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Alpine Carbon Z Trekking Poles

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Built for deep winter trailbreaking or gear-laden alpine approaches, the Alpine Carbon Z-Pole combines three-section compaction with a light, stiff, four-season construction. READ MORE
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$189.95 $132.97


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Built for deep winter trailbreaking or gear-laden alpine approaches, the Alpine Carbon Z-Pole combines three-section compaction with a light, stiff, four-season construction. Learn More


When lightweight, durable utility is paramount, the Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Z delivers 100% carbon construction combined with a three-section foldable shaft for quick storage and speed-cone deployment for on-the-move extension. Whether on a deep-winter mission or high-alpine alpine reconnaissance, the four-season construction and natural cork grip provide robust support.

  • Natural cork grip with dual-density top and breathable, moisture-wicking strap
  • Non-slip EVA foam mini-grip extension
  • Three-section foldable shaft with speed-cone deployment
  • 100% carbon fiber construction
  • Flex Tech Tips allow either carbide or rubber tips to be used
  • 60 mm Trekking Baskets and Compactor Powder Baskets

Tech Specs

Series :   Alpine
Weight Per Pair :   [100 cm] 420 g (1 lb 1 oz) [110 cm] 430 g (1 lb 1 oz) [120 cm] 440 g (1 lb 2 oz) [130 cm] 450 g (1 lb 2 oz)
Usable Length :   [100 cm] 100 cm (39 in)
[110 cm] 110 cm (43 in)
[120 cm] 120 cm (47 in)
[130 cm] 130 cm (51 in)
Collapsed Length :   [100 cm] 35 cm (13 in)
[110 cm] 38 cm (15 in)
[120 cm] 42 cm (16 in)
[130 cm] 45 cm (17 in)
Z-Pole Rapid Deployment System

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 our 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.

Alpine Carbon Z Trekking Poles is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrating Poles I have a few pairs of Black Diamond poles and have always been satisfied with them but these have been a complete disappointment. After one 4 day (damp) backpacking trip in Washington State this fall, the collapse buttons rusted so much that the only way to push it in to collapse the poles is to push it hard and perfectly on a rock (or hard surface) to get it to go in, otherwise they're stuck open. Then this weekend, I was doing a light day hike with poles to help with slipperiness and one of the inserts in the pole holding it together snapped, leaving the pole completely useless - (I'm not a heavy person, nor did I have a heavy load nor place the pole in a position that tweaked it, it was just suddenly flopping). I would expect that for a product of this price, that it would not be ruined within 4 months of purchase
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Trekking Poles I've Owned I took these trekking poles on the Appalachian Trail with me for 4-days and I immediately regretted it. - The pole tip (even with the rubber adapter) would get caught in mud or in between a rock and would pull apart in the middle of negotiating obstacles. - There isn't a way to adjust the pole height based off of the terrain. + They're lightweight and packed easily for the flight to the AT; however, it wasn't worth the terrible experience of using them.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything has a breaking point, it's Customer Service that stands BD away from everyone else. Having owed three pairs of these poles over the last 3 years of hiking the A.T., I consider myself an expert. In 2014, I bought a pair to replace my cam-lock pair to lessen my overall weight for a thru-hike of the A.T. In PA, or as most hikers know it as Rockaslvania, the cord broke as I extended one pole and it's impossible to tie again. I went one-pole for about 400 miles, until a hostel owner fixed them with excessive amounts of gorilla tape (and gave me a bag of ice for my left knee, bc I used the good pole on my right [dominate] side). I contacted BD while in NJ and by time I hit my home state of CT, a brand new pair was waiting at home for me. The following year I went out to finish, and within 4 days, southern Maine broke these new pair. This time the metal sleeve inside the carbon shafts shifted, and even with plenty of gorilla tape the two sections together had no backbone. Again I contacted BD and within weeks I had a new pair. This pair is different from the 2014 & 2015 pair. The handles seem lighter, and the straps are mesh & fabric (I never used the straps, for fear of breaking my wrist in the dozens of falls I experienced). The basket is smaller, which I hope will not get caught constantly between roots, which may have caused the catastrophic failure the first year. The innards appear the same although the plastic is now transparent, which I hope means stronger or as strong as the previous pairs. For anyone hiking a long Trail, spend the extra dollars and buy anything with "distance" or "mountain" in it's name. They are designed for heavy use (and abuse), that day-hike, or easy trekking doesn't. The ease of breaking them down made piling into a Trail Angels car, or securing all your gear in one place at a hostel or hotel convenient. The fact that they weigh less than a cam-lock pair is great when you stow them in your pack, when not using them. Those hikers who use trekking poles with tents/tarps, will find their strength unmatched. I used one to keep my vestibule secured during a torrential rain/hail/sleet storm on top of Max Patch in early April. Black Diamond is a great company who builds great products and stands behind them. They are always at Trail Days and were interested in what I said regarding a smaller basket as anti-root defense. Their warranty practices are easy and will not cause you "Zero Days" if you explain you are on a Trail.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Big Upgrade in Poling If you value a solid feel in a weightless, 3 piece pole equipped with an indestructible natural cork grip and slick, optimized strap these are for you. They are well tuned and never get in the way of your sublime outdoor experience. Extra parts (included) and features make them easy to maintain and adapt to seasonal and terrain conditions. Finally, poles as light and silent as the mist at sunrise.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough and Lightweight I bought these as a more packable, lighter option to the Alpine Carbon Cork poles and absolutely love them. I've found that when traveling, it's so much easier to be able to throw your polls in your backpack - and when flying, it's much easier to fit these in a suitcase than the traditional telescoping pole. I went with these over the Distance series due to the ability to change baskets, which makes them more usable in all 4 seasons. Also, I love the cork handles!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These poles are awesome! I love these poles! I splitboard and do field work with these. They fold up super small so I can even fit them in my small day-pack, making the transition from walking and skinning to snowboarding or snowmobiling very easy and convenient. They are very strong - helping me carry heavy loads in the field. They are also super light - which was a great bonus for splitboarding Mt. Whitney this year.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light weight poles! I love my carbon Z's ! They are super light and I don't notice them when they're under my arm on my pack. I would highly recommend tees piped and will be bringing them on my PCT thruhike next year.
Date published: 2015-05-31
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