Combining ultralight carbon construction with Z-Pole technology and FlickLock® adjustability, the 2019 Distance Carbon FLZ is now stiffer and more durable, making it the ultimate pole in adjustable, folding performance.
When the ounces matter on light and fast hikes or mountain runs, the lightweight, highly adaptable Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ delivers. The Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ is the premium pole for fully adjustable, folding performance. Now with improved joint support (making them 30% stiffer) and greater durability thanks to added reinforcements around the locking mechanism and upper shaft, this highly adaptable trekking pole delivers 100% carbon construction, FlickLock® adjustability and a three-section foldable shaft. Combined with interchangeable, non-scarring Tech Tips and a lightweight EVA foam grip, your grasp and traction will be solid.
- Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip
- Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
- Three-section foldable shaft with speed cone deployment
- FlickLock adjustability
- 100% carbon fiber construction
- Improved joint support and stiffness
- Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips
- Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections
- Sold as pair
Usable Length [95-110 cm]: 37-43" (95-110 cm)
Collapsed Length [95-110 cm]: 13.4" (34 cm)
Weight per Pair [95-110 cm]: 11.7 oz (332 g)
Suggested Height Range [95-110 cm]: <5'1" to 5'7"
Usable Length [105-125 cm]: 41-49" (105-125 cm)
Collapsed Length [105-125 cm]: 14.6" (37 cm)
Weight per Pair [105-125 cm]: 12.7 oz (360 g)
Suggested Height Range [105-125 cm]: <5'1" to 5'11"
Usable Length[120-140 cm]: 47-55" (120-140 cm)
Collapsed Length [120-140 cm]: 15.7" (40 cm)
Weight per Pair [120-140 cm]: 13.6 oz (385 g)
Suggested Height Range [120-140 cm]: 5'8" to 6' +
Z-POLE RAPID DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM
- Concealed inner cord
- Single push-button release to collapse the pole
- One-pull, Speed Cone deployment
Speed Cone technology comes from Black Diamond's expertise in 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. Protective, flexible tube ends cover the pole’s Kevlar® center cord when folded.
Simply flick the lock open, set the length and flick the lock closed—a quick, tight and easily accomplished task, even with gloved hand.
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.