This thing gets the job done. Tough material with sturdy ring to keep it open. Mine is the older version without the belt loop problem mentioned in previous comments, which from the looks of it and review of comments is better than the current design. Anyway, it's a chalk bag. It holds chalk, you can get your hand into it while it's held open, it closes to prevent spillage, and it looks cool with the arc'teryx skeleton logo. If the price were half, it would be perfect.