Beautiful, functional, and secure car seat!
First off, I'll echo what other reviewers have already said: the fabric is both beautiful and comfortable. When I put my daughter inside, the padding felt almost personalized to her; it fit so perfectly around her. I don't feel like I'm torturing her when putting her inside since all the buckles have ample padding around them (especially the one around the waist where the buckles converge). Previously I was using a Britax product, that didn't have much padding at all, so this was a world of difference. The padding was especially great because we have been taking a lot of long car rides this summer. It's super easy to unzip (and rezip) after machine washing (that was one of the first things I was excited to try once she managed to open her milk and spill it all over herself and the seat). I should note that although there is a lot of cushioning, it's very breathable, so I didn't have a sweaty babe at the end of our journey.
My husband installed the car seat, and it was really easy to do. I live in a city where I sometimes have to put the car seat in and out of different cars, so ease of installation was important. The bubble level indicators take the worry out of whether you actually secured your babe; I'm a first-time mom, so I'm constantly checking and rechecking.
I really liked the insulated cup holder for two reasons: the first being that it kept the milk cool and the second being that it kept the milk in one secure location (see earlier remark about how my daughter likes to spill her milk everywhere). My only gripe with it is that my lifefactory bottles were a bit too tight, but that is purely because of the silicone cover, when I took them off it was fine.
The other thing that I would have loved to see in this car seat was a sun shade. Otherwise, it's a very well made product that is easy to install, comfortable, secure, and visually appealing.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.