Whether a classic ridge run is calling your name or a spicy day hike beckons, the Distance Z can answer the call. Our most affordable Z-pole features aluminum construction and a three-section foldable design that allows for fast-response deployment, so you’ll never miss out on a mountaintop sunset because you’re fiddling with your poles. Boasting new SlideLock technology, the Distance Z is now easier to lock your poles into position. Plus, we’ve improved joint support by 30%. Non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and a lightweight, EVA foam grip lend the Distance Z comfort and practicality.
Features: SlideLock technology improves ease-of-use when locking your pole Improved joint support and stiffness Lightweight, EVA foam grip with breathable, moisture-wicking grip Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension Three-section foldable design with speed-cone deployment Aluminum construction Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections. Series : Distance Weight Per Pair : [100 cm] 342 g (12.1 oz) [110 cm] 355 g (12.5 oz) [120 cm] 370 g (13.1 oz) [130 cm] 402 g (14.2 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 cm (13 in) [110 cm] 36 cm (14 in) [120 cm] 40 cm (16 in) [130 cm] 43 cm (17 in)
I lost my hiking poles, and needed a replacement. Because of arthritis in my fingers my old poles were difficult to open. With these just pull back the ring, slide the poll in and it folds up extremely easily. I no longer need to ask for help!! They are light, strong, and effective hiking poles. Love them!
I used these on the GR20 in Corsica, and I loved them. Quick to assemble/disassemble, lightweight enough that I could just lift them up with my wrists instead of holding them in the center, when walking through tight spots. Super strong. A few times I lost my balance, carrying a 16kg pack, and put all my weight on one of these poles, and they took all the weight just fine. Walking up very steep sections, I could use the bottom part of the handles and it was actually really comfortable. Really happy with these poles.
I've been through several pairs of trekking poles and these are the only ones I've ever bought a second pair of. They are awesome! The folding systems makes them super-compact and they are much lighter than telescoping models. Even when I've had telescoping poles in the past, I found that I didn't use that feature. I can get all the length range I need by just changing my grip and they stash away much more conveniently when I don't need them.
I bought these poles for some of my mountain runs. They deploy and fold up very fast and fit perfectly into my Raidlight hydration pack. I did purchase the optional carbide tips and would highly recommend them to anyone purchasing these poles. I am not quite to the pro level of mountain racing, so I bought the aluminum instead of carbon fiber because I don't really care about a few extra ounces.
I just backpacked through Maryland on the Appalachian Trail, Maryland is very rocky, these trekking pole performed better than I expected. The temps were in the 90’s and I was able to maintan a good grip with sweaty hands.