Summary: The other reviewers didn't emphasize enough in my opinion how HEAVY this thing is. I really love it though and my daughter can fall asleep in it easily and it feels very sturdy but if you are planning on traveling, or taking it out of the car often, forget it and find a different one. I had to buy a separate car seat for traveling and now I feel like if I would have just bought a different one I could have saved some money and my back!!
Summary: These car- seats are great-we have a 2yr old and 11 month old twins and they fit great in the back of our Honda wagon....if u have a tight sqeeze in the backseat these are the way to go---when they are rear-facing it does make the front seats a little uncomfortable but it is still better than getting a new car! I would reccomend these over and over again!
Summary: I was planning to buy a Britax Marathon for the longest time thinking it would be a good car seat for our toddler to use and grow with as he's slowly outgrowing the Britax Roundabout. After reading the consumer ratings on the Marathon I realized that though the ease of use with the Britax products was a plus, it was not as important as safety.
Summary: I purchased this seat to keep my 6 year old daughter harnessed for as long as possible. She out grew her Eddie Bauer 3 in one seat harnessed and my husband and i were not ready to put her in a booster seat yet. My daughter is 48inches tall and weighs aprox 60lbs. This car seat though solid was very narrow and was aprox 9.5 inches across the interior seat area. She fit into the seat, but had no room to grow across the thigh area.
Summary: We bought a radian 65 for my oldest son when he was moved out of his infant seat about 4 yrs ago, but since we loved it so much, we decided to get this upgraded seat for our new baby. He LOVES this carseat so much. We are just now moving up from the infant seat since our guy is still so little (not even 17lbs at 10 months). this seat was SO easy to install-- even rearfacing. It's much more "cushion-y" than their previous seats so that's a nice upgrade for them.
Summary: Excellent seat! Easy to install. Opted against the infant seat by chicco for several reasons. 1) knew she would get too heavy to carry her and the seat for more than a couple months. 2) this is safer and it makes sense to spend a little more money on one great seat, than two ok seats. 3) fits in my small car, unlike some of the bulkier choices.
Summary: We are extremely happy with our Sunshine Kids Radian XT Convertible Car Seat, Hampton (Purchased on 10/28/2009) by Sunshine Kids. We were actually pleasantly surprised that it arrived so quickly...only took a couple of days to get here! Our son seems very comfortable in this car seat and is able to sleep soundly when traveling or napping. I really like that he can continue to be rear facing in a 5pt harness until he is 35 pounds or 53 inches.
Summary: We have a toddler and twin girls and bought a Prius before we knew that we were going to have a set of twins. We just weren't ready to upgrade to a mini van. The seats all fit perfectly and are comfortable for all our kids. They are heavy, but we don't carry them around ;-) - installation was ok. Would recommend it to anybody!
Summary: I upgraded to the XT's from the 65's about a month ago after I was in an accident. I like the chest clips, but I miss the velcro on the straps! They held the little buckles up, now my little buckles always slide down into the seat. That's really my only complaint. I could knit-pick and say it's hard to tighten the harness while rear-facing, but honestly, the Radians saved the lives of the triplets I nanny (it helped I kept them rear-facing well beyond 1 & 20 too)..
Summary: This is the most amazing car seat! It is very compact, yet our daughter (6 months old) has plenty of room in it. Our 4 year old son even sits comfortably in it! However, the seat does take up a bit of space when it is rear-facing, but it still fits in our 4-runner, with the seat back far enough for my husband. If we needed more space, we could put the car seat in the middle though.