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RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat, Blue Opal

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  • Racing-Inspired Full Body Side Impact Protection - designed to protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact crash including their head, neck, face, torso and pelvis
  • EasyAdjust no-rethread, 5-point harness
  • Rear-facing: appropriate for children who are under 49" (and under 22.5" seated) and who weigh 5 to 40 pounds
  • Forward-facing: appropriate for children who are under 49 and who weigh 20 to 65 pounds
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Product Description

Color: Blue opal

Product Description

The ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat is part of the world class ProSERIES of child safety seats by Recaro, the international leader in automobile, racecar and child seat technology and a leading innovator in side impact protection. Assembled in the United States the ProRIDE is a high quality child restraint that provides parents and children the luxury and safety they need for happy travels. The ProRIDE incorporates Recaro's Side Impact Protection designed to distinctly protect each of the 5 vulnerable areas of a child in a side impact collision their head, neck, face, torso and pelvis. Recaro developed and optimized side impact protection for racecar seats in the 1990's then quickly adapted our expertise to set a new standard for premium child safety seats. EPS energy absorbing foam and the proprietary Recaro seat structure design combine to provide seating safety, style and comfort for your little one, once reserved only for the most prestigious automobile and racing seats in the world. Real automotive PUR comfort foam in the head restraint, soft ware resistant fabric, CoolMesh Air Ventilation System and an ergonomic shell design provide luxury comfort qualities in the ProRIDE equal to the Recaro name. The ProRIDE exceeds all United States federal regulations for safety. For added safety, we test our seats through independent agencies including the globally respected ADAC. Because of our rigorous testing to the world's most stringent safety standards, Recaro confidently believes our seats are the safest in the market. With expertise designing seats for the most prestigious automobiles, world class racecars and premium child car seats, you can be assured of the quality and safety of the ProRIDE seat by Recaro. Premium features include; push button latch system with built in storage, universal top tether, TrueLock belt lock offs, QuickPull easy access harness adjuster, EasyAdjust no re thread harness, SoftTouch head restraint, CoolMesh air ventilation system.

RECARO ProRIDE car seat
This chair features enhanced head wings to shield the face, as well as reinforcements at the sides and hips for additional stability. view larger
EasyAdjust five-point safety harness
EasyAdjust 5-point safety harness. view larger
Plush, ergonomic fabrics
CoolMesh air ventilation view larger

Designed for use in either the rear-facing or forward-facing positions, the RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat offers multiple safety features such as side-impact protection, a head restraint, and a vehicle belt lock-off mechanism (forward-facing). Plus, an ergonomic shell structure, breathable mesh fabric, and easy-to-use harness and head restraint adjusters provide comfort and convenience.

Racing-Inspired Side Impact Protection

Tested to international standards, the RECARO ProRIDE offers an intelligent design that protects a child during a side-impact incident. The car seat's enhanced head wings shield the head and face while a head rest limits neck movement. For added safety, reinforcements at the sides, hips, and thighs help stabilize the torso and pelvis areas.

EasyAdjust, No Re-Thread Safety Harness System

The EasyAdjust, five-point harness can be customized to properly accommodate your growing child. It adjusts with a simple turn of a knob without the hassle of rethreading any straps. TrueLock belt lock-off prevents any slippage from your vehicle's seat belt when used forward-facing. With an upper weight limit in the forward-facing position of up to 65 pounds, this car seat has one of the highest weight capacities for any convertible car seat with a five-point harness system.

Safety Stripe System

The RECARO Safety Stripe System is a racing-inspired white stripe that is clearly visible on the outside edge of the five-point harness. This stripe is designed as an easy alert to parents that a twist could occur, or has begun, thus preventing a safety hazard.

Built-In LATCH System for Added Stability

Designed with a push-button LATCH system, the car seat is easy to secure to your vehicle. The car seat offers a universal top tether system as an added anchor. The rear-facing recline lever allows you to adjust the seat to best fit your vehicle's backseat.

Comfortable, Ergonomic Seat Molds to Your Child's Shape

Featuring an ergonomic shell structure that offers support for your child, the car seat is pleasant and cozy for short errands or long road trips. The harness system features soft pads to make it more comfortable. The head restraint is designed with protective and comfortable automotive PUR foam. For comfort and safety, the soft, cushiony car seat is made with expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) that absorbs external forces.

Comfortable, Soft Seat and Convenient Pockets

For no-fuss care and maintenance, the ProRIDE car seat comes in a variety of easy-to-clean fabrics and colors. All cover materials include mesh fabric that provides a superior air circulation system to keep your child cool and comfortable during the ride. The car seat offers storage pockets to keep the loose ends of harness belts tucked neatly out of the way.

This car seat meets all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213) and Flammability of Interior Materials (FMVSS 302). It is also certified for air travel when used with the plane's seat belt.

At a Glance
  • Forward- and rear-facing car seat with side-impact protection for head, neck, face, torso, and pelvis
  • Safety Stripe System to alert parents that a twist could occur, or has begun, thus preventing a safety hazard
  • Front-adjusting five-point harness, built-in LATCH system, universal top tether system (forward-facing)
  • EPS foam to absorb forces; protective and comfortable automotive PUR foam in the head restraint
  • Ergonomic shell structure for comfort and mesh fabric for air circulation
  • Weight limits: 5 to 40 pounds in rear-facing position; 20 to 65 pounds in forward-facing position.
  • Height limits: Under 49 inches (and under 22-1/2 inches when seated) for rear-facing position; under 49 inches for forward-facing position.
  • Certified for air travel when used in harness mode with the plane's seat belt
  • Assembled in the United States
What's in the Box
  • RECARO ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat
  • Instruction manual
About RECARO: Experts in Automobile Seating and Safety

RECARO pairs a long history steeped in expertise and research of auto racing safety with strong partnerships among leading automotive companies to design safe, comfortable child car seats. With expert knowledge on current and future automotive seating technology, RECARO launched its first child car seat in 1998. Whether designing, engineering, and manufacturing seats for luxury, high-performance race cars or seats that carry the most precious of passengers, RECARO is dedicated to combining smart design with the highest quality of materials.

