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People are saying about HipStar:

Michael Jensen commented on HipStar YouTube channel:

I've looked at many carts over the years thinking of my Bucket List journey and this designer is some kind of genius as his innovative designs by far surpass them all!

Larry W, Utah:

Special thank to Igor Koshutin, the HipStar founder. Integrity is the best description of Igor and how he has led his campaign. Thank you Igor. You have a positive spirit and an amazing product to market.

Alina A., Belgium:

Your products are making big waves in Western Europe!

James E. Blackburn, Actor, Filmmaker & Adventurer, 3-time Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Award Winner

Initially, I overlooked the instructional videos how to adjust the HipStar balance. After watching them, I got the balance thing down hopefully. The videos helped a lot, so my strict recommendation is to study all the instructional videos! Last week I took the Hipstar on a backpacking trip with friends and it did great! I had everything I needed for 48 hours and the Hipstar made the trip better. I will have some new still images and video coming soon. It worked so well for backpacking at the Bisti Badlands last week. I look forward to getting it outside again soon.

- Leslie, Colorado. 330-mile Chesapeake & Ohio towpath:

I made my 330-mile journey to Pittsburg!! Oh well...I think Ghostie and I have achieved a lot!!

My HipStar is absolutely the best thing for this trip!!! I love it!!! I literally would not want to do this trip with any other piece of equipment. Carrying dog food/equipment, as well as my own stuff, is amazingly easy---no way could I handle carrying that much on my back. No back, neck, or shoulder pain, and I walk at a normal pace! It's a dream.

Igor has been so receptive and available when I have questions or needed equipment replaced. It is the kind of customer service that few companies offer these days!

- Alan, Scotland, US cross-country 3.3K miles:

The Spring Equinox fell on March 20, and for many, this signals the start of Spring and the start of the hiking season. Awake at sunrise, Alan looked out over the Atlantic coast and took his first step on a fundraising adventure that would take him across the US via the American Discovery Trail, carrying it all in his HipStar travel cart.

Alan's ambitious agenda was set in motion in March 2024. His path would lead him from the America Discovery Trail to the Great American Rail-Trail, then to the Buckeye Trail and the North Country Trail. He would then follow US Highway 2 to the Pacific Northwest trail, with his journey culminating in Washington state in November 2024.



- Gino M, Australia:

I used my Hipstar HD last weekend for the first time, on a 40km hike through the Australian highlands with Scouts on their adventurous journey. I am pleased to say it went well. The terrain varied from rough untrailed grassed and hilly, rough trailed hilly and rocky, and smooth trail (I even did river crossings with it in water past my knees). The only thing that failed was the stitching on the LHS, Belt support to the handle bar. It was the only disappointing thing.

I have attached more photos. They show a bit of scenery and terrain. I have travelled with the Hipstar for about 90km (56miles) through quite rough terrain (up and down rocky hills, through rivers, up - down rock steps, uneven scrub with no trails, over small logs and fallen trees). HipStar did not disappoint me and was a great companion throughout the hike.

- Herman P, Belgium:

After ordering my HipStar, I was nervous waiting for its delivery, and I was happy as a child when I received it. Unfortunately, it was still very cold and rained a lot, so I couldn't walk with my new trailer. In the meantime, I assembled the HipStar, which went well, thanks to the instructional videos. I practiced balancing the load for a while (I'm going to use a duffel bag) and did the first test walk between rain showers. It was a flat road (asphalt) next to the canal. I had to adjust the brakes a little, but that was easy. The first walk went very well, and I hardly felt the weight. It was not a heavy weight that I was carrying; it was just to get a feel for the trailer.
When the weather improves, I'll head to the woods to see how the Hipstar behaves there, but I'm over the moon so far. What a special product you have! I am very impressed with the Hipstar, although it is still too early for a final assessment. I am also impressed by the support Igor provides. He gives me advice and assistance with the most minor problems. Thanks for that, Igor.

- Lukáš Zeman, Bohemian Paradise, Czech Republic. Sep 2023

- Tamas J. Hungary:

I'm impressed by the Hipstar. It looks robust, feels strong, and is bigger than I expected from the pictures and videos. But this is a positive thing, too. Thank You for Your hard work to make this happen, and I thank You for this expedited shipment before my vacation.

