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The STRADA MICRO PLUS offers the perfect balance of palette space and portability.  It is compatible with the MICRO side trays but provides an additional 10.5 square inches of palette space compared to the original MICRO. This box works well for overseas travel, backpacking, and other situations where having the lightest, most compact gear is crucial.  

Your easel comes with a palette already installed.  Choose between the classic HDPE Plexiglass Palette or the Neutral Gray Bamboo Palette


The STRADA MICRO PLUS measures 7"x 8.5"x 1.5" (18 cm x 22 cm x 4 cm), weighs 2 lbs with its plexiglass palette and can hold a canvas panel of any size up to a 10" high with an unlimited panel width.  The 11" panel extension increases the vertical panel size to 14".  The STRADA MICRO PLUS can accommodate a 1/16" and  1/8" canvas panel. The

stretched canvas adapter package can allow for larger canvases. 

The STRADA MICRO PLUS is made from high quality aluminum and coated with a durable* neutral gray finish.  With fewer than half the parts of more complicated wooden easels and pochades on the market today, there is less to break down and wear out. It is a simpler, stronger, thinner and lighter portable box easel with a unique self-locking component.  The STRADA MICRO PLUS features only one adjustable hand screw, uses two position control hinges to hold the box open at any angle, and has a simplified tripod attachment. These features reduce weight and setup time. Furthermore, there are no parts that protrude from the sides, top and bottom surfaces making it easier to slip in and out of a backpack or carrying case.

Side trays for the STRADA MICRO Plus are sold separately.

STRADA Easel size comparison


Made in the USA 

US Pat. 9,102,192 and D687,096

*Do not use clove oil the easel as it chemically bonds to the industrial coated surface. Turpentine, OMS, water, linseed oil and other solvents or soaps have no known negative effect but if you are using a solvent besides the ones listed, do some test applications underneath the palette, where it won’t be seen, to make sure it doesn’t affect the surface.