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Plein Air Equipment:
There are lots of good websites and we are all pretty opinionated about our equipment. Pochade boxes, french easels, tripod easels all work well. I prefer tripod style easels with a shelf. They are lightweight and versatile.
Let us start with an inexpensive setup. You can do quite nicely with a good tripod type easel such as the Feather Pro, or the Dick Blick Aluminum Travel Easel. They are good choices. You will also need a shelf, and a palette. I love the Easel Butler. The Masterson Palette is a good palette choice. You can get plexiglass, glass, or paper palettes for the inside.
This is the Dick Blick Aluminum Travel Easel. There are many similar easels that would work. The easel butler, a Masterson palette, and this easel, all work well together. Use palette paper, freezer paper, or glass cut to size for oils.
I use a James Coulter Easel. Here are some other examples:
Joshua Been Daytripper palette/canvas holder/tripod:
There are also pochade boxes, various other shelves, etc. Guerilla and Sierra make some nice pochades. There are some great professional brands out there. I just am not comfortable having everything balanced on a tiny little tripod ball.