I am really excited to be able to review the Kiddy Cruiserfix 3 car seat. I have admired this brand since my eldest was very little but for some reason, I never got the chance to own one of their seats. You can’t imagine how happy I was when Kiddy contacted me to review one of their latest models. I absolutely love their car seats so I was really hoping that the one I would be reviewing wouldn’t disappoint me!!!
Last year, when I was invited to the E-Fluent 5 conference in Paris, I met the Kiddy team at their stand. They were really lovely and showed me all their products, so I had a little sneak peak of the car seat I’m now reviewing. I left my details with them and a few months later they contacted me.
OPENING THE BOX
The Cruiserfix 3 car seat costs £199.00. It comes in 8 different colours: Night Blue, Ocean Petrol, Nougat Brown, Royal Purple, Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Steel Grey and Lime Green. The one I saw in Paris was Lime Green and although I liked it, I felt that looked a bit too adventurous for me. Our car is silver with grey seats so I felt that either a black or silver car seat would best match the colours of the car’s interior. The car seat my other daughter uses is black too so I wanted to try something different and so I opted for Steel Grey.
The car seat arrived in a big box, perfectly wrapped up inside. I was okay lifting the car seat out of the box – it is not heavy. It’s a Group 2,3 seat which is for children aged between 3 and 12 years old, with a weight of 15 to 36 kg. It was perfect for Bella. She is 7 years old and she is just over 21kg.
We have been testing the car seat for a few weeks now. In this time he have done quite a lot of travelling by car so we have really given it a thorough test. Being in the car for so many hours its crucial that the girls are both comfy and safe.
DESIGN & COMFORT
I was really pleased with the colour we have chosen. It really looks fantastic, very stylish and modern. Although safety is of course the first priority it is also nice if the car seat has a good look.
The car seat is very comfy as well as safe. There is an adjustable leg rest to provide comfort; padded fabrics and excellent head support for a quick snooze. Bella has had a lot of naps in this car seat and has been very happy with it. She has never complained. She mentioned she likes it even more than the one she had before which is really nice to know.
Installing the car seat is very easy. Our car has ISOFIX bars which the seat uses to attach in place securely. It was straight forward to do.
The Cruiserfix 3 car seat is the latest in the Cruiserfix series. They have improved side impact protection and added to the overall safety so that the Cruiserfix 3 also meets the latest norm: ECE-R44/04 (Supplement 10), and thus corresponds to the very latest safety standards. This is important to know.
Kiddy Shock Absorber
This car seat is secured in the car using the 3-point vehicle seat belt. The Kiddy Shock Absorber absorbs the energy acting on the 3-point belt and protects the child in the event of an accident or sudden braking.
Adjustable & convenient
The seat grows with your child as the width and height can be adjusted in 5 different points. There is an eye level indicator built into the head rest showing exactly where the headrest needs to be to ensure a perfect fit.
This was easy to follow and it is a great feature as this means that a child will travel safely on every journey giving us parents peace of mind.
Kiddy K-fix+ Connectors
A really great feature is the K-fix+ connectors. which have a unique sideways movement. So, if an accident occurs from the side, the seat has the ability to be pushed inwards, away from the door, to keep your child away from the impact zone. This offers excellent protection for your child.
Also, the sideways movement of the K-fix+ connectors allows the seat to slide sideways for easier buckling up which is very helpful if you have three children on the rear seat. We only have 2 children but it could be handy if we have a guest child in the car.
Optimised Side Impact Protection
The side impact protection offered by their high-performance ‘Honey Comb 2’ material has been optimised with the side geometry, making the head and shoulder protection for the child, even more effective without obscuring their view.
Easy one-hand height and width adjustment
The unique adjustment mechanism allows for the height and width of the seat to be altered with just one squeeze of a hand on the back of the seat. Particularly easy fitting reduces the risk of incorrect installation and gives you peace of mind time after time.
Retraction mechanism & Correct buckling
Due to the convenient retraction mechanism, you can retract the K-fix connectors into the child seat quickly and easily. That’s why the child safety seat can also be used in vehicles without ISOFIX system.
The belt routing, indicated in red, not only facilitates the buckling but also eliminates the risk of misuse.
The seat covers come in 8 modern colours with silver reflective panels on the side of the headrest for visibility in the dark. This enables the seat easily to be seen in the dark through the window, should an accident occur at night
The pattern on the seats is special. The dots represent Morse Code which conveys a special message: “Kiddy – we love our kids.” The seat covers can be removed and machine washed at 30°C.
The Cruiserfix 3 has extra soft padding to provide maximum comfort for the child. The seat materials help regulate the child’s temperature. It absorbs any moisture around the child; increases air circulation, and ensures a comfortable seating environment.
We love this car seat. It looks amazing and it does its job perfectly well which is to protect our children. The safety features are incredible incorporating the latest technology. I am really impressed and I was not disappointed! It is a great car seat and because my daughter Bella can use it until she is 12 years old, it’s great value too.
Do you have a Kiddy car seat? What do you think of this car seat? Have you heard of the Kiddy Cruiserfix 3 before? Which feature do you like most?
*Disclosure: We were sent the Kiddy Cruiserfix 3 car seat for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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