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Black Diamond
Distance Carbon Z Poles - Women's

4.862068965517241 out of 5 stars
29 Reviews

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Why We Like The Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles

Whether we're fastpacking or ultrarunning, Black Diamond's Distance Carbon Z Poles support us on the ups and downs without weighting our arm swing. The slimmed down construction drops grams, not strength, to feel like air in our hands as we race across peaks, while the foldable design tucks away neatly on the straightaways.


  • Pair of featherweight poles for putting in long miles
  • Lightweight carbon shaft construction boosts efficiency
  • Foldable 3-piece design to easily stow away when not in use
  • Extended EVA grip enhances comfort and increases grip options
  • Adjustable strap lets your skin breathe and wicks away moisture
  • Interchangeable tip design with included carbide and rubber tips
  • Removable low-profile baskets provide traction on soft terrain
  • Item #BLDZ9LG
100% carbon fiber
100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm
Adjustable Length
Collapsed Length
[100cm] 13in, [105cm] 13.5in, [110cm] 14in, [115cm] 15in, [120cm] 16in
EVA, extended
breathable webbing
1 carbide, 1 rubber tech
removable, low-profile, Z-Pole snow basket compatible (sold separately)
Claimed Weight
[pair] (100cm) 8.8oz, (105cm) 9oz, (110cm) 9.2oz, (115cm) 9.6oz, (120cm) 9.8oz
trail running, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 29 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
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4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 27 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2024

lightweight and packable

love em so far, I'm enjoying how easy they are to put together. I mostly upgraded my poles so I could fit them on a carry-on type flight situation and overall they fold up pretty small compared to traditional style trekking poles.

Stephanie C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 28, 2024

Trail tested in Zion

I've used it several times

Distance runner here and totally unfamiliar with poles until these. I LOVE them! I brought them to Zion last week and used them for the first time on West Rim trail and then on a few trails after that. They were so lightweight that I didn’t mind them in my vest when I wasn’t using them, but sturdy enough to support me through the snow and mud when I got high enough to encounter those conditions. I was even asked about them a few times on the shuttles during the week due to how small they fold up. I know these are a bit pricey, but they are totally worth the money especially if you are one to log lots of miles with slippery conditions or significant vert.

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Ruth A
4 out of 5 stars

March 9, 2024

Great for runners

Awesome pole for trail runners- light, stylish, and easy to grip.

Shannon M.

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2023

The straps don't seem to be replaceable?

My older versions of the Distance Carbon Z poles had straps and tips which were easily replaceable. I had a deer chew through my straps on my new pair and unfortunately I've just realized that these straps are not replaceable! What terrible design! I've always loved these poles in the past, but this is a terrible design choice. Very dissatisfied.

Bailey B.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 8, 2023

The best poles!

I’m an avid hiker/backpacker and these are the best poles I have so far. I love that they are so light and compact! Bonus they come in my favorite color!

Kim P.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 24, 2023

Best poles for women for trail running

I love my new poles. They are so much more light weight that I thought and the colour looks very good.

Alexia R.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 18, 2023

Perfectly sized!

I was so happy to see a woman's version of this Carbon Z. I have had 2 sets of the men's version but they don't come in 115cm. When I saw these came in 115, and they are a beautiful color, I had to try them. They are so light and easier to fold than my old ones (better button). Now my poles won't get confused with all the other (male) Carbo Z's when I have to leave them outside a hut!

Ronda M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2023

Lightweight, compact and good looking

Not much to add, but these are great piles for running and fast packing

Luce B.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

Light and easy

Very easy to fold and unfold. Light but strong. Feels good. Not really sure why there’s women’s and men’s though since I’m 5’9” and 135lbs and it feels right for me and guys don’t always want black

Zachary C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 31, 2023

Great poles

Super lightweight and good mechanism for expanding.

Alexander D.

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