Very lightweight — which concerned us
September 25, 2020
I love the look of this seat and the padding seems great. However my husband found it concerning, that it doesn’t feel as solid and heavy as our Chicco zip that we keep in his truck. That one has a metal frame that he feels is sturdier and safer, while the maxi cosi feels flimsy. I think he is right. In addition, I could not for the life of me get it to fit and feel secure in my vehicle (2013 Subaru Outback). I tried installing with the top tether and shoulder seatbelt. Loose. Then I tried the top tether and just the LATCH anchor system. Nope, I pulled and pulled but it still moved side to side. The Chicco has some sort of “force multiplier” system so I have no problem making that seat snug whether it’s my Subaru or our Ford F-150. It does not move side to side. I ensured that the seat was not reclined and no seatbelt parts were in the way, nothing keeping it from sitting flat on the seat. I read the manual. It just doesn’t feel right in my car. Also, the chest clip feels thin, flimsy and it’s not easy to unclip. Further, the handle above the headrest is awkward and difficult to Push/pull up and down. On the Chicco you squeeze and pull in same direction (up, vertical). On the Maxi you have to press (horizontal) and then pull the handle (up vertical) in a perpendicular motion. Not easy while in a crowded back seat.
- Nice colors, thick padding
- Too lightweight, no metal reinforcement. Weak feeling chest clip. Seat doesn?t feel secure in my car