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Sunshine Kids Radian65 SL Convertible Car Seat, Granite

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  • Rear-facing: 5 - 40 pounds; Forward-facing: 20 - 65 (53") pounds in a 5 point harness
  • Steel frame folds flat for travel and storage and rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation
  • SuperLATCH installation up to 65 pounds no seat belt required with SafeStop energy absorbing harness system
  • Fits 3-across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space
  • Energy absorbing EPS foam panels and reinforced sides for side impact protection; sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight22.5 pounds
Product Dimensions16 x 17 x 28.5 inches
Item model number16585
Minimum weight recommendation5 Pounds
Maximum weight recommendation65 Pounds
Care instructionsWash in warm water.
Specification metYes
OrientationRear Facing, Forward Facing
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #55,906 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight27.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Product Description

The Radian 65SL Convertible Car Seat, Granite (Model #16585) features two of the highest weight limits in the market--an impressive 65 pounds in the forward-facing position and 40 pounds when rear-facing. Framed with steel alloy for safety, the seat offers side-impact protection with aluminum-reinforced sides and energy-absorbing EPS foam. Plus, it installs easily, thanks to a SuperLATCH system with a market-leading capacity of 65 pounds.

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Radian 65SL Convertible
Car Seat
At a Glance:
  • Rating: Rear-facing position from 5 - 40 pounds; forward-facing up to 65 pounds

  • It is recommended to keep children rear facing as long as possible

  • It is recommended to keep children in a 5 pt harness as long as possible
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NCAP Tested
Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL Car SeatSunshine Kids Radian 65SL Car Seat

The 65SL features two of the highest weight limits in the market and a SuperLATCH system for added convenience and safety.

Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL Car Seat

The seat offers side-impact protection with aluminum-reinforced sides and energy-absorbing EPS foam. View larger.
Steel Frame and Side Impact Protection
The Radian 65SL Convertible Car Seat is constructed with a steel alloy frame for ultimate safety and strength, providing security for your child and peace of mind for you. The seat's side impact protection features include aluminum-reinforced sides and energy-absorbing EPS foam, which work together to protect the child's head and body and provide a thorough, superior level of protection.

For added safety, the seat is also equipped with a forward- and rear-facing tether system and is the only car seat in the market to offer SafeStop technology, an energy-absorbing harness system.

Easy Installation, Portability, and Convenience
Like many car seats, the Radian allows you to easily install it by engaging the seat's Latch connectors onto a vehicle's Latch bars, which can be found in vehicles built after 2001. For drivers of vehicles without Latch, the good news is that the seat can also be easily installed with the vehicle seatbelt. For cars with Latch, the seat's SuperLATCH system is a prominent feature that offers added convenience and increased safety.

What makes the Radian 65SL different? Typical Latch systems have limited weight capacities of 40-48 pounds. Once a child has reached this weight limit, instructions call for the caregiver to unlatch the seat and reinstall it using the car's seatbelt, a method that increases the likelihood of incorrect installations. The 65SL's SuperLATCH system extends that weight limit to 65 pounds. Beyond the added convenience, SuperLATCH also helps increase safety, as a Latch system is an easier installation method with less room for error than using the seatbelt method. Further easing installation is an Easy-Tite adjuster for firm fastening and rubber non-slip grips along the seat bottom to prevent car seat slippage.

Because safety is a priority to Sunshine Kids, the Radian not only meets and exceeds US mandated standards, but has also been tested to the more rigorous, yet voluntary NCAP standard which simulates more severe accidents.

Of particular convenience to daycare providers and parents of multiple children, the Radian's slim design fits three across in most vehicles, making it ideal for sedans and smaller SUVs. Plus, it still provides ample shoulder room for growing children. Yet another unique feature of this car seat, the Radian is the only convertible car seat on the market that folds flat, so you can store it away and take it along for travel.

Comfort Features for Growing Children
This innovative car seat will grow with your child from infancy to childhood and is designed with several features to ensure your child's comfort, whether you're driving across town to the babysitter's or across the country for the holidays. These comfort features include comfort foam padding, a long seat, and adjustable seat positions.

Especially pleasant for those long rides, the comfort foam padding around the seat and extended seat bottom combine for an extra comfortable fit. The forward facing dual recline positions offer the child the optimal recline angle of choice. Additionally, the five harness positions and three buckle positions make it easier than ever to customize the car seat to ensure your child is properly secured as he or she grows.

And featuring two of the highest weight limits in the market, this convertible car seat is suitable in the rear-facing position from 5 to 40 pounds. When children are old enough, they can be positioned in the forward-facing position up to a weight of 65 pounds. And for easy child-boarding, the seat is designed to sit low on the seat.

The car seat is covered with an easy-to-wipe, ultra-suede fabric that comes in neutral charcoal/grey to complement most vehicle interiors.

About the Company: Modern Products for Today's Busy Families
Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products has over 10 years of experience in designing innovative, thoughtful products that are both safe and convenient. With over 90 products that are available in 50 countries worldwide, Sunshine Kids strives to create parent-friendly, industry-leading car seats, , and other items that provide a practical, reliable, and safe answer to families' needs. With award-winning products that parents have come to trust, Sunshine Kids continues to offer ideal, modern solutions for families all over the world.

