Travel goods for today: Slip into the softest sleepwear ever

Travel goods for today: Slip into the softest sleepwear ever

You scaled the mountain, kayaked the rapids, museum-hopped your way around town – whatever the adventure, you’ve earned your jammy time. So slip into something so comfortable, so artfully constructed that you’ll be tempted to not only lounge in it but to entertain, tour and sightsee in it as well. Pack a pair or two of this oh-so soft and stylish sleepwear on your next trip.

KN Karen Neuburger Live Love Lounge sleepwear ($38-$54 at department stores nationwide) was created with supreme comfort and panache in mind by someone who has a strong and storied background in fashion and fashion design. Karen Neuburger began making her pajama sets in 1994. In 1997, Oprah selected these ultra-soft wonders as one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” And it’s easy to see why.

These lightweight PJs are pure comfort, with a drawstring waist on the bottoms, an expansive color palette that includes both solids and patterns in shades of blue, pink and gray, and material that offers just a touch of stretch. The pajamas also fully back up the collection name of “Live, Love, Lounge”; you will want them to be your No. 1 wardrobe go-to. (

Soma’s Cool Nights sleepwear ($32-$60 on Soma website) is so soft, light and luxurious that it feels like slipping into a whisper. The collection includes sleeveless, cap, short- and long-sleeve tops; tap shorts and crop and long pants; and short, long and loose-fit sleepshirts. The variety of colors and patterns, with names like lemon citrus ivory, panorama beach blue sea and lush leaves deep lake, call to mind indulgent tropical island vacations.

Cool Nights pieces come in breathable fabric that keeps wearers cool and dry and retains its shape, even after countless washings. Some pieces feature pockets, notched collars or lace trim. As a bonus, the style and drape of the fabric are uber-complimentary. O, The Oprah Magazine, has featured Soma products. (

Both KN Karen Neuburger Live Love Lounge and Soma Cool Nights sleepwear are made for lazing and lulling away an evening in comfort. Have dinner on your hotel balcony – these sets are made to be seen. Curl up on the sofa for binge-watching a favorite show, enjoying fabric that moves with you. There’s no pinching or pulling, no unforgiving waistbands that will mock or bite into your stomach – just incredibly soft material that feels sumptuous and flatters every figure.

Both brands of pajamas scrunch up nicely to fit into any available crevice in your luggage or flatten down smoothly into a packing cube. Because they are so lightweight and compact, you can pack a couple sets, one to wash and one to wear. They wash out easily in the hotel sink and quickly hang dry.