Whether a classic ridge run is calling your name or a spicy day hike beckons, the Distance Z can answer the call. Our most affordable Z-pole features aluminum construction and a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment, so you’ll never miss out on a mountaintop sunset because you’re fiddling with your poles. Boasting new SlideLock technology, the Distance Z is now easier to lock your poles into position. Plus, we’ve improved joint support by 30%. Non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and a lightweight, EVA foam grip lend the Distance Z comfort and practicality.
SlideLock technology improves ease-of-use when locking your pole
Improved joint support and stiffness
Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip
Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
Three-section foldable design with speed-cone deployment
Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips
Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections.
Usable Length : [100 cm] 100 cm (39 in)
[110 cm] 110 cm (43 in)
[120 cm] 120 cm (47 in)
[130 cm] 130 cm (51 in)
Collapsed Length : [100 cm] 33 cm (13 in)
[110 cm] 36 cm (14 in)
[120 cm] 40 cm (16 in)
[130 cm] 43 cm (17 in)
Speed Cone technology comes from our 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.