Carbon Fiber Staff

19 reviews
$125.00 Weight 8.2 oz / 232.0 g

Lead Time Ship in About 1 to 2 weeks

Our Carbon Fiber Staff allows you to support your full weight using two hands on rough terrain, while keeping one hand free on more moderate sections. This staff is an ultralight, extremely strong alternative to Zpacks Trekking Poles. It can fold down for compact packing, or can be folded to the correct height to prop up any of our tents.

  • Strong enough to easily support an adult's weight vertically. The staff can be used to hop across small streams or gaps, or to aid in lifting or lowering your body weight on steep inclines and descents.

  • The staff is much stronger than a typical trekking pole. The staff can withstand moderate horizontal pressure, but avoid putting your full body weight on it horizontally.

  • Use two hands for support on tough trail sections. Keep one hand free on moderate or flat terrain for snapping photos, swatting bugs, or having a snack on the go.

  • Thick internal carbon fiber ferrules give the staff strong joints. The lower joints are also wrapped with Dyneema Composite Fabric tape for added strength.

  • The carbon has a woven texture which naturally gives it good grip. You can quickly shift your hands up or down to any position as the terrain changes.

  • The solid titanium tip keeps the weight to a minimum and will never wear through.

  • The full 60" (152 cm) length is useful for getting leverage with two hands, but you also have the option to remove a top section and use it as a really sturdy 48" (122 cm) or 52" (132 cm) one-handed pole if you prefer. You can also fold it to those sizes (and shorter lengths) for pitching your ultralight tent.

  • The staff folds down to three even 21.5" (54.5 cm) sections and packs conveniently standing in a backpack side pocket.

  • The staff can pass through airport security folded inside your carry-on backpack. Regular trekking poles cannot be carried on due to the sharp tips.

  • Tested on a 1,900 mile Te Araroa thru-hike in New Zealand. This short video is intended only to show the strength of the staff. Jumping across large gaps with it is dangerous and not recommended. Use at your own risk.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.
  • The staff sections are held together by non-stretchy Dyneema Cord. The cord has a  small knot which catches in a groove under the rubber end cap to lock the staff in place. To lock or unlock the staff, remove the rubber end cap and pop the knot in or out of the groove. It needs to be pulled tight!

    If you ever notice that the sections are not held tight together, just re-tie the knot so that it is snug.

Diameter: .825" (2.1 cm)

Full Length: 60" (152 cm)

Packed Length: 21.5" (54.5 cm)

Section Lengths (not including ferrules):  7.5", 11.5", 19", 21.5" 
(19 cm, 29 cm, 48 cm, 54.5 cm)

Some Possible Folded Lengths: 21.5, 33", 40.5", 48", 52", 60"
(54.5 cm, 103 cm, 122 cm, 132 cm, 152 cm)

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4.7 Based on 19 Reviews
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David H.
United States United States
Walking stick

I bought this for my tent pole because my walking sticks weren’t long enough. At first was not happy with the slippery grip it was lite and strong, so I bought some cork bicycle handle bar tape and it was a game changer.

matt d.
United States United States
lite AF

super lite. super strong (held up to my 240lb butt) The grip was a smidge slippery and more so with my sun gloves on so i got some bat tape for it. almost no weight added and super grippy now. the slippery grip dropped it a quarter of a star but i'm just nit picking. awesome sauce this one.

matt d.
United States United States
lite AF

after taking it out for a lite hike i can say it is quite strong seeing that i am a plump 240lbs. and crazy lite. with my sun gloves on it is a bit slippery though. To fix this i got some bat tape and wrapped the top portion where i would be holding it most of the time. the added weight from it is almost nothing and the grip is much better. it looks quite nice as well... (this is the only reason i am giving less than a 5 star. if i could it would have been 4.75 stars not 4)

Lapsley H.
United States United States

This is a very light carbon fiber trekking pole/staff that is very durable and will be a welcome addition for those times I don’t need to use dual trekking poles. Very fast fulfillment and shipping of the order was a plus.

Kerwin I.
United States United States
Very Nice!!

I've used this staff on a couple of occasions now and love the rigidity and lightweight nature of it. And being able to break it down for travel is big plus.