5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-04-24
Baby was 100% okay after car accident
I got in a car accident. My 17 month old daughter was in this car seat. We were "T-boned," hit on her side, on her door. She was 100% fine. Best damn money I have ever spent. This car seat is worth every penny.
5 Stars By Capcityadam on 2015-09-04
If you're debating car seats... pick this one. It's worth spending a little more
We bought two convertible car seats when it was time to upgrade and this one is the winner. We needed a seat that could go rear facing and still leave room for tall adults in the front seat. I ended up with the Maxi Cosi Pria 70 in my Jeep Grand Cherokee and my wife gets the Nextfit Zip in her Mazda 3. The amount of recline angles the Nextfit offers makes it fit just about every vehicle and kid. It is by far the easiest to install and it looks great too. The sides on Maxi Cosi are tall and make it tough to load a kid in a lower car. The Nextfit is compact without making your kid feel cramped. We opted for the Zip version because it truly is a ridiculously easy way to deal with accidents in the seat. If you've ever taken a car seat cover off, you know it never fits the same. This does every time.
The install on this seat takes seconds. The Maxi Cosi was so difficult I gave up and let the fire station give it a try and even then it took 2 different certified specialist to install it. My wife needed the one that was easiest to install and this was easily the one out of all brands that people agree was the best.
The Britax options in this price bucket were definitely in the running, but when it came down to getting the seat with the bells and whistles, this one won when meeting our needs. Not to mention we used the Chicco Keyfit30 as our infant carseat and loved everything about it and the brand.
**Update (9/10/2015) - We had our first major road trip with the car seat and it's fantastic. As stated, it's extremely easy to latch in and the recline angles are great especially with an infant you want snoozing on a trip. We did have a spill and the zip function came off easily, was cleaned and put back on with ease. I enjoy the Maxi Cosi in my vehicle, but i'm secretly jealous of my wife's Nextfit.
5 Stars By Joel Avrunin on 2015-06-10
Extremely comfortable looking and easy to install - one of the best car seats on the market
Having gone through 4 kids so far, I have owned my fair share of car seats from several of the major manufacturers. Most of them are functional and I presume safe, but of course, you always feel bad for your kid sitting in a cramped car seat. You know they are safer, but would you want to be strapped in like that? The Chicco NextFit is quite a step up in price, but certainly a step up both in luxury and ease of install for mom and dad. First, the padding and general design look very comfortable for a kid and mine certainly had no complaints. The cover is a comfortable material, but not so plush that it gets disgusting easily. I love the zip-off pad. Washing car seat pads used to be a rarity because it required uninstalