Jun 16

Gear: Black Diamond Z Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Z trekking poles

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.
Über compact.
Crazy light.
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.


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    tracy and Jen
    June 17, 2011 at 12:22 am ·

    Kan I yous dem fur valking der hundin?

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    Chris P.
    June 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm ·

    Ya, and you can fische vis zem too!

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