I have one of these boxes and find it a nice robust box with a good depth of palette to hold wet paint. The panel holder works reasonably well, although some other pochade boxes now have lower profile grips for holding the canvas. Its main disadvantage is its weight and therefore it is in the lower range of palette size to weight efficiency ratio. Also I like to stick brushes into holes in my palette and you cannot do that with a metal palette. You also have to carry two extra trays, as with many other pochades.