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The Scout Plein Air Box

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
64 Reviews
$600
4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
64 Reviews

This pochade box compactly secures all of your essential art supplies for painting outdoors. Fill your box with your favorite colors, paintbrushes, and sketchbook. Find your spot and quickly transform the box into a mini studio. Learn More

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Description

PLEASE NOTE: We have changed the glass palette previously included with the Oil / Acrylic version (and shown in the photographs) to a more durable white Corian version.

The Scout Plein Air Box was inspired by our endeavor to make art every day.

This pochade box compactly secures all of your essential art supplies for painting outdoors. Fill your box with your favorite colors, paintbrushes, and sketchbook. Find your spot and quickly transform the box into a mini studio. Set it on a flat surface or mount it on a tripod, snap the liquid jars, brush holder, and easel in place, clip on your canvas and you are ready to paint!

When stepping outside, perspective changes and we discover unknown parts of ourselves. By making plein air painting a ritual, we are able to better consider our world and our relationship with it. We begin to observe more closely, to better see color, and to hone memory whilst striving to capture fleeting moments.

Sling your Scout Plein Air Box over your shoulder and set out on a painting adventure—you might just find something!

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something… You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”

–from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Watch Walter’s video walkthrough of the features of the Scout.

Read our blog post about developing the Scout.

 

Details

  • FSC-Certified Walnut or Maple from south-eastern USA
  • Vegetable-tanned leather
  • Brass rivets and button studs
  • Steel snaps and buckle
  • 1 exterior pocket and 1 interior pocket
  • 4 slots for drying canvases (4″ × 6″)
  • Threaded tripod mount (standard 1/4 in camera socket. We use a Peak Design Travel Tripod)

Parts Included with All Options

  • 1 adjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • 2 magnetic drawers
  • 1 wooden easel
  • 2 snap-on jars (1 oz. / 30 ml)
  • 1 snap-on brush holder (holds 8 brushes)
  • 2 binder clips for holding the canvas

Additional Parts Included with the Oil / Acrylic Option

  • 1 Corian palette
  • 4 Ampersand Gessobord canvas boards (4″ × 6″)
  • 8 empty paint tubes (22 ml)

Additional Parts Included with the Watercolor Option

  • 1 wooden watercolor palette with 12 paint wells and 1 mixing well sealed with EcoPoxy
  • 4 Ampersand Aquabord canvas boards (4″ × 6″)

Weight

Approximately 5 lbs. 8 oz.

Measurements

Box Only
8.5″ tall by 6.625″ wide by 4.75″ deep
Box with Leather Cover
8.75″ tall by 6.625″ wide by 5.25″ deep
Drawer Inside
4.875″ long by 3.5″ wide by 1.625″ deep; 0.25″ rounded corners
Outside Pouch
6.5″ tall by 5.5″ wide
Inside Pouch
7.5″ tall by 5″ wide
Shoulder Strap
Adjustable from 34.5″ to 46.5″ long; approximately 16″ to 22″ shoulder drop
Ampersand Canvases
6″ wide by 4″ tall by 0.25″ thick
Corian Palette
6″ wide by 4″ tall by 0.25″ thick


Wooden Watercolor Palette

Palette
6″ wide by 4″ tall by 0.5″ thick
Paint Wells (×12)
0.875″ long by 0.5″ wide by 0.25″ deep
Mixing Well
3.438″ long by 2″ wide by 0.25″ deep

Reviews

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 64 reviews
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  • SW
    spencer w.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
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    The Scout Plein Air Box
    The best thing I’ve invested in. Ever.

    I remember when Margeaux and Walter announced the PLEIN air Scout Pochade Box about 3 years ago. I immediately knew it was something I’d invest in…fast forward to today and I am happy to announce that one of their beautiful, intentional boxes sits neatly on my antique wooden desk, also handmade from New Mexico, and it is the most beautiful sight. It is functional, petite, hardy and hand crafted to be a perfectly compact little art studio. I am most pleased with this investment! The best one I’ve made for my creative practice thus far.

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    Paul F.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
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    The Scout Plein Air Box
    A wonderful birthday gift. Easy

    A wonderful birthday gift. Easy to set up and use. I have the watercolor version and it has more than enough room for my paints, brushes and pencils/ ink.

  • BW
    Ben W.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
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    a lovely, versatile painting studio

    This is such a wonderful, well-crafted, inspiring little painting studio. I opted for both palette styles, so I’m using it for watercolors and oils. I love being able to quickly swap out and rearrange the components, and the attachable jars and brush holder are very convenient. The quality and attention to detail are top notch. I love it and am so glad I decided to pick it up.

  • JA
    Janah A.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
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    The Scout Plein Air Box
    Paint more!

    This is a beautiful piece of studio equipment. It makes me WANT to use it. It looks gorgeous, and holds everything you need neatly so you aren’t juggling when you just want to paint.

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