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Nugget Couch vs Fort

Considering buying either a Nugget comfort couch or a Fort? Let’s compare them!

I’m a big Nugget couch lover (since 2019!) but there have been a lot of new comparable products put on the market lately.

I’m a member of a few facebook groups where people share their set ups and I’ve been really intrigued by some of the Nugget alternatives.

So, today I wanted to compare the Nugget Comfort kids couch to the Fort kids couch! Let’s see how they stack up!

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Note: Fort has gone out of business and has been recalled. They are no longer available to buy.

nugget vs fort comparison

What are the differences between a Nugget and a Fort?

There are a few key differences between the Nugget and the Fort, but the most obvious is the different pieces.

The Nugget features 2 rectangular folding foam pieces and two foam triangle “pillows”.

The Fort includes 12 pieces – 2 half moons, 2 arches, 2 triangles, 4 rectangles and 2 squares.

The Fort pieces have magnets in the cover that is supposed to make them stick together for building.

My main conclusion is that if you want a couch, the Nugget is 100% better for lounging. If you want to build, the Fort is designed to make more intricate builds. However, at over double the price!

Cover Material


Nuggets are made of a microsuede material. There are a few “premium” nuggets with a double brushed microsuede, which is supposed to be easier to keep pet hair and debris off of.


The Fort covers are a polyurethane “leather”. This means they will be more wipeable than the Nugget fabric, but also slick materials can be harder to build with or climb. The covers contain magnents to make them stick together better.

sectional couch made with 4 nuggets



Nugget covers are removable and washable.


Fort covers are removable, though it is unclear from their website if the covers are machine washable. The covers have magnets in the covers.



Nuggets currently come in 3 classic colors (gray, navy, and black) and then a rotating slate of limited edition colors. There are currently 15 limited edition colors, ranging the full rainbow.


Fort says that they will offer 3-7 colors, but does not say what they are.

big triangle nugget build



Rectangular cushions are 33″ x 66″.


Fort cushions are all 5″ deep with varying dimensions between 13″ to 26″ and stack to make a 26″ deep, 26″ wide and 30″ tall tower.

Ease of purchase & delivery time


Nuggets are now available and ready to ship!


Fort has closed down and has been recalled for safety concerns.

Nugget after 24 hours
Nugget 24 hours out of the box



The price for a Nugget is $249. Click here to shop for a Nugget.


Fort will sell for $499.

Summary of differences

Here are all of the differences summarized in a handy table!

Cover MaterialMicro suedeFaux leather
WashabilityMachine washableUnknown
Colors18 colors3-7 colors
Size33″ x 66″26″x26″x30″
Delivery TimeImmediateShut down, recalled

Check out my comparison of all of the Nugget knock offs!

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