12 Of The Best Pajamas For Men, Reviewed With Expert Advice (2024)

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Best Pajamas For Men Overall Soft, Breathable With A Relaxed Fit Eberjey Henry Modal Short PJ Set Best Pajama Pants For Men Cozy Earth: PJ Bottoms For Sleep Minimalists Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajama Pant Best Pajama Shorts For Men Cooling Technology For Restful Sleep Mack Weldon Silver HD Pajama Short Best Cooling Pajamas For Men Lightweight Fabric For Guys Who Run Hot 32 Degrees Cool Sleep Pant Best Classic Pajama Set For Men A Stylish Set That Feels Like Your Softest Bedding Brooklinen Henry Pajama Set Most Comfortable Pajamas For Men Relaxed Sleepwear For Night-To-Day Lounging LL Bean Cotton Knit Pajamas Best Cotton Pajamas For Men Ultra-Soft And Stretchy Jersey With An Elevated Feel Lake Pima Pajama Shorts Set Best High-End Pajamas For Men Stylish With Expert Tailoring Petite Plume Luxe Pima Cotton Pajamas Best Soft Pajamas For Men Incredibly Smooth And Great Value Tommy John Second Skin Pajama Pocket Tee And Pants Best Flannel Pajamas For Men Cozy Classic Pajama Set L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas Best Silk Pajamas For Men Sophisticated For Guys With Good Taste Lunya Washable Silk Button Up Set Best Affordable Pajamas For Men Pants With A Soft, Silky Feel Quince Modal Jersey Lounge Pant Best Of The Rest Classic Cotton PJs J.Crew Pajama Set In Cotton Poplin Bold Set For Sleeping In Style Desmond & Dempsey Cuban Shorts Pyjama Set Temperature Regulating Shorts Dagsmejan Natwell Sleep Tech Shorts Pajamas Fit For Summer Lands' End Knit Jersey Pajama Shorts Sleep Set Super Soft With A Lot Of Style Naadam Pajama Button Up Shirt Set Boxers That Feel Luxurious Quince 100% Washable Silk Boxer Cozy Joggers For Sleeping And Lounging Ugg Hank Joggers Why Trust Forbes Vetted How We Chose The Best Pajamas For Men What to Consider When Shopping for Men’s Pajamas Should I Size Up In Pajamas? How Should I Care For Pajamas? How Often Should I Wash My Pajamas? More Menswear Stories To Shop

Most Americans spend a third of each day in bed, so it’s a good idea to have sleepwear that keeps you comfortable. The best pajamas for men are soft, breathable and stylish enough for lounging at home, too. If you’re still sleeping in your same old sweats and faded college tee, we have expert recommendations for you here.

Why you should trust us: Forbes Vetted relies on firsthand testing and independent reviews as well as the expertise of our editors and contributors in the field. We know sleepwear inside and out, having rigorously tested everything from pajamas to robes to slippers. Our top pick for the best pajamas for men is Eberjey’s Henry Short PJ Set and our best luxury choice is Petite Plum’s Cotton Pajamas. Whether you run hot or only sleep in shorts, check out all our expert recommendations below.

Best Pajamas For Men Overall

Soft, Breathable With A Relaxed Fit

Eberjey Henry Modal Short PJ Set

Sizes: XS to XL | Colors: 4 total, including Black and Charcoal Heather | Materials: 95% Tencel modal, 5% spandex

  • What’s notable: The soft tencel fabric is shrink-proof, durable and keeps you cool.
  • What could be better: The largest size is XL, which might not feel roomy enough for larger guys.

Founded in 1996, Eberjey’s iconic pajama sets have achieved cult status because of their soft and breathable fabric, which is made from temperature-regulating, eco-friendly tencel modal. This pair’s stretchy jersey knit is ideal for lounging in comfort, and it’s great for restless sleepers who run hot. Reviewers rave about this style’s softness and second-skin feel.

What the expert says: “It’s really hard to find simple, stylish pajamas and these are it. The modal fabric is really soft and these are well-designed,” says Kyle Albrecht, founder and lead stylist at Social Garb.

Best Pajama Pants For Men

Cozy Earth: PJ Bottoms For Sleep Minimalists

Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajama Pant

Sizes: S to XXXL | Colors: 6 total, including Navy and Charcoal | Materials: 95% viscose from bamboo, 5% spandex

  • What’s notable: They are made from breathable natural fibers, and they look enough like sweats to wear out for a deli run.
  • What could be better: If you are used to drawstring pajama pants, the thick waistband might feel a little restrictive.

