If trekking poles are a mountain runner's "samurai swords," then the Black Diamond Distance Carbon is the Hattori Hanzo edition.
Designed in collaboration with BD Athlete Joe Grant, the fixed-length Distance Carbon weighs in at only 95 grams per pole (120 cm), making it the lightest pole Black Diamond has ever produced.
The touch-points are minimal, though carefully placed, such as the subtle mid-shaft ring for balance and grip while carrying the pole horizontally.
The slimmed Distance Grip consists of an ultralight, durable EVA foam, and the tip has been completely redesigned to a lower profile that also accepts z-pole snow baskets.
Simply put, these poles are engineered to go fast, whether you're 10 hours into an ultra, or linking peaks in fast and light style.
100% carbon fiber shafts
Fixed length construction
Incredibly lightweight running pole: 95 grams/pole (120cm)
Lightweight EVA foam grip and minimal grip extension with breathable, moisture-wicking strap
Mid-shaft ring for horizontal carrying balance and grip
Interchangeable tech tip compatible with rubber tech tips included
Z-Pole Snow Basket compatible
|110 cm (43 in)|
|115 cm (45.27 in)|
|120 cm (47 in)|
|125 cm (49.21 in)|
|130 cm (51 in)|
|Weight Per Pair|
|[110 cm] 182 g (6.4 oz)|
|[115 cm] 186 g (6.6 oz)|
|[120 cm] 190 g (6.8 oz)|
|[125 cm] 194 g (6.8 oz)|
|[130 cm] 198 g (7 oz)|
To find your perfect pole length, let your ark hand down. Lift your forearm until your arm is bent in a 90 angle (forearm is parallel to the floor) Clench a fist like you hold a stick. Now measure the distance between the floor and the upper side of your fist. Check the size chart to get your ideal pole. If you intend to go a lot uphill and downhill, you may consider buying poles that are easy to adjust the length.
Black Diamond trekking poles: How to choose the perfect length