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Fort Slide-Away

Fort and slide combination is perfect for kids who love the outdoors, and for moms who love to watch their kids have fun and make-believe. Made in USA.

  • Features mesh ventilation windows for the kids and sight lines for mom
  • Tent fabric is durable, weather and tear resistant
  • Tent floor material keeps kids dry and provides additional protection from ground
  • Slide wipes clean easily
  • Fresh new color palette complements any back yard and is great for boys or girls
  • Maximum weight limit 50 lbs (22.7 kg) per child
  • Intended for family and domestic outdoor use only over proper surfacing
  • Adult assembly required

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Recommended Age: 2 - 5
Product Number: 728600
Dimensions: 47.00 H 48.00 W 64.00 D
Weight: 28.00 lbs
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Step2Fort Slide-Away
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Hours of fun (8)
  • Easy assembly (4)
  • Weather proof (4)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (5)

Best Uses

  • Individual play (7)
  • Small children (7)
  • Group play (6)
  • Physical activity (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (6), First time parent (5), Working parent (4), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT FUN!!!

This slide is GREAT!! It is the largest portable slide available and the only one with a tent. What a creative use of space. I bought it for my 2 sons, age...Read complete review

This slide is GREAT!! It is the largest portable slide available and the only one with a tent. What a creative use of space. I bought it for my 2 sons, age 7 and 9. It is in my family room. They LOVE it. The slide is fast so even at their ages they are zipping down with smiles. The tent is roomy enough for 3 children and very well made. My boys use it as their fort. I mainly bought this as a great way for my youngest to get sensory input and have a hideaway. He uses it as well to slide his toys down and it is a great social piece for he and his brother to play together.
The only downside is getting it built. The assembly would not be so hard if the directions were clearer. At the end an extra hand was needed to put the final steps in place. A power screwdriver is needed. It is tricky to assemble but once it is it is clear how well made it is and the countless hours of fun makes it WELL worth it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but not quite as sturdy as I hoped

For the price, I kind of expected a little more sturdy of a build. The slide itself if very nice because it is tall and even our 4-year old has fun on...Read complete review

For the price, I kind of expected a little more sturdy of a build. The slide itself if very nice because it is tall and even our 4-year old has fun on it. The 2-year old LOVES it. The tent is also a nice feature. However, the assembly was difficult (I'm a very handy person and good with tools) and the tent was frustrating. I would have liked to see better construction than some small screws that go right into the plastic. Long bolts that go through all the way would give me more confidence in this item's durability as my kids play on it. I really don't trust those tiny screws to prevent this thing from collapsing one of these days.

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1.0

Tent not what I expected from Step2

By Kristenscat

from Pawtucket, RI

About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Slide

Cons

  • Difficult Assembly
  • Tent Comes Off Too Easily

Best Uses

  • Backyard
  • Older Children
  • Outdoors

Comments about Step2 Fort Slide-Away:

Assembly was difficult due to instructions being tough to follow!

We have had this product assembled for 36 hours and have already fixed the tent at least 10 times. It continuously comes unattached from the slide. Our daughter has tripped getting into the tent, more times than I can count and many times pulls the tent apart from the slide.

Overall I am very disappointed in this product!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT FUN!!!

By Speed Walking Mom

from New Jersey

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Buyer
new-bee

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Strong Durable Tent
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Directions Unclear
  • Hard to Assemble

Best Uses

  • Pre-k To 3rd Grade

Comments about Step2 Fort Slide-Away:

This slide is GREAT!! It is the largest portable slide available and the only one with a tent. What a creative use of space. I bought it for my 2 sons, age 7 and 9. It is in my family room. They LOVE it. The slide is fast so even at their ages they are zipping down with smiles. The tent is roomy enough for 3 children and very well made. My boys use it as their fort. I mainly bought this as a great way for my youngest to get sensory input and have a hideaway. He uses it as well to slide his toys down and it is a great social piece for he and his brother to play together.
The only downside is getting it built. The assembly would not be so hard if the directions were clearer. At the end an extra hand was needed to put the final steps in place. A power screwdriver is needed. It is tricky to assemble but once it is it is clear how well made it is and the countless hours of fun makes it WELL worth it!

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5.0

Fort Slide-Away

By SoCal Mommy

from Huntington Beach, CA

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Buyer
new-bee

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Hard to Assemble

Best Uses

  • Toddlers

Comments about Step2 Fort Slide-Away:

The kids love it and well worth the price.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Slide!

By WYO

from Cheyenne, WY

About Me Do-It-Yourself, Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun Tent
  • Larger slide
  • Not bad assembly

Cons

  • Not really stable inside

Best Uses

  • Use Outside

Comments about Step2 Fort Slide-Away:

My 3 and 6 year olds love this slide. I actually have it inside for them to play with...it's okay, but not super stable. They do supply the huge anchors meant for using the slide outside. I would definitely purchase this again. They love the tent as well. The assembly wasn't bad, but just know that the holes they supply you to screw into may not aways line up, so you might have to create your own hole.

