Wilderness Equipment Traverse 33L




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It’s a jungle out there. Of all the daypacks ever conceived this one stands out as a truly useful, classic design. 33 litres capacity is more than enough for most purposes. The single compartment and large back pocket work well. The simple drawcord throat and buckle-over top cover provide not just great flexibility but also excellent wet weather performance. Combining the endurance of high quality canvas with detailed wear reinforcement the Traverse will serve for many years. This latest version features canvas side pouches and our new ‘contour adaptable’ segmented back panel - adding convenience, good looks and functional excellence . Only from WE.

Specification Table

  • A rugged, versatile top-loading daypack.
  • Great for day bushwalks, student commuting and all general use.
  • Generous back pocket and side/bottle pockets.
  • Closed-cell foam backpad in internal zip pocket.
  • Anti-roll bar across shoulder level.
  • Full base rand for wear protection.
  • Segmented harness/back panel.
  • Canvas faced, contoured shoulder harness.
  • Detachable, quick-release, 38mm waist stabilisation strap.
  • Colours: Ocean, Teal, Pinot (see 'show larger image' above)
  • Bag Fabric: High-density 275g corespun canvas
  • Reinforcing Fabric: 1000d PU coated nylon Kodra.
  • One back length: M (450mm)
  • Capacity: 33 Litres
  • Weight: 1.0 kg


Much more info on the Traverse

Utter simplicity is the clue to the remarkable versatility and durability of the Traverse. The large main compartment can be lightly packed, the top cover straps adjusted right down, and the pack worn as a cycling pack. When the time comes to use it's full capacity you won't be limited by having to close up a zip. Under 24/7 use the Traverse handles weekends as well as student or commuter week days with ease. Access to books, files, lunch pack or clothing is immediate under the top cover. The top loading bag is more secure against pick-pockets than zipped types and 'lazy' users, leaving the top cover unfastened, will also appreciate the low risk of the contents spilling. When it starts to rain, with the top cover fastened in position you can have confidence that water is not creeping into the main compartment through an exposed zip.

The Traverse is a slim-line younger sibling to the larger capacity Contour. With the 2011 re-vamp we have added some extra features like canvas side pockets with replaceable shock cord rim adjustment and a new, segmented harness panel. The pack is shaped to follow both the vertical and lateral curves of the back and the segmented body contact panel allows this to happen freely. Click on the show-larger button to see the harness panel view. The drawcorded rim of the main compartment is upswept so it pulls in over the load without straightening out the bag. The large top cover provides excellent weather-proofing whether the bag is fully packed or not. The straps securing the top cover also serve to trim the bag when it is not fully loaded. The bag is prevented from rounding out at the throat by a rigid, transverse 'anti-roll' bar at the shoulder harness attachment level. A closed-cell foam back pad is located in a zipped, internal pocket below this bar. This pocket is also a useful place to keep things like maps for other parts of the journey and other documents not requiring frequent access. A separate water bladder pouch hangs inside the main campartment with the drink tube port located between the shoulder harness. On the outside of the pack a large, simple back pocket with reversed, heavy-duty zip and effective cover flap deals with items needed between stops.

If you are looking for versatility in a daypack the TRAVERSE is the one to go for. By choosing WE you will automatically be assured of the highest durability. In fact, like all the canvas WE daypack models, if you take a little care, this pack will still be serving you in 15 or 20 years time.

Key FeaturesWilderness Equipment Traverse Daypack adjustable bottle pocket and field replaceable buckle

Fully adjustable bottle pockets with elastic throat comfortably fit any size bottle. Buckles are fully field replaceable, meaning broken buckles can be replaced in a matter of minutes with no unpicking, and no tools!

Wilderness Equipment Traverse Daypack hydration port and interior pocket

The Traverse Daypack is also hydration compatible through a weatherproof Hypalon port, tucked away under the lid out of the way of any offending rain or snow. This pack also features a double layer 'no-stick' drawcord throat, and a large interior pocket for those essential items you need to get to in a hurry.


If you need a longer 38mm waist strap than the standard one fitted these are available for the Traverse. If you do not need the waist strap provided it is easily detached. When the time comes to rejuvenate the finish on your classic canvas daypack proprietory canvas re-proofing solution is available through your backpack retailer. It effectively gives your pack a new lease of life. there is no equivalent solution for a pack made from pure synthetic fabrics.

And more....

The links beside the picture at the top of this page lead to a wide range of information, advice, instructions , technical background, and so on, probably much more than may interest you. If you purchase or already own this product we strongly advise you to read the use and care pages carefully. The info on the DIY repairs page could also be worth a scan, just so you are prepared incase of a field mishap.


SKU WE02579
Barcode # WE02579
Brand Wilderness Equipment
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.150m
Shipping Height 0.380m
Shipping Length 0.150m

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