Love the way it fits in the vehicle, not as easy to use/install as Britax.
We've had a Britax Boulevard for our son for 2.5 years and loved it from day one. When looking for a forward facing convertible seat for our daughter, it came down to another Britax, or this one. This one was on sale and had great reviews, so thought we'd give it a shot. It certainly takes up much less space in our mid size SUV and is easier for our kids to climb into on their own. I do find it far more difficult than the Britax to install (at least forward facing, haven't used it rear facing) and I find I can't get as snug a fit with the harness on the child. Would certainly not recommend for small children. We ended up using it for our 3 year old, not the 1 year old it was intended for, because we could never have got the harness small enough to fit her properly. Seems super comfy and certainly very well built and will last for many years. Overall happy with our purchase.
(Posted on 10/28/13)
Good quality price ratio
Very good seat, the baby has been using it when he was 3 weeks old, he liked it better than the peg perego we were given. He seemed more comfortable.
However, when he falls asleep, his head falls down and I really don't like it, and I'm not able to fix him. I couldn't find any products that would make the seat more angled...
(Posted on 10/26/13)
Great for extended rear facing
I own two of these in another cover pattern and they have been great for allowing my now 3.25 year old to remain rear-facing. He forward faced for about 6 months before we bought these and even when we turned him back rear-facing at 2.5 years old he didn't complain at all, he was happy to be able to sleep more comfortably in his car seat and face the same way as his little sister. We use them side by side in our ford escape and there is still room for an adult to comfortably sit in the backseat and with the angle adjuster the front seats have plenty of room.
The only complaint is the harness adjuster is different in that you have to do a series of short tugs to tighten, so if you are used to other seats with a smooth one pull adjuster it can take some getting used to.
Also, I had a great experience with Diono customer service. One of the expandable sides wouldn't stay in the locked upright position, and although it in no way affected the safety of the seat, Diono quickly sent out a brand new replacement seat and let me keep the cover from my original seat since they didn't have that pattern in stock anymore. So now I also have a spare cover for when one needs to be washed.
Well worth the money, especially if you can get it on sale!
(Posted on 10/7/13)