Chameleon Hammock Complete

(78 customer reviews)

$135.00

The Chameleon is a full-featured 11 foot long hammock designed from the ground up. Each of the components that go into the Chameleon have been developed by us to create a versatile and modular light weight hammock that adapts to its environment. Because you can remove and change out components, the Chameleon will be the only hammock you will ever need.

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Description

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Why Choose The Chameleon Hammock?

Every detail of the Chameleon is designed intentionally. It is a full-featured, 11-foot long hammock, and it comes in a variety of subtle colors — no surprises there. But its namesake goes further than looks. Dutchware has developed the Chameleon to be both versatile and lightweight, able to adapt to its environment on the fly. Simply change out or remove components for the only hammock you’ll ever need.

As multi-faceted as its name suggests, the Chameleon is the ultimate hammock for hikers looking to be prepared in any circumstance. As a hammock with a bugnet and hammock suspension, it can adjust to different elevations and terrains. It can also handle all that nature can throw at it. Even insects in the middle of summer won’t be a match for this bugnet hammock.

Get ready to take your backpacking expeditions to the next level with a truly flexible hiking hammock. Highly functional, lightweight and equipped to handle cold temperatures, the Chameleon will give you the chance to vanish into nature for the weekend!

The Chameleon is a full-featured 11 foot long hammock designed from the ground up. Each of the components that go into the Chameleon have been developed by us to create a versatile and modular light weight hammock that adapts to its environment. Because you can remove and change out components, the Chameleon will be the only hammock you will ever need.

gif of different hammock top covers being added and removed from the Chameleon hammock

The Chameleon adapts to your needs and is the only hammock you need for every situation. The specially-designed zipper allows you to remove the bug net to go without or replace it with a vented top cover. With the vented top cover, you can take your Chameleon into colder temperatures because it creates a micro climate yet still vents out the moisture produced by your breath.

With many hammocks on the market today, you have to buy all the components with your original purchase. One of the beauties of the Chameleon is that it is very modular and you can purchase components at a later date. Buy the hammock body today, when the bugs come out, buy the bugnet; when winter hits, buy the top cover. If you have the bugnet and top cover already and your loved one wants to come with you on a hike, all you have to do is buy another body and one person can use the top cover and another can use the bug net. If you liked the Dallas Cowboys last year and have a blue top cover and this year they are on a losing streak you can just get a black one and be a Raiders fan.

Additionally, we have many auxiliary components that you can buy to expand your hammock. From peak shelves to bottle holders, you will be able to bling out your hammock to make it individually yours. Once the Kickstarter is completed, our business model is to stock every item so you can purchase them and have them shipped out immediately. No more waiting for a month or two to get your hammock or component. So no matter which direction you sleep in, no matter what the temperature is outside, no matter how many bugs are outside, whether you are alone or with a friend, you will have the perfect hammock every time.

a gif of the chameleon hammock changing directions

When you sleep in a hammock, you want to position yourself diagonally so you get a flatter lay. With the patent pending zipper, you can flip over the top cover or bugnet so you can lay in a different diagonal direction. This is not only important to give you the freedom to lay in the direction you desire, but the Chameleon will also enable you to match up with another Chameleon hammock to essentially create a two person hammock that uses the same trees and tarp.

a gif of a person sleeping in the chameleon in different positions

If you’re going out hiking or just using the Chameleon to lounge in the back yard, beach, or the park, the bugnet or top cover is completely removable. This means you don’t have to carry any more weight than you need for any given adventure.

Dutch sleeping in the chameleon hammock

 

When there are bugs, the Chameleon has you covered. With our special nanoweave bugnet, even the smallest biting, stinging, disease-carrying parasite will be kept safely away. The zip on bugnet is everything you desire. Light, durable, and with great visibility, our detachable bugnet keeps you from being eaten alive.

Dutch using the detachable bugnet on the chameleon

Don’t let a dropping thermometer keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. Our vented top cover will go in place of the bugnet on the same zipper track. The fabric is our proprietorially-designed ARGON 90. It is breathable yet wind resistant. It will help keep your body heat in, creating a micro-climate inside your cocoon of warmth. The vent is designed to not only allow the moisture of your breath to exhaust, but also to give you a window into the world.

Dutch using the detachable vented top cover on the chameleon hammock

We put a lot of thought and effort into the functionality of the Chameleon. The modular design of this hammock allows you to add additional products, some of which we haven’t even fully designed yet. The Chameleon is 11 feet long as the standard model and you don’t have to pay extra and it isn’t an upgrade. There is no such thing as too much of a good thing when it is this good. This will give you more room and a larger sweet spot for a flatter lay. Those who know hammocks, know size matters.

