Product Reviews

Dakota Pochade Box

Average: 5 12 Reviews
  • Barbara Dick11/4/2019 4:23 AM
    "Dakota pochade Box"
    Not up to the usual quality of Dakota. Box was unfinished wood..I ended up giving it a coat of varnish to make it easier to keep clean. The latch on the front seems substandard and cheap. Was disappointed but kept as I needed a travel box. On the plus side, it is lightweight, a packable size and holds enough pastels for a workshop or vacation travel. I almost returned it but needed a lightweight, smaller box for travel..I would not recommend this for purchase to any of my friends.
  • Becky Chappell8/27/2019 1:46 PM
    "Perfect for my next travels"
    I have a similar box, same size except deeper and weighs twice as much. It's a great box but I wanted one lighter for my next travels. This box is perfect. It holds plenty of pastels, especially with the removeable foam cutout piece. I also love the strap that holds paintings on the back of the box. It seems also to be plenty durable!
  • Elaine Shortall8/26/2019 7:57 AM
    "Dakota Pochade Box"
    I have not yet had the opportunity to fill the box as I was in the middle of something when it came that needed another week to complete. Hope to begin today. I believe it will be just what I needed to lighten my load.
  • Kathleen Newman7/18/2019 5:48 PM
    "Dakota Pochade Box"
    Love the size and weight of this sturdy box!
  • Carol Dawkins6/6/2019 7:46 PM
    "Dakota Pochade Box"
    I always wanted this box but when it was on sale and no shipping I had to buy it. It’s a great size and has 90 slots for pastels it’s great for plein air and traveling. I can the lid as my easel. Love it.
  • Desley Stewart6/3/2019 7:02 PM
    "Dakota Pochade Box"
    Do you sell the mounts to enable it to be attached to a tripod?
  • Dr. Burton Finifter2/28/2019 7:23 PM
    "Pochade Box"
    Great box. Wish it was a little larger for more pastels.
  • Gloria Warren for the SWFPS1/28/2019 10:33 AM
    "Dakota Pochade Box"
    Donation for this year's Art Show in Marco Island. We will be taking photos of the reception's winners and forwarding to you. More info to follow. This is a beautiful box and the Group is very happy to have received, an incentive for quality work and sales Thank you again.
  • Marilyn H11/9/2018 8:35 AM
    "Another great Dakota box"
    Love this different type of pochade box. It is lightweight, thin, and holds a lot of pastels. The divider foam is nice, but it can also be used without. Lid holds the pad on the outside. Paper can be clipped or taped on the inside to paint. I gave it a 4 because the pastel dust will eventually fall onto the pastels when painting. It will help to put a dust catcher (foil I use or sticky tape up) to prevent this.
  • Johna7/16/2018 5:28 PM
    "Good choice"
    After comparing many boxes based on size, price and science, I'm glad I chose this one. It's well made, light, and flexible for pastel storage. And it's pretty. And I caught it in sale.
  • AnnikGunter7/9/2018 4:23 PM
    "pochade box from DAKOTA"
    it is light, cleaver in organisation, PERFECT FOR A WORKSHOP, with its 40 places
  • Helen Kleczynski6/21/2018 10:16 PM
    "Great travel box"
    I took this box to Scotland, filled with my own selection of pastels. The box was a nice size and shape. It was convenient to set up quickly. I taped paper to the inside of the lid prior to my outing, so all I had to do was open the box, and I was ready to paint. After completing my painting, it was easy to close the lid and pack the box. I had a piece of glassine taped to the foam/plastic lid to protect the painting. I also carried the Daler-Rowney Cachet 9"x12"portfolio, which fit perfectly in the outside of the lid. I added d-rings and a carrying strap, and plan on adding another latch, because sometimes the clasp accidentally opened when I slid the box into my backpack. I would prefer the lid to be more vertical when opened. Otherwise, it is a well designed box that was convenient to use. I plan on keeping it packed and ready to grab for an impromptu plein air outing!