The Best Warm Pajamas for Cold Weather

See which pajamas can keep you warm and cozy while you sleep.

By Ashley Little

Aug 22nd, 2023

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No matter which region you live in, it’s always a good idea to have a trusty pair of warm pajamas. In this guide, we’ll explain which type of pajamas are best for cold weather and share our top picks. Read on to stay warm all winter long!

Which Type of Pajamas are Most Warm?

There are many different things to wear for a great night’s sleep. Flannel, fleece, thermal, cotton and silk are all great types of 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.

Now that you know what materials to look out for, we’ll share some of our top picks with you!


Best Women’s Pajamas for Cold Weather 

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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.

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


This cozy one-piece is made of merino wool with just enough spandex stretch for a second-skin fit. The fabric is designed to be lightweight and breathable but feel as warm as fabrics that are up to 50% heavier. Flat seams and the lack of a waistband means you should be able to curl up comfortably without being annoyed by any tight or pinching fabric. The jumpsuit is also designed to be easy to get in and out of, with an easy-to-access panel of buttons at the front. It comes in three colors—burgundy, dark gray, and black.

  • Price: $160
  • Average rating: 4.8/5
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Material: Merino wool


These soft sleep pants are designed to fit like loose leggings, with a wide, flattering waistband that shouldn’t feel constrictive and ankle cuffs made to stay put and not slide up. The merino fabric is designed to be lightweight but warm—the brand even claims it’s 50% warmer than other thermal sleepwear while being four times more breathable than cotton. You can try the pants for up to 14 days and return them for a full refund if they don’t work for you.

  • Price: $110
  • Average rating: 4.8/5
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Material: Merino wool
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If you love the cozy warmth of flannel, these loose-fitting pajamas are a great buy. They’re designed to be warm and soft against your skin without feeling stuffy or causing you to overheat. A button-up fit with cuffed legs and multiple Tartan pattern options give the pajamas a classic look.

  • Price: $89
  • Average rating: 4.5/5
  • Sizes: XS-XL (Petite, Tall and Plus)
  • Material: Cotton flannel

Best Men’s Pajamas for Cold Weather



If grownups did pajama days at work the way kids do at preschool, Brooklinen’s Henry Pajama Set would win you “Best Dressed” at the office. The classic button-up pajamas have a tailored fit that looks workwear-appropriate, but a cotton softness destined for nighttime comfort. They’ve even got pockets at the back and sides for convenience. You can get this set in a light blue, a pin-stripe, and a holiday pattern.

  • Price: $198
  • Average rating: 4.2/5
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Material: Cotton
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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.

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

Bonus: Cold-Weather Pajamas for the Whole Family

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Keep your whole family (including your pup!) warm and cozy through the cold weather season. Your Christmas card has never looked better.

  • Price: $18 – $49
  • Average rating: 4.4 / 5
  • Sizes: XS-XL, 1X-3X (Women); S-XXL (Men); Sizes 6-14 (Boys & Girls); Sizes 0-3 months – 5T (Infants & Toddlers); XS-XXL (Dogs)
  • Material: Fleece

There’s nothing fun about being cold, but these pajamas will keep you warm while you wait for spring to come. If you’re looking for other sleepwear recommendations, you’re in the right place. We can help you find anything you need to get your best night’s sleep!

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

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