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Slackers Zipline wins Two National Toy Awards, Tops the List for Holiday Gift Guides

DENVER (Sept. 24, 2013) — Brand 44, a recreational activity company focused on “Backyard Adventures,” announced today that the company’s Slackers Zipline Eagle Series has just been honored with two awards in the toy industry. Winning 2013 Tillywig Top Fun Award and Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active 2013, the Slackers Zipline Eagle Series is the perfect gift to find under the tree this year to spark some fun and adventures in 2014.

Tillywig is quoted as saying, “It was not so long ago that backyard fun consisted almost entirely of tossing a ball or Frisbee, a game of tag, or, if you were lucky, a swing hanging from a tree. Be prepared to have your world rocked when this zipline kit turns your backyard into a fun zone beyond your wildest dreams. “

For those looking to do just that, the Slackers Zipline Hawk Seated Kits will be an instant hit, turning your backyard in to an adventure park. Ziplines help improve strength, athletic skills, and balance all while riding on a seat just a just a few feet off the ground. Suggested for anyone ages 7 and up and retailing for $119.99 – $189.99 (depending upon kit’s length), Kit’s include thorough instructions on where and how to set-up a zipline along with riding details.

Shorter winter days call for longer winter nights. Perfect for Night Riderz from Slackers, a zipline with rotating LED lights. The first of its kind, Night Riderz takes the fun of ziplining and turns it up a (glowing) notch to extend outdoor play. This bright new zipline lights up the seat with intense LED rotating lights. A glowing trolley light guides your ride from start to finish for a fun ride – day or night, bringing an illuminated adventure right to your backyard!

Brand 44 also offers the Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit which includes a 50-foot teaching line for above the head assistance that guides the adventurer from amateur to expert. Perfect for those wanting to conquer the challenge of achieving the perfect balance without getting stuck in the beginner phase, practice this winter and be an expert by spring! The 50-foot teaching line with metal ratchet and rubber grip is made of A-grade rugged materials. The kit also includes a carrying bag and easy directions for setup in just minutes. Created for kids and adults ages five and up, retail price is $79.99.

Slackers Slackline and Slackers Zipline kits are available for purchase at

Other retail outlets for Brand 44 products include, Target, L.L. Bean, REI, Bass Pro Shops and specialty toy outlets nationally.

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Created in 2011 by Edward O’Brien, Brand 44 is a Colorado-based company that encourages “Backyard Adventures” as recreational activities that family members of all ages can enjoy anywhere and everywhere. Brand 44 is also a licensee of Boy Scouts of America products, Slackers® brand Slacklines and Ziplines and the Geomate Jr. product line. For more information on Brand 44, please visit