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Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z Trekking Poles


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    Not your Grandpa's walking stick.

    You could whittle a cumbersome, non-collapsible walking stick from local hardwood, or you could just grab the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z Trekking Pole. Made from 100% carbon fiber, this collapsible trekking pole weighs in at a featherlight 17oz—that's per PAIR—and has a collapsible shaft for easy storage and travel. Easily interchangeable trekking and powder baskets make it easy to handle summertime hikes and winter trailbreaking, while the Flex Tech Tips let you use rubber for warm-weather missions and carbide for grip on snowy and icy surfaces. Somehow, Black Diamond also managed to work in a natural cork grip with an EVA foam extension and a breathable and moisture-wicking strap, all while making sure the Alpine Z weighed about as much as your beard.

    • Carbon fiber construction
    • Three-section collapsible shaft
    • Cork grip with EVA foam mini-grip extension
    • Breathable and moisture-wicking strap
    • Flex Tech Tips
    • Trekking and powder baskets included
    • Item #BLD00B8

    Tech Specs

    carbon fiber
    100 cm, 110 cm, 120 cm, 130 cm
    Adjustable Length
    Collapsed Length
    [100cm] 35 cm, [110cm] 38 cm, [120cm] 42 cm, [130cm] 45 cm
    Flex Tech Tip
    Included Baskets
    yes, trekking, powder
    Claimed Weight
    [pair, 100cm, 110cm] 1 lb 1 oz, [pair, 120cm, 130cm] 1 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    trekking, backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Great poles

      Took these poles on a 7 day backpacking trip in Brook Range, AK. They helped with river crossings, carrying a heavy load and up steep climbs. I've been using them for awhile on small hikes around Anchorage but realized their worth backpacking this summer. They were also stepped on accidentally and no harm was done.

      A Solid Purchase

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I really like these poles. I'm by no means a trekking pole expert and these are only my second pair of poles, but I really love how light these are combined with their ability to fold up really small. The biggest problem I've had with these is trying to get them to fold up. After collapsing, they tend to be tricky to get enough of the wire through to fold the pole in thirds. Overall, not a big deal and I'm pretty satisfied with the purchase.

      A little disappointed

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Let me start with the good. These poles are light and they fold up small - definitely great components to a trekking pole. However, I am disappointed at their ability to stay connected while in use. Whenever I use them in snow or mud, the shafts separate, creating one wobbly stick. It's pretty frustrating to have to "reassemble" these poles hundreds of times while out on a day trip.

      Used Item, missing components!!

        I got a deal of $142.46 for this hiking pole from Backcountry's online store. I was never told it is a used item by careless former customers with scratches all around and dirt on the tips. The cork handle is greenish moldy (may due to poor storage) and made me sneezing. The "included rubber tips" are actually NOT included. My immediate reaction is to return this item! Later, my REI friend stopped by and did a through inspection and I sanitized the cork handle. We found the poles are fit and still usable. I have to buy the rubber tips from another source. I eventually decided not to return it as we do have a $47.49 price difference. However, Backcountry is still responsible to let customers know they are actually buying used items!

        Great poles

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I haven't been a big pole user until I tried these! They are really light and comfortable and offer some extra support when coming down steep terrain. I plan on taking to Nepal for a 12 day trek and was surprised at how small they fold down too.