13 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 headed out to the store on your day off, you can simply slip your essentials into this built-in storage and head out the door, totally hands-free. Here, find 13 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. It’s 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-printed pair is made from 17 recycled water bottles and is part of Sweaty Betty’s new 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 ($110)

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 XXL

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 ($115)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

5. 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 things during sprints or longer runs.

Buy it ($85)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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 ($75)

Available in sizes XS to XL

7. Carbon 38 High Rise 7/8 Legging with Pockets

This legging is made from Carbon38’s Cloud Compression fabric, which is just as dreamy as it sounds. The blend of polyester and elastane is incredibly soft and light to the touch, without sacrificing any of that supportive compression we’ve come to expect in a good pair of leggings. This design is all about minimalism, meaning you might not even notice the double hip pockets when they’re empty.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

8. Lululemon Fast and Free Tight

I already own the shorts version of these (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 to large there). There are even three different inseams so you can tailor the length 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 14

9. New Balance Printed Impact Run Crop

A zippered pocket in the waistband plus two side slots gives these printed crops three options for stowing all your necessities. They’re made from NB Dry, a fabric specifically designed for runners who need to wick away sweat fast, even on long, hot days.

Buy it ($70)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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? These 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.

Buy It ($90; $54)

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 M

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 NeverEnd design, basically a circle loop around the waist, means the drawstring 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)

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

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 that’s it). Minimal seams and subtle side pockets give you a super-clean, chic silhouette so you can really hit the ground running.

Buy it ($37; $35)

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

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