Product Information

Color: Blue opal
Technical Details
Item Weight20 pounds
Product Dimensions20 x 20 x 27.5 inches
Item model number332.01.AK21
Minimum weight recommendation5 Pounds
Maximum weight recommendation65 Pounds
Care instructionsHand wash cover using cold water and mild soap. Line dry. Do not machine wash or machine dry cover.
Additional product featuresAdjustable Head SupportRemovable Seat Cushion
Number of items1
Specification metcertified frustration-free
OrientationRear Facing, Forward Facing
Harness type5 pt
Seating capacity20.00
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #1,644 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight24.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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1,084 of 1,108 people found the following review helpful By J. Agee on November 9, 2010
Color: Blue opal Verified Purchase
I went back and forth between this seat and the Britax boulevard 70. There were things I liked about both and disliked about both. This is how I feel about the recaro after owning it for a while...
I love that this seat sits up high. My son almost instantly stopped crying in his car seat now that he can see out. As a trauma nurse, I like the head rests much better than the Britax. They are closer to the side of my sons head which prevents the side to side whip lash of the neck that can cause injuries. I also like the amount of cushion in the side impact, enough to stop the momentum, not too soft or too hard. It was also extremely easy to fit in the car. And it is very easy to adjust the harness and head rest without taking anything apart. I also use the pockets for the straps quite a bit more than I thought I would, they are super helpful when trying to position a struggling child.

I don't love that the lowest buckle always slides back to his butt when trying to strap him in. The straps do seem to twist somewhat, but no more than when I buckled him into the Britax. My biggest complaint is that the cover is not machine washable. It cleans up well with a washrag so far and it is removable. I haven't tried hand washing the whole thing yet. Additionally, I couldn't have used this when he was an infant. Although it states that the minimum weight is 5 lbs, he would have been much too tiny for the straps to be positioned correctly.

Lastly, And maybe most important. I don't love that it stays reversed only to 35lbs or 37.5 in. But something that a sales person told me might come in handy for you, children tend to outgrow the height requirement in a carseat long before they outgrow the weight.
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714 of 737 people found the following review helpful By Anjea E. Ray on May 12, 2011
Color: Blue opal Verified Purchase
I recently bought this for my nine month old baby after reading hundreds of reviews. I was debating between this seat, the Radian XTSL, and a Britax Boulevard 70. After much consideration, I chose the ProRIDE and have been very satisfied with my purchase.

The construction of this seat is solid, which you would expect from a manufacturer of the most premiere racing seats in the world. There is nothing flimsy about this seat. The head wings are soft enough to be comfortable when my baby is napping, but firm enough to provide protection in the event of a crash. Those head wings are one reason I chose this seat - the Radian is the only other seat with comparable head wings, and as someone who works in a trauma hospital, this feature was important to me.

The fabric is well-constructed and well-stitched. The ventilation system does help quite a bit, which was necessary for us as we live in central Texas and summers here are HOT. Do know that the different colors of the ProRide are different fabrics; the all-black one and grey one are made entirely of plush velour, which would be substantially hotter than the colored fabrics, which are made of a smooth fabric that wicks moisture. It feels like the same fabric in the Chicco KeyFit seats.

The harness adjustment is super easy. My baby is in the 65th percentile for height, and the straps are at their lowest setting with room to spare. The thing I saw over and over again on the Britax seats was that kids outgrew them in height earlier than expected. The Recaro ProRIDE and Radian XTSL have the highest height limits on the market, which means that your child will fit in the seat longer.
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417 of 454 people found the following review helpful By Aggiesc04 on January 15, 2012
Color: Misty Verified Purchase
Let me say first that we love this car seat and would recommend and purchase it again in future, BUT it is not my favorite choice for rear-facing seat. I intially intended to keep our kiddo rear-facing until she was 2 years old and liked that this seat got such great reviews and had high safety standards. Our baby outgrew her Safety 1st baby seat (which we also loved) and needed a new seat around 13 months. After receiving the Recaro (shipping was fast, price was comparable to anywhere else sold or cheaper) we tried it rear-facing and it was HUGE! We drive a Nissan Sentra and a Nissan Xterra and while it could fit in both cars, the back is much too tall to use your rearview mirror with; it totally blocks the view (in the middle seat). When placed on the outer seats you have to pull the driver or passenger seat quite far forward (in the Nissan Sentra), not very comfortable for two taller people (5'7 and 6'2). Our baby is also tall for her age and ended up with her knees bent uncomfortably the whole time and got to where she would cry and fuss when taken anywhere. We tried this for a month before deciding that between the too tall back and her distress we either needed another seat or to turn it around. Since she was also already 26 lbs we decided to give the forward-facing a shot. Super success! The seat fits perfectly when forward facing in both vehicles and is not too tall (even in the Sentra). It is very easy to install (both our vehicles have the latch system which makes that part easier) and adjusting it is a breeze once you're used to it. The seat is also very well built! The padding is better than any other seat I looked at including several that were higher priced and I love that it is rated with the higher European standards.Read more ›
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