Ideal for ounce-counting thru-hikers, adventure racers, ultra-marathoners or any outdoor enthusiast looking for streamlined performance, Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z trekking poles are incredibly lightweight and collapsible. Carbon fiber construction keeps weight to an absolute minimum.
The Black Diamond Z-Pole Rapid Deployment System consists of a concealed inner cord, a single push-button release and a one-pull deployment. Borrowed from Black Diamond's tested avalanche probes, a center cord provides surprising strength and stability. Similar to tent poles, the sections snap securely into place without the need for external or internal locking mechanisms. The result is weight savings and increased collapsibility that enables them to take up far less packed space than traditional poles.
NOTE: Though collapsible, Distance Carbon Z poles are only available in fixed lengths (100 cm, 110 cm, 120 cm or 130 cm lengths) and do not provide an adjustability range.
Non-slip foam grips maintain the minimalist profile while serving as secure hand holds. A short extension to the grip provides a place to choke up on side hill traverses and compact straps help to relieve stress on the wrists.
Two sets of tips are included. Carbide tips deliver solid traction for hard surfaces or ice. Non-marking rubber tips can be used to prevent trail damage and provide grip and durability. An included storage bag protects your poles and includes an integrated pocket to house whichever set of tips you aren't using.
Black Diamond Carbon Z trekking poles are sold in pairs.
- Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip
- Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
- Three-section foldable shaft with speed-cone deployment
- 100% carbon fiber construction
- Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips, carbide Tech Tips and stow bag
- Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Running/Fitness, Mountaineering Warranty 1 year limited Type Carbon Fiber Shafts Minimum Length 100 cm:13" (33 cm)
110 cm:14" (37 cm)
120 cm:16" (40 cm)
130 cm: 17" (43 cm)
Maximum Length 100 cm: 39"
110 cm: 43"
120 cm: 47"
130 cm: 51"
Item Weight 100 cm:9 oz/pair
Real Customer Reviews
- Worth every penny.
Likes: These were my second set of trekking poles, previously I had an aluminum quick lock pair. I found that the ease of opening and closing the z poles allows me to use them when I want and have them put away otherwise. I went with the non adjustable version because I was trying to get rid of any adjustments that would tempt me to fiddle with them. After about 80 miles of use in AR and CO I feel like they belong with my favorite pieces of gear.
Dislikes: Not cheap. Waited until I found them on sale.
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