If you combine this with an Easel Butler and build your own palette system, this is an extremely inexpensive system. But it still has one of the highest palette area to weight efficiency ratios. The only problem is that the easel is not all that robust, and that it suffers from the problem common to many easels (apart from Gloucester easels that have a clever solution) of not being able to mount your canvas vertical. The slight backwards lean can leave glare on your canvas if you are painting without an umbrella.
A viable very inexpensive system: good if you are on a budget
Barry John Raybould
March 21, 2019