20 Pairs of Leggings with Pockets That Are Big Enough to Hold All Your Essentials

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I run almost solely in leggings with pockets because they’re infinitely better (and more convenient) than a running belt. With pockets, there’s no adjusting, riding up or bouncing and they’ve got just enough room for my phone, my ID and my keys. Even if you’re just going to the store on your day off, you can simply slip your essentials into this built-in storage option and head out the door, totally hands-free. Here, find 20 of the best leggings with pockets on the internet.

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1. Girlfriend Collective Midnight High-Rise Pocket Leggings

Apparently, Girlfriend Collective fans have been asking for a legging with pockets for some time now and thank goodness the brand listened. Its newest style comes in two inseam lengths and a whopping 11 sizes, so you can find that perfect fit. Oh, and they feature two pockets, one on either side of the hips, large enough to stow even an iPhone X.

Buy it ($78)

Available in sizes XXS to 6XL

2. Sweaty Betty Super Sculpt 7/8 Leggings

This abstract-floral-printed pair is made from 17 recycled water bottles and is part of Sweaty Betty’s sustainability efforts. The pockets sit on each hip for easy access on the go, while special compression and seaming is meant to make your booty look better than ever (yes, even before you get started on those squats).

Buy it ($108)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

3. Zella Studio Lite High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings

This super-lightweight style from Zella will keep you cool no matter what workout you’re tackling—and without fear of becoming see-through or sheer if you bend over. Reviewers also raved about just how soft the fabric felt, making it easy to forget about their clothing altogether and just focus on their workouts.

Buy it ($65)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

4. All Access Center Stage Legging with Pocket

This is one of Bandier’s best-selling styles of all time, and with good reason. In addition to two hip pockets, it features a double-layer waistband that holds you in without digging or pinching and the silky-smooth nylon-spandex fabric moves easily as you twist, turn, squat, dip and generally get your sweat on.

Buy it ($98)

Available in sizes XS to 2XL

5. Fabletics The Boost II 7/8

Criss-crossed straps on the read waistband make this workhorse of a legging look pretty, while the chafe-resistant, all-way-stretch fabric provides strong compression. The pockets are hidden (the two in the waistband are up front and in the back), which we appreciate for a streamlined feeling when we're having a quick jog around the park.

Buy It ($75)

Available in sizes XXS to 4X

6. New Balance Impact Run Tight

A personal fave of mine, these leggings are breathable, lightweight and feature a mid-rise. The two mesh pockets fit all my essentials, even when that includes gels or goos for an extra-long run and a tube of sunscreen in addition to my cellphone, wallet and keys. There’s even an extra zippered slot in the waistband just in case I think of yet another item I want to bring along.

Buy it ($80; $64)

Available in sizes S to XL

7. Colorfulkoala High Waisted Yoga Pants 7/8 Length Leggings with Pockets

Flatlock construction ensures the seams don't rub when you're running around in these silky leggings; the wide waistband with a V-shaped seam in the back is both comfortable and figure-flattering.

$29 at Amazon

Available in sizes XS to L

8. Lululemon Fast and Free Tight

I already own the shorts version of these Lululemons (in two colors) and think it might be time to invest in a full-length pair as well. The fabric is just thick enough to ensure total confidence while squatting and the numeral sizing means you’re more likely to find a pair that fits exactly right (not too small here, nor too large there). There are even three different lengths so you can pick the length that's tailored to your height and ankle-baring preference. As for storage space, there are two side slots and two hidden pockets in the waistband. They may not be big enough to fit your cell, but they’re the perfect size for your ID or set of keys.

Buy it ($128)

Available in sizes 0 to 20

9. Ewedoos Fleece Lined Leggings with Pockets for Women

Two side slots make these convenient, and a fuzzy-warm lining means they're also winter-proof. When you warm up from your exertions, the moisture-management fabric wicks away wetness so you're comfy enough to stay out in the chill to work on your endurance.

