This easel is a nice lightweight design and it is nice that it is an integrated system that does not require a tripod. However the design suffers from two flaws. The first is that the palettes are very small giving the system a very low palette area to weight efficiency rating. The second problem is that it appears (this is not confirmed since I do not have this easel), that the painting surface is cannot be brought beyond the vertical to prevent sunlight hitting the canvas.
lightweight but flawed concept - Virtual Art Academy