Skip To Content

    18 Pairs Of Leggings With Pockets

    Leggings are cool but they're even better with ~pockets~.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A pair of mesh leggings to give your workouts a little ~sass~ and hey, who knows, maybe it'll make you want to exercise harder just to check yourself out in the mirror.

    Promising review: "These yoga pants/leggings are amazingly comfortable! They are high-waisted with real pockets! And being 75% nylon and 25% spandex, they give just the right amount of stretch and compression. They're not too sheer, not too thick, but just right! The sizing chart is true to size. Great for working out or relaxing." —Queen-B

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 styles).

    2. Colorful high-waisted leggings with over 18,000 5-star reviews that'll make you want to get them in every single color because of how supportive and comfortable they are.

    Promising review: "Awesome product!! Great quality, good durable stitching — these pants fit me perfectly. Finding workout gear to fit me in the legs means going two sizes up, making the waistband super loose, but not these bad boys — just ordered two more." —Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 37 colors/styles).

    3. A pair of squat-proof leggings because leg day is your favorite day, so let's make sure your leggings can handle the task.

    Plus-size model wearing blue leggings with prints of black models exercising on them
    Gif of a model squatting to show the leggings are squat-proof
    Lukafit

    Mbali Z. Ndlovu's story starts when she created a group called Black Health & Fitness Sisters for people who needed workout buddies and accountability. Eventually the group grew to over 1,000 members and Ndlovu realized that she and the Black women in her group couldn't find activewear that fit their hips, curves, and thighs. And that's how Lukafit, Ndlovu's fitness wear brand, came to be! The name is partially derived from the Zulu word juluka (to sweat). Sweating releases endorphins that make you feel good — just like these leggings.

    Promising review: "Aside from having a fun pattern that makes everyone look twice, these tights are incredibly comfortable. They demonstrate their quality by standing up to swipes and snags during trail runs, countless times in the washer/dryer and of course, a good stretch." —Sonya S.

    Get them from Lukafit for $64 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors).

    4. A pair of high-rise pocket leggings with an ergonomic pattern to maximize mobility for even the most intense HIIT sessions or, tbh, for when you want to stretch out fully on the couch while you watch Netflix.

    Reviewer wearing bright red high-rise leggings with black crop top and black sneakers during a gym workout
    Reviewer wearing the leggings in pink

    Promising review: "I love these leggings! They've held up to every workout I've put them through (running, HIIT, hiking, strength workouts, etc). I've washed and dried them several times with no pilling and no shrinkage. The price is a steal for the quality of these leggings! I'll definitely be buying more!" —Erin l.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 39 colors).

    5. A pair of high-rise capri leggings for the hotter days when you don't want to wear full leggings, but also can't commit to shorts. It's like the perfect compromise.

    Model wears black tie-dye printed crop leggings while in a side plank
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm very pleasantly surprised with these leggings. So these leggings are definitely 'squat-proof' for workouts. They stay in place, there's no slipping at the waistband, and I love the high waist. I do mostly CrossFit workouts with some cardio and yoga mixed in and these seem great so far." —Lis_04

    Get them from Amazon for $11.43+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 16 colors).

    Pssst! These are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    6. An eco-friendly pair of leggings that, get this, are made using recycled plastic bottles and other post-consumer materials from the ocean. Baaasically, you'll be saving the ocean with every step you take on the StairMaster. Also, you can get the bra for the matching set like I'm wearing!

    BuzzFeed writer is wearing the green snake skin patterned workout set with a black shrug and cream sneakers
    Model is wearing green snake skin print leggings and white sneakers
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed, Cari Capri

    These are officially the coolest leggings (and bra) I own. I regularly lift heavy at the gym and not only are these leggings incredibly soft, but they just *feel* supportive. They're not too compressed where I feel like I'm in a sausage casing, but it feels like I could easily do burpees and not have to worry about them falling out of place. Not that I'd ever do burpees, please. They're surprisingly sweat-wicking (a feature I never believe when buying leggings because I sweat like it's my full time job) and breathable. Also, like, how cute is this pattern? It makes me feel like I'm a really cool superhero whose superpower is something related to snakes. Just call me Snake Girl. Snake...Queen. Queen Snake. The Slitherin' Snake Queen. 

    Cari Capri is a woman-owned small business specializing in stylish eco-friendly apparel.

    Promising review: "Amazing outfit! Very comfortable! I get soooo many compliments. Adore it!" —Sylvia A.

    Get it from Cari Capri for $98 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    7. A pair of cropped leggings with a super unique lattice design to make your casual looks seem just a wee bit more fun. They're super supportive for your yoga sessions, but comfortable enough to be worn as you run errands. 

    Promising review: "These leggings were extremely comfortable!!! The lattice on the legs allow these leggings to be versatile too. I wanted workout leggings, which these would be great for, but they would also be cute just to wear with a T-shirt or something. They passed the squat test too!" —Kristyn Shocklee

    Get them from Amazon for $13.91+ (available in sizes XS–2X and six colors).

    Pssst! These are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    8. A pair of leggings with an extra-wide waistband because we are *NOT* about that thin waistband when we're halfway through our jumping jacks. These babies will NOT. ROLL. DOWN.

