Bow / HuntingTRAVERSE

(23 reviews)

At 33 inches axle-to-axle, the Traverse is built on a highly stable platform and provides draw lengths up to 32 1/2 inches. It’s powered by our award-winning Crosscentric Cam technology producing speeds up to 338 fps, while our 3D Damping technology drastically reduces post-shot sound and vibration. The Traverse also features our all-new Engage Grip, which is designed for consistent hand placement to reduce torque and enhance comfort for all shooters regardless of hand size. 

Axle-to-Axle 33"
Brace Height 6 5/8"
IBO Rating 338 FPS

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Brace Height 6 5/8"
IBO Rating Up to 338 FPS
Axle-to-Axle 33"
Draw Weight 50, 60 & 70
Draw Lengths 26.5" - 32.5"
Let-Off 75 or 85%
Physical Weight 4.70 LBS*
CAM Crosscentric
MSRP $1099

Feature TechPOWERED BY CROSSCENTRIC CAM TECHNOLOGY

Inspired by NO CAM™ technology, the Crosscentric™ Cam employs a partially concentric string payout and AVS® Technology to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy while delivering crushing downrange energy.

Feature TechENGAGE GRIP

Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

STYLE YOUR STEALTH

Go behind the scenes of our pre-launch field testing process we refer to as the PROVING GROUND.

Reviews

  1. 12 out of 12 people found this helpful
    Tucker Lovelace

    5 out of 5

    Tucker Lovelace

    May not be the flagship but Mathews didn’t skip any steps with the Taverse. This bow is supper balanced, quiet, smooth to draw, and has overall great shootability . I have tried every Mathews that has come out in the last ten year and this is the first bow that made me set down my Original McPherson’s Series Mathews Monster and make the switch. Placed my order for the Traverse today and couldn’t be happier.

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  2. One person found this helpful
    Shawn Howard

    5 out of 5 Traverse is an awesome bow.

    Shawn Howard

    Picked up the new traverse yesterday. Shot it today, and sighted it in out to 60 yards. Bow shoots flawlessly, quiet, and fast. Chrono had it at 323 when I left the bow shop with a 30 1/2 inch draw, pulling 70 lbs. Groups are super tight, messing up arrows. This bow gives me the confidence I was missing from my older bow.
    Thank you mathews for a solid product.

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    Dirtdiver505

    5 out of 5 TRAVERSE

    Dirtdiver505

    After shooting every bow that was released for 2019 from the top 6 (IMO) manufacturers of hunting bows, bar none I believed for myself and what I will hunt with it this bow is amazing and shoots like a dream. Smooth draw cycle and back wall and quiet. I got out of archery for a few years and stepping back into it i decided this time I would shoot every bow my local shop had in the top 6 manufacturers and see which bow was right for me in a bow with over a 30″ axle-to-axle. I shot for about 3 hours and the only one they dident have in stock was the Matthews. So 3 weeks later it was back in stock and i began to shoot them all again and end of story I Bought it. I believe this bow will do everything i wan to do with it and then some.

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Randy Weaver

    5 out of 5 Wow!

    Randy Weaver

    I just had the opportunity to shoot Mathews’ new Traverse; all I could say then and now is “Wow!” I’m 62 and shot competitively from the time I was 12 until about 10 years ago. I competed primarily in field and 3D competition, with some indoor shooting thrown in from time to time and shot exclusively with fingers until 15 years ago. I still enjoy shooting long range (60 to 70 yards) and, although I’m still partial to longer ATA bows, I own some shorter bows too, including the Triax, which I love and shoot very well. Having set the context, back to the Traverse…

    When I picked up the Traverse, I was impressed with its balance – nothing on it but a Whisker Biscuit, simple three-pin sight and a D-loop. When I drew it, I couldn’t believe how smoothly it drew; so smoothly, in fact, that I let it down and drew it again just to make sure. The draw length on the shop bow was a shade long, but it settled into the valley and just sat there. No fighting the bow and no chasing the dot. The real surprise – joy, actually – was when I fired the first shot and, for that matter, every one afterward. Smooth as butter with no hand shock, no vibration and as quiet a bow as I’ve ever heard. That was on Thursday afternoon. I shot it again on Saturday and the owner of the shot – for whom I used to shoot, said, “You really like that bow, don’t you?” and I replied, “That may very well be the best-shooting bow I’ve ever had in my hand” and placed my order.

