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The Quest for Deep Pockets - A Showdown Style Review
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
My quest was to find joggers for lounging around at home, but I was having trouble finding any with deep enough pockets to keep my phone from falling out when I'm doing said lounging. I put some time into this quest because I had cracked the screen on my last phone when I was sitting at home and it slipped right out of my pocket.
- deep pockets: my phone is 6" tall (~ iPhone 11 & 12)
- budget around $20
- cotton (60%+)
I had already checked a couple department stores with no luck, so for this test I ordered a bunch of random pants that seemed to meet most of the criteria:
Amazon Essentials https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P7L18ZS
Russell Athletic https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00719XLAO
Later my wife saw me comparing pants and busted out her joggers that actually had deeper pockets than any of the ones I found. Unfortunately her brand doesn't sell Men's, but they do go up to XXL so I picked up a pair and I'm including them:
Pocket depth rankings: (see pics)
1. Promover 6.5"
2. Champion 5.75"
3. CandyHusky 5.25"
4. Russell 4.75"
5. Amazon 4.25"
6. JMR 3.75"
The CandyHusky was super lightweight and came in 3rd for depth but the pockets are sewed to the front of the pants which was a deal-breaker. I need pockets that are free moving so my phone can settle into a secure position.
The Champions technically came in second for depth but the Promover pocket is much more narrow at the bottom so not all their depth was usable. I tested both with my phone and it was almost a dead heat. Since the Champions are lighter weight than the Promover I gave them the victory and I've picked up a couple pairs to keep. I'm going to keep the Promovers as well for wearing outside in colder months. Their women's XXL fit me great and are plenty long (I'm 6'1").