Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles

130cm Max. Length / Fixed Lengths / Packed Size: from 33cm
Weighs 148g (single pole, 120cm)
Code: SS18663
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Black Diamond's 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 says:

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.

Sold as a Pair

The Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole is the lightest collapsible pole that Black Diamond make, which means it's perfect for long-distance treks, speed hiking, and even ultra running. It's made of 100% carbon fiber, which keeps the weight down, and the collapsible shaft assembles with a quick pull so you can whip it out of your pack and be ready to go in a jiff.

The lightweight EVA handle and foam extension give you a comfortable grip and the ability to choke up on tricky or steep terrain, while the padded, breathable, and moisture wicking strap provides lightweight support during long, arduous days. The Carbon Z also comes complete with interchangeable carbide and rubber Tech Tips, so you can confidently cross anything without your poles letting you down.

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BD Information: Black Diamond's Trekking Pole range explained
  • Improved joint support and stiffness
  • More durable with added aluminum ring to protect carbon
  • Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip
  • Non-slip EVA foam mini grip extension
  • Three-section foldable design with speed-cone deployment
  • 100% carbon fiber construction
  • Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber tech tips and carbide tech tips
  • Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections

Collapsed Length:

  • 100 cm: 33cm
  • 110 cm: 36cm
  • 120 cm: 40cm
  • 130 cm: 43cm


  • 100 cm: 134g per pole, 268g per pair
  • 110 cm: 144g per pole, 288g per pair
  • 120 cm: 148g per pole, 296g per pair
  • 130 cm: 156g per pole, 312g per pair
  • Sold as a Pair
Showing our 2 Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles reviews with an average rating of Very Good. Would you like to write a review?
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
May 27, 2021 | David Ramsay
Light functional pole that does the job well

I have used these poles for a few years now. I have had to replace the tips as they wore down, which is a simple task. The poles perform well on trails and the lightness makes them easy on the wrist and arms while providing the stability and weight distribution nicely. They are durable and the locking mechanism does it's job.

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April 5, 2021 | John P
Light and easy to pack away

Bought these as they are really light, they also pack up small to stow away. I was worried they were so light that I would break them however they survived a tour of Iceland including helping me cross fast flowing (and very cold) rivers. Only negative, and the reason the rating is not higher, is that on pressing the button to collapse them I tend to trap the skin on my finger.

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