Etchr Lab Slate Case

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Suitable for left & right-handed artists, the larger classic satchel is designed specifically to help digital & physical medium artists sketch on the go.

Etchr Lab Slate Case

External Dimensions:

  • Length: 38 cm or 14.9 in
  • Width: 31 cm or 12.2 in
  • Depth: 7 cm or 2.7 in

Internal Dimensions:

  • Length: 35 cm or ~13.8 in
  • Width: 28 cm or ~11 in
  • Depth: 5 cm or ~2 in

Weight: 1.7 kgs or 3.7 lbs

Is the bag waterproof or water-resistant?

Etchr bags are water-resistant and have some waterproof components. Water-resistant is not the same as waterproof. Water-proofing is achieved by ultrasonically welding plastic panels together to create a watertight membrane - an extremely expensive undertaking that would likely triple or quadruple the price of their products if used.

The Polyester shell covering the outer surface of our products is waterproof and the Toughtek covering high-wear areas is waterproof. The zips and stitching are water-resistant. All these features work to greatly minimize moisture entering the internal compartments and damaging your belongings and art. However, their bags cannot be classified as waterproof strictly speaking.

What components come with the Slate?

Our Slate comes with 2 x Tool Strip, 4 x Corner Tab, 1 x Elastic Tab, 1 x Shoulder Strap, and 1 x Tripod Mount Board.

Some people prefer to keep a few spare components and that is why Ecthr has made them available online. If you are interested in spare components please contact us.

Does the bag come in different sizes and colours?

At this stage the Slate Range comes in black only and two sizes: the Slate and the Slate Mini. They would love to offer it in the future but probably not in the short term, given that the minimum quantity required by their manufacturer is quite substantial. If the volume of orders can grow significantly, then they will be happy to add the color variation to their range!

What size laptops/ tablets will the Slate hold?

The Slate is designed to carry the 12.9'' iPad Pro. The maximum outer tablet/ laptop dimensions that the Slate can hold (in the main compartment) are 13.8 x 11 in (35 x 28cm).

What size paper will the Slate support?

The Slate is designed to comfortably fit A4 size traditional mediums.

How do different modes of the bag work?

Their bags are flexible and modular in design to help accommodate various needs and scenarios. Their co-founder Darren has prepared detailed explanation videos for the Slate range to walk you through the functionalities available in different modes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291d0_1jnug&feature=youtu.be

Tripod Considerations:
The heavier build aluminium tripod legs are more rigid and sturdy than the lighter build aluminium legs. It’s a trade-off between portability and stability. If your Etchr product is loaded up with gear, lightweight aluminium legs are more prone to instability whereas the extra ballast from the heavier builds offers greater stability. Ultimately, it's a personal decision as to what is more important.

The second part you'll want to look at is the head – this attaches to the Etchr tripod attachment plate. There are a few different types of heads but the most common are ball-heads and three way / axis heads. Etchr’s advice is to generally ignore the ball heads, unless you're only going to be carrying very little gear. They're ok for cameras but for Etchr products the ball head mechanism can sometimes slip when you're working with them. The 3 way / axis heads allow you to lock all 3 axis, so it's much more capable overall.

Finally, make sure to look for an easy to use spring loaded quick release plate on the head. A fiddly mechanism to deal with can be annoying in the field.

 

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