This is not an pochade box I have tried. The design is relatively heavy but it is one of the more affordable pochade boxes on the market. It does not have a tripod mount though which is a problem. I would not use by holding it in the palm of your hands as suggested by the manufacturer as this is very tiring. If you like to paint sitting down and put it on a stool in front of you, it could be a low cost option for you.