Traverse Zip-T
Traverse Zip-T
Traverse Zip-T

Traverse Zip-T

  • Big Game : Optifade Open Country
$149.00 $119.20
(18 Reviews)

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The Traverse Zip-T is a versatile abrasion-resistant layer. Wear it as an outerwear piece on milder days or as a mid-layer when the temps drop. A durable knit outer face shields a soft fleece backer that traps warm air, keeping you comfortable from the elements. Half-zip pullover for easy on/off, with a zippered chest pocket for quick storage.

Product ID: #70001

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"

Equinox & 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: 14.4 oz. // Size: L

  • Fabric: Polyester Spandex Blend.

  • Thumbhole Loops: Low-profile thumbhole loops allow easy layering by keeping sleeves in place.

  • Imported

Moisture Wicking
Product is Standard Fit, designed to be layered for versatility.

Why We Made This

We saw a need for an abrasion-resistant mid-layer that could be worn as a durable standalone outerwear layer in mild temps yet still be layered into a system when the weather got cold. For the Traverse Zip-T, we chose a high-loft fleece for its higher warmth-to-weight ratio and its ability to wick moisture and dry quickly. The knit outer face delivers the durability needed for this to be worn consistently as an outer layer in early-to-mid-season conditions.

Product Comments

18 Reviews
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Thomas R Romano
Reviewed On 02/25/2021

I’m so disappointed that the traverse 1/4 zip is discontinued. Actually had to purchase mine off Amazon. And I’m about to order another one just as a back up!!! Comfort and warmth is next to none, I went out to call the dogs in from the back forty and was on the back deck is just the shirt and t shirt and sweet pants and only my feel were cold at 22’F !!!! Amazing.THE FIT : I’m 6’4 tall and 200 pounds and an XL fits like a glove!!!!! I’m in love!!!

Byron Morris
Reviewed On 01/11/2021

I own at least a dozen Sitka pieces and the Traverse Zip T in Open Country pattern is my new favorite shirt. I prefer the Open country pattern over the Whitetail elevated II pattern. I'm 6-1" , 175 lbs the Large Traverse layers well over over my large core midweight zip t.

Reviewed On 07/24/2020

I bought both the Traverse pants and top. Awesome mild weather gear, it layers great for the colder days, and the camo pattern blends well. Very comfortable clothing. I bought it specifically for turkey hunting in the spring and didn’t think I’d get it out again until fall for archery elk. However, I’ve warn the top plenty of times fly fishing the higher elevations. Great for keeping you warm while wading the icy headwaters of rivers and streams. Definitely getting my money’s worth.

Michael Jordan
Reviewed On 07/02/2018

It does what it's meant to do. Fits nice, super warm for what it is, doesn't seem to hold body idor. Wear mine over a Merino base and under a jetstream or piece of rain gear. It's probably always gonna be in my pack no matter what time of year.

Chris Gregory
Reviewed On 03/10/2018

The stretch material makes this shirt so comfortable. The only thing I would change is the length. I wish the front was about an 1” longer., like the back.
The sleeves have plenty of length though.

Robert May Ozark Backcountry Adventures
Reviewed On 11/17/2017

I live in my Sitka Gear from September through December. This Traverse Zip T is my hands down favorite piece. I wear one every day. Perfect outer layer for cool days and insulation for cold days.

Reviewed On 05/04/2017

I ordered the new Traverse Zip T, SubAlpine, through a well known sporting goods store. For size comparison, I am six feet, four inches tall, 210 pounds, 40 inch waist and wear a 37 inch sleeve. Size XXL fits me perfectly. I wore this shirt on a fishing trip within Colorado in May 2017. Morning temps were high 20s/low 30s. It was cloudy with light snow. I did wear a 150 merino wool shirt underneath since I would not be moving around, and really dislike getting cold. This shirt performed very well underneath my rain gear. I stayed dry and warm the entire time.

Thomas Massey
Reviewed On 12/24/2016

I have the Traverse Zip T and it is my favorite layering piece under my Duck Oven and Delta Wading Jacket. I'm very comfortable in 36 degree weather while riding a boat 30 mph with rain and hail slapping my face. My body's core temp and comfort level is of no concern.
The thumb holes are great for on/off while layering. The soft fleece lining is super comfortable with the perfect arm length and shoulder room to mount/swing a shotgun.
I wear the Traverse Zip T when I'm driving +100 miles to my hunt spots. Very comfortable. One of my favorite Sitka tops!

Clint Radford
Reviewed On 11/24/2016

I've had the Traverse zip T going on 5 season now and it's still my go too cool morning/cold weather piece. The thumb holes make for easy on/off while layering up or shedding layers. The soft fleece lining is super comfortable. One of my favorite Sitka offerings!

Reviewed On 10/28/2016

Love this top, I own two. I'm a huge 1/4 zip fan and own many from virtually all the big name outdoor brands. I can tell you that the Sitka Traverse Zip T's are the best. The fit is complimenting but not tight, they work well as a light mid-layer, and most importantly they stand up to use. Many other brand 1/4 zips I've owned seem to look beat after a season. It seems they are designed to always be under a jacket, but in warmer temps the 1/4 zip is a sweatshirt outerlayer. Not so with the Traverse. I'd buy more but I have all the available patterns. If this was made in Waterfowl Timber and Elevated patterns, I'd own two more.

John marleau
Reviewed On 10/02/2016

Pretty comfortable when I did some early season scouting this March. Can see it getting pretty warm if you layer over it to much.

Randy Bomar
Reviewed On 09/06/2016

This is the ultimate in an outer layer on warm hunts and insulation if needed. Would not think of hunting a day without it. Great job. A perfect 10!

Reviewed On 01/22/2016

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.

Ben B
Reviewed On 01/20/2016

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.

Reviewed On 11/17/2015

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.


John K
Reviewed On 10/15/2015

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!

Reviewed On 09/26/2015

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.

Reviewed On 06/15/2015

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.

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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.