People are saying about HipStar:
“When HipStar first approached the team at bb7.com, we were very impressed with the design. Not only does it address the challenging ergonomics of moving a heavy pack around but it is also a well thought out and rugged design. From a human factors standpoint, the fact that the cart is able move the load from the users back and shoulders to their hips and also reduce the load at the same time will allow the user to go longer distances with less impact on their body. From an engineering and product design standpoint, the cart is well thought out, light, easy to use and very rugged. The team at bb7 is very excited to help HipStar transition into full production and further improve the design in the process.”
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I came across the idea of the HipStar only a little while ago, while browsing the net, looking for new ideas, for new gear, with a view to upgrading any, or all of my hiking and camping equipment to make things easier for me, now I have gotten a little older.
One of my main interests is hiking and exploring, and sometimes camping, one or more nights, in my wider, local area, which is the Snowdonia region of North Wales. But unfortunately as I've got older, I've found it increasingly difficult to carry loads on my back. Which is needed, if I am also to camp overnight, as I then have to carry additionally, a tent (or bivvy), sleeping bag, cooking equipment and extra food, etc.
So when I happily stumbled across the HipStar I couldn't believe how genius the whole idea of it was. More or less solving ALL my hiking and camping dilemmas, about carrying weight around, in one compact brilliant, and even foldable, package. It even has a suspension system no less, to smooth out the walking and pulling of the cart, unique certainly in that, whilst still, I am informed, keeping the weight down to very, minimum levels.
I was amazed to see also the very compact shape it can be folded into, within a minute or two. It can then be carried on one's back if needed, which is an incredibly useful feature. At least for me. In other words, any time consuming, unbolting of the frame, taking out screws, bolts, nuts, taking apart the frame, bit by bit, etc, is completely unnecessary with the HipStar.
And for anyone who likes to go jogging while at the same time carrying some weight with them, the HipStar is also designed to be able to run with. Meaning that it can be adjusted in such a way so as to, not interfere with, or restrict the movement of one's legs, while running. There is a film of just this demonstration of jogging with it, available on the HipStar's website and also on YouTube.
It has to be seen to be appreciated, just how clever the idea is. So yes, with all these ideas incorporated into the HipStar, it is exactly what I need, and more. There is nothing it seems, for my own personal needs, that has not been already thought of, or incorporated into it's design. It is ideal especially for older hikers like me, who still like to be able to carry everything needed, for long hiking and camping adventures. Brilliant!
The HipStar really has no peers!
Stephen, Hiker, Wales/UK."
You could say I’m a bit of a nature junkie. I love hiking and camping. Every place I visit, first thing that I do is research the best hiking trails in the area. I do enjoy a short hike, but I really love long, multi-day adventures. Let me tell you, they are not for the faint of heart. Not only do I have to bring enough food and water for several days, but also a tent, sleeping bag, and a stove. Needless to say, all that weight starts to add up. Instead of going on my latest trip with just a backpack, I tried out the HipStar, and it changed my life forever. The weight off my shoulders is lifted - literally! And the built in shocks cancel out all the bounce from all the uneven terrain. I can still easily convert it into a backpack when the trail gets too rough. Plus, when I’ve had enough for the day, I just pull out the kickstand and let it hang for the night. I would never leave home without it!
Alex I., Romania