When there’s serious distance on the day’s agenda, the superlight design and bomber support of the Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Pole comes in pretty handy. With a shaft made of pure carbon fiber, the FLZ manages to weigh a seriously light eight ounces per pole, and still boasts a collapsible design and FlickLock Pro length-adjustment system. It folds into three sections with the push of a button and extends with a quick pull, much like an avalanche probe, for easy packing and deployment, while the FlickLock Pro system gives you 20cm of length adjustment with the flip of one easy-to-operate clamp. It’s no good if the whole package is uncomfortable to carry, so Black Diamond made sure the EVA grip and foam grip extension sit comfortably in the hand and hooked up a padded, breathable, and moisture-wicking strap for extra support and comfort. The FLZ makes short work of all sorts of terrain, too, thanks to interchangeable carbide and rubber Tech Tips that grip on rock, snow, and ice like it’s no big thing.