The Traverse Zip-T is a mid layer top that has insulating qualities, moves with you, and is treated with an antimicrobial bath to ward off odor causing bacteria.
This is your expedition weight compliment to the core series. Wind resistant and durable face allow the Traverse layers to be worn in all technical situations, while the soft lofted inside will hold in heat. The Traverse Zip-T has thumb loops on the extended sleeve cuff, a welded chest pocket, and a deep chest zip.
Hands-down the most comfortable top I've ever owned. I look forward to cooler weather just so I can put this thing on. Fits true to size (I'm 5'9" 180lbs and the Large fits me great). I have worn the Traverse zip-t and Traverse bottoms through 1 year consisting of 10+ days of backcountry mule deer hunting, 20+ days of waterfowl hunting and 10+ days of fly fishing and it still looks brand new. High quality construction and EXTREMELY soft and comfortable. Highly recommended.
The Traverse line fills the gap between base and outer and much, much more! As previous reviews stated, the Sitka Traverse can be worn as the outer allowing ample cooling when needed and insulation giving you that extra edge when the temperature is down before the sun comes up or goes down for the day. Easily packable and wonderfully comfortable, you will be thankful you added the Traverse. I used to piece-meal my hunting clothes and grab what seemed to be appropriate layers, since using the Sitka Gear line, dressing for success in the field has become easy. Thank you!
I just returned from six days in Canada hunting ducks and geese.I wore the traverse over a thin synthetic every day. It is both the most comfortable and warmest mid layer I have ever tried. This garment performed better than expected, was not smelly after worn for 12 hunts in a row,fits great(a large for my 42long frame at 6ft, 185lb) and I will be buying more colors for myself and my wife.
What can I say about the Traverse Zip-T; other then it is another "must have" piece. Before the Merino Zip-T was released; I would were the Traverse either by it's self, or with a base layer underneath. Either way; it has been one of my core pieces of gear, since back when it was called the "Mountain Shirt". It does an admirable job of blocking wind, it does a good job of keeping odors at bay and it's very versatile. With the way it pulls the sweat off of your body and moves it to the exterior; it can be worn from the spring, into the late seasons. The deep chest zip is perfect for those minute adjustments to keep your temperature "just right". I like the Traverse Zip-T so much, that I own several of them; both in the solid colored offering, as well as Optifade Open Country and Forest. Luke J. GORE Gear tester
The Traverse Zip T is one of my favorite pieces and extremely versitile. It can be used as both an expedition weight base or a low loft middle layer. I use it as an indespensible 3+ layer and i wouldn't leave the truck without it. I have one in both camo and solid so I can use it anywhere. Outstanding piece of gear. Wade Nelson HardcoreOutdoor.com
The Traverse is a great shirt to wear through all but the hottest part of the seasons. It it form fitting...but not too tight. I love the thumb holes in the sleeves and the chest pocket. I initially bought a size up in this shirt, but it was too big. I sent it back for my normal size, and it fit perfect. For reference...I'm 5'8", 190 lbs, 42 chest and I wear this in a size large.
Out of all of the pieces of Sitka gear I own and use, the Traverse Zip-T is by far my #1 item. I own three of them in all of the concealment patterns. Not matter what the situation, this is my must wear piece of gear. Although rather light in weight, it is a very warm layering piece of part of your Sitka Gear system. The face of the Traverse Zip-T is very durable and can take anything you throw at it. The fit of Traverse Zip-T is excellent. As with all Sitka pieces, this is cut with an athlete fit. It is meant to be a little tight to help minimize bulk. The garment also features an anti-microbial treatment to help reduce odor causing bacteria. I am a GORE™ Gear Tester.
As a product tester for Gore and other companies I know gear, and good gear is important to me. This top met my expectations and has been worn in duck blinds and flooded timber up and down the east coast. It is warm and well made. The design is just right for a mid-layering piece that may do double-duty as outerwear on mild, early season days. The single pocket is a well thought-out bonus for what is essentially a layering piece.
The Traverse shirt is my go to shirt, it always in my pack. From cool morning outer wear to cold weather mid wear. This is probably one of most favorite garments Sitka offers!
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