This might look a little goofy but if you have a massive flatland hike in front of you, I’m thinking you would gladly transfer the weight of your gear off your shoulders and tow your load behind if giving the option. The HipStar collapsible cart backpack ($210) just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50K to get their product into production:
“There’s nothing quite like outdoors. With your boots tied tight, a backpack, and wind in your hair, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.
ART MATRIX LLC is developing the HipStar™, a product that will change the way hikers, campers, backpackers move by literally taking the weight off their shoulders. The HipStar™ is a project of our passion in striving to help people achieve full mobility with only the power of two legs and accomplish physical feats they never thought possible – no matter if they’re young or old. It will be an affordable way to make travels more enjoyable.”
It comes in 3 different sizes and can be used as bike trailer or baby carrier: