Who doesn’t love a cozy pair of pajamas, right? But for a pair to make it into Practical Travel Gear, there needs to be something new to the story. Chill Angel makes pajama sets for women out of merino wool (New Zealand wool from sheep well-used to withstanding extreme weather).
Now, at first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to sleep in wool. Would it be too hot? Scratchy? Definitely not. I’ll tell you something: these layers against your skin feel just as soft as organic cotton and nearly as soft as bamboo.
Chill Angel speaks to the temperature regulation benefits of wool, which, if you’ve been paying attention, has long been spouted as a major plus for adventure travelers.
Wool base layers wick sweat and moisture away from the skin and keep the body temperature steady. For travelers, this benefit has an added plus when wearing wool as sleepwear: temp control in hotels and on airplanes.
Maybe it’s just me, but every time I’m in a hotel, it’s a different issue: either the room is way too cold or too hot, and I spend the night throwing on and off blankets.
Would I be hot? Cold? Neither. I really was more comfortable in merino wool.
While I still say I’ll likely stick with cotton and flannel most nights at home, where I have my temperature in my home regulated the way I need it, my Chill Angel pajamas will be traveling with me.
If you, too, want to pick up these pajama pieces, know that the pajama boxer has a comfy, elastic waist and a longer length, which I appreciated. The 100 percent merino wool is super soft and breathable, and while Chill Angel pajamas only come in solid colors, you get nice contrast stitching, which gives them a more refined look.
The tee is similar: loose fitting and short-sleeved. There’s also a crop pant and several other styles of tees/tanks, as well as a nightie. Each piece comes in about four colors, all of which have that hand-dyed, muted look (which I happen to really like).
Chill Angel pajamas aren’t cheap at $89 for the tee and $79 for the boxer, but they will be a staple in your travel wardrobe for a long while. Pick them up on the official website or look for them at online discount sites.
All pieces come in XS-XL, and I found them true to size.