What's in the Box
One Radian 65SL Convertible
Car Seat (Granite), rear-facing base, and instruction guide.

Sunshine Kids Radian 65SL Car Seat

The Radian's slim design fits three across in most vehicles.
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Product Description

Radian sl is a convertible car seat for rear facing children lbs and forward facing children up to lbs in a point harness Its steel alloy frame is NCAP crash tested making it the strongest car seat in the world Our SuperLA TCH system ensures the easiest installation possible using the vehicle s lower anchors up to lbs no seat belt required

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The seat is very sturdy and feels very safe and well built.
KY Mike
In both our cars this car seat fits well and allows for 2 passengers to fit comfortably in the back.
Omar Shahine
Seat does fold easily but is heavy if you are going to be carrying through airports.
Angie C

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By PbF00T on December 30, 2009
I own two of these seats, I've installed them forward facing in several vehicles. The seat fits well in every vehicle I've installed it in, the latch and tether systems are easy to operate. The seat folds so it is easy to transport and store. The seat is lower and narrower on the outside but wider on the inside than any other car seat I've owned (mostly Britax) so with a little planning it is easy to fit additional seats on either side of it. It is by far the most solid feeling car seat I've owned.

No complaints from the child in the seat, so it must be comfortable. He has been in it for a few five to eight hour stretches.

It is also worth noting, I called the technical support line with a rather obscure question about the latch system (specific to a vehicle) and the technical support person I worked with was both knowledgeable and friendly. It is rare these days to call support, get right to a human and get excellent service.

Excellent product with a company that stands behind it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By MountainMama on March 29, 2011
Color Name: Granite
I'm writing to toot the horn of my Sunshine Radian 80, I bought it for my daughter when she outgrew her infant car seat and she rode rear facing in it for a long time and it was a squeeze in both of our SUVs...but that is the only negative.

Last Friday I was in a Front end collision and my daughter was 3yrs, 364 days old, 41" and 36lbs, came out completely uninjured and no worse for wear. I felt complete confidence that she was going to be okay. I'm sad to see our trusty friend get retired, but it was worth every penny to feel such security and in the end have the seat do what it was intended to do.

The seat installs like a dream, once you know how to do it. Folds fabulously and we took it on several plane rides, I had bought the travel bag and that made things even easier.

I highly recommend this car seat to anyone, it's slim lines allows for comfortable installation of three in a row.

I would purchase one in a heartbeat if I had another small child.

Being my dd just turned 4, I opted this round for the Britax Frontier 85, similar lines, ""cup holder"" with the benefit of the 5pt harness till 85lbs and the booster option up to 120lbs. If Sunshine had one just a little more similar I wouldn't have hesitated buying theirs.

Hope this is helpful to someone, I always read the reviews and hope you gain some personal knowledge with this.

Oh...the fabric has held up to vomit and all sorts of nasty and comes out of the wash beautifully, just line dry as not to shrink!!!

Hoping our new britax will be just as good.

Good luck.
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful By K. Szabo on January 20, 2010
If you have an average-to-smaller vehicle, need to take your carseat on a plane, or have lots of patience (for the frustrating belt system), get this car seat.

*Strong, safe (and heavy) metal frame. To me, its weight is proof of it's superior quality, but my wife is always surprised at how heavy it is.
*Folds for easy transport (well, easy if you can secure the belts and can comfortably lift and carry a 25 lb seat).
*Plenty of rear-facing legroom for our 17 month old (compared to the Recaro Signo G2).
*Sleek, slim design makes it easy to get kid in and out, and for adults to sit on either side.
*Supposedly the only car seat tested to have no hazardous chemicals present in the fabric.

CONS: There seems to be a problem with every belt on this seat:
*When transporting the seat, the LATCH belt slides out, forcing you to try to re-thread it through the thin passageway in the bottom of the seat, which is quite difficult, unless you're Houdini. It should be permanently attached (like on the Recaro).
*LATCH belt is attached to another belt that dangles and gets in the way when trying to fold or unfold (and latch) the seat.
*Very difficult to adjust the shoulder strap height (unlike Recaro's very convenient knob). On the Sunshine Kids, the metal bracket should be a T bracket, with one belt on each stem, but it's more like a J. It's not easy to get the belts off the stem when you need to adjust the shoulder strap (strong needle-nose pliers help, but it shouldn't be this difficult). Also hard to cram the belts back onto one stem.
*When rear-facing, most of the unused anchor belt is just hanging off the back as you can't shove the whole thing in the little plastic pocket.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Connolly on April 6, 2010
We bought this for air travel and for a small Subaru wagon after our daughter was spilling out of her infant seat. It has many installation options, so you have to find the right one in the manual. There are little quirks that you can't gloss over, e.g. you have to use the safestop accessory in forward facing <40 lb installation. The LATCH system works fine, and I finally figured out that the "top tether" in my cargo area wasn't just some random tie down. I tried to mount this seat rear facing at first, but there was NO way I was going to get a passenger in the front seat, because it was slid all the way up.

For air travel, I think we need a seat belt extender because if you cinch the aircraft belt in the forward facing path, you'll never be able to release the seat belt. While the baby loves it, it is very heavy to lug around the airport and you can clock people with it if you're not careful. We bought the bag for it, but it's completely unsatisfactory. Sturdier sewing is essential and wheels would be nice.
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