Here’s the kind of gear we use to cover MWC 2017


The Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile tech event of the year. This year, we’re going to be covering it (as usual) and we thought we’d give you guys a quick glimpse into the kind of equipment we’re bringing to cover a massive event like this.

First up, we’ve got the backpacks

While the cameras and gadgets to cover an event are important, the bags you carry the equipment in are equally important as well. When you’re going to spend all day on your feet with a bag full of heavy gear, using a poorly built bag will put unnecessary strain on your body and tire you out faster.

Greenroom136’s brand new Genesis

What I love about Greenroom136’s bags is their awesome build quality. My favourite bits are the fact that the shell of the bag is constructed out of weather resistant (and durable) 1000 denier Cordura. When you’re carrying a bag full of gadgets, weather resistance is something you definitely want.

The bag I’ll be bringing with me is their all new Genesis double strap backpack. It’s got all the necessary pockets to hold my gadgets neatly, plus a wide enough main compartment to fit my three-slot camera insert.

What’s more, it comes with a lid and compression belts (which double as a tripod holster) to keep the insides shielded from the elements.

There’s also a removable laptop sleeve that’s lined with corduroy so you can clear airport checks without too much of a fuss.

Learn more about Greenroom136’s products here.

The Targus GRID 16″ backpack 

This is Alex’s choice of backpack. Partly because he got it at a great deal, but mostly because it’s a seriously good backpack.

This pack has 32 litres of storage space broken up into two main compartments and three external stash pockets. The front main compartment has mesh and pockets for organising your small devices.

There’s also a padded hood (with a stash pocket) that clips to the front of the case. It can double as a slot to hold sunglasses too.

The best part about it is its military-grade durability. Not only will it protect your laptop from drops of up to 4ft in height, it also is weather resistant.

Further, there are aerated pads on both the straps and back padding so things don’t get sticky when the weather heats up.

Learn more about Targus’ bags here.