Cozy Earth’s sleepwear is made from responsibly sourced bamboo viscose, a natural, breathable, temperature-regulating fabric that helps prevent night sweats. It also stays smooth over time and won’t pill. These pants have a thick but comfortable waistband that prevents the pants from twisting during sleep, and side pockets to stash your phone during lazy days on the couch.

What the expert says: Bamboo is a favorite sleepwear fabric of Marta Miller’s, owner of Lefty Production Company, which manufactures clothing for men and women, and she’s also a fan of the styling of these pajama bottoms. “I really like how versatile they are,” she says. “They are the kind of pajama bottoms that you can do the carpool [or errands] in.”

Best Pajama Shorts For Men

Cooling Technology For Restful Sleep

Mack Weldon Silver HD Pajama Short

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 2 total, including True Navy and True Black | Materials: 66% micro modal, 21% nylon, 7% Ionic+ nylon, 6% spandex

  • What’s notable: The cooling, ani-order technology keeps you feeling—and smelling—fresh.
  • What could be better: Since the fabric is athletic performance-level, this pair is on the pricey side; and it only comes in two colors.

Woven with silver so they’re anti-odor and cool to the touch, Mack Weldon’s pajama shorts keep you comfortable on sweltering nights or while lounging on high-humidity days. This pair has pockets and a covered waistband to prevent any chaffing and can be worn as athletic shorts as an added bonus. Fans say they run true to size and don’t shrink while washing.

What the expert says: Forbes Vetted deputy fashion editor Kari Molvar likes the cut and style of these shorts, noting that “the fit isn’t too loose or snug, and there’s a bit of spandex in the fabric, which means you can move easily in these shorts at night without feeling restricted.”

Best Cooling Pajamas For Men

Lightweight Fabric For Guys Who Run Hot

32 Degrees Cool Sleep Pant

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 3 total, including Black and Navy | Materials: 90% polyester, 10% spandex

  • What’s notable: The fabric is smooth and keeps you cool—and these pants probably cost less than whatever you ordered for breakfast.
  • What could be better: If you are a fan of matching sets, these don’t come with a top.

32 Degrees’ budget-friendly sleep pant is ideal for guys who want bottom coverage but don’t want night sweats interrupting their sleep. These pants have a smooth feel, lightweight fabric with built-in stretch, and they’re moisture wicking and anti-odor. Some reviewers note that they run a bit large.

What the expert says: Forbes Vetted deputy editor Kari Molvar is a fan of 32 Degrees, having tested their outerwear. “The quality of what I’ve tested was really top-notch for the price,” she says. “These pants are made with a synthetic fabric that creates a smooth feeling and enhances comfort.”

Best Classic Pajama Set For Men

A Stylish Set That Feels Like Your Softest Bedding

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 4 total, including Blue End on End Poplin and Ribbon Stripe Poplin | Materials: 100% cotton

  • What’s notable: The fabric is crisp while still being cozy.
  • What could be better: Some men might find these a little too prim-looking.

Best known for their luxury sheets, Brooklinen’s cotton pajamas receive top marks for quality and comfort as well. Even though this soft cotton poplin set doesn’t have stretch, it’s breathable and roomy for ease of movement, and the pants have side and back pockets.

What the expert says: Albrecht loves the old-school styling of these pajamas. “They are just a classic,” he says. You can be comfortable and also put-together in this pair.

Most Comfortable Pajamas For Men

Relaxed Sleepwear For Night-To-Day Lounging

LL Bean Cotton Knit Pajamas

Sizes: S to XXXL (Short, Regular, Tall) | Colors: 4 total, including Navy Heather and Darkest Brown/Oatmeal Heater | Materials: 100% organic cotton

  • What’s notable: They are made from soft cotton and have a flattering Henley top.
  • What could be better: The pajamas have been known to shrink after washing, and other than the Navy Heather, the colors are a little drab.

Described by reviewers as “delightfully soft” and “great quality,” L.L. Bean’s organic cotton pajamas have a medium weight that’s great for the shoulder months. This set includes a relaxed fit Henley top and drawstring pants with side pockets.

What the expert says: “I love these,” says Miller. “They are made from simple organic cotton which is the best thing to sleep in.”

