Chameleon Backpack

$249.00 $219.00
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THE MOST VERSATILE BACKPACK ON THE PLANET

The Chameleon Backpack/ Sit System is a fully functional backpack that quickly transforms into an ultra-light chair without emptying any contents.  Watch the video above or read the description below. 




AWARD WINNING TRANSFORM-ABILITY

With two backpacks in one, duffel mode and an integrated seat, no backpack on the planet can do what the Chameleon can. 

1. Simply unzip all five YKK zippers, lay the pack over the chair frame.

2. The pockets and Switch Bags will hold your gear accessible on either side so no emptying necessary.

3. Transforms Into a chair in under a minute and supports up to 300lbs.

The Switch Bags can be removed and worn individually as slings but they can also connect together forming a second 32 liter ultra-light backpack.

For duffel mode, the shoulder straps and hip belt can be tucked away behind the hollow mesh back panel and the lashing buckles can be configured to be used as duffel straps for quick and easy hand carry.

BUILT TO LAST

The Chameleon was constructed to last:, carrying your gear securely, but also carrying your butt: 

  • Heavy duty Ballistic 840 Denier TPU coated, abrasion/water resistant nylon.
  • Supports up to 300 lbs. Reinforced load bearing seams to keep your gear and your butt off the ground. 
  • YKK Zippers

30 Day money back guarantee AND 3 year limited warranty has you covered. Any defect or malfunction, we’ll repair or replace it for free. You only pay shipping. 

FUNCTIONAL GEAR STORAGE

Every Chameleon Pack has 6 large pockets, NO EMPTYING NEEDED when switching to chair mode. Includes two large cup holder pockets that fit up to a 40 oz. flask and/or tripod or chair frame. and 4 liter top compartment for toiletry pouch or quick access items. 

  • The Chameleon integrates two patent pending 16 liter removable Switch Bags. These bags line the entire body of the pack interior and  keep your gear secure and accessible while lounging in your chair. 
  • Spacious hydration sleeve, with universal toggle to connect most hydration bladders with R and L hose exit holes

MAXIMUM COMFORT

Customization to fit men and women of all body types: 

  • The foam padded, contoured shoulder straps with adjustable quick-fit slider allow you to find the perfect length to fit your size and build. This makes the Chameleon a comfortable carry for men and women of all different shapes and sizes. 

 

  • Adjustable Sternum strap for securing your load, and alert whistle for peace of mind.

  • The included, removeable hip belt makes for carrying heavier loads more comfortable by shifting the weight to your hips. It can be tucked away into the hollow mesh back panel or be removed completely to shed the extra weight. 

UNPARALLELED ACCESSIBILITY

The Chameleon’s award winning 5 zipper, patent pending Penta Zip design keeps you from having to dig through your gear to get to what you need. Easily unzip the top, the middle or even the bottom of the pack. With all 5 zippers open the Chameleon can be flayed all the way open and lay completely flat for easy packing and unpacking.

SPECS/ FEATURES-BENEFITS

-Chair Frame supports up to 300 lbs., only weighs around 1.5 lbs 

-Backpack holds 36 liters of gear storage, the entire system including the chair frame. weighs less than 5 lbs.

EXTERIOR

  • 840 Denier TPU coated, abrasion/water resistant nylon designed to protect your gear.
  • YKK Zippers lined with paracord because YKK is the best
  • Lashing/ compression buckles for attaching larger items
  • 4 liter, large top pocket, perfect for toiletry pouch or quick access items. 
  • Two large side cup holders will fit a 40 oz. hydration flask
  • Hollow mesh back panel for laptop/ iPad storage, for storing shoulder straps /hip belt
  • Included rain cover to keep your gear bone dry
  • Minimum Weight: 3.2 lbs or 4.9 lbs (including chair frame and switch bags)
  • Size: 13in x 7in x 22in (30cm x 17cm x 55cm)

INTERIOR

  • Two 16 liter removable Switch Bags for organization and pre-packability
  • Water bladder capability with massive interior bladder pocket and R and L hose exit holes
  • 4 liter top compartment with mesh interior for visibility and breathability
  • Two large interior mesh pockets for added storage
  • Sit-System chair flap with a vinyl lined pole anchors built to last
  • Two snap tabs with 4 snaps for quickly attaching or detaching Switch Bags
  • A vinyl liner on bottom flap for durability to withstand abrasion and moisture
  • Reinforced load-bearing seams to carry your gear and your butt

HIP BELT and SHOULDER STRAPS

  • Contoured adjustable shoulder straps for comfortable carry
  • Adjustable Quick-fit Slider to customize the length of the shoulder straps to fit your height/ build
  • D rings for attaching items
  • Adjustable sternum strap with a whistle for comfort and security
  • Shoulder strap buckles to un-clip and store shoulder straps for duffel mode
  • Removable and storable hip belt
  • A vinyl liner on bottom flap for durability to withstand abrasion and moisture
  • Mini stretch-mesh hip belt pockets for convenience

FAQ’S

Q: How long does it take to turn into a chair and back again?
A: Less than a minute

Q: How much weight does the chair support?
A: It safely supports up to 300 lbs


Q: Does the chair make the pack heavy?
A: No, it doesn’t. The chair frame is made of ultra lightweight aluminum poles so you can barely tell that it is there. It only weighs 1lb 7 oz. 

