The New Wave U Go Plein Air pochade box is a lightweight compact wooden box with magnetic closing and friction hinges.
Company name: New Wave®
Pochade box name: U Go Anywhere U Go Plein Air Pochade Box
Type: Pochade Box
Price range: $250-$300
Weight: 3.15 lbs 1.43kg
Palette size: 11″x14.5″, 27.94cm x 36.83cm
New Wave U Go Anywhere U Go Plein Air Pochade Box
- Paint Storage: Paint dabs can be stored on the palette when the lid is closed due to a recessed palette and recessed lid.
- Recessed Storage Compartment: Located at the rear of the palette measuring approximately 9.5″x1.12″ and 0.88″ in depth with a closed lid. Can be used to hold paint brushes, paint tubes, wet paint dabs, etc.
- Product Storage: Smooth exterior free of protruding wood or metal components allows for quick and easy storage in any pack.
- Surfaces: Maximum Recommended Painting Surface is 14″ Vertical. Teeth on the stainless steel panel holders are capable of holding panels as thin as 1/16″ and stretched canvas up to 3/4″ thick.
- Materials: The product is made using Baltic Birch wood, while stainless steel and aluminum accents provide strength where needed most. All hardware is non-corrosive.
- Wood Finish: non-porous, dense, and resistant to water as well as standard artist solvents and mediums. In addition, the finish is crack proof, chip proof, and non-yellowing.
- Magnetic Components: Strong rare earth magnets are used for the closure, panel/canvas holder, removable side wall for palette cleaning/replacement, and accessory side tray attachment.
- Friction Hinges: Sturdy 180° range of motion to position the pochade box as vertical or horizontal as you would like. Horizontal set up is perfect for watercolor painting.
- Tripod Mount: Anywhere™ Pochade Boxes are compatible with universal 1/4″ tripod mounts.
- Palette: A high density plastic palette is included. Oil paints can be removed with solvents, and dry acrylic paint peels off. A tempered glass upgrade is available in grey or clear for item #00701.
How to set it up
Includes one u.go™ Cinch made from silicone. For use with glass palette upgrade or hanging tools. Side trays and additional items available.
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Reviews of New Wave U. Go Plein Air
I have not used this box, but first impressions are quite good. The friction hinge is nice and there is a decent sized palette. Combined with its low weight, this pochade box is towards the top on my palette area to weight efficiency ratio. One major flaw I see with the box though is the… Read more “A high efficiency box but limited paint storage”
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