Best Cotton Pajamas For Men

Ultra-Soft And Stretchy Jersey With An Elevated Feel

Lake Pima Pajama Shorts Set

Sizes: XS to XXL | Colors: 2 total, including True Navy and Marlin Blue Nautical Stripe | Materials: 100% Pima cotton

  • What’s notable: These pajamas are high quality and offer cashmere-like softness.
  • What could be better: Because they are cotton, they may shrink after washing.

At Forbes Vetted, we’re big fans of Lake’s Pima robes (read our full review here) and the pajamas are equally excellent for their softness, stretchiness and impeccable quality. This set includes a relaxed tee-shirt and shorts with an elastic waistband, drawstring tie and pockets, and they feel like velvet against the skin. Note: The cotton will shrink a small amount after the first wash, and but does not lose its shape over time.

What the expert says: Miller loves the cool, laidback look of these pajamas and the fact that they’re cut from pima cotton. “Pima cotton is made from a thinner weave and is a really beautiful and comfortable material.”

Best High-End Pajamas For Men

Stylish With Expert Tailoring

Petite Plume Luxe Pima Cotton Pajamas

Sizes: XS to XL | Colors: Navy | Materials: 100% cotton

  • What’s notable: The roomy fit strikes the right balance between fitted and relaxed.
  • What could be better: Cotton tends to wrinkle so these may need ironing to keep them looking perfectly crisp.

Founded by Emily Hikade in 2015, Petite Plume’s luxurious pajamas come in preppy prints—think tattersall, ticking and gingham—and classic solids punctuated by stark white piping. This jersey set—a dressier PJ alternative to your decades-old pair—has a flattering drape and roomy pockets, and gets softer the more you wash it.

What the expert says: Miller points out that a polished pajama style like this one feels appropriate when staying at a hotel or someone else’s house. “But you can also just throw the bottoms on with a t-shirt on the average Sunday morning. Pima cotton is just so soft and comfortable—and perfect for lounging.”

Best Soft Pajamas For Men

Incredibly Smooth And Great Value

Tommy John Second Skin Pajama Pocket Tee And Pants

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 5 total, including Medium Heather Grey and Dress Blues | Materials: 90% modal, 10% spandex (for solid colors)

  • What’s notable: The soft, stretchy fabric allows for a comfortable night’s sleep, and the top and bottoms are sold separately on Amazon, which gives you flexibility if you don’t need one or the other.
  • What could be better: The 30-inch inseam pants may be too long for shorter men.

Husband and wife team Tom Patterson and Erin Fujimoto founded Tommy John in 2008 to reinvent men’s undergarments and create stylish products with a tailored look and functional fit. This popular tee and pant set—in a comfy cotton modal blend—features an elastic waistband and soft seams, and it has loads of stretch without becoming saggy.

What the expert says: “I think crewneck tops are the most comfortable to sleep in, and I like the pockets in the pants. It’s always good to have a pocket in pajamas in case you need to slip in things like your phone or tissues,” says Miller.

Best Flannel Pajamas For Men

Cozy Classic Pajama Set

L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

Sizes: S to XXXL (Regular, Short, Tall) | Colors: 8 total, including Grey Stewart and Black Watch Tartan| Materials: 100% cotton

  • What’s notable: The flannel is soft and warm—but won’t make you too hot.
  • What could be better: Some say the fabric is actually too thin.

If you’re looking for something for cool fall and winter nights, L.L.Bean’s popular long staple cotton flannel set is brushed for softness and keeps you warm without making you overheat. Reviewers love this set for the quality construction, fade-resistant colors and different length options.

What the expert says: Flannel is another one of Miller’s favorite sleepwear fabrics because it’s made of midweight cotton (a natural, breathable material) and is warm and cozy.

Best Silk Pajamas For Men

Sophisticated For Guys With Good Taste

Lunya Washable Silk Button Up Set

Sizes: S to XXL | Colors: 3 total, including Deep Blue and Meditative Grey | Materials: 100% washable silk

  • What’s notable: The silk feels luxurious and the styling is clean and modern.
  • What could be better: One reviewer mentioned that the waistband kept folding over.

Lunya’s trademark is their silk pajamas, which are popular largely because they’re thermoregulating—keeping you at a “just-right” temperature—and they feel luxurious and smooth on skin. This button up set offers some standard features—chest pocket, elastic waistband, side pant pockets—but the mulberry silk fabric is washable, which is great for guys who don’t want to deal with the fuss of dry cleaning their sleepwear.

