Save 25% - Black Diamond Ultra Distance 2014 Trekking Pole

Our lightest Z-Pole, the Black Diamond Ultra Distance, is the ultimate in lightweight, folding-pole technology — optimized specifically for thru-hikers, endurance runners, or fast-packers.

Backpacker Magazine called them “…the best carbon poles we’ve ever tested.”

You don’t have the ability to adjust the length, but many hikers find switching lengths on uphill or downhill stretches to be inconvenient anyway. What you do have is a super light set of quality poles that fold down to 13 inches.

The 3-section, 100% carbon fiber shaft’s speed cone deployment is simple and secure: 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.

The poles come with a lightweight EVA foam grip with mini-grip extension, a breathable, moisture-wicking strap, interchangeable, non-marking Z-Pole Rubber Tips, Z-Pole Carbide Tips and a stow bag.

Price $118.95/Pair No. 4041C

110 cm - Usable Length: 110 cm /43 inches. Collapsed Length: 36.5 cm / 14.4 inches. Weight per Pair: 265 g / 9.3 oz

120 cm - Usable Length: 120 cm /47 inches. Collapsed Length: 39.5 cm / 15.6 in ches. Weight per Pair: 270 g / 9.5 oz

130 cm - Usable Length: 130 cm /51 inches. Collapsed Length: 43 cm / 17 inches. Weight per Pair: 275 g / 9.7 oz

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