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The LederEasel Kit


A compact, lightweight, artist easel and palette holder that attach onto your tripod (tripod not included). Suitable for both plein air and studio painting.

Company name: LederEasel


Pochade box name: LederEasel Kit

Type: Tripod Easel

Price range:  $119

Weight:  22.95 ounces, 0.65kg

Palette size: 9″x12″, 23cm x 30cm

Construction: 16 gauge steel, powder coated for lasting protection with solid hardwood crosspieces.

Average Rating: 4.3 stars (based on 3 ratings)


Lite&Stable Oil Painter’s Package (Shelf-200 (01-20),  Lite&Stable Easel (04-03).


The easel is fabricated in lightweight rigid 16 gauge steel, powder coated for lasting protection. Crosspieces are solid hardwood creating a unique appearance. Adjustable tabs hold up to three quarter inch material or you can simply trap your choice of painting surface between the top and bottom crosspieces. The easel will accommodate a painting surface up to 24″ high, and attaches to any tripod that has a 1/4-20 threaded screw mount. Crosspieces swivel and do not need to detach from the uprights so there are no loose parts to get lost. You can remove the bottom crosspiece and move it to the upper slotted section when working on a smaller painting surface.

Palette Holder

The LederEasel palette holder is fabricated of powder coated steel parts and solid hardwood. The adjustable sliding hooks will secure the palette holder onto any shape tripod legs up to 1.25″ in diameter. The two arms are removable for compact storage. Lay a lightweight board across the arms and you have a shelf to place
​your paints or pastel box.
​Palette holder weighs 19.45 ounces.

LederEasel Bag

Keep everything neat in the padded carry/storage bag with shoulder strap. Inside you’ll find ribbons to secure the parts from moving around, and a zippered pocket for small items. The bag is about 16″ long, 7″ high, and 3.25″ wide.  Total weight of the kit is 54 ounces

LederEasel Dimensions


To compare it with other plein air easels, see my Guide to Plein Air Easels.
To compare it with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

Reviews of LederEasel

Great minimalist easel for your pack

This is a great easel to take outdoors when you’ll be hiking a distance from your car. It is small and lightweight. I also use it in my home studio. The panel holder is easy to use. Due to how the long center metal pieces join, there can be a slight wobble, but I didn’t… Read more “Great minimalist easel for your pack”

Terry Hoskins

The easel (top) works well.

The easel (top) works well. I liked that when I was done painting I could detach it from my tripod with the painting still attached and carry it as a wet panel carrier. I was also able to use only half of it for small paintings. The bottom part is OK. I wish I could… Read more “The easel (top) works well.”

Hank B

Comments about reviews

As the designer and manufacturer of the LederEasel, I would like to note that in the three years I’ve been selling my products, I’ve listened to the comments and have refined the design to address the issues some people had written about. There are no wobbles at the tube connection and the angle of the… Read more “Comments about reviews”

United States

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