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  • No

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't Miss

By fjm

from West Seneca, NY

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy to move - lightweigh
  • Hours of Fun
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Individual Play
    • Physical Activity
    • Small Children

    Comments about Step2 Fort Slide-Away:

    My 3 yr. old grandson spends hours climbing and sliding. Perfect size for this age.

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    • Yes

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    Fort Slide-Away
    Already Asked: 8 Questions, 45 Answers
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    Step2.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
    carol f: made alot of purchases the past 18 years. just love the products from step 2 Apr 12, 2014
    Laura F: My two-year old loves slides and forts. I also like the safety ratings on this product. Over time if the tent needs to be replaced, I will just make one or put a sheet over the slide as a fort. Hopefully, the current tent will last many years till I have to replace it. I do like Step 2 products. Apr 8, 2014
    Jennifer C: Our toddlers LOVE slides but we don't have a huge yard. They also love tents/"caves"/places to hide and we think they'll love this. Mar 25, 2014
    Nicole V: Looks fun and cool! Mar 13, 2014
    Jennifer B: We chose this gift because our daughter likes slides. Mar 12, 2014
    Abby T: Our family loves to camp and so does our child she also loves slides so its perfect for her. Mar 11, 2014
    Jennifer R: the slide is tall and provides a hideaway, perfect for a rainy day! Mar 10, 2014
    Kelly R: It is a great toy for indoors during MN winters, and it will be great in the backyard when all the snow melts. Mar 5, 2014
    Kayla D: Small tent as well as a good sized slide! Perfect for Nana's house. Mar 4, 2014
    james w: looks like whqat we want Feb 27, 2014
    Shoaib S: looks like fun for my toddlers Feb 11, 2014
    Kimberley B: my daughter loves tents and slides and we needed something that will work for her longer than a year, she is already two, and we need something we can have inside of our small house Feb 8, 2014
    Cynthia M: looked like fun for our 2 year old grandson Jan 25, 2014
    Karrie M: Wanted a taller/longer slide that could be used indoors as well as outside. Jan 1, 2014
    Amy M: As a kid i had a slide with a fort under that I loved, I think my nephew would love it too. Dec 4, 2013
    Maria C: For my autistic son who likes to climb and hide in things Nov 24, 2013
    Christine B: Boys love slides and tents, so perfect that this is 2 in 1! Oct 27, 2013
    mary h: good price and looks like fun Sep 7, 2013
    Angel S: The size...large enough for ages 7-10. The tent is added bonus for fun, creativity, and adventure. Great use of space! May 16, 2013
    shane k: for my sons 3rd birthday Apr 23, 2013
    Steve P: For the tent Apr 9, 2013
    A shopper asked: Can the tent come completely off this slide and be stored? I am comparing this slide to the green folding slide for my daughter. This slide looks bigger than the green slide but I am not interested in having the tent on the slide most of the time. May 7, 2013
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    Katherine B: I don't think you can take the fort off and on. It appears to be screwed into place. My son in law put the slide together for my granddaughter. We have not put it outside yet, as we are redoing our backyard. She plays on it in the house for now and likes the slide, but not so much the fort. She is only two, however. The first time she was afraid of the fort, but now she will go inside. May 8, 2013
    Reply to Katherine Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Lorraine D: I never put the tent on. I would get this slide, this is a great slide. I have had it for two years, it weathers well. I got it for my son when he was 3 and he is 5 and is still able to use it. I didn't put the tent on because of ants and spiders, I have a lot in my yard. Best slide I have come across, you should buy it!! May 8, 2013
    Reply to Lorraine Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    jennifer g: Yes the tent can come off and you can store it. It is not necessary to store it from the weather. This is well made and anything item made by step 2 is made to last for years. Our back yard is full of items and they hold up year after year. May 8, 2013
    Reply to jennifer Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Michelle S: The tent does come off but it is not easy to do. I had a hard time installing it and it is difficult to fix when it comes off the track. I wouldn't suggest taking it on and off. May 8, 2013
    Reply to Michelle Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    David C: Yes. I took the tent off and stored it for the winter. Grandkids like the slide but it was too hot in SC summer to play in the tent. May 8, 2013
    Reply to David Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Benjamin G: It can come off but it is not designed to. There are screws holding it to the slide. May 8, 2013
    Reply to Benjamin Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    KELLI M: yes, it can. Jun 23, 2013
    Reply to KELLI Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    A shopper asked: Art I am trying to find the height of the bottom of the lip at the end of the slid. Will the height fit over a molded plastic wading pool so a can hook it to the slide? Apr 16, 2014
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    Janet H: At the end of the slide, the lip is @5". You'd need to put the slide into the pool and position it far enough back from the end of the slide to accommodate the height of the pool sides. That may not leave enough pool for kids to safely slide into it. Apr 17, 2014
