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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.
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Price:  $22 List | $15.59 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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  • Breathability - 25% 8
  • Ease of Movement - 25% 9
  • Comfort and Fit - 20% 6
  • Durability - 20% 8
  • Style - 10% 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 practiceButtery soft, easy to move in, great color options and fit, comfortable, breathableCompressive, shaping, stylish, and durableLightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensiveDurable, look great on, comfortable material, breathable, capri fit
Cons Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of patternNeeds delicate careA little tight, thick, could be more breathableFabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairsA little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color
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 with.With a great balance between compression and breathability, these pants are buttery soft and perform exceptionally!These are the perfect all-around tight, great for most yoga styles, as well as hiking, climbing, biking, or running.A good pant for the price that will make you question whether the expensive ones are really worth it.A staple pair for your closet!
Rating Categories Hofi High Waisted Lululemon Align II Patagonia Centered Tights High Waist Powerflex Transform High-Waisted Capri
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Specs Hofi High Waisted Lululemon Align II Patagonia Centered... High Waist Powerflex Transform...
Material 77% polyester and 23% spandex Nulu 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex jersey 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex 88% Supplex Nylon / 12% Lycra
Key Pocket Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features High waist;gusseted crotch; special line design to "shape body"; inner and side pockets Comfortable waistband that lies flat against skin, naked sensation, hidden pocket in waistband, high waisted Recycled material; flattering wide waistband with 1/2 inch elastic band; soft thread in seems for skin to skin comfort; key pocket Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric wide waistband; Double layer powermesh inset panels in waist for max support; triangle gusseted crotch; highwaisted

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

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.

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 movement at all. If anything  they felt a bit baggy at times.
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.

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 these pants.
The extra fabric that would bunch up detracted from the comfort of these pants.

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!

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!

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.

Best Applications


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 $20, which is the cheapest in our review. For just $10 more, the 90 Degree by Reflex earned our Best Buy 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 the cheapest pair of yoga pants in our review, ringing in at just $20. 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.


Hannah Hall