The best leggings with pockets so you can carry your phone on your next run

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These running leggings have space to carry your phone, so you can go hands-free on your next run.

Our phones are expensive and vital to our work and social lives, so to carry them when we’re out for a run isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s also slightly terrifying. 

But running without a playlist blasting or a podcast to keep us company just isn’t an option for many, especially seeing as music can actually enhance physical performance and even make exercise seem easier

Unfortunately though, the best answer to our problems also seems to be somewhat elusive: pockets. While women’s clothes are all too often devoid of pockets – cocktail dresses with key compartments, anyone? – it would seem that leggings with storage are potentially the greatest (and most straightforward) exercise invention in the world.

While you do really have to scour the internet to find some nice looking workout leggings that also come with practical pockets, there are some great quality pairs that are ready to support you on your next run. Here’s some we love… 

The best leggings with pockets

  • Tala SkinLuxe Leggings

    Leggings with pockets: Tala
    Leggings with pockets: Tala

    These super soft leggings feature a zipped pocket at the back for the safest stashing of your phone. They’re sustainably made, game-changingly soft and still provide comfortable compression so they don’t slip when you stride.

    Shop Tala SkinLuxe Leggings, £54

  • Lululemon Fast and Free Tight

    Leggings with pockets
    Leggings with pockets: Lululemon

    These naked sensation tights are designed to minimise distractions by staying close to the skin. stays tight and secure without wriggling.

    Shop Lululemon Fast and Free Tight, from £74

  • Fabletics Trinity Mid-Rise Pocket Leggings

    Leggings with pockets: Fabletics Trinity leggings
    Leggings with pockets: Fabletics Trinity leggings

    Not one, not two, but three pockets come with these Fabletics leggings. That means you can carry your phone, your keys and your card, just in case you’re using your outside time to kill two birds with one stone and pop to the shops. 

    Fabletics Trinity Mid-Rise Pocket Leggings, £79

  • Under Armour Meridian Leggings

    Leggings with pockets: Under Armour
    Leggings with pockets: Under Armour

    The wide, flat waistband holds the side pocket in place to keep your phone safe. And don’t worry about getting your phone sweaty and germy, these leggings include anti-odour technology that prevents the growth of microbes.

    Shop Under Armour Meridian Leggings, £55

  • Adidas Designed To Move Aeroready Leggings

    Leggings with pockets: Adidas
    Leggings with pockets: Adidas

    Leggings with pockets: Adidas

    If you find it hard to run with a phone strapped to your leg, these Adidas leggings with a hidden pocket on the back are a great alternative. To keep it secure, the waistband is extra thick which also means they’re fall-down-free.

    Shop Adidas Designed To Move Leggings, £35

  • Sweaty Betty Sculpt High Waisted Yoga Leggings

    Leggings with pockets: Sweaty Betty
    Leggings with pockets: Sweaty Betty

    Don’t be put off by the fact that these are yoga leggings, because the sweat-wicking and fast drying material of Sweaty Betty’s high-waisted leggings are suitable for all workouts. Plus, they’re impressively made from 17 recycled plastic bottles.

    Shop Sweaty Betty Super Sculpt High Waisted Yoga Leggings, £85

  • On Running Tights

    Leggings with pockets: OnRunning
    Leggings with pockets: OnRunning

    OnRunning prides itself on only using the best, research-backed materials. But they also think practically, adding a cosy pocket on the back of these leggings, and a built in key loop so you never get locked out again.

    Shop OnRunning Tights, £95

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