    Reviewer wearing gray snake-print leggings
    Reviewer wearing leopard-print leggings

    Promising review: "These workout pants are great! Nice compression, material is nice thickness, not as see-through as some I have tried! Wash really well! Love the side pockets! This is a great feature that most of my workout attire does not have. And you definitely cannot beat the price!" —DBISHOP

    Get them from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 32 colors).

    9. A pair of squat-proof leggings with a hidden pocket for storing your keys, gym tag, ID, extra cash, or even a piece of gum when you realize you forgot to brush your teeth after that onion bagel and your personal trainer is walking right toward you.

    Reviewer wears a pair of high-rise leopard-print leggings to the gym
    Reviewer wears same style of leggings in a camo print

    Promising review: "They are squat-proof and they are so comfortable that I stay in them all day. I am very grateful that I have found these as I was inches away from breaking down and just ordering expensive brand-name leggings." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 24 colors).

    10. A pair of Thinx Leggings that are designed to hold up to 1.5 regular pad's worth of menstrual blood 🩸. Yeah, you read that right. These leggings make working out on your period *actually* comfortable (and possible!). They're also great for lounging around the house thanks to the clever front pocket you can put a heating pad in!

    A model wearing the leggings in green
    The back of the leggings
    Thinx

    Promising review: "Thanks to these puppies, I am now able to workout a few extra days a month instead of needing to take the time off so I don’t bleed onto everything. I am super thankful that these comfy, absorbent, awesome pants exist!" —Elana S.

    Get them from Thinx for $47.50 (originally $95, available in sizes XS–4XL and in two colors).

    11. A pair of training leggings with some serious compression to make sure you're feeling supported and comfortable with every leg raise and squat thrust your body can handle. 

    Model is wearing grey leggings with white sneakers
    AYBL

    Get it from AYBL for $45 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    12. High-waisted leggings so soft, you'll find yourself wearing these for every activity you do — running, walking, sleeping, shopping...sleeping. 😴 

    Model wearing the leggings in navy
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The material is super comfortable... no chafing, ladies (you know what I’m taking about) and stylish. I really cringe when plus-size clothing isn’t stylish. So for your workout or just comfy weekend wear, take it from this curvy girl: you’ll love these leggings." —ATLAmy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and 21 colors).

    13. A pair of Highest Waist leggings perfect for anyone who has a long torso and can never find a good pair of high-waisted leggings that are, well, actually high-waisted on you.

    Model is wearing light pink leggings with white sneakers
    American Eagle

    Promising review: "The most comfortable leggings and the cutest color!" —Emmalee

    Get it from American Eagle for $19.97 (originally $39.95, available in sizes 2XS–2XL and four colors).

    14. Leggings with side pockets deep enough to fit your entire phone without having any worry about it slipping out during your box jumps. 

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite workout pants! They are so comfortable, look and feel great, and have two side pockets. Those side pockets fit my iPhone comfortably and there is plenty of room left. It’s so practical. I think they run a little big and the fabric is also kind of stretchy. I could probably go with one smaller size and still be fine. I like them how they are, but it is something to consider. I'm definitely going to order more!" —Jessica Anne

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 31 colors and styles).

    15. A fun dotted pair of leggings that may actually motivate you to go to the gym just so you can show off how cute your new leggings are. A fun thing about these leggings is that there is no front seam! AKA NO CAMELTOE.

    Model is wearing white leggings with black speckled dots throughout
    Buff Bunny

    Buff Bunny is a woman-owned fitness apparel brand that specializes in diverse, unique, and inclusive products.

    Get it from Buff Bunny for $64 (available in sizes 2XS–3XL and five colors).

    16. A pair of high-waisted Ododos pocketed leggings for anyone who wants pockets that can hold *ALL* of your things, almost all at once!

    A customer review photo showing them reading in the pants
    A customer review photo showing everything they were able to fit in the pockets

    Promising review: "I LOVE these leggings! They have two pockets that you can easily carry your phone/other items in. They are very comfortable, high-waisted, and full length. I will definitely be needing them in more colors! You can't beat the quality for this price!" —Cameron Welch

    *Another* promising review: "I bought these to see how much stuff I could put in the pockets. I now love these pants." —Jenny L.

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in sizes XS–3XL, two lengths, and 68 colors).

    17. A pair of practically indestructible Raypose capri leggings to handle even the most strenuous of hikes without having to worry about them getting snagged on a jagged rock.

    A customer review photo of them sliding down a hill while wearing the leggings
    A customer review photo of them sliding down a hill while wearing the leggings

    Promising review: "Can I just say that I will be reordering them in every color. Here is me rolling and sliding down a mountain because I was too scared to get up. My leggings did not rip even a little bit and I got stuck on rocks and trees." —Cory H.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in five colors).

    18. And finally, a pair of high-waisted Zella Live In 7/8 leggings with a 25-inch inseam, making them ideal for any short person or just someone with shorter legs! I always run into the issue of leggings being too long and have found that this is the perfect inseam for my 5'2" frame.

    A model wearing the leggings
    A close up of the pocket
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "These pants are fabulous!! They never fade, snag, get ugly little fuzzy balls. They stay put and hold everything in place. Comfortable. Just amazing." —Gsmt

    Get them from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in two colors).

    When someone tries to bring up that time you wore leggings with *no* pockets:

    MTV

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide banner
    BuzzFeed