelief about how great these leggings are! I just got them yesterday and I’ve already ordered more. For years I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on leggings at Lululemon and I’ve sworn by them. But I wanted to try these because I have a teeny tiny, almost non-existent butt, and I was looking for some leggings to enhance my ASSets (pun intended).”
14. Heathyoga Yoga Pants
There are leggings with pockets, and then there are these leggings with massive pockets. Whether you wear them with a hoodie and sneakers or a sweater, they’ll get through the day hands-free with comfort. And, don’t worry—the pockets are still totally discreet. Just check one of the many reviewers who paired their written reviews with pictures. One person even fit a literal notebook in to their pocket. Just be sure to double-check which color you choose because some come cropped and others are full-length.
Rave Review: “The large size was a true fit on size 10, and I’m five-foot-eight.” Seriously loving these leggings. They are slightly thick and have [made from] high-quality material. The pockets are deep on both legs.”
15. ODODOS High-Waisted Leggings
With four pockets total—two of them with zippers—these workout leggings are perfect for hitting the trails while stashing some extra snacks—or even traveling while safely keeping your passport and phone within reach. The elastic waistband has an adjustable drawcord so you can customize your fit based upon the level of support you’d like.
Rave Review: “Love, love, love all the pockets! There are two pockets on each side, one that zips and one that doesn’t. This allows me to [store] my car keys, license, and anything else I don’t want to lose while jogging or hiking. The one that doesn’t zip is still deep and tight enough to hold my cell phone without it going anywhere. No other leggings that I own have so many pockets. The quality is great—not too thick and not too thin either. Stretchy and very soft.”
16. Vuori Daily Pocket Legging
These Daily Pocket leggings by Vuori are great for a comfortable and relaxed fit. Their high-waist fit and drawstring waist are perfect for daily wear that’s a lot more comfy than wearing jeans. The leggings’ buttery fabric is also sweat-wicking, so there’s no need to suffer through your next workout class in damp clothing.
Rave Review: “I am a fitness instructor and these are by far the best leggings I own. The fit is perfect and after a hard workout they didn’t show any sweat!”
17. Vuori Studio Pocket Legging
Another great Vuori option, these leggings have an unusual, yet functional, high pocket placement. Reviewers say they love the accessibility of the higher pocket and the fit of the high-rise leggings. These are a great option as your go-to gym outfit, or for staying comfy during a busy day of errands.
Rave Review: “Love the high pocket, which differentiates your product from the eighteen billion other leggings out there with low pockets…thank you!”
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