Combining the compactibility of a 3-section Z-Pole with the adjustability of FlickLock®, the 2019 Distance FLZ is an excellent choice for long hikes, steep approaches, stream crossings, or for supporting your tarp shelter. Now with improved joint support and our new SlideLock technology, the Distance FLZ is a three-season pole built for the mountains.
Like a good adventure partner, the Distance FLZ is strong when you aren’t, supportive when you’re bonking and easily adjustable when the terrain calls for adaptability. Now combining our new SlideLock technology, which makes locking and collapsing the pole even easier, with FlickLock® adjustability, the Distance FLZ is a mainstay for hard-hitting mountain adventurers. The upgraded Distance FLZ is also 30% stiffer with improved joint support. The pole’s three-section foldable design allows for fast-response deployment, making the Distance FLZ the ultimate, adaptable three-season pole with durable aluminum construction.
- SlideLock technology improves ease-of-use when locking your pole
- Improved joint support and stiffness
- Lightweight EVA foam grip
- Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
- Breathable, moisture-wicking strap
- Three-section foldable shaft with speed cone deployment
- FlickLock® adjustability
- Aluminum construction
- Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips
- Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections
- Sold as pair
Usable Length [95-110 cm]: 37-43" (95-110 cm)
Collapsed Length [95-110 cm]: 13" (34 cm)
Weight per Pair [95-110 cm]: 14.6 oz (415 g)
Suggested Height Range [95-110 cm]: <5'1" to 5'7"
Usable Length [105-125 cm]: 41-49" (105-125 cm)
Collapsed Length [105-125 cm]: 15" (37 cm)
Weight per Pair [105-125 cm]: 15.7 oz (445 g)
Suggested Height Range [105-125 cm]: <5'1" to 5'11"
Usable Length[120-140 cm]: 47-55" (120-140 cm)
Collapsed Length [120-140 cm]: 16" (40 cm)
Weight per Pair [120-140 cm]: 16.7 oz (475 g)
Suggested Height Range [120-140 cm]: 5'8" to 6' +
Z-POLE RAPID DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM
- Concealed inner cord
- Single push-button release to collapse the pole
- One-pull, Speed Cone deployment
Speed Cone technology comes from Black Diamond's expertise in avalanche probe design—a key component of Z-Poles' stiffness and fast deployment. Simply grab the grip and the first shaft section, and pull them away from each other. The pole will snap into place and lock. Each Speed Cone guides a shaft section into place, and stiffens the joint when the pole is locked. Protective, flexible tube ends cover the pole’s Kevlar® center cord when folded.
Simply flick the lock open, set the length and flick the lock closed—a quick, tight and easily accomplished task, even with gloved hand.
For Walking, hiking and backpacking: Stability and support matter most. Size up if you're right on a size cusp.
For Running: Uphill propulsion matters most. Size down if you're right on a size cusp.