Slackers, part of the Brand 44 recreational activity company focused on “Backyard Adventures,” announced today two new zipline products to help turn any backyard into an adventure park. Ziplines have quickly become one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the country with an estimated 250 zip lines in the U.S. (90 of those courses being built in the past 18 months). Now, that adventure can be brought in to the backyard with two new exciting products from Slackers Ziplines.

The Slackers Zipline Eagle Series allows one to zip down an elevated line while sitting down, perfect for those looking to relax a little during the ride. Available in 70 or 90-foot adjustable cables, the Eagle Series features a backyard zipline kit, seat included, that allows a family to start their zipline adventures in just 30 minutes. Created for kids and adults ages seven and up, this popular activity provides hours of entertainment while staying seated just a few feet off the ground and is priced between $139.99 – $169.99.

For those looking to stretch their legs a little, the Slackers Zipline Hawk Kits will be high on the wish list. The Hawk Series helps to improve strength, athletic skills and balance all while soaring 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), this kit includes thorough instructions on where and how to set-up a zipline along with riding details.

“Ziplining provides amusement and excitement and encourages athletic prowess for adventurers of all ages,” said Ed O’Brien, president and CEO of Brand 44. “With these two new products, consumers have the option to choose the thrill and skill level for their own family and their own backyard.”

Slackers Zipline kits are available for purchase at Other retail outlets for Brand 44 products include L.L. Bean, REI, and Bass Pro Shops.

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

Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child’s play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course. The activity, ziplining consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline and is designed to enable a user, propelled by gravity, to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley.

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