Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Hoody in Optifade Subalpine

Traverse Hoody

  • Big Game : Optifade Subalpine
$219.00 $164.25
(27 Reviews)

We had comfort and versatility at the top of mind when designing the Traverse Hoody, giving it a high-loft Berber fleece interior for a soft feel that delivers plenty of warmth and mapping in lighter weight fleece panels at the sides and underarms for streamlined fit. An ultra-quiet polyester knit face with durable water repellent finish sheds light precipitation. Fabrics used in this hoody are constructed from recycled materials.

Product ID: #600026

Sizing Guide

Jacket & Tops Sizing

Size Chest Sleeve
Small 36 - 38" 33"
Medium 39 - 41" 34"
Medium Tall 39 - 41" 36"
Large 42 - 45" 35"
Large Tall 42 - 45" 37"
X-Large 46 - 49" 36"
X-Large Tall 46 - 49" 38"
2XL 50 - 53" 37"
2XL Tall 50 - 53" 39"
3XL 54 - 57" 38"

Pant Sizing (Inches)

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 30" 31"
31 31" 31"
32 32" 31" 33"
33 33" 32" 34"
34 34" 32" 34"
35 35" 32" 34"
36 36" 33" 34.5"
37 37" 33" 34.5"
38 38" 33" 34.5"
40 40" 33"
42 42" 33"
44 44" 33"

Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
Small 28 - 30" 31"
Medium 31 - 33" 31" 33"
Large 34 - 37" 32" 34"
X-Large 38 - 41" 32" 34"
2XL 42 - 45" 32" 34"
3XL 46 - 49" 32" 34"

Dakota Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 31" 31"
32 33" 31" 33"
34 35" 32" 34"
36 37" 32" 34"
38 39" 32" 34"
40 41" 32"
42 43" 32"
44 45" 32"

Glove Sizing

Size Palm Circ Length
Medium 8 - 8.5" 7.5 - 8"
Large 9 - 9.5" 8.5 - 9"
X-Large 9.5 - 10" 9 - 9.5"
2XL 10 - 10.5" 9.5 - 10"

Gaiter Sizing

Size Calf Circ Boot Size
M/L 17.5" US 6-10"
L/XL 18.5" US 10-14"

How to Take
Your Measurements


    Bend your elbow and put your hand on your hip. Measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the shoulder and down the elbow to the wrist bone.


    Take measurement under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.


    Measure around where you normally wear your pants, keeping the tape measure a bit loose or putting one finger between your body and the tape measure.

  • 4. INSEAM

    In a standing position,measure from your crotch to where you want your pants to end, breaking at the top of the shoe in the front and just above the heel in the back.

  • 5. GLOVES

    With hand partially closed, measure over the knuckles, around the hand, excluding the thumb.

Fit Guide

SITKA Gear engineers gear with a specific Fit and intended end use in mind. These functional designs provide the user with authentic garments for the right situation.

Fit Descriptions

We can communicate our Fit descriptions in 3 different ways. Keep in mind that each garment will allow for layering in accordance to the garments place in a system and described Fit

  • P/F
  • S/F
  • E/F

    Designed for minimal layering. Whether an early season piece or already insulated this garment fits to prevent inefficiencies in heat retention caused by dead space.


    Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.


    Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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  • Quiet polyester knit fabric with high-loft Berber fleece interior

  • Eco-conscious fabric constructed from recycled materials

  • Mapped mid-weight fleece panels at sides and underarms for optimal comfort and range of motion

  • Durable water repellent finish sheds light precipitation and keeps fabric from wetting out

  • Zippered hand and chest pockets provide secure storage

  • Sculpted hood won’t obscure peripheral vision

  • Integrated facemask for concealment

  • Low-profile thumb slots for easy layering

  • Total weight: 29 oz.

  • Imported

Wind Protection
Water Protection
Product is Standard Fit, designed to be layered for versatility.

Product Comments

27 Reviews
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Parker S
Reviewed On 11/19/2022

Medium - Optifade Timber
Fits great im 5' 6" 120 lbs. Super warm and soft. Only complaints I have is the face mask in the hood is really tight on the face, also not very good wind protection. Otherwise its a great product.

Chad Frank
Reviewed On 11/19/2022

5’11” 200 lbs size L fits perfect. I’ve had this jacket for a couple years. Brought it along on a late season rifle hunt in Montana. Temps ranged from -17- upper 20s with snow and wind. I wore this over the top of a core lightweight and heavyweight hoody. Can’t say enough how comfortable I was. When I did sweat I dried out quickly with this system. Sitka is expensive stuff but man does it work. Highly recommend this hoody.

Reviewed On 11/18/2022

This is a great hoodie, well made and fits nicely with not a lot of extra material to get in your way. The face mask is a nice touch and stays out of the way when not needed. Can’t comment on longevity or how it handles precip yet but time will tell. Definitely worth the money.

Dion Watson
Reviewed On 11/18/2022

One of the most used pieces of my Sitka gear !!! Very comfortable and a great base layer! Highly recommended

Carson Frank
Reviewed On 11/17/2022

The Traverse hoody is easily one of my favorite purchases from Sitka. It is warm enough to wear in freezing temperatures if you are moving and works as a great base layer if you are stationary.

Reviewed On 11/15/2022

So far I have been very happy with my Sitka gear. Light weight, warm, and breathable. I went one size up because the clothing seems to run one size smaller than normal. Only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because I wish it was a little better on the waterproofing side, other than that, it is my go to jacket for hunting.

Reviewed On 11/15/2022

This thing has been used way more than I expected so far this season. I’ve been wearing it as an outer piece with proper layering to the low 30s. Incredibly quiet. So far handles thorn patches decently. No snags yet. I’m in between sizes on Sitka tops. This one in large fit snug so I sized up.

