Useful Items from Gruv Gear By Tom Chaput

December 6, 2012 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer

I have used many assorted folding carts in my career but nothing as heavy duty as the V-Cart Solo from Gruv Gear. The cart was very well packaged and assembly was a snap. It almost took me longer to remove it from the carton than it did to put it together. All the tools needed for assembly were included and the instructions very clear and concise. I noticed when attaching the wheels that they have roller bearings that revolve on the heavy duty axle; this means that when loaded it will roll very easily and quietly. The tilt back feature makes loading and moving your DJ equipment— especially through doorways—very safe and easy. The cart can be used in two configurations, either upright like a two-wheeler or flat like a four-wheel cart. I’m partial to the four-wheel configuration, which is easier to handle. Either way, this cart will make moving your equipment in and out of an event a piece of cake.

This cart is weighs more than most of the carts I have used, but it rolls well down sidewalks, on carpet and across thresholds. It is well thought out in design and has features missing from other carts.

The Gruv Gear ClubBag is designed to hold today.s lightweight DJ gear, with plenty of room to hold a mixer, hardrive, microphone, cables or a laptop computer. It has one compartment designed to hold the laptop and one large padded compartment that has two removable dividers. This allows you to customize the interior to make three smaller, two medium or one large compartment, all accessible through zippered doors. This bag has one feature I really like: The interior is not black it is light orange. This makes finding small things easier in less than ideal lighting conditions.

Another neat feature is the Velcro headphone strap fastened to the top of one the bag’s compartments. There is also a separate removable zippered sleeve with a padded interior that was a perfect fit for my 13” Mac Book Pro laptop. The bag has a padded carry handle that is not only sewn on but is also reinforced with rivets. There is also a slot in the back so it can be slipped over a small luggage cart.

This ergonomically designed backpack also has three well placed pads that cushion the load against your back and shoulder straps that make for a comfortable carry when loaded with gear. All in all I found this to be well-engineered and constructed backpack to hold the essential DJ gear.

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This is the general editors account for Mobile Beat Magazine and Website. Who reads Mobile Beat online and in print and attends Mobile Beat events? DJs, VJs and KJs to start with, especially those who own and operate mobile entertainment services. They provide music, video, lighting and a myriad other entertainment choices for corporate events, wedding receptions, dances and innumerable other gatherings.

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