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your change of
chalk
by tony lourens
black diamond
Solution 35 Bag
BD’s new gym Solution 35 gear bag is
designed speci cally with gym climbing in mind. It  ts everything you may need for a session at your indoor climbing gym. I stash my 50-metre rope (gone are the days of 35-metre gym ropes – these new gyms have routes up to 30 metres long, then you still need to lower off!), harness, shoes, chalk bag, belay device, as well as a change of clothing and a towel, and there is still room for more. The spacious elasticated pocket on the inside is ideal if you need to separate some of your kit, like keeping
 bag and shoes,
for your valuables, like your
wallet and keys, there is a nifty
roomy zipped pocket on the
the bag.
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A chalk bag designed speci cally for gym climbing? Yip, you got it!
BD’s new Gym Chalk Bag is a very
for
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y from
instance.
phone,
and
outside of
mond
your
And
Once packed, the bag cinches closed
as BD’s very popular Creek series of
packs,
the Solution 35 is toug
easy to transport. It
as a back-up
and you need to
clothing and/or shoes in the car.
lea
is also really
bag when out climbing
ve a change
con nes of an indo
the close
clever!
The bag does come with a belt,
through two loops at the back, but also has
h and
of
or gym – very
which
The Solution is so cool, it can also be used as a general hold-all and would be perfect for picnics and sporting events.
 useful
runs
specifications
weight: 775 g Volume: 35 l
  stylish-lo
look, but
to
to
in
oking product that has
sports a wide enou
take all but gorilla-sized paws. It
complete with an integrated, re llable
ball compartment,
inserted into the bag,
in
which
 ts
your palm, just ready to be squeezed and
puffed. And the
is lined with
the chunkier
most outdoor chalk
a very
rest of the inside of the bag
thin  eec
a slimline
gh opening
when your hand
neatly
comes
and snugly
e (as opposed
chalk-hungry  eece found
the holding capacity of loose chalk, thereby
making for fewer clouds of c
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chalk
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is
in
a press-stud
insist on clipping their
their harness. It
on
strap on the
And the  nal test for any chalk bag is
the tightn
cinched closed.
ess of
the seal whe
Let’s just
has got splendid sphincter control – 10 out
of 10!
top for those
chalk bag directly to
also sports a square slot
the outside, for your gym lead or belay
card, and an opening to slip your brush
through.
n the bag
say that this
who
is
bag
The ToTal Gym
www.rammountain.co.za
R1 099
                                                                                                          with BD’s trademark drawstring
closure, and there is also a  ap
that comes over the top and hooks closed, keeping all your kit snug and safe. The bag comes with a broad adjustable padded shoulder strap that makes for comfortable carrying, the square,  at bottom means that it can stand on its own, and the generous size of the opening creates easy access your kit.
Constructed from the same durable, waterproof and easy to clean fabric
                                                    www.rammountain.co.za
R475
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