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Distance Plus FLZ

rated 3 of 5 stars Great design; lousy black greasy powder. I bought these poles for a long walk across Spain where I needed to break down the poles every night when coming into the hostel. I have since used them on a second such trek, for a total of around 700 miles. I agree with everything about great design (fits easily in carry-on luggage), etc. The problem is that when you break them down, inevitably you pull just a little too hard, and the plastic plug pulls out of the tube. No problem, you just push it back… Full review

Distance Plus FLZ

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles are a well thought out design that is very easy to assemble and adjust, but it also is just as easy to break back down into a very compact package to stow away. As purchased, the Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles come with all the accessories needed for the poles to be used all four seasons and in environments that call for an aggressive carbide tip or protective rubber tip. The Black Diamond Distance Plus FLZ Trekking Poles are a good… Full review

Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4 of 5 stars There are many brands and styles of trekking poles available out there, and picking out the best ones can be confusing, but my choice was an easy one, as I received these Black Diamond Ergo Cork Trail hiking poles as a gift. I am more than pleased with their performance and would recommend them. The cork handles are easy to grip, comfortable, to hold and the cork helps wick away moisture. One of the best features are the 'click-lock' levers that securely lock the poles in place at the desired length,… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Good functional light with some useful extra functionality—strobe light, red light, dimming function. Very useful headlamp. Switching functions is a bit of a hassle while placed on your head, but what do you expect from something so small. Batteries last long enough. Very bright. Full review

Distance Z

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, foldable trekking poles great for casual hikes, but can go the distance. Highly recommended. I purchased these Black Diamond Distance Z trekking poles for a specific purpose. I often travel to backpack and I wanted some poles that were compact enough to fit inside my backpack or bag. That meant that they had to fold to less than 20 inches. These poles fit the bill. The fit of these poles is determined when you buy them. The poles are non-adjustable so you should buy poles that will… Full review

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Black Diamond was founded December 1, 1989, when a group of former Chouinard Equipment Ltd employees bought the bankrupt company's assets. In 2010, Black Diamond became a publicly traded company. In 2012, Black Diamond acquired POC Sports and Pieps.

Black Diamond Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Congratulations, Kevin, Our Black Diamond Gear Winner
Congratulations to Kevin Calendris, an LA rock climber and our winner of a backpack, trekking poles, and lighting prize package from Black Diamond worth $575 for reviewing his gear. Read more
July 10, 2017

Final Days: Review Your Gear to Win Black Diamond Gear
On Monday, July 10, we're giving $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor gear to one of our members. Review your own gear, apparel, or footwear by Sunday and it could be yours. Read more
July 5, 2017

Win $575 Worth of Black Diamond Equipment
Someone is getting all of this Black Diamond equipment. Write a review of your own gear and this backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, lantern, and trucker hat ($575 total value) could be yours. Read more
June 28, 2017

Review Your Gear, Win $575 of Black Diamond Gear
Want $575 worth of Black Diamond outdoor equipment for your next trip? Review your gear and a new backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern could be all yours. Read more
June 21, 2017

Win Black Diamond Gear by Reviewing your Gear
We're giving away a backpack, trekking poles, headlamp, and lantern from Black Diamond to one lucky member. Review your gear and be entered to win ($575 value). Read more
June 9, 2017

Lighten Up: Illumination is Outdoor Essential #4
Illumination is #4 on the 10 Essentials list. We talked to experts from Black Diamond, Ledlenser, and Petzl to learn more about headlamp technology and what to consider when selecting your backcountry illumination. Read more
October 3, 2016


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Salt Lake City, UT 84124

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