9 Best Flannel Pajamas for 2022 — Flannel Pajamas for Men and Women

2022-11-08 01:59:57 By : Ms. Cecily Du

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Fall kicks off back-to-back seasons of coziness that include bundling up, hot cups of coffee, and all-around homeyness, whether it's for the holidays or purely because it's cold outside. While lounging around in a robe adds extra luxury to your mornings and nights, a good set of flannel pajamas will take that warm feeling of relaxation to the next level. Flannel Twill Check Fabric

9 Best Flannel Pajamas for 2022 — Flannel Pajamas for Men and Women

Flannel pajamas come in a huge array of styles and patterns, not just the holiday plaids you expect to see on a Christmas card—though we've included some of those too—and lighter-weight options can be used for year-round wear.

Flannel — which can be woven from cotton, wool, or synthetic materials — is known for being super soft and warm due to its fuzzy or “brushed” texture, which is achieved by combing it. Although flannel can be made from anything, some prefer a flannel that comes from natural fibers only, like cotton or wool; when it comes to sleepwear, cotton is probably your best bet, as wool flannel can still be a bit itchy and may be irritating to some. You can read more about the properties of cotton flannel here.

A garment typically gets dyed or printed on after it's assembled, but this process leads to colors that fade rather quickly. With yarn-dyed fabric, however, the garment is woven with yarn that is individually dyed, which helps it retain its colors deeper and longer. You can read more about yarn-dyed fabrics and other dying processes here.

A yarn-dyed, brushed flannel made from 100% cotton is as premium as you can get when looking for for a set of flannel pajamas.

Pajama sets are usually sold in one size for both the top and the bottom pieces, so you’ll want to reach for whichever of the two is larger. For example, I’m usually a men’s size large in tops and medium in bottoms, but for pajamas, a large for both pieces should work well. Given that pajamas are built for comfort, any extra room is welcome. Some people prefer to size up on pajamas so that they can have an oversized fit and feel, but it’s up to you how you want your loungewear to fit as you gracefully idle at home.

Even in the comfort of your own home, personal style can matter. The classic pajama set is seen as elegant, and adds polish to an evening at home, but for some, it may be stuffy and too old-fashioned. For that reason, we've included plenty of different style variations of flannel pajama sets. Again, it's up to you as to how you want to relax.

In order to find our top picks for the best flannel pajamas, we looked at countless sets from our favorite retailers and chose different styles that speak to people's varying tastes. We then dove into the specs of each flannel pajama set to make sure they're composed of quality materials and have a fit that could work for most people. We also combed through customer reviews and ratings to ensure that each product delivered on its promises.

All of the flannel pajamas we've selected have at least a 4 out of a 5-star average customer rating and are available in varying styles and price points. We're confident you'll find a cozy set for yourself, or one you'll want to gift as we approach the holiday season.

For more of our top cozy choices check out our picks for best men's slippers, heated blankets, and men's down jackets.

Classic styling, lush materials, and incredible comfort make this set from Petite Plume our favorite flannel pajamas. The fabric is brushed for added softness, and the set is yarn-dyed to prevent fading over time with wash and wear; white piping accents and mother-of-pearl buttons add to its luxurious look and feel. It’s cozy and lightweight, so it will serve you well into the winter as much as spring.

Customers love the flannel on these and say they get softer over time while maintaining quality through multiple washes. The fit is true to size, with a generous cut for lounging, and sets come in the same size for both top and bottom. This excellent set of flannel pajamas is available in both men’s and women’s sizing.

This bright set comes in a huge variety of colors and is made of 100% cotton that'll soften with each wash and wear. The top has a notched lapel and chest pocket, and the pants have an elastic cinch-waist that can expand up to an inch for added comfort and mobility. This set comes in over 20 different colors and patterns so you're sure to find something that suits your personal style.

Reviewers like the quality of fabric for the price on this set as most others in the same range are made with polyester or some other type of synthetic. The majority say the fit is great, though in very few instances customers mentioned inconsistent sizing.

We love a good plaid flannel, and this pick from Amazon breaks from the expected with options in elongating vertical stripes and a wide mix of color options.

The silhouette has the classic details— notch collar, chest pocket, button closure—with an elastic waistband on the pants and a button fly. Its 100% cotton fabric will also soften over time.

Customers say this pajama set is super soft and gets better the more they wash and wear it. They also say you can wash and dry without worrying about shrinkage, and that the fabric holds up well over time. It’s worth noting the pants don’t have any pockets, so if that’s a must for you, reach for a different option.

The men's version of these are a top pick of ours, so it's only right we include these in our flannel picks for everyone.

A signature brushed flannel from L.L.Bean is brushed eight times on each side and put through a “touch” test to ensure their standard of softness; both tops and bottoms go through this process to ensure the entire set is soft and cozy from head to toe. Sizes come in different fits—petite, regular, plus, tall—to ensure you get a spot-on set of PJs.

Customers say they fit true to size, and one even says, “I wish I could live in these” due to their comfort.

These onesies in season-appropriate buffalo check are made with brushed flannel for extra softness and warmth. It closes with a front zipper and has two pockets at the hip, and elastic cuffs at the wrists and ankles give extra warmth.

They fit both men and women, but do run small, so it's advised that women go up one size and men go up two for a comfortable fit. Reviewers say the fabric is thicker than they expected and none experienced any shrinkage after washing and drying.

A classic nightgown style done in the holiday-ready buffalo plaid flannel will have you warm and cozy while still offering the comfortable airiness of a dress. It uses 100% cotton for the midweight fabric and has a button placket down the front; the split low neckline offers more comfort and easy to put on and off.

Customers say the length “is absolutely perfect” and works for anyone since it manages to be “not too long, not too short, and roomy.”

These boxers are great for those that may run hot when they sleep and sweat at just the thought of being decked out in head-to-toe flannel. They're made from 100% cotton that's been double brushed for softness, and come in a variety of plaids that include both holiday and year-round colors. The fit is relaxed, with an elasticized waistband for a secure and comfortable fit.

Reviewers say these give them the right amount of warmth and coverage for fall and winter and the extended sizing has both men and women buying these for their excellent fit. Women suggest sizing down one or two sizes, depending on how loose you like your shorts.

These lounge pants bolster the warmth with hefty brushed flannel on the outside and soft polyester fleece lining on the inside. An elastic waistband ensures a secure and comfortable fit, and two side pockets let you stash a phone or keep your hands warm. For a custom fit, these come in three inseam length options: 28-, 30-, and 32-inch.

Customers say these are some of the warmest lounge pants they’ve owned and say they make for quick pair to throw on for walking the dog or running an errand. They love the choice of inseam lengths and insist these will be your “winter staple.” With extended sizing and varying lengths, this style can also work for women.

If you want a flannel pajama set but feel the button-up style isn't your thing, this set may be best for you. The pants are brushed for warmth and softness, and come slightly oversized to allow for shrinkage, a drawstring elasticized waste ensures a secure but comfortable fit, and elastic at the ankles helps keep in warmth. The top is a waffle-knit henley that has some spandex in the fabric for comfort and mobility.

9 Best Flannel Pajamas for 2022 — Flannel Pajamas for Men and Women

Interlining Fabric Reviewers say these are true to size and haven't noticed any significant shrinking in the wash or dryer.