For all those looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your fellow climber, well look no further. Flashed Climbing has come up with some innovative products over the past few years that simply make life easier. Here is our review of a few of those products, including the Holster Chalk Bag, Sumi Brush, Bamboo, Brush, and Flashed Climbing Tape that can help anyone with their sending woes.
The Holster Chalk bag is one of the newest chalk bag designs to come out of Flashed Climbing. Inspired by the Tool Bag Boulder Bag, this chalk bag takes the best features of a big pot and makes it wearable during those times when you know you can’t leave you chalk bag on the ground. Designed by local climber Jack Fieldhouse, the Holster Chalk bag allows you to fold down the opening of the bag to create a wearable chalk bag that can be transitioned easily depending on the circumstance.
-Velcro closing bag to reduce chalk loss
-Big pot for those desperate times (not to mention big handed folk)
-Smooth and durable nylon outer layer that can take a beating in the boulders
-easy transition from chalk pot to boulder pot
-Velcro on the inside can sometimes scrape the back of your hand while chalking up
The Sumi Brush is the answer to all your chalk caked holds. The Sumi Brush features a two boar hair brush options designed for any hold, from the sloper that you can’t stick to those little crevices in a crack or small crimps. With its thick and durable handle, the Sumi Brush will not break when cleaning any holds. We tested the Sumi Brush for an extended amount of time and noticed that its bristles withstood more wear and tear than other other brushes. The only negative about the Sumi Brush is that it is definitely designed with the boulderer in mind, as it’s thick handles does not fit onto every chalk bag, making it a little difficult to use when climbing on a rope. However if bouldering is your game, then the Sumi Brush is an essential tool for your arsenal.
-Durable double-sided boar hair brush
-thick handle that will not break if you fall on it or brush too forcefully
-doesn’t fit on every chalk bag because of wide handle
The Flashed Bamboo Brush takes everything you love from the original boar hair brush and adds some serious durability. After an extended testing period, this brush lived up to a substantial amount of cleaning hours and still looks like new. Only one note of caution with this brush: Take out of your chalk bag before bouldering as it is not going to break under pressure. Ready to go and be there under any condition, this brush is where it is at!
-strong durable bristles
-bamboo handle that can withstand a lot of pressure
Flashed Finger Tape
Seems simple enough, but Flashed has taken everything you love from ‘Leukotape’ and made it into an affordable climbing product. Stronger than your average athletic tape, this may be the only tape you will ever use going forward. Very durable and easy to rip and apply off the roll.
-much more affordable than leukotape
-decent friction for climbing