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Sunshine Kids RadianXTSL Convertible Car Seat Reviews

Positive Reviews

kbvr

nice seat for a larger car

Posted

Pros: feels very safe - steel frame, narrow, fold up seat for storage

Cons: heavy...very heavy

I bought this seat after much research. I love that my daughter can stay rear facing in it up to 40 pounds, love the heavy quality feeling of it, its sturdy build, the narrowness of it as I have a  compact car. It feels like the quality item it is. What I do not like is the weight of it when i travel with it, or but the main thing I dont like is that it doesnt fit properly in my compact car rear facing - not enough space between head rest and top back of seat. Once I turn her forward facing it will fit....have had to buy another for the interim.

Negative Reviews

HeatherB

HUGE seat

Posted

Pros: Extended rearfacing, nice color

Cons: HUGE, tricky install, heavy, LATCH loosens

I purchased the Radian XTSL in Nitro for my 3yo son who was outgrowing the Marathon. DS loves the color of the Radian and was thrilled with the seat from the get-go. This seat is HUGE. Very tall shell, though it sits lower than many. Still, when rearfacing, it takes up a LOT of room. I'm really not sure how it could possibly fit in most vehicles, especially when newer cars restrict restraints from touching seat backs. I installed the Radian in the driver's side captain's chair in our 2007 Honda Odyssey using LATCH and the Super Latch strap included with the seat. Getting it upright is very difficult. The seat is braced by our front seat, which is allowable in an Odyssey, but not...
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More Reviews

Mosaic

Love it!

Posted

Pros: Slim, easier to carry, easy to use, ok to clean

Cons: Very tall for rear-facing

This was the second carseat we bought, and we love it! It has a slim profile and fits into the seat perfectly forward-facing, making it very easy for DD to climb in and out of it. Rear-facing, it is very tall, so it does require some effort to get it to fit. We love it for traveling because it folds up flat and is much, much easier to pass through the x-ray, carry through the airport, and install on the plane compared to our Evenflo. While still heavy, it doesn't have a lot of the excess and padding that the other, bulkier seats have. I plan on buying 1-2 more for our 2nd DD!
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