Arc'teryx C50p Chalk Bag

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Arc'teryx C50p Chalk Bag
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Arc'teryx C50p Chalk Bag -
Sure, the Arc'teryx C50p Chalk Bag holds a ton of chalk for long projecting sessions and big trad climbs, but it's the integrated bottle opener that really saves the day (at the end of the day). This burly Arc'teryx chalk bag withstands pitch after pitch of off-width and chimney thanks to its Superpack nylon fabric. The C50p Chalk Bag also comes with an external pocket where you can stash your keys or some GU.


  • Polar Fleece
  • 40D 310T nylon
  • 420D nylon Oxford Matte


  • External pocket with ring / key clip


  • Waist belt
  • Brush holder
  • Bottle opener
  • Angled brim
  • Injection molded belt attachment / slider
  • Drawcord closure
FEATURES of the Arcteryx C50P Chalk Bag.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Arcteryx C50P Chalk Bag.
Sure, this chalk bag has an angled brim and a mount keeping it from twisting, it's never a fuss or fumble to get at your chalk, there's a drawcord closure, a brush holder, an external pocket and key ring clip, and the adjustable waist belt and injection molded attachment keeps it handy and snug. But what really separates this bag from the rest is one thing: a bottle opener. After those on-sights a celebration is definitely in order, and this bag is ready to party.

Mountain Gear
Sleek and svelte, the C50P ARCTERYX chalk bags have been angled for the easiest access to your chalk on that critical hold.

Massey's Outfitters (closeout)
Newly redesigned for 2012 with new materials. A sleek chalkbag that features an angled brim for ergonomic access, and the integrated bottle opener is critical for redpoint celebrations.
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Belt Included:Yes, Adjustable
Features:Angled brim, Drawcord closure, Injection molded belt attachment/ slider, Bottle opener, Brush holder, External pocket with ring/ key clip, Waist belt
Material:40D 310T Nylon, 630D Invista HT Superpack nylon, Polar Fleece
Weight:94 g / 3.3 oz
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Arc'teryx C50p Chalk Bag Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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, looks nice on the outside, and feels really nice on the inside. All of the Black Diamond and Organic chalk bags that I've used have a really weird material 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 are either a woman, a kid, or a man with small hands. Have fun!

Joshua Bruch at on 08/06/2012

When I was looking for my first bag this one caught my eye. The materials were nice, the colors were great, and hey, it's made my Arcteryx. Even though the price is a bit steep I decided to pick it up, and over time my love for this bag grew. Its a bit small, but for a good reason, its light! Really light! because it's Arcteryx I was expecting alot from it and Im continuously impressed. Its still holding up fine and has been crushed in my pack, and abused at the crag. This little bag is fantastic. Throw in the erganomic, bendable rim, and the awesome carrying pocket, this chalk bag will impress you too. The only reason it doesn't deserve five stars is the permenently attached belt.

T.J. Rutter at on 05/29/2012

I've used my new bag a few times and really like it. It bothered me that the belt strap was not removable and I didn't want to cut it so I solved the problem by using a seam ripper to undo the end of the strap that was folded over. Now I can just remove the plastic clasp and slide the strap through the plastic belt slit/bottle opener when I want to attach it to my harness and put the strap back on when I'm bouldering. I was thinking that I would have to burn the end of the belt so it wouldn't fray but it turns out that it's already been done for me-yay!

ABCDgoldfish at on 03/16/2009

First off this bag is definitely tough. I've had mine for almost 2 years and it shows very little signs of wear. A lot of people are saying that this bag is too small. The only time I have an issue with the size is when i'm at the gym and have to use a chalk ball. Any time I can use loose chalk it works fantastically. I did modify the belt so I can use it with or without. At first glance the pocket in the front looks deceivingly small to be useful but it is big enough to hold your keys. The bottle opener is a cool feature too.

Doug Small at on 04/11/2013

I was given this as a gift. Great looking chalk bag. First, I did cut the belt at the end so I could remove it, not a big deal.Second, I find that the bag holds the perfect amount of chalk, I don't climb around needing a pint of chalk hanging off my backside. People had issues with the eyelet/pull cord coming out, I have yet to have an issue with that. I like the small ID/key pouch, angled opening is nice, it is alway in the right place. I have used the bottle opener on it once, just to say I have a bottle opening chalk bag. Great Gift!!

Bj and Emily Chauvin at on 03/28/2013

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

Great chalk bag. Looks good and performs well. I have 'normal' sized hands I suppose and I don't have problems getting my hands into the bag. The draw cord works really well and I haven't had problems with chalk spilling out like my friends bag does when it's sitting around in his gear bag. Tip for the strap - if you want to remove it but want the possibility of putting it back on, just cut the very end folded over sewn part and you can tie a knot or re sew it later if you like.

Jared Farmer at on 09/20/2010

Greetings Backcountry community, this is a great chalk bag, i have two criteria when it comes to choosing one, color and ability to hold chalk. Obviously there is no bag on the market that doesn't hold chalk so I bought this because it looks cool. Yes it is true that it is impossible to close the bag all the way. It holds enough chalk for multiple climbing sessions, if u need more get a bucket.

Zach Levy at on 04/07/2012

I prefer a bigger chalk bag myself. This bag is not very deep and does not hold very much chalk. I find myself having to refill my bag more often. Other than the size I think this is a really nice bag. I like how the bag attaches to the belt. Light and clean, overall nice bag if you have smaller hands or just like medium to small chalk bags.

Andy Jacobsen at on 09/17/2010

Bought a thalo blue, the colour is actually kind of cyan blue. The logo is in orange not red. The pocket is very shallow, dont think I would put the car keys in. Overall, this chalk bag is great of indoor climbing, if you need more chalk, I suggest to get C80.

Liam at on 11/10/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I don't understand how a chalk bag this size can hold so little. The inner liner is just tiny, and you can never close it all the way. Gets the job done, but there are better options out there.
Arc'teryx definitely makes some of the best gear out there, but they need to reconsider their chalk bag design.

Thomas Ogasawara at on 03/09/2012

Pretty good but sometimes tough to get your hands in the bag.
I like that I have a place to put my keys.
They should make the belt removable,sometimes I do not want to use the belt!

Mike Traslin at on 02/27/2009

It holds chalk, maybe a little small.Definitely too expensive.I guess that's what you get when you buy Arcteryx.

Andy Traslin at on 09/17/2010