Eli Schamber
Reviewed On 11/15/2022

I’m very impressed with the overall design of the hoodie! Very good October to early November, it’s not the best for late season gear but so far I’ve really enjoyed the gear, I bundled up under it and I stay warm, instead of buying the higher stuff I recommend getting another jacket or vest and you’ll be set for the year in all conditions! The traverse gear isn’t the best for rain or snow, the rain soaks into your pants and is not waterproof. Then you have to wash it or make sure it’s dry! Overall I can’t really complain about the gear! It is very durable and comfortable gear! I really recommend getting it overall!

Stephen Roth
Reviewed On 11/14/2022

Awesome gear kept me very warm in 20 degree weather went to Illinois for bow season on public land and not complaining 1 bit 100% satisfying

Reviewed On 11/14/2022

Great sweater, had to exchange for a smaller size, hoping to see the new one soon.

Reviewed On 11/11/2022

Took this out today and kept me toasty in high 40's. I paired it with the mountain jacket and I was warm all day.

Robert Keyser
Reviewed On 11/11/2022

Great jacket. Bought 2. One in black for blinds and one in camo for stands. Warm and comfortable great fit. You guys need to make more items in 3x for us larger fellas please!!

Robert S.
Reviewed On 11/07/2022

I got this for hunting but I liked it so much, I wear it everywhere. Not a windbreaker for sure but works as a great insulating layer.

Trevor Carda
Reviewed On 11/02/2022

This item is warm and comfortable for me at 55 - 60. I would not go below that especially if there is a breeze. Wind cuts threw it. Very soft, quite, fits snug. Most definitely archers buy a size bigger. Feels slightly looser than long John/ thermals. Can climb easily. Blood did not stain it.

Ryan F
Reviewed On 10/30/2022

I’m new to Sitka Gear, and I’m happy with the results of the hoody. I wore it in Indiana this past week with temps varying from the low 30s to 60s. The warmer temps i paired with stratus pants. Colder weather it was paired with the fanatic bibs. A base layer, a normal long sleeve shirt and this hoodie kept toasty in 33 degree mornings. Fit is great. I had several deer over the course of the week within single yard distances and none of them were ever on alert. I was fortunate to kill a great 10 point buck and was extremely comfortable doing so. My only thing I’d like to see is a pass through for a harness. The fanatic jacket was too warm for me, and I want the option to wear the harness under the hoody

Reviewed On 10/30/2022

Love this hoody, great cool weather option. Super quiet and plenty of warmth.

Reviewed On 10/28/2022

I am a bow hunter and this jacket is perfect for the average bowhunter. It has a nice fit.

Calvin Blackwell
Reviewed On 10/26/2022

I love this jacket, it’s comfortable, a good layer, and extremely warm. The materials on the inside feel amazing and the fit is extremely good, would definitely recommend this jacket

Tom S-T
Reviewed On 10/19/2022

Although I’m yet to wear this product outside it is clearly very high quality and very well made. The XL fits me (6ft 5”) very well.
The only thing stopping me from giving this product 5 stars is the fact that the face mask can’t be worn comfortably whilst wearing ear defenders, which is a shame as I much prefer ear defenders to ear plugs as ear defenders help hold up my glasses.
But this will hopefully get lots of use over the years to come wildfowling in England.

Emanuel Douglas
Reviewed On 10/11/2022

This is my new favorite jacket from Sitka. First impression was the comfort. This is also extremely quiet. The hood and face mask fit great and do not alter your vision when rotating your head. I did size up from my normal size after reading the reviews and I made the correct choice. I’m 5’ 9” 190lbs and the XL fits me perfect. I could say good things about this jacket all day. Definitely will be getting a different color soon.

Colton Smith
Reviewed On 10/08/2022

Amazing jacket. I didn’t think it would be as warm as it was but the jacket does fit kinda small.

Reviewed On 10/08/2022

I love it and think it’s a great mid layer, I would recommend to most people possibly going a size up I usually wear a large in all my Sitka but had to go to an Xl because of how snug the large was

Reviewed On 09/08/2022

Awesome jacket. Ordered a size XL and the fit is great. Fleece lining is warm. Will be a great outer layer for when its not windy and I dont need to wear the Stratus jacket. The XL hoody also fits well underneath the XL Stratus jacket.

Reviewed On 08/18/2022

I have a lot of Sitka gear and this may be the only product i’ve been iffy about. I ordered the hoody in my normal sitka size and for some reason this was small on me. I normally order mediums and they are a tad big on me. So i was surprised this in a medium was too small. It also has a weird fit. It’s long which is fine with clothing that is flexible but this hoody is stiff so they length bunches up at the bottom. But, it’s very warm. I want to love it, so I may have to return and get a bigger size. I wish they still made the gradient hoody. It was a much better fit.

Reviewed On 08/06/2022

I bought the white solid for snow goose hunting warm & comfortable. Only 3 stars as the zippers are all grey and the only solid color version of this jacket that the zippers do not match. A snow goose has amazing eyesight and pick up movement. The white is supposed to conceal the movement but I kid you not they can see the grey if you move while laying out in the field.

Reviewed On 07/24/2022

Love this piece, will be replacing my Equinox Hoody. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that I wish it had the hole in the back for the safety harness.

Reviewed On 07/15/2022

This jacket has exceeded my initial expectations in its versatility. The tight weave of the exterior sheds water and wind more than expected and its quiet too. It won't stand up to downpours and really windy conditions but it performs well in most conditions. The warmth is exceptional and will work for mid-to-late season western weather. The fit is great and not overly bulky due to the body mapped fleece. Overall this piece integrates well with the system I use in the northern Rockies.

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