The Etchr Slate draws on our learnings from the complexity of the Etchr Art Satchel as well as the simplicity of the original Nomad. The bag does not compromise on quality but it is significantly streamlined to be purpose built for sketching. As compared to the Art Satchel, the Slate is a lighter, more minimalist artist bag, designed to carry your essential items for a sketching session (e.g. phone, wallet, digital tablet, notebook, small laptop, drawing utensils, etc.). The Slate won't carry all your art tools, sketch pads and hiking gear but it is great for carrying essentials and for helping you make the most of your sketching experience wherever it may lead you. With the smaller Etchr Slate Mini selling at a price point of , we hope the broader art community will now be able to benefit from some of the design capability that we implemented in the Etchr Art Satchel.
Slate Mini Dimensions
Similar to the Etchr Art Satchel, the Slate offers sketching enthusiasts a stable drawing platform in both portrait and landscape format. Whether you use a traditional sketchbook or a drawing tablet, the small dimensions of the Slate make it super maneuverable and perfect for Urban Sketch outings or for live reference drawing in nature.
The Etchr Slate includes our custom made back-plate that will attach to a tripod to create a stable drawing 'easel'. This feature is similar to that incorporated in the Etchr Art Satchel, however the Slate lacks the straps that allow it to stay open at 90 degree angles and as such is more relevant for sketching than say watercoloring. Unlike the Etchr Art Satchel, the Slate does not have the carry capability to house a tripod and hence Easel Mode on the Slate is most useful for short trips or for use in say a studio setting or for presenting work to an audience.
Whilst the Slate range is minimalist in design, it incorporates some of the specially designed modular components we used in the Art Satchel to carry your art tools.
We designed the Slate as a Satchel/Messenger bag given its relatively light weight and minimalist design. It also has a carry handle as an alternative carry option.