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Ah, a thread for us to salivate and discuss and dream about the new seats coming out...

Their website has details up now:
http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=1916&region=3&L=2

The como and the signo

They look like some pretty cool seats.... anyone seen any in person yet? Online stores offering them yet? Post your links!

yes, I am a carseat geek...

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I have a friend who is taking pre-orders at her work if anyone wants to order one. I think it's $219 or $249 for the other and free shipping. They do liook nice, but they are wide, 20" from what we saw. The Britax seats are 19", so right between normal and Regent. I'm really digging the pink though...

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Yeah the pink is cute. I think I'll get one for the second car and to go to my parents' when we need it. Though if I like it too much I may send the boulevard to second string duty

I want to SEE them in person... last I heard was August/september for the signo... sigh.

Anyone have newer dates?

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I am a little naive here -- I've never heard of this company...? Are they better than/ just as good as Britax?

My DS has been in a Britax Marathon since birth (he's now almost 3 and 40 inches tall, 30 pounds).

These look really nice -- but we only have one seat (for my car) and we pass it back and forth (or what fun) if we use DH's car. I don't think a second seat is in our future -- too pricey plus the Marathon should take us to 65lbs and DS is a skinny with a long way to go.

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I am a little naive here -- I've never heard of this company...? Are they better than/ just as good as Britax?
At least just as good. And these new seats will probably top the britax ones currently on the market AND they're cheaper. The Signo has everything the boulevard has AND higher straps and a higher weight limit. I've heard rumors of retractable belts too, but haven't seen for sure.

I've heard the signo will retail at $259

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I am lusting after the Signo. Two cobalts and a blush...ohhhhhhh......
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Shall we all drool together now? On cue...



I heard retractable belts mentioned at one point... anyone know about those? or any other features that set them apart from the boulevard?

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I cannot wait to get the Signo. Owen is in a Marathon, but he is growing so fast lately...almost time to upgrade!!!
Maybe I should go make him a protein shake right now!!
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: I pre-ordered a blush Signo for DD2 a couple weeks ago. I am so excited for late August to get here! I got mine from here: http://www.strollandgo.com/Recaro-Si..._109-934.html#
and after I placed the order, they contacted me and wanted to know if they I wanted them to submit the order to Recaro so my seat will be shipped directly from Recaro instead of going to the company, and then me.

I'm just hoping DD2 slows down growing or else I'll be stealing DD1's second Marathon to use for her until the Recaro gets here.

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So they're saying late August now officially?

I wonder what the bottom strap heights are- if this seat will actually fit newborns...

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Oh I am SO getting some Signos! In colbalt!

Yippie Ki-yay! I am soooo drolling over them!

Recaro has been around a while, they started out making 5pnt harnesses for race car drivers and customized bucket seats and such for show cars. Then the boosters, and now the harnessed seats. I am tickled pink!

Not only are they bigger and cheaper than the Britaxes, they RF to 35lbs instead of Britaxes 33lbs.

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AAANNNNDDDDDD did anyone notice their mention of an upcoming infant seat? Can't wait to hear the specs on that...

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Stop. Just stop. You're making my special place tingle. :
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We are a sad sad group... getting all excited and tingly over carseats yet to come...

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I really love Recaro - and DH drives a WRX, so they're the perfect seat for his car...
so nice to see they have rear-facing ones now... that was the one thing I was a little tenuous about.
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I can't wait to see the infant seat either, I don't know why, I won't have a child that will fit into one. I think they are officially saying Aug/Sep, or at least that is what Recaro is telling Stroll and Go, who is them telling me that.

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so, these are supposed to be really good? like good enough i should maybe be thinking about getting one of these for the babe due in october instead of a boulevard?

looks like the britax has better colors/prints though

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Aw man, I won't need a new seat for awhile! I want one!

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So what's with all the commotion with these? Why are they so good? I need a new convertible for #2 around sept.

ETA - and what's the difference between the como and the signo?
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At least just as good. And these new seats will probably top the britax ones currently on the market AND they're cheaper. The Signo has everything the boulevard has AND higher straps and a higher weight limit. I've heard rumors of retractable belts too, but haven't seen for sure.

I've heard the signo will retail at $259

-Angela
This is why we are so excited. They will top Britax's slot height and will be cheaper! What's not to love. The Signo will be a seat that my DD2 will probably still be comfortably riding in when she is 5y.

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so, these are supposed to be really good? like good enough i should maybe be thinking about getting one of these for the babe due in october instead of a boulevard?

looks like the britax has better colors/prints though
yep. worth looking at for sure.

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So what's with all the commotion with these? Why are they so good? I need a new convertible for #2 around sept.

ETA - and what's the difference between the como and the signo?
They have all the features of the boulevard and more

Okay, as far as I see, these are the things the signo has that the como doesn't:

infinite headrest and strap adjustment (like the boulevard)
slightly higher top strap height

anyone else see a difference?


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So what about safety/crash testing? Anyone have info on that?
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So what about safety/crash testing? Anyone have info on that?
No safety or crash testing information is available on any carseat on the market. Just that they pass the minimums.

But this company makes racecar seats, so they have some experience in the field.

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Alright, i'm going to be the thread hater. I love love looooovvveee Recaro but OMG i think the seats coming out are uuugggllllyy. :

You can't call that "pink" it's like half red half brown with a little rust thrown in there. Then again i'm used to the very ummm feminine pink/pastel Britax line.

Although, it does have awesome safety features. I'm really excited about the height feature, but I just don't "see" how the seat is going to adjust for someone that tall. I just really really really want to see one in person before I fall head over heels in love with all of it's newfound car seat glory.
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But would you still buy a regent for the last 10 pounds of being in a car seat? So your toddler could rear face for two pounds more in the new seats but if you are going to buy a regent anyway??? I guess it makes sense if they are cheaper then a Boulevard though.

Sorry I am rambly...
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I am bummed that my kids are all way too old for one of the new Recaros. DS would still probably fit, but there is no way I could justify a Signo for a 7 year old. Unfortunately, our next seat is going to be a couple of these:

http://www.magnaclek.com/us/english/olli/index.aspx

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Alright, i'm going to be the thread hater. I love love looooovvveee Recaro but OMG i think the seats coming out are uuugggllllyy. :

You can't call that "pink" it's like half red half brown with a little rust thrown in there. Then again i'm used to the very ummm feminine pink/pastel Britax line.
I wonder if it's your monitor? The pink looks plenty pink to me. Somewhere between cotton candy and bubblegum.

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But would you still buy a regent for the last 10 pounds of being in a car seat? So your toddler could rear face for two pounds more in the new seats but if you are going to buy a regent anyway??? I guess it makes sense if they are cheaper then a Boulevard though.

Sorry I am rambly...
I doubt I will get dd anywhere near the 70 or 80lbs in a carseat. She will outgrow everything by height.

And I'd play it by ear- but maybe by then there will be more big seats out there.

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I wonder if it's your monitor? The pink looks plenty pink to me. Somewhere between cotton candy and bubblegum.
That's what I was going to say. I see no brown or red in it. I was going to call it a baby pink as it's the same color as many of dds' infant outfits.
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