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Arc'teryx Aperture Chalk Bag - Large


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    14 Reviews


    A quick way to open up and chalk up.

    The Arcteryx Large Aperture Chalk Bag features the innovative Aperture Twist closure that's easy to use and that prevents chalk from slipping out. At the press of a button, this bag untwists and expands in order to let you chalk up quickly and climb on, and a quick twist and snap closes this bag once you've finished climbing. Once it's closed, this bag won't even let chalk dust out, so you can be sure you're not chalking up the air at the gym. Polar fleece lines the Aperture to keep the chalk intact, and the included belt and brush holder equips you with what you need to send.

    • Nylon upper and lower
    • Polyester ripstop mid and closure
    • Polar fleece lining
    • Aperture Twist closure with snap
    • Brush holder
    • Belt included
    • Item #ARC3753

    Tech Specs

    [upper, lower] 630D nylon, [mid, closure] 40D polyester ripstop, [lining] polar fleece
    Brush Holder
    Claimed Weight
    2.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing
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    Great bag

      This chalk bag is great. Stylish and functional without a doubt. I love the secure closing feature which keeps the chalk either in the bag or on your hands where it belongs. Save yourself the endless mess and get this chalk bag in your life.

      Cool little chalk bag

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I really like the aperture design of the chalk bag, even though it is a bit quirky. Its super easy to use when on the back of a harness and stands up well when resting it on the ground, but it is a bit annoying for bouldering. The lack of a drawstring makes it easy for chalk to fly out of the bag, especially when one is falling from a bouldering problem. But all in all its a great sport or trad bag.

      Love it

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was slightly skeptical of this bag and didn't originally believe it would be worth the price, but I love this chalk bag. The twist closure works great and prevents any chalk leakage. From an aesthetic perspective, I love the blue color.

      Innovative... but I'd prefer traditional

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It's a really nice design that literally puts a twist on the traditional chalkbag, but after using it for a little while I find myself going back to my traditional chalkbags with a drawstring closure.

      Worth the price

        This may be one of the more pricey chalk bags available, but spending a little bit more will go a long way. My favorite feature about this chalk bag is the framed lining on the opening, it makes reaching back and getting more chalk so nice! Also love the super easy twist closing that doesn't leak one bit!

        Keep the chalk in your bag.

          Unlike most chalk bags, the Arcteryx Aperture Chalk Bag actually keeps chalk in the bag instead of seeping out through flimsy drawcord. Its unique twisted closure makes sure your draws, shoes, and harness aren't showered with white stuff by the time you make it to the crag. The only downside, IMO, is that I can't put as much chalk in there compared to other bags, but I'm a chalk hound, so I have to refill this bag every other week or so (buh!). The tag inside the bag kinda gets in the way when I'm chalking up, and I often blame my flailed redpoint attempts on the tag (can't decide if that's a good thing or bad).

          Keep the chalk in your bag.


          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Amazing chalk bag. I really like the design and features of the bag. The only drawback is the brush holder is a little loose and my brush has fallen out a few times while climbing. Could suck on big walls.

          Prominent Chalk Bag

          Prominent Chalk Bag

          Super Max for Chalk

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I hated my last two chalk bags. I had to jump on them all day to get the pull cord tight enough that only a little chalk would leak out. This is the best closure system I've ever used and as a bonus this thing weighs nothing, though chalk bags generally don't weigh a ton. Still nice that this one weighs as much as one and a half feathers.

          Some very minor gripes that make me think I shouldn't do 5 stars: I wish I could clip it to my harness, that's just how I like it sometimes. You can, if you take out the strap, but that is involved and not something you want to do repeatedly. The rigid plastic buckle slides pretty easily on the strap, which means it can walk out of position. There is no lining on the inside of the bag, which affects the feel, something that bothered me at first, but over time it's just different from any other bag I used. I love the closure system, but this thing doesn't feel particularly rugged. While I've had no problems, I worry about climbing trad in it when I am doing chimney's and such. Oh, and it's a little pricey.

          Overall I love it, but it isn't "perfect." Nothing can be though because it's all about tradeoffs. Seriously, how easily this thing closes is worth it by itself.

          Excellent if used right.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Best chalk bag I have used yet. Definitely love not having all white climbing gear in my backpack from loose chalk. Just pay attention to which way you twist the bag closed. There is an arrow to dummy proof it. I wasn't paying attention, twisted the chalk bag the wrong way, not sealing it completely leaving an open space where the crease would normally seal the chalk in by twisting the other (correct) way. Turned my gear white in my pack. Can't knock it from an earned five stars for user error.

          Keeps things clean!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Got another chalk bag and love it. Keeps the chalk from getting everywhere in your bag or when you toss it into a bag, car, etc. Great deal and quality. Does hold a lot of chalk amazingly and packs down to a good size.

          Really awesome chalk bag!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I got this chalkbag so my coat/gear closet wasn't always covered in a white dust. The bag keeps it clean and then some. The closure system is very secure. The capacity isn't huge, but it's more than enough for your average sport/trad climber I would say. One downside is the floppy brush holder. My brush tends to fall out when the bag is closed up. Overall it's awesome if you want something clean and cool.