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Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat - Aspen
Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat - Aspen
Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat - Aspen

Item # 332-01-QQ14

  • RECARO’s Side Impact Protection: Designed to protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their head, neck, face, torso and pelvis.
  • (EPS) Energy Absorbing Foam Expanded Polyestyrene “EPS” foam absorbs crash force energy through the ProRIDE for added protection.
  • EasyAdjust: Head Restraint Just the turn of a knob positions the head restraint to properly fit your child, ensuring optimum safety and comfort.
  • SoftTouch: Head Restraint The head restraint is padded with real “PUR” automotive comfort foam for maximum comfort.
  • CoolMesh: Air Ventilation System Mesh insert allows air to flow through the ProRIDE for added comfort.
  • EasyAdjust: 5-Point Harness The harness adjusts with the head restraint. No re-threading is necessary to properly position the harness shoulder straps to your child.
  • QuickPull: Front Adjust Harness Convenient frontally located harness adjuster for no hassle harness adjustment.
  • TrueLock: Belt Lock-Off System Locks the vehicle seat belt in the ProRIDE belt path in the forward-facing position for optimum safety.
  • Premium push button LATCH system
  • Built-in LATCH storage system
  • Convenient harness storage pockets
  • Premium rear-facing recline lever
  • Universal Top Tether system
  • Weight: 5 to 40 pounds in rear-facing 20 to 65 pounds in forward-facing
  • Height:
    • Under 49 inches (and under 22-1/2 inches when seated) for rear-facing
    • Under 49 inches when seated for forward-facing

Item # 332-01-QQ14

Designed for use in either the rear-facing or forward-facing positions, the RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat offers multiple safety features such as side-impact protection, a head restraint, and a vehicle belt lock-off mechanism (forward-facing). Plus, an ergonomic shell structure, breathable mesh fabric, and easy-to-use harness and head restraint adjusters provide comfort and convenience.

Racing-Inspired Side Impact Protection

Tested to international standards, the RECARO ProRIDE offers an intelligent design that protects a child during a side-impact incident. The car seat's enhanced head wings shield the head and face while a head rest limits neck movement. For added safety, reinforcements at the sides, hips, and thighs help stabilize the torso and pelvis areas.

EasyAdjust No Re-Thread Safety Harness System

The EasyAdjust, five-point harness can be customized to properly accommodate your growing child. It adjusts with a simple turn of a knob without the hassle of rethreading any straps. TrueLock belt lock-off prevents any slippage from your vehicle's seat belt when used forward-facing.

Safety Stripe System

The RECARO Safety Stripe System is a racing-inspired white stripe that is clearly visible on the outside edge of the 5-point harness. This stripe is designed as an easy alert to parents that a twist could occur, or has begun, thus preventing a safety hazard.

Built-In LATCH System for Added Stability

Designed with a push-button LATCH system, the car seat is easy to secure to your vehicle. The car seat offers a universal top tether system as an added anchor. The rear-facing recline lever allows you to adjust the seat to best fit your vehicle's backseat.

Assembled in the United States, the car seat meets all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213) and Flammability of Interior Materials (FMVSS 302). It is also certified for air travel when used with the plane's seat belt.

Comfortable, Ergonomic Seat Molds to Your Child's Shape

Featuring an ergonomic shell structure that offers support for your child, the car seat is pleasant and cozy for short errands or long road trips. The harness system features soft pads to make it more comfortable. The head restraint is designed with protective and comfortable automotive PUR foam. For comfort and safety, the soft, cushiony car seat is made with expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) that absorbs external forces.

Comfortable, Soft Seat and Convenient Pockets

For no-fuss care and maintenance, the ProRIDE car seat comes in a variety of easy-to-clean fabrics and colors. All cover materials include mesh fabric that provides a superior air circulation system to keep your child cool and comfortable during the ride. The car seat offers storage pockets to keep the loose ends of harness belts tucked neatly out of the way.

The RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

About RECARO: Experts in Automobile Seating and Safety

RECARO pairs a long history steeped in expertise and research of auto racing safety with strong partnerships among leading automotive companies to design safe, comfortable child car seats. With expert knowledge on current and future automotive seating technology, RECARO launched its first child car seat in 1998. Whether designing, engineering, and manufacturing seats for luxury high-performance race cars or seats that carry the most precious of passengers, RECARO is dedicated to combining smart design with the highest quality of materials.

