Review: Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat

Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car SeatThe Recaro ProRIDE can be used both forward and rear facing for children. The seat has a variety of safety features that include a lock off mechanism for seat belts, head restraint and protection from side impacts. Convenience and comfort are achieved with the adjustments on the head restraint; harness is easy to use, mesh fabric insert and ergonomic shell structure.

The seat has been engineered to provide maximum protection during side impact crashes. The seat is reinforced at the thighs, hips and sides in order to stabilize the pelvis and torso. The seat has the additional stability of a built in latch system.


The ProRIDE can be used both rear and forward facing, it is recommend that the cover be washed with cold water and a mild soap then line dried in addition to having the following features:

  • Children up to seventy pounds are accommodated by the five points on the no rethread harness with an easy adjustable turn dial.
  • Babies are kept cook with the cool mesh air ventilation
  • Crash force energy is absorbed by EPS foam
  • Design protects children’s pelvis, torso, face, neck, and head in the event of side impact.
  • Children can remain facing the rear until they reach 37.5 inches tall weighing from five to thirty-five pounds. Children that are up to fifty inches tall from twenty to seventy pounds utilize the seat forward facing.


The ProRIDE has a total of ninety-nine Amazon reviews giving it an average overall rating of four and a half out of five stars.

The critical review considered the most helpful gave the seat a rating of three out of five stars. The seat is high quality with an appealing appearance although it did not work facing the rear when placed in the back seat. The head side bolsters are too large making it difficult to get small children in them since they block the doorway to an extent. The seat was fine when forward facing but would be better utilized rear facing in a larger vehicle.

The most helpful positive review gave the unit a rating of five out of five stars. The fact that the seat sits up high enough for children to see out calms them. The head rest are closer to the child’s head preventing the side to side; the cushioning was a plus to since it was enough to stop momentum without being overly soft or hard. The fact that nothing has to be taken apart in order to adjust the head rest and harness was a plus to the reviewer as well. The lower buckle would slide backwards when strapping the child in which was a negative along with the fact they would twist. The fact that cover cannot be washed in the washing machine was the biggest problem the reviewer had.

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Overall reviewer were satisfied with the car seat with even negative reviewers finding positive aspects as a result we can recommend the unit to consumers that want to feel secure while they drive their children around.

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