Black Diamond Equipment Ultra Distance Trekking Poles
Award winning and ultralight, the Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles are designed for high performance hiking and trail running. Garnering "Editor's Choice and "Best of category awards from Backpacker, Outside and National Geographic Magazines, these carbon fiber hiking poles offer three-section collapsibility for easy packing and hassle-free traveling. Black Diamond's Z-Pole folding design makes for easy breakdown, while their unique speed-cone design adds effortless deployment to their list of features. You can stow them on your pack and in your travel luggage without the added length or space required by standard trekking poles. The carbon fiber shafts deliver an unmatched strength-to-weight ratio, while the EVA foam grips offer all-day trekking comfort for your hands. There are even soft foam shaft grips, so you can choke up on one pole while traversing a steep slope. Whether you are focused on Nordic walking, trail running, mountain trekking or just an avid hiker, the advantages of hiking poles are undeniable. Treat yourself to the best with Black Diamond's carbon fiber Ultra Distance Trekking Poles. You'll hike faster, have better stability and reduce the potential for injury on your next adventure.
- Material: 100% carbon fiber shafts
- Three-section Z-Pole folding design
- Speed-cone deployment
- EVA Foam Grip
- Moisture wicking strap
- Non-slip foam mini grip extension for secure choke ups
- Includes interchangeable, non-marking Z-Pole Rubber Tips, Z-pole Carbide Tips
- Stow bag included
- Stopper basket with shaft catcher secures folded sections
- Sizes: 100 cm, 110 cm, 120 cm, 130 cm
- Collapsed Length: 33 cm, 13 in (100 cm); 36.5 cm, 14.4 in (110 cm); 39.5 cm, 15.6 in (120 cm); 43 cm, 17 in (130 cm)
- Weight (pair): 260 g, 9.2 oz (100 cm); 265 g, 9.3 oz (110 cm); 270 g, 9.5 oz (120 cm); 275 g, 9.7 oz (130 cm)
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Reviews - Black Diamond Equipment Ultra Distance Trekking Poles
Ultralight is an understatement. Feels like you're holding next to nothing. Haven't used in the mountains w/ a pack yet, but around the block worked perfectly. Very easy to use, although release button can be a little sticky to breakdown and fold poles. Unfolding poles is a snap to lockdown. Have some concerns about durability but I don't do much off trail stuff so hopefully won't be an issue. The carry bag for when they're broken down is a nice accessory - yet to see how they'll store in daypack when not in use. Definitely won't notice them when carrying in pack. Can't wait to use in the mountains and put them to the test.
So easy to use
When I set out to buy a trekking pole I look for two things: One is weight and the other is ease of use. This pole is lightest on the market and in terms of ease of use it is also the best. I tried other telescoping pole that you need to twist and turn to get the length right. It is annoying and takes forever to get it right. With this pole, you just buy the right length for your height and in two seconds, you are ready to go. It is that easy. Best trekking pole. Period.
Ultra Distance=Ultra lightweight
When I unpacked these poles my first reaction was disbelief on how lightweight they really are. They weigh next to nothing, and collapse down really small. Easy to adjust velcro straps, which make it a cinch to dial in the right fit and feel, especially with gloves. I previously purchased a pair of the BD Contour Elliptic Trail Compact Anti Shock, which is a much beefier pole. I will still use these when I know I am going to be punishing a set of poles, because I just don't know how much punishment these ultra-lightweight poles can take, but so far, so good! I'll be giving them a workout soon on a 3 week section of the AT, so we'll see just what they can take!