Ultra Distance Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles (Inga Hendrickson)
Photo: Inga Hendrickson Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles

They're the best trekking poles we've ever tested. The Ultras are comfy, sturdy, compact (breaking down into three luggage-friendly segments), and weigh just nine ounces. But it's the new Z design that we really loved: an internal cord lets you deploy them in an instant like an avalanche probe.
TAGS: lightweight, sturdy

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