Chameleon Hammock Complete

(76 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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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

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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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    Christopher

    Christopher (verified owner)

    I’m lovin’ itI would think I was one of the first german residents getting a chameleon. Ordered the 20th, sent 23rd, arrived 28th. Got it out in the park July 3rd. I know, nowadays it’s America first. But still I am happy that I can lay comfortably in my chameleon now. I got the Hexon 1.0. It is light and so far solid. Although I couldn’t imagine that ultra-thin fabric holding my 75 kg it does. The bug-net gives me a panoramic view while being spared from falling cherries – and bugs of course. Not so many bugs here yet. Maybe they also heard of “America first!”

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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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    SC Gobbler

    SC Gobbler (verified owner)

    WOW! Just wow!Sadly, I cannot give more than 5 stars for this hammock.

    Customer Service:
    The hammock was ordered on a Monday and arrived on a Friday. I was utterly floored that it shipped that quick. Prior to purchasing the hammock, I called a time or two and asked questions and chatted online and never had a problem reaching someone. On one occasion I was even called back after leaving a message.

    Quality:
    No tags of thread, excellent craftsmanship and top quality fabric and materials all around! This is what quality is supposed to look and feel like. This tent is worth every single dime spent on it. You have to see this hammock to understand the quality of it.

    Summary:
    Do not hesitate to purchase this hammock. You cannot go wrong with it at all. I plan on buying another for my son once he is a bit more mature and is ready to really make the leap into hammock camping and not so much just lounging around at camp. In closing, thank you Dutch for an excellent product once again. This is a paradigm shift in hammock camping.

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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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  6. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Norm

    Norm (verified owner)

    Quality Craftsmanship & Customer Service I’ve been enjoying this very comfortable hammock since i received it. I might have to order another in-case I wear this one out. The second day after receiving the hammock i was studying the quality of the stitching and looking over the hammock as i was waking up that morning(still laying in it), I noticed somehow there was a hole in the bug net and I was wondering how that could have happened because I was being careful not to be careless with the use of the hammock. I called to inquire on the longevity and get a idea of the normal wear and tear of these bugnets, I believe it was dutch i spoke with and well before i could really explain how much I’ve enjoyed using the hammock he had another bugnet sent off in the mail to me. I’m Thankful for the Great customer service and I’m very happy with the quality of the product.

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    Ben

    What is the best way to use a sleeping pad with the Chameleon?

    It doesn’t have a double-layer option like some other hammocks. The pad in the top can shift around a lot and not work well. I want to use a pad so that I can use it when I go to ground.

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      admin

      I just introduced a double layer with the Chameleon today so that is an option. The Hexon fabric is not slick and is about the best for just throwing the pad in but I prefer a double layer is I am going to use a pad.

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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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  9. One person found this helpful
    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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    Daniel

    Daniel (verified owner)

    Amazing? Yes.I just got my Chameleon 1.0 Hexon with a bugnet. I set it up in my backyard over the weekend, and slept like a baby! The lay was perfect, right off the bat. I’ve gone from a Byer of Maine hammock, to a Dutchware 11ft netless, and now I have the Chameleon. I’m not expecting to need a new hammock for a VERY long time. If you come across me on the trail, you’ll find me sleeping with a smile, swinging from this hammock.

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    Ben

    Does the double-layer version support more load? What would the pound weight rating be for Hexon 1.0 + Hexon 1.0 for example? Would the double-layer have less sag than a single-layer?

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      admin

      It does have less stretch and support more weight. I like to use 75% of the combined weight limits. For example Hexon 1.0 is 200 so it would be 200 + 200 x .75 = 300 pound weight limit. It is a conservative method but the one I have been using.

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    AlaskaChad

    AlaskaChad (verified owner)

    2 Chameleons, 75+ nights, 1 satisfied customerMy wife and I each own a complete Chameleon setup and hang in our backyard nearly every night. Each hammock is made with 1.6 Hexon and extremely comfortable. I love the integrated bug nets and haven’t been bitten once by the notorious Alaskan mosquitoes while zipped inside the Chameleon.

    I have two peak bags and the water bottle holder for each Chameleon. These items are awesome and work as advertised, and are especially handy for us as our hammocks are left hanging up most of the time.

    The only feature I don’t love is the side pull outs at the head and foot ends. I came from knotty mods on Dutch’s Netless hammocks, and prefer the way those deal with excess fabric, but understand that knotty mods won’t work with the zippered tops of Chameleons. The pull outs work, but I don’t like the way my UQ fits with them, or stepping over the shock cord while walking around the hammock, especially under a tarp. This is a minor inconvenience though and overall I love these hammocks. After sleeping outdoors in them nearly all summer long, I haven’t noticed any wear or problems whatsoever. I have not used the cold weather top covers yet.

    Great job Dutch, I highly recommend the Chameleon!

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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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