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The Best Pajamas for Men: 8 Comfortable Sets for Sleeping and Lounging

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Updated January 2, 2024

They say you should always dress for the occasion—and since the best things in life are almost exclusively enjoyed in a horizontal position, that means getting your jammies on. Whether you run hot, cold, or anywhere in between, there’s something on our list of the best pajamas for men to suit you. And remember, even those who prefer to sleep with nothing on at all need something to throw on before answering the front door. (Honestly, the mailman insists.)

Our picks for the best pajamas for men

Best budget pajamas for men: Hanes Men’s Flannel Pajamas

 Hanes Men’s Flannel Pajamas

Two quick ways to drift off to sleep: Be comfortable, and don’t lie there worrying about spending too much. You can kill both birds with one stone when you wear Hanes’ wallet- and bed-friendly PJs, the brand that already makes some of the best joggers and men's workout shirts. Soft, warm, and available in a small range of classic pajama-y plaids, these will get the job done for a fraction of the price of many comparable sets.

Specifications:

  • Price: $14.98
  • Sizes: S-5XL
  • Colors: 4
  • Materials: Cotton

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Decent thickness

Cons:

  • Might run a little long on some guys, per reviews
Best budget pajamas for men
Hanes Men's Flannel Pajamas Black/Grey Buffalo Plaid 2XL

Hanes Men's Flannel Pajamas Black/Grey Buffalo Plaid 2XL

Best cotton pajamas for men: Brooklinen Henry Pajama Set

Brooklinen Henry Pajama Set

If you’ve ever had sheets so comfortable you just wanted to wrap yourself up in them, meet the next best thing. These simple but super-soft cotton PJs are made by beloved luxury bedding brand Brooklinen, so even if you’re spending a day on the couch, you’ll feel like you’re still tucked up in bed.

Specifications:

  • Price: $198
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Colors: 2
  • Materials: Cotton

Pros:

  • Side and back pockets
  • Tailored look

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Only available in two colors

Best flannel pajamas for men: L.L.Bean Men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

L.L.Bean Men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

Whether it’s a chilly winter night, or your partner has simply turned the air conditioning to “arctic tundra” again, these cozy flannel jammies will keep you comfortable. Featuring a relaxed fit for even easier sprawling, they’re soft, yet durable. They’re also an especially good choice for taller dudes, since they’re available in a range of inseam lengths, from 30 inches to 34 inches.

Specifications:

  • Price: $79
  • Sizes: S-3XL
  • Colors: 7
  • Materials: Cotton

Pros:

  • Range of pants lengths
  • Warm

Cons:

  • Several reviews complain of lint shedding
Best flannel pajamas for men
Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas Grey Stewart Large L.L.Bean

Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas Grey Stewart Large L.L.Bean

Best silk pajamas for men: Intimissimi Long Silk Piped Pajamas

Intimissimi Long Silk Piped Pajamas

You might know this brand better for its lingerie, but if you feel like you also deserve to be seductively draped in silk at bedtime, these are worth checking out. Made from fine silk and designed with a classic but fitted shape, they perfectly straddle the line between, “I am an attractive, sexual being,” and, “I like to be insanely comfortable while binging an entire season of something in bed.”

Specifications:

  • Price: $250
  • Sizes: S-XXL
  • Colors: 1
  • Materials: Silk, with polyester details

Pros:

  • Luxurious
  • Soft

Cons:

  • Only available in one color
  • Not machine washable
Best silk pajamas for men
Intimissimi Long Silk Piped Pajamas

Intimissimi Long Silk Piped Pajamas

Most comfortable pajamas for men: Tommy John Second Skin Sleep Pocket Tee & Pant Set

Tommy John Second Skin Sleep Pocket Tee & Pant Set

They’re called Second Skin for a reason—reviews rave about how comfortable these PJs are. Made of stretchable, incredibly soft modal fabric (a more eco-friendly alternative to cotton, derived from beech trees), they’re a good pick for men who generally don’t like to wear jammies, but are required to on occasion (say, when staying at someone else’s place). Whether you’re grabbing an early night or spending a hungover day in front of the TV, you can be confident your PJ’s won’t spoil it for you.

