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Ultra Distance Trekking Pole



The ultimate in lightweight, folding pole technology, the Ultra Distance is optimized for endurance runners, fast packers and adventure trekkers.
Item# BD11213500001001

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From after-work trail runs to speed record attempts on the Appalachian Trail, the reliable, 3-season Black Diamond Ultra Distance trekking pole is our premier lightweight pole featuring 100% carbon fiber construction and our innovative Z-Pole technology. Providing the ultimate in packability, the revolutionary 3-section design features a coated inner cord, a single push-button release, and our speed cone technology for lightning-fast deployment-even while on the move. The lightweight EVA grip features a non-slip extension for quick choke-ups on steep terrain, and the interchangeable tips provide multi-surface versatility.

  • 100% carbon fiber construction
  • 3-section Z-Pole folding design with speed cone deployment
  • Lightweight EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking strap
  • Non-slip foam mini-grip extension for secure choke-ups
  • Includes interchangeable, non-marking rubber Tech Tips, carbide Tech Tips and stow bag
  • Stopper basket with shaft catcher secures folding sections
  • NOTE: 3-season Z-Poles do not accept, or have fittings for snow or powder baskets



Our Z-Pole Technology was born from our expertise in avalanche probes—by using a three-section shaft, a concealed inner Kevlar cord and innovative speed cones, our collapsible Z-Poles snap into place and lock with a single pull.

When not in use, a single push button releases the pole for compact storage.


Tech Specs

Series :   Z-Poles
Weight Per Pair :  
[100 cm] 280 g (9.9 oz)
[110 cm] 285 g (10 oz)
[120 cm] 290 g (10.2 oz)
[130 cm] 295 g (10.4 oz)
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] 33.5 cm (13.2 in)
[110 cm] 36.5 cm (14.4 in)
[120 cm] 40 cm (15.7 in)
[130 cm] 43.5 cm (17.1 in)

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light and comfortable I'm very pleased with Ultra Distance Trekking Poles. They are very light weight yet are holding up to trail abuse well. Comfortable grips and straps make them my go to three season poles. March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Adventure Travel Trekking Poles Having just returned from a 5 week expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic peninsula the UDT Poles are the best I have ever used! The ultra lightweight and super small folded size make these poles the best for adventure travel trekking! Amazingly durable for the weight. With airline checked baggage weight and size being critical for travelers these poles are the best. Kudos! February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A must for mountain running Last year I had a nagging leg injury, but I'm too cheap to not run a race that I've already paid to run. My brother gave me a pair of these poles to try out. They were awesome. Saved my legs on the steep downs of the Pocatello 50 and the El Vaquero Loco. Now I would not run a race or even complete a long training run without a pair of these ready for use (I'm a middle of the pack kinda guy, only concerned with finishing). I have also found these extremely handy when running trails where people don't control their dogs. February 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quality comes at a price Not exactly cheap, but great quality, great finish. Easy to fold inside the pack, which is prefect for climbing or mountaineering. In the hills, I tend to use one pole in one hand, and my axe in the other hand. The second pole folds small enough to keep it at hand under my pack's shoulder strap. Very nice product. Though, don't abuse it; it would be expensive to break it, and you can't bend it back straight as with the old aluminium pole. November 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superlight Fast Trekking I was a bit apprehensive switching from alloy poles to carbon. After 2 seasons, no regrets. These poles are superlight, compact, and incredibly easy to deploy. I appreciate the rubberized tips vs the loudly clicking carbide tips from my other poles. These tips seem to be holding up very well in the rocky terrain I travel. I protected the lower section of these poles by wrapping them with some packaging tape to avoid dings from rocks. Often times, I'll use fingerless gloves when I use poles and the S/M straps that came w/ these poles are a bit snug. BD mentioned that I could purchase M/L straps. Alas..... how about a strap exchange pgm? August 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Broke easily, not covered under warranty Very easily broken and BD will not warranty. The piece that broke on mine was the aluminum shaft after a very slight bump which seems to me to be a defect. Otherwise would be a great pole. August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great poles!! This is my third pair of BD trekking poles. I have my heavy duty ones for winter trips but I picked these up for my average hiking trips. The weight or lack there of is amazing. The Z Pole system is really cool as well!! June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Making a difference in the Quads When a race course screams altitude and the profile contains a series of drastic ascents and descents these poles come to the aid in saving the quads/legs for the later miles of a race or long training run. Lightweight and easy to break down and strap onto your pack, I find these the most helpful on my bigger mountain days. Providing extra stability and a bit more "umph" to get up the hills my legs thank me with a bit more energy to push on in the final miles. June 6, 2013
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