The Arc'teryx C80 Chalk Bag is made with supple and tough Burly Double Weave four-way stretch fabric. Available in two sizes to fit every hand-dimension and personal chalk consumption needs. Our largest size, the c80, features an external zipper pocket.
Keep your hands dry and grippy with the large-size C80 chalk bag from Arc'teryx.
|Belt Included:||Yes, Adjustable|
|Features:||Drawcord closure, Injection molded belt attachment/ slider, Brush holder, External security pocket, Waist belt, Bottle opener|
|Material:||420D Nylon Oxford, 40D 310T Nylon, Polar Fleece Burly™, Double Weave four-way stretch|
|Weight:||102 g / 3.6 oz|
|Arc'teryx C40 Chalk Bag||$26.21 - $35.00|
I have larger hands and before buying an Arcteryx chalk bag I would have to shake my hand out of my bag every time I used it. 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 and small zipper pocket is big enough for a full roll of tape. There is enough volume for a handwarmer and plenty of chalk for a day.
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.
I received the C80 as a gift a year ago and love it. It's not as big as it looks in the picture above,which is good, and I can get my whole hand in the bag. The pocket in the back is pretty much worthless to me, I have yet to use it once. the hard ring at the top also makes getting in and out of the bag easy during your climb, best part of the bag. the belt is easy to adjust and excess can be tied in a simple knot if you don't want to cut it. BUT $40 is a lot for a chalk bag! i can buy a $5 chalk bag, for that reason I give it 4 stars.
My original purchase was the C40 version of this chalk bag. My impressions of the build quality and design of the C40 were great, but the chalk bag wasn't large enough for my hands to get in there quickly and easily. I ended up buying the C80 in Cinnabar and giving the C40 to my girlfriend (fits her hands well).
The C80 fits my hands great, and the cinch does an even better job than the C40 at keeping the contents inside. As with the C40, I love the design with the rigid ring around the mouth of the bag. No more fumbling with a floppy bag to get your hands in there. I would recommend to anyone willing to pay the premium.
I bought the c40 a while back, and I have small hands, so it's worked really well, no complaints. I passed on the c80 originally because I thought it would be too big. However, I got a deal on one for $20, and decided to order. Turns out I like the size more. It holds more chalk, cinches up better, and isn't ridiculously large like I thought it would be. The pocket on the back is super nice, and it's typical arcteryx quality. Highly recommended, if you can find it on sale. Probably not worth the $40, but definitely for $20
The Arc'teryx C80 Chalk Bag is massive on the inside to store loads of chalk and easy access for hand to reach back when you're pumped on a route. This bag is also very strong structurally with a tie down system that stops any chalk from escaping the bag while in your pack. This is the chalk bag every climber should have!
The opening is about 6 inches by 3 inches; it's a big bag. Too big for what I need actually.