Hike & Paint might be the best way to keep fit ;-), but with my new U.GO 6"x 8" (small) it's really great! I now only have a tiny backpack with all my stuff on my back and that broadens the field of work even more...
I am also still extremely satisfied with the large box (11"x14.5") because it can handle the larger formats. For the really long hikes (or bike) > 5 km I take his smaller brother with me. Just like the Large box, the small box is made with craftsmanship, is super sturdy and a panel of 24 x 30 cm stays on top of it.
With the canvas extenders that I also use on the Large box, canvases also fit. In short, very satisfied! a small box with big power...
u.go™ Anywhere™ Pochade Box was designed for travel from sea to summit and anywhere in between. The products are designed and manufactured by New Wave® in Pennsylvania, USA. Each tree's inherent beauty, shown in the grain lines, knots, and varying wood tones, combines with our work handcrafting each pochade box to create an item that is uniquely yours. Patent Pending.
Size/Weight: Measuring 6"x8"x1.25," the smallest model (item #00703) is ultra lightweight at 1.35 lbs, with palette included.
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: The Baltic Birch is hand sanded, and finished with New Wave® proprietary wood finish for maximum durability. The finish is 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.
Paint Storage: Paint dabs can be stored on the palette when the lid is closed due to a recessed palette and recessed lid.
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 9" 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. Product is ideal for 1/8" panels ensuring an ultralight setup.
Accessories: Side trays and additional items available.