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Ultra Distance Trekking Poles

$159.95 $95.97 USD


The ultimate in lightweight, folding pole technology, the Ultra Distance is optimized for endurance runners, fast packers and adventure trekkers.
Item# BD11213500001001
$159.95 $95.97 USD

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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
  • Three-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 4.6 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great design, but... I have used these in the field yet, but have played with them around the house. This is my second set of Z-poles, my wife claimed the first pair as her own after I let her borrow them. Love the carbon, love the Z-poles design, grips are okay, but the straps are whimpy. The only thing I really wish different, was an interchangeable basket, without having to step up to the adjustable pole. Still, I can live with it since these are for trekking and I have other BD ski poles. January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well made and very light! The poles are very well made and exceptionally light. For someone who is quite petite, this is a plus. However, the test will be when I use them during an ultra that I will be running in the summer. Thus far I am quite impressed! January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent equipment Used these every day, every minute, on the Camino and then Hadrian's Wall. Take 'em to bed with you, though; desirable equipment because of their great lightness. December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best trail running poles The poles are quite expensive but you're purchasing the best ones. Very lightweight, very compressive poles, excelent transport bag,... If you're a fanatic and you want the best (without bearing about the price) it is the best choice November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everyone wants my poles! Incredibly light, strong so far, fit easily in my day pack. My height fell into the middle range for 120 cm length but I find them too long for me. November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice light compact poles Perfect for light weight hiking and travel. They may be a little too flimsy if you are planning to hike with a big back or place a lot of weight on them going downhill. There are other Poles from BD better suited to that kind of stress. These however pack up small and weigh very little which is perfect for the occasional times I use poles for on the trail. October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by added energy!! I purchased these poles for my 80 year old Mother who loves to hike and get out of the house. Since I've used Black Diamond hiking poles for hunting many years now I knew how much they would help her. She recently went to Australlia and did several hikes while there. On one particular long and steep hike she said the hiking poles actually gave her added energy, and she was certain she couldn't have completed the hike with outhout them. The added energy is simply the energy you save by using them. She is so much more stable while using them and I feel a lot better having her out in the wilds now. Compact, light, and easy to fly with made it possible to let her take them in her luggage. Thanks Black Diamond for this life extending product for my family! October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by light, durable, compact These poles are an essential part of my ultra-running and fast-packing kit. They have seen me through tons of hard miles, including two Wasatch finishes. They are so light that it's another no-brainer to bring along on long runs and backpacking trips. They also have worked well when split between myself and a climbing partner used on longer climbing approaches. I had a little bit of a durability issue with one of the straps, but BD sent me a replacement, no problems. The poles deploy super quickly, no fiddling with adjustments at all. They pack away and stow easily on the outside or inside of a pack. I've had them for almost 3 years and they have a lot of life still in them. No other pole compares. October 14, 2014
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