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Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Pochade Box

Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Pochade Box

The Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Pochade Box carries 11×14″ painting supports, as well as 9×12″, 10×12″, 6×8″, 8×10″. It can also vertically hold anything up to 18″. With the optional Piggyback, you can carry as large as 14×18″.

Company name: Alla Prima Pochade


Pochade box name:  Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Pochade Box

Type: Pochade Box

Price range:  $449

Weight:  7lbs, 2.35kg

Dimensions: 14.6 x 12 x 4.9″, 37 x 30.5 x 35.5cm

Construction: Wood

Average Rating: 0.0 stars (based on ratings)


The Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Pochade has a removable adapter that lets you store  painting supports up to 14″ and 12″ on one edge, for example 9×12 and 11×14, all at once. Or you can position the adapter at 8″ and carry a couple of 8×10″ or 6×8″ painting supports. The spring loaded panel holder adjusts entirely from the front with a capacity from 0″ to 18″ vertically, and unlimited horizontally.

It’s unique position control techology lid holds fast wherever you want to. There are no wingnuts or braces to fiddle with.

This particular model is reviewed here because you can carry many more painting supports that with the Lite version. If you don’t want to carry this much weight, or want to carry fewer painting supports, try the Alla Prima Yellowstone Lite Pochade.

The Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard pochade box has two drawers for holding your paint, solvent, medium, knives, and brush cleaning cup. All available as you work with no hooks or clips needed.  You can even carry full length brushes in the built-in brush quiver.

Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Drawers     Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Brush Quiver

The drawers automatically lock closed when lid is shut, so you do not lose anything stored in them. They cannot open accidentally. You can completely remove the drawers if you are painting in a confined space, or on a lightweight tripod. 

Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Panels    Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Closed

The Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard pochade box main birch wood palette is deep enough if you prefer to use either tempered glass or Lexan cut to cover the wooden palette. This setup comes with an extra palette that fits into top of drawer, that you can use on either side.



  • Baltic birch palette, 3/4″ deep and allows for addition of glass or plexiglass if desired.
  • Spring loaded panel holder adjusts entirely from the front, no knobs or nuts. Capacity from 0 to 18 vertical.
  • Unique position control technology holds lid wherever you want. No wing nuts or braces to fiddle with. Just open it up.
  • 1/4″-20 threaded fitting fits standard tripod or quick release.

How to set it up


  • Optional Custom Engraving. Available with a custom engraving on the inside of the lid door (displayed when the box is open.)
  • Carry 14×18″ panels with optional Piggyback Adapter
  • Sunclips attach to top of lid or piggyback and hold a 1/8″ painting panel as a sunscreen.


To compare the Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard pochade box with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

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Well crafted – Alla Prima

I have not tested this particular model, but can vouch for the extremely high quality and craftsmanship of other pochade boxes made by Ben Haggett. His products are works of art in themselves. I actually purchased one of the smaller boxes but since it had storage space for paint tubes, its palette area to weight… Read more “Well crafted – Alla Prima”

Barry John Raybould
United States

no hassle pochade box

I have been using my Alla Prima Yellowstone 11″ x 14″ for a couple of years now without any problems. I like that rare earth magnets replace standard hardware to keep drawers and lid closed so there is nothing sticking out to catch on anything and potentially break off. And it packs easily with other… Read more “no hassle pochade box”

Will Tait

Good box but not for knife painters

This box is a piece of art. Beautifully constructed and functional. It has one major drawback that forced me to buy another pochade …. the magnet system made it impossible to use painting knives. The magnets are so strong they would grab my blades if I got close to them, scraping them across the painting… Read more “Good box but not for knife painters”

Marz Doerflinger

A beautifully crafted box but know what you want

I have the Yellowstone lite. I’ve used this pochade regularly for more than three years and it is a solid choice you wont regret. That said, I’m considering buying another that might suit me better. I find I almost never use the storage slots in the back and consider it a lot of wasted space… Read more “A beautifully crafted box but know what you want”

Christina Robertson

Video Review for Alla Prima Pochade Box

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Sandi Hester
United States

Beautifully Crafted Pochade

I love my Alla Prima Pochade! I have the older 10 x 12 Bitteroot Lite model and glued glass to the bottom of the palette area for easy clean up. The palette area is deep enough to easily store paint without having it touch the panel holder area. Brushes can be stored in the side… Read more “Beautifully Crafted Pochade”

Karen Wadsworth
United States

Bitteroot Lite

I’ve had my Bitteroot Lite for about 2 years now, and I use it in my studio as well as outdoors. That way I am always used to it. I love the side panels and cutouts for laying brushes flat. I’m contemplating putting glass in for a palette/mixing area – currently I use a medium… Read more “Bitteroot Lite”

Susan GB
Alla Prima Yellowstone Standard Pochade Box

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