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  5. One person found this helpful
    Al Honer

    5 out of 5 Best bow on the market hands down

    Al Honer

    I’ve been a Hoyt guy since around 2007. My Vectrix shoots lights out, but it was old and slow, and it was time to upgrade. I went to a few local shops here in Montana and started shooting all the flagship bows, Hoyt, Bowtech, Prime, Elite, Obsession, Martin, etc. All of them were nice, but when I shot the Mathews Traverse it was a whole different experience. I was amazed by the draw cycle. When I shot, it was so dead in hand I barely knew it went off. Dead quiet also. Held so steady I was smacking arrows at 20 yards. Absolutely incredible experience. I bought it on the spot. This has been the best hunting equipment upgrade I have ever made. Cant wait to hunt elk with it this September.

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  6. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Shawn Penninger

    5 out of 5 Best Bow I've ever owned

    Shawn Penninger

    This is my 3rd Mathews bow. The 33″ ATA offers me a more comfortable string angle with a 30″ draw than some of the shorter ATA bows. The draw cycle is amazing with a very solid back wall. My bow is 70# and draws like my 60# No Cam. This bow is very forgiving and quiet. I’m shooting a 548 grain arrow around 270 fps. I wouldn’t change anything about this bow. This is the bow I’ve been waiting for Mathews to build.

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  7. One person found this helpful
    Tim Steward

    5 out of 5 RR Forest Traverse

    Tim Steward

    The Traverse may not be the flagship bow this year, but is definitely the best bow in this years lineup. Super smooth, extremely stable and paper tuned without a single adjustment on the very first shot.

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  8. One person found this helpful
    Kyle Fadal

    5 out of 5 Best Bow for Tall Hunters

    Kyle Fadal

    I rushed to my Mathews dealer when the new bows came out this week. I was a big fan of the Triax but did not buy one because of ATA length, 28” is too extreme for me at 29” draw. I thought the Vertix would be the perfect bow for me at 30”ATA, I was wrong, but the Traverse was perfect.
    I have been shooting a Chill X for years now and think it is one of the smoothest and most forgiving bows Mathews ever made. My only 2 complaints were speed (slowish) and ATA length (35”). The Traverse solves both problems (fast & 33”). I shot my Chill X and the Traverse side by side (and the Triax, TX5 and Vertix) the Traverse was the smoothest cycle in my opinion, followed by the Chill X. When comparing speeds on my Chill X to the Traverse, I was blown away. The Traverse is truly the bow for long armed hunters. I ordered mine today and can’t wait to get it sighted in.

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  9. Howy

    5 out of 5 Made the switch back to Mathews

    Howy

    After years of shooting another top brand I made the switch back to mathews. This was a no brainer after shooting all the top bows this year. Tough call between the Traverse or the Vertix but in the end the Traverse was better for my 30″ draw. Very smooth and unbelievably quiet. But the best part was how this bow holds on target. Plus it’s always nice when a bow tunes perfectly within an half hour of testing. The strings did stretch a bit after a few hundred arrows but a quick touch up and i was back to bullet holes in no time. I would recommend anyone looking for a new bow to give it a try, you’ll be very pleased.

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  10. Nick Lay

    5 out of 5 just go buy one

    Nick Lay

    I went to my local pro shop to have my bowtech fixed and tuned and was talking with him about the new matthews and hoyt bows. I shot 3 matthews and 2 hoyts side by side to my prodigy and let me tell you.. none compared to the traverse. The only one close was the vertix but the ATA of the traverse makes it sit perfectly balanced. No swaying, so so smooth to draw, more than enough let off.. Simply put, this bow is no joke. I’m shooting better groups after having this thing for a week than i have my whole life. I’m so glad i was talked into trying them out because after the first draw cycle and shot, I knew I was making the switch.