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Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat - Aspen
$219.99
5 Stars based on 46 Review(s)
Dominic's mommy
California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

LOVE THIS CARSEAT
April 23, 2012
I love this carseat. My son is very comfortable, and secure. I own a Britax and this Recaro, and I would buy this over the Britax anyday.
Pros:
color, safety, easy to install, comfortable, easy to clean
Cons:
weight

Angel
Dallas, TX
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice seat
May 31, 2014
This is a nice comfy seat, but rear facing installation with the latch system is not nearly as simple as the marathon that I also bought for my 5 month old daughter. I had to use a rolled towel to adequately recline it, which is disappointing for the cost of the seat. The head protection is great, but also makes it difficult to take my daughter in and out of the seat when rear facing. That being said it is a high quality seat and I'm sure will be great when my daughter is forward facing.

Mama
CT
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great with a couple of minor flaws
January 20, 2014
So far so good with this seat, except that the pocket that holds one of the straps while not in use has ripped already and the pad the fits underneath the buckle comes off every time so we don't even use it anymore. It takes a bit to get used to the bulk of this seat, but that's the point and we're happy to have our girl well-protected.

Melissa
Wisconsin
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great harness length but not the best for small cars
January 14, 2014
The Recarro Pro Ride in the rear facing set up is not optimal for compact cars with a tapered backseat opening. We still love this seat in the truck rear facing though. There is plenty of harness strap length. I bought the Chicco nextfit for my 10 month old son for use in the mercury Milan rear facing. The Nextfit is a piece of crap compared to the Recarro. The Nextfit is smaller overall but the harmess straps are too short, the harness won't tighten without taking on it and the rubber shoulder pads are annoying. Recarro has much better harness adjustability and it very easy to tighten. The only thing the Recarro Proride could use is the multiple recline positions. This would help make the Proride a better fit in compact cars. Plus the Recarro seat is made in the USA. The Chicco next fit was made in China and it shows.
Pros:
Great harness adjustability! Made in the USA!
Cons:
Not great for compact cars in the rear facing direction but great in a truck or vehicle without a tapered door opening. Will work great in a small car in the forward facing position.

Azadeh
Los Angeles
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Totally in love !
January 9, 2014
I love this car seat . So perfect for my 1 year old . He feels so comfortable in it and doesn't complain anymore . It has a pad on straps so it doesn't hurt his neck . So soft and safe. I read all the reviews on amazon before I brought it and I'm glad I got it :)
Pros:
Easy and fast buckling up .

Elizabeth Tiffany-Ellis
gibbsboro, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

excellent and safest car seat
December 15, 2013
I already own the same carseat for my grandson and now have the same one for my granddaughter. Very safe and easy to install!

Debbie
California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Bought as a gift
November 21, 2013
Shipped faster than expected and quality is great
Pros:
High safety rating and easy to use and move from car to car compared to the Britex convertible I used in the past - very happy with this seat
Cons:
None yet
Best Uses:
Bought this as the extra seat for the dads car during the infant stage and the grow into seat for after baby's first birthday- excellent quality and looks super comfortable.

Casey
Creswell, Oregon
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Love this seat!
September 23, 2013
The seat fits rear facing in the center seat of my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. I had to call the manufacturer just once to figure out if the seat belt was supposed to go over or under the foam and they were prompt to answer the phone and to answer my question (it's OVER the foam, not under). The seat arrived when Albee baby said it would and I feel so privileged to have this seat in my car. No one sells this seat where I live so it was worth waiting for. My son is 25 lbs and 31 inches long and sits rear facing in this seat just fine. The price was amazing considering what other companies were selling it for on sale.
Pros:
Easy to install Fabric is nice Easy to adjust the harness and tighen and losen the belts Son seems comfortable
Cons:
For now I have to lift my son to get him in the seat but after a week we've got it down. I hit his head a couple times but we don't anymore. It wasn't worth sending the seat back for a different one- this is our seat and will be his only one until he outgrows it.
Best Uses:
Extended Rear Facing. Goes to 40 lbs. Front Facing goes to 70.

