Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine
Traverse Jacket in Optifade Subalpine

Traverse Jacket

  • Big Game : Optifade Subalpine
(34 Reviews)

We had comfort and versatility at the top of mind when designing the Traverse Jacket, 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 helps shed light precipitation. Fabrics used in this hoody are constructed from recycled materials.

Product ID: #600028

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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  • Ultra-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

  • Low-profile thumb slots for easy layering

  • Total weight: 26 oz.

  • Imported

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

Product Comments

34 Reviews
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Travis Glassman
Reviewed On 01/26/2023

Great layering piece or can be used as a stand alone. Perfect fit and very stylish.

Jake Pschirrer
Reviewed On 01/26/2023

Very comfortable, warm and good looking. I love the Woodsmoke color. I'm 6' 1", 170 pounds and the large is perfect. I wear large in all Sitka tops and coats.

Reviewed On 01/25/2023

Sweet jacket fits great looks great very good jacket

tom obrien
Reviewed On 01/25/2023

I am a loyal user of sika hunting gear , I have purchased many sets of whitetail gear . And waterfowl. I have never purchased the day to day gear from Sitka.
Made my first purchase a month ago with this jacket , I asked my self why did the light bulb not click sooner . I love the jacket , quality, comfort, and performance
I will be purchasing more in the future

Reviewed On 01/19/2023

Great jacket everything advertised

Reviewed On 01/19/2023

Awesome Jacket for those mild winter days, where temps average 40-50 degrees and keeps the wind off of you. I believe it would nicely as an under layer for the very cold days. Very nice

Ridge Rock Hunt Co
Reviewed On 01/18/2023

Best lightweight jacket in my closet! Warm. Comfortable and fits perfect. Thank you Sitka for the quality products!

Joshu Murray
Reviewed On 01/05/2023

Best jacket I’ve purchased! Great fit, lightweight and very warm.

Reviewed On 01/04/2023

Excellent jacket. Fits very well. great under a coat or by itself if over 30 degrees. Only complaint is that shipping took waaay too long. Almost 2 weeks when I paid for 2 day shipping which tells me it took Sitka several days to even process the order.

Bill Buckley
Reviewed On 12/30/2022

Nice mid weight jacket. Light and great for layering - over or under.

Reviewed On 12/26/2022

Just got this jacket. I’d compare it to wearing 2-3 sweatshirts with the bulk of wearing 1!!! Super lightweight and warm.

Trent Leifson
Reviewed On 12/24/2022

This is by far the best all-around jacket I've bought it's perfect for the early morning 4 wheeler ride in August and perfect for the late elk hunts in November under a wind break

Reviewed On 12/23/2022

Quite, comfortable, super warm, Home Run!

Reviewed On 12/16/2022

Great jacket. Runs a little small. Alll Sitka products are of the highest quality.

Reviewed On 12/13/2022

Really wanted to love this jacket. Materials and build seem great, and definitely warm. Unfortunately the large was huge on me. The medium fit great, except very tight in the underarms to the point of chaffing just testing it out around the house. Would love if Sitka offered it in Tall sizes to fix this issue.

Rowdy Kunz
Reviewed On 12/11/2022

Got this as a “Texas duck oven”(rarely gets cold enough). Absolutely love this jacket layering properly I’m hoping to get 30° out of it!

Ayden Karisny
Reviewed On 11/28/2022

Good jacket, keeps me warm just wish I would’ve got a dark color to wear hunting.

Jayden schrupp
Reviewed On 11/27/2022

This jacket is a very warm
Comfortable jacket definitely worth the money!

Hunter Bemboom
Reviewed On 11/26/2022

Great jacket! Thin enough to not effect mobility during wing shooting, but warm as toast.

Jerald W succi
Reviewed On 11/25/2022

This is a fantastic mid layer for under a Hudson jacket. It is soft, warm and very durable and perfect for those super cold days.

Reviewed On 11/24/2022

Perfect for hiking on 25 degree mornings. Works well for layering when you're not moving.

Reviewed On 11/22/2022

I absolutely love this jacket. I bought this to go under my Stratus jacket. This combination has gotten me into the mid 20s sitting in my stand. Quality of the jacket is top notch. It is exceptionally quiet. Im 5’11” 200lbs and the xl fits me well.

A.j Denson
Reviewed On 11/21/2022

Great for those 40/50 degree mornings. When it’s in the single digit temperature I wear it under my Sitka Boreal jacket and have never been cold.

Reviewed On 11/21/2022

Favorite jacket by far

David Burrow
Reviewed On 11/16/2022

Jacket is warm and styling. I like the new design with thumb hooks. I can tell by the material you do not want to be close to a campfire. One ember could ruin a nice jacket. Also great to wear with business casual dress. This jacket can used in many ways!

Robert Nunn
Reviewed On 11/03/2022

Great jacket. I own 3 of them. I just wish they were offered in a Tall size so I didn’t have to size up to make up the difference in sleeve and torso length.I ’m 6’6” 245lbs and wear a 1xlt or 2xlt in everything else. The jacket performs great, sheds light rain well and has kept me warm down to the 40s so far here in Georgia.

Gavin Pau
Reviewed On 10/30/2022

This is a great piece for bridging the gap going forward into colder temps where a Stratus or Fanatic Jacket take the spotlight. I would have thought a harness port would be nice for this piece in EV2, as the successor to the equinox hoodie which didn’t have that feature either.

Robert Brown
Reviewed On 10/29/2022

Great hoody. Kept me warm sitting in 32° weather. Only complaint is a lack of a harness access hole so that I can still wear the hood when in my stand. Seems like a pretty blatant oversight for the price.

Rick Malik
Reviewed On 10/24/2022

My second piece for everyday wear (Storm) and as most Sitka gear is very well made and comfortable. Great for those crisp mornings in October and also for wearing around the house when it isn't cold enough outside to turn on the furnace. 5'10" at 185 pounds and the large fits well. I am able to wear this under my large Jetstream Jacket (Tidal/discontinued color) for those windy days when the extra layer is needed. This combination is a little snug on the elbows, but not enough to hinder driving or most other "everyday" activities. I also own a Traverse Jacket in Subalpine for Ohio Spring Turkey, and its outstanding performance is what prompted me to buy one for everyday wear. You won't be disappointed.

Mark B
Reviewed On 10/14/2022

A jacket that is a little heavy but warm and quiet. This was great in the mornings during an archery elk hunt.

Reviewed On 09/17/2022

Well made like most of the clothing. For the life of me I cannot figure out why over the years SITKA cannot put a safety harness on their jackets. One of the last brands to do so and now these are offered in EV2 which tells a person that most of the use will be from a tree stand. For the cost of the clothing a design flaw like this is unacceptable.

Reviewed On 08/19/2022

Awesome jacket for the cooler temps ahead. I love how quiet the jacket is. You can wear it as an outer layer option or use it as one of your base layers and pair it with one of your wind proof outer layers and you will be warm and cozy for when the temps drop.

Jacob Y
Reviewed On 07/30/2022

This piece is my outer layer during Missouri's bow season in October over the Fanatic hoody. I am 6'2 185 and I got the XL out of fear that it would be too tight with the fanatic hoody and it is perfect. I have full draw range with both layers on and am very comfortable in it. It is not a loud material unlike the Traverse pants that 'pair' with it. Usually packed in so that I don't get too hot then is thrown on after it cools off when the sun starts to get below the trees. It is plenty warm for myself even though I tend to sweat a lot and am a warm person in general.

Reviewed On 07/17/2022

This jacket is going to replace my midi jacket. Feels like it’s more durable and warmer.

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