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Black Diamond Distance Z
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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $199.95 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, easy to adjust, small packed size, light, versatileLightweight, packs compactly, comfortable grip, easily disassembledTough, comfortable, great locking, several tips and basketsLightweight, packs small, adjustableLightweight, short collapsed length, surprisingly durable
Cons ExpensiveExpensive, may be less durable than some aluminum modelsNot as light or packable as other polesNot as strong, durable, or comfortable as other optionsNo length adjustability, average grip comfort
Bottom Line With its short size, lightness, easy adjustability, and cozy grip, this pole is an easy Editors' Choice winnerThis pole made of lightweight carbon is our top-ranked trekking poleThis is a comfortable pole that will last a long timeThis is an adjustable pole for the gram-counting ultralight crowdThis is the best value in a lightweight pole, though it lacks the ability to adjust the length
Rating Categories Women's Micro Vario Carbon Leki Micro Vario Carbon Alpine Carbon Cork Black Diamond Distance Carbo... Black Diamond Distance Z
Comfort (20%)
10
10
10
6
6
Weight (20%)
6
6
5
8
9
Locking And Adjustability (15%)
10
10
9
7
3
Packed Size (15%)
9
9
6
10
10
Durability (15%)
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10
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8
Versatility (15%)
10
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Specs Women's Micro... Leki Micro Vario... Alpine Carbon Cork Black Diamond... Black Diamond...
Measured Weight Per Pair (ounces) 16.0 oz 16.4 oz 17.0 oz 13.4 oz 12.5 oz
Shaft Material Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon Aluminum
Min Length (inches) 15.5 in 15.5 in 24 in 13/15/17 in 13/14/16/17 in
Max Length (inches) 51 in 47 in 51 in 49.2 in 39/43/47/51 in
Pole Design Foldable Foldable Collapsible Foldable Foldable
Grip Material Foam Foam Cork Foam EVA foam
Locking Mechanism Speed​​Lock 2 Speed​​Lock 2 FlickLock Pro FlickLock Speed Cone deployment
Shock Absorbing? No No No No No
Baskets? Tip Attachments? Yes, tips and baskets Yes, tips and baskets Yes, carbide tips, trail baskets and snow baskets (sold separately) Yes, carbide tips, rubber tips, trail baskets and snow baskets (sold separately) Yes, rubber and carbide tips
Size Tested One size One size One size 105-125 cm 110 cm
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