Jose
Colton, ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product, poor processing
September 18, 2013
Item is amazing, sturdy, looks great in the evo, and also appears very comfortable. In terms of the product. No complaints, processing however could have been handled better. Box had a good sized hole in it like it received a good impact, but seat without damage, so I guess that argues for the resilience of this product :)

Nidia
Los Angeles, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Superb!
September 18, 2013
This car seat fits my daughter perfectly. It is easy to install. I love the ease with which you can adjust the seat.
Cons:
None

Kay
Tetonia, Idaho
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Value
September 15, 2013
Awesome!

Sarah
North Carolina
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Love
August 25, 2013
I have three Recaro ProRides for my three kids. They look safe, have awesome crash test ratings, and what sold me was that they make race car seats so they know true protection. I also am sold on the side impact protection. Not many car seats fit a child for a side impact crash with head protection. Plus they look great. I have the midnight, misty, and blaze. Blaze is probably my favorite. The fabric on midnight is soft and looks dirty.

Art Heiselman
United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Spectacular CAR SEAT at a Great Value!
August 18, 2013
We were looking for a secondary car seat to put in our car for our grandson. His first car seat is a Peg Perego SIP -5-70 which we purchased from your company. Based on our research we selected RECARO. It is equal to and in some cases better than the Peg Perego.. The lower price is remarkably better! and made it an easy choice for us.
Pros:
Very well made. Easy to use harnesses and belts. Instructions for installation and use were clear and easy to follow.

Sara California
Sunny California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Sturdy, easy, safe and good looking.
August 12, 2013
This car seat was a toss up between another britax boulevard 70. I read the reviews for the recaro and I had to try it for myself. I loveeeee this carseat. It is way easier to get my kid out of ie: the strap harness pull actually pulls out for easy in and out of buckling. The seat is more as 1 with the frame of our truck (chevy 4 door) puckup ....and does not move at all. I like how tall the seat is, I love the details of the straps padding and the harness pull. The seat feels like its made with lasting fabric. This seat is alot bigger than the britax however I feel so much more confident if there ever was an accident because he is literaaly protected on all sides around his body. I gave my 3 year old the recaro and put our 7 month old in the 2.5 year old britax backward facing and I'm really not feeling 100% about it. It's very flimsy and as tight as it can be on the seat buckle. The recaro literally doesn't move while in the forward facing seatbelt latch. I may sell my britax and opt for another recaro. The only thing I can say no to good about the recaro is : we originally bought the recaro for our new little baby and we were going to use it rear facing . I installed it correctly, even had a chp look at it and it wasn't very tight on the latch seatbelt. There was play in the seat itself when u tried to move it. AlsO when I put my son in the seat he was sitting so far forward his little head would zonk over every ride and that cannot be safe. His feet would touch the seat in front of him and he just hated the seat. It looked very awkward do I tried to recline it and it moved a lot so I just forward faced it & put my 3 yr old in it and it's awesome!!! For the price, the quality is way better than britax. I wouldn't want to travel on a plane with it though.
Pros:
Quality fabric, comfort details in shoulder padding from seatbelt, harness pull padding, made very sturdy, good looking, very secure one in latch system, easy to take in and out. It's bigger than the britax boulevard but I feel my child is more secure, kid can see out because it is higher up.
Cons:
Rear facing is weird with a little baby. The seat doesn't seem to lock in on the latch system rear facing as good as it does forward facing. Awkward rear facing baby positing -makes bb hunch fwd. some may think it is a bit big.
Best Uses:
Forward facing

Stacia
Denver
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

So happy with this seat!
August 11, 2013
I have a Britax boulevard in one car but my son is huge and well need 2 convertibles so I searched for a bigger better seat. And I found it! My son has more room in it now at 1 year and I feel like it will hold him longer than the Britax. It was super easy to install and it seems just as safe! It has a very tall base though. We have it in a Jetta and I don't think he would make it at 4 feet in the Jetta. We are getting an SUV eventually. But overall I love it.
Pros:
Easy install Side impact keep his head erect Easy to use 5 point harness Wide and roomy

PMD
That crazy state down south
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

No Compromises - Big - At times bulky, All of which are done for a reason THE BEST
July 25, 2013
All you need to know is RECARO is a 60 year old German company that makes seats for the Professional Racing & The Automotive industry. Graco for instance is owned by RubberMaid. I should mention that the seat is not mfr'd in Germany. The seat is made right here in the USA!

