Some may argue that traveling by plane is an occasion to dress up, but for most of us at Traveler, comfort is the main priority when planning a transit day ensemble: You want something loose enough that you won't need to readjust (or worse, unbutton) a few hours in, but put-together enough to feel that you've made a switch out of pajamas and into a true outfit. Luckily, we are in a time of loungewear sets galore.
Read on for 23 of the best loungewear sets to add to your wardrobe. From upscale sweatsuits to five-piece collections (eye mask included) and cozy cashmere knits, they'll keep you comfy when you're sitting on plane, train, or in the passenger seat, and will get a re-wear on lazy vacation days when your only itinerary item is lounging around the Airbnb.
This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date.
Lunya Restore Travel Kit
Former Traveler editor Corina Quinn swears by Lunya’s five-piece travel set, gifted to her in 2019. It comes with an incredibly soft pair of leggings (with a pocket, no less), a tank top, a sweater, socks, and an eye mask, all for under $300. Everything is machine washable, though best laid flat to dry, and comes bundled in a mesh laundry bag you’ll want to pack for trips, too. Its fabric promises to increase blood flow and oxygen levels in tissue, causing improved circulation—a plus for any long trip.
Outdoor Voices All Day Hoodie and Sweatpants
Outdoor Voices’ All Day hoodie and sweatpants set really is made to wear from dusk to dawn. It aims to be the softest pair of sweats you will ever wear, and stacks up, with a CloudKnit fabric that feels as cozy as your most worn-in pair of pajamas. The sweatpants are high-rise and more fitted toward the bottom to give the most flattering look possible, too. The pieces can be bought individually and come in six different colors, from neutral charcoal to a rich Kalamata purple.
Everlane The Lightweight French Terry hoodie and jogger
Everlane is an expert at comfort-first clothing. They understand loungewear has become almost everyone’s uniform these days, and keep rolling out more options, like this lightweight French Terry set, available in field green, dark plum (shown above), cayenne, and black. (The set comes in men's sizes, too.)
Everlane Cozy-Stretch pullover and sweatpant
For a slightly more elevated look, try this Everlane option. The fabric is a mix of wool, recycled nylon, yak hair, and elastane, giving it that soft and stretchy feel that's just what we're looking for at 30,000 feet. The wide-leg fit adds to the comfort factor.
Summersalt Ribbed Collection Wide Leg Pant and Long Sleeve Henley
For an outfit that's as close to pajamas as you can get while still passing for daytime clothes, we turn to this Summersalt collection. Grab the stretchy wide leg pant and long sleeve henley in the navy or striped pattern—the lighter ones (pink and aqua) are a bit less opaque, but function well if you only plan to wear them around the house or on road trips, when you're only seeing others during a dash into a rest stop.
Free People Essential Travel Set
For those who love a uniform, look no further than Free People's Essential Travel Set. It comes with a stretchy tank top, leggings, longline cardigan with a robe tie, and matching eye mask, all of which fit inside an included drawstring pouch. Order the set in heather gray or garnet.
Girlfriend ReSet long sleeve and jogger
Sometimes, you want to feel like you're swaddled in your softest, worn-in jersey sheets. For those occasions, the ReSet sweats are a go-to. They're also moisture-wicking, in case you want to keep them on for a yoga session. The joggers and long-sleeve tee come in nearly a dozen colors, from basic black to plum and sepia pink, and are available is sizes XXS to 6XL.
Jaanuu Lounge hoodie and jogger
If this brand sounds familiar, you may own one of its face masks—the scrubs brand is behind one of our favorite cloth masks, and recently ventured into loungewear. The result is a super stretchy, super soft hoodie and jogger set you'll want to wear on every flight.
Vuori Halo Essential Hoodie and Performance Jogger
City guides director Corina Quinn has been living in her Vuori DreamKnit Collection Hoodie and Jogger set. “The DreamKnit feels like a cloud—it's so soft and cozy, yet lightweight, so you don't get too hot or too cool in them. On top of that, because there are a few different models of jogger pants and tops, my friends and I have all found a model that's flattering for us.” For a pair of sweats that make you feel like you’re wearing a real outfit without actually doing so, Vuori’s unbelievably soft, stretchy sets are an easy pick.
Cuyana Organic Pima drape-back top and tapered pant
While Traveler editor Jessica Puckett's favorite cashmere set is nearly sold out, Cuyana's Pima outfit is another great option for plane travel and lounging, particularly in warmer environments, as the material is soft, smooth, and breathable.
