My two-year-old son, Jack, loves building forts (what kid doesn’t?), so when my wife saw the Tote-A-Fort kit ($39.98 on Amazon) featured on TODAY as one of Hoda’s favorite things to travel with, we were naturally intrigued.

Tote-A-Fort was kind enough to send us a kit to test out, and so from experience I can now say it’s really fun for kids. The fort kit comes with three blankets (made of 100% polyester-reinforced, durable ripstop material) that are 71″ x 54″ and that can be attached to each other and objects in your home in multiple ways. There are three anchor weights (bean bags) for holding the fort in place, and there’s Velcro all around each blanket to attach the blankets together.

It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use it since the package doesn’t come with instructions and there weren’t any “how to” videos online (it’s a new company). I guess I’m not the smartest person in the world, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty great—both for kids and adults, too, as it’s easy to clean up, it’s lightweight (2.5lbs), and it’s easily packed in a suitcase (it comes with a cinch sack).


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