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The Best Men's Pajamas of 2022

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Editor's Choice Product image of L.L. Bean Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas
Best Overall

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

L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas are a no-fail classic set that’s as soft as it is cozy. They have a great fit and excellent construction. Read More

Pros

  • Awesome fit
  • High-quality construction
  • Very soft

Cons

  • Shrinks a little after wash
  • Color fades
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Editor's Choice Product image of EverDream Sleepwear Mens Flannel Pajamas
Best Value

EverDream Sleepwear Mens Flannel Pajamas

The Everdream Sleepwear Flannel Pajamas may have average-quality construction, but its excellent fit and cozy cotton make it an awesome choice. Read More

Pros

  • Soft flannel
  • Loose fit
  • Cozy

Cons

  • No pant pockets
  • Average-quality construction
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Editor's Choice Product image of David Archy Cotton Sleepwear Pajamas Set
Best Lightweight Pajamas

David Archy Cotton Sleepwear Pajamas Set

The David Archy Cotton Heather Sleepwear pajama set is a lightweight, silky-looking, cotton-spandex set that offers a sophisticated look. Read More

Pros

  • Supremely soft
  • Sophisticated look
  • Stretchy

Cons

  • No fly
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Product image of Gap Adult Poplin Pajama Set

Gap Adult Poplin Pajama Set

These classic PJ set from Gap has a terrific design made of soft cotton. Although it pills quickly, you may agree this just adds to its vintage vibe. Read More

Pros

  • Classic style
  • Soft cotton
  • Awesome design

Cons

  • Too-long pants
  • Fabric pills quickly
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Product image of J.Crew Pajama Set in Cotton Poplin

J.Crew Pajama Set in Cotton Poplin

J.Crew’s cotton poplin pajamas are a terrific pocket-heavy set that sport a classic look and an awesome fit, despite a lot of shrinkage. Read More

Pros

  • Great fit
  • Lot of pockets
  • Classic look

Cons

  • Slightly starchy

If there’s anything we can learn from dopamine dressing, it’s that setting the tone for tranquility can be as easy as slipping into easygoing, comfortable clothes—and nothing signifies relaxation quite like a set of pajamas. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect pair of PJs in men’s sizes to help free your mind after a long day’s work, we’ve got plenty of great picks for you. (We’ve rounded up the best women’s pajamas as well.)

The L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas (available at L.L. Bean) is the best choice for most people with its blend of classic style, functionality, and true-to-size fit. Want flannel for less? The EverDream Sleepwear Flannel PJs Shirt and Pants Set (available at Amazon) is a near-perfect replica of our best overall at a lower price. If you’re not a fan of flannel, the David Archy Cotton Heather Striped Sleepwear Set (available at Amazon) is a supremely soft and silky fit in a lighter weight cotton-spandex fabric.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Man wearing set of flannel L.L. Bean pajamas
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

These L.L. Bean flannel pajamas are super soft, roomy, and amazingly comfy.

Best Overall
L.L. Bean Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas

The Scotch Plaid Flannel set from L.L. Bean is the gold standard of classic cotton flannel PJs—soft, easygoing, well-constructed, and roomy without being sloppy. With their traditional plaid style, fuzzy feel, and fantastic fit, these cozy garbs hit high marks across all major categories. They’re great for sleeping or all-day lounging (or both!) and they offer enough slack to either welcome in a breeze, or add an undershirt to layer up for additional warmth. It has a fly, pant pockets, a drawstring, and an elasticized waistband.

The fit is where these PJs really shine—on my 5-foot-11-inch-frame, the sleeves of the size L hit just below my wrist, and the pant legs flow straight down with little stacking on my feet. While the construction and stitching are superb, the only potential downside to this set is all-too-common for its material: The cotton fabric shrank slightly after five warm wash cycles in our labs, and the plaid mix of purple, blue, and burgundy colors we tested also faded. Still, despite my typical size being an XL, the size L set fit just fine after shrinkage, which only aided in the fit—if you get these, and especially if you’re between sizes, you may consider sizing down for a less baggy fit.

The L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas are available in regular, tall, and short lengths in sizes S to XXXL. The regular-sized PJs come in eight variations of plaid, while short and tall lengths come in four.

Pros

  • Awesome fit

  • High-quality construction

  • Very soft

Cons

  • Shrinks a little after wash

  • Color fades

Everdream pjs set worn by man.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

This men's pajama set from EverDream offers some positives from L.L. Bean's flannel set at half the price.

