These breathable pajamas are the only ones that stand up to the hot and cold extremes of my temperature-controlled apartment

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  • Since moving into a temperature-controlled apartment, I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of pajamas that keep me cool when it’s hot and toasty when it’s cold.
  • I’ve been testing out Summersalt’s Cloud 9 Silky Pajama Set ($95), and they’ve done exactly that. My pair is loose-fitting, breezy, and just warm enough.
  • If you can comfortably afford them, you’ll love these pajamas. The material is soft and silky but feels like its made to last through years of wearing and washing.

Truth be told, I’ve never fretted over sleepwear. From hole-ridden tees to thick dresses, my motley pajamas have never kept me from lulling into a deep sleep. But my sleepwear needs have drastically changed since moving into a temperature-controlled apartment, and like a modern-day Goldilocks, I’ve been searching for a “just right” pair. I’d prefer my choices to be more than just drenched in sweat or shivering through the night.

In an attempt to rectify this problem, I’ve added portable fans to brave the heat, purchased blankets to withstand chills, and ordered a slew of pajama sets from brands that tout unrivaled design at cheaper prices. Sadly, my efforts have been futile, leaving me to bemoan my alarm come morning. That was until I tried Summersalt’s new pajama set.

My experience with Summersalt’s Cloud 9 Silky Pajama Set

Summersalt’s lightweight, airy, yet exorbitantly cozy pajama set is the solution to my woes.

A beloved media darling in swimwear, Summersalt launched the Cloud 9 pajama collection in February 2019 and recently introduced new silk styles in November. You can choose between two silhouettes – the pant-shirt set and mid-length dress – in three colorful prints, accompanied by a matching eye mask (sold separately for $15). I opted for the set in lava and hibiscus classic stripe, which reviewers laud as “so soft that you’ll never want to get out of bed” among other favorable accolades.

After about a month of testing, the Summersalt set has become a nighttime favorite, as I’m now able to sleep comfortably regardless of the temperature in my apartment. Since the duo is made of silk, polyester, and stretch terry fibers, it’s breathable, highly absorbent, and moves well as I toss around at night. As a result, I feel cool and cozy in bed during indoor hot spells, and my sheets never get damp with sweat. I was skeptical that this lightweight material would also hold up in cold weather, but it still keeps me warm and snug even when it’s freezing – particularly when paired with some fuzzy socks.

Sizing:

My Summersalt pajamas feel looser than typical size-large apparel (which is the size I usually wear), and I find myself frequently adjusting the tie at the waist. It boils down to personal preference, but I always opt for roomy clothing, especially when it comes to sleepwear. For that reason, I view the slightly large sizing as an added bonus, but if you generally favor more figure-hugging pajamas, then I suggest sizing down.

The bottom line:

As someone with limited discretionary income, I’d be remiss if I didn’t address the $80 to $95 cost. I know they’re expensive, but I justify this set as an investment. A good pair of pajamas isn’t going to magically make you sleep better, but it might give you an excuse to curl up early with a good book, or just take your own relaxation a little more seriously. If you’re like me, they’ll at least fill a void of comfort that felt impossible to fill as I lived at the whim of my temperature-controlled apartment.

All in all, my silky pajama set checks every box: Its material keeps me cozy during temperature extremes, and the construction is built to last for years. Cloud 9 and sweet dreams await me every night, and for me, that’s enough to warrant the cost.