Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30
  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    North Chelmsford, MA
    Hammock
    Dutchware Chameleon Wide
    Tarp
    CRO Winter Haven
    Insulation
    JRB UQ, HG TQ
    Suspension
    Beetle Buckle 15'
    Posts
    355
    Well, I finally got a chance to measure my Chameleon ridgeline it came in at 113.5 inches but it was slack, not taught. I do have a bit of calf ridge, so I'm planning to make a shorter one. Since most of us seem to have started out at 110 inches from Dutch, I'm going to make a new one 106 inches long and count on the weave settling it out to 110.
    "God never sends us anything we can't handle. Sometimes I wish He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa.

  2. #22
    cmc4free's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    1,460
    Images
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by wbJohn View Post
    Well, I finally got a chance to measure my Chameleon ridgeline it came in at 113.5 inches but it was slack, not taught. I do have a bit of calf ridge, so I'm planning to make a shorter one. Since most of us seem to have started out at 110 inches from Dutch, I'm going to make a new one 106 inches long and count on the weave settling it out to 110.
    Try clipping a mini-biner onto the ridgeline and wrapping the cord through the biner several times (shortening the ridgeline) until you find a length that works. Maybe you'd find you want less than 110 inches (after stretch).

  3. #23
    New Member MattB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Mid Michigan
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY 12' Hex
    Insulation
    EE TQ / AHO UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    43
    Thanks for this post! I've had my Chameleon for just over a year and just can not find a comfortable lay in it over multiple trips and multiple hangs. With the Chameleon being so overwhelmingly lauded I've been hesitant to post anything about my experience with it. It's just not comfortable for me, to the point of deciding to sell it.

    I'll splice up an UCR ridgeline out of amsteel and see if I can find a good lay. The 83% seems to be good for my netted and netless hammocks, maybe this one needs to be replaced.

  4. #24

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Maumee, OH
    Hammock
    Dutch Chameleon, DIY
    Tarp
    Dutchware Hex, DIY
    Insulation
    HG, DIY
    Suspension
    Straps, Beetles
    Posts
    301
    Images
    2
    I’d definitely recommend removing the ridgeline and measuring if you can’t get comfortable (this goes for any gathered end hammock, not just the Chameleon). It’s an easy thing to do, and could result in a quickly revolving your issue. ( Certainly did for me). As Cmc4free mentioned, taking several wraps around a biner can also take up some slack, and is a good “quick fix” for an elongated ridgeline. Good luck!

  5. #25
    New Member MattB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Mid Michigan
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY 12' Hex
    Insulation
    EE TQ / AHO UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    43
    Measured my Chameleon ridgeline and it is 115”.

  6. #26
    cmc4free's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    1,460
    Images
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by MattB View Post
    Measured my Chameleon ridgeline and it is 115”.
    Since you mentioned above you can't get comfortable in it, try clipping on a biner and wrapping the ridgeline through the biner 5x or more to see if that changes it for the better.

  7. #27
    New Member MattB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Mid Michigan
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY 12' Hex
    Insulation
    EE TQ / AHO UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4free View Post
    Since you mentioned above you can't get comfortable in it, try clipping on a biner and wrapping the ridgeline through the biner 5x or more to see if that changes it for the better.
    I took it off and spliced it to 108” and will try a hang this weekend. 83% has been good on all my other hammocks so it’s worth a shot. If I need to play around with it I spliced a UCR from Zing-It and will play with ridgeline lengths.

  8. #28
    New Member MattB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Mid Michigan
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY 12' Hex
    Insulation
    EE TQ / AHO UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    43

    Measured my Chameleon Ridgeline...

    Anyone want to do me a solid and measure how long your Chameleon is, end to end, without continuous loops, ridgeline, or bug net on? Lay it flat, stretch it if needed, and get an end to end measurement.
    Last edited by MattB; 08-02-2019 at 15:03.

  9. #29
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Alberta
    Hammock
    Ridgerunner, Extra wide XLC clone
    Tarp
    RSBR silpoly
    Insulation
    Down, lots of down
    Suspension
    BIAS anchor,amstee
    Posts
    31
    From what I remember the zipper is 127” so add another 6” and you’ll be very close.

  10. #30
    New Member MattB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Mid Michigan
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY 12' Hex
    Insulation
    EE TQ / AHO UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by damuffin View Post
    From what I remember the zipper is 127” so add another 6” and you’ll be very close.
    Zipper is 121". I reached out to Dutch and he was able to answer my questions.

  • + New Posts
  • Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

    Similar Threads

    1. Chameleon Ridgeline Adjustment
      By MacKay in forum Dutchware
      Replies: 12
      Last Post: 02-13-2019, 18:01
    2. Dutchware Chameleon Ridgeline
      By swalkerv in forum Dutchware
      Replies: 20
      Last Post: 06-22-2017, 07:50
    3. Tarp is measured and cut...
      By ghh3rd in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 01-23-2017, 14:33
    4. How are hammocks measured?
      By Lawbags in forum General Hammock Talk
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 01-05-2017, 07:00
    5. Question: Has anyone measured their hammock purchased from the store?
      By OfftheGround in forum Other Vendors and Services
      Replies: 28
      Last Post: 09-01-2011, 23:39

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •