Innovative construction provides Black Diamond Z-Poles with maximum collapsibility at minimal weight.
Ideal for ounce-counting hikers, backpackers or trail-runners, Black Diamond Distance Cork Z-Poles offer streamlined performance. Innovative construction enables Distance Z-Poles to collapse down smaller and weigh far less than traditional aluminum trekking poles. Cork grips serve as tactile hand holds.
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 Kevlar 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 Cork Z-Poles are only available in fixed lengths (available in 100 cm, 110 cm, 120 cm or 130 cm lengths) and do not provide an adjustability range.
Textured, moisture-wicking cork grips serve as secure hand holds and have an extended length that allows you to choke up on side hill traverses. 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 Distance Cork Z-Poles are sold in pairs.
- Sold in pairs
- Available in four fixed length size options
- Aluminum construction
- Rapid deployment system
- Integrated wrist straps
- Cork grips with extension
- Interchangeable tips
Recommended Use Ultra-Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Warranty 1 Year Minimum Length 100 cm: 13" collapsed length
110 cm: 14" collapsed length
120 cm: 15" collapsed length
130 cm: 17" collapsed length
Maximum Length 100 cm: 39"
110 cm: 43"
120 cm: 47"
130 cm: 51"
Item Weight 100 cm: 11.6 oz/pair
110 cm: 12.3 oz/pair
120 cm: 12.8 oz/pair
130 cm: 13.4 oz/pair
Likes: These are great backpacking poles. Light but still sturdy and stiff. Z-Pole technology works perfectly. No external locks to get snagged. Cork is comfortable and doesn't get slippery. Invaluable on the trans-Catalina trail, 45 miles constantly up and down some steep terrain. Changed to the included carbide tips right away - they bite better on hardpack/rocky trails.
Dislikes: Not crazy about the colors Black Diamond chose. The grips show dirt - but I new that would be the case with cork.