The Diono RadianRXT Convertible Car Seat will seat children as small as five pounds and up to forty-five pounds rear facing and forward facing from twenty to eight pounds with use of a five point harness.
Children up to one hundred and twenty pounds can use the unit as a booster seat. The seat has a steel alloy frame with reinforced sidewalls. Safe Stop energy absorbing harness and adjustable head support are included.
Protection from side impacts is provided by the child being surrounded by the EPS foam. Installation is simple with the Super latch system. The seat is the only one rated to be used for children up to eighty pounds with the latch system and have been NCAP crash tested.
The RadianRXT is recommended for use by children that are from five to one hundred and twenty pounds in addition to including the following features:
- Safety is increased for side impact is increased by the adjustable head support.
- Support cushions for infant bodies
- Comfort and leg support are made possible by the longer bottom on the seat and expandable sides.
- Head support is adjustable with twelve height positions
- Increased shoulder space; three seats can fit in a mid-sized vehicle
The Diono RadianRXT Convertible Car Seat has a total of fifty-seven Amazon reviews giving an overall average rating of four and a half out of five stars.
The negative review that was found to be the most helpful gave the seat a rating of two out of five stars. The crash ratings and slim size that allowed for multiple seats to be used were a plus to the reviewer. The seat folded for storage and carrying, and the fact that the seat was usable as a booster for older children was plus.
The reviewer found that the seat was rather heavy when attempting to use it on an airplane. The shoulder strap is designed so that those carrying it with their child in it are likely to hit the child’s head on something if they are not careful. The fact that the latch was not two straps that were permanently part of the seat but a single strap that was not attached was a negative point to the reviewer. The seat also moved farther than the reviewer would have liked.
The positive review that was found to be the most helpful gave the Diono RadianRXT a rating of four out of five stars. The fact that the seat could be carried in the same manner as a backpack and is compliant for airline use was a plus to the reviewer. The high weight limit and high back on the seat were also a plus to the reviewer. Overall the reviewers were satisfied with the car seat even though some of them found that installing it was difficult. The fact that the seat could be carried like a backpack and utilized on air planes was a plus to the reviewers. The fact that the seat met high safety standards and was positively received by the majority we can recommend the Diono RadianRXT convertible car seat to consumers.