Beyond happy, easy transitions
I just bought the carseat for my daughter two months ago. Shipping was fast, and the package was exactly what I ordered. I was a little wary because of some negative reviews about this site, and it being my first time ordering from them. Let me tell you all of those worries were put to rest. I will definitely be ordering from Albeebaby again.
As for the carseat itself, once i took it out of the package i played around with it a little bit. I will warn you it is a little heavy, and bulky. But I expected that with all of the features. I have a cuv, and once installed it fit like a glove when my 6'3" husband is driving. When I'm driving there is plenty of room. I love the one hand headrest adjustment. It makes it so easy to transition to the next stage without taking the whole thing out and apart. The locking clips for the seat are perfect!! I had some issues with my infant carrier base, and had a lot of trouble getting them clipped into my car they were so big and bulky they didn't really fit between the seat. But not these! They slid in and clipped right away. Even the few times I've had to take it out, they released and went back in no problem.
Transiting the carseat to each stage was a breeze, after I read the manual of course. I did take it all apart and put it back together just to see what I was in for. But it was very easy.
There is only one complaint. But I think at this stage I might have the same problem with any carseat. When adjusting the straps (tightening, and loosening) I have to make a conscious effort to hold the leg straps out when pulling the cord to tighten it. Otherwise for some reason the straps dig into my daughters chubby thighs, while leaving way to much room art the chest. (Probably user error, but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong). Also the buckle in the five point harness is a little big. After the clips are secured the sides dig into her thighs as well.
She is only 5 months old, and 15lbs. And I'm sure when she gets a little older, bigger, and her thighs aren't as closer together this won't be a problem. So for now it's just a minor inconvenience.
Overall I give this carseat a 4.8/5. The safety rating is amazing, it lasts 10 years, and from Albeebaby it's a great value! We will be getting a second one for my husband's car!
ProsValue, safety, multifunctional, extended rear facing, ease a use, easy transitions, one hand adjustments, easy installation
Cons bulky, harness clip to big
Best Uses Rear facing, extended rear facing, front facing, high back booster, and booster.