Which Came First, the Backpack or the Chair?

Trick question. This thing is both.

By Evan Bleier

 
Which Came First, the Backpack or the Chair?
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20 July 2017

One thing camp chairs are known for: being great to take a load off in the middle of nowhere.

One thing they’re not: being anything less than a pain in the ass to carry.

Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who want to keep their pants water-, mud- and bear sh*t-free, the Chameleon Pack solves this quandary by offering a legit place to sit that doubles as a backpack.

With 32 liters of space at its core, the Chameleon Pack also stores a collapsible Sit-System frame that’s made of aluminum and can support up to 300 pounds. Once the frame is unfurled, the pack can be attached to it create a chair. After it's setup, gear hangs from the side.

Backpack chair (6 images)

Made from abrasion- and water-resistant nylon, the backpack contains extras like a water bladder holder, laptop storage area and permanent fasteners for the anchors and seat flap.

“When your gear does more, you can carry less," say the designers. “The Chameleon lets you sit back and enjoy the beautiful backcountry anytime, anywhere without having to choose between a rock and a hard place.”

Currently available for $160 (shipping included) on Kickstarter, the Chameleon should start showing its true colors by this November.

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