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J.L. Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag

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  • Fabric/Polyester
  • Imported
  • 6.5" high
  • 14.5" wide
  • Car seat travel bag features padded, adjustable backpack straps for carrying comfort
  • Fits Britax Marathon, Boulevard, Roundabout, Decathlon
  • Water resistant, heavy duty fabric cleans easily and protects car seat from moisture
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Product Description

Fully-padded car seat travel bag with backpack straps protects your car seat's safety features and allows for hands-free travel.

  • ASIN: B0009RNXNA
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 15 x 16 inches; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Item model number: 2100
  • Average Customer Review:
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From the Manufacturer

Front flap for easy loading and un-loading of your car seat

About J.L. Childress

For over 30 years, J.L. Childress has been thoughtfully designing high-quality products that are practical and multi-functional. As a family-owned business headquartered in Orange County, CA, we’re parents, sisters and daughters, working every day to make family adventures around the world a little easier.

We are your 'on-the-go experts', providing functional products at an affordable price point for practical parenting. From the classic Maxicool 4-bottle cooler, to our famous Gate Check Bags, the J.L. Childress standards for design, functionality and value are applied to each and every product we make.

From our family to yours, travel happy.

~ The Childress Family

Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag

by J.L. Childress

The ULTIMATE choice for travel comfort, protection, durability and satisfaction! The Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag protects your child's car seat when traveling and is perfect for use when checking your car seat as luggage.

The Ultimate is the only car seat travel bag available with thick padding on all sides, PLUS padded interior wings for maximum protection of your car seats' safety features. Ergonomic, harness-style backpack straps are also padded and adjustable to ensure comfortable carrying. The backpack straps allow you to carry your car seat hands-free, giving you more flexibility to carry luggage and maneuver your family through the airport.

The Ultimate is made from durable, water-resistant 600 denier polyester fabric and features a protective, antimicrobial interior coating. Travel-tested by families around the world, the Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag is the highest customer-rated car seat travel bag and comes with a lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

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  • Protects - Comfortable - Hands-Free - Durable
  • Fully padded with padded interior wings
  • Dual, lockable zipper opening
  • Clear ID card pocket with ID card
  • Webbing handle
  • Packaged in a reusable storage bag

Ultimate Carrying Comfort

Ergonomic, harness-style backpack straps provide carrying support.

Hands-free convenience

Have your hands free to push the stroller, carry the baby or wheel other luggage

Easy-lift handle & ID card pocket

Lifting convenience and identification for peace-of-mind

Padded, adjustable backpack straps

Comfortable for mom or dad!

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Roller wheels for easy transport
Backpack straps for hands-free transport

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193 of 201 people found the following review helpful By Nat on May 7, 2009
Color: Black
JL Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag

We love this back pack car seat bag and now own 2 of them. The bags have been through many trips and have held up very well. The bag fits many different types of carseats -- including our Graco infant seat & base and also our Britax car seat for the older child. It's pretty comfortable to carry on your back and wheel the rest of your luggage. When I was pregnant with our 2nd child, my husband put the back pack on and a baby carrier on the front. Both made getting through the airport escalators, etc. very easy. We don't use strollers on trips -- it's easier to travel without them.

Mom tip -- I like to use a clear zip bag (like the one you get when you buy a comforter or similar) to stow all their clothes, diapers, etc. in the same piece of luggage with the car seat. That way if they inspect that piece of luggage, they can see everything through the clear plastic & don't have to go through it quite as much (I also put small stuff in ziploc bags just in case they do so that they won't lose the pacifiers, etc.). Also, if you're going to put clothes in with the carseats, it's a lot easier to use a separate bag that you can quickly throw in on top of the car seat & take out as you're going to/from the airport.

Just make sure the backpack doesn't get too heavy because we've had to repair one of the bags after overloading it on several trips. Now we put anything heavy (like a Costco size can of formula) in our luggage. It's also smart not to weigh yourself down too much since you're carrying it on your back. I agree with one of the other reviewers -- the center of gravity is a little odd because of the car seat so it is possible to get off balance if you bend over to do something with it on your back so be careful!
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By K31Th on January 4, 2013
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We use this product with our Chicco Keyfit 30 infant car seat. The car seat fits in this backpack. The best way to put the car seat into the backpack (in our opinion) is have the car seat attached to the base, and put the base along the side that will be alongside your back. When closing the zippers around the car seat, we find it to be a snug fit at two points, but it still closes without any issues (no breakage, no zipper damage).

So here's the good points that we like about this car seat travel bag. It can hold a lot more stuff than just the car seat. We stuff a lot of additional things into this bag, it's crazy. The trick we find is to put the additional items into soft bags (plastic bags or those eco-friendly grocery bags), because the additionals would be easier to remove and replace during the security check at the airport. Rather than taking out additional items one by one, just having a bag or two to remove works better.

The last time we traveled, we had just north of 35 lbs of stuff in it (car seat included), and the travel bag worked fine.

So far, we've traveled a few times with it without a problem. We've gate-checked the bag twice, and we've counter checked-in the bag twice. One travel was on an international flight. Our last travel where we checked-in the travel bag unfortunately involved a layover and a flight transfer (so it was handled a lot), but the bag held up fine. From all of these travels, we haven't had any damage to our travel bag or to the car seat inside. I was a bit concerned during the times we decided to check in the travel bag at the airport counter (less for me to carry to the gate), but everything turned out fine.

Being able to toss extra stuff into this thing then gate-check it is really nice.
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful By WDEJ's Mom on April 15, 2009
Color: Black
LOVE this car seat bag!

Fits Britax Marathon convertible seat (which we love) perfectly, plus I can fit a few other items on the seat and still zips up without any problems, which is great for airline travel!

Before, I used it for a rear facing infant seat (baby trend flex-loc) plus the base when traveling by air, and that worked wonderfully as well! With the smaller infant seat, I could actually fit about 60 diapers, plus a small bag for all my baby's clothes for the trip, some toys, blankies AND still had room! I didn't even really need an additional bag for her! I think I may have packed some items in my own suitcase that were hers, but I always pack way more than I ever need.

Also great because airlines do not charge luggage fees for baby items such as car seats or play yards!! Woohoo! A way to beat the system and save some cash while on vaca, folks!

Love that this bag is padded - you spend a lot of money on a good car seat and you want it protected while in the care of luggage handlers.

Straps are easily adjustable.

Never had a problem with the zipper, which surprised me, but it is actually quite sturdy.

Has been through many trips and has zero wear! Tough fabric!

Love the spot on top to put your information on it.

It is a little awkward to have on your back and it does bump you in the back of the legs, but I am also short at 5 feet 2 inches, so maybe a taller person wouldn't have that problem. I thought about getting one with wheels, however, I would already be pushing a stroller with my daughter in it and wheeling a bag or two of my luggage so I didn't want yet another thing to roll around.
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