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Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag

What's it best for? Cold fingers. Duh.

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MSRP: $59.95

BEST FOR: Duh, cold fingers

About damn time.

People who don’t get that cold don’t get it.

Read on, though, because this affects all of us, whether we are the sufferers or the climbing partners who are having a lousy-ass time listening to it.

If your fingers are freezing, climbing sucks, and you cannot climb your normal grades, which is the whole point.

Let this baby help you out.

For the first time: a heated chalk bag, and if it’s good enough for Alex Honnold, it should be good enough for you.

Only thing you have to do is charge it overnight, bang in the lithium-ion battery (lasts up to eight hours, depending on which of three intensity settings you use), and fire it up. 

Oh, you also have to pay for it, a mere $59.95.

Let the heating begin.

Sale date April 1.


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