Just a few more feedback from the first action of the Hipstar:

- Storing the cart even in the trunk of my compact european car worked very well. It was wedged perfectly behind the rear seats and under the package blind vertically. It did not take out any floor space from the luggage. My wife did not noticed it at all there during loading and unloading the trunk. We took out the other packages at the hostel, and she asked why I did not bring the Hipstar 😀

- The light storage bag needs a short, suitcase style handle too. The long handles could be nice for long walks, like You would have on an airport. But just for picking up and load/offload to a car, or in a building it's a bit complicated. I marked with orange, what I mean here. It could be really short, just to grab it right above the bag. I will add this short handle at some point for sure.

- I've added a bicycle lock to the frame between the wheel axis and the load carry shelf, because of the bad experience of Alex on the Camino. It can stay there even when the cart is folded for storage. This gives some security if You have to leave it behind for some reason.

- The reassembly from the storage bag took only a minute, and no adjustment was needed other than putting on the wheels. Brakes preserved their position and setting, and I did not have to touch them at all. I have to say, it was a very strange feeling to tow the cart, but after I figured out the good rhythm of walking, it was very pleasant how it handled the weight without having sweat back. I will collect pictures later about it. We had short hikes, visited a Spa, and went shopping and sightseeing. The suitcase mode was very useful when a lot of people were around. It was a good initial experience, and we managed to put some mud on the wheels 🙂

- The reassembly from the storage bag took only a minute, and no adjustment was needed other than putting on the wheels. Brakes preserved their position and setting, and I did not have to touch them at all. I have to say, it was a very strange feeling to tow the cart, but after I figured out the good rhythm of walking, it was very pleasant how it handled the weight without having sweat back. I will collect pictures later about it. We had short hikes, visited a Spa, and went shopping and sightseeing. The suitcase mode was very useful when a lot of people were around. It was a good initial experience, and we managed to put some mud on the wheels 🙂

- Nina F, UK:

We would love to work with you long-term because we love what you have created and the community you are building! So rarely do you meet an entrepreneur who invents something that will leave a positive mark on humanity and help improve many lives. My mother was disabled. She lost her legs when she was run off her bicycle by a drunk driver at the age of 17! She was fitted with prosthetics and could walk, but if she had access to something like this, it would have given her so much more independence in her day-to-day life.

- John K., California, August 12, 2023:

First impressions: At some point in the design/production of HipStar, as some backers vented frustrations with delays and design updates, I recall Igor writing that he didn't want to put his name on a product that wasn't well-crafted of the highest quality. I am very happy to confirm that statement was sincere. Given that there will always be adjustments to the design and components of any product after its initial launch, it seems the integrity and dedication of your Team resulted in a product that impressed me during assembly and trial use. It was easy to put together and obviously extremely well thought-out. And it is easily adjustable.

As someone who built my own walking trailer on a trial-and-error to success basis and put it through the immense stresses traversing Japan over many months, I was prepared to be supportive of the HipStar team's dedication and integrity while at the same time questioning whether I would like the product. Putting my money and confidence in HipStar as an early backer has been completely justified. And I believe any improvements to your design that come to light through initial mass usage and feedback will be conscientiously addressed. You have every right to be proud of this product, and its accessories, and I truly wish your company every success. You've definitely maintained my support and endorsement to others with this HipStar launch.

Your very pleased and impressed customer,

- John T., Washington state

Received my HipStar today, Seattle area. All went together well, one side of the break attachment screws were not very well aligned, but I got it together. Thank you for a great product, I will be packing a small folding kayak up to an alpine lake soon.

- Gino M, Australia

- Richard Jackson, UK

I just received both of my HipStars! I'm very excited to have finally received them. They seem great! I have a few weeks before I leave for the El Camino de Santiago.

- David. B., Utah:

I just received both of my HipStars! I'm very excited to have finally received them. They seem great!

- Kent R., Oregon:

I received the unit and was immediately sent to a wildland fire in Southern Oregon. I was able to put it together and brought it with me to the fire. Thank you for your efforts to get it to me in a timely fashion.

