Traverse Pant
Traverse Pant
Traverse Pant
Traverse Pant
Traverse Pant
Traverse Pant
Traverse Pant

Traverse Pant

  • Big Game : Optifade Open Country
(17 Reviews)

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The Traverse Pant is constructed to help the big game hunter cover miles of mountain terrain with minimal resistance. The 4-way stretch polyester gives maximum fit, feel and mobility in a streamlined build. This pant is proven to perform, ultralight and all business.

Product ID: #50232

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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  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country is scientifically optimized for engagement ranges of 50 yards and beyond at ground level in rocky terrain above the timber line.

  • Weight: 14.55 oz. // 34R

  • Fabric: 4-way stretch woven Polyester (90% Polyester, 10% Spandex).

  • Mesh-Backed Cargo Pockets: Keep all your essentials at your fingertips.

  • Two Open, Mesh-Backed Hand Pockets: For added breathability.

  • Reinforced Knife Anchor Pocket: Keep your blade safe and secure while navigating unforgiving terrain.

  • Imported

Wind Protection
Water Protection
Product is Performance Fit, designed for minimal layering.

Product Comments

17 Reviews
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Robert Bateman
Reviewed On 01/21/2022

I have 6 Sitka products, covering head to ankles and each is as near perfect as possible. Strapping on a snake shooter is a breeze because someone in design located the belt loops in the proper position to allow holsters. Love these products!

Reviewed On 12/06/2021

Great pants overall. They are light and comfortable. They do not hold up well to brush and thorns though. The bushes covering Lanai chewed these up and I had to put on my gaiters to save the pants from the knee down. These are truly a great early season pant but be careful if busting through brush or walking through thorns.

Corre Smith
Reviewed On 08/28/2021

Great pants, Light, breathable, and durable. That's all you need.

Reviewed On 08/16/2021

The durability of these pants prevented me from getting a very traumatic injury in a very vulnerable location. I was climbing a barbed wire fence at the T-post when the bottom wire slipped, dropping my 220lb frame directly on to the sharp steel edge. On my groin. Despite the weight and sharp edge, the crotch of the pants didn't tear. Had it not been for this fact, I most likely would've had a severe laceration requiring stitches and possibly surgery. As it was, I walked away with minor bruising. Excellent product; will buy again.

Jason Milner
Reviewed On 08/10/2021

These are the pants that started me on Sitka pants. By far, and without a doubt, the most comfortable pant you will ever put on. They have room to move, they have just enough stretch and they feel amazing. I picked them up for a turkey trip out to Texas and now they are an everyday pant. I wish they came in more pattern options as well as solid colors. Definitely the best pant for mild climates.

Colby S.
Reviewed On 07/14/2021

Really impressed with these pants. They have great stretch, they hold up well in the mountains, and they keep you cool during the hot days. If these came in solids, I'd buy 3 more pairs to where every day.

Reviewed On 11/17/2020

I got these pants for a western KS antelope hunt with anticipation to use them for western elk as well. I give praise to the durability of these pants considering that I was either crawling on my knees or flat against the ground sliding the whole front half along bare/gravelly dirt and cactus ridden pasture ground that hadn't seen water for months. Hunted some hot weather(90+ temps) and staying cool was tough. This could also be attributed to the lack of shade and several miles of hiking that was done throughout the day. They picked up a fair amount of burs but they did come out with ease. As far as water resistance goes, there was nothing to gauge that on, though I never did feel like they retained moisture from sweat. The thing I was most disappointed with was the fading out of the pattern on the front thighs and knees after that week of hunting. Yes, this is more related to the style of hunting I put them through, but also makes me question how long it would take to fade out if used more in relation to what they were designed for. I would still recommend these if you plan on doing more hiking through mountains, the stretch and durability is excellent for being a lightweight hunting pant.

Scott B
Reviewed On 10/17/2020

Opening day of deer season it was rainy, foggy and cold. Pants kept me dry and comfortable as ever pushing thru heavy wet underbrush. Would recommend.

Steven turner
Reviewed On 10/13/2020

I really liked these pants for my September elk hunt and will wear them for late season as well. I’ll be picking up a few more before next season.

Reviewed On 08/19/2020

I expected better quality from a Sitka product... After two trips with these pants the pocket seam has come undone. I would barely recommend these for trips to the mall; one fall in the parking lot and you might tear the knees. My other Sitka products have meet/exceeded expectations, just not these pants.

Reviewed On 07/24/2020

Used these during spring turkey season. Kept me warm in the early morning, but weren’t too hot while hiking around during the afternoon and evening. Lightweight and extremely comfortable. I’ll be getting them back out for archery elk this fall. I’ve only used them one season, but they seem like they’d hold up to the brush-stomping grind. The zippered thigh pockets are a nice touch and have plenty of room.

Matt Vollmer
Reviewed On 03/25/2020

Having used these throughout last season, they're an excellent pant. The fit is better than most with excellent flexibility. The fabric used was quiet for bow season, and held up well through many hunts while guiding. I would highly recommend this pant for a good overall hunting pant that can be used on a multitude of hunting conditions.

Reviewed On 11/15/2019

So far I have used these pants on 2 Arizona hunts with temps ranging from around 20 degrees (Northern, AZ) to around 75 degrees (Southern, AZ). At the lower temps I used a base layer underneath and the pants did excellent and I was warm. The pants did great at warmer temps without a base layer. The only compliant I have was I had a belt clip knife I clipped on the right re-enforced pocket and I found due to the pant stretch, the knife would get wound up and turned around at times. Near the end of my 1st hunt, I lost my knife as it popped off somewhere and I didn't feel it. On the second hunt I did clasp a belt clip knife because I did not want to loose a knife. The re-enforced area on the pockets, made for belt clipped knives, should be made thicker and more ridged.

Reviewed On 10/06/2019

I bought a pair of these in 34R, they fit true to my normal Levi's. Comfortable with a little bit of flex in the fit. I got these pants with the intent of using them during the early archery season in PA. Temps are normally in the 40s to the mid 70s that time of the year. On my hike to my stands even though I was a little warm the pants did a great job at keeping me dry with light sweating. The pockets are versatile and there are enough of them to keep just about anything you'd want in your pockets separated to minimize noise. As far as noise goes you won't find a better pair of pants to keep you quiet. I highly recommend these..

Lucas Heryford
Reviewed On 09/20/2019

Perfect pair of pant for that new Sitka gear hunter, great for that always moving hunter as they are very breathable.

Landon Cody Webb
Reviewed On 09/05/2019

This is a seriously comfortable pair of pants. Between these and the mountain pant (fairly heavier) I can't wait to rack up some October miles in Colorado.

Reviewed On 05/09/2019

Haven’t had a chance to field test but the pant seems a lot like the old Ascent pant with some subtly upgrades. Comfortable and the 4 way stretch is a nice add. I’m a bit perplexed as to why there are no kneepad pockets? Weight? They are really helpful in your other pants. Wish the Traverse had them.

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Adam Foss - 04.26.2019

A Tale of Two Roars

Rustic wooden gates groaned open as our Toyota HiLux rumbled through. We navigated the rutted, winding dirt road; every pothole and washboard negotiated revealing another layer of the towering Andes Mountains. A gin-clear river meandered through the valley floor. Willows on the cusp of fall color shimmered in the cool afternoon breeze. This was the start of the annual breeding season for red deer in northern Patagonia—also known as the roar.