Black Diamond Distance Z Trekking Pole Review

Some initial impressions of my new hiking poles. These weigh 13 oz in the 120 cm fixed length. UPDATE: Put 100km on these poles this weekend (much of it off trail) and the proved very durable. Love the compactness when stowed (in a packraft on the water or in a pack while climbing. The reason the straps are so long is, you’re supposed to but your hand in from the bottom of the loop with the strap in the “v” of your hand. Works much better this way.


Tom Henderson says:

Thanks for the review. I think the wrist straps are long because they are meant for your hand to go up through bottom of the strap and then you grip the handle with the strap between your hand and the handle. I am just realizing that this is really hard to put into words. Hopefully there is a picture or video online.

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