What the expert says: “These have a nice contemporary style, and are just really simple and easy and not overly pajama-y,” says Albrecht.

Best Affordable Pajamas For Men

Pants With A Soft, Silky Feel

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Quince Modal Jersey Lounge Pant

Sizes:S to XXL |Colors:4 total, including Black and Heather Grey | Materials:91% modal, 9% spandex

  • What’s notable: The fabric feels luxurious and the price is very reasonable.
  • What could be better: These pants don’t come with a matching top (but see our suggestion below) and the “faux fly” might not appeal to all.

For the affordable price of $35, you get a pair of very high-quality pajama pants that are soft, smooth and silky. These pants are thoughtfully made with eco-friendly dyes and produced in BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) certified factories that aim to improve working conditions. Pair these pants with the Flowknit Breeze Performance Pocket Tee for a cozy pajama set that’s easy on your wallet.

What the expert says: “I love the contemporary look and modal is really silky and comfortable,” says Albrecht.

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Best Of The Rest

Classic Cotton PJs

J.Crew Pajama Set In Cotton Poplin

Sizes:XS to XXL |Colors:2 total, including Acton Light Blue White and Eoe Bold Peri | Materials:100% cotton

This 100% cotton set from J.Crew is highly breathable, proving thin and airy enough for hot sleepers. The pajamas are cut on the slim side and feature white piping, so you’ll look (and feel) put together, as you roll out of bed in the morning. For an additional $10, you can get the pajamas monogrammed.

Bold Set For Sleeping In Style

Desmond & Dempsey Cuban Shorts Pyjama Set

Sizes:S to XL |Colors:9 total, including Jag Blue and Croc Sage/Cream | Materials:100% organic cotton

Desmond & Dempsey is the go-to brand for printed sleepwear, evident by their vibrant, hand-painted designs. While the set is certainly great for sleeping, they don’t necessarily read as pajamas, so you can get as much wear out of them in the daytime as you would at night. Made from lightweight cotton voile, they’ll keep you cool and comfortable.

Temperature Regulating Shorts

Dagsmejan Natwell Sleep Tech Shorts

Sizes:S to XXL |Colors:5 total, including Balsam Green and Midnight Blue | Materials:95% MicroModal, 5% elastane/spandex

These shorts from Swiss brand Dagsmejan are made with their proprietary Natwell fabric, a blend of modal and spandex that works to regulate temperature and draw sweat away from the body while you’re sleeping. For further comfort, the shorts have a built-in gusset to prevent them from riding up, and flat seams that won’t irritate your skin.

Pajamas Fit For Summer

Lands' End Knit Jersey Pajama Shorts Sleep Set

Sizes:S to XXL |Colors:6 total, including Navy Birds Of Paradise and Aqua Surf Multi Plaid | Materials:95% cotton, 5% spandex

This Lands’ End set includes a solid t-shirt and patterned shorts, cut from knit jersey with a hint of stretch. Fans of these pajamas note how they’re lightweight and keep them cool during the summer. They come in seasonally appropriate prints like palm trees and birds of paradise, too.

Super Soft With A Lot Of Style

Naadam Pajama Button Up Shirt Set

Sizes:XS to XXL |Colors:3 total, including Granite and Black | Materials:96% modal, 4% spandex

Like Naadam’s cashmere offerings, this modal pajama set is incredibly soft, with the brand rating it as “heavenly soft” on their softness scale. Reviewers attest to the set’s plushness, noting that these pajamas are also breathable, lightweight and help regulate body temperature, too.

Boxers That Feel Luxurious

Quince 100% Washable Silk Boxer

Sizes:S to XXL |Colors:2 total, including Indigo and Black | Materials:100% mulberry silk

Silk boxers might seem like a splurge, but Quince’s pair is an affordable luxury. They’re made from supple 100% mulberry silk that’s Oeko-Tex certified, hypoallergenic and maintains your body temperature. Unlike most silk that requires dry cleaning, Quince’s boxers can be tossed in the wash, so you don’t have to be too precious with them.

Cozy Joggers For Sleeping And Lounging

Ugg Hank Joggers

Sizes:S to XXL |Colors:4 total, Black and Dark Cherry | Materials:92% cotton, 8% elastane

It makes sense that Ugg would create sleepwear as cozy as their sheepskin footwear. The Hank joggers are cut from a lightweight double-knit fleece that reviewers say is extremely soft, warm and especially great for the colder months. Slim legs and slightly heathered fabric are stylish touches that mean you can wear these joggers outside of the house, too.

