Virtual Art Academy
new wave art u. go plein air pochade box

U Go Plein Air Anywhere Pochade Box

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

Construction: Wood

Average Rating: 3 stars (based on 1 rating)


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

click here


Includes one u.go™ Cinch made from silicone. For use with glass palette upgrade or hanging tools. Side trays and additional items available.

Compare pochade boxes

To compare  U Go Anywhere U Go Plein Air Pochade Box with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

Reviews of New Wave U. Go Plein Air

A high efficiency box but limited paint storage

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”

Barry Raybould

Give a review


What is your full name?
Do you have a website, blog, or Facebook page? Paste the link to it here.
What is the name of your website or blog? Or just write 'Facebook page'
A headline for your review.
Enter your review here.

U Go Plein Air Anywhere Pochade Box 1