If trekking poles are a mountain runner’s “samurai swords,” then the Black Diamond Distance Carbon is the Hattori Hanzo edition.
Designed in collaboration with BD Athlete Joe Grant, the fixed-length Distance Carbon weighs in at a sleek 95 grams per pole (120 cm), making it our lightest pole in the line. The touch-points are minimal, though carefully placed, such as the subtle mid-shaft ring for balance and grip while carrying the pole horizontally. The slimmed Distance Grip consists of an ultralight, durable EVA foam, and the tip has been completely redesigned to for a lower profile that also accepts z-pole snow baskets.
Simply put, these poles are engineered to go fast, whether you’re 10 hours into an ultra, or linking peaks in fast and light style.