Slate Mini Satchel

Suitable for both left & right handed artists, our SMALLER classic minimalist satchel is designed specifically to help digital & physical medium artists sketch on the go.


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Designed in the land of Kangaroos and Koalas and delivered worldwide.

We love animals. We don't want our gear to be made of them.

We've built our products to last, so say hello to a 730 day warranty.

BUILT FOR
COMFORT

If you need a seat, no sweat!
The Etchr Slate Mini is
designed to be used
while seated.

DIGITAL OR PHYSICAL MEDIA

With our multifunctional media tabs, you don't need to choose between the two - because art making is art making.

BUILT FOR STABILITY

Need to stay a while? The Slate Mini Satchel easily connects to any photography tripod for unrivalled stability.

We use Manfrotto products, in fact we have three of them in our office - two photography tripods and one for video / filming.

Prices tend to range between US$200 - US$1,000 and they're a market leader in the photography equipment field for a reason.
We strongly suggest physically visiting a camera specialist store to try them out in person.

You can often buy the head (the component which your Etchr product will attach to) and the tripod (the telescopic legs) separately.

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. Our 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 our 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.

If you can stretch your budget, the Manfrotto 290 XTRA Tripod + MH804 - 3 Way Head (MK290XTA3-3W) is a great choice.

If that is a little expensive, the Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod + 3-Way Head is also a solid choice at only half the price.

BUILT FOR
SUPPORT

No table? No problem!
The Etchr Slate Mini

allows you sketch
painlessly while
standing.

STYLE FOR DAYS

Art bags always look sad and cheap...until now. At Etchr, function doesn’t come at the expense of style and quality

NEVER LOSE YOUR TOOLS AGAIN

Our art tool management system is incredibly flexible so that you can access what you need, when you need it.

NEITHER RAIN, NOR SLEET...

Built with high quality coated weather proof materials, mud, rain & snow won't stop the show.

FAQ (CLICK TO EXPAND)

Is the Slate Mini waterproof or water-resistant?

Our Slate Mini is water-resistant and has 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 our products if used. Water-resistance means that the item has a higher likelihood of keeping your possessions dry.

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 minimise moisture entering the internal compartments and damaging your belongings and art. However, the Slate Mini cannot be classified as waterproof strictly speaking.

Nevertheless, one of our customers took his Slate Mini out during a Tropical storm and the results were amazing. The bag kept everything dry. Here’s a link if you’d like to watch his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlFWcZ6m9gs

What is the Slate Mini made of? Is it Vegan Friendly?

Yes it is! The external material is a dark grey polyester with black toughtek front flap accent and toughtek for hardwearing areas. The internal materials are felt and ripstop material. The zips are YKK matte black water-resistant.

Does the bag come in different sizes and colors?

At this stage the Slate Range comes in black only and two sizes: the Slate and the Slate Mini.

We'd love to offer different color options in the future, but probably not in the short term, given that the minimum quantity required by our manufacturer is quite substantial.

If the volume of orders can grow significantly, then we will be happy to add the color variation to our range!

What size laptops/ tablets will the Slate Mini hold?

The Slate Mini is designed to carry the 10.5" iPad Pro. The maximum outer tablet/ laptop dimensions that the Slate Mini can hold (in the main compartment) are 12.5 x 9 in (32 x 23cm).

For your convenience, we created a sizing sheet for some common devices to help you decide whether yours will fit. Just scroll upwards to find it.

What size paper will the Slate Mini support?

The Slate Mini is designed to comfortably fit A5 size traditional mediums.

What components come with the Slate Mini?

Our Slate Mini 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 we have made them available online.

What are the dimensions and weight of the Slate Mini?

External Dimensions:

  • Length: 35 cm or 13.5 in
  • Width: 26 cm or 10.2 in
  • Depth: 6 cm or 2.4 in

Internal Dimensions:

  • Length: 32 cm or ~12.6 in
  • Width: 23 cm or ~9 in
  • Depth: 5 cm or ~2 in

Weight: 1.3 kgs or 2.9 lbs

How do different modes of the bag work?

Our Art Satchel and Slate Range are flexible and modular in design to help accommodate various needs and scenarios. Our 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

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