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Mammut Basic Chalk Bag

photo: Mammut Basic Chalk Bag chalk bag

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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15

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Price MSRP: $14.95
Historic Range: $5.99-$15.95
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