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Recaro ProSPORT Combination Car Seat

                        5 stars

Description:  The Recaro ProSPORT Combination Car Seat truly is in a league of its own.  The ProSPORT is made by RECARO, the international leader in automobile, racecar (NASCAR!), and child seat technology and a leading innovator in side impact protection.  These Recaro car seats are designed to distinctly protect each of the five 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 its expertise to set a new standard for premium child safety seats.  Using EPS energy absorbing foam and an exclusive seat structure design, Recaro car seats provide ultimate seating safety, style and comfort for your little one. 

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The Recaro ProSPORT combination car seat is appropriate for children of at least 20 pounds and 27 inches tall.  Since it is a combination car seat (not to be confused with a convertible car seat - read our Car Seat Buying Guide to learn the difference), the ProSPORT must only be used forward-facing.  It features the highest weight limit available, meaning that you can keep your child in a 5-point harness until they weigh 90 pounds!  (The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping your child in a 5-point harness as long as possible for the safest ride possible.)  These Recaro car seats also offer the highest weight limit available in a booster seat, meaning once you convert this seat to a high back booster seat, your child can continue to use it until they weigh 120 pounds!  High-quality EPS and PUR foam also contribute to safety and comfort of these Recaro car seats.

RECARO recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and was named one of the "Brands of the Century" in 2009. 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 ProSPORT seat by RECARO.

Premium Features: Side Impact Protection, EPS foam, EasyAdjust No-Rethread 5 Pt. Harness, Push Button LATCH System, Built-in LATCH Storage, QuickPull harness adjustment, ErgoShell, SoftTouch Seat Cushion, Top Tether.

Made in the U.S.A
Why we like it:  Safety, safety, safety!  We feel that thanks to Rearo's years of experience in making racecar and aircraft seats, Recaro car seats are among the safest child safety seats on the market.  This company truly prides itself on meeting and exceeding all government safety regulations.  In fact, there is currently no U.S. side impact testing standard requirement, so Recaro submits its child safety restraints for side impact testing through the ADAC, the most recognized Automotive Testing Organization in Europe for Side Impact Protection Testing!  Pretty impressive, we think!

Aside from the core safety mechanisms, Recaro car seats have some pretty cool "extra" features.  For example, the seat belts are color-coded so you can easily identify the proper belt path and positioning of either the LATCH strap or vehicle seat belt.  The ProSPORT also offers convenient storage pockets for everything you child needs for those long - and short - car rides: snacks, drinks, MP3 players?!  We also love that the "QuickFlip Recline System" offers quick and easy adjustment to properly fit the ProSPORT to your vehicle.  Overall, the Recaro ProSPORT's got it!

Things we wish were different:  This doesn't really bother us, but it may be an issue for some parents or children: Recaro car seats generally do not come in a wide variety of fun and exciting seat cover fabrics.  (i.e., you won't find any Cowmooflage here!)

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