Get a grip
Chalk bags come in various styles and sizes, ranging from small bags that can fasten around your waist like a belt, to buckets. In general, smaller bags that fasten around the waist are used for sport climbing, or climbing with ropes so climbers can chalk their hands mid-route. Bucket chalk bags are usually the favourite among boulderers, who don’t need to bring their chalk bag up a problem.
Small chalk bags feature a stiffened rim to keep the bag open and a cord and toggle to prevent chalk spillage, a bag belt for waist placement, and a zippered pocket for storing small items like keys and your gym tag.
Chalk buckets usually feature a Velcro closure, a loop for a small, personal brush and a big zippered compartment for storing larger items like your phone and snacks.