The Black Diamond Distance FLZ combines the compactibility of a 3 section Z-Pole with the adjustability of the flickLock Pro. Ideal for long hikes, steep approaches and stream crossings.
Black Diamond says:
Like a good adventure partner, the Black Diamond Distance FLZ is strong when you aren’t, supportive when you’re bonking and easily adjustable when the terrain calls for adaptability.
Taking the crossover expertise of the Distance Z and adding FlickLock Pro adjustability, the Distance FLZ is a mainstay for hard-hitting mountain athletes. Pole-locking is secure, fast and easy, and a three-section foldable design allows for fast-response deployment.
Black Diamond say that these poles are good for 'bonking' but we're not quite sure what that is. But if your after a lightweight, collapsible and adjustable pole for your adventures then the Distance FLZ is for you.
The Trekking Pole features aluminium construction with a collapsible shaft that assembles with a quick pull so you can whip it out of your pack and be ready to go in a jiff. Unlike the Carbon Z model, this one has FlickLock Pro adjustability which allows you to adjust the pole lengths quickly with no hassle.
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 Distance FLZ also comes complete with interchangeable carbide and rubber Tech Tips, so you can confidently cross anything without your poles letting you down.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
Note: The spare tips are carbide. They are included but are easily missed - the trekking poles are secured to the packaging with a wide velcro band, this has a tiny pocket in it which has the carbide tips inside.