Friday, January 17, 2014

RECARO Performance RIDE Car seat Review and Giveaway!

RECARO is a company that has spent the last 100 years developing seats for luxury cars and airplanes. This knowledge has now inspired the design of car seats for infants and toddlers. Safety, design and comfort are some of the key philosophies that RECARO applies to their car seats.


The RECARO Performance RIDE is packed full of safety features. Not only does it have side-impact technology, but RECARO goes above and beyond most manufacturers, as they were the pioneers of child seat side-impact technologies. The side-impact protection keeps a child's head, neck, face, torso and pelvis safe in the event of an emergency.

In addition to the side-impact protection, there is a 5-point harness and a soft touch head restraint, both of which feature EasyAdjust technology. They adjust together, which means no re-threading of seat belts, ensuring maximum safety and ease. The harness is also very easily adjusted, as it is located at the front of the seat, requiring just a pull to tighten and the push of a button to loosen the straps. No hassle!

RECARO does not believe that design has to be sacrificed for safety, but that instead, they can work together. There is a "racing stripe" on the outside edge of the harness. If the strap gets twisted, or is positioned wrong, this stripe is an easy way for a parent to quickly see that something is not right and spend a minute more getting their child properly harnessed. Available in 9 colors, there is something that everyone will love!

Being lucky enough to try out this seat, I can say that it truly is excellent! Not only is it supremely comfortable for my daughter, but I feel really good about having her in it. I know that she is both safe and comfortable, which are the most important things to me!

With her old seat, she was getting to the point where she had almost outgrown it and she was certainly ready to move on. She would go straight as a board and twist and turn, just to try to keep out of her seat! Now that we have the RECARO, she doesn't do that anymore.

This seat sits up higher than most others, because of its base. This can be a great thing if you have a small car, as it requires less bending and stooping to get your child in and out. With my mini-van, however, it does sit a bit higher than I would like, but the high base makes it easy to recline the seat, so it is worth it in my book!

One thing that seems small, but I really like, is that the buckle part of the harness is encased in a soft pocket. The reason this is so great, is that in previous seats we have owned, without this little soft pocket, the buckle falls back towards the back of the car seat, and it can be difficult to get it when a child is sitting on it. With the buckle encased, it is much easier to grab out of the way, making my day just that little bit easier.

I know that my 1 year old will be able to use this for a long time, because even her 8 year old brother is under the height and weight limit for the seat! Rear-facing, it is good from 5 lbs. to 40 and forward-facing from 20 lbs to 70. That is a HUGE range!


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63 comments:

  1. Sapphire and that it fits from newborn up to 70 pounds, hard to get one like this.

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  2. Vibe - EasyAdjust Head Restraint

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  3. color Jett:SoftTouch Head Restraint

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  4. I like it in Redd and I like the comfort enhancing memory foam.

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  5. I like the color Marine and also like that it is rear-facing to 40 pounds.

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  6. What is my favorite feature and color? I love the Safety Stripe System, because it ensures the baby is correctly buckled in and safe. I love all the other safety features as well. I love the Jett color.

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  7. I like the Sapphire one, and I like that it comes with memory foam and can be used for a longer amount of time (since it can be used with newborns through 70 lbs)

    Amanda
    wont_forget_this_address@yahoo.com

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  8. I like Redd and the foam head restraint.

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  9. I shared this on Google+. I wish now I would had waited to by my son a new one. I do love that one more though.

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  10. Removable cup holder and Haze

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  11. I like that you can use it for years & years for the same child. Probably would choose Jett.

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  12. I like the rose color.

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  13. I like that there is side impact protection and I like the sapphire. color.

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  14. i love it in rose. also i love that theres a little cupholder.

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  15. I like the side impact protection features. Sapphire is a beautiful color.

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  16. rose. i like the use of pur foam

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  17. I like haze or redd. Also like it rear faces to 40lb!

    amanda s
    selenke@yahoo.com

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  18. I like the Safety Stripe System (This one-of-a-kind racing-inspired white stripe, clearly visible on the outside edge of the 5-point harness, alerts parents to improper harness alignment.) and I like the Knight or Jett

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  19. I love that I can use it up to 70 pounds! That's awesome!!

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  20. My favorite is Knight and I love the side protection.
    Mandinav(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I like the redd, and that they are german engineered!

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  22. My favorite color is Knight and I love the removable cup holder.

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  23. I love the marine color and I love the memory foam. OMG, I love memory foam.

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  24. My fav color is Jett and I love the fact that it comes with a removable cup holder - so clever!

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  25. My favorite color is the Rose! I definitely love that it's harnessed up to 70 pounds. My 6 year old is only 50 pounds, this would be so perfect for him!

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  26. Love the Marine, and that it has memory foam.

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  27. I like the Sapphire and Marine. Love that it goes up to 70 pounds.

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  28. i love the side impact feature and my favorite color is sapphire

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  29. I like Knight, and my favorite feature is the No-Rethread harness adjustment.

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  30. I love that it has memory foam. My son has SPD and hates his carseat. Maybe having a softer seat would help him. My favorite color is the Sapphire.

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  31. I like the side impact protection. The marine colored one is my favorite.

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  32. Since we already have a couple PINK car seats, I think I would go for the Marine one this time. So pretty!

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  33. Vibe and that you can extend rear face up to 40lbs!!

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  34. My favorite feature is the removable cup holder and I like it in Rose.

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  35. My favorite color is Sapphire and my favorite feature is the base.

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  36. I LOVE that it is able to be used to 70 pounds. I also like the Rose color.

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  37. I like that it has a removable cup holder and i like the color Marine.

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  38. Like the side impact protection and the Redd!!!

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  39. I love e Sapphire seat, and the quick pull harness looks like it's convenient.

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  40. Love the racing inspired side impact protection...I'd choose the rose!

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  41. My favorite feature is the easy adjust 5-Point Harness, and I like Knight or Jett best.

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  42. I love the memory foam and the color Vibe

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  43. I love that this is the only carseat I would need AND the color I love is rose! It is the perfect shade of pink

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  44. My favorite color is Sapphire and my favorite feature is the twist-free technology.

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  45. I like the Jett color and I love that it fits a child from 5lbs to 70lbs.

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  46. I really like that it is made for kids up-to 70 lbs. And the removable cup holder will be handy for when munchkin is a bit older.
    me_juliet AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. And almost forgot. I like the Vibe color .

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  47. This stroller is ideal for my family. Especially the weight option. Long lasting with that type of range. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Really enjoying your website!

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  49. My favorite color is Redd. My favorite feature is the Twist Resist technology and the side impact protection.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

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  50. I like the color slate for my son and I like the weight range.

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  51. Love the vibe color and how safe and secure it looks like our new lil girl would be in this. The ranges also seem like it wil last her a long time and help me reach my goal to rear face to at least 3!

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  52. I like the side impact protection and the no re-thread harness. I like the marine color

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  53. Rose and I like the memory foam and side impact protection

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  54. Christine M (tubbytelly @ gmail.com)February 14, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    I like the Marine and I love the racing car heritage.

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  55. Jett and the no rethread harness.

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  56. I like the removable cup holder and the slate.

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  57. I love the sapphire! My little boy loves blue!

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