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Distance Z Trekking Pole
The Distance Z Trekking Pole is Black Diamond's most affordable collapsible offering, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in quality or design. Although it's made of durable aluminum, the Distance Z still weighs well under a pound per pair, and it features the same collapsible design as Black Diamond's other Z-series poles. Just push a button to release the sections and pull the grip like an avalanche probe to reassemble when you're ready to go. The EVA foam grip has an extended mini-grip for easy traversing and side-hilling, and the breathable, padded strap provides plenty of support and comfort on both hot and cold days. Black Diamond also hooked up interchangeable carbide and rubber Tech Tips to help you handle all sorts of terrain, and it included trekking baskets to give you enough support on soft surfaces without catching on trees, roots, and rocks.
- Lightweight poles for trekking and trail running
- Collapsible design is easy to stow
- EVA foam grip stays in your hands comfortably
- Interchangeable rubber and carbide tips handle a variety of terrain
- Item #BLD00S8
What do you think about this product?
September 2, 2019
Dependable and well-balanced
Great poles, I don't think I'll ever use anything else. I guess there are lighter poles available, but personally I abuse my gear pretty well, and these have shrugged off everything I've thrown at them. You know they won't let you down. I was apprehensive about the fixed length at first, but love it now. You don't have to fiddle with clips and clasps, and you know that each side will be perfectly even all the time, every time. If you are a "set it and forget it" type of person, you want these. It also means that these can be extended and collapsed on the go, without even having to take your eyes off the trail. The foam grip stays comfy after hours of use, and the contour makes them great for choking up when going uphill, and there is a small amount of hook that lets you palm the top but still grab it well when descending. The balance is great, and if these are "too heavy" then you really have far more pressing matters than the weight of your poles. The only downside I have found is that if your shelter relies upon the use of poles that must be different lengths, these will not work well. They are not stable unless locked in at their fixed length.
May 16, 2019
can't go wrong with BD
gave as a gift to my sister for her trail hike races. she has one this weekend so I have no real feed back as of yet. but I went with BD because of the quality and durability.
March 13, 2019
Great for hiking!
Used them just a couple of times but they have become very useful specially in downhills or muddy hikings.
March 7, 2019
The trekking poles were fine for summer hiking , awesome to carry in my backpack ,light when i traveled abroad to appalachians , patagonia but i tried using them in snow hiking at mt baldy for good 8mile hike up the bowl with snow buckets attached, it didnt have much bite into the snow or ice, the hand straps ended falling apart end of the day. I was disappointed, i ended up up ordering the black diamond treking shock poles for replacement for my snow hiking.
October 29, 2018
These poles are durable and get the job done. You can change the height and pack them up when you're done. They aren't the lightest on the market but are great poles for a great price!
July 7, 2018
Lightweight and durable
These trekking poles are great for backpacking - lightweight and durable. I'm 5'8" and I got the 120cm, but I found they were just a bit longer than I wanted. The 110cm would have definitely been too short though, so I just adjusted my grip down on the 120 and called it good!
May 30, 2018
Gets the job done
Not the lightest or most innovative, but works well and gets me up and down mountains. I use these for technical trail running and have been pretty stoked so far!