About Klapstar

Klapstar is a website for outdoor enthusiasts. We share our passion for the outdoors by reviewing gear and recommending products, sharing tricks learned through years of hiking, biking, and traveling in general.

The Team

We are three Americans from New York but now live in different parts of the US. We have been friends for over ten years and met through an online forum dedicated to hiking.

We started Klapstar with a love of the outdoors as our common interest and a desire for a site that focuses on honest reviews and is less focused on ads.

Harold’s background is in technology and website programming. Melinda studied business in college and has worked in the finance industry for many years. She specializes in affiliate marketing, which drives Klapstar’s revenue stream.

Bill has spent his career working in advertising sales.

Our Mission

Honest reviews and recommendations with an emphasis on outdoor gear.

The Klapstar Team

Our Goal

To review outdoor products to inform our readers so they can make better decisions when buying gear. We commit honest, unbiased opinions based on actual use in the field.

Our philosophy is simple: we will only recommend products we have put to use and believe will benefit our readers.

This philosophy makes us different from most review sites as we require a personal connection to the product before considering it. We only accept free products for review if we have relevant expertise or significant experience with the industry/product category.

Our Product Reviews

Our goal is to focus on products that we hope will be useful and reliable and give our readers unbiased reviews based on actual world use. To that end:

We only accept free products for review if we have relevant expertise or significant experience with the industry/product category. We do not publish paid reviews – every study we publish represents our own opinion and is not

How We Make Money

Klapstar.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program. This is an affiliate advertising program that provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

The products we recommend can all be purchased on Amazon.com and if you do that through clicking on a sponsored link on this website, we earn a small commission.

Our reviews are in no way affected by the fact that we are affiliated with Amazon.com. If we do not like a product, we will say so. We are committed to recommending the best products at the best prices available.