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Pajamas are an easily forgotten item when it comes to packing. So, if you’re struggling to decide what to pack, these are the best travel pajamas for women as recommended by TFG readers.


What to Pack for Sleepwear for Travel



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Many TFG readers wonder why I never include pajamas in the packing lists. The answer is that they are not part of the essential capsule wardrobe items. I count them as extra pieces of clothing. Ideally, the pieces you choose could also be worn for other activities — not just sleeping.  

However, while pajamas are an easily forgotten item when packing for a trip, they’re the item you’ll be wearing most often, so it makes sense to make sure you pack something that feels comfortable, cozy, and breathable.

Our readers say that they usually pack a lightweight and breathable sleep set or nightgowns for summers and cozy fleece sets in the winters. A lot of readers also like to bring loungewear that doubles as pajamas. 

We take a closer look at their suggestions, and we also suggest pajamas based on the weather where you’re traveling and the kind of accommodation you’ll stay at. What you choose will help you pack light!



Readers’ Picks for Best Travel Pajamas for Women


TFG readers are always letting us know what their favorite products for travel are and travel pajamas (or pyjamas in the UK) for women are no exception.

Before we get into the ultimate guide to the best women’s pajamas, we want to share with you the top travel pajama pieces that TFG readers recommend:




Shop Quince Sizes XS-XL: Washable Silk Pajama Tee | Washable Silk Pajama Shorts


Best Pajamas for Hotels


Staying in a hotel? Lucky you! You can celebrate the fact that you have privacy and can wear whatever you want (or don’t) as far as travel pajamas goes.

Personally, I recommend a multi-use set like the Quince Silk Pajamas and Shorts. These are some of the best travel pajamas for women due to their silky feel and versatility. Plus, this short travel pajama set is perfect for warmer destinations!

You can also get away with packing and wearing a dedicated set of travel pajamas, because you’re more than likely traveling for a shorter period of time and have a tad bit extra room in your bag!




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Viscose Sleeveless V Neck Nightgown


Best Travel Nightgowns for Women


Some TFG readers find shorts and pants to be too restrictive when it comes to sleep, making a nightgown a popular alternative. Nightgowns for women are some of the best travel pajamas for women due to their comfort and flow.

The Natori Viscose Sleeveless V Neck Nightgown is one of the best travel pajamas for women if you’re looking for a nighty style. This piece is made from a combination of Lenzing EcoVero viscose, nylon and spandex, making it great for warmer climates or people who experience hotter nights. 


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Shop Sizes XS-XXXL: Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajamas


Best Pajama Sleep Sets


A great option for slightly chillier destinations is the Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajamas. This long-sleeved pajama set is made of premium bamboo material. It’s comfy, soft, and cooling during the night.

The Cozy Earth Women’s pajama set is made of moisture wicking material that will keep you cool and comfortable all night — whether you’re experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, or simply sleeping in a hot tropical destination!


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Shop Macy’s: Sizes XS-XXXS | Sizes 1X-3X


Best Travel Pajamas for Mixed Weather


If you’re looking for a pair of wicking travel pajamas and aren’t sold on short sets or the long-sleeved shirt and full-length pants, then we recommend the Charter Club Capri Pajama Set.

TFG readers think these are some of the best travel pajamas for women, keeps you cool and comfortable all night long. One wearer says, “This sleepwear is soft, cuddly and comfy in a delightful print. Capris are a great length and great for all-weather sleeping in Florida.”

Feeling cool and comfortable can be important for women going through life changes, like menopause, or for women who simply run hot at night. If you’re looking for something in between shorts and a long-pant pajama, then this capri set is a great travel pajama choice. Available in sizes XS-XXXS and sizes 1X-3X!


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Shop Sizes 1X-3X Plus: LL Bean Plus Size Thermal Pajamas


Best Travel Pajamas for Cold Weather


When traveling in cold weather, these Plus Size Thermal Pajamas will keep you warm due the fleece lining. Pair with a pair of merino wool socks, and you’ll be cozy under the covers in your accommodation, especially if you’re staying in a more drafty place (London comes to mind!). 

