Recaro ProRide Convertible Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Recaro ProRide Convertible Car SeatPrice Range: $200 to $230
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Easy to adjust straps & headrest
    • Extra padding around head
    • High seat so child can look out the window
  • Cons:
    • Straps twist & don’t stay in place
    • Rear facing only up to 35 lbs
    • Seat is tall; can create blind spot
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Rear-Facing:
      • Weight: 5-35 lbs
      • Height: 50″ or less
      • Seated Height: 37.5″ or less
    • Forward-Facing:
      • Weight:  20-70 lbs
      • Height: 50″ or less
      • Seated Height: 37.5″ or less
  • Product Weight & Dimensions: 26 lbs; 27.0 ” H x 20.5 ” W x 22.0 ” D

Most Helpful Reviews on the Recaro ProRide Convertible Car Seat.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 11/9/2010 – 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…. I like the head rests much better than the Britax…. 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…. My biggest complaint is that the cover is not machine washable…. Lastly, And maybe most important. I don’t love that it stays reversed only to 35lbs… (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 11/12/2012 – Easy to install (if you follow the directions :)). Seems to be high quality and comfortable. The only con I have so far is the height of the seat. It is really tall and can create a blind spot in a sedan. In my husband’s SUV, this is not a problem. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 2/2/2011 – We have a ’99 Volvo V70 wagon we bought this seat for. It looks great, high quality, but one problem……….doesn’t work rear facing in our car. The side bolsters for the head were so big that they blocked almost the entire doorway so you couldn’t even fit our 8 month-old through the car door into the seat! Forward facing it works fine, but unless you have an SUV or minivan I would stay away from this one if you want to use it rear-facing…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 5/29/2012 – … They are nice looking, cushy seats & I like that my boys are able to see out the windows because the seats sit higher up than others. There are several cons though…they are an enormous pain to take apart to clean, they are really heavy, they are huge and bulky, the straps are fraying after 5 months of use….  (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 2/26/2012 – This is a super nice car seat. However we were forced to return because in the rear facing configuration it was difficult to put the baby in the seat due to the high sides / bolsters of the car seat…. If I was shopping for front facing use only — I would have no trouble recommending this seat…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 6/18/2012 – Pros: Fits in rear center seat. Quality material. Safety rating is great. Works well and fits in our Jeep. Easy to strap our baby in quick to get comfortable…. Cons: Sits high in our car and have to be careful getting my baby into it so I don’t hit his head…but with other car seats, when rear facing seems like the same issue. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • Designed for use in either the rear- 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. Plus, an ergonomic shell structure, mesh fabric insert, and easy-to-use harness and head restraint adjusters provide comfort and convenience. With an upper weight limit of 70 pounds, the ProRIDE offers the highest weight capacity available for convertible car seats with a five-point harness system…. (read more at Recaro-CS.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion, search the Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safety Division’s web­site here.

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