Sunshine Kids Radian Convertible Car Seat Reviews
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Sunshine Kids Radian Convertible Car Seat

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  • Sunshine Kids Radian - Narrowest high-weight convertible in the market

    Feb 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Higher weight limit and harness slots than most other convertibles
    Cons: Heavy, some installation issues, & may not last to 65lbs, depending on the child

    Summary: UPDATE! 9/9/07 I installed this seat in the Passat center with seatbelt. See review body. UPDATE! 3/24/07 I installed this seat in the Xterra center with lapbelt. See review body. I recently purchased this seat, to replace the Evenflo ... read more

  • This is a great carseat!

    Apr 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Higher rear-facing limit and top shoulder slot, folds flat, great for travel, slimmer than most
    Cons: none!

    Summary: We researched this purchase for a very long time - after watching crash test videos with carseats, we decided to keep our son rear facing as long as possible, and in a 5-point harness as long as possible after that. This seat will allow us to do that. ... read more

  • Very safe car seat for older children

    Apr 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very safe when installed properly, easy adjust strap
    Cons: Heavy, difficult to remove cover for cleaning

    Summary: After reading horrible stories about booster seats for older children, I was quickly on the hunt for a safer booster seat. It amazed me there are very few 5 point seats for children over 30 pounds that will grow with them until they are big enough to be ... read more

  • Not Ideal for Rear-Facing Child, Poor Company Service

    Jan 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -Sleek Design -Safety for a forward-facing child
    Cons: -poor infant support in the Radian 65 -very poor customer service at Sunshine Kids

    Summary: Our new Radian just arrived yesterday and overall I am pleased with this seat. It was a breeze to install using the latch system. I was able to anchor it in less then half the time it took me to install our Evenflo Triumph. The sleek design is definitely ... read more

  • Wonderful Seat - But Beware!

    Aug 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: We love them! Very good investment.
    Cons: Difficult to install.

    Summary: Yes - you read that correctly. I love these carseats. My husband loves these carseats. My children love these carseats. But even though all this carseat "love" is going around, I urge you to beware, and to be cautious when considering this seat for your ... read more

  • Less Expensive Alternative to the Britax

    Apr 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: As Safe and Less Expensive than the Britax. Folds almost Flat. Beter for small Infants.
    Cons: The straps get twisted. Not plush. Heavy.

    Summary: This convertable is great! I put my 12 pound 4 month old in it. We have a britax in her dad's car and I really didn't want to spend the almost $300 to get another. For a little under $200, it is definately Britax's equal in quality. We travel by ... read more

  • Love it-- no installation problems in the Subaru

    Apr 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact design, comfort, folding
    Cons: Heavy!

    Summary: We love this seat. It is slightly narrower on the exterior than most of the other leading brands. But it seems to give just as much space to the child. We have two of these installed in the back of our tiny Subaru, and they have worked well. Other ... read more

  • A great seat for tall skinny kids..... if it's compatible with your vehicle

    Mar 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: narrow seat, tall harness top slots, harnesses over 40lbs
    Cons: doesnt' fit all vehicles

    Summary: The Sunshine Kids Radian Granite Convertible Car Seat is rearfacing for children 5-33 pounds and forward facing for children 22-65 pounds. It has top slots of 18-19" tall (some people get 18 when measuring, others 19.... I got 19"). My daughter had ... read more

  • I love this car seat!

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: strong frame, comfortable to sleep in, narrow seat, 5 point harness to 65 lbs
    Cons: Its kinda heavy but not much more than any other car seat

    Summary: After countless hours of researching car seats online and asking around I and hearing about this carseat several places I decided to get one. A couple of the things I love about it are the framing the car seat has, (part of what makes it so heavy. lol) ... read more

  • This seat plain ol' sucks!

    Jan 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: *Folds flat *You CAN buy a carrying bag *Higher upper weight limit for forward facing
    Cons: *Weighs 20 lbs+ *Awkward to carry *Installs very poorly *Can't properly tighten the straps

    Summary: We bought this as a second carseat for trips. We fly a lot and hoped this seat would offer us the peace of mind we sought. We currently have/use a Britax Marathon as our primary carseat. Perhaps we have been spoiled by the quality and ease of use our ... read more

  • Awesome Seat!!!!!

