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Old 04-19-2011, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not a safety issue, but since this seems to be the "carseat forum"...I am on the fence about a Radian XTSL for DD to go in our Prius next to a Chicco Keyfit 30 for the new baby.

Can anyone comment on the Radian fabrics, specifically the microfiber/velour versus the mesh (Flora or Bentley versus the red Nitro)

Thanks!


ETA I am leaning toward the red Nitro (cooler mesh) because we may be moving somewhere VERY hot in the summers, even though I have heard that the mesh tends to snag on velcro shoes, etc. Mesh is polyester, but then again, it's not like the microfiber velour is a natural fabric either... headscratch.gif


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We have a rear-facing Radian in a Prius in Eclipse and live in Southern California. No problem with it being particularly hot. Repells gross stuff fairly well.

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We have the Nitro and it's very cool.  No problems with snags but it seems to really hold onto food spills.  I also have an 80SL in Primrose, which is the velour.  It faded a LOT in the sun and DD seemed to sweat more.


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We have an Eclipse (mesh) in one car and it was held up well.  We have a Shadow XTSL in my car and it is neither mesh nor microfiber, it's this really nice almost silky(?) seeming fabric that wipes easily and looks super fabulous.

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though i would bump this thread up and see if now that these latest seats have been out for a while folks had good or bad opinions on the various fabric choises?


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