Black Diamond's Ultra Mountain Carbon Trekking Poles are a tough, mountain version of their Z-Poles, with extra comfy wrist straps and a choice of baskets and tips.
Black Diamond says:
Whether your mission is a long trek toting a heavy pack or getting a few powder laps touring in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Ultra Mountain Carbon pole combines lightweight, 100% carbon fiber construction and Z-Pole compactability into the ultimate 4-season package. When compacted, the Ultra Mountain Carbon easily fits in your pack, and our innovative speed cone technology allows for deployment in just seconds. We included Trekking Baskets and Compactor Powder Baskets to easily transition from summer to winter endeavors.
Sold as a pair.
Black Diamond's Ultra Mountain Carbon trekking poles are a tough, mountain version of their Ultra-Distance poles, they're heavier but are designed for comfort and durability rather than pure weight reduction. You can see this instantly in the wrist straps, which are substantially padded with an external buckle adjustment - if you get frustrated with the difficulty of adjusting straps inside the handle of trekking poles, then this will be a welcome feature.
The Z-poles deploy very easily and quickly, and they achieve a very small packsize that means they can be stowed inside your rucksack, this is handy for travelling and even taken Z-poles in aircraft hand luggage.
The Ultra Distance Carbon poles come with a choice of standard or snow baskets and a choice of interchangeable carbide or rubber tips, these simply screw and unscrew out of the bottom of the poles.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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When not in use, a single push button releases the pole for compact storage.