These leggings are the ones you need if you like to hike. They are thicker than the normal exercise leggings I normally wear. They are comfortable and the pockets will hold lots of items including my cell phone without the usual binding/bulky feeling you get with other types of pockets. The zippers lay flat and I have not snagged them on anything as I walk by. Plus they have a soft silky feel to them so your shirts do not hang up on the material, non does it create static cling, at least with the other athletic type tops I have worn with these leggings. Absolutely adore these. I won't go back to other leggings for hiking every again.