Karen
Cincinnati, Oh
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

worth every penny
July 8, 2013
Very pleased! I bought it for my grandson who was turning one. The latch system is a breeze so moving it to a different car isn't a problem. The belts run very smooth so getting him in and out is very easy. It is a little more expensive than others out there but I will never have to buy another. Worth every penny

Mom of Four
Lawrence, KS
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

LOVE this carseat!
April 28, 2013
This is a less common brand here in the US, but I'm so glad we took a chance and ordered it - it's definitely worth every penny! This carseat is very nice looking (we actually get compliments on it when we're out), was super easy to install (we were able to get a really tight install on the first try which isn't always the case with carseats!) and seems so comfortable! Our son loves riding in it, too. The fabric is such high quality and feels so plush but also has built in ventilation spots so your baby doesn't get sweaty! All of the adjustments are easy to use even with a wiggly baby. Most importantly, this car seat EXCEEDS all US safety standards. I don't think there's a safer or higher quality carseat on the market. Honestly, I had already bought a Britax Pavilion for my car and this seat was for my husband's... And I'm a bit jealous! Just can't say enough positives about this seat!
Pros:
Stylish, comfortable, SAFE
Cons:
None

Julie
Wisconsin
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Convertible!
April 19, 2013
I had this seat for my son so when it was time to pick out a seat for my daughter, I went right to this one. They have added a few features in the past 3-4 years. One of the best things is the ability to adjust the strap height with a knob. This seat fits great in my small car and my husband's larger car. It is high quality and durable. The picture doesn't show the color well. It looks like it is pink and gray but it really is pink and brown/tan. Also the texture of the material is strange. My son's seat was more like felt. This is a rough material.
Pros:
High Quality Knob to adjust seat height Fits in small cars
Cons:
Texture of the material

Krista
Naperville, IL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Absolutely love it!
April 8, 2013
It was a little frustrating putting it in being a mother but having my husband made it easier! He recommended the recaro carseat when we were pregnant an didnt buy it till she turned 7 months! We bought it just before our vacation! It was so comfortable for her during the 6+ hr drive! She slept most the time and when she didn't she was back there talking to herself and playing with her toys! It has the side impact head rest to keep her head from bouncing around and as she gets taller you can twist the bar for it to raise! It keeps her safe and comfy and that makes me one happy parent! Thank you so much! Ps we are buying the upper version for my husbands car!
Pros:
Safe, secure, comfortable for her . Only con is we had to put a towel under it to keep it leveled to the ground while rear facing, would be great if they make it recline farther back!

Vikas
San Jose, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Seat You Can Buy
March 24, 2013
The Britax is good, but the Recaro is better. The Britax has a bunch of bells and whistles that are marketed as safety innovations, but seem to be more of a hassle than anything. The straps have a lot of extra positioners and tear away stitching in them that makes them harder to adjust on the Britax than the Recaro and my kid seems less comfortable in the seat. The Recaro just has simple, easy to adjust nylon straps (although the white stitching on the outside of the belt is an ingenious touch to help keep you from getting the belt twisted). The flaps to hold the shoulder belts open while putting the child in the seat are another clever, simple touch that really makes a difference in ease of use day-to-day that gives the Recaro the edge over the Britax in my opinion. Both seats have plenty of padding, but the Recaro seems to have it closer to the head, which is nice for my kid when sleeping in the car. My kid just seems more comfortable in the Recaro and fights me less getting in it, which I consider the review that counts the most.
Pros:
More comfortable for my kid to get in the Recaro
Cons:
None