Best Value
EverDream Sleepwear Mens Flannel Pajamas

Our Best Value pick mimics the flannel style of the L.L. Bean set fairly well, but at half the price. EverDream’s sleepwear set sports an awesome fit, with fabric that is slightly thinner than Bean’s, as well as lower-quality construction. But don’t let that dissuade you from grabbing a pair for yourself—these PJs are super cozy, soft, and roomy and offer a great value for their price. The top features three large buttons, and a small one located at the collar to close up on cold days. The pants have a single snap-button fly that may reveal a little too much at times—a risk if you dash out to grab the mail.

While the pants don’t have a drawstring, they have two buttons to cinch your elastic waist closed. As the fabric is flannel, the pair faded the most out of any other set we tested and also slightly shrank after five warm-water washes. But the set, which I tested in a size large, still manages to give off a loose, casual vibe that’s great for sleeping, lounging at home, and lazy weekends.

The biggest bummer comes from a trait (unfortunately often) found in women’s clothing: No pant pockets. If you’ve got a habit of holding your smartphone on you, make sure to keep it packed in your top’s chest pocket.

Grab a set in sizes S to XXL and in four variations of plaid.

Pros

  • Soft flannel

  • Loose fit

  • Cozy

Cons

  • No pant pockets

  • Average-quality construction

Man wearing blue David Archy pajamas set.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

These roomy pajamas from David Archy are silky soft and super attractive.

Best Lightweight Pajamas
David Archy Cotton Sleepwear Pajamas Set

If you’re not a fan of flannel, let us turn your attention to the David Archy Cotton Heather Striped Sleepwear Set. A fabric blend of cotton and spandex makes this set stretchy and soft, while its accented satin-trimmed sleeves and pant cuffs show off a sleek, sophisticated look. While testing, I thought these were breezy enough to wear all day without breaking a sweat, despite my living in Florida, and the overall looseness in the sleeves and pants provide plenty of room for airflow.

The bottoms have, thankfully, two pant pockets, an elasticized waistband, and a drawstring to help adjust fit—the size large fit my frame nicely. The top also sports a chest pocket, and a spare button sewn on the inside seam, should you lose one of the four that keep the front closed. The fabric’s lack of shrinkage and zero color loss means the set will look great for the long term.

The only downside I can think of with this two-piece is that the pants don’t have a fly, which makes a quick trip to the bathroom less convenient.

Pros

  • Supremely soft

  • Sophisticated look

  • Stretchy

Cons

  • No fly

Product image of Gap Adult Poplin Pajama Set
Gap Adult Poplin Pajama Set

Gap rules the mall brands with its cotton two-piece set. These pajamas are soft and have a worn-in, vintage feel to them, which will undoubtedly benefit over time from more washes. The set barely shrank during our wash and dry cycles and kept its fit, which is impressive for mall-brand quality cotton. These are classic lounging vibes I can get behind.

The fabric began to pill, however, so take note if that bothers you. The pants in size large are also pretty long for my 5-foot-11 frame, but nothing cuffing can’t fix. And as odd as it sounds, the pant’s drawstring is also extra stretchy making it have the best waistband comfort out of any set on this list.

Grab this Gap set of pajamas in sizes XS to XXL in blue stripes only.

Pros

  • Classic style

  • Soft cotton

  • Awesome design

Cons

  • Too-long pants

  • Fabric pills quickly

Product image of J.Crew Pajama Set in Cotton Poplin
J.Crew Pajama Set in Cotton Poplin

The PJ set from J.Crew is similar to Gap’s, except it has a better overall fit—when wearing the size large, I can lift my arms up without my top’s hem lifting with me, and the sleeves don’t catch if I move quickly. The pants are also loose all the way down and the right length for my 5-foot-11-inch height without catching underneath my feet as I walk. And for what it’s worth, these pants feature the most pockets out of any other set on this list—one on the shirt’s chest and three on the pants, in case you’re venturing into the outside world and need a place to tuck your wallet.

The cotton poplin fabric is soft, though it has a slight starchy feeling even after washing. The look of these also leans classically handsome, . They’re far from a terrible set, and despite a ton of shrinkage after five wash cycles, they still manage to fit relaxed. I’m a fan of these easygoing, pocket-heavy PJs, but unfortunately, not at their price.

