Royal Class Men’s 2-Pack Sleep Shorts

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For much of my life, I spent my summers sleeping in either cotton or polyester athletic shorts. I didn’t know about sleep shorts. In fact, I’m not sure sleep shorts existed when I was a kid. If they did, I wasn’t aware of it.

I haven’t seen a massive difference between athletic shorts and sleep shorts, especially the cotton ones. The drawstrings in athletic shorts tend to be less obtrusive than the larger ones in sleep shorts, but in terms of fit I’ve found them to feel similar. On the other hand, sleep shorts are designed specifically for comfort, which probably gives them an edge where sound sleep is concerned. That’s one reason why I’ve started wearing more dedicated sleep shorts in recent years.

You can find these kinds of shorts in most clothing stores. In addition, Aldi has been selling sleepwear for a long time, rotating it in as part of its limited buy selection. Over the years, I’ve seen pajama pants as well as full sets for summer or winter.

This summer, I also spotted sleep shorts on the supermarket’s shelves.

Royal Class Men's 2-Pack Sleep Shorts

Royal Class Men’s 2-Pack Sleep Shorts are an Aldi Find, which means Aldi only sends one shipment to each store. Once that shipment is sold out, you won’t be able to get them again until they come back, if they come back at all. Aldi doesn’t ship its products online, so if you can’t find them in stores, you’re out of luck.

At post time, this set cost $9.99. While it’s possible you might find them for around this price at certain big box stores or dollar stores, in most cases you’re probably going to pay more.

The shorts are listed as certified “Standard 100” by OEKO-TEK, which tests for harmful substances in textiles. The solid color shorts are made of 100% cotton, while the mélange (multi-colored, which are the gray shorts in my set) are 85% cotton and 15% viscose (also known as rayon). The shorts are a product of Bangladesh.

They come in different sizes and colors, with sizes ranging from medium to XXL.

Royal Class Men's 2-Pack Sleep Shorts

The care instructions call for machine washing separately before wearing, and to machine wash in cold water with like colors. As expected, you should use only non-chlorine bleach when needed, tumble dry on low heat, and use a cool iron if needed. The instructions warn to not iron the labels.

I found both the black and gray pants to be comfortable. They slip on easily and fit as expected; I’m a medium and they went around my waist comfortably. The drawstring allows for some adjustment, too, which is always a plus.

Royal Class Men's 2-Pack Sleep Shorts

With a shirt.

I’m around 5’9″, and as you can see in the picture, for me they came down to just above the knee. You can use that as a reference point in how they might fit on people of different heights.

Royal Class Men's 2-Pack Sleep Shorts

With my shirt pulled up so you can see the drawstring. They look a little goofy because the pockets weren’t quite pushed in all the way, but you can get an idea of look and fit.

I liked how I was able to walk around with them and not have them slip. They also look like normal shorts when my shirt is down, which is helpful if I have to be outside with them on for some reason. You’ll also notice that these particular sleep shorts have a button fly — not all of my sleep shorts do — which for some guys might make it a little easier if you need to use the restroom in the night. One other feature is the pockets, which are a nice feature if, say, you’re needing to step outside of your house and want to keep your keys on you.

The Verdict:

I’ve had a good track record with Aldi sleepwear, especially in recent years, and these shorts appear to continue that tradition. They’re comfortable, fit the way I would expect them to, and are at one of the lowest price points I can find for sleep shorts. Time will tell on durability, although if my past experience with Aldi sleepwear is any indication, these should be around for a while.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

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