LOVE this car seat so far!
First off, the only reason this isn't getting 5stars is because the base is gigantic. There's some trouble fitting it on the car seats so we'll have to order a base without the bar and try that, or just forget the base altogether. By the way, the other reviews are correct, the base is freakishly heavy. Not really a problem though unless you're frequently moving the base between vehicles. The car seat itself is light and so much easier to carry with the extra big curved handle. It's easy to release from the base. It's pretty strange not having the "shopping cart clips", but that may be for the best anyways. It's also very easy to clip and pull the safety belt, which is really important when you have multiple children and don't have the time to mess around with the belt like you may have done with baby #1. The fabric is on the firm/tougher side, but personally I like it. It's very, very cushioned compared to other fabric inserts I've experienced. And the colours... oh, they're just as beautiful as in the picture. We are HUGE fans of the fact that the fabric insert comes out without having to unstrap the safety belt. That is such a big plus, especially if your babies are pukers and you'll be needing to wash the fabric frequently. I'm interested in seeing how easily the white plastic will get dirty/be able to be cleaned. I'm considering making a fabric cover for at least the handle. Even the cleanest hands make something this white dirty over time. BUT!, only time will tell as we just got this car seat. We also like that the height and weight limits are bigger than many other carrying car seats. Our first son's car seat had a 29" height limit/22lb weight limit and he grew out of it by the time he was 4 or 5 months old so we're hopeful this one will last much longer for baby #2 and future kids. One last thought; I really like the canopy. It covers just fine and I don't see how you can consider it to be "flimsy". It's certainly not hurricane-wind proof but it's way stronger than any Graco/Evenflo/Safety 1st canopy we've ever dealt with.
ProsHigh weight/height limit
Extra large handle
Firm, cushiony fabric insert that can be quickly removed
ConsSuper long base
White plastic should be an interesting experience