The Montane BMC Finger Jam Chalk Bag Gear Review – New product to the climbing market!
Price: £16.00 each in the UK
Pros: Easy open, full hand access for chalking, hardy and weather proof material, great colours, adjustable waste strap supplied, good price.
Cons: Wash label inside bag is slightly annoying when chalking up, brush loop is loose on thiner plastic brushes.
Montane BMC Finger Jam Chalk Bag Description
The Montane BMC Finger Jam Chalk Bag provides hassle free access to chalk allowing you to focus on your next move…Available in a variety of fabrics and colours utilising materials from our pack production.Developed in conjunction with the BMC.
Key Updates: –
- Ergonomically shaped stiffened rim
- Secure stretch fabric draw cord closure
- Single hand operation
- Attachment loops for waist belt or clip
- Included webbing waist belt with buckle
- Hold brush loop
Montane BMC Finger Jam Chalk Bag Specifications
- RAPTOR Grid / RAPTOR RS / RAPTOR Endurance / RAPTOR Dynamic
- Stretch fabric drawcord closure
- Fleece lining
- Indoor Climbing, Outdoor Climbing
The Jurassic Verdict
We had three of these new bags to test and our climbers put them through their paces inside and out. Our climbers reckon that the Montane BMC Finger Jam Chalk Bag is brilliant. They said;
We love the colours, they look nice and just unusual enough to catch your eye, and without being garish. The material feels hardy and appears weather proof which is great. just what a chalk bag needs to be as we do try and climb outside in the UK, even in this current winter weather! It is good that the waist strap is supplied and is large enough to accommodate a thicker waisted person. The bag is nice and deep so we can really get our whole hand in with room to chalk it up well inside. Rather than the usual, just finger tips able to fit inside as with other makes.
The wash label being inside the bag is nice as it keeps it out of sight, more aesthetically pleasing. But it is quite a large label and we found ourselves having to fumble it out the way to get the chalk on (slightly annoying rather than a real problem). The smaller plastic handled brushes did start to work themselves out of the brush strap a little if we climbed for a while, But who uses plastic anyway! The wooden handled and large brushes were fine.
Overall we found this chalk bag to be very good in use, pleasing to look at, a good bag for all-round climbing, and for all year weather conditions.