Is there such a thing as bathrobe-material pajamas?
September 15, 2019 6:03 PM   Subscribe

I'd like something that I can step into after a bath/shower without having to towel off. The most obvious choice is a bathrobe, but I would prefer something tighter fitting. Does this exist? If so, where can I buy it?
posted by jtothes to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
When you say “bathrobe-material” are you referring to a thick terry cloth?

Terry or french terry (smooth on one side) pajamas are definitely a product that exists, they’re just often a shorter pile than you might find on a bathrobe.
posted by Secret Sparrow at 6:30 PM on September 15, 2019 [3 favorites]

Yeah, I'm confused as to what you mean by bathrobe material. I feel like that could be anything. Or, at least, many things. Silk? Flannel? Terry cloth? I'm not sure what you mean.
posted by jdroth at 6:57 PM on September 15, 2019

I assume you're looking for some kind of garment made out of towel material but not a bathrobe. You could ask a tailor to make something for you if you find a pattern of the kind of thing you're looking for.
posted by bleep at 6:58 PM on September 15, 2019

I found this googling "towel wrap"
posted by bleep at 7:15 PM on September 15, 2019

Here you go Terry cloth footed pjs.
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 7:30 PM on September 15, 2019

There are short "bathrobes" that have zippers, or buttons, that are sort of like a cross between a pajama and a robe. They can be pretty aggressively unattractive, but it does work for the idea you have and are pretty good to move around the house without feeling like you need to towel off first. They are a version of a house coat.
posted by dawg-proud at 7:31 PM on September 15, 2019

If you mean post-shower absorbent bathrobes, made of terry cloth: Calida Men's Matthew Pyjama
posted by Iris Gambol at 7:59 PM on September 15, 2019

Why don't you just put your pajamas on without toweling off? Because sitting in wet clothing is not comfortable. I don't think wet terry cloth will feel any better. You might be better off getting a towel large enough to wrap around you and sit in that. I often sit in a towel under a ceiling fan.
posted by soelo at 8:38 PM on September 15, 2019 [8 favorites]

Try pajamas that are specifically described as moisture-wicking or for hot/sweaty sleepers. These are often lightweight and made of polyester or another synthetic. Merino wool might work too.

Cotton terry is good at getting water off your body, but it holds on to that water for an uncomfortably long time. I’m skeptical that any garment will completely eliminate the need to towel off; cotton definitely won’t.
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:02 AM on September 16, 2019

One of the swim team kids this summer had terry cloth pants, so they exist. Other than observing them, and they were not adult-sized, that’s all I have.
posted by childofTethys at 4:18 AM on September 16, 2019

This kind of thing? Or this?

Try googling “towelling onesie”, or “bathrobe onesie”.
posted by tinkletown at 6:44 AM on September 16, 2019

It’s expensive, but the Ace Hotel has these in their rooms and I can confirm it does what you want—you just pull it on post shower in place of a robe and it’s super comfy.
posted by nancynickerson at 9:31 AM on September 16, 2019

Update: I bought the Calida pajamas and it was exactly what I was looking for. So happy with this purchase even though it took a while to ship.
posted by jtothes at 2:01 PM on November 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

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