- Matthew S., Minnesota:

Received my hip star on Tuesday. I finally got around to putting it together today. Everything looks great. It took me a little time to get the brakes aligned right. But they are working great. First impressions are great! I tested it with a 5-gallon pail full of water on it. It works great; the shocks worked great for it. With the bucket on the HipStar, I went up a small ramp and tested the brakes, which worked great. Once you apply the brakes, those wheels do not move at all, which is great. I have a planned challenge for 9/11 on September 9. It is a remembrance stair climb for the firefighters. We are supposed to climb 110 flights of stairs.
I will bring HipStar with me. I will probably try to use it on some of the stairs as a rucksack. Also, I will be using it to haul in some chairs and a cooler. Plus, I will get other people's feedback on it when I'm there. My plan is to take pictures and maybe a video or two during this event carrying the HipStar up the stairs and/or using it to haul in chairs and a cooler. Your HipStar is definitely well-built. It looks like it can hold up to a lot of abuse. So thank you again for producing such a well-crafted product. And I will keep you updated on anything I see that might need adjusting. I am also on the form you created so I can post stuff there if need be.

- Jon K., Kentucky (1):

I got mine! And my 1st impressions are that the build quality is excellent! I got the HD model because I plan on using it with hills. I cleaned off the kitchen table to assemble it, and I am glad I did. The screws for the brakes are not in a blister pack like an IKEA shelving unit, so watch out, you don’t accidently toss them in the trash. I did that. I will probably rarely disassemble my cart since most of the places I plan on going are a short drive away, so the need for Allen wrenches will not affect me. I am honestly giddy with this, and I think my wife is glad I will be leaving for a while to use it. After the poor guy in Spain who got his stolen, I will be investing in a quality bicycle lock and investigating GPS trackers.

- Jon K., Kentucky (2):

Jon here. Kentucky. 60 years old now, and no longer doing the 30-mile days I did as a younger man... And a weak back. I have my HD assembled in the kitchen right now, and I am very pleased with the quality. I attempted to make my own trailer a number of years ago, and the Hipstar addresses all the faults I was able to identify with my creation. Boy can a trailer make a difference though... I could carry 80lbs on my homemade thing, no issues until I was going uphill. I felt free again in the woods. If it wasn't 100 degrees around here, I would be out in the woods now.

- Kathy F, Nevada:

You guys have brought a spark back to someone who didn’t know if they can hike again. Between back surgery, cancer, I can no longer carry any sort of pack. Thanks for your persistence!

- Rod, Lancaster, UK

I recently walked around 100 miles over hills and fields in North England with a load of around 10-15 Kg. The Hipstar MD works well on footpaths, up and down steps. I found your shoulder straps uncomfortable. Ultimately, I fitted the shoulder harness onto the belt, which worked well and was very comfortable. I have now permanently sown these shoulder straps to the belt in the best position, and I am very happy with this. I ended up using the shoulder straps on my backpack coming through the frame so I could use them to carry the whole when going up or down difficult slopes. It worked well and was comfortable. I got pulled onto the ground by the shafts when one of the wheels went down a hidden underwater rut. Many of the footpaths are U-shaped, and users may need to be warned that Hipstar wants to pull off to one side in this situation, so the path must be monitored much more carefully. I walked with just a rucksack from Rotterdam to the Czech Republic this year. I am 72 years old and look forward to using the HipStar on the second stage of my walk to Greece. One addition that would be useful is a key-based wheel lock that could be put on when leaving the HipStar outside and going into a shop.

- Bert, Oregon:

I very much wanted to invent one of these when I was a young hitchhiker back in the 70s, lugging a heavy backpack around the country. I never got that done, but you, HipStar have... yay! I can't wait to get one because I am still putting miles under my feet with heavy loads on my back. Godspeed your efforts.

- Michael B., New Zealand:

Thank you for leading such a beautiful campaign and for showing such leadership in getting everything done in such a professional and honest way. Yours has been one of the most enjoyable campaigns I have ever been involved with. Thank you. I just to say that I received my HipStar yesterday in New Zealand.
Yaaasssssss!! Thank you!!

