Review of Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole

Black Diamond is one of the best pole manufacturers in the business. Known for their easy locking mechanisms, powerful anti-shock systems and overall durable poles, the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole comes complete with almost all of the features you need, with very few significant issues and a history of being reliable tools for trekking across tough terrain. Though these poles may be slightly overpriced, they are still great trekking poles that should benefit both experienced and casual lovers of the outdoors.

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Z-Poles, 100
  • Three-section foldable design with speed-cone deployment
  • More durable with added aluminum ring to protect carbon
  • 100% carbon fiber construction
  • Country Of Origin : Taiwan

Features of the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles

·        Very compact pole that can shrink to a small, easy to manage size.

·        Highly adjustable with the patented FlipLock systems.

·        Increased pole stiffness for less bending/breaking.

·        Super-lightweight – just 9oz

·        Non-scarring rubber tech tips

·        Extra padding across the entirety of the grip.

·        100% Carbon construction.


The pro of every Black Diamond pole is the FlipLock system that allows you to easily change the length of the pole in the middle of your stride. This makes going up and down hill extremely easy without having to stop to make any time consuming adjustments to the length of the pole.

In addition, the grip of the Black Diamond trekking pole is very comfortable, with a great deal of padding for those that appreciate a softer grip. The aluminum shaft is able to withstand a fair amount of pressure (though improper use may bend or break the pole). The pole is also very light weight, which – while it makes the pole a bit more fragile – combines with its compact design to make it easy to carry with you when you are not using it. The pole is available in a number of lengths (1m, 100cm, 120cm and 130cm), so it can meet your most walkers demands.


The Black Diamond Spire Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole is hard to fault. Its not the cheapest but the button that enables you to collapse the pole has a tendency to stick if not lubricated. Despite the fact that they are made from 100% carbon fiber there are also a few reports of the poles cracking.

Overall Impressions

The price of the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole seems to be based primarily off of its name, as Black Diamond is still one of the best trekking pole manufacturers available. However, it is hard to argue that the price is too expensive because the pole itself is sturdy, reliable, easily adjustable and comfortable – all of the things that someone looks for from a trekking pole. If you are willing to spend the extra money, the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Pole is a great pole, but if you prefer greater dollar for dollar value it may be too overpriced for your tastes.