14 Stylish Workout Pants & Leggings With Pockets

While I have a list of things I don't like at the gym, there's one that I really can't stand — putting my keys or ID in the cupholder on the machine. Because I'm going to forget it there (I know it). That's why I am a big fan of stylish workout pants and leggings with pockets.

I like to travel light when I'm headed to a workout. That means keys, my phone, my ID, a water bottle, and maybe a few dollars. I don't need a huge gym bag (I always forget a lock, so leaving something in the locker room is usually out of the question for me), so I prefer to find a great pair of high waisted leggings with a hidden pocket that can store some of my essentials. This feature used to be hard to come by, but now you can find all sorts of pockets in your favorite pair of spandex leggings. There are zipper pockets, side pockets, hidden pockets, and mesh pockets. Some are teeny tiny and can store keys (if you're running around your neighborhood these are prime). Some are a bit larger and actually fit your phone, so you don't have to hold it in your hand while you workout. The next time you head to the gym or out for a run, forget the bag, and don't leave home without a pair of stylish leggings with pockets.

A Colorful Pair Of Leggings With A Zip Pocket In The Back

Karen Kane Active Crop Pant (XS-XL), $10-$31, Amazon

Make a statement in a pair of bold, retro leggings that pack a punch. Store your keys and gym ID card in the back zip pocket for safe keeping during your workout. These are perfect for spin class and feature mesh paneling around the calves to keep you cool.

Flap Pocket Keeps Things Inside While You Workout

Neonysweets Yoga Capri Tights (S-XL), $14, Amazon

If you aren't into prints, that's fine. This pair of two-toned leggings has an awesome stripe running down the legs that also holds a flap pocket. It's big enough to fit your phone, keys, or credit card on your way from your locker to your mat. One user said, "The pocket is huge — it fits my iPhone 6 (with case) no problem."

High Waisted Band Holds Hidden Pocket

Nanette Lepore Smoothe Wide Waistband Legging (XS-XL), $78, Amazon

These gorgeous, on trend leggings are great for working out or running errands. The high waistband features a floral design and a hidden pocket. The pocket is a great size to store some coins for the vending machine, too, so you can stay hydrated.

Super Cute Mesh Pocket Holds Your Phone, So You Don't Have To

Sports Mesh Workout Pants (S-XL), $15, Amazon

How cute are these mesh leggings? They are moisture wicking, anti-microbial, super soft, and they have an awesome mesh pocket that fits your phone. You'll never have to hold your phone while you run again. (Tip: Size up, as they do run small).

Stash Your Stuff In Three Different Pockets

Champion 6.2 Vapor Performance Leggings (S-XL) , $22-$61, Amazon

These are like the unicorn of leggings. They are so illusive, you wouldn't think they exist. These leggings have not one, not two, but three pockets. Stash your stuff in the back zip pocket, the side mesh pocket, or the inner key pocket. You'll be thinking, "What's a gym bag?"

Edgy Leather & Cotton Combo Joggers

Contrast Dance Curvy Joggers (1XL-4XL), $4-$13, Amazon

Want a legging that's just at home at the office as it is on the treadmill? These joggers master the art of athleisure dressing, and they do so while providing you with pockets at the sides for all the essentials.

Two-In-One: Reflective Zippered Pocket And Inner Key Pocket

Champion Marathon Performance Leggings (XS-XL), $19-$42, Amazon

Champion is the champion of leggings with pockets. These leggings feature reflective details for visibility, which is a must if you're an early morning (or late evening) jogger. There's a zipper for the pocket in the waistband, which is perfect for storing your music player, and the inner key pocket is there for storing more valuable things.

Twist, Stretch, And Store Things In These Leggings

YogaReflex Pants (XS-XXL), $22, Amazon

These breathable pants are comfortable, stylish, and come in 17 different patterns. And it comes with a hidden pocketing the waistband. One user said, "The secret pocket sown into the pants is surprisingly useful...It fits an iPhone horizontally."

High Quality, Thick Leggings With Zippered Pocket For Less

Skechers Active Reflective Leggings (S-L), $17-$27, Amazon

I prefer to wear thick leggings when I'm working out. And these reflective leggings are thick and made of moisture-wicking fabric. They feature mesh paneling around the knees for ventilation, and the wide waistband has a zippered pocket in the back, perfect for storing your belongings during your run or workout.

Securely Store Your Things In Printed Capri Leggings With An Interior Pocket

RBX Active Seasonal Printed Capris (S-XL), $15-$28, Amazon

Ventilated workout pants are the best kinds of leggings. These ones also have X-Dri moisture-wicking fabric to keep you comfortable, while the four-way stretch lets you move the way you want and allows you to get the best workout possible. Store your keys inside the interior pocket for safekeeping.

Cool Cargo Inspired Workout Pants With Plenty Of Storage

GENx Active Cargo Jogger Pants (XL-3X Plus), $15, Amazon

These cute cargo inspired workout pants feature pockets at top and on the thighs, so you can keep all the workout essentials on hand as you crush it. Love the look? Snap it up in black, white, and dark and light gray, too.

Colorblocked Side Pocket To Store Personal Items

X By Gottex Colorblock Capri W/ Side Pocket (XS-XL), $53-$64, Amazon

Look stylish and cute in these colorblock capri leggings. You can get them in all black, blue, or coral. The side pocket can be used to keep your phone, ID, or credit card (or all three!). They are made with quick drying fabric and have mesh inserts that will keep you cool.

Two Side Pockets? So Much Storage

Mono B Slim Fit Back Waist Workout Leggings (S,L), $19, Amazon

These fun, slim flit workout leggings are great for any type of activity. Go to the gym, take a spinning class, stretch in yoga, go for a run, or just wear them out to run errands. Whatever you decide to do, leave your bag at home, you've got two flap pockets that give you ample space for storage.

Cool, Camo Striped Leggings With A Small, Hidden Pocket

Stay Cool Solid Capri With Camo Inserts and Pocket (S-XL), $13, Amazon

I love a good camo print. And these are perfect — you can rock the stylish look anywhere you want (from the gym to the street). And while doing so, you can store your keys in the hidden waistband pocket.

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