Aggie
Indianapolis, IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Hands down, best car seat out there!
March 19, 2013
I could not be happier with a convertible car seat for my 19 month old baby girl. She is very big for her age (95% for weight and height) and we finally made the decision to turn her around. We didn't quite make it to 2 years, but almost. I did an insane amount of research, but the bottom line for me was my dad's opinion. He designs automotive seats for most major automakers and, due to his job, also has to test how seats work with car seats, etc. He was in Germany for some of the tests a few years ago and he called me afterwards and said "Get a Recaro! Or a Maxi-Cosi!" (The car seat she was in up until now was the Maxi-Cosi Priori, we LOVED it, but we wanted something bigger). He was so impressed with the construction of both. That meant a lot to me. (Disclaimer - my dad is NOT a baby car seat expert, he is an auto car seating expert and engineer). Recaro is a very reputable company. We already use a Recaro booster seat for our 7 year old, and were very impressed with it. This car seat was a no-brainer for us. It is impressive and sturdy, easy to install, easy to adjust as she grows, etc. The fabric is very nice, I can tell she won't get too hot and sweaty in it. Our baby LOVES it. She seriously goes "Yay!" every time we put her in the car now. We bought a Britax for the other car when I was pregnant and I hate that thing compared to the Recaro. I don't know why everyone is so in love with Britax - it's a pain to install, it doesn't feel nearly as comfortable and well put together as the Recaro or Maxi-Cosi. And it's made in China. Our Recaro came to us in a box clearly marked "Made in the USA" and manufactured in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Both our girls are in US-manufactured Recaro seats and we could not be happier - and could not feel safer knowing our girls are riding in Recaro seats. Thank you for a great product at a great price!
Pros:
Size Quality materials Colors Ease of installation Comfort for baby Longevity of use (up to 70lbs!)
Cons:
Nothing It's HUGE and would be an issue in a small car, but we have a large SUV and it's not a problem for us.

Raj
San Jose, CA
5 Stars

Best Seat You Can Buy
March 18, 2013
I have this seat in my car, and the wife has the Britax Boulevard 70 in hers. This seat is SO much better than the Britax. The Britax belts are VERY hard to tighten. The Recaro needs the slightest of tugs to pull the harness tight. Everything about the Recaro was just engineered better than the Britax. Everything adjusts with ease, it installs easier (have you seen the tether on the Britax? What a joke!), and all in all it feels FAR sturdier than the Britax. I guess there's a reason professional race car drivers tend to use Recaro seats, and Britax is nowhere to be seen in motorsports. Look at it this way..if Recaro can build a seat that keeps a driver safe in a 180MPH collision, don't you think they can keep your child safe at 70? Getting ready to put the Britax up on Craigslist and get another Recaro.
Pros:
Size Comfort Weight Belts Adjustments
Cons:
None

kathy
NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Way Better than thought
January 24, 2013
I always been a Britax Fan But since i was debating between a Britax convertible car seat and this Recaro proSport for my girl 3 1/2 years old...I fianlly got this one and now I've been totally CONVERTED- I LOVE THIS RECARO brand ...it's much better structure, a little lighter than the britax But still very well made and easy to install, much softer cloths, much better design and very confy...has much more cushin the straps are better...love the handle to adjust hight ..everything is much better than the Britax...so dont settle with britax just becuse it ahs the booster seat which Recaro doesn't .it defenitely worth the money and by the time my little needs a only booster seat i can buy her one - hose are cheaper. this Recaro gives you everything you need to have your child secure and confy :) Thank you Recaro
Pros:
Secure easy to install Soft cloths better construction everything...

Carolyn Desmarais
Palm Harbor, Flordia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Happy
January 14, 2013
Bought two, and love them! Have recommed them to friends! Easy to install!

Melanee
San Diego, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great carseat!
December 24, 2012
Love this carseat! Daughter enjoys it as well. It's comfortable and daughter no longer screams throughout the car ride.
Pros:
Easy to install, comfortable, not to hot

