Convertible car seat is a vital safety accessory that ones should own if they often commute with their children. Unlike their standard counterparts, their unique convertible designs grow with children. They are also ergonomic, well-padded to absorb side impact, and have simple and easy to install bases that fit on different types of cars. If you are shopping for a new model and having trouble sifting through the tons of available brands in the market, here are our picks of the 9 best seats worth purchasing in 2015:
- 9. Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat
- 8. Britax Marathon 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat
- 7. Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat
- 6. Graco My Ride 65 LX Convertible Car Seat
- 5. Graco Nautilus Convertible Car Seat
- 4. Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat
- 3. RECARO Proride Convertible Car Seat
- 2. Britax Roundabout G4.1 Convertible Car Seat
- 1. Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat
9. Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat
Durable, portable, and with an aesthetic shadow theme, Diono Radian RXT is a high quality convertible car seat with a safe full steel frame construction that offers superior side impact protection. It is durable, has non-toxic memory foam padding that optimize comfort, and has a universal design that works in both front-facing (20-80 pound capacity) and rear facing (5-45 pound capacity) orientations. It also converts to a comfortable booster seat (120-pound capacity), has a soft adjustable headrest for added support, and has a unique fold flat design that eases storage and transport.
8. Britax Marathon 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat
A popular product in the convertible seats niche, Britax Marathon 70-G3 is a safety-rated onyx-themed convertible car seat manufactured using a non-irritant and waterproof 100% polyester fabric. It also has integrated steel bars for optimal safety, a sturdy base with a unique safe-cell technology that lowers its center of gravity to boost stability and safety, and a unique forward flexing design that dampens energy in the event of an accident. If side impact protection is of primary concern, this car set has deep foam-padded walls that offer superior side impact protection. Its integrated ultra-guard HUGS harness lowers flexion, while its staged design eliminates wobbling.
7. Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat
Featuring an novel 9-position ReclineSure leveling system and an exclusive force-multiplying SuperCinch technology, NextFit by Chicco is an advanced convertible car seat that keeps babies safe, well-secured, and as comfortable as possible. It has a striking mystique theme that stimulates children, two RideRight bubble levels that guarantee a stable and secure installation, and a 6-position headrest with an auto-wielding harness for securing larger children. It also has an integrated side path for converting it from a front facing to a rear-facing seat and an ergonomic and well-padded structure.
6. Graco My Ride 65 LX Convertible Car Seat
With a high-grade plastic and metal frame and comfortable and well-padded body, Graco My Ride 65 LX is an innovative coda-themed convertible car seat with a two in one design that offers value for years. This chair measures around 26 by 20.5 by 27-inches, supports 5-40 pounds in a rear facing orientation, and comes with energy-absorbing EPS foam that lacks phthalates and other chemical contaminants that often irritate babies. Owners also get a well-designed five-point harness for optimal support and safety, a machine-washable cover that resists stains and water damage, and an easy to install latch-equipped seat
5. Graco Nautilus Convertible Car Seat
Recommended for use in large sports utility vehicle and small family-sized sedans, Graco Nautilus is a multi-functional three in one convertible car seat designed to grow with babies. It is affordable, crash tested and steel-reinforced to exceed US safety standards, and has an ergonomic and super-supportive design that supports 20-100-pound babies between 27 and 57-inches tall. The EPS energy-absorbing foam used to reinforce its body is child safe. Its height adjustable head rest support the head and upper back well, while its integrated five-point harness secures babies well without irritating the skin and or joints.
4. Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Convertible Car Seat
As its names suggests, Alpha Omega by Safety 1st is a high performance motor vehicle accessory designed with the user’s overall safety in mind. It is Lamont-themed, supports 5-100 pounds babies, and works in both rear facing, front facing, and booster orientations without compromising performance. This convertible car seat also has baby-safe energy-absorbing foam that conforms to the orientation of the body, a quick fit and easy to use harness, and multi-position recline back with pivoting armrests for added support.
3. RECARO Proride Convertible Car Seat
Ranking fourth on our the 10 best convertible car seats in 2015 review, this 2015 edition of the liked RECARDO Proride line of car seats is a unique, convertible accessory with a durable full body that offers superior side impact protection of all areas (neck, face, head, pelvis, and torso). Its racing inspired design is professional-grade. Its comfortable PUR foam and protective EasyAdjust headrest boost its functionality further, while its integrated 5-point harness, adjustable set height, and ability to support up to 40 pounds is novel.
2. Britax Roundabout G4.1 Convertible Car Seat
A smart choice for keeping babies safe and comfortable during transit, Britax Roundabout G4.1 by Britax USA, is an onyx convertible car seat with an array of integrated safety components including safe cell impact protection. It is sturdy, built to exceed federal safety standards, and has a durable, easy to install, and impact-absorbing base that does not wobble nor lose its shape once installed. Other desirable attributes are its energy-absorbing headrest that secures the head well, tangle-free five-point harness, and its wide and easy to load design.
1. Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat
For optimal comfort and child safety on the road, Graco Size4Me 65 is our pick of the best convertible car seat to purchase in 2015. It is convertible, supports babies weighing between 20 and 65 pounds, and has a rigorously crush tested design that protects babies from injuries in the event of accidents. It is also easy to install in most types of vehicles, has an adjustable harness that prevents babies from shifting, and a one-handed InRight latch system that eases its installation.