The Traverse Zip-T is an abrasion-resistant outer layer for mild days and an insulating mid layer for the cold. The durable knit outer face fabric protects a soft fleece backer that traps warm air to distance your skin from the elements. The half zip pullover construction with zippered chest pocket delivers a tailored fit. Sleeves break below the wrist with integrated thumb loops to keeping the shirt in place from ravine to ridge top.
I purchased this shirt and have worn it for every hunt this year: both deer and waterfowl(pattern I bought). It moves from early season to late easily. Very warm and comfortable but not too warm that you can't take it. I purchased one for my father and he loves it, too. I don't think I've used the pocket but once as it's not real spacious for anything bigger than and ID card. Love the shirt and highly recommend it.
This piece is just an all around great garment. I've worn it as an outer layer on warm hunts, under a Dakota vest on cooler days, and as an insulating layer under the Hudson jacket on those days when others decide its "too cold to hunt". All and all its a great stand alone item, and its almost essential for a properly versatile Sitka system.
This particular piece of kit has to be one of our favorite garments from Sitka. It's versatility allows it to be an early season shirt and as the season progresses it becomes a great underlayer for colder weather. The extended cuffs with thumb holes allow it to keep the cold from creeping up your arm and the softness of the fleece keeps you comfy and warm. Do yourself a favor and add this item to your next order. Team GoHuntBirds.com
I want to start off by saying that the open country pattern is amazing. second to none. last night I was sitting on the ground at the end of a finger of trees that stops in the middle of a bean field. I watched 7 does come out on the complete opposite side of where I was sitting. As the hunt went on they slowly moved closer and closer. Eventually the does made their way within bow range. I had 7 does at 10 yards while i was on the ground all look at me while i was drawing my bow back, I though the hunt was up and they were going to spook. After about 10-15 seconds all the does continued feeding and were completely calm. its like they were looking right through me. I was completely shocked!!!! i ended up harvesting a healthy doe and stuffed my freezer. I was wearing a core lightweight long sleeve and traverse zip. I love the traverse on mild days i can wear it as my outer piece and layer on top if it gets colder. The new traverse has a much tighter knit face and a lot better wind resistance compared to years prior. With one or 2 layerS underneath the traverse can take you down to about 40 degrees while stationary if the wind isn't blowing to hard. The DWR treatment also repels water extremely well and has kept me dry when light showers crop up. This piece is always with me once the mercury drops and frost begins to form in the mornings. The only con I have about this piece is in warmer temps the piece seems to get a little damp and calmy that's why I strictly use it for colder weather hunts. Thanks Sitka for saving me and allowing me to harvest that doe basically unseen. If I would have been wearing any other pattern I believe those does would have spooked!
Great piece and a must have for the entire season. I wear this with a thin base layer for early season bow hunts as well as I wear it to insulate with the Jetstream jacket on late season rifle hunts. Goes with me on every hunt.
I have had this for about a year now and have to say its one of my favorite items from Sitka. Not only is it extremely comfortable as is all sitkas products but it is warm. The only flaw I would give it is that it does not hold any wind out. Great product for layering.
A. Sitka Gear does sell direct to individuals online within Canada and the USA.
A. Sitka Gear products are available from specialty retailers across North America. Please see our Dealer Locator for a list of stocking dealers near you. Most retailers will special order Sitka products not in stock. We are also glad to assist you in locating a specific product; call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
As well, you can purchase online directly through our website.
A. Yes, we have gear experts available from the hours of 8:00am MST to 5:00pm MST that are able to answer any of your technical questions as well as process and place orders. During hunting season and other times of the year in which we experience high call volumes please do not be discouraged to leave us a voice message. We will return your call ASAP.
A. Our products are built to be used together as a complete system and are designed for very specific end-uses. For general guidelines on how to build an appropriate system for a specific hunt please check out our System Builder. As well, our gear experts are all avid hunters and are here to assist you in building your system. Don’t hesitate to call them with specific questions at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. We stand behind every product we make. If you are unhappy with any of our products at the time your receive them, feel free to send them back. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable cost. For more details, visit our Repairs and Warranties page.
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A. Sitka Gear does offer a Pro Purchase Program for qualified professionals, including Guides, Outfitters, Industry Professionals and Fish and Wildlife Officers. For more information please contact us by sending an email to Outfitters@SitkaGear.com.
A. Yes. Although we proudly support and like to recognize the efforts of every hunter and enthusiast, we do also have a team of sponsored Athletes. To learn more about our athletes, view each of their profiles here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/athletes
A. Our Sitka Athlete roster is currently full, but if you would like to touch base with us please feel free to send an email to Info@SitkaGear.com and we will forward it along as appropriate. As well, we love to hear stories from the field and are constantly looking to post customer stories to our blog. Submit your stories here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/tribe-stories
A. Sitka Gear is continuing to expand and is glad to hear of your interest in becoming a Sitka Gear retailer. Please email your contact information to Dealers@SitkaGear.com and a sales representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.