$30 at Amazon

Available in sizes XS to XXL

10. Eddie Bauer Trail Tight Leggings

Worried things might pop out of your pockets while you’re out on a trail run or bouncing up and down during an intense HIIT session? Zip pockets are the way to go. The two side pockets aren’t quite as deep as some of the others on this list, but they make up for that with the security of anti-chafe zippers guaranteed to keep all your belongings safe and sound. (There’s also an ID/key pouch in the waistband.) Plus, the FreeDry moisture-wicking fabric has SPF50 built in, so you can protect your skin as easily as you protect your phone.

$63 at Amazon

Available in sizes XS to 3X, and also tall and petite

11. Alo Yoga High-Waist Cargo Legging

For the gal who needs more than two pockets, let us introduce you to Alo Yoga’s Cargo Legging. There are not two, not three, but four pockets packed onto these babies so you’ll never have to choose between bringing your wallet or a tube of sunscreen ever again.

Buy it ($138)

Available in sizes XXS to L

12. Athleta Lightning Stash Pocket 7/8 Tight

These Athleta leggings feature a NeverEnd drawstring to make it easy to tighten and secure the waist to fit your body like a glove. Oh, and the aforementioned design is basically a circle loop around the waist, which means it will never slip out and get lost in the wash. There’s also a zippered pocket on the back of the waistband for small essentials you don’t want to leave at home.

Buy it ($98; $45)

Available in sizes 1X to 3X

13. Old Navy High-Waisted Elevate Powersoft Side-Pocket Crop Leggings

These are great for anyone who just wants a soft, supportive legging without too many bells and whistles (read: two stretchy hip pockets and nothing more). Minimal seams and subtle side pockets give you a super-clean, chic silhouette so you can really hit the ground running.

Buy it ($37; $24)

Available in sizes XS to XXL, and also tall and petite

14. GapFit High Rise Blackout Full Length Drawcord Leggings

Long-waisted women will appreciate the wide waistband on this style as well as the added stay-up security of a drawstring. And the oatmeal beige leopard is both chic and opaque.

Buy It ($60; $46)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

15. Outdoor Voices TechSweat ¾ Leggings

Not a fan of the side pocket? Outdoor Voices offers a secure slot at the back of the waistband, instead. And yes, it’s still big enough to fit your cell phone and keys. This particular style is ideal for runners who worry about losing their belongings during sprints or longer runs.

Buy it ($85)

Available in sizes XS to XL

16. Wolven Summit Crossover Pocket Legging

We'd love this L.A.-based brand's leggings for the super-soft fabric, unobtrusive two side pockets and figure-flattering crossover waist alone. But the sustainable way the workout clothes and swimwear are made—16 percent spandex and 84 percent RPET made from plastic bottles—makes wearing these practically virtuous.

Buy It ($104)

Available in sizes XS to XL

17. All Access Ultra High Rise Utility Pocket Legging

Side pockets for your phone and credit card? Check. A back zipper pocket to store your keys? Check. How about high-compression fabric with a really high waist, so that everything else stays in place? Yep, looks like this pair of leggings has it all.

Buy It ($108)

Available in sizes XXS to 3X

18. Carbon38 High Rise Full-Length with Pockets in Cloud Compression

The high polyester content (79 percent) gives these leggings compression power while still remaining soft to the touch, and the nice wide side pockets easily accomodate even a large phone or credit card case. And the extra-wide waistband is double-faced, so it really sculpts your waist.

Buy It ($98)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

19. Lululemon Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25"

Drop-in side pockets and a hidden back waist band pocket mean you've got more than enough room for everything from your phone and keys to energy gels and spare adhesive strips, in case your blister acts up on those last couple miles. The fast-drying nylon-Lycra blend means your sweat will be wicked away and evaporated before you know it—and a drawcord waist means you won't have to fiddle with pulling your leggings up throughout your workout.

Buy It ($99)

Available in sizes 0 to 14

20. Spanx Active.Wear Gloss Pocket Leggings

These cleverly designed leggings have eliminated the waistband altogether, with a reinforced control tummy area holding you up and in (see if your posture doesn't increase immediately on pulling them up). The side pockets and leg details are made of glossy accent material that makes these look as appropriate for wearing to lunch or to spin class.

Buy It ($118)

Available in sizes XS to 3X

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