Our lightest Z-Pole built for mountain athletes and weight conscious adventurers, the Distance Carbon Z is now stronger with improved joint support and more durable, making it the ultimate in folding-pole performance. Black Diamond's Distance Carbon Z is our lightest Z-Pole engineered for those who travel fast. With 100% carbon construction, the Distance Carbon Z weighs just 9 ounces and features a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment. We've improved the Distance Carbon Z's joint support making them 30% stiffer, and they're now more durable with reinforcements around the locking mechanism and upper shaft. Non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and a lightweight, EVA foam grip round out this pole as a lightweight detail-driven pillar in pole tech.
Weight Per Pair:
[100 cm] 273 g (9.6 oz)
[110 cm] 284 g (10 oz)
[120 cm] 298 g (10.5 oz)
[130 cm] 315 g (11.1 oz)
[100 cm] 100 cm (39 in)
[110 cm] 110 cm (43 in)
[120 cm] 120 cm (47 in)
[130 cm] 130 cm (51 in)
[100 cm] 33 cm (13 in)
[110 cm] 36 cm (14 in)
[120 cm] 40 cm (16 in)
[130 cm] 43 cm (17 in)
Z-POLE RAPID DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM
Speed Cone technology comes from our expertise in avalanche probe designa key component of Z-Poles' stiffness and fast deployment. Simply grab the grip and the first shaft section, and pull them away from each other. The pole will snap into place and lock. Each Speed Cone guides a shaft section into place, and stiffens the joint when the pole is locked. Protective, flexible tube ends cover the pole's Kevlar® center cord when folded.
Since 1957, Black Diamond have pioneered innovative outdoor adventure gear.
Black Diamond climbing gear is world-renowned, and since their establishment they have expanded their range to include hiking poles, tents, headlamps and lanterns.
With dedication and diligence, Black Diamond’s team of experts live and breathe climbing and skiing, and it’s this hands on, energetic approach that allows them to create exceptional products that test convention and deliver impressive results on the field, time and time again.
DISABILITY FRIENDLY MOBILITY SOLUTIONBy: STEWART BURTON on 8 October 2019Black Diamond carbon Z hiking poles are lightweight, easily transported with a 3 section fold up design, disability friendly mobility solution and have a definite synergy with mobility issues.
Review of Black Diamond Carbon Z Lightweight HikinBy: Tanya Simpson on 21 August 2019Great poles. Very Lightweight. I like that they are so compact. Although they are a bit expensive. I did notice the difference between my old, cheaper poles and these. I used them for the first time on part of the Coastal High 50 Course and was impressed with how much impact they took off my legs and back going uphill and downhill. I will definitely being using them for the upcoming Coastal High 50 last klms from Numinbah to Appletree stairs.
Review of Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z LightweiBy: Leanne McLauchlan on 23 April 2019I bought these for hiking big hills on trail running events. Have only used them a few times but am loving them so far. Super light, super easy to assemble and pack away while on the move and comfortable to use. Bought them on sale and they were delivered within a few days. Great service from Wild Earth.
Love these Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z HikingBy: Julie Steele on 20 April 2019Until entering the Buffalo Stampede Sky Marathon, I had never used poles during trail running. However, with the brutally steep ascents and descents on the dry irregular and shifting rocky surfaces during the marathon, these poles were my saviour! So light to carry and extremely easy to put together and pull apart while running I can't recommend them highly enough. I was concerned they might be too long but the length proved ideal for going both up and down hills. Not cheap but they were worth every cent and saved me several times from possible injury going down those unstable slopes.
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z walking polesBy: Chris Symons on 9 March 2019Extremely lightweight. So easy to pack, and amazing to open. Just open the poles and pull on the top. Just brilliant.