Black Diamond’s Distance Carbon Z is our lightest Z-Pole engineered for those who travel fast. With 100% carbon construction, the Distance Carbon Z weighs just 9 ounces and features a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment. We’ve improved the Distance Carbon Z’s joint support making them 30% stiffer, and they’re now more durable with reinforcements around the locking mechanism and upper shaft. Non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and a lightweight, EVA foam grip round out this pole as a lightweight detail-driven pillar in pole tech.
Improved joint support and stiffness
More durable with added aluminum ring to protect carbon
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
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.