Knix Good to Go oversized hoodie and jogger
All sweatpants are designed to be comfortable, but the fabric Knix uses takes things up a notch. The smooth, cooling, and slightly stretchy fabric feels fantastic against skin and looks a bit more put-together than typical sweatpant material.
Monos Sevilla top and jogger
Most loungewear tends to follow the same cut, so we appreciate Monos, a luggage brand, shaking things up when delving into clothing. This set is as soft as any sweatpants out there, with a mid-length wide-leg pant and a short sleeve V-neck tee that's just slightly cropped.
Skims Cozy pullover and jogger
While Skims has no shortage of loungewear options, the Cozy collection, with its teddy bear-style fabric, just might be our favorite. The unisex joggers have an elastic waist with a drawstring (and more importantly, pockets), and the pullover wears like a sweater, so you can swap into jeans when you land and feel ready to go.
Lou and Grey Signaturesoft sweatshirt and sweatpants
Anything labeled Signaturesoft nails both the rest day and flying-comfortably mood we're going for. The top and bottom have a streamlined shape and the sweatpants are tapered at the ankle. Both pieces are made of a comfortable rayon, acrylic, and spandex mix, so you’ll feel cozy while still looking put together. The sweatshirt and sweatpants can be purchased individually and come in nearly a dozen colors should you want to mix and match, and the sweatshirt passes the video-conferencing-chic test, in that it looks more like a standard sweater than workout wear.
Allbirds R&R sweatshirt and sweatpant
Allbirds has been expanding its offerings from shoes and accessories into athletic and loungewear, using the same environmentally conscious (and carbon neutral) production process. This crewneck and sweats set is best for loungewear purists who want something simple, and comes in white or black, as well as limited-edition colors like pine, terracotta, and true navy.
Aday Like A Hug sweatshirt and Comfy Days pants
Ribbed lines, a deep quarter zip, and a high neckline that can be worn popped up or with the collar folded over add style points to this cotton Aday set. Plus, both the sweater and pants have pockets, so you can keep your wallet or AirPods close by when moving through the airport.
Softies Dream Jersey lounge set
Not a hoodie person? You might like this cowl-neck top, which comes with cropped pants, both made of a super soft jersey and spandex fabric. Shop the set in gray, sky blue, strawberry, or buttercream, and wear it on your next overnight flight to feel like you're in pajamas.
Pangaia recycled cashmere sweatshirt and track pants
Perhaps best known for its tried-and-true sweatsuits that are aesthetically a big step up from the ones you're holding onto from college days, Pangaia's cashmere set elevates a travel day look even further, with cuffed ankles, a high-rise waist, and a turtleneck collar.
Raey knitted cashmere sweater and trousers
Looking to splurge on a loungewear set? Raey's oversized V-neck sweater and wide-leg trousers (with an elastic waistband, don't you worry) are as good a travel uniform as we've ever seen, especially when you're hopping on a red-eye or long-haul flight. Both are made of a soft cashmere sourced and knitted in Nepal.
Reona mauve cotton shorts
Softwear Lounge Set
You may never want to put on pajamas again after wearing Softwear's Lounge Set. The fabric is buttery soft inside and out. Both the pullover and joggers are tailored and fitted with a clean silhouette—the top could pass for a normal sweater—while still being ultra soft. Plus, it’s long-lasting: The sustainable fabric is pilling-resistant and made to keep its shape after every wear.
Girlfriend Collective Mid-Rise Jogger and Crewneck
Several Traveler editors are huge fans of Girlfriend Collective's oft-sold-out workout wear, and especially their classic high-rise compressive legging. Last year, the brand launched an even comfier loungewear option as part of their first gender neutral collection, the For Everyone line. We like the jogger and crewneck, both of which come in a bevy of subtle, earthy colors like coffee and thorn, and have a looser fit than many other options on the list. Consider these your top pick for lazy weekend days around the neighborhood and red-eye flights to come.
Everly Grey Whitney Maternity Lounge Set
Made for pregnant or nursing moms, this Everly Grey set is designed to fit a baby bump and make nursing easier with side openings on the top. Made of stretchy fabric with cuffed ankles and wrists and pockets on the hips, it's a loose, ever-so-slightly tailored look you'll wear again and again. Order it in one of four neutral colors: black, charcoal, oyster pink, or denim blue.