Overall, pretty good!
April 2, 2014
I love how well my kiddo fits in this seat, and love the style - but it is HEAVY. The steel frame is definitely there, and it makes it difficult for me to move this seat...luckily I have a strong hubby. I invested in this seat due to the wonderful reviews and the fact that it isn't supposed to take up much space in the backseat, but as far as I can tell, it's just about as wide as a normal carseat. I am currently using it as a rearfacing seat for my 23 lb 8 month old, and when installed in the middle, it makes the seats on either side almost too small to use (we drive a Ford Escape.) When installed behind a seat, the seat needs to be moved forward quite a bit to accommodate. My Husband and I are quite tall, so it's a bit of a bummer, but to be expected regardless of which seat we use. Overall, I definitely dig this seat, and the munchkin is pretty happy about being out of the infant carseat.
Pros:Sturdy, stylish, will last for YEARS and can be used rearfacing for quite a while
Cons:HEAVY, a little bulky, crotch strap release is difficult to press sometimes
Best Uses:Keep kiddo rearfacing for as long as possible, and invest in a seat that will last well into the time for booster seats