The Chameleon is a complete hammock designed from the ground up by Dutchware. Each of the components that go into the Chameleon has been developed to create a versatile and modular lightweight hammock that easily adapts to its environment. Because you can remove and replace components, such as the bugnet for the top cover, the Chameleon will be a versatile hammock, and perhaps the only hammock you'll ever need.
The Chameleon body is an 11ft hammock and made from Hexon W16 1.6 ribbed fabric. The Chameleon is available in 2 widths: Regular and Wide. The Regular is 1.47m (58 ") and the Wide is 1.72m (68") wide. The Chameleon contains Continious Loops, Structural Ridgeline, Bugnet and Tieouts from shockcord.
The weight of the Regular is 437 grams without mosquito net. With mosquito net 605 grams. The weight of the Wide is 484 grams without mosquito net. With mosquito net 628 grams.
The standard color of the Chameleon is Dark Olive.
Super happy with my new Chameleon single layer hammock. I have slept many nights in it already in conditions ranging from heavy rain to sleet to cold weather (-5 to -10°C).
Being used to a zipper on one side of the hammock I really started to appreciate the zippers on both sides of the Chameleon. It's easy to get in and out, and to reach gear inside the hammock.
I settled for a Chameleon because of it's versatility. It was a good choice. During the early winter months here in Finland I have really enjoyed the top cover, it adds just a little extra warmth, and I'm sure it will be nice to swap it for the bug net when the temperatures get higher.
In dry winter conditions I don't use a tarp and it has been lovely to gaze at the stars through the bug net window in the top cover.
After having slept head-left-feet-right for many years, I just had to set up the Chameleon head-right-feet-left. Just because I can.
I guess many hammocks nowadays come with pack hooks on the side, but it's indeed a nice feature that the Chameleon shouldn't lack. (What I don't understand is the use of D-rings. They don't stay in place. So, why not use O-rings instead?!)
If you're in Europe and want to avoid the hassle of international shipping and import taxes I can really recommend DHS as an official distributor of DutchWare Gear.
Prima hammock, kwaliteit, sterk en ligt ergonomische zoals een goede hammock kan bieden. Combinatie top cover is zeker een aanrader voor in de winter.