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Recaro Pro-Ride
 
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$233.80 - $259.99
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Summary: The Pro-Ride is the convertible child seat offered as part of Recaro's newest and most advanced Pro-series of child seats.
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Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity car seats
About - Recaro Pro-Ride

The Recaro Pro-Ride is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, convertible car seat models like the Pro-Ride are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat from rear facing to forward facing and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

Rear facing fit-to-vehicle:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat using both the vehicle belts and LATCH in a variety of vehicles in a rear-facing orientation and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.
About This Brand

A German company more commonly associated with automobile seats than child seats, Recaro’s reputation is well known in original equipment automobile and motorsport seat technology but extends to a full line of child restraints and aircraft seats as well. Recaro offers a range of child restraints from convertibles to boosters in the U.S.

Features & Specs - Recaro Pro-Ride
info Rear facing weight range (lbs.) 5-35
info Forward facing weight range (lbs.) 20-70
info Height range (in.) <50
info Seat weight (lbs.) 21
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User Reviews - Recaro Pro-Ride
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Seat
12/29/2012
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Safe
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Best Uses
Infants
Toddlers
Comment:
We purchased this seat for our grandson when he got too tall for his infant seat. We use it on a daiy basis. It is a very large seat but once instsalled it fits our Acura TSX fine with the LATCH system. The quality of the seat is visible immediately and the comfort of the seat is unsurpassed. Our grandson loves to ride in our car and our son-in-law has commented that he likes our seat better than their Britax. Rear facing the seat has more room and this allowed us to keep our grandson in the position longer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Recaro Rocks!
11/9/2012
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Safe
Sturdy
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I did a lot of research into seats before I got one and it was really important to have good balance of quality features and comfort for my children. I have 4 Recaro car seats if that says anything about my trust and appreciation for the feature set it has. Had the best balance of the things I was looking for. lots of padding for child comfort, easy to install, solid feel and very good construction. Side impact is much more robust over any other seat I have looked at. I LATCH these seats and they don't move at all. very Soild product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best car seat ever!
9/16/2012
Pros
Comfortable
Easy to Adjust
Easy to Clean
Easy to install
Fits Big Baby Or Child
Safe
Sits High
Sturdy
Stylish
Cons
Bulky
Best Uses
Infants
Newborn
Preschoolers
Toddlers
Comment:
We love our Recaro seats so much! They are wonderful for big babies/children (ours are 9lbs+ at birth) without a super wide profile, and that is hard to find (we have a ProSport, ProRide, and a KeyFit30 across the back seat of a Chevy Impala). Our children love these seats, and even our most picky (he can't stand tags in his clothes - he is that picky) never complains about them - they are soft, easy to adjust to fit the child, and even comfortable when adjusted snugly. I love that they have excellent wings of protection on the sides which double as headrests when they are asleep - so glad their heads never kink over in these seats as they have in others. The ProRide sits higher which helps us keep them rear facing longer as the middle child doesn't feel left out since he has a view out both the side and, to a limited extent, rear windows. The seat is large and weighty which would be cumbersome if you are moving it between vehicles much, but we have never had a problem installing it correctly or tightly. It has fit well in our 2001 Chevy Impala (top tether with seat belts - no latch), a family member's 2009 Pontiac Vibe (using latch), and countless mini vans (both with and without latch). We loved the ProRide so much we now have the ProSport and ProBooster as well. We love everything about them that we have - not only would - recommend them to friends. I love that they are made in the USA as well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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