What we expected based on reviews
We bought the angle adjuster for use in our pick-up truck and when we need more leg room. We have had it for a year and so far it works great. It is just a piece of foam, as others have mentioned, nothing special, but it does the trick. We suggest it to our friends with small vehicles, it can be the difference between being able to use the diono and not in smaller vehicles or those with less leg room.
(Posted on 15-01-02)
Most Definitely Worth it!
I wasn't sure about it before purchasing it, but I am glad we did! The extra room it gives us in the car is worth every penny (if we still had pennies in Canada). I did find that it needed a bit of airing out before we put it in the car, but that didn't take long. If we buy another Diono seat, we will be getting another one of these for sure.
(Posted on 14-10-21)
Gives you that bit of extra room required!
If you're buying a Radian and need more space in front, you should definitely get one of these! It gives us that little bit of extra room that makes the driver that much more comfortable (our infant car seat is on the passenger side and definitely takes up more room). I agree, try to air it out for a day or so. I love that Diono crash tests their after market products too, so you know it's safe to use!
(Posted on 13-10-07)
Allows car seat to fit in small car
Without the angle adjuster, the front seat in our small Suzuki Swift would be too far forward and unusable with the car seat installed in the back. Although this product seems kind of pricey for a piece of foam, it means the car seat fits in the car so it is worth it.
Also, the instructions are inked onto the foam, but once it gets pushed under the car seat, the ink rubs off very quickly, so not very helpful.
(Posted on 13-10-07)
very thick, check the angle.
the picture looks different than the actual one you receive. the one in the picture appears to be a dense rubbery closed cell foam but the one that comes is an open cell foam material, and is way thicker than the picture. after installing my radian was TOO upright so it took some doing to get it to 35 degrees (recommended for older child). make sure you check the angle. overall I'm glad we got this, it saved me from turning my older child forward facing since as he got taller and heavier he was getting almost too reclined.
(Posted on 12-08-24)
Air out before installing
The angle adjuster certainly added the extra space to my front passenger seat (which I needed with my growing belly!). I installed it in my Mazda 3 and it fits well. Allow at least a full day of airing out before installing due to the strong smell of the product. My 27 month old's legs are now more cramped against the back of the seat, especially with his winter boots on, but it doesn't seem to bother him at all. I am going to get a seat protector now to protect my car from the dirt and snow on his boots. It is actually easier to get his bum far back in the seat now at this angle. I'm not sure how he'll be if he falls asleep, in terms of whether the more upright angle makes his head hang forward. I'll write more if/when that happens.
(Posted on 12-03-10)