Nuna Rava Review
Gang's all here!You may already be familiar with the Nuna Pipa, Nuna Pipa Lite, and the Nuna Pipa Lite LX [if you haven't, you can read about them HERE] but now it’s time to introduce you to their older sibling—the Nuna RAVA convertible car seat!
The RAVA has been the talk of the town since its release here in Canada in early 2019 – so today we want to give you the lowdown on this second stage car seat.
The RAVA is available in two neutral but gorgeous colour waves, granite and caviar.
Parents looking for a modern car seat to match the interior of their vehicle are often drawn to this seat—but there is more to the RAVA than just its exterior.
So, what makes the Nuna RAVA so great?Well, a few things stand out.
At Snuggle Bugz we recommend keeping your child rear facing as long as possible, and the RAVA allows you to rear face up to 40 pounds!
As a result of this weight limit, they have also designed the seat to allow up to 2 inches more leg room when rear facing - this same design also provides more leg support for forward facing riders.
They refer to this feature as "laid back leg room".
Easy InstallationSomething else that differentiates the Nuna RAVA from many other convertible seats, is the recommended Vehicle Seat Belt installation, as opposed to lower anchors. Nuna believes that this eliminates the confusion of when to switch from Lower Anchors to Vehicle Seat Belt, plus allows the seat to fit more vehicle makes and more seating positions. (Trust us – it’s also SUPER easy to navigate the vehicle seat belt path due to coloured belt path indicators!) It avoids the “is this installed correctly?” anxiety that all parents have!
This seat is “muscle-free” and “bubble-free” – what this means is that the latches that lock the seat into place don’t require any pulling, pushing or wrestling (muscle-free) and the recline angle guide clearly confirms the perfect riding angle, without the frustration of trying to balance a bubble between two lines (bubble-free). This seat is specifically designed to avoid any potential install confusion and reassure parents that their child’s seat is correctly and safely installed every time.
If you need to move the seat into another vehicle or even Grandmas car, the installation should be quick and easy!
Safe & Durable Design
You can rest easy when your child is buckled into The RAVA.
This seat uses energy absorbing foam and side impact protection pods. The frame is made of complete steel and has a reinforced belt path. That means that this seat is heavy duty.
The RAVA is equipped with ventilation panels within the shell and a breathable knit fabric – so your little one is cool and comfy on even the longest trips.
(Bonus! The fabric is removable and machine washable!)
Some additional bonuses:
- Nuna uses a “no re-thread” 2-position crotch strap and 5-point harness, and has an easy to maneuver, one-handed, ten position headrest, PLUS a 6 position recline
- Infant head and body inserts come with the seat and are removable to grow with baby.
- The seat has flip open cup holders on either side, so no matter where in your vehicle or what position your child is seated in, they have access to their beloved sippy cup.
- The seat has buckle tongue holders on both sides of the car seat. Simply put, they are the convenient little doo-hickeys that can house the seat belt buckles while you get your child seated.
- Rear-Facing- 5 to 40 lbs | Up to 49 inches
- Forward Facing-
25 to 65 lbs | Up to 49 inches
- Seat size: h
27” x w 19” x l 27.25”
- Seat weight:
Head into any of our 9 Snuggle Bugz retail locations to dry fit the Nuna Rava in your vehicle before you buy! If you're feeling confident, shipping is free when you order online!
Please note that all car seats are final sale due to the nature of the product. We do this so no one ever receives a car seat with an unknown history :)