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Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair

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The superlight Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Pole trekking poles combine a revolutionary folding design with time-tested FlickLock adjustability, offering support for backpacking and stream crossings.

  • Innovative folding Z-Pole system offers simple, compact and reliable support with a concealed inner cord, single push-button release and speed cone deployment
  • 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
  • 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 cut-out windows and easy rip-and-stick adjustability
  • Light, non-slip EVA foam grips feature foam extensions that allow poles to be held low during short side hill traverses
  • Single FlickLock® near the grip of each pole offers 8 in. of adjustable length
  • Aluminum shafts are superlight and durable
  • Pole baskets feature shaft catchers to secure pole sections when folded; ; note: baskets are fixed in place and cannot be switched out for snow or powder baskets
  • Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Pole trekking poles come with interchangeable, nonmarking rubber tips, carbide tips and a stow bag

Specifications for suggested height range are as follows:

  • 105-125 cm: 5 ft. 4 in. - 5 ft. 11 in.
  • 120-140 cm: 6 ft.+


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Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair Specs
Best use
41 - 49 / 47 - 55 inches
14.6 / 16.5 inches
105 - 125 / 120 - 140 centimeters
37 / 42 centimeters
Combination lock
15.7 / 16.23 ounces
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Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pair

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Black Diamond Distance FL Z-Pole Trekking Poles - Pairis rated4.0out of5by1.
Rated4out of5byfromThe best poles.....and the worst gripsLet me start by saying that these poles are fantastic. They fold down shorter than anything else on the market, they are light, they have great adjustability, and they are a great value. They have one major flaw. The design of how the wrist straps attach to the poles is unique in that the strap attaches to a small cord that attaches to each side of the grip. I've never seen this done on any other trekking pole. I assume it was done to save weight, but it completely ruins the way the strap works. This system allows the strap to slide about 180 degrees around the grip, so the grip can spin in your hand while hiking. It took me a while to figure out what was happening, but it resulted in the grip being pressed against my thumb joint and causing a lot of pain after a mile or two. It is a shame that Black Diamond put such a strange strap system on such a great pole, but they ruined it for me. So why did I give this pole 4 stars? The rest of the pole is so fantastic, that I couldn't give it up. I ended up buying Leki grips and installing them on these poles. Now I think I have the best grip and pole combination money can buy. You have to have a pretty amazing pole to make someone go to that much trouble to keep it. I hope that others are able to tolerate the grips on these poles. If so, I'd highly recommend them, but give them a good try in the store first. They are quite different.
Date published: 2012-09-13

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