Combining the compactibility of a 3-section Z-Pole with the adjustability of FlickLock®, the Distance FLZ is an excellent choice for long hikes, steep approaches, stream crossings or for supporting your tarp shelter. Now with improved joint support and our new SlideLock technology, the Distance FLZ is a three-season pole built for the mountains. Like a good adventure partner, the Distance FLZ is strong when you aren't, supportive when you're bonking and easily adjustable when the terrain calls for adaptability. Now combining our new SlideLock technology, which makes locking and collapsing the pole even easier, with FlickLock® adjustability, the Distance FLZ is a mainstay for hard-hitting mountain adventurers. The upgraded Distance FLZ is also 30% stiffer with improved joint support. The pole's three-section foldable design allows for fast-response deployment, making the Distance FLZ the ultimate, adaptable three-season pole with durable aluminum construction.
Z-POLE RAPID DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM
Speed Cone technology comes from our expertise in avalanche probe design a 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.
Good quality light weight hiking polesBy: Richard on 6 February 2019Good quality light weight hiking poles .. I like the grip but the strap might be too thin for some users .. is nice to have the option (included) of carbide tips for ice .. but the baskets appear not to be replaceable on this particular design. Small pack size and light for the right price. Somewhere in the Black Diamond range is a pole to suit every hiker. Fast despatch and arrived the next day.
Review of Review Black Diamond Distance FLZ HikingBy: Diane McPhail on 25 August 2018We do a lot of walking, domestically and internationally. This is my third set of Z poles, and they have even more improvements to update the previous poles. I prefer these because they are strong, easily adjusted for length (without having to stop walking or climbing), easy to pack in a suitcase or backpack, easy to fold and short enough when folded to be able to carry without catching vegetation or other walkers' legs. The handles and straps are perfect for my hands and easy to wash and I always make sure I have the Right or Left pole in the correct hand.
By: Amanda Hansen on 17 April 2018Poles are lightweight, & I love the ability to fold up & tuck away with quick ease after a couple of practices. Purchased in a great special. I havnt had long enough to review the durability.