Black Diamond Distance Carbon AR

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Built for fast and light missions on the trail, the Distance Carbon AR trekking poles are your multi-functional adventuring companions that feature an Accessory Ready grip, designed to receive a connecting component that transforms the Distance Carbon AR's into the structure poles for its fast and light hiking companion, the Distance UL Shelter. Featuring carbon construction, the Distance Carbon AR's weight is minimal, while the poles' adjustability comes from our award winning, tried and true FlickLock design. So, whether you're looking for a lightweight pair of poles to hit the trail, or you're taking full advantage of the Accessory Ready grip by pairing them with the Distance UL shelter for overnight adventures, the Distance Carbon AR's are ready for any mountain mission.

- Black Diamond Equipment

Save weight with the dual-purpose Black Diamond Distance Carbon AR trekking poles. They help you climb a gnarly, rocky ascent, then convert to tent poles to set up shelter for some well-earned rest.


When weight and time are priority #1, choose the Distance Carbon AR Trekking Poles from Black Diamond. When combined with the Distance UL shelter (sold separately), the Distance Carbon trekking poles become tent poles to erect a no-frills shelter in the backcountry that clocks in just under 1lb 7oz--making those light-and-fast ascents even lighter and faster. Aside from the Distance shelter, the Distance Carbon AR poles are made with the lightest materials so your arms aren't burdened as you attempt 1000' of elevation gain in 1/2 a mile. Equipped with Black Diamond's signature FlickLock design, adjustments are made easily to aid on high-mileage days or if you need to pack and store your poles for steeper, scree-laden terrain. As you travel higher into the alpine, snap on 100mm powder baskets for better purchase in early-spring snow.


The Black Diamond Distance Carbon AR Trekking Pole is all about staying fast and light on the trail. The carbon construction allows it to be ultralight in weight, but durable in challenging terrain. The FlickLock allows for adjustments through the uphills and down. Further, the Accessory Ready grip allows you to pair it with the Distance UL shelter, using an attachable accessory (sold separately). One Item, multiple Uses. Features of the Black Diamond Distance Carbon AR Trekking Pole Accessory Ready grip is compatible with Distance UL Shelter (sold separately) FlickLock adjustability Ultralight carbon construction Interchangeable, non-scarring rubber Tech Tips and carbide Tech Tips Stopper basket with shaft catcher to secure folded sections

- Moosejaw

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