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  11. Joseph mecham

    5 out of 5 This thing is amazing

    Joseph mecham

    This is what i have been waiting for. I’m 6’6” with a 32” draw and it’s always been a problem to find something that feels right. I have looked for year and this bow does what I’m looking for and feels good doing it. I’m shooting 686 gr arrow and it’s covering 259 fps. I know that’s alittle slow but where I hunt 30 yard is a far shot. But I’ll tell you what when I finally got it set up and went to shoot at the range. my hunting buddy’s nicknamed it soul reaper. It hits so hard and so quiet. I’m definitely excited for September

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  12. Brian R. Kightlinger

    5 out of 5 Amazing

    Brian R. Kightlinger

    The minute I drew this bow back, I knew it was a shooter. I love the feel of this bow and how it shoots.

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  13. JAMES Stone

    5 out of 5 2nd Mathews in a year

    JAMES Stone

    I am 65 and I bought the first production bow McPherson ever produced. I don’t remember the name but I remember the let off and how accurate the bow shot. Over the years I have had many different bows by numerous manufactures. However, I believe last spring, I bought the best hunting bow I have ever owned. My Triad is by far, the best bow I have ever had in a tree. Compact, fast and accurate. 2 shots 2 deer. Because this bow was so great I wanted something to shoot 3D targets withthat had the same feel as my Triad. After searching for reviews I have bought myself a Traverse in the Real Tree camo. Took in out this afternoon with the wind gusting 25 mph. 3 arrow groups at 30 yards measuring less than 2 inches. I believe I have a knock buster. Love It !!!

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  14. Robert Nuckols

    5 out of 5 Like a Long Lost Friend

    Robert Nuckols

    I shot a Switchback XT for years and loved it. Two years ago I changed bow brands (I will leave unnamed) and bought a new flashy what I will call a speed bow. Sold the Switchback. There was a lot of things I liked about the new bow; the back wall, the draw, and it was fast. But…..I just couldn’t shoot the bow, arrows all over the place. I chalked it up to old eyes, old man getting weak and had decided that speed bows are just unforgiving. I had pretty much lost all confidence in my shooting. I finally decided to do something about it and made a trip to my local bow shop. I was determined to shoot a lot of different models and see if I could find a bow that I could shoot. Forget speed, I had to be able to hit where I was aiming. The first bow I picked up was the new Traverse. It was very well balanced with only sights and a rest. I shot it at the shop for probably 30-45 minutes. The bow has an unbelievable smooth draw cycle. Solid back wall. The best grip that I have ever felt. Crazy quiet. Zero hand shock or vibration. And the best part, I’m slapping arrows nearly every shot. There was no need to shoot any other bows. After owning it for 3 weeks I have regained all of my lost confidence in shooting. Get this… it is 5 FPS faster than my previous bow. This bow is nothing short of awesome. I have found my old lost friend, only better. I believe this bow will go down as one of the best that Mathews has ever made for taller shooters. 30” draw 73 lbs 327 FPS

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  15. james wenger

    5 out of 5 three tack drivers

    james wenger

    triax, traverse,vertix…….awesome what else is there to say. I own all three.

