Seriously? Is this seat legit?
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."
Seriously and truly :-) I've corresponded with the maker, and I own two. It earned an IIHS 'best bet' rating, passed all applicable crash testing even in the simulated event of a 'deflation' of the seat during the accident, and it positions the belt absolutely beautifully. It's easy enough for any kid 6+ to use by themselves. I frequently send it to school with my 7 year old. It fits discreetely in the bottom of his backpack when it's rolled up, and I don't have to worry that there won't be enough room for him in a sedan that all ready has two other kids in boosters.
Really a great option for car-pool/taxis/travel etc.
I am personally less enthusiastic -- my leggy and curvy-hipped almost 10yo does not find it comfortable -- but I agree that it is completely legit and safe to use.
Carseat-checking (CPST) and WAH mama to a thirteen-year-old girl.