Warm Up with the Best Pajamas for Cold Weather

The weather outside has been frightful. So we've pulled together a list of the best pajamas for cold weather to keep you warm, cozy and comfortable.

Woman in cozy pajamas

If you’ve been outside recently, you probably noticed the cold weather sweeping the country (and then promptly went back inside). Freezing temperatures have been reported in places like New Orleans and Memphis, and snow fell from Texas to Massachusetts. 90% of the United States rang in the new year at below-freezing temperatures.

The result of all this cold weather? Lots of time spent sipping hot chocolate, piling on layers and trying to get warm.

The best way to bundle up when the temperature drops? A cozy pair of pajamas. Whether you want a new set for hanging around the house or to keep you toasty when you go to bed, we’ve rounded up the best pajamas to help you survive those cold winter nights.

What makes the perfect pajamas?

Flannel, fleece, thermal, cotton and silk are all easy to find and make great pajamas for cold weather. The right fabric for you depends on the climate you live in, as well as your personal preferences.

  • Flannel is a great option for the winter months, especially if you live somewhere on the colder side. It’s warm but still breathable, so you won’t overheat.
  • Fleece pajamas are also extra-warm, but you may find yourself sweating while you sleep since they don’t allow for much air circulation.
  • Thermal PJs, typically made of box-weaved cotton and/or polyester, are a common choice for winter sleepwear. The tighter fit keeps body warmth close to the skin.
  • Cotton pajamas can be a great option if you tend to run hot at night or live in a slightly warmer climate. They’re lightweight and breathable, and you won’t overheat at night.
  • Silk pajamas are great for temperature control – they’ll keep you warm in the winter months and cool when summer finally comes back around. But heads up – real silk can be expensive and hard to wash.

Cotton pajamas can be a great option if you tend to run hot at night or live in a slightly warmer climate.


The best women’s pajamas for cold weather

 

J. Crew Dreamy Cotton Pajama Set

J. Crew Dreamy Cotton Pajama Set

  • Price: $78
  • Average rating: 4.6/5
  • Sizes: XXXS-XXL
  • Material: Cotton

This striped cotton pajama set is great for those who want to stay cozy during the winter months but don’t need the heavy-duty layers of flannel or fleece. A little stretch makes them easy to sleep in, and they come in two classic colors – navy and gray. And if you really want to make it your own, you can add a monogram for $10.

 


Angelina Cozy Pajama Set

 

Angelina Cozy Pajama Set

  • Price: $17-$30
  • Average rating: 4/5
  • Sizes: S-XXXXL
  • Material: Fleece

These soft fleece pajamas are perfect for when you really need to warm up – think lounging on the couch on a snow day. They come in a ton of fun prints, including sushi, polka dots and more, and even have pockets.

 

 


 

LL Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

LL Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

  • Price: $60
  • Average rating: 4.1/5
  • Sizes: XS-XL (Misses’, Petite and Women’s)
  • Material: Flannel

LL Bean’s flannel pajama set is a cold weather must-have. (LL Bean is based in Maine, so they know cold). Made from soft, durable Portuguese flannel, this set comes in five traditional tartan prints and has a relaxed fit for maximum comfort.

 

 

 


Noble Mount Women's Waffle Knit Thermal Sleep Set

Noble Mount Women’s Waffle Knit Thermal Sleep Set

  • Price: $22
  • Average rating: 4.2 / 5
  • Sizes: S-XL
  • Material: Cotton/polyester

If you’re in the market for a thermal PJ set, try this one from Noble Mount. The waffle weave and snug fit trap body heat for warmth, and the elastic waistband and cuffs won’t restrict movement. Plus, it comes in seven prints and colors, from stripes to snowflakes.

 

 


TexereSilk 100% Silk Pajama Set

TexereSilk 100% Silk Pajama Set

  • Price: $110-$120
  • Average rating: 4.5 / 5
  • Sizes: XS-XXXL (Petite, Tall and Plus)
  • Material: 100% silk

Heart set on silk? This set from TexereSilk is hard to beat. It’s made from 100% silk to help regulate body temperature year-round and comes in 13 colors. It’s more affordable than other silk pajama sets, but it does need to be hand-washed.

 

 


The best men’s pajamas for cold weather

 

Alexander Del Rossa Men's Flannel Pajamas

Alexander Del Rossa Men’s Flannel Pajamas

  • Price: $18-$34
  • Average rating: 4.2/5
  • Sizes: S-XXXL
  • Material: Flannel

Men need cold-weather pajamas too, and this flannel set promises next-level coziness. It comes in more than 25 prints and colors, including camo and plaids, and the easy buttons and elastic waistband make it great for sleeping or hanging out.

 

 


 

 Majestic International Cotton Pajamas

Majestic International Cotton Pajamas

  • Price: $80
  • Average rating: 4.1/5
  • Sizes: M-XL
  • Material: Cotton

If cotton is more your speed, check out this classic set from Majestic International. 100% cotton will keep you warm without making you overheat, and the subtle stripes will make you feel stylish even as you’re climbing into bed.

 

 

 


#FollowMe Ultra Soft Fleece Men's Pajama Pants

#FollowMe Ultra Soft Fleece Men’s Pajama Pants

  • Price: $15
  • Average rating: 4.4/5
  • Sizes: S-XXXL
  • Material: Fleece

Just in the market for some pajama pants? This fleece pair from #FollowMe will keep you warm even when the temperature drops below freezing. They come in six plaid prints, and the loose fit and drawstring waist make them extra-comfortable.

 

 


 

Bonus: Cold-weather pajamas for your pup

 

Fabdog Matching Pajamas

Fabdog Matching Pajamas

  • Price: $25
  • Average rating: 4.1 / 5
  • Sizes: S-XL (Unisex)
  • Material: Cotton

Of course, we couldn’t leave out our furry friends – after all, they need to stay warm in the winter months, too. Fabdog’s line of matching dog and human pajamas (yes, you read that right) come in cotton or thermal for cozy cuddling.

 


 There’s nothing fun about being cold (and this winter has been a doozy), but these pajamas will keep you warm while we wait for spring to come. Punxsatawney Phil, are you out there?

What are your go-to pajamas for cold weather? Let us know in the comments!