Remember that travel pajamas in the winter don’t have to be bulky, as it’s just about buying the right fabrics that have the ability to keep you warm while you’re sleeping. Especially in the winter, temperatures tend to drop more, so retaining body heat is important!


Choosing light fabrics is still a must for packing light! Learn more about the best travel fabrics!



Now that we’ve highlighted the top reader favorites, here are more pajamas that are lightweight, cozy, and soft for travel!



More Travel Pajamas for Cold Weather




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Wool& Twilight Sleep Pant


Wool& Twilight Sleep Pant


This Wool& travel pajama set is made of a lightweight and stretchy merino wool blend that feels beyond cozy. Both the top and bottoms are relaxed without being too baggy, and  have a super cute and classic look!  

Merino wool PJs like these make the best warm sleepwear because they’re not bulky and won’t take up much of that precious packing space, but keep you perfectly warm with their temperature-regulating properties. And not only that, but they’re breathable, moisture-wicking, and anti-odor! 




Shop Sizes S-XL: Felina Ultra-Soft Microfleece Set


Felina Ultra-Soft Microfleece Set


These cozy-looking Felina travel pajamas for women offer a pullover-style top and jogger-style bottoms, both made of the softest microfleece material. While they’re warming, wearers say they’re lightweight and won’t make you overly hot, either. 

Great for both sleeping and lounging, this is such a cute set that’ll keep you warm on the coldest of nights!



More Travel Pajamas for Warm Weather




Shop Sizes S-XL: Felina Chemise Lounge Pajama


Felina Chemise Nightgown


On hot summer nights, you’ll adore this Felina Nightgown, which is lightweight and airy. These women’s lightweight pajamas are made of micro modal, which is ultra soft, stretchy, and flowy. It’s opaque, has a comfy, relaxed fit, and comes in a wide range of colo




Shop Sizes XS-3X: Jockey Cooling Modal Pajama Set


Jockey Cooling Modal Sleep Set


Jockey makes super comfy pajamas for warm weather, including their Cooling Modal Pajama Set, which is designed to keep you cool as you sleep. The short sleeve top and flowy bottoms combined with an open notched collar offer mobility and airflow. Plus, its modal fabric is naturally breathable, and moisture-wicking, which helps keep things cool, dry, and comfy! 

The design is so cute and classic, too!  




Shop Sizes XXS-XL: Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Short Pajamas | Also available in Plus Sizes


Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Pajama Set


If you’re looking for cute pajamas ideas for travel, nothing beats a matching, patterned set like this Nordstrom Moonlight Eco PJ Set! The short sleeve button down and shorts are made from soft and breathable modal, so they’re perfect for warmer nights. They’re travel friendly, too, as they’re packable, lightweight, and moisture-wicking. 

Not to mention they come in a range of patterns that are all adorable!



More Pajama Sleep Sets




Shop Sizes S-XL: SIORO Womens Pajamas Set


Sioro Lightweight Pajama Set


Sioro’s pajama set has a loose and comfortable fit paired with a timeless and feminine design. The fabric won’t wrinkle, feels buttery soft, and is lightweight and breathable, too. If you’re expecting some hot nights on your travels, wearers confirm that this set is an absolute dream!  




Shop Sizes S-XL: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ribbed Lounge Set


Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Lounge Set


Chic, cozy, and lightweight, this Barefoot Dreams Pajamas Lounge Set is a traveler’s dream! It’s light and airy, and the knit fabric adds a bit of cozy warmth, too, so it’s ideal for mild temperatures when it’s not too hot or too cold. 

And if you have to step out of your hotel room at night or grab a morning coffee, you’ll be totally comfortable strolling around in this chic set! 




