Creating the perfect lightweight aluminum field easel had to take into account any artist's needs. The first order of business was, as with all our products, quality. The black anodized finish of our easels will withstand the rigors of outdoor traveling. If you want to continue at home in a studio or on table top the easel has an adjustable height range to accommodate all situations. It also is only 23-3/4" long folded so it can fit into large suitcases, avoiding carrying it around when traveling. We also put on a very capable spring loaded top canvas holder so your canvas or panel is firmly held in place. In addition we have a Velcro hanging loop so you can attach your supply bag which also serves to anchor easel if it is a windy day. Our Sure-Lock positive action adjustment buttons will allow you to quickly and easily assemble and fold down easel and assures that the legs are always tightly secured. Weighing just 3.5lbs and including a zippered nylon carrying case, this is an ideal easel for field painting or to take outdoors when the weather is nice. As with all our products your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.