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Expensive, But Worth It!

Reviewing: Graco Nautilus  |  Rating:
Tanya Pecora By Tanya Pecora on
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I am considering the seat for my son as his Traditions is almost expired. I am debating between this seat and the Britax Frontier

Forward Facing Harness to 65lbs. 4 harness slots: 12", 14.5", 16.5", and 18.5".

There are also 2 buckle strap positions: approximately 6" and 7" (depth of seat to crotch buckle)

High Back Booster to 100lbs The shoulder belt guide is 21" high

Backless booster to 100lbs

Cost, about $200


• Great for larger children as it harnesses to 65lbs

• Can use as a high back or backless booster to 100lbs.

• Harness is easy to adjust – straps can be tightened in one smooth pull rather than several short pulls like most seats.

• Headrest has EPS foam for safety and is easily adjustable for height.

• Seat cover has matching shoulder and belly pads.

• I love the convenient cupholder on the right side, and storage areas in both armrests.

• Graco has approved the use of LATCH (both lower anchors and tether) in high-back booster mode so the seat is always secured.

• Expiration has been extended to 9 years for low-back booster use (it is still 6 years for harness and high-back booster modes).


• Its a large seat, and may not fit smaller vehicles. The base of the carseat must fit fully on the vehicle seat, There can't be any overhang

• It doesn’t rear face

• Heavy about 20lbs, which makes it difficult to move from one car to another.

• LATCH connectors are clip-style, not the easier-to-use push-button

• Limited selection of cover designs

• Cost, priced at about$200 this is more expensive than most stage II boosters on the market, but it is FAR better in booster mode.


This is a great, high weight combination seat. Open belt guides make it a great booster. I would recommend this seat to anyone looking for a forward facing only seat.

Remember that children should be kept rear facing as long as possible, until they reach the weight/height limit of their combination sea. Preferably until at least age 2!