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Soltek Plein Air Easel

The Soltek Easel is an aluminium constructed and lighter update to the traditional french easel design.

Company name: Soltek Easel

Website: www.soltekarts.com

Pochade box name: Soltek Easel

Type: Aluminum Box Easel

Price range:  $450-$500

Weight:  9lb 4.08kg

Palette size: 12″ x 16″, 30 x 40cm

Construction: aluminium

Average Rating: 2 stars (based on 2 ratings)

Description

It is an aluminium version of the traditional french easel with many new design features. It has two built in side trays that fold out to reveal the palette. Your canvas is held by a telescoping aluminium rod and plastic side bars.

Features include

  • Quick setup (about 20 seconds)
  • Portable Built-in carrying strap
  • No wing nuts are needed since the legs lock automatically
  • More compact than a traditional french easel.
  • Plenty of storage space for brushes and knives
  • Holds up to a 30″ high canvas
  • Comes with a wet panel carrier
  • Wide leg stance
Soltek Easel
Soltek Easel

Construction

It is made of aluminium with various plastic parts added on.

How to set it up

See: Setup Instructions

Comparison

To compare it with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

Reviews

Better than a French easel

I actually have two of these, one in each studio. I used them for many years as my preferred easel, but after a lot of heavy use it started to have problems. The extension arm for holding the panel was not rigid and caused problems when the wind blew. Some of the plastic edging on… Read more “Better than a French easel”

Barry Raybould
Soltek Easel

quick set up but now legs are not telescoping

I love my Soltex for the quick set up for plein air. But now the legs are not telescoping in like they should. I’ve carried it home with the legs out.too many times..can’t load it on my wheeled cart…It is 3 years old and I’m 87 years old. I would sell it to anyone that… Read more “quick set up but now legs are not telescoping”

vivian Longfellow
United States
Soltek Easel

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Soltek Plein Air Easel
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The Soltek Easel is an aluminium constructed and lighter update to the traditional french easel design. Company name: Soltek Easel Website: www.soltekarts.

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