Virtual Art Academy

A good basic lightweight pochade box

This was one of the first pochade boxes I bought and I am still using it 20 years later as my backup box. I like it because it is lightweight and simple. It has been never broken or suffered any damage even though it has fallen over or been knocked over dozens of times. This is important when you are traveling to remote places. If the box is too complicated, it is more likely to break, and is going to be more difficult to fix as well. You don’t need the outer box, just the palette/panel holder part. I now prefer the style of the easel/panel box holder rather than the pochade box, so it is no longer the system I use the most.