Safe, affordable and improved
I bought the Keyfit 30 Magic because I knew I wanted the extended canopy (had a Keyfit 22 for my first, canopy was terrible!). I shopped around a LOT for this seat because it carries a pretty high price tag. Albee Baby had a 15% off site wide sale that dropped the price, plus no tax and free shipping! When I got the item, I thought it was last year's model bc the box said 2015, but I opened it and the manufacture date was Jan 2016. Thrilled about that, since I know I'll be handing this down to my sister who just found out she's expecting!
ProsEasy to install
Fairly compact (fits behind driver side in a Honda Civic)
Large, extendable full coverage canopy
Cold weather boot is easy to put on and pull off
Higher quality than many others in its price range/class
ConsThe soft goods!! Strap covers are way too obtrusive and the head insert is not helpful. Ended up ordering the regular inserts from the Chicco site and now the car seat is perfect.
Fabrics feel a little thin and retain heat-I like the 'sport' fabric Keyfits better, seems like they keep baby cooler, but I wanted an extended canopy more since I have a frame stroller to carry the car seat and not a traditional travel system with canopies that meet.