Grab a set of J.Crew’s poplin pajamas in sizes XS to XXL in light blue.

Pros

  • Great fit

  • Lot of pockets

  • Classic look

Cons

  • Slightly starchy

Product image of Lands' End Adult Poplin Pajama Pants
Lands' End Adult Poplin Pajama Pants

Lands’ End’s poplin pajama pant has an excellent fit and quality stitching and reminds me of the old Taekwondo uniform I used to wear in middle school—crisp, starchy cotton that offers a lot of room for movement. It has an awesome looseness to it, despite shrinking a ton after five wash cycles, and the construction is top-notch. Unfortunately, the cotton feels very hot and doesn’t offer much breathability. I kept sweating around my house while testing these pants and I’m also not a fan of its heavy weight. And, like a Taekwondo uniform, moving around in them sounds a lot like flapping open a cotton bedsheet. I got mine in a dark navy blue with an overall print of bumblebees that I really dig, and while I’m not a fan of that noise and heft, you can certainly do worse.

The pant comes in sizes S to XXL in eight colors.

Pros

  • Great pattern

  • Awesome construction

  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Stiff fabric

  • Runs hot

Product image of Lands' End Men's Poplin Pajama Shirt
Lands' End Men's Poplin Pajama Shirt

The matching Lands’ End poplin top is consistent with its bottom—stiff, crinkly cotton that runs hot, but with an excellent baggy fit and awesome construction. The bumblebee print navy top has an attractive yellow contrast lining that runs along the shirt opening and collar, a design touch that I think looks great. This roomy top in size large hits right at my wrist, and because you’re able to order its coordinating pants separately, you’re able to control for a better fit. The amount of loose and drape this top offers is a comfort while lounging at home. I just wish it wasn’t so hot and crinkly-sounding.

This top comes in sizes S to XXL in eight colors.

Pros

  • Great pattern

  • Awesome construction

  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Stiff fabric

  • Runs hot

Product image of Hanes Men's Woven Plain-Weave Pajama Set
Hanes Men's Woven Plain-Weave Pajama Set

Having not been a fan of the company’s boxer briefs, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Hanes actually made a well-fitting set of pajamas. They’re loose without being overly baggy, and the cotton and polyester blend is thin and airy. The fabric and construction, however, is where this set suffers. After five wash and dry cycles, stitching along the seams began to unravel. The cotton is super breezy, which could be a plus for those in warm climates, but not recommended for those looking for a cozy set. The fabric feels slightly rough as well, which makes using softener a must. With a lack of drawstring, the pant may also be too loose for some—my size large barely stayed up. The biggest buzzkill, though? No pockets!

You can grab this Hanes set in sizes S to 5XL and in 14 colors.

Pros

  • Thin and airy material

Cons

  • Poor stitching

  • No pant pockets

  • Slightly scratchy fabric

Product image of PajamaGram Classic Stripe Men's Pajamas
PajamaGram Classic Stripe Men's Pajamas

The Pajamagrams are an okay set of pajamas caught up by lackluster design. Though I got both in size large, the top was too short on my frame, while the bottoms were too long and made irksome with bulky hems at the cuffs that feel uncomfortable when stepped on. The set that I tried had stripes on it, and the cotton here is just okay, but those vertical stripes, for some reason, caused the fabric to bunch up and pucker all over. Placing my hands in the pockets, I could feel that odd bunching up throughout the weird fabric stripes. These also shrunk the most out of any set other on this list, so keep that in mind if you’re still eyeing this wonky-sized set. But, for what it’s worth, the set’s style is pretty attractive: The top is a classic nighttime shirt that brings to mind a camp collar, while the pants offer a loose, roomy leg that has a heavy sway with movement.

These are available from S to 4XL, as well as tall sizes, in 16 colors.

Pros

  • Decent cotton

  • Looks great

Cons

  • Ill-fitting

  • Poor stripe design

  • Prone to shrinkage

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Kevin Cortez

Kevin Cortez

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Kevin Cortez is the Style Editor at Reviewed. He's covered the worlds of pop culture, hip-hop, gaming, and streetwear since 2013. His words have been featured in The A.V. Club, Genius, EGM, Ambrosia For Heads, Vulture, Leafly, and Mass Appeal. He’s lived in Florida since birth and is still unsure if he enjoys it. Please bother him on Twitter.

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