Shop Sizes XS-3X: Natori Essentials Pajama Set


Natori Feathers Set


The Natori Feathers Essentials Pajamas Set is named for its feather-soft and lightweight jersey knit that’s designed to keep you cool. These cute pajamas for hot weather are airy and cooling but offer more coverage, and they have a great amount of stretch and a flowy feel for a comfy night’s sleep. The lace neckline adds a lovely touch, too! 




Shop Sizes XXS-XL: Nordstrom Moonlight Pajama Set


Nordstrom Moonlight Pajama Set


The Nordstrom Moonlight tops and bottoms are a classic travel pajama set that’ll have you looking cute and feeling comfy in all kinds of climates. The long sleeves and bottoms add warmth and coverage, while the modal fabric is breathable and won’t make you feel hot. This set is lightweight and easy to travel with, and wearers rave about how soft it is, too!



More Travel Pajamas for Specific Accommodations




Shop Sizes XS-3X: Jockey Luxe Lounge Ribbed Romper


Best Pajamas for Hostels: Jockey Luxe Lounge Romper


If your next trip involves staying in a hostel, especially when that means co-ed dorms, you might want something that you’ll feel comfortable walking around when other people might be out and about. 

This is especially the case for backpackers who should consider packing travel pajamas that can double as regular clothes. Multi-use is absolutely essential when traveling for long periods and visiting various destinations. This Jockey Luxe Romper is a great option, as it’s cute and substantial enough to double as loungewear! 




Shop Sizes XXS-4X: Skims Soft Lounge Rib Plus Size Nightwear Set


Best Pajamas for a B&B or Shared Space: Skims Set


When staying in a shared space, a lot of readers like to opt for a more modest sleep set that they won’t mind being seen in. Enter: these cute travel pajamas from Skims! This set has a relaxed fit and is made of ribbed stretch modal that feels amazingly soft. No matter where you’re staying, you’ll feel super comfortable in these!




Shop Sizes M:-XXL: Natori Congo Dolman PJ Set


Best Pajamas for a Retreat or Resort: Natori PJ Set


When you’re at a retreat or resort, you’ll want to have some PJs that’ll keep you cool and cozy but will also have enough coverage so that you can be comfortable stepping out of your room if need be. Travelers love this Natori pajama set for this reason — the short sleeves and long bottoms give the perfect combo of comfort and coverage. 

This set is lightweight, deliciously soft, and perfect for hot climates or hot sleepers! It’s also so polished and cute!



Best Travel Pajama Tops




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Soma Cool Nights Short Sleeve Pajama Tee


Soma Cool Nights Short Sleeve Pajamas T-Shirt


Are you looking for the best travel pajama top? TFG readers love the Soma Cool Nights tee. It’s a nice, lightweight pajama top option that provides cooling comfort with full coverage. It’s soft, breathable, and ideal for hotter climates. Plus, it’s machine washable! 

You can also get this cute little tee in a pocket version




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Barefoot Dreams Pajama Pullover Sweater


Barefoot Dreams Long Sleeve Pajama Top


For nights you want to cover up a bit more, this Barefoot Dreams pajama top is an absolute dream, adding warmth while staying airy and lightweight. The ultra-soft fabric has a bit of stretch, and wearers say it’s beyond cozy. Plus, the slouchy, v-neck design is both cute and versatile — you can wear it as a sleep top or wear it to the hotel restaurant for a lazy breakfast! 




Shop Sizes XS-XXL:Soma Short-Sleeve Sleepshirt


Soma Cooling Nightshirt


For simple and cute pajama ideas, a nightshirt makes for a convenient and versatile option. This Cool Nights sleepshirt can be worn as is or layered with your favorite bottoms. Its lightweight fabric is highly breathable, soft, and cool to the touch, too, so it’s a great option for warm-weathered travels or women who run hot. Wearers love its cute, flowy design, too! 

And if you want to cover up, add leggings or slim-fitting joggers.



