It was only a matter of time before someone would look at a tent pole and say, “Hmmm, zat tent pole is very nize. We can use z same technology in our trekking polez.”
Enter the Black Diamond Z, Z trekking pole that collapses like a tent pole, making it zuper compact.
Things to know about these poles:
They come in three different models:
Ultra Distance– Super lightweight carbon and winner of Backpacker Magazine‘s Editor’s Choice Award.
Distance FL– Aluminum shafts with FlickLock adjustability.
Distance– A great pole that’s easy on the wallet.
Things we like about these poles:
Kevlar inner cords for durability.
Interchangeable rubber and carbide tips.
Signature Black Diamond quality.
Things we’d like to see from these poles:
An integrated tent/tarp system. An umbrella attachment (for the carbon model).
If you’re in the market for a new set of trekking poles, or you just bought a pair of z’s and you’d like to familiarize with your new sticks, then check out the vid. It’s cool.