The TravelMate Basic
The TravelMate Basic is a streamlined economy version of our TravelMate style sets, and it utilizes a "cut-edge" rather than a "hand-wrapped" form-factor for the folding board, which allows us to offer this full TravelMate-sized set at almost half the cost of a TravelMate Deluxe.
This portable travel set comes with one set of elegant, magnetic, wooden Staunton-style pieces, turned and carved from Dark Indian Rosewood & Boxwood (w/ 1.5" King height).
The piece magnets are quite strong and hold to the surface well, yet they glide easily around the board on 1.125" sized squares during use, and the 9" folding board has a laminated, clear-matte scratch-resistant coating to protect it for many years to come.
The TravelMate Basic is a pleasure on which to play, analyze, and compose, and it's also quite portable for playing & traveling in style whether by plane, train, bus, boat, or car.
And it all comes in an elegant, custom-designed imitation-Alligator zipper-pouch for easy storage and transport.
The approximate shipping-weight for this item is 2 lbs.
And remember, the TravelMate Basic is handmade in the USA.