The 21 Best Leggings With Pockets, According to Editors

Time to live your best hands-free life.

Product collage of leggings with pockets with old navy, lululemon, girlfriend collective
(Image credit: Emma Childs; Getty Images; Lauren Tappan)

As someone who hits the gym every morning before work, I know a thing or two about leggings. Even outside of the gym, on my rest days, I frequently turn to a solid pair of black leggings and an oversized shirt as my go-to uniform. But no matter where I'm headed, there's one detail I always consider before I add a new pair of leggings to my wardrobe—and that's pockets.

While I tend to prefer high-waisted leggings with sweat-wicking technology and max compression for working out, I typically look for cozy, soft, cotton-blend yoga pants if I'm in the market for lounging leggings.

Either way, pockets, ideally those that blend seamlessly into your leggings and that hold all your essentials, are a must to make life easier so you don't have to slip your phone into your sweaty waistband.

From fleece-lined leggings to stock up on to affordable leggings sold on Amazon, we have you covered. The leggings on this list are highly rated, meet any budget, and have pockets deep enough for you to go totally hands-free. A few of Marie Claire's editorial team members also tested the top pairs and gave their first-hand candid reviews. Keep scrolling to see their picks alongside the best options to buy right now.

Marie Claire's Favorite Leggings with Pockets

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Marie Claire's Associate Director of Social Media Lucia Tonelli tests the Colorfulkoala 7/8 Length Leggings.

Colorfulkoala 7/8 Length Leggings have a deep enough pocket to hold your phone securely.

(Image credit: Lucia Tonelli)

Marie Claire's Fashion Features Editor Emma Childs tests the

Marie Claire's Fashion Features Editor Emma Childs went without a purse to her yoga class thanks to Ewedoos' comfortable (and spacious) pockets.

(Image credit: Emma Childs)

Fashion E-Commerce Editor Julia Marzovilla tests the lululemon's Align Lululemon Align™ High-Rise Pant with Pockets 28"

Marie Claire's Fashion E-Commerce editor Julia Marzovilla said nothing budged in her pockets while wearing Lululemon's Align leggings

(Image credit: Julia Marzovilla)

Marie Claire's Fashion Editor Lauren Tappan tests the

Fabletics On-The-Go PowerHold High-Waisted Legging earned top points for their pockets that stay put.

(Image credit: Lauren Tappan)

Marie Claire's Associate Commerce Editor Brooke Knappenberger tests the

SATINA's High Waisted Leggings offers next-level comfort, perfect for lounging in.

(Image credit: Brooke Knappnenberger)

Beauty Editor Samantha Holender tests the Girlfriend Collective Black Compressive Pocket Legging

Marie Claire's Beauty Editor Samantha Holender says Girlfriend Collective's leggings are thicker than any other pair she owns.

(Image credit: Samantha Holender)

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What to Look For in Leggings With Pockets

When searching for the best leggings with pockets, you'll quickly discover many different styles and fits on the market. Ahead, find a few key factors to look out for.

  • Fabric: The number one factor to consider while shopping is the fabric. Searching for leggings to hit the gym in? Opt for a pair made from at least 10 percent or higher elastane, spandex, or lycra fabric—the materials that make your leggings stretchy and allow for more effortless movement. For super sweaty workouts, you'll want to consider polyester, as this material is excellent for wicking moisture. Nylon is also a good choice for its durable, water-resistant coating. If you're looking for leggings to lounge in, look for a cotton blend for a soft hand touch that will keep you extra cozy.
  • Number of Pockets: Pick a design based on your needs. Are you someone who likes to go bag-free on your workout, but still have all of your essentials in tow? Finding a pair of leggings with several deep-set pockets might be the best way to go. If you just want to carry your phone or keys with you while running, consider a pair with a smaller hidden pocket—like one tucked into the side or sewn at the back.
  • Length: Pay attention to the inseam length to avoid leggings that are too short or pool at the ankles.
Brooke Knappenberger
Associate Commerce Editor

Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she specializes in crafting shopping stories—from sales content to buying guides that span every vertical on the site. She also oversees holiday coverage with an emphasis on gifting guides as well as Power Pick, our monthly column on the items that power the lives of MC’s editors. She also tackled shopping content as Marie Claire's Editorial Fellow prior to her role as Associate Commerce Editor.

She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.