Arc'teryx C40 Chalk Bag

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Arc'teryx C40 Chalk Bag
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Instead of making another basic chalk bag like everyone else, Arc'teryx used Schoeller dynamic softshell fabric to give the C40 a unique look and feel. This small-medium-size Arc'teryx chalk bag is just right for bouldering or sport climbing. The C40 Chalk Bag's tapered top allows you to get a quick dab of chalk when you're cruxing on your project. *Only available for US shipment.


  • Burly Double Weave four-way stretch
  • Polar Fleece
  • Blend of tough nylon fabrics endures regular encounters with rock; polyester fleece-lined interior helps contain chalk
  • Arc'teryx C40 chalk bag includes a nylon webbing belt; chalk sold separately
  • 420D Nylon Oxford


  • Surface clean only
  • Injection molded belt attachment/ slider
  • Brush holder
  • Loop on side stows a brush for cleaning holds, brush sold separately
  • Integrated bottle opener helps you unwind after a hard day of climbing
  • Drawcord closure
  • Waist belt
  • Schoeller Dynamic
  • Drawstring with cordlock closes chalk bag when not in use
Supple and tough chalk bag. The Arcteryx C40 Chalk Bag is anything but basic. Made with a Schoeller dynamic softshell fabric, the C40 is perfect for bouldering or sport climbing.


Sized to fit smaller hands, the Arc'teryx C40 chalk bag will keep you climbing with a sure grip.


Made with Burly Double Weave four-way stretch fabric, this chalkbag is supple and tough. Available in two sizes to fit every hand-dimension and personal chalk consumption needs. Our largest size, the c80, features an external zipper pocket. Top 25 Category Product
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Activity:Rock Climbing
Material:420D Nylon Oxford, 40D 310T Nylon, Polar Fleece Burly™, Double Weave four-way stretch
Toothbrush Holder:Yes
Weight:3 oz / 85 g
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Arc'teryx C40 Chalk Bag Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

In terms of build quality and functionality of the chalk bag, I'd give it a 5 star. I personally like having the belt, so no need for me to cut it to remove. Honestly though, I don't understand why cutting the end piece off is anything for people to be hesitant about... You could always just feed it right back through the plastic clip piece if you wanted the belt on there again. The hard plastic ring to keep the bag open is really nice, makes getting your hand on some chalk a little less fussy than a limp bag...
As others have, though, my hands are too big to quickly get my hand in there when I'm in a sketchy position. For reference, my hand is 4 inches wide at the last thumb knuckle,7.75 inches long from base of palm to middle fingertip. Also, a large chalk sock will pretty much take up the entire volume of this bag when cinched shut... I am going to give my girlfriend this bag and upgrade myself to the C80.

Sam Auderer at on 06/28/2013

Okay, I've had this chalk bag for a few months now, and I have really enjoyed it. This chalk bag fits my hands perfectly, but remember that I'm only fourteen years old. It looks nice on the outside, and on the inside it feels really nice. All of the Black Diamond and Organic chalk bags that I've used have a really weird feeling on the inside. On those, it feels like a wool blanket on the inside. But with this one, it has none of that and fells very smooth on the inside of it. The belt is very nice and fits even around my tiny waist. The only complaint that I have is that clipping it to your haul loop with a non-locker is a little awkward, but that doesn't affect me because I don't do that. I really think this is a great purchase if you're going to get serious about climbing like I have.

Joshua Bruch at on 06/18/2012

I am a totally in love with this chalk bag. Yes its just a bag that holds chalk. Yes you can find something cheaper. But I put this one on and just had to have it. I love the hard ring around the top edge, keeps the bag open and no fumbling around. The draw string closes so tight no chalk gets out onto your other things. I do have small childlike hands, but I chose this over the smaller size so I could get my entire hand in there with room to spare (I wear size 6 in gloves). The outer fabric is durable and beautiful. If you're looking for a nice bag thats comfortable and clean, get this one. You won't be disappointed.

Andrea Callen at on 08/02/2013

Hard to say one chalk bag is much better than another, as long as they hold chalk, but I have had zero problems with this one. The outer shell is a nice material, soft and flexible, the inside is soft and fleece lined, the drawstring closes up all the way on mine, no chalk gets out. I have small hands (I wear a size S glove), and they fit fine in the bag, no complaints at all about the size. The citronelle color is nice. If the little stuff makes a difference to you in your gear, it�s worth the extra cost, if not, I wouldn�t bother, a chalk bag holds chalk.

gilipollas at on 07/24/2013

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, this is a great little chalk bag. I have pretty small hands though, so for the average sized guy I would agree with the other comments and say go a size up. The plastic ring at the top gives it some nice support and helps keep it open, and the draw string closes it nice and tight so you won’t be getting chalk all over your bag or whatever. My only complaint seems to coincide with everybody else’s – the end of the strap must be cut to remove the belt. Other than that, awesome.

ang3776631 at on 04/13/2010

The best thing about this bag is the tapered opening lined with nylon which makes entry and exit very smooth. The plastic rim stays open and hasn't deformed much even when thrown in a pack. In a pack it doesn't spill or even "puff" chalk out because it closes up super tight. The material is built to last.
Arc'teryx is notorious for having products that I would never buy at full price (or on sale most of the time) because they are just too expensive for what you get but their chalk bags are an exception to that rule.

Danny M H at on 10/13/2013

So if you have larger hands I probably would not recommend this bag. However since I have tiny hands this bag is perfect. It fits my chalk sock and a little bit of loose chalk at the bottom! It closes up neatly and packs away really small after the day is done. The reinforced mouth is nice so you can access the chalk with ease and the strap is easy to adjust.

Jane Hwang at on 11/01/2013

I have used this bag once now and love it. If a large bag is a must for your then do not get this bag, I have it filled with loose chalk and it is just big enough for me (medium sized hands). Materials seem durable like most Arcteryx gear. I appreciate the smaller size because it takes up less room on the harness.

Hank at on 09/07/2013

I really like the material of this bag and the size. Colors are bright and the belt works great. The pull cord is a little weak and it is hard to get the bag to close all the way, you really have to crank on it if you don't want chalk all over in your gear bag.

Chase Skidmore at on 01/31/2013

This is a big improvement over my initial floppy starter chalk bag. The ring on the the top gives it enough structure to leave it open while climbing and not have to worry about dumping. It is a bit snug, but I have pretty wide hands its no more than a very minor problem.

jonnycbell2245146 at on 03/18/2010

Negative Reviews:

Great for chalking up your fingertips, pretty useless if you need chalk anywhere past the second knuckle.

Thomas Ogasawara at on 03/09/2012

Neutral Reviews:

This bag serves its purpose well. I don't have very large hands, so it does fit me fine.
This bag does not close well. I really have to pull on the draw string in order to prevent chalk from spilling out. After about a month of use, that lead to the grommet that the drawstring goes through breaking off. There is a plastic piece inside of the bag that the drawstring is fed through that came out as well. Now, in order to close it, I have to push this piece back through the hole, and pull on one side of the drawstring to tighten it.
All of the Arc'teryx bags look like they have the same design for the drawstring closure.
I plan on replacing this and going with a different brand bag in the future.

TNFGUY at on 09/29/2010

It's too small for my liking and I have tiny hands. So i turned into my gym bag. It's a nice looking bag though.

Rita Palmer at on 06/13/2012