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Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles


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    Wicked fast.

    Some people like sports cars, others choose speed boats, and the few who can afford it even pilot private jets. Your choice in speedy transportation, however, are your own two feet—and the Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles. The lightest collapsible poles that Black Diamond makes, their pure carbon construction keeps the weight down to a microscopic nine or ten ounces, so they're perfect for long-distance treks, speed hiking, and even ultra-running—if you're into that sort of thing. The collapsible shaft packs down small when you're speeding through the flat sections, then assembles with a quick pull so you can whip in out in half a jiffy, keeping that pace up during a steeper approach. EVA foam grips wick your sweaty palms dry so a lost pole doesn't break your record, and interchangeable tips means you can pick the most efficient tip for the terrain.

    • Three-season trekking poles ideal for ounce-counting speed hikers
    • Lightweight shaft perfect for fast adventure athletes
    • Foam grip is comfortable and sweat-wicking for all day runs
    • Three-section foldable shaft offers easy storage on flat terrain
    • Interchangeable tips for efficient use when the terrain changes
    • Item #BLD00S5

    Tech Specs

    100cm, 110cm, 120cm, 130cm
    Collapsed Length
    [100cm] 13in, [110cm] 14in, [120cm] 16in, [130cm] 17in
    EVA foam
    Included Baskets
    Claimed Weight
    [100cm, 110cm] 9oz, [120cm, 130cm] 10oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Convinced me I like running with poles

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used to think running with poles was kinda dumb, but these are so light and pack so small that I don't even know I have them on my back. They help me go further on more challenging terrain without feeling fatique, and if you do have to carry them, you barely notice. My only concern is long-term durability with such a light pole, but I have yet to see any issues. I'll be using these for my first ultra and a few fkt attempts later this year.

    super light

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Just did grand canyon rtrtr with these and they were great. They seem much lighter than the adjustable cork handle poles I have, and I'll probably end up using them all the time.

    Great all around

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used these hiking poles on day hikes and long backpacking trips in various conditions. Even though they are very lightweight they are very durable/sturdy. I really appreciate the folding feature which makes them easy to pack for both short and longer adventures! The one small downside is that they are not adjustable for height, however this has never been a problem for me and my dad (who is five inches taller than me) and myself share a pair!

    Lightweight & Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking poles were one of the best purchases I have made. Incredibly lightweight - which is crucial for my upcoming backpacking trip this summer, and they fold up very easily. So far they're very durable, and have withstood some bigger treks. I'll never go back to aluminum hiking poles.

    Great Product

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    While I was previously rocking the BD Alpine Carbon Cork poles w/ adjustable shafts (great poles, but I never ended up using the adjustable feature) my spouse has been using these (BD Distance Carbon Z) so I made the switch - especially since I've been focusing more on weight. Not only have these saved me seven ounces (which I can now put towards more whiskey) I'm a huge fan of how much easier they are to collapse and extend. There's an added plus of practicing your nunchuck skills when pulling them out of your backpack side pockets. Huge win, super glad to make the switch. (note: I'm 5'2", perfect sizer 90* angle).

    originally purchased in winter '15-'16. Had they not been "permanently borrowed" there were years of use ahead. From backpacking in the Uintas, snowshoeing in the Wasatch, or the varying terrain of the himalayas to Everest Base Camp, solid pair of poles.

    Hiking Poles Convert!

      I always thought I didn't need hiking poles, until I used them for the first time. And now I don't hike without them! They keep me stable, and engage my whole body while hiking. These are super light, and packable which makes it so I can take them anywhere (and i do!)

      You'll pry these from my cold dead hands

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love these poles. LIke really love. I got converted to the hiking pole thing when I started doing alpine/mountaineering style stuff where I had more weight on my back, snow, and/or really long descents. I then got even more zealous about them when I started doing longer 'fastpacking' style pushes - where I'm coving a big chunk of mileage in 2-3 days. For a while, I was using aluminum two-piece poles, which were fine, but a bit heavy, and finally splurged on these and have never looked back. Hiking / running with these is a pleasure - it's a got a quick crisp motion given the weight and build. They fold up super small and fit into or alongside a small pack when not needed. I was worried about having the fixed length - but hasn't impacted me at all - I choke up or down as needed which is much easier than fiddling with anything to adjust the pole length

      Super happy as always with BD's design - which is well thought out and has been holding up well over the last year

      Really Sweet Poles

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These poles are great. Light and really easy to collapse. They are a great choice for hikers looking for a pole to use on those technical hikes, and also runners looking for some support on longer or steeper runs.

      Almost Perfect

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These poles are crazy light! The trigger action release is great for collapsing and expanding on the go. The rubber tip works very well and the grip is pretty comfortable. The only thing is would improve on is the play in the top section when the poles are at full feels like something is loose.

      Lightweight stability

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Don't use your heavy ski poles to hike in summer, get yourself some lightweight trekking poles. These are shockingly light, they break down into 3 sections, and you simply pull to lock the sections in place. If you haven't used trekking poles while backpacking, you're missing out. These make life a lot easier.

      Unanswered Question

      Hi i am interested in Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles, do you recommend these for long distances trail running? I assume that the price is per set (2) right?

      Unanswered Question

      I am interested in the Black Diamond carbon trekking poles. What length should I get for my height of 5’ 6” and my husband 6’ 2”?