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Pajama Jeans

*Est. $40
Reviewed
September 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Pajama Jeans

Comfortable and stylish pants, but only if you find the right size

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish on some
Cons
  • Difficult to find right size
  • Dye may run
  • No petite or tall options

Pajama Jeans claim to be the pants every woman has been looking for; stylish, flattering jeans that are as comfortable as a pair of pajama bottoms. Made from a fabric that is a blend of cotton and spandex, Pajama Jeans pull on like pajamas, but are styled to look like boot-cut jeans --complete with stitched pockets and brass rivets. The pants are available in eight sizes and are advertised as the perfect garment for any occasion where you can wear jeans, but want the comfort of loungewear.

Many customers who have tried Pajama Jeans find them to be very comfortable and stylish enough to wear out and about, but only if you can get past their one big hurdle: sizing. The pants aren't available in standard numbered sizes, so many women have trouble figuring out what size they need to order; they tend to run small and many customers recommend ordering a size larger than what you think you need. They're also available in only one length, which makes it difficult for those needing petite or tall sizes to find a flattering fit. Those who say they love Pajama Jeans recommend only wearing them when it's cool outside due to the heaviness of the material and washing them separately because they aren't colorfast.

WGHP in Greensboro, N.C., puts Pajama Jeans to the test and find that they both wear and wash well, but recommend ordering a size up. WXIA in Atlanta has a different experience, with their tester giving the pants two thumbs down, mainly due to the poor fit on her body and the running dye. WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y., tries out Pajama Jeans, and while their tester likes them well enough to wear to casual outings, she's not sure they're worth the $40 price tag. Customers on HSN.com and Amazon.com review Pajama Jeans, and many complain about how difficult it is to find the right size for a flattering fit. Those who have the proper size like the pants, but suggest washing them on their own.

Our Sources

1. WGHP (Greensboro, NC)

In a "Deal or Dud" segment, reporter Melissa Painter asks a fellow employee, Katie, test out a pair of Pajama Jeans for a week. Katie finds them incredibly comfortable, noting that she has washed them twice and that they have kept their shape after each washing. Both Melissa and Katie mention that they were expecting the size they ordered to be big on Katie, but they fit well, so they suggest ordering a size larger than what you normally wear.

Review: Live Deal or Dud: Pajama Jeans, Melissa Painter, May 25, 2010

2. WXIA (Atlanta)

Kayla Greeg, an intern for WXIA, gives the Pajama Jeans a try and is underwhelmed by the experience. She has trouble finding a size that fits her, and the pants wind up being too long and very baggy on her. She says she does find them to be soft and comfortable, but that she wouldn't wear them out since they don't look stylish. Kayla also notices that the blue dye from the pants eventually starts to rub off on her hands, and when she washes them, she notices blue dye all over the washing machine.

Review: Try It Review: Pajama Jeans, Karyn Greer, July 20, 2011

3. WGRZ (Buffalo, N.Y.)

As one of their "Product Test" segments, reporter Mary Friona asks a WGRZ employee wears a pair of Pajama Jeans around the office. She finds them to be comfortable while still looking stylish, and says she would wear them to casual outings. She finds the price tag of $40 a bit steep for the product, and says she wouldn't pay it.

Review: Product Test: Pajama Jeans, Mary Friona, May 23, 2011

4. HSN.com

Nearly 400 customers review Pajama Jeans on HSN.com, and the comments are a mix of good and bad. Most find the pants to be very comfortable, but not all would wear them out due to difficulties finding the right fit. Sizing is the most common complaint; since Pajama Jeans are not available in number sizes, many women have trouble figuring out what size they need. Also, the pants only come in one length, so those who need petite or tall sizes find the length of the pants to be a problem. Customers who manage to get Pajama Jeans in a size that works for them find that the pants look just like regular jeans and they happily wear them anywhere jeans are acceptable. A few mention that the dye tends to run in the wash and suggest that you wash Pajama Jeans separately.

Review: Pajama Jeans Knit-Style Denim Pants with Pockets, Contributors to HSN.com

5. Amazon.com

Nearly 40 customers review Pajama Jeans on Amazon.com, and while the average rating is 4 out of 5 there are frequent complaints about how hard it is to find the right size. Those who have the pants in the proper size say they are very flattering and comfortable. A few comment that the fabric is a bit heavy and recommend wearing Pajama Jeans only during the cooler months.

Review: Pajama Jeans, As Seen On TV, Contributors to Amazon.com

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