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These pochades from Guerrilla Painter offer the freedom and flexibility of a French Easel without the hassle. The two-in-one French Resistance design allows artists to paint canvases or panels and then transport them back to the studio with ease.
As flexible and portable as a French easel, French Resistance Pochades are fitted with a universal tripod mount for use with a standard camera tripod. They can also be used on a tabletop. Inside storage compartments hold paints, brushes, tools, and more, and the lid locks in any position up to 180°.
Lighter and easier to carry than a French easel, French Resistance Pochades are constructed of strong basswood laminate with stainless steel screws and aluminum hardware — no cracking or splitting!
The French Resistance Pochades are equipped with durable leather carrying handles. They also have sturdy metal clips that accommodate an optional shoulder strap (sold separately).
Note — Tripod not included.
Covered Palette Tray, 6" × 8"
Suitable for use with watercolors, oils, or acrylics, this covered palette tray from Guerrilla Painter is constructed of extra-durable, double-thick, high-impact white polystyrene and features a tight-fitting lid. Oil painters find this tray a great way to keep their equipment neat and tidy while saving their paint for several days. Watercolorists who like to use butcher trays feel right at home because of its unrestricted work area.
French Easel Accessory Kit
Pair this accessory kit with the French Resistance Pochade to create an organized outdoor painting space. The kit includes a hang-up brush caddy, a hook, a paper towel holder, a composition finder, and a Mighty Mite Jr. Brush Washer with a 2 oz (59 ml), solvent-resistant Pet jar and stainless steel insert.
French Resistance Medium Palette Kit
This hand-held, oiled wood palette is designed to be stored and transported with wet paint on it (no need to clean up before heading home). It attaches to the inside lid of the Medium French Resistance Pochade with the included hardware. It measures 8"L × 12"W.
French Resistance Medium Pochade
The Medium French Resistance Pochade measures 10"L × 13"W × 3"D and weighs just 3¾ lb. It holds any size panel or canvas from 4" × 6" to 16" × 20".
French Resistance Medium Pochade Kit
This set includes a Guerrilla Painter French Resistance Medium Pochade, Web Shoulder Strap with Shoulder Pad, Large Mouth Single Palette Cup, Mighty Mite Brush Washer, Set of 4 Flat Pocket Bristle Brushes, 9" × 12" Plein Air Gessoed Panel, and Composition Finder, plus A Guerrilla Painter's Notebook volumes 1 and 2 (containing company founder Carl Judson's essays on his adventures in Guerrilla Painting).
French Resistance Palette Extension Kits
Hinged Palette Extension Kits can be mounted on either the right or left side (or both sides) of the pochade. Because of the special offset hinge, they will fold down into the box, allowing the lid to close. Aluminum offsets keep them from contacting the inside surface of the box, so paint does not have to be removed before packing up. Each extension features holes for brushes and a parking slot for the Guerrilla Painter Hang Up Brush Caddy. Simple assembly is required and all hardware is included. Choose Medium or Large to match the size of your French Resistance Pochade.
Leather Shoulder Strap
This adjustable, heavy-duty strap is crafted from durable harness leather. It is fitted with high-quality nickel-plated trigger clips that attach to rings on your Cigar Box for convenient carrying.
Mighty Mite Jr. Brush Washer
This is a lightweight, leakproof 2 oz (59 ml) plastic jar that is resistant to chemicals and includes a removable stainless steel screen assembly.
Nylon Utility Strap
Made of lightweight nylon with plastic clips, this 1" wide utility strap is compatible with all Guerrilla Painter Pochades and Wet Painting Carriers.
Watercolor Palette, 6" × 8"
This palette features 14 slanted color wells (12 small wells and two larger wells), a mixing area in the palette, and another mixing palette inside the lid. The size is ideal for use with both the Medium and Large French Resistance Pochades and the ThumBox.
Web Shoulder Strap with Shoulder Pad
This adjustable, lightweight nylon carrying strap has a shoulder pad that makes toting your Cigar Box virtually effortless. Sturdy and economical, with high-impact plastic clips, it measures 1½" wide and weighs only 3 oz and is also compatible with other Guerrilla Painter Pochades and Wet Painting Carriers.
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Borrego Springs, CA
Comments about Guerrilla Painter French Resistance Pochades and Accessories:
I am a professional artist who does a lot of plein air painting. I have primarily used various French easels over the years but I decided to try a pochade box so that I would have a lighter set-up for hiking longer distances to painting sites. I had heard a lot about the Guerilla French Restance Pochade box and so I ordered mine with great anticipation. When it arrived, however, I was very disappointed by it. I find that it is simply not stable enough to paint with. And I have a very good expensive and heavy tripod. But the pochade box moves around quite a bit at the plate joint where it is attached to the tripod. I used the setup a couple of times and found that I was having to hold the box with one hand while painting with the other! Truly terrible. I have shelved the Guerlla and gone back to my trusty Julian easel.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this pochade box isn't stable on your tripod as it should be. One of our Customer Care Representatives will be in touch to see how we can help.
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Handy for travel
from Hyattsville, Maryland
This was perfect for travel! Kept my paints protected and handy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Boston, MA
haven't used it yet but looks well made and I love the fact you can use a tripod with it
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Medium French Resistance is ok
from Charlotte, NC
When I first received it, I was amazed at the quality construction and functionality; although, when I put it to use I found some drawbacks. Be aware that 9"x 12" panels or palette pads will not fit inside the lid or main box. The inside lid dimension is just shy of 9" (8 13/16"). Also, the easel extension tube runs right through the middle of the space and it's impossible to slide a panel behind it. The catch for the lid door is right in front of the tube (toward hinge), so a panel will not fit in front, unless the panel is about 7.5" wide (see palette is cut short in the photo). The extension tube takes up precious space, although things can be place to either side of it. I was hoping I could modify the dividers in the main box to fit a 9" x 12" paper palette pad or panels, but the dimensions, again, are just shy of 9'' and there is a very large wing nut from the lid door that projects down into the main box area. There is no place for the hang-up brush caddie because the wire hook is only wide enough to fit over the wood edge thickness, and the aluminum slides on the sides are in the way. I think the box could have been improved but it still works ok; I just have to carry panels and a palette pad separately.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Out box dividers. Add plex piece. Good!
By Painter Dude
from Portland, Oregon
The dividers in the box take up precious palette space. Very hard to remove. Should be removable. Brushes put in the holes get in the way when painting. Won't use. Size and weight are great! Shoulder strap good. I added a removeable piece of plex for a palette. My camera and tripod work with box plate just fine. The price is great! I'm thrilled thanks to Hal's advice.
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