I'm giving this bag a lot of credit for being able to hold my chalk ball. If it couldn't I just couldn't give it a good rating. As it is, this little trooper dutifully holds my chalk ball at the ready for me to dip my sweaty mitt into it and get the mettle up for my next hold. Why I like it: Nice wide opening, soft interior that makes me feel like a king (I imagine if Louis XIII were a climber he would demand such luxury. Who am I to disagree?), drawstring to cinch the chalk shop closed as needed, a place to keep my toothbrush in case I meet a pretty lady on the problem and need to freshen up.What I wish was better: The belt is attached to the bag by two cloth loops which allows the belt to rotate around like a gator rolling in the swamp. Maybe I'm OCD but I don't like twist in the belt or attaching the buckle "inside out." Once it's clipped, it's good to go but getting it adjusted properly takes longer than I'd like.Bottom Line: It's a bag that holds chalk.