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  16. Robert Nuckols

    5 out of 5 Long lost Friend

    Robert Nuckols

    I shot a Switchback XT for years and loved it. Two years ago I changed bow brands (I will leave unnamed) and bought a new flashy what I will call a speed bow. Sold the Switchback. There was a lot of things I liked about the new bow; the back wall, the draw, and it was fast. But…..I just couldn’t shoot the bow, arrows all over the place. I chalked it up to old eyes, old man getting weak and had decided that speed bows are just unforgiving. I had pretty much lost all confidence in my shooting. I finally decided to do something about it and made a trip to my local bow shop. I was determined to shoot a lot of different models and see if I could find a bow that I could shoot. Forget speed, I had to be able to hit where I was aiming. The first bow I picked up was the new Traverse. It was very well balanced with only sights and a rest. I shot it at the shop for probably 30-45 minutes. The bow has an unbelievable smooth draw cycle. Solid back wall. The best grip that I have ever felt. Crazy quiet. Zero hand shock or vibration. And the best part, I’m slapping arrows nearly every shot. There was no need to shoot any other bows. After owning it for 3 weeks I have regained all of my lost confidence in shooting. Get this… it is 5 FPS faster than my previous bow. This bow is nothing short of awesome. I have found my old lost friend, only better. I believe this bow will go down as one of the best that Mathews has ever made for taller shooters. 30” draw 73 lbs 327 FPS

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  17. Keith buchanan

    5 out of 5 Keith,pa.

    Keith buchanan

    do you have a minute? Let me tell you about my new traverse I just picked up. The smoothest,the most accurate,the most impressive bow I have ever owned. I have owned numerous Mathews bows and they never ceased to amaze me! A true stellar bow company. Listen to me , I repeat, listen to me if you are looking for a new bow do not sell yourself short. Go shoot a Mathews, fair warning be prepared to own one .did I mention how much I love my Mathews traverse!! Thank you Mathews.

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  18. Boyd Adams

    5 out of 5

    Boyd Adams

    This is a awesome bow couldn’t believe the speeds I was getting outta of it right out of the box. Mathews outdid themselves with this one.. thanks for a great product

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  19. bigmuley1

    5 out of 5 SMOOOOOTH

    bigmuley1

    I went in to my local Mathews dealer today to shoot and compare two bows. The new 2019 Traverse and the Halon X. I was and am still blown away how nice that Traverse is. I told the store manager I didn’t know that Mathews bows shot that good! I will be placing my order for the new Traverse ASAP. I have not been this excited to purchase a new bow in quite some time. Good job Mathews!

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  20. Jeff Clough

    5 out of 5 Mathews Traverse

    Jeff Clough

    Just purchased a Traverse today. My first two shots through paper made one hole. This bow shoots great, highly recommended.

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  21. Tj

    5 out of 5 Great bow

    Tj

    Great bow all around. Having trouble finding a good hard case for it though

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  22. Owen Valuch

    5 out of 5 Owen Valuch

    Owen Valuch

    Getting back in to bow hunting after a lengthy break. Walked in to local retailer to take a look at what’s out there and bought the new Traverse on the spot. I have been shooting Mathews for a decade and this new bow is so far superior from my previous Solo Cam. So looking forward to future hunts.

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  23. James

    5 out of 5 Will be shooting this gem for a while

    James

    Before I consider the Traverse, I wanted to tip my hat to Matthews as a company, and how the delivery of your philosophy has developed over the past few years. Open up a magazine of any of any of the other of the top 4 bow producers, and you will quickly see product stats, and how much “better” their product is than the competition. The battle is fought in inches; incremental improvements in IBO, ata, and brace height stats. Even as a specs nerd, it’s nauseating. The problem is that all 4 of the top manufacturers produce exceptional products that serve the needs of archers. There is very little differentiation between them. Matthews is the only company that manages to avoid this fanfare. Instead of celebrating the products themselves, Matthews celebrates the hunters and their experience. They focus on celebration of the hunts, the relationships, and joyful memories made. They focus on hunting camp vibe, and family cooking recipes that make it all worth it. The experiences are always first, and the bows are designed as a secondary focus to manifest those experiences. I hope you continue this focus as a company, because that focus will always result in the delivery of winning products.

    On to the Traverse. I’m a tall shooter (6’1″) so the long axle to axle is great for me. The bow is crazy stable, and tuned up on paper using bare shafts in about 10 mins. For some reason, it’s just steadier to hold and execute good shots. Matthews will never be beat on vibration, and this is the quietest bow I’ve ever shot (even bottomed out at 70lbs, which mine is). Sound + accuracy is a winning combo.

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