- Andrius, N. Ireland:

My Hipstar arrived on Monday morning - It was a good Monday for me! YOU guys made me SMILE that day… The box was in good shape, and Hipstar was in good shape. I’m super HAPPY, like we say at home. You guys, IGOR, and your all TEAM have GOLD brains and hands. You did an amazing product. THANKS….
For new Byers… Company.. People.. Product.. Communication.. Trust is 100% is REAL

- Joseph:

I'm a 52 Middle school teacher living in Los Angeles. I was born with a birthday fact known as cerebral palsy I am able to walk but carrying things has always been difficult for me because of my disability and the fact that I walk with Canadian style crutches. I discovered your product and I'm very excited about the possibilities And what it could do for the disabled community. In my profession we have to carry a lot of things from our vehicles to our classroom on a daily basis This is almost impossible for me unless I put a huge strain on my back and my neck. If your product will work for me the way I think it will It could change my life and the life of many people that I know. I look forward to the potential independence your product may give me in the future.

- Jeffery L. Hersey:

At one point in my life, not so many years ago, I had many adventures. Some took me traveling around the world, some took me bicycling across the nation while yet another saw me backpacking the entirety of the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. I loved the freedom of adventure and it became my life as it defined who I am.
I'm 66 years old now and as I aged I've lost the ability to just jump into an adventure; but, I haven't lost the desire. My body has slowed and I look for easier ways to accomplish the same thing. In some instances there aren't any ways so I've had to grudgingly let go of that particular ability. Now as I age, I feel my enjoyment of life slipping away from me as I discover yet another ability and love I used to have diminishing at a surprising rate of speed-long distance hiking.
Enter the HipStar. With the HipStar I can "roll" along with my backpack and gear not bearing down on my shoulders and compressing my spine. What a "God send"! I have to accept that I won't be crossing mountain passes on a long distance trail but I will be adventuring along flatter footpaths camping as I go. It's an adventure worthy of the HipStar. I can continue on with physical challenges aided by this wonderful product. I hope that multitudes of people will be encouraged to acquire the HipStar and find an adventure!
Jeffery L. Hersey

Charlene Swankie (AKA "SwankieWheels"), the Arizona-based breakout star of Oscar's-21 winner movie 'Nomadland':

Charlene is living on Social Security, but she is living life to the fullest, camping full-time in a home-built camper van. Here is a bit of her back story:


“I struggle to get ready for the hike due to limited finances, and also a bad shoulder. That is why HipStar would be so important to me. I am seeking a second opinion this month on the shoulder to determine what I need to do about it and how much recovery time will be required. My goal to hike the AZ Trail felt aimless... and I kept searching for a purpose for doing it. I wanted a goal that was bigger than life itself, like kayaking all 50 states was, but I couldn't find one until I connected with HipStar. Needless to say, I am extremely excited about this new challenge... of working with HipStar to make the wilderness more accessible to seniors and those mildly physically challenged!"

Chris Vincent, disabled veteran, Florida:

Jason Hunter, South Jordan, Utah:

“I've been excited about HipStar ever since I saw it featured on a crowdfunding campaign. I used to work as a cop, and I was involved in a very serious car accident where someone served across all the lanes of traffic to intentionally hit me at 92 mph. The crash didn't kill either of us, but the impact destroyed my lower back, ending my career. I can no longer carry any amount of weight for any distance without a great deal of pain. I used to backpack all the time, and I would love to take my kids backpacking. The HipStar seems like the perfect way to get me back out there and enjoying the outdoors. It would get me back up in the mountains where I long to be, and it will help me to get my kids into backpacking as well."

Debbie Riemers Downing, Jockey and Writer. New Hampshire:

“I am medically frail with little use of my hands due to cervical neck damage and shoulder replacements (I used to be a thoroughbred racehorse jockey!) Life has proven to be a struggle, both in life and leisure and the HipStar looks to be absolutely life-changing! It’s incredible design will take the weight off my hands, shoulder, and neck and put it on my greatest power generator – my hips! This is a ticket to independence, freedom, and FUN!!! This is genius!! Thank you!"

Nice! I’ve daydreamed about this idea ...& here it is! Really cool that it can adapt from bike to walking!

Mike Jensen, St. Paul, Minnesota:

"HipStar, My Great Discovery!