    Nov 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy Installation, higher harness straps for taller kids, comfortable and not bulky.
    Cons: It's heavy but that's a small price to pay for a great/safe car seat!

    Summary: We love this seat! My 2 year old does too! We purchased it from Albeebaby.com (no tax or shipping so it was a great deal!) about a month ago and couldn't be happier. Our son just turned 2 and is about as tall as a 3 year old. We had an Eddie Bauer ... read more

  • Great Installation!!! Latch and Shoulder Belt.

    Aug 9, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great to travel with, folds very small. Easy and great installation.
    Cons: A bit heavy to carry around the airport.

    Summary: I bought two of these car seats, one for our 2 1/2 year old boy and one for our 8 month old (rear facing). We travel (fly) a lot and that is why I wanted to purchase the seats, however, I needed to be sure they tested well, with regards to safety in a ... read more

  • SEVERE Installation Issues!!!! Be Wary of this Seat!

    Mar 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 65lb weight limit, capability to tether rear facing, narrow
    Cons: VERY poor installations, VERY difficult installations

    Summary: I ordered this direct from Sunshine Kids with the intention of using it for my oldest son (5yo, 43" & 40lbs) in my husband's work/pool vehicles (typically a Ford Escape or F-150). Since I also have two younger children in harnessed carseats whatever fit ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • great seat

    Oct 3, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: easily in and out of car, safe, nice looking
    Cons: they are heavy!!

    Summary: We were very sad when our twins outgrew their graco cute baby seat that latched into bases already in my car. my kids grew very big very fast and we needed new seats before they were ready for toddler/kid seats.We researched seats but these didn't ... read more

  • Fits three across GREAT!

    Jan 9, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Narrow. Easy to install. Steel frame. Easily adjustable straps.
    Cons: Very heavy. Difficult to carry. Pad not washable.

    Summary: If you happen to have three little ones and drive a sedan or standard sized SUV, this is the seat for you! Three Sunshine Kids seats will fit and install comfortably without having to be a contortionist to get them installed properly. The pad is not ... read more

  • Great Carseat

    Oct 10, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great installation. Nice and compact. Fits so securely.
    Cons: Fabric not washable. Heavy to move.

    Summary: We love this carseat. It is easy to use. We have three kids in the back seat and they all fit fine. We find that it doesn't move at all once installed properly compared to other carseats that just don't fit ... read more

  • I love this seat....

    May 16, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: High harness weight, high rear facing weight, folds for storage
    Cons: Heavy, hard install in some vehicles, non machine washable cover

    Summary: I love the seat, it's comfortable, looks nice and I know my daughter will be harnessed as long as possible. I put her in it the other night when it arrived and she was excited. She did not want out of it. The straps are nice and tight She can not ... read more

  • Awesome car seat

    Jan 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Height and weight limits let taller children remain in a car seat much longer.
    Cons: none really

    Summary: We love this car seat. Easy to install, we bought it because of the 51" and 65 pound limits. Our daughter will not likely outgrow this car seat! The fabric is soft and she loves it. Her head stays up now when she falls asleep, it used to flop down ... read more

  • We love this seat

    Jan 15, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy install, easy harness adjustment, can be tethered rear facing, higher weight limit than most...
    Cons: ...not many...maybe a bit more padding would be nice?? but NO major problems....

    Summary: With limited options in Canada, I spent a LOT of time researching seats and talking to other people. It seemed like we were going to have to shell out the money for a Britax. Then, someone told me about this seat, and I was excited to find out it was ... read more

  • The BEST carseat!

    May 9, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Compact, portable, durable & easy to clean & maintain.
    Cons: The wedge for rear facing removes easily when not installed so don't lose it!

    Summary: I did EXTENSIVE reviews on carseats. This was a very big investment for me, not with $$ but my child's safety. I went back and forth between this car seat, the Britax models and the Comfort Sport and after reading Consumer Reports and forum ... read more

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