Alla Prima Pochade Box


Artist's pochade box with a two-panel lid and two clip-on work trays

I have had this pochade box for over 5 years and still have not seen a similar product so well designed. Ben Haggett has made clever use of rare earth magnets in the design, as well as other features, that keep the box small and light but capable. Unlike other pochade boxes, it is almost elegant in design but serves its purpose very well. There are no extraneous hardware items on the outside of the box so it slips into and out of a small backpack easily. This makes it easy to “grab and go” painting and it is quick to set up. He has several other designs, as well as accessories such as the “sun clips” that help to shade your painting. All are handmade by Ben in Montana.




02/11/16 -- Doug Moench