Specifications:

  • Price: $126
  • Sizes: S-XXL
  • Colors: 3
  • Materials: 90% modal, 10% spandex

Pros:

  • Soft
  • Stretchy, but retain their shape

Cons:

  • Not ideal for cold weather
Most comfortable pajamas for men
Tommy John Second Skin Sleep Pocket Tee & Pant Set

Tommy John Second Skin Sleep Pocket Tee & Pant Set

Best printed pajamas for men: Petite Plume Men’s Bon Voyage Pajama Set

Petite Plume Men’s Bon Voyage Pajama Set

Petite Plume has several cute printed options (being a Brit who moved to the East Coast, I like both the brand’s London is Calling and New York! New York! sets), but it’s tough to argue with the fun simplicity of these old-school hot-air balloons. Just like their pattern, the pajamas themselves are soft, light, and perfect for gently drifting off.

Specifications:

  • Price: $94
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Colors: 1
  • Materials: Cotton

Pros:

  • Roomy
  • Cute

Cons:

  • Prints are only available in one color, but there are multiple different prints to choose from
Best printed pajamas for men
Petite Plume Men’s Bon Voyage Pajama Set

Petite Plume Men’s Bon Voyage Pajama Set

Best pajamas for cold weather: Ugg Waylen Set

Ugg Waylen Set

“Absurdly soft” and “blessedly warm” are pretty much Ugg’s two defining features, and that’s certainly what you get with their pajamas. Finding the right balance between relaxed and snug, you’ll stay cozy in these no matter what kind of blizzard is howling outside. Top it off with Ugg’s Robinson robe and Tasman slippers and you may decide never to wear your regular clothes again.

Specifications:

  • Price: $98
  • Sizes: S-XXL
  • Colors: 2
  • Materials: Top is cotton, pants are 58% cotton, 39% polyester, 3% elastane

Pros:

  • Incredibly comfortable

Cons:

  • Only available in two very utilitarian color options
Best pajamas for cold weather
Ugg Waylen Set

Best pajamas for hot weather: Henry TENCEL Modal Short PJ Set

Henry TENCEL Modal Short PJ Set

Few things will wreck your sleep like overheating, thrashing around in a sweaty mess, and trying to kick off the covers. Help avoid that by slipping on these barely-there PJs made of breathable, silky TENCEL modal fabric. Designed to help regulate your temperature while you sleep, they’re going to be the first thing you reach for on hot summer nights (after that pitcher of ice water, obviously).

Specifications:

  • Price: $138
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Colors: 5
  • Materials: 95% TENCEL modal, 5% spandex

Pros:

  • Super-soft
  • Breathable

Cons:

  • Expensive
Best pajamas for hot weather
Henry TENCEL Modal Short PJ Set

Henry TENCEL Modal Short PJ Set

How to choose pajamas for men

If you’re planning on actually sleeping in pajamas, rather than just throwing them on for breakfast, you need something designed for the purpose. “For optimal sleep performance, real pajamas—reserved for sleeping—are ideal,” says Better Sleep Council representative, Terry Cralle, RN. “Don't sleep in athletic clothes or street clothes.” That means considering your personal needs (do you run hot? Find some materials itchy?) and choosing accordingly.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the best material for pajamas for men?

You may be surprised that the materials that comprise the best quality pajamas for women are also available for men’s styles. “There are many options of pajama fabrics—silk, flannel, linen, cotton, even cashmere,” says Cralle. “So choose what feels best for you and your sleep style. Choose loose-fitting pajamas that aren't constricting and don't trap heat. You will want to avoid synthetic fabrics, which trap heat and moisture.”

What is the best type of pajamas?

It’s a personal preference, based on where, when, and how you sleep. That said, cotton is a good place to start. “Cotton is lightweight, soft to the touch, breathable, and often non-irritating to many,” says Cralle. “This allows for air circulation, and doesn't tend to irritate the skin.”

What is the most comfortable fabric to sleep in?

Again, this is pretty subjective, but cotton will work for a lot of people, depending on your circumstances. “Cotton does not do a good job of insulating and may make you cold if worn in a cooler climate without adequate blankets,” warns Cralle. “High-thread count cotton pajamas are a good choice in warmer weather, as it allows the skin to breathe.”

You may also want to consider a different option if you find yourself sweating heavily at night. “Cotton is inefficient at wicking away moisture, so if you experience night sweats, it may not be the best choice,” says Cralle.

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