Amanda
Phoenix, Arizona
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Seat
December 18, 2012
I did extensive comparison between this seat and the Britax Marathon and I ultimately chose this seat because of the safety ratings and comfort. My daughter (14 mos) loves this seat. She never fusses and loves sitting upright and looking out the window. It's easy to install as a rear facing seat (until she is two) and I had it installed within 15 minutes. We purchased an "infant" carrier seat first and looking back I wish I would have purchased this seat from the very beginning. It's great for her as she grows and very durable material. I also found instructions with the seat to remove the material so I can machine wash it down the road. I have a Buick LaCrosse and this seat fits perfectly in the back seat - a little "tall" but overall fits well.
Pros:
Durable Material Protects Head/Body Great Safety Easy to Install Rear-Facing options (easy) Easy straps and connectors Baby sits high and can enjoy the view out the window Looks great Light "Breathable" Material for Hot Summers
Cons:
A little Tall Wish there were accessories (like a cup holder) to add on

chuckie
atlanta ga
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

love it!!!
December 18, 2012
i wasn't sure if i wanted to get this or the britax 70 ...... read all the reveiws and i decided to go w/ this one . i think it's the great car seat and i love the price .thanx albee ~!!!
Pros:
easy to install....safety issues...and the best price~!!!
Cons:
not sure yet.

Suzi
SoCal
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Super safe & secure
December 17, 2012
This seat is a beast! That said, I definitely feel like my child is as safe as can be. Rear facing it's a little difficult to get the kid in and out but we've gotten much better at it over time. The straps are easy to secure and adjust. Installation is pretty simple. Color was as expected. Price was great and it came quicker than expected for "free shipping" so I was happy with AlbeeBaby too.
Pros:
safety installation is easy color easy to adjust straps when securing child
Cons:
It's gigantic & heavy

Momof2
Los Angeles, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Highly Recommend This ProRide
December 16, 2012
I have purchased several of these seats. The woman who professionally installed our car seats recommended it. We have been nothing but happy. My husband installed the 3rd one we bought. He said it was not easy, but the point is for your child to be safe, so even if it takes a while to be installed it is worth every second. We feel very secure with our children in these seats.
Pros:
Works for both boys and girls. The colors are neutral and the material is light weight.
Cons:
I'm not sure this is a "dislike" but the ONLY annoying thing for me is that this item is bulky, it is hard for me to see out my window. My one year old is rear facing, behind my passenger seat. I drive a lexus SUV so it blocks my vision a little.

Henry Tarleton
VALLEJO, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The Cadillac of car seats
October 15, 2012
The straps work so easy compared to other we have had. Very good chair.
Pros:
Ease of use
Cons:
Sometimes hard to fit in small vehicles due to size.

Sara
Denver, CO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Happy Kid Happy Mom
October 4, 2012
I use both a Britax Boulevard and Recaro ProRIDE convertible carseat, one in mine and one in my husband's car. I find the Recaro carseat much easier to use! All of the adjustments are easier to reach and use and they all feel smooth and solid. The carseat is easy to install, is safe and comfortable for my son. After owning both brands, my next round of carseats will definitely be Recaro.
Pros:
Safety Ease of use Comfort

Patty
Milwaukee, WI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Favorite Car Seat of the Three
July 17, 2012
I got this car seat a few weeks ago after struggling with our Alpha Omega one for the last time to get it tight enough to keep DS safe. We could not LOVE this carseat anymore than we do - it's a breeze to put in the car, I'm 7 months pregnant and have a 19 month old, anything I can do to make my life easier is a must. The harness is so smooth, when I take DS out when he's fallen asleep he doesn't even flinch. The head support is great and it's so nice that it has a dial rather than a bar or clips to move it up or down. It's very plush and DS never complains about going in it. We have a Britax Boulevard 70CS, and Alpha Omega, and now the Recaro - we will never get another brand again.
Pros:
It's so easy to install It's plush and comfy for DS It's so easy to loosen and tighten keeping DS safe and secure
Cons:
It's huge - tall and bulky not for small cars and is best forward facing, but works well rear facing, just takes up a lot of room! There is no cup holder

KIMLOAN NGUYEN
Lake Minnetonka MN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

ONE OF THE BEST CAR SEAT, BETTER THAN BRITAX. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH RECARO.
July 5, 2012
You might not believe, me but I've bought 2 of this proride last month. My husband who is a car racer and asked me to get a Recaro Car seat. I was giggling and disblief there was such thing. I went against his advise and got 3 britax boulevard 70 cs ($300 and up) and I hate the sewn in velcro for the strap scratches me and my daughter. So I decided to get 2 proride just for the heck when it was on sale fo $178. I compare it side by side with Britax, I'm telling you, RECARO IS WAY BETTER THAN BRITAX. It's so sturdy, well made, wonderful strap holder, take up less space and tall enough where my daughter loves to see thru the windshield with rear facing then forward facing. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH RECARO. THEY MAKE CAR SEAT FOR CAR RACER! GO GET ONE OR TWO.
Pros:
LOVE THE HEIGHT, THE CLIP POCKET ON EACH SIDE AND THE BOTTOM WHERE IT WONT WRECK YOUR LEATHER CAR SEAT.
Cons:
NOTHING

