For an incredibly low price on Amazon, the Hofi High Waist is a steal. They are made of breathable fabric and come in various colorful and fun designs. Most importantly, these yoga 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, you can 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 our favorite; our testers complained about the extra fabric that would bunch up in the crotch region. But depending on your body type, this may not be the case for you. For an attractive price, the leggings perform ideally during most yoga practices.Editor's Note: The Hofi High Waisted review was updated on March 20, 2022, with added details on which yoga pants we would buy and help to compare products in more detail.
Hofi High Waisted Review
Cons: Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of pattern
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|Pros||Inexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practice||Lightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensive||Lightweight, lots of pockets, durable||Durable, warm, comfortable fabric, inexpensive||Soft material, stretchy|
|Cons||Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of pattern||Fabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairs||Tight elastic band around waist||Sometimes too warm, falls down during running or HIIT||No 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 with||A good pant for the price that will make you question whether the expensive ones are really worth it||We loved the lightweight nature, which makes them versatile||A durable pant perfect for yoga practice or high-friction sports like rock climbing||These 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...|
|Ease of Movement (25%)|
|Comfort and Fit (25%)|
|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|
|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.
The polyester and spandex blend used in the Hofi legging does a great job of wicking away moisture and maintaining decent breathability. However, they're almost on the verge of see-through because they are constructed from such thin material. Fortunately, the light fabric allows for a decent amount of breathability. They rated on par with our Best Buy Award Winner, the 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist Powerflex legging in the breathability metric.
That 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 Onzie, which received a top score for breathability and is one of our favorites for heated classes.
Ease of Movement
The Hofi leggings 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.
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.
We didn't have any specific durability issues during testing; this particular type of fabric doesn't seem to pill, which can be a pitfall in many yoga pants. The Hofi leggings are designed from a thin blend of polyester and spandex that's so thin that they border on see-through. While we can not draw any absolute correlations between the thinness of the material and a pant's durability, we certainly have noticed over time that the pairs with thicker material tend to stretch out at a slower pace.
Should You Buy the Hofi High Waisted?
These are some of the cheapest pairs of yoga pants in our review. Although we loved the addition of the pockets, Hofi should address the loose fit and thin material. 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.
What Other Yoga Pants Should You Consider?
These pants retail for one of the lowest prices in our review. However, for just a little more, you can get the slightly higher scoring 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist Powerflex. 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 alternative to more expensive yoga pants.
— Hannah Hall
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