Though I'm yet to see a HipStar first hand, I was certainly taken by its design after a long internet search that last winter lasted for days. On and off over the months since I have thought of the day, I will be able to purchase a HipStar cart. Actually, and this rarely happens with me, I was so impressed I have found myself talking about the HipStar with others over the months since my research. I have a back with a multitude of serious issues. I'm actually doing my best to avoid several surgeries. I used to be a backpack explorer from American, Canadian, and Mexican wildernesses, to all over Europe. I had serious feelings of defeat with my age and retirement at 64 yet with dreams of carrying my own luggage or even camping gear and hopefully traveling some before I pass on to the next great place. Such longings left me in disarray until I started finding small travel carts.

I was immediately in awe when I came across the uniqueness, quality, and versatility, of the HipStar design that is far beyond the other cart manufacturers. Other carts were nice, but none had, among other superior features, the ingenious concept of altering the pitch of the load to reduce the vertical weight on the carrier. Other designs had like a 40% ratio where if you had 100 pounds 40 would be the weight you bear, and no provision for adjustment. With HipStar that vertical load can go down to almost zero. As in my case, and as I imagine the case is with all, and even for those without back problems, that less is more, the less one bears in vertical pressure the better.

Also, none of the other designs had the shock system as I found so cleverly incorporated into the HipStar design. Imagine a bumpy trail, road, cobblestone, or pot holes, and you will see in the video how that was factored into the design with its unique shock system. Other designs had single wheels, or two wheels, yet were rigid in design where I foresaw problems with balance coming into play. With the HipStar's two-wheeled design that is not a problem as even the design allows for lateral motion or side pitching, and even for the vertical motion generated with each walking or jogging gate, plus an adjustment for longer or shorter strides, amazing! Also, I found the HipStar to even come in three different design sizes depending on your applications.

Sometimes with my travel plans I will be at some busy airport, bus, train station, or walking down crowded city sidewalks, or onto crowded city buses, where the HipStar actually converts into a two wheeled suitcase! I was blown away to see it convert into a backpack frame, and also with included attachment it can even connect to the seat tube of your bike and serve as a bike trailer, wow! I plan to live at times where if I purchase a bike, I can go shopping with my HipStar trailer and haul my own groceries or go on bike trips to explore the land.

When I discovered the HipStar cart the vision of my “bucket list” of travel and hiking and camping suddenly opened as a possibility if it wasn't for this unparalleled design. My bucket list hopes will actually last for the rest of my years if I can and all now possible with my HipStar cart. I must go prepared for all climates and terrains. The HipStar I find is designed for it all. What was the impossible and only a melancholy dream is now reality thanks to what I imagine has been a long and careful research and development phase with HipStar. This is not a cart that has been precariously designed by any means. Take a serious look at what new horizons open up for you with this masterful design. I look forward to the day I go beyond my apartment high-rise and with my HipStar sally forth into this beautiful world with all the new chapters it beholds.

Stephen, Hiker, Wales/UK:

"Hi everybody!

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!

Comment on HipStar YouTube channel:

“I've been doing some research and have looked at other brands out there. For ergonomics, adaptability into a back pack, variable vertical pitch (makes a huge difference on amount of weight you carry), two wheels for better stability, how easily it pieces together, also adaptable as a trailer on your bicycle, the kind of shock absorption, that Hipstar is by far a better design than any of the others. The only thing I'd like that HipStar will have is some way to brake the wheels as going downhill, the weight will push you forward, I imagine, so a brake would be very nice. Despite that I would buy this design over any of the others. A well thought out design!!!

John P, United States:

“I have a trailer for my car, I made a trailer for my bike, then I thought that there could be a trailer for walking. So I searched the internet and discovered that it is already happening. By far the most versatile and effective hiking trailer I came across was the HipStar. Everything seems to have been included in the design - multiple adjustments, shock absorbing, running, walking or resting flexibility - really impressive. I am very keen to purchase one for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.”

Kim from Pittsburgh:

“Hi there. My name is Kim and I like to walk...a lot. I have had asthma my whole life so running or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is out of the question is out so I walk...everywhere. The longest I've walked is 79 miles straight without stopping. I'm shooting for 100 someday. I always wanted to walk across the country or at least do the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to DC but with my age and back I cant carry heavy packs like I use to. I thought of making something like this out of a wagon or cart but it never left my brain, funny the things I need fly out and things I don't never leave, ANYWHO When I saw this I was super excited! Someone else had the gumption to actually make it. I can load it up with my pack and off I go. Hands free to take pictures. For someone with back problems like myself this is a God send. Especially since Sherpa's are few and far between in Pittsburgh. So I hope this comes to fruition and if it does you'll see me going down the trail. Ill wave while I roll along. You cant miss me. Ill be the one not sweating under a heavy pack.