Best Travel Pajama Bottoms




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Cool Nights Pajama Shorts


Soma Cool Nights Shorts


These cute travel pajama bottoms from Soma are great for hot weather. Even on the warmest nights, these light rayon-blend shorts will feel cool and dry and won’t stick to your body. They’re amazingly soft, with a comfy elastic waistband and a great amount of stretch to give you comfort and mobility. And the flowered pattern is too pretty!




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Cool Nights Wide Leg Pants


Soma Cool Nights Pajama Pants


Another cooling option, Soma’s cute pajama bottoms are flowy, airy, and crazy lightweight. The fabric feels smooth and cool, so even though they’re long, they won’t feel clingy, constricting, or overly warm. They’re packable and perfect for both sleeping and lounging. 

This pair comes in a few other colors, too!




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Soma Tech Knit Jogger Pants


Soma Tech Knit Knit Joggers


If you’re headed to a colder climate, and in need of some warmth, Soma’s Tech Knit Joggers are a lightweight yet warming pair. Wearers say the soft knit fabric is absolutely dreamy and not too bulky, which is a plus for travel. The slim fit and ribbed cuffs make sure no heat escapes, and the front pockets add a little function to this snuggly pair! 


Find out how to choose and why we think these are the best travel pajamas for women!



Best Travel Pajamas Comparison Chart


This is a quick look at the best travel pajamas for women featured:


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Pair a Sleep Sheet with Your Pajamas for Extra Comfort


A good set of travel pajamas can make all the difference in how well you sleep on vacation, especially when in colder or hotter climates. 

But besides pajamas, many TFG readers also use a sleep sheet during their travels for added comfort. Sometimes, one wants an extra soft layer in a hotel or Airbnb, while at other times, if you’re planning to stay in a hostel or other shared budget accommodation, a sleeping sheet can help you avoid bed bugs. I’ve only seen bed bugs a handful of times myself.

The first time was during my round-the-world backpacking trip when I stayed in a CHEAP backpacker hostel in Fiji. I put all my clean laundry on the bed, then brought the bugs with me on the flight to New Zealand. I washed my clothes as soon as I got there, and cleaned my bag, and had no more issues. And I learned to never put my clothes or luggage on a bed.

The next time I encountered bed bugs, I was in a small guest house in Phuket, Thailand, where I woke up to see them on the fabric headboard. Gross. They moved me to another room and, luckily, I didn’t see them.

Regardless of concern about bed bugs, I’ve ALWAYS slept in a sleeping liner (either silk or synthetic) to keep mosquitoes from biting me, which has worked extremely well. It can be a bit hot, but if you stick to a breathable bamboo or silk liner, it’s worth not getting bitten by any or all bugs! 

If you’re keen to explore a sleeping liner more, we’ve broken down the best travel sleep sheets worth packing!


If you want extra precautions when it comes to bed bugs, learn how to avoid them while traveling with these helpful tips!



How to Choose the Best Travel Pajamas




The linen Quince Travel Pajama Set is versatile and comfy!


The pajamas you choose for your travels are variable and can be influenced by the following factors:

  • What time of year are you traveling?
  • What type of accommodation will you be using?
  • Are you traveling alone, as a couple, with family, or friends?
  • What type of pajamas do you usually sleep in?


Some people don’t wear clothing to sleep, but you might want to reconsider that when traveling.

One TFG reader says, “I never take anything that doesn’t multitask, and having been in two hotel smoke evacuations in wee hours. I sleep in something I can wear outside: t shirt dress that doubles as a swim cover up or bike shorts/yoga pants with a tee.”

When it comes down to it, you have to decide what makes the most sense for you.

Another TFG reader says, “I say, wear whatever is comfortable to bed, and additionally pack a sleeping bag liner/sleep sack to feel better protected. If the fire alarm goes off, you can wrap it around you like a blanket for extra coverage.”

Usually, I recommend your choice of pajamas double as regular clothing, if needed. The main thing to consider when choosing sleepwear for travel is to choose lightweight items that are easy to pack, and at least a top, bottom, or both could double as casual wear as well. 


A travel capsule wardrobe helps you pack light!



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