Outstanding product-durable, easy to install/use
September 9, 2016
In late 2012, we purchased 2 of the ProRide seats (1 for each car) after researching options. After almost 4 yrs of heavy use, I am highly recommending this product. The cloth material is durable and easily cleaned. The cover can be removed and put on again with little effort. I do feel that the black cloth may have ever so slightly faded from exposure to the sun, but no other wear can be seen. There are no tears, rips, rubs, stains, or blemishes in the cloth or the plastic. My son eats, sleeps, and goes on 2500 mile round trips to Nana's in the seat. We have used the ProRide extensively. The seat belts have always worked perfectly. The belt latch is easy to buckle for my 4 1/2 year old, but he can not unbuckle himself from the seat. However, I can unbuckle him with 1 hand. The seat is easy to install into most any car, from a full size pickup to a Civic to the captain's chair of a Traverse - rear facing or forward facing - LATCH or seat belt. It takes up less room left to right than other options. The overall construction of the seat feels solid and more substantial than others. Our son has always reported being comfortable in the seat, and to this day will fall asleep in it. He never complained about the seat blocking his view out the windows, but does have to sit up slightly to see directly to his left/right. He is on the verge of being too tall for the ProRide, which is what brought me to the RECARO website tonight. If it is at all possible for you to afford a RECARO car seat, you will be very satisfied with the level of safety, durability, and ease of use. We have friends who went with lessor brands and they definitely regretted doing so. Some had to replace seats after a year or so due to wear/tear, some reported having to battle the install, and still others reported uncomfortable kiddos. Again, if you can afford the RECARO price up front, you will be purchasing safety, comfort, and ease of use that will last for the duration of your need.
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