Product Reviews

Dakota Deluxe Travel Large

Average: 5 20 Reviews
  • Robin4/26/2020 5:34 AM
    "Love being organized"
    Finally I have been able to organize my pastels in one space and now I can see all the colors in the rainbow (and in between)!
  • River3/9/2020 5:12 PM
    "Just received!!"
    So excited about the arrival of my pastel box. I know it'll be great. It arrived quickly and aside from a small superficial dent on one surface, (which should be fine) it's lovely.
  • JerryR2/20/2020 7:54 AM
    "Very well made"
    This pastels storage box is extremely well built with genuine finger joints in each corner, sturdy dividers which were fitted into place during the gluing process unlike most others I’ve seen that were dropped in after the fact. Good quality hinges and latches. It holds a nice, large quantity of pastels.
  • Susan marx12/11/2019 11:03 AM
    "Travel box"
    Quite heavy. Loved inside. Good to get organized. Weight is a factor. Wish it was lighter.
  • Marsha Altemus11/28/2019 6:25 AM
    "Dakota Deluxe Travel Large"
    Received the box and just finished setting it up! It is just what I hoped for and is very well made. I especially like that it has 10 divisions. And the foam on top and bottom securely holds the pastels when the box is closed. I am very happy with this box.
  • DJ9/29/2019 5:17 AM
    "Deluxe travel box"
    I love this travel box, it holds lots of pastels! The partitions are great for organizing pastels and the foam lining prevents breakage.
  • Christine Desbiens9/24/2019 7:59 AM
    "Great travel box"
    I just received my new Dakota large travel pastel box and im very impressed by the quality and size. It is a bit heavy but at least i can fit a large quantity of pastels and feel safe traveling with them.
  • Vickie8/1/2019 7:44 AM
    "Love this Large Dakota Box"
    I don't know how I managed getting any work done before, working out of boxes my pastels were delivered in. This brings all those pastels together in one place. I had an initial concern when the box arrived because the padding seemed damp and there was a very strong odor. However, after leaving the box open a couple of weeks, the smell dissipated. Apparently it was shipped before the glue was dry, and many people I've asked had no odor when their own boxes arrived. So, other than the wait time before using it, I'd recommend this to any pastelist.
  • Anita6/9/2019 9:11 AM
    "Great storage"
    Great storage for pastels and sturdy transporting. You'll need to change out the bright yellow foam (seriously!? Bright yellow foam for artists??) that lines each tray. I wish they made it wider, the compartments need to be another inch or two longer to hold a better full value range of each color family, but this way it's very portable. Can fit in a backpack. Very well made. Until I someday have a studio where I can lay out a table sized pastel organizer, this box will serve my needs.
  • Barbara Magner5/21/2019 7:00 PM
    "Pastel Carrier Box"
    Yes it is large and necessarily a bit heavy, but it keeps my costly pastels safe on international flights. It also fits in my carry on suitcase. One short of a 5 due to weight only.
  • Susan Kuznitsky5/6/2019 7:33 AM
    "Best pastel box"
    Very well made product for my precious pastels I have had the smaller size for years. Love them both
  • Susan Palumbo4/19/2019 10:56 AM
    "A good buy"
    I purchased this pastel box for an upcoming pastel workshop. It is very sturdily made & a good price .I hope to enjoy it for a long time. A friend recommended it, as she has used hers for several years & is very happy with it.
  • Karen4/18/2019 2:01 PM
    "Exactly what I needed!"
    This box is EXACTLY what I needed to organize and use my pastels! I previously purchased a different pastel case that kept the pastels completely separated from each other, and was very frustrated with that system. This box lets sort and efficiently use my pastels because I can SEE them in relationships to similar colors. I don't have to waste time finding a pastel and then holding it next to similar colors to compare. Organize ONE TIME and you are ready to work!
  • Becky Woodward4/15/2019 5:00 AM
    "Love the Box!"
    Beautiful box!! Will use as my studio box. Since I'm new to pastel painting, I'm Just beginning to fill with my pastels as I collect them! A wonderful new creative journey for me, as I've been a watercolor artist for many years!
  • Linda Wolitz2/11/2019 6:47 AM
    "pastels and even more pastels"
    This is the first pochade type box I've ever owned, even after 30 years as a full time pastelist, so I cannot compare it to anything except my needs, which it fills very well. I can't believe I have room for more than I own, which I thought was a lot!
  • Shirley Masterson1/31/2019 1:15 PM
    "Perfect for travel, storage, or laying out next to my easel!"
    Solid and just the right size and weight for organizing and transporting quite a lot of pastels.
  • a Keane1/5/2019 6:38 AM
    "hreat box but..."
    Great box, holds a lot of pastels and organizes them easily. Wish it had hooks on the sides like the Hellman box to hold it open for ease of movement and to prevent spills! BUT it was ordered before Christmas, shipped on 12/26 and took until 1/4 to get here! Spent $14 on shipping costs! Other packages ordered around the holidays did not take as long.
  • Stephanie11/26/2018 8:17 AM
    "Solid Product"
    I had been using a home made store solution using the drawer from my french easel and a masonite board with straps. It worked but not well. I needed a case for my studio and so I could transport to classes, etc. This case is built well, is beautiful and the pastels do not jiggle around when closed. I admit that I carry it flat rather than by the handle so have not tested if the pastels move when upright. But, I will probably at some point need to pack in a suitcase with padding around it. That should be the real test. I believe it should last me a good long time and it cost much less than other similar pastel travel cases. It is marketed as a travel case, which it is, but is too large for field art. I'll need to purchase something smaller for En Plein Air as I don't like carrying heavy gear into the field.
  • LWB10/11/2018 4:01 AM
    "Good, sturdy box"
    It's a great box--good size and sturdy. Seems a bit overpriced, but worth it for the long haul. My only 'wish' is that the steel tabs had rubber or plastic tips. They are hard on the fingers to close.
  • Joyce9/21/2018 5:14 AM
    "Dakota Deluxe Travel Large"
    Exactly what I wanted—perfect size for me with room for all my pastels and room to grow. Not too heavy, not too big to travel with—just right. And customer service is a total delight! ( I had to amend my order). They were prompt, accommodating, and soooo nice!