Black Diamnd Distance Carbon Z Poles & Close (esc)
Black Diamnd Distance Carbon Z Poles & Close (esc)
Black Diamnd Distance Carbon Z Poles & Close (esc)

Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles '22

Regular price $349.99


Black Diamond's lightest Z-Pole built for mountain athletes and weight conscious adventurers

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The Distance Carbon Z is Black Diamond's lightest Z-Pole engineered for those who travel fast.

With 100% carbon construction, the Distance Carbon Z features a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment.

Black Diamond have slimmed down the diameter of the poles, shaving weight and bulk without sacrificing durability.

The lightweight and supportive Distance strap is breathable and moisture wicking, the ultralight EVA grip has just the right amount of comfort and non-scarring rubber Tech Tips round out this piece as the ultimate in lightweight detail-driven pillar of pole technology.

Weight: 264-296 grams

  • 100% carbon fiber shafts
  • Z-pole fixed length construction with speed-cone deployment
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Collapsible design
  • Lightweight EVA foam grip and grip extension with breathable, moisture wicking strap made from recycled materials
  • Optimised joint support and stiffness for increased durability
  • Interchangeable tech tip compatible with both carbide and rubber tech tips included
  • Removable low-profile baskets for versatility
  • Z-Pole Snow Basket compatible
Length Collapsed Length  Weight Per Pair
110 cm (43 in) 33 cm (13 in) 264 g
115 cm (45 in) 37 cm (15 in) 272 g
120 cm (47 in)
40 cm (16 in) 280 g
125 cm (49 in) 42 cm (17 in) 288 g
130 cm (51 in) 44 cm (17 in) 296 g
Height (cm) Height (in) Suggested Z-Pole Length
< 147 <4 ft 10 100 cm
5 ft 1 105 cm
5 ft 4 110 cm
5 ft 7 115 cm
178 5 ft 10 120 cm
185.5 6 ft 1 125 cm
193 6 ft 4 130 cm
200.5 6 ft 7 135 cm

 Fit Guide:

How to measure

  • On flat ground: The top of the trekking pole handle should be at waist or hip level and your elbow at 90 degrees (see illustration)
  • 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


    For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats and oversized items:

    • All local orders over NZD $149 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
    • All local orders under NZD $149 are charged a flat fee of NZD $8 and are shipped using standard signature required service.
    • We mostly use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
    • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
    • Rural Address and PO box numbers please add business 2 days.
    • Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • Once your order has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.


    • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
    • Rural Address and PO Boxes, please add 2 more days.
    • We try our best to get your orders out to you ASAP, however, during our peak times (Christmas, Sale week etc), we may need an extra day to process them.
    • These estimates are for a perfect world when courier companies work on time and natural disasters and pandemics are at bay. Once it has left the shop it is sometimes up to the shipping gods!

     If you would like an update of Courier Network Status, please see these links:


    • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to or call us in-store and we will endeavour to change the address.
    • Please let us know before order cut off at 1pm daily.


    • We offer an in-store pick up service.
    • This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up.
    • You will be notified when your order is ready for collection.
    • Collection can be made during opening hours at 
      57A Buchan Street


    • Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is.
    • If you have not received a confirmation email within 24hrs, please check your junk box in your email, as some times we need to get in touch with you and emails do happen to end up in there!
    • Alternatively, speak to our order guru 'Bot-Bruce', and he can find the tracking details for you in the chat section of this pop-up. Just ask him, 'Where is my order?' and follow the prompts 🐻.



    • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $35 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).  Paddles are NZD $125 for 2 and 4 piece paddles and NZD $195 for 1 piece paddles.
    • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $90 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).
    • Standard delivery times for international orders can vary from 5 business days to 6 weeks.
    • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • International orders do not come with a signature delivery confirmation.
    • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


    • All orders are shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leave the next working day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items vary however are usually 2-6 weeks.


    • Need your boat shipped? No problem! Shipping is excluded at time of purchase. The team will calculate this separately after your purchase and contact you with the best rates for you at the time.

    • As a cost indication shipping typically starts at $99 for smaller boats and $150 for longer, larger boats. This is based on where in NZ your boat needs to go and which boat you purchase.
    • Boats are delivered to your nearest Mainfreight Depot for you to collect from there.


    If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will aim to get back to you the same day within business hours.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Awesome Poles

    Great service, awesome product

    Poles making the uphill seem better

    Probably worth a 5 star rating but I ordered them a size too small. They are light. They fold up and snap out eaily. They do a great job helping propel tired old bodies up hill and give some stability coming down.

    Jerome L.
    Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles '22

    So far so good. Very light.

    David M.
    Hill Climbing Poles

    Very light and strong. Fold up easily to fit on the back of my Osprey 4 pack.

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