Q: Is it comfortable to carry a chair frame in your pack?
A: Absolutely, not only is the frame ultra-light weight but it also folds down into 10 inch poles making it very easy to store in the pack.


Q: There are cheaper alternatives…why buy a Chameleon?
A: After adding the cost of a nice quality backpack to a nice quality chair you’ll quickly be able to appreciate the value of what the Chameleon has to offer in the convenience of one pack. 

Q: A bag is only as good as its zippers… are they sturdy?
A: Yes, we agree… That’s why we use YKK zippers – the best in the market.  If a zipper fails, the bag fails so we spared no expense using the best zippers, and if one breaks, we will fix it or replace it. 

Q: Do you sell compatible hydration packs to the Chameleon?
A: No, but we will soon. The pack is compatible with almost any existing hydration pack. 

 

Exterior
  • 840 Denier TPU coated, abrasion/water resistant nylon designed to protect your gear.
  • YKK Zippers lined with paracord because YKK matters
  • Lashing/ compression buckles for attaching larger items
  • Two large side cup holders will fit a 40 oz. hydration flask
  • Hollow mesh back panel for laptop/ iPad storage, or storing shoulder straps /hip belt
  • Included rain cover to keep your gear bone dry
  • Minimum Weight: 3.2 lbs or 4.9 lbs (including chair frame and switch bags)
  • Size: 13in x 7in x 22in (30cm x 17cm x 55cm)
Interior
  • Two 16 liter removable Switch Bags for organization and pre-packability
  • Water bladder capability with massive interior bladder pocket and R and L hose exit holes
  • 4 liter top compartment with mesh interior for visibility and breathability
  • Two large interior mesh pockets for added storage
  • Sit-System chair flap with a vinyl lined pole anchors built to last
  • Two snap tabs with 4 snaps for quickly attaching or detaching Switch Bags
  • A vinyl liner on bottom flap for durability to withstand abrasion and moisture
  • Reinforced load-bearing seams to carry your gear and your butt
Hip Belt & Shoulder Straps
  • Contoured adjustable shoulder straps for comfortable carry
  • Adjustable Quick-fit Slider to customize the length of the shoulder straps to fit your height/ build
  • D rings for attaching items
  • Adjustable sternum strap with a whistle for comfort and security
  • Shoulder strap buckles to un-clip and store shoulder straps for duffel mode
  • Removable and storable hip belt
  • A vinyl liner on bottom flap for durability to withstand abrasion and moisture
  • Mini stretch-mesh hip belt pockets for convenience
Q: How long does it take to turn into a chair and back again?
A: Less than a minute

Q: Does the chair make the pack heavy?
A: No, it doesn’t. The chair frame is made of ultra lightweight aluminum so you can barely tell that it is there. It only weighs between 3.2 lbs or 4.4 lbs (including chair frame and switch bags)

Q: There are cheaper alternatives…why buy a Chameleon?
A: After adding the cost of a nice quality backpack to a nice quality chair you’ll quickly be able to appreciate the value of what the Chameleon has to offer in the convenience of one pack. 

Q: A bag is only as good as its zippers… are they sturdy?
A: Yes, we agree… That’s why we use YKK zippers – the best in the market.  If a zipper fails, the bag fails so we spared no expense using the best zippers, and if one breaks, we will fix it. 

Q: Do you sell compatible hydration packs to the Chameleon?
A: No, but we will soon. The pack is compatible with almost any existing hydration pack. But we are building one that will fit perfectly in the Chameleon to be the most efficient with space. 
Q: I’m excited about the Molle system! Do you sell Molle compatible accessories?
A: We will now that we know you are interested!! 

Q: Can I buy more SwitchBags?
A: Yes, we have SwitchBags available for purchase.  We are developing some specialized ones like one designed to hold your camera equipment. 

Q: Is it comfortable to carry a chair frame in your pack?
A: Absolutely, not only is the frame ultra-light weight but it also folds down into 6-8 inch poles making it very easy to store in the pack.