One fed up and tired tradesman:

Has anyone at HipStar thought how useful this product would be to tradesmen for moving tools around on job sites, it is the bane of every tradesman having to move tools from A to B. In London where parking is prohibitively expensive this would be godsend to take tools from an underground train station to a job and then be able to move tools around the job sites with relative ease. The fact that HipStar can be carried like back pack when required is also genius for navigating stairs!

Joe G., California:

“I am recovering handicapped man… I need your product so bad... after breaking my neck and relearning to walk. Now I use two canes at once, so no hands to hold stuff, a heavy back pack tends to throw me off balance easily. The only way to learn to walk again is by repetition, and this is what need to be free to travel the and country side. This product would greatly increase my mobility and freedom. I’m telling you right now, your product is needed badly…

Terry, Portland, OR:

"I developed cancer and am currently receiving treatments and recovering. I’ll never be able to carry more than a few pounds on my back due to the damage to my pelvis. I could be able to pull, however. I have been an avid outdoorsman and think your product HipStar could give me back the ability to get back out and enjoy the life here in the Pacific Northwest."

Sam A, hiker:

"As a seasoned hiker, I would love to have one of the advertised hiking device HipStar. Hiking tens or even hundreds of miles on trails and cross-country terrain is not an easy task, but it requires strength to hold on and a decent but light flat bag could reduce the stain on the back. All these factors are what I saw in your gear at the just concluded brand campaign. It will be a great benefit to us hikers. I have told many of my friends about HipStar and its benefits to our hobby. Welldone!"

Carl M:

"I would love to buy your camping card HipStar for my team members. Having lots of things to carry with a bag that is not balanced poses a challenge to many of us, but with I saw and heard at your post early this week makes me to settle for this type of product since it is flexible, light and absorbs most gadget of camping all these benefit in one bag would be a plus when it is produced."

Sarah C:

"I have never imagined a bag or stroller could be attached to my waist and it will be comfortable for me to walk with for long time. That is exactly what I saw in your product. These products are no doubt useful for the nursing mothers as well as the holidaying people. Cheers!"

Jerry A:

"Wow! I will definitely wait for this product to be rolled out before changing my beach camping bag. With what I saw recently in the awareness campaign, it looks real good to be used by everyone. I have since been imagining how it will look like when it’s finally out for use by all. Fantastic idea you are putting into action."

Paul J:

"I have always been thinking that one day there will be a solution for taking my baby along whenever I am having my usual morning walk. Little did I know a company is nursing such a technology? I was impressed with what I saw at your product! Kudos!"

Alex, hiker. Romania:

"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. 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 trip with just a backpack, I would definitely use the HipStar. The weight off my shoulders is lifted! 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 can pull out the kickstand and let it hang for the night. Great idea!"

Dan, travel blogger, US:

"Over one year ago, I quit my job, packed my bags, and never looked back. I make my living as a full-time travel blogger. I live out of my backpack and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Except maybe when I have to lug my backpack around the city with all my stuff - that I could live without. Luckily, with the HipStar, I wouldn’t have to worry about any of that. No matter the weight of my backpack, I can place it on the HipStar, attach it to my hips, make a few adjustments to maximize comfort, and walk around an entire city without feeling the weight in the least bit! And since it’s completely hands-free, I can snap photos, jot down blog notes, and wave to all the tourists taking my photo with this awesome new piece of gear."

Simon, photographer, UK:

"I live for capturing the perfect shot. I’m a professional nature and landscape photographer, and I love to find vantage points and angles that no one else has ever discovered before. Sometimes it means walking up a short hill, sometimes it means climbing a mountain. Having a backpack is great for short distances, but when I need to traverse across long distances and go off the beaten path, sometimes the backpack isn’t always the most versatile solution. HipStar helps me bridge the gap between versatility and comfort. I can load up all my lenses and cameras inside and not worry about the weight holding me down. I can also have my camera in my hand the entire time in case I want to take a photo on the fly. It will give me versatility I have never experienced before! It is a great idea."

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