This new chalk back from Escape Climbing isn’t going to win any groundbreaking design awards. It’s not innovative or flashy (even though it does look pretty dang good). In fact, we should have named it the Escape Climbing Essential Chalk Bag since all of its features are ones that have become (or should be) standard with good chalk bags. But that would have made the title too long, which would have annoyed our graphic designer. That said, it seriously is Essential. This bag is perfectly sized with a nice ergonomic shape, sturdy materials, soft fleece lining, cinch collar closure, and a flexible hoop top for reliable access. It has a brush/accessory loop that is just right for a good brush or to hang some tape, if that’s your thing. It also has a surprisingly large zippered stash pocket for all those extra bits you need with you and don’t want to lose. Basically, this chalk bag is awesome whether it’s your first year climbing or your fiftieth.
Oh, it also holds chalk.