The Chameleon comes with a unique tie out system. The secret to getting a good flat lay in a hammock is to lie diagonally. There are adjustable tie outs at your head and feet to give you the required symmetrical shape for a comfortable sleeping position. There are two on each side that are adjustable from inside the hammock providing more tension to keep the bugnet off of your face. Also, these tie outs are movable so that when you want to change the direction, you simply unsnap them from the D-rings and move them to the other set.

a close up of the dual adjustable tie outs

The Patent Pending vision zipper is a toothed, rather than coiled, zipper for ease of use and strength. The vision zipper is the key to this hammock and why the Chameleon outperforms every other hammock on the market today. Our zipper is the first one of its kind and starts with a toothed zipper such as you will find on high end jackets versus a weaker coil zipper. There are two zipper pulls that can be positioned at any place for easy access. The zippers are opposing so they open in between and most importantly you don’t have to reach to the top of the hammock to open it. Furthermore, the vision zipper can be flipped over and reversed, this enables you to flip the top cover or bugnet over or around so you can lay in any direction. We made each Chameleon with two of these specialized zippers so you can enter/exit the hammock from both sides and you can reach out to adjust your underquilt easily from inside the hammock. Lastly, since the zippers are separating, you can go with any top to save weight, add a top cover or bugnet in the same zipper track and only have to carry what is needed on your adventure. This is how your Chameleon changes to your environment.

 

a close up of Dutchware's patent pending vision zipper

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
SKU DUT083

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    jake.sterling00

    “The Chameleon adapts to your needs and is the only hammock you need for every situation.”

    What protection does this system provide from elements like rain and snow?

    When there are no trees are there modular options for sleeping on the ground?

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    • DutchWare Gear

      DutchWare Gear (verified owner)

      You will need to purchase a tarp to protect you from the weather and no it does not go to the ground.

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    Tyler

    Is the outer layer detachable or is it permanent?

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    • Carolyn Palmer

      Carolyn Palmer

      The second layer to the hammock is attached and not removable.

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    stephen_simpson

    Great Hammock!

    stephen_simpson (verified owner)

    I just wanted to say how fantastic Dutchware’s customer service is!

    I ordered a double body chameleon hammock. When I received it I noticed some stitching was not properly done when backstitching. I emailed them about it and they left the ball in my court to make a decision.

    After a week of my own indecisiveness I reluctantly told them I would fix it because I needed it for an upcoming hike.

    They emailed me back right away, told me not to worry about it and they would make a new one.

    3 days later I have it in the mail and all seams are perfect!

    Thanks DUTCH!

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    Rod Woten

    What would the weight capacity be with a 1.0 inner layer and a 1.6 outer layer? Thanks!!!

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      Dave Gantz

      Dave Gantz

      This combination will hold around 450 pounds.

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    tcbarnett96

    I am 6′ 5″ and 280lbs. Would you recommend the regular or wide version of the Chameleon?

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    Susan Wessinger

    Comfort beyond belief

    Susan Wessinger (verified owner)

    I ordered my Chameleon and was not a bit patient waiting for it to arrive. It arrived on a rainy day during which we had flash flooding. One it stopped raining I had to see how it hung. Then I sat down in it. Unbelievably comfortable. I streached out and was so flat. I am very impressed. Now the weather needs to improve so I can have a weekend out in nature.

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    flemdroid

    are the beetle buckle straps spider poly and do they come with sewn-on dutch clips?

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    • Carolyn

      Carolyn (verified owner)

      They are spider poly and no they do not come with sewn on dutch clips.

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    Slo.shoponline

    Would 1 hammock be able to support 2 people? For example, if I were to purchase it in the hexon 1.6, the weight description would technically support me and my boyfriend, however are these hammocks meant for just 1 person? Would it damage the hammock if 2 people see it at the same time?

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    • Carolyn Palmer

      Carolyn Palmer

      The hexon 1.6 will have a weight rating of 350lbs so you should be fine as long as you are under that weight rating.

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    annafinck

    I am just about to find out what to wish for my 60 years birthday. ??
    What is the difference between a vented and at moonlight over?

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    • Carolyn

      Carolyn (verified owner)

      Please see the link below all about our top covers:
      https://youtu.be/1dE9__K4Rcs

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    mchance

    Excellent all around

    mchance (verified owner)

    I recently replaced my 2-yr-old ENO Doublenest with a complete Chameleon setup. To say I’m impressed would be an understatement. The C is faster to set up and adjust (beetle suspension, continuous ridgeline), much more comfortable, and incredibly cleaner in design and construction. The dual zippers are a great convenience. The easily adjustable side tieouts are yet another very welcome feature. The overall quality is nothing short of outstanding.

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  11. Doug Day

    Awesome hammock

    Doug Day (verified owner)

    I have 3 chameleons , a 1.6 hexon , a 2.4 hexon and a double layer in 1.6 hexon and 2.4 hexon…….all are awesome , my favorite seems to be the double layer , the craftsmanship is second to none , fast shipping , great customer service and i dont need to mention all the accessories, you guys know about them. I have a feeling Dutch will be getting even more of my money in the future !

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