Why Trust Forbes Vetted

At Forbes Vetted, we invest a lot of time in determining the very best fashion and accessory items on the market. We know that fashion has to be practical, personal and confidence-inspiring. Our fashion team collectively has decades of experience covering fashion and lifestyle. We meticulously research, test and evaluate clothing and accessories over time to determine what’s truly worth the money, and what’s not worth the hype. Our goal is to find clothing that creates a foundational wardrobe and never goes out of style. When choosing the best pajamas for men, we carefully considered quality, value and performance so that you can rest easy knowing these options represent money well spent.

How We Chose The Best Pajamas For Men

To determine the best men’s pajamas, we evaluated bestselling options on the market from trusted brands, including both brands who specialize in sleepwear as well as others who focus on loungewear. We included our firsthand experience with these items as well as the opinions of independent customer reviews. We narrowed down pajama selections by looking at those backed by an average rating of at least four stars, and considered size availability, color options and fabric quality. Finally, we interviewed Marta Miller, founder of clothing manufacturing company Lefty Production Company, for her advice on textiles, and we asked Kyle Albrecht, founder and lead stylist at Social Garb, to weigh in on our selections and share additional tips on the best pajamas for men. This article is regularly updated to ensure it contains the latest recommendations; it was last updated in May 2024.

What to Consider When Shopping for Men’s Pajamas

  • Fabric: Look for lightweight, breathable fabrics such as cotton, linen, bamboo, and modal (a semi-synthetic fabric made from beech tree pulp). These choices allow for circulation, and keep you feeling cool and comfortable throughout the night. “Natural fibers are very important for sleepwear—I always avoid polyester,” says Marta Miller, founder of clothing manufacturing company Lefty Production Company.
  • Fit: Loose-fitting styles are generally preferred for sleepwear, as they allow for ease of movement and optimal air flow. That being said, some guys do like a more tighter fit, especially during the winter. “Snug pajamas have the added benefit of retaining heat,” says Kyle Albrecht, founder and lead stylist at Social Garb, which makes them a good choice for chilly nights.
  • Style: There many pajama styles to choose from, and it all boils down to a matter of preference. “I think the key is to just find a pair that’s really simple,” says Albrecht. Some guys like polished, conservative matching sets with a button down top, while other men prefer the shorts and T-shirt look. It’s a good idea to have a few different types in the rotation: A crisp cotton button-down set for when you are staying at your in-laws or have company over, plus some easy-breezy stretchy separates for lazy weekends at home. Pajamas that can double as sweats are also smart to have in case you have to dash out to pick up milk late at night, or walk the dog.
  • Season: You’ll want different pajamas to wear depending on the season and temperature. Summer months call for airy lightweight fabrics, like 100% breathable cotton, while thicker flannel (a soft, loosely-woven, mid-weight fabric) will feel cozier in the winter. When shopping for flannel, keep in mind that brushed flannel tends to be softer and more comfortable at night than unbrushed types.

Should I Size Up In Pajamas?

If you like your pajamas extra roomy, it can be worth going up a size. It can also be wise to go up a size if you are buying 100 % cotton pajamas, which are prone to shrinkage. (Although Miller says that cotton fabric is sometimes pre-shrunk, so read product descriptions before selecting a size.)

How Should I Care For Pajamas?

Pajamas are made in a variety of fabrics, so be sure to carefully read the care instructions on your pajamas before throwing them in the wash. But as a general guideline, Miller recommends washing pajamas on a cold cycle and tumbling dry on low heat (or hanging up to dry), and then “removing them from the dryer immediately to minimize wrinkles.” She also says to avoid washing pajamas with rough fabrics or towels, as this can lead to pilling. Silk pajamas need to be hand washed, unless they are specifically marketed as being made out of “washable silk.”

How Often Should I Wash My Pajamas?

This is a hotly debated topic. Overwashing can lead to damage and fading over time, but body oils, dead skin cells and bacteria can start to build up if pajamas aren’t washed fairly regularly. And than there’s the fact that pajamas come in very close contact with your skin (in other words, underwear isn’t always worn under pajamas). If you tend to sweat at night, you should throw your pajamas in the washing machine after every wear; otherwise, you can probably get away with washing them after two or three wears.

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