    Reply to Janet Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Nicki M: Hi I'm the Grandma that bought the slide I don't have it here to measure for you. With the tent I'm not sure that would work. My son puts it next to their built in pool and that works.Hope you get your answer. Apr 16, 2014
    Reply to Nicki Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Jill M: It's 4.5" between the ground and the bottom lip. I wouldn't think that would be enough clearance for the wading pool. Hope that helps. Apr 16, 2014
    Reply to Jill Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Kayla D: i don't believe you will be able to "hook" it to the side. The end of the slide is shorter than the side of a typical wading pool. Apr 16, 2014
    Reply to Kayla Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    A shopper asked: Can this be left outside? Do you leave the tent attached all the time or is it easy to remove? I'm worried that the tent will trap moisture and get moldy from morning dew, rain etc. thanks! Mar 28, 2013
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    Corinne W: I live in North Dakota I have mine outside now and if you are in an area that gets a lot of snow either take the tent part off or store the slide inside during snowy months. The heaviness of the snow has popped the tent part of mine off. I'll fix it when the snow melts, looks like an easy fix. Next year I will be taking off the tent part and storing it for the winter. The rest of the year I didn't seem to have any problem with mildew or mold. I did leave sides open so the air could circulate through it though. The kids in my preschool love it. Hope this helps. Mar 29, 2013
    Reply to Corinne Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
    Elizabeth D: I only use it indoors. I think you could use it outside as a overnight camp out if you put a tarp under it, the bottom fabric of the tent is polyester rayon type material and not very thick. I would not leave it outside for more than just an overnight and would not recommend getting the tent part wet. The tent is basically like an indoor pop up type play area, that is attached to the slide.
    The slide is very solid heavy weight like other step 2 slides and is very sturdy, and has been used by 4-5 preschoolers at a time and i havent had any issues with it tipping over.
    It does come with metal stakes to anchor it into the ground, however i think the tent itself would be wet/ moldy after a day or 2 if left outside.
    Mar 29, 2013
    Reply to Elizabeth Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Michelle S: We didn't purchase the slide for outdoor play. It stays in our basement for winter and rainy days. I would think that they tent would get wet and moldy if left outdoors. The tent portion was not that easy to install so I would hesitate to take it on and off. In my opinion this slide is best for inside use. Apr 2, 2013
    Reply to Michelle Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Lorraine D: We never attached the tent, because of that issue, and because of bugs getting trapped in. It is a great slide! Mar 29, 2013
    Reply to Lorraine Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Susan N asked: How deep are the steps? The measurement of the part you actually put your foot on. Feb 12, 2014
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    Karen L: each step is 11 to 12 inches across and 3 to 4 inches deep. There is an opening at the front of each step that is about 2 or 3 inches high. It has worked well for my 22 month old grandson, my 3 year old nephew, and my 5 year old grandson.We keep it in our family room so it provides entertainment on winter days. pillows at the landing work well for the little guy. Feb 18, 2014
    Reply to Karen Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
    Jill M: They are about 3 1/2" deep. Feb 13, 2014
    Reply to Jill Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
    Marilyn T: Sorry, I do have the fort here. I do know that I bought three of them for my grandkids and they all enjoy them, their ages are from 1 to 6. I liked this item because the smaller ones (under 2) were able to use it.
    Marilyn
    Feb 13, 2014
    Reply to Marilyn Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Sherry S. asked: How do you get the poles to stay where they are suppose to be? I can't keep top tent attached. Apr 19, 2013
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    James T: They snap in underneath the slide Apr 19, 2013
    Reply to James Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
    Sherry S.: Mine won't stay snapped under. Apr 19, 2013
    Step2Staff: Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this issue. Jun 6, 2013
    Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
    Marilyn T: Sorry, I sent this to my grandchildren and haven't had any complaints about it.
    Marilyn
    Apr 19, 2013
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    mnkursoz asked: Is there a support bar under this slide? If so, what is the height from the ground? I am wanting to use this with an inflatable pool and want to make sure it will fit over the side. Thank you! Jun 21, 2013
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    Benjamin G: There is a support bar and it is at ground level. I would suggest looking at slides that do not have the tent underneath them. Jun 21, 2013
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    David C: There is a support bar that runs from the bottom edge of the slide to the bottom of the steps. It is at ground level. Jun 21, 2013
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    A shopper asked: Art C. I need to know the height from the bottom of the slide lip to the ground for use with a plastic wading pool ? Apr 16, 2014
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    Step2Staff: 4.375? is the height from the bottom of the slide lip to the ground, but we don?t recommend using this with a plastic wading pool for safety reasons. Apr 17, 2014
    Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
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