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Hofi High Waisted Review

If you don't want to spend much on a pair of yoga pants, these are comfortable with awesome pockets you'll fall in love with
Hofi High Waisted
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Price:  $22 List | $23.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Inexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practice
Cons:  Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of pattern
Manufacturer:   Hofi
By Hannah Hall ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Jul 30, 2019
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RANKED
#7 of 13
  • Breathability - 25% 8
  • Ease of Movement - 25% 9
  • Comfort and Fit - 25% 6
  • Durability - 25% 8

Our Verdict

For an incredibly low price on Amazon, the Hofi High Waist is a steal. They are made of a breathable fabric that comes in a variety of colorful and fun designs. Most importantly, these pants are adorned with two side pockets that we just fell in love with during testing. If you plan to run some errands after your next yoga practice, then leave your purse at home. These pockets allow for enough space to stash your phone and credit card, and an additional inner pocket at the waist is perfect for your keys. The design doesn't make the pockets look bulky or awkward, and you barely notice they're there when you haven't stuffed anything inside. The fit of these leggings was not one of our favorites; our testers complained about the extra fabric that would bunch up in the crotch region. If we could recommend one pair that is friendly on the wallet, we'd suggest this year's Best Buy Award Winner, the 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist; for a lovely price, the material shapes and compresses impressively well, and performs ideally during most yoga practices.

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Pros Inexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practiceLightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensiveLightweight, lots of pockets, durableDurable, warm, comfortable fabric, inexpensiveSoft material, stretchy
Cons Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of patternFabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairsTight elastic band around waistSometimes too warm, falls down during running or HIITNo shaping or compression, thick elastic band at the waist
Bottom Line If you don't want to spend much on a pair of yoga pants, these are comfortable with awesome pockets you'll fall in love withA good pant for the price that will make you question whether the expensive ones are really worth itWe loved the lightweight nature, which makes them versatileA durable pant perfect for yoga practice or high-friction sports like rock climbingThese leggings are lightweight but the material is on the thin side and didn't provide the support we were looking for
Rating Categories Hofi High Waisted 90 Degree by Reflex... ODODOS Dual Pocket Amazon Core 10 Buil... Yogalicious High-Wa...
Breathability (25%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
3.0
7.0
Ease Of Movement (25%)
9.0
9.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
Comfort And Fit (25%)
6.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Durability (25%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
10.0
6.0
Specs Hofi High Waisted 90 Degree by Reflex... ODODOS Dual Pocket Amazon Core 10 Buil... Yogalicious High-Wa...
Material 77% Polyester, 23% Spandex 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex 88% polyester, 12% spandex 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex
Key Pocket Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features High waist, gusseted crotch, special line design to "shape body", inner and side pockets Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric Four pockets, 4-way stretch, crotch gusset Available in different lengths High waist

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Hofi High Waist Yoga Pants are made of 77% polyester and 23% spandex. They have dozens of colors to choose from with some fun patterns and come in sizes XS to XXL.

Performance Comparison


The thin fabric makes for great breathability, but at the cost of...
The thin fabric makes for great breathability, but at the cost of being almost see through.
Photo: Matt Bento

Breathability


The polyester and spandex blend used in the Hofi legging does a great job of wicking away moisture and maintaining decent breathability. Due to being constructed from a thin material, they're almost on the verge of see-through. Fortunately, the thin fabric does allow for a decent amount of breathability, and they rated on par with our Best Buy Award Winner, the 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist legging in the breathability metric.

That being said, they weren't our top choice for a hot yoga class. If you are looking for a pant exclusively for hot yoga, we recommend the Lululemon Train ⅞ or the Onzie which both received top scores and are our two favorites for heated classes.

These pants were rated pretty average for breathability.
These pants were rated pretty average for breathability.
Photo: Matt Bento

Ease of Movement


The Hofi allow you to flow smoothly through your practice. The high-waisted band only has a thin piece of elastic on top, which keeps the pants firmly in place but doesn't restrict or impede your movement. Overall, these pants scored well in our ease of movement metric.

If anything, these pants were on the looser side and didn't impede...
If anything, these pants were on the looser side and didn't impede movement at all. If anything, they felt a bit baggy at times.
Photo: Matt Bento

Comfort and Fit


The Hofi leggings are on the looser side for fit. On the one hand, this allows for easy, nonrestricted movement. Unfortunately, the extra fabric bunched up in the crotch region, which is unflattering, to say the least. The polyester and spandex blend is smooth against the skin, but the lack of support and compression made this one of our least favorites in the "comfort and fit" category. We recommend downsizing from your regular fit to help with this problem.

The extra fabric that would bunch up detracted from the comfort of...
The extra fabric that would bunch up detracted from the comfort of these pants.
Photo: Matt Bento

Durability


We didn't have any specific durability issues during testing; this particular type of fabric doesn't seem to pill, which can be a downfall of many yoga pants. The Hofi leggings are designed from a thin blend of polyester and spandex that's so thin that we might even refer to them as being a bit see-through. While we can not draw any absolute correlations between the thinness of the material and the pant's durability, we certainly have noticed over time that the pairs with thicker material tend to stretch out at a slower pace.

These pants can be a little on the see through side!
These pants can be a little on the see through side!
Photo: Matt Bento

Style


These pants have two pockets, one located on each side of the quad. Perfect for a credit card, phone, or key, we are obsessed. Maybe it's the fact that girls never seem to have adequate pockets, but we loved this addition to the leggings.

The best part - the pockets! All yoga pants should have these!
The best part - the pockets! All yoga pants should have these!
Photo: Matt Bento

The Hofi leggings have a high-waisted fit and come in a variety of colors with a funky base pattern. As a cheaper pair on the market, we thought they were adequately stylish. The Hofi pants are an excellent pair for the price, and boy do we love the fabulous pockets, but they're not our favorite by any means.

These pants are great for someone who doesn't want to spend a large sum of money on a pair of yoga pants, or may just be getting into their practice. They breathe and perform well for most types of yoga, plus the pockets make them a perfect errand-running option.

Value


These pants retail for one of the cheapest prices in our review. For just a little more, the 90 Degree by Reflex earned an award; the 90 Degree has a bit more compression, which allowed for better comfort and fit than the Hofi. If you're looking to save some dollars and can buy just one pair, these are a wonderful option, especially for the price point.

Conclusion


These are one of the cheapest pairs of yoga pants in our review. Although we loved the addition of the pockets, the loose fit and thin material should be addressed. We recommend downsizing and buying in a darker color to avoid any embarrassing realizations that everyone can see your polka-dotted underwear during your first down dog of the practice. If you love pockets, or are just looking to save a few bucks, order yourself up a pair and stretch on out.

An inexpensive pair of yoga pants to add to your closet.
An inexpensive pair of yoga pants to add to your closet.
Photo: Matt Bento

Hannah Hall

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