Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package
Pastel Plein Air Package

Pastel Plein Air Package

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Introducing our New  Pastel Plein Air Package.   We know how expensive good pastels are.  Our new system is thoughtfully designed to pack and protect your pastels to go paint plein air! 

MADE IN THE U.S.A. (Major Components, Except Tripod)

The En Plein Air Pro Pastel Plein Air Package, with our Pro Series Panel Holder and exclusive Dust Ledge is innovative, lightweight and very functional for pastel plein air painting.  The panel holder is structural aluminum channel with two ABS brackets and includes our exclusive Dust Ledge which helps keep the pastel dust out of the palette tray. The maximum height from the ground to the top of the panel holder or canvas is approximately 72”.  It mounts on the SLIK U8000 Tripod with a quick release plate (included). We paired the panel holder with this medium duty tripod for its wide stance with increased stability.

The Pastel Palette with Cover includes a tray insert with six foam sections for organizing your pastels.  The tray insert can hold up to 108 pastels.  The cover has a foam mat adhered to the inside to protect your pastels when you close the cover.  Max height to top of palette from the ground is 35″.   The palette cover with foam doubles as a palette “shade” (important when comparing color values outside.)  The cover is held vertically by a retractable bungee cord.  The palette has two slide out shelves with 5 grooved channels on each shelf to hold your pastels that are actively in use. 

The Pastel Plein Air Package Includes:

  • Pastel Palette with Cover and Pastel Organizer Tray Insert with Six Foam Sections, and Two Sliding Shelves with 5 grooved channels each
  • Pro Series Panel Holder with 2 ABS Brackets and Dust Ledge
  • Slik U8000 Tripod
  • 4” Spring Clamp
  • 60L Heavy Duty En Plein Air Pro Embroidered Cordura Convertible Backpack with Hideaway Shoulder Straps

Total Package Weight:  12lbs./5.45kg.

(To purchase an Additional Pastel Organizer Tray(s) with Dedicated Cover to carry additional pastels go to our Single Items Tab)

  • Dimensions – 11”x 19”
  • Pastel Organizer Tray (included) has 6 foam sections measuring 4.25” x 6” each and holds approximately 18 pastels in each section for a total of up to 108 pastels in the full tray.
  • The cover has a foam mat adhered to the inside to protect your pastels when you close the cover.
  • Each Palette Slide-out Shelf has 5 grooved channels to hold pastels  actively in use and is made of high impact ABS plastic.
  • The bungee cord closure system holds the cover securely during transport and also holds the cover vertically in place as a palette shade when painting.
  • No clamps or brackets – the palette simply slips on our Slik U8000 Tripod or any tripod with a leg diameter of 7/8” - 1 1/8”
  • Palette height from the ground is 35” when tripod is fully extended
  • NOTE: Palette height may differ slightly with tripods other than the Slik U8000 included 
  • Palette frame and Cover are constructed of high impact ABS Plastic
  • Fits in Heavy Duty 60L Backpack

Weight – 4lbs./1.82kg.

Panel Holder w/Dust Ledge (exclusive to EPAP)

  • Structural aluminum channel with 2 ABS brackets
  • Equipped with a 1/4”, 20 thread mount
  • Dust Ledge – 18 1/2” long x 2” made of ABS Plastic
  • Stable Work Surface - eliminates “top heavy rocking”
  • Holds panels or stretched canvas up to 22” vertically
  • Holds small 6x8 panels as well
  • Vertical mounting design eliminates the “top heavy rocking” that can occur in other tripod/pochade box set-ups
  • Attaches easily to tripod with a quick release plate
  • Doubles as a single painting carrier when finished
  • Height from the ground to the top of panel holder or canvas is 72”
  • Fits in Heavy Duty 60L Backpack

Weight – 1.6lbs./.72kg.

Slik U8000 Tripod

  • Supports 4.5lb
  • Head Type – Pan & Tilt Head with one hand operation
  • Camera Mounting Screw – 1/4” - 20 male
  • Quick Release Plate included
  • Maximum Working Height – 59”/149.9 cm
  • Minimum Working Height – 22”/55.9 cm
  • Folded Length – 23.2”/58.9 cm
  • Materials – Aluminum Alloy
  • Leg Lock Type – Flip Lock
  • Independent Leg Spread – No
  • Leg Sections – 3 telescoping legs including rubber feet are easily adjustable for standing or sitting while painting
  • Center Column Sections – 1
  • Center Column Extension Type – Geared
  • Fits in Heavy Duty 60L Backpack

Weight 3.3lb./1.5kg

60L Cordura Convertible Backpack

  • High Strength Oxford Canvas Fabric – ultra tough & durable
  • Side zipper gives easy access to large main compartment
  • Two front zippered pockets for paints, brush roll, sketchbook, etc.
  • Zippered back panel hides backpack straps & waist belt
  • Padded shoulder straps and waist belt convert bag into backpack
  • Three heavy duty handles (top, bottom, side) allows backpack to be carried like a suitcase
  • Exterior loops to clip on extra gear like water bottle, umbrella bag, etc.
  • Dimensions 26” x 12.20” x 10.63”
  • Capacity – 60L

Weight – 3.3lbs./1.5kg

HOLDS ALL PASTEL PLEIN AIR PACKAGE ITEMS

The Pastel Plein Air Package Includes:
Pastel Palette with Cover and Pastel Organizer Tray Insert with Six Foam Sections, and Two Sliding Shelves with 5 grooved channels each
Pro Series Panel Holder with 2 ABS Brackets and Dust Ledge
Slik U8000 Tripod
4” Spring Clamp
60L Heavy Duty En Plein Air Pro Embroidered Cordura Convertible Backpack with Hideaway Shoulder Straps

 

Unpack your gear.

  1. Start with the tripod.
  2. Using the fliplocks extend the legs of the tripod to your desired height.
  3. Once extended lock the legs into place with the fliplocks.
  4. Crank the center column up to the desired height.  Turn the center locking collar to a snug position to hold the column in place.
  5. Next, take the palette and slip it onto the legs of the tripod.
  6. Unhook the bungee cord from the shelves.
  7. Pull out both sliding shelves approximately 6”. 
  8. Lift the cover from the palette and position it at the back of the palette against the center column of the tripod. Then take the bungee cord and hook one end of the cord in the hole located on the left corner of the cover.  Take the cord behind the cover and stretch it around the back of the tripod center column and insert the other hook into the slot on the right side of the lid.
  9. Next, take the Panel Holder and look for the quick release plate that is already screwed onto the aluminum channel (don't unscrew or remove this plate).
  10. Then, look at the top of the tripod and locate the pan head that this plate fits into.
  11. Pull down the grey lever on the left side of this pan head and insert the quick release plate.
  12. Push the lever back up into place to secure the easel to the tripod.
  13. Adjust the panel holder brackets 90 degrees by loosening the star knobs.  Adjust the height of the brackets to fit your panel. Place your panel in the brackets and tighten the star knobs to ensure a snug fit. 
  14. Next, add the dust ledge under the bottom bracket by unscrewing   the star knob from the back of he dust ledge.  Put the dust ledge (screw) through the open channel of the panel holder.  Then screw the star knob back onto the screw (the knob should be on the back of the panel holder similar to the brackets.)  Tilt the panel holder slightly forward so the pastel dust falls freely from the panel and lands in the dust ledge.  To empty the dust ledge, simply loosen the star knob and tilt the ledge to either side to empty. 
  15. Attach the spring clamp to the tripod leg above the palette for more stability.
  16. Add your pastels and ENJOY!






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