Mammut Basic Chalk Bag

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The name says it all. A basic, bare bones chalk bag.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15


The name says it all. A basic, bare bones chalk bag. This is one of the cheapest chalk bags you can get. Good for beginners climbing indoors.


  • It does the job
  • Cheap


  • Material
  • "Belt"

As the name implies, it's basic. The outside material is a lightweight nylon (Taffeta 260T) that feels like one of those ultra lightweight running jackets. It's soft, but it feels sort of durable. If you're climbing indoors, this will suffice, but if you're outside, you might need something stronger.

The black fabric easily collects chalk and has faded to a different shade of black (it's black, but not the original black). There is also a small brush holder. 


This bag has two suspension points. The first one is on the rim of the bag. When you get the bag there is a nylon cord belt attached to it (This is the most basic model). The next suspension point is on the back of the bag. Two large loops that can secure a traditional nylon belt found on most bags.

The belt they give you is okay. What I like is that it's minimal and doesn't get in the way and is easy to adjust. The downfall is putting it on, which involves opening it as wide as you can and stepping into it.

The closure system is pretty simple and works well. It's tight and there isn't a large poof of chalk followed by it when you drop it. The bag can hold a decent amount of chalk like most bags. When fully opened putting your hands inside is easy. The interior is lined with fleece and feels pretty good (not cheap) and it retains the chalk well.

Overall this is a good bag for climbing. It's a simple, bare bones bag with no fluff or anything fancy.


I use this same bag. Like you said, you don't need much and this one does it.

6 months ago

P.S. I agree that the "belt" is too small to get over your head/shoulders so I made my own out of para-cord.

6 months ago
Nick Cai

I'm planning on making my own belt out of paracord since its thicker and sturdier.

6 months ago

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Mammut's Basic Chalk Bag page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Mammut's Basic Chalk bag has improved handling due to the deeper cut and a stable-shaped opening. This mean that you'll always have easy access to your chalk. An added toothbrush holder and fleece lining are like icing on the cake.


When your forearms feel like cement and you're sweating off that thin hold, dip your paw in the Mammut Basic Chalk Bag for some fresh friction magic. This simple chalk sac features a draw cord closure and a toothbrush holder for when you need to scrub some manky holds. The included webbing belt keeps the bag secure when you get dynamic.


If you are looking for basic, find another bag. This bag makes chalking easy when climbing is difficult.

- All Mountain Access

Mammut Basic Chalk Bag FEATURES of the Mammut Basic Chalk Bag Chalk bag with improved handling Includes a deeper cut, stable-shaped opening ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw