Review: Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ

When you’re hiking deep into the backcountry, it’s nice to have some extra support. It’s even better when that support comes in an ultralight carbon package that’s easily stowable. The Distance Carbon FLZ trekking poles feel like an extension of your arms, with a quick lightweight swing, super comfy foam grips, and easily adjustable hand straps. These poles quickly break down into three sections for packing out of your way when you don’t need them, and the FlickLock adjustment at the top means you can dial them in to your perfect length. Go ahead and cross that stream with confidence with these poles in your hands and enjoy how solid they feel despite weighing barely anything at all. Available at Grizzly Outfitters and Round House. $190;