Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z

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Sizes on the website are in US sizes

With 100% carbon construction, the Carbon Z is super light and features a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment, so you'll never miss out on a personal record because you're fiddling with your poles.

Non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and a lightweight, EVA foam grip round out this pole as a lightweight detail-driven pillar in pole tech.

Weight: 280 - 295g




  • Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip

  • Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension

  • Three-section foldable design with speed-cone deployment

  • 100% carbon fiber construction

  • Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips

  • Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections

Z-Pole Rapid Deployment System

Speed Cone technology comes is based on the avalanche probe design a key component of Z-Poles' stiffness and fast deployment. 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.

  • Concealed inner cord

  • Single push-button release to collapse the pole

  • One-pull, Speed Cone deployment

  • Protective, flexible tube ends cover the pole’s Kevlar® center cord when folded


Height (cm) / Pole Length (cm)

<154 / 100

154 - 171 / 110

172 - 182 / 120

183+ / 130

How to Measure

For Walking, hiking and backpacking: Stability and support matter most. Size up if you're right on a size cusp.

For Running: Uphill propulsion matters most. Size down if you're right on a size cusp.