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Sunshine Kids Radian80 SL Convertible Car Seat, Primrose

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Goes up to 45 lbs rear facing and 80 lbs forward facing, slim design

Cons: heavy to carry

We love this carseat!  We love how the weight limit goes up to 45 lbs rear facing, and how tall it is for tall children.  We also love the slim design!  It fits well in small back seats.  We are planning on getting another for #3!!


Pros: slim design, solid, comfy for kids

Cons: heavy to carry

I love this car seat. We bought this after I was in an accident and had to replace carseats.  We looked at several and went with this because of: 


1. The steal frame design

2. The weight limit on rear and front facing while being in a harness

3. slender design

4. side protection


  My daughter has always been small, She has been in this seat for about 3 years. The only reason she is coming out of it, is because she has requested to be in a big seat like her brothers.  It is heavy, but it is also not made cheaply. I am not afraid of my daughter's seat just crumbling around her leaving her unprotected.  She sleeps just fine in the seat with her head not falling forward. She is a tall 5 now and still has plenty of room in the seat.  It doesn't take up to much room in the car which is great when we have to put someone next to her.  You do have to unbuckle the seat to adjust straps, but honestly that is such a minor issue I do not see it as a CON at all! 


Pros: narrow, high weigh limits, comfortable

Cons: have to remove from car to change strap positioning

We love this car seat and plan on getting another one for our second daughter.  It is very soft and comfortable for her and is very heavy duty.  It's very heavy since it's made of steel.  The only down side is that you have to take the seat out of the car to adjust the strap positioning which is not the case on the Evenflo Triumph Advance that we also own.  Overall though, I prefer this seat to the ETA. 

Sunshine Kids Radian80 SL Convertible Car Seat, Primrose

18562 Features: -Color: Pink floral micro-fiber. -Part of Radian80SL collection. -Rear-facing: 5 - 45 lbs. -Forward-facing: 20 - 80 lbs (53'') in a 5-point harness. -Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides. -Super LATCH installation up to 80 lbs - no seat belt required. -Easy-Tite adjuster for quick and easy tightening, installs in 1 minute. -Energy absorbing EPS foam panels for side impact protection. -Safe Stop energy absorbing harness system. -Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation. -5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for proper harness fit. -Fits 3-across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space. -3-in-1 infant positioning system and toddler head support. -Memory foam padding for superior comfort. -Folds flat for travel and storage, includes convenient carry strap. -Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding. -Forward and rear-facing tether system. -2 recline positions in forward-facing mode. -Care: Hand wash, line dry.

BindingBaby Product
FeatureFits 3-across in a car; Infant pillow support and memory foam for superior comfort
LabelSunshine Kids
List Price$269.99
ManufacturerSunshine Kids
Number Of Items1
Product GroupBaby Product
Product Type NameBABY_PRODUCT
PublisherSunshine Kids
StudioSunshine Kids
TitleSunshine Kids Radian80 SL Convertible Car Seat, Primrose
Release Date2009-10-23
Height28.5 inches
Length16 inches
Weight23 pounds
Width17 inches
Batteries Included0
BrandSunshine Kids
Package Quantity1
Manufacturer Maximum Age96
Maximum Weight Recommendation8000
Special FeaturesAdjustable Head Support
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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