Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gear: Black Diamond Z Trekking Poles

How To Video: Black Diamond Z-Poles from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

It was only a matter of time before someone would look at a tent pole and say, "Hmmm, zat tent pole is very nize. We can use z same technology in our trekking polez."

Enter the Black Diamond Z, Z trekking pole that collapses like a tent pole, making it zuper compact.

Things to know about these poles:
They come in three different models:
Ultra Distance- Super lightweight carbon and winner of Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award.
Distance FL- Aluminum shafts with FlickLock adjustability.
Distance- A great pole that's easy on the wallet.

Things we like about these poles:
Kevlar inner cords for durability.
Über compact.
Crazy light.
Interchangeable rubber and carbide tips.
Signature Black Diamond quality.

Things we'd like to see from these poles:
An integrated tent/tarp system. An umbrella attachment (for the carbon model).

If you're in the market for a new set of trekking poles, or you just bought a pair of z's and you'd like to familiarize with your new sticks, then check out the vid. It's cool.


tracy and Jen said...

Kan I yous dem fur valking der hundin?

Chris P. said...

Ya, and you can fische vis zem too!