Samantha
Torrance, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The best!!
May 29, 2012
I have three kids and I've been used quite a few car seats and this is the best. I've been using this for 8 months now and my baby girl looks so comfortable, she just loves it. And the color, design and the quality is unbeatable. I am buying one more for my brother's son.

nicole
Iowa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Lot of Research and very happy with purchase
May 22, 2012
I looked and looked and looked for a new car seat. We had the Chicco KeyFit 30 and wanted something that was comparable in quality. I looked and looked at quite a few other seats (Safety 1st, Bitrix, Graco,) and found this to match all of my needs. I started out wanted this seat based on personal recommendations but I didn't really want to spend $300 on another seat. But after much review I decided that I knew that we needed to purchase this seat for safety reasons. I was really excited to find this seat at this price and no shipping. This made it a no brain-er! It was a breeze to install in my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee forward facing and I sure it would have been just as easy rear facing as well. I used the latch system and it installed just as easy as the Chicco base. 11 month old baby girls seems to really love it so far:)
Pros:
Looks, Safety features, latch system, color

ABain
Houston, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Unmatched safety quality, comfort
May 14, 2012
We bought this for my son one year ago, and the comfort and safety quality is unmatched. We've used several other car seats while traveling, and the latches in the others seemed so flimsy and he looked so uncomfortable, with minimal head support, which helped me appreciate the design quality in the Recaro. Great to know my son's head is protected from a side collision, yes, but I really like that it holds his head up when he falls asleep, which is often since the seat is so comfortable for him. We live where it's hot a large part of the year so the cool fabric is a major bonus. This car seat is bulky, but the quality and sense of security is worth it!
Pros:
Head support Comfort Cool fabric Overall quality
Cons:
Big and bulky

Skyler
Pennsylvania
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

NO worries here!!!
May 3, 2012
Seat is much better looking (very nice imho) and constructed than anticipated... and i had high expectations. This is the BEST PRICE ANYWHERE online! The shipping was fast, free, and the item arrived in mint condition. I was a little hesitant because this color scheme is not shown on the recaro website but the item was manufactured in march of 2012 so it is in-fact brand new and the same as the current line. I can see how these fetch $300 elsewhere as the construction is superior to many others i researched at that price point. it is easy to assemble and install but if you were switching it in/out of cars without the latch system it would be somewhat inconvenient... i expect this would be the case for all car seats rated for the same max age/ht/wt as this though. We have this installed with a rolled up blanket under the front to level it and it is still rock solid. With it leveled, as instructed to do, my daughter (11mo) really gets cozy and usually falls asleep in moments and fusses less than when in her previous seat. My wife is pregnant again and i am ordering another one shortly for my MIL to put in her car until the next baby comes and she will give it to us (2 should fill the back seat of my wife's pontiac torrent). I talked her into this as the price is negligible at albeebaby from this to the cheaper models, especially given the amount of quality. I will use our old carseat for the newborn just because it has a quick detach base and it is easy to carry the baby in but i will switch over to this much earlier than before (probably around 4 mos).
Pros:
quality albee's price almost everything
Cons:
our newer cars have latch system but i could see it being somewhat difficult to swap between vehicles if your car does not have it.

lbh
Louisiana
3 Stars

not so sure...
May 3, 2012
For an upper end seat, the latch system seems to be an afterthought. It doesn't come set up for rear-facing. Understanding the instructions is difficult, and basically you have to re-route the latch strap and decide for yourself if it should be in front of or behind the buckle strap under the seat cover. If you're trying to decide, I'd go with the Britax - a breeze compared to this. I may still exchange.
Pros:
Well padded, no rethreading the harness straps
Cons:
Latch system for rear facing

Deanna
Milton, DE
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Love the safety
April 27, 2012
I bought 2 of these for my sons... 2 and 7. They love that they both have the same seat and I love how easy is to install. I also love how their heads are going to be safe if god for bid something were to happen. My 7yr old picked this over the ProBooster because he wanted to stay as safe as he could in a carseat as long as he could. The padding is very comfortable too. When they fall asleep, their head just lean on the side and not fall forward. I also love the colors that they have available.

Regina
Washington, DC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Love this seat!
April 27, 2012
My daughter loves this seat! It was a pain to install so make sure you take it some where to have it professionally installed because there are so many little things that you may not realize but a certified installer would know. For example...on my SUV this car seat is too wide to use the LATCH system so we had to use the seatbelt. One person who tried to install it didnt realize that, but the other person checked it and fixed it. It is a pretty big seat so depending on where you want it in your vehicle it may or may not fit. It seems like it is beyond safe with plenty of padding and it must be comfy since my daugher fell asleep in it the 2nd time she sat in it. Overall, I think its a great seat and am glad I got it. Not to mention for $179.99...thats a GREAT price compared to other stores that are selling this item.
Pros:
Safe, plenty of padding especially around the head, easy to get child in and out of
Cons:
base is too wide to use LATCH on my vehicle but thats a personal thing.

S D G-H
Lancaster, Tx
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

VERY VERY VERY SATISFIED MOMMY!!!
April 12, 2012
I am a first time mom (she is now 8 months). As a first time mom, I am very careful and extremely picky about what I get her, especially for her safety. I decided to get my baby a new car seat after I found that the "Houdini" in her allowed her to escape from her Gracco car seat. I researched car seats for about 2 months online, safety manuals and write up and other parents. It finally came down to the Britax and the Recaro brands. After reading rave reviews and the history of the Recaro, I finally purchased the Recaro Proride. I just ordered it this morning so I have not used it yet but I am very excited. I feel like I have made the absolute best choice for my beautiful and precious baby girl. I would also like to express how extremely pleased I am with the Albee Baby web site. I found the Recaro Proride on this web site for $179.99 (the cheapest I have found it anywhere). I was please to see that I was NOT charged any Taxes or Shipping. I paid only the $179.99. I will be using this web site for other purchases.
Pros:
The overwhelming safety reviews Sturdy structure Beautiful style
Cons:
TBD

Mamaof2kiddos
Atlanta, GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Safe and Sturdy!
April 8, 2012
Just got this last week, and we love it! It fits nicely in the backseat of my wagon without having the front seat uncomfortably close to the dashboard---my (slender) 6' husband can also fit between it and the Radian XTSL in the back seat, and I feel like my daughter is safe and secure in it. She is not a fat baby--and seems more comfy (finally graduating from her Graco Snugride 30). It is a tall seat, so it is an adjustment of where I look to see her in the baby mirror on the headrest, but I can still do it. The price was very right---we were considering two other top-rated brands Diono and Britax, but yay for the sale!
Pros:
Just about everything--so far! This seat would probably fit in most wagons or sedans! Top-rated safety!
Cons:
Could get warm in the summer

Carrie
Pennsylvania
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Only Recaro
January 21, 2012
I have been through numerous carseats with my three boys. This one is the best. I can't even think of anything I don't love about it. EASIEST to install, solid, comfortable. I will never buy another brand of carseat again.
Pros:
everything!!
Cons:
nothing

Kim
California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome carseat
January 6, 2012
This is a great, sturdy carseat that will last a long time. It fits perfectly in our small car rear facing, and love that it matches the actual seats of the car itself. Very soft material for baby too.
Pros:
Very sturdy, well made. Material seems comfortable for baby, straps dont get tangled. Easy to use, easy to latch.
Cons:
It's really tall - you cant use the baby mirrors to see your baby if you rear face. And it's really hard to hand baby things from the front seat too.

Leslie
Ga
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great seat
December 19, 2011
Love this seat! Super comfy for my precious daughter and safety is top notch (the most important thing)! I would highly recommend this seat to anyone, even over britax. I researched for several months before I made my purchase. We are now ordering a second recaro proride for husbands truck.



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