Wow! What a step up for my forward facing big girl. This car seat is so safe, secure, and beautiful. My daughter is so much more comfortable and does longer rides with more ease. Highly recommend this car seat!
Very difficult to install. Very heavy. I’m a big guy and putting enough pressure on the seat to see green is very difficult. If you are putting this in your car/truck and never removing it, you may be fine.
I received this seat as part of the Stellar Test Panel and was so excited when I saw it. It's so classy and attractive. I also love a seat with built in installation indicators and extra features to get a tight fit, which this one has. Unfortunately I had a tough time getting it installed appropriately where I wanted in my car. I wanted it in the second row of my SUV so that I could easily buckle in my toddler, but after I strung the lap belt through the seat, I noticed there was no way I could get the belt under the tensioning bar as required because the belt just happened to be triple layered at that exact point. When I moved it to the back row I was able to install it without this problem, but that meant I had to put in my toddler through the trunk which isn't ideal. With that being said, my son LOVES the seat and seems super comfy, he didn't complain at all on an hour long ride! The side pockets to store the harness clips when not in use are so helpful. I also love the idea of the green panel that tells you if it's installed well, but I couldn't get mine to turn green even if it was in super tight. Overall it's a great seat with a few problems that I think they could easily fix.
I was very excited to receive this seat as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. The fabric and overall look is really neutral, modern, and appears well-constructed. It was easy for me (at 20 weeks pregnant, no less!) to install by myself following the directions and the visual indicators. The multi-directional tether is nicer than other ones I have seen to use and I appreciate the velcro to wrap up the excess strap. The seat is easy for my four-year-old to get in and out of and he can also buckle and unbuckle himself as the buckles are easier to maneuver than other seats we have used, which he loves. My son is 46 inches and this is a very tall seat - it fit great in my Volkswagen Atlas but I wonder if it would be as easy to fit in a smaller car. My only real complaint is the cover for the seat buckle keeps coming out of the seat and covers the button. I have to push it back into the seat every other time we use it! If this gets fixed, this seat will be nearly perfect.
Let me start off by saying that I am in LOVE with the design of this car seat. Not only does it have a sleek design, but the neutral colors are seriously beautiful. The safety features are unparalleled and I love the SIP surrounding the seat. I’m a big fan of only having one cup holder (that is detachable!) and really like that I can choose which side and move to fit where I want it. The one thing I didn’t like was the time it took for install. It has a different mechanism than the other seats we’ve used and it took a little getting used to. Now that it’s in, it’s a staple in our car! Thank you Stellar Product Testing Panel!