Rated 5 out of 5 by andals007 Ready for Travel
As many of you have read in other reviews, this seat is awesome. We have 2 and love them. We would never consider anything else. I wanted to post because I recently took my seat on the plane. I wasn't sure how it would work, but it was fantastic. Three out of four planes I traveled in, I was able to carry the seat no problem to the row we were in. One of the planes (MD-90) had very narrow aisles (even in First Class), so it was a little more challenging. However, the seat fit great in all four planes (seat widths on the planes were 17.1" and 18.2") even though the Recaro is noted to have a width of @19". My son was happy to have his seat and I felt comfortable knowing that if there was turbulence or other minor plane issues, my son would remain safe during flight, take-off, and landing. NOTE: I used a stroller cart that is designed to use the latch system as a transport through security and at plane transfers. The seat is a little heavy to carry through the airport on its own.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth Copeland Safe, and happy kids.
I have owned four of these. I have flown cross country with 3 kids in car seats multiple times, 2 of them being in these for plane rides. I have had kids in these for MVA, unfortunately, and fortunately, because they performed true to expectations. These seats are reinforced, fit a variety of body shapes, and offer excellent protection. My children PREFER these to other high back boosters that are on the market. The buckle stalk in the crotch is roomy enough for my boy with its multiple settings. The Recaro is a sturdy, hefty chair, that does not slide around on the vehicle seat. We have found that competitor seats do, and that the children really don't like the competitor seats due to that issue. Easy to adjust the harness height. Guides are well placed for belting booster mode. Never had a problem cleaning the fabric. Seat held up well to daily use. Would buy again for a child that was within height/weight requirements.
Photo is of three across in a Ford Freestyle.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveBeingHerMommy Fantastic Seat!
We own two of the RECARO Performance Sport seats in Rose (one in each of our vehicles) for our 5 year old daughter and I really can't say enough good things about this seat! First and foremost it adjusts to fit her in all the right places, giving me peace of mind knowing she's secure in her seat. No need to buy seat belt covers, the ones that come with it are wonderful. I like the pinch pad protector too, nothing worse than pinching their little legs when you're buckling them in. The buckles are all very good quality, not flimsy, very sturdy. It certainly doesn't hurt that it comes in such a pretty pink, that's very tastefully done. My daughter loves her seat and frequently falls asleep in it :) We get a lot of compliments on it. The fabric is all very plush and cleans up easily. Installation is a breeze and when we ride with friends it only takes a few minutes to switch the seat into a new car. I also like the net pockets. My daughter keeps her water bottle in one and her sunglasses in the other. I highly recommend this seat.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvaGoodProduct Safe, great all around product!!
When we saw our first two Recaro ProRides I had no idea why my husband was so excited about this brand (unknown to me) car seat. "They make race car and airplane seats, honey!" We got our first set of seats in 2010, and then two years later double ProSports which will last us throughout their car seat years. It's a huge bonus that they will last us up to the 8 years / 80b. rule in our state. That's a lot of shopping headache and time saved for me.
We could not be happier. The safety is unmatched, and the quality has proven impeccable. They are easy to install, although maybe a little heavier than most - which I wouldn't trade because of the safety factor. We switch them out between a Volvo S60 sedan and a small SUV, Volvo XC90, for trips. Our 6 year olds are able to loosen the straps, but not unlatch the belts. We like that.
We have also experienced Recaro customer service. With our first installation, of the different seats, we had at least two calls each time. They have been impressive. In an age where customer service is less courteous and more reactive, Recaro's staff is intuitive, knowledgeable, and proactive in solving issues. Thank you Recaro, we'll never go anywhere else.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LukeOSU Thank You Recaro!
I want to thank Recaro for their performance sport car seats. My wife was in a wreck last week that completely totaled her car. She hit a huge F-450 loaded work truck that was making a left turn at an intersection and turned out in front of her when he was supposed to be yielding. She is 35 weeks pregnant and had to have foot surgery. Our young boys (2 and 3yrs) were in the back correctly buckled in their car seats. They were able to walk away with only very minor bruises from the straps. The paramedic kept praising the car seats saying how they saved their lives because the car seats were such good quality and properly installed and the kids were tightly in the seats.
Thanks for designing and engineering the car seats that saved my kids lives. I have already ordered 2 replacement seats. I greatly appreciate the work of your engineers, manufacturers, and quality control team for designing, building, and proof testing such a great product As an engineer myself, I was overall very satisfied with the performance of the Recaro performance sport car seat.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BellaRose Full Body Comfort And Protection For My "Big" Kid
I love love love my Recaro Pro Sport..I used to work at a baby store ask my friends I never let them buy anything else I believed in this brand before it had any marketing and we really had to explain what set you apart from the rest I love Dan from Recaro he is an amazing trainer! Thank him and your team for teaching me how important car seats are and how to educate all parents who came looking for advice! I would love to get your booster too!
This seat has full head neck and torso protection plus a wide seat for your kid to grow! Easy belt and or latch path used with your tether! Plus style bonus! @ an amazing Value Most of there retailers accept coupons on this brand too! I feel my child is safe and happy in this seat yes it's a beast but sturdy it will stay in place if the worst was to happen plus the energy from a crash has a ton of car seat to fight through before getting to your child!
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenD Perfect car seat!
We have owned our Recaro Performace Sport for two years and absolutely love it. It is very well made. Our toddler is comfortable and safe all at the same time! We especially like the fact that we are able to remove padding to wash. Getting reading to purchase another for our second child.
March 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heather7 Love it!
We bought our first Recaro 2 years ago because our son was out growing britax boulevard. This seat is perfect for bigger kids. Our son who is now 5 yrs old, 47" tall and 52lbs still fits comfortably in the harness!!!! Our next step when he grows another inch is to start using it as a booster. Love Recaro brand and from now on we only buy this brand. Highly recommend it. We currently own five recaro seats as we have kids age 5,3,2 and 10 months. Once the baby outgrown hers infant seat, we will be looking at buying her a Recaro too.
January 12, 2016