The Distance Z is Black Diamonds most affordable Z-Pole designed for everyday use by trail runners, day hikers and backpackers.
Black Diamond says:
Whether a classic ridge run is calling your name or a spicy day hike beckons, Black Diamond’s Distance Z can answer the call. Our most affordable Z-pole, it features aluminum construction and a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment, so you’ll never miss out on a mountaintop sunset because you’re fiddling with your poles.
Non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and a lightweight, EVA foam grip lend the Distance Z comfort and practicality.
If your after an affordable, lightweight and collapsible pole for your adventures then the Distance Z is for you. The Distance Z 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.
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 Z 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
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.