“ Manufacturer: Recaro / Type: Car Seat „
At £140 these car seats don't come cheap, plus having to buy two at the same time meant laying out quite a sum of money, but they do have the bonus of seating a child from 9 months old all the way up to 11 years, depending of course on the child's weight. For younger and smaller children there is a padded insert to ensure they fit snugly, which can be removed to be cleaned and when the child grows, at both these stages the child is secured into the seat by a 5 point harness in the seat and the car's 3 point seat belt slides through specific points in the back of the seat securing it in the car. The 5 point harness is adjustable and has slots in a couple of positions meaning that as the child grows taller they are still seated comfortably and safely. The next stage is to remove the 5 pointed harness from the seat, which is a little tricky but only needs to be done once, then the seat just sits in the car and uses the car's 3 point belt.
The major disadvantage to these seats is their size and weight!! They are huge, which is great from a safety aspect but with regards to functionality it's very frustrating!! If you need to move them from one car to another it's quite a chore and fitting 2 in the back of a car with someone in the middle seat it tight to say the least!!!
Overall these are good, sturdy car seats that will see your child through from a young age to when they no longer need one, safety wise Recaro has a very good reputation which provides peace of mind, if they could make them lighter and not so bulky they would be perfect and more than worth the money.
"Maximum safety - not only for little aces. The new RECARO Young Sport provides your child with a new kind of 5-point harness system that guarantees "growing" safety for age group I approx. 9 months to 4 years. As the backrest is adjusted to size, the harnesses are automatically moved into the correct position, thus affording your child optimum protection. As your child grows, simply remove the harnesses. Your child is then secured by the vehicle's 3-point harness. • Suitable from 9mths - 11years approx 9-36kg • Multi adjustment head rest • Central adjuster for harnesses and patented belt tensioner. • 5 point harness • Height adjustable shoulder harness • Cover can be removed for wash washing at 30 degrees"