Our customers wanted an easel light enough to take with them easily, as many of the solutions for watercolor field painting were too heavy and bulky. They wanted it to fit into their suitcase. They wanted it easy to carry in the field. They wanted it to be easy to set up and fold down. They wanted their block or watercolor to hold firmly and to be able to be adjusted from flat to a multitude of angles. They also wanted the ability to paint in oil colors if they wanted so they wouldn't have to buy two field easels. As is our style we gave them, and now you, what they wanted. Simply put it is the best choice for all their needs they asked for. Made of black anodized aluminum it will provide years of reliable service.