The pinnacle of Black Diamond trekking pole technology for ultralight backpackers, the 100% carbon fiber Ultra Distance will take on anything from after-work trail runs to speed record attempts on the Appalachian Trail. The 3-section folding Z-pole design enables superb packability, and a quick upward pull on the handgrip is all that's required to deploy them back to full length. The lightweight EVA foam grip features a non-slip extension for quick choke-ups on steep terrain, and the interchangeable tips provide multi-surface versatility. Note, however, that 3-season Z-poles do not include or have fittings for snow/powder baskets. Sized in ten-centimeter increments; each size is a fixed length with no adjustment.
With a weight per pair as low as 280 grams, the Ultra Distance will hold you up without weighing you down.
Feature list from Black Diamond:
- 100% carbon fiber construction
- 3-section Z-Pole folding design with speed cone deployment
- Lightweight EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking strap
- Non-slip foam mini-grip extension for secure choke-ups
- Includes interchangeable, non-marking rubber Tech Tips, carbide Tech Tips and stow bag
- Stopper basket with shaft catcher secures folding sections
Usable Length Collapsed Length Weight Per Pair 100 cm / 39 in 33.5 cm / 13.2 in 280 g / 9.9 oz 110 cm / 43 in 36.5 cm / 14.4 in 285 g / 10 oz 120 cm / 47 in 40 cm / 15.7 in 290 g / 10.2 oz 130 cm / 51 in 43.5 cm / 17.1 in 295 g / 10.4 oz
ABOUT BLACK DIAMOND
Black Diamond is all about climbing and skiing. The company traces its roots back to 1957, when pioneering rock climber Yvon Chouinard started making pitons on a backyard anvil. In 1989, Chouinard Equipment Ltd. became Black Diamond Equipment, and these days the company offers a vast array of equipment for all kinds of mountain activities.
Here at GearX.com, we sell more Black Diamond items than any other brand. From avalanche gear to Z-Poles, Black Diamond has the right tools for your adventure.
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Year Spring 2013