Chill Angel Merino Wool Pajamas For Winter

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.

So I took two Chill Angel pieces, the Sereni-Tee top and the Jammie boxer on a trip to Utah in winter, where high altitude combined with cold temperatures led to stuffy room conditions in my hotel.

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.


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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