UGO TOP PICK - Distance FLZ Trekking Poles Adjustable z-pole, that offers portability and adaptability, a solid reliable pair of walking poles and one of our Top Picks
Black Diamond says:
Combining the amazing packability of a Z-Pole with Flicklock® adjustability, the Distance FLZ is an excellent choice for trail runs, steep scrambles and long hikes. The Distance FLZ utilizes our lightweight and supportive Distance strap that’s breathable and moisture wicking, making the Distance FLZ a durable, lightweight trekking machine ready for adventure.
I’m a very recent convert to z-poles, having always used a more traditional pole in the past, they are definitely a game-changer for me. The main draw for me is how packable they are, they are able to stuff in to a side pocket of your pack as opposed to traditional poles that need to be stashed on the outside, but what put me off in the past was that they were not adjustable.
However, these black diamond poles offer the best of both worlds, a 3-section z-pole design, with an adjustable section at the top, meaning you get the adaptability on the trail, and the portability on your way to the trail.
They are incredibly light and feel great in the hand all day, the strap is breathable and adjusts very easily. They are very strong and I have no hesitation putting my full weight on the poles, even with a full backpack
For me, the main selling point is the adjustability of the pole, when I’m backpacking, I almost always take a trekking pole tent like the Luna Solo, so having the ability to adjust my pitch is key, especially in bad weather.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Improved joint support and stiffness
- Three-section foldable shaft with speed cone deployment and FlickLock® adjustability
- Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips
- Removable low-profile baskets for versatility
- Z-Pole Snow Basket compatible
- Available in 110, 125, and 140cm lengths
- 95-110cm pole weighs: 208g
- 110-125cm pole weighs: 214g
- 125-140cm pole weighs: 227g
- 95-110cm collapsed size: 34cm
- 110-125cm collapsed size: 37cm
- 125-140cm collapsed size: 41cm
Material & Construction
- Lightweight EVA foam grip and grip extension with breathable, moisture wicking strap made from recycled materials
- Aluminum construction