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Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair


    Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair

    The amazingly light Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole trekking poles incorporate a simple yet cutting-edge folding design that's ideal for thru-hikers, endurance runners and fast-packers. See details

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    The amazingly light Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole trekking poles incorporate a simple yet cutting-edge folding design that's ideal for thru-hikers, endurance runners and fast-packers.

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    The amazingly light Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole trekking poles incorporate a simple yet cutting-edge folding design that's ideal for thru-hikers, endurance runners and fast-packers.

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    The amazingly light Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole trekking poles incorporate a simple yet cutting-edge folding design that's ideal for thru-hikers, endurance runners and fast-packers.

    • Innovative folding Z-Pole system offers simple, compact and reliable support with a concealed inner cord, single push-button release and speed cone deployment
    • A quick pull on the grip, and the first pole section snaps and locks the 3 pole sections into place; flexible tube ends protect the Kevlar® center cord when folded
    • Easily replace and solidly secure pole tips with WaveLock™ tip connections
    • Right- and left-hand-specific straps are light, breathable and moisture-wicking; they feature breathable cutout windows and easy rip-and-stick adjustability
    • Inspired by snow probes, speed cones at the end of each pole section ensure strength, stability and super-fast deployment; each speed cone guides a pole section into place
    • Light, non-slip EVA foam grips feature foam extensions that allow poles to be held low during short side hill traverses
    • 100% carbon fiber shafts offer ultralight perfomance
    • Pole baskets feature shaft catchers to secure pole sections when folded
    • Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole trekking poles come with interchangeable, nonmarking rubber tips, carbide tips and a stow bag
    • Note: these three-season poles feature fixed baskets

    Specification for suggested height range are as follows:

    • 100 cm: Less than 5 ft. 1 in.
    • 110 cm: 5 ft. 1 in. - 5 ft. 7 in.
    • 120 cm: 5 ft. 8 in. - 5 ft. 11 in.
    • 130 cm: 6 ft.+

    Please note: Black Diamond products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair Specs
    100 CM110 CM120 CM130 CM
    Best use
    Carbon fiberCarbon fiberCarbon fiberCarbon fiber
    39 inches43 inches47 inches51 inches
    13.2 inches14.4 inches15.7 inches17.1 inches
    100 centimeters110 centimeters120 centimeters130 centimeters
    33.5 centimeters36.5 centimeters40 centimeters43.5 centimeters
    Push-button lockPush-button lockPush-button lockPush-button lock
    9.9 ounces10 ounces10.2 ounces10.4 ounces
    Shaft material
    Grip material
    Maximum length (in.)
    Minimum length (in.)
    Maximum length (cm)
    Minimum length (cm)
    Locking mechanism
    Shock absorbing
    Camera mount
    Weight per pair

    Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair

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    Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair is rated 4.381 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent, with one problem I bought these about 6 months ago and have used them 2-4 times a week. They are excellent poles with one problem: The rip-and-stick adjustment does not allow me to make them as long as they should be for the lower grip when I'm wearing heavy gloves, and I can't use heavy mitts (necessary on bitter cold mornings) with them at all.
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome poles Got these to upgrade an old 'BD Trail' pair of poles. These are crazy lightweight which I never complained about with my older poles but instantly noticed how much lighter my hands were on the trail using these. They are stiffer than my heavier poles which I was worried about. I know carbon fiber has excellent strength for its weight but I was very timid at first thinking that these were still just too light to be structurally sound. I still have worries that even though they are sturdy on the trail that they will not last as long as my heavier ones but I will speak to that durability when I have a better idea of it. So far they are just great though.
    Date published: 2014-04-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from straps too small My husband bought a pair of these poles while we were hiking in Tucson. They worked well and are lightweight. I worry about the instruction that any damage to the pole may weaken the integrity/structure of the pole. Unless you hike in a rockless area it is difficult to avoid some scratches and scrapes with rocks on the sides of the trail. The most negative thing about the poles is that they apparently come with a standard SM/MED strap, which does not allow you to grasp the handle at a lower position or fit with gloves even at the fully expanded velcro position. A larger strap is not available through REI so I was advised to contact Black Diamond. In doing so the BD Customer Service Representative informed me I could buy 2 new straps at $15 each. This added $30 to an already expensive pole. I had to return them to REI because I did not feel they were worth the value.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and useful My wife and I used these poles for several easy 14er routes and miscellaneous hikes in the Colorado Rockies this year. Very easy to assemble, super light, yet strong enough to provide meaningful third balance point. They collapse down to a short package easy to strap packside when not being used. Only ding is that the tiny string connecting the adjustable wrist strap to the pole head broke after about 12 miles use. Replace it with a short loop of small diameter accessory cord. I'd use burlier poles, a few ounces heavier, like MSRs, for snowshoeing.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just light! Used them last week to do the "O" circuit at Torres Del Paine, Chile. As stiff as any standard poles but much, much lighter; you forget you are carrying them. No doubt, the best trekking poles I ever had!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price if you're going light. I found out that light poles can make a difference when I didn't carry a pair on a hike; high step-ups at the end that I thought would be harder without poles were actually easier - because I hadn't been tiring myself out with poles for the past 11 miles, and had more juice left. (Poles are an upper-body workout.) That's when I knew I was getting these (the bennies outweigh the above disadvantage). A few ounces mean a lot. These are so light I just tote them in my hands for stretches I'm not using them. They're the only poles I'll use for trail runs, because they're the only ones light enough. If you don't use poles for trail runs, a few strides with these serve as your introuction, and from then on, you're using them, period. You'll see scratches on the shaft if you hike anywhere with rocks and such. Can't say what that means for long-term durability, but so far it seems not to worry about. The more superficial ones almost seem to self-heal. Take the pole bag with you; it's a handy way to store them should you decide to. The speed cones not only make for quick deployment and breakdown but also for a pole that doesn't unexpectedly collapse on you when you plant it. I thought the choke-up extensions on the handle looked too small to be useful. (I choke up a lot.) No worries; they work fine. If you are lightening up your hiking kit, don't neglect the poles; these are as light as they get, and so far, exceed the performance of any others I've used. Ounces do count; and cutting them here makes a noticeable difference.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great until it breaks I have another pair of Black Diamond poles, which work great, but took this on my fastpacking John Muir Trail hike this summer. I wasn't particularly moving fast, but while crossing large boulders over a stream, slipped, fell and without putting much of my skinny 120 pounds on one of the poles, it snapped near the handle. (I run 100 mile trail races over often technical terrain without poles several times a year and would not call myself a klutz.) There were many miles and passes to go. Duct tape from someone coming the opposite direction helped keep it together, but the locking mechanism was also ruined so it would fold often. So while these work great, they aren't very durable. The REI return policy rocks, but I felt so guilty. I am not buying these again; am going for something a little heavier but stronger.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need to use them more Wonderfully light weight folding poles. Easy to pack in suitcase or backpack. Only used a few times. Probably not geared to heavy use, or super steep terrain. May be fragile. Interchangeable tips are stored in a little pocket in the carry sleeve. Impossible to twist the tips off with your hands. Need a pliers. Definitely hard to figure out. Need better directions.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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