Another option is an easel system that’s built around a strong tripod. These arrangements are made out of wood or metal, and have two basic components: a palette holder that attaches to the tripod legs, and a panel holder that fits onto the head of the tripod.
Tripod systems are lightweight and can be set up quickly, and their palette surfaces are often larger than those of the French easel and the pochade box. Having a generous area for mixing means you’ll spend less time cleaning your palette as you work, and it makes it easier to work on large paintings.
Like the field easel, however, these easels lack storage. You’ll need a backpack or cart, as well as a panel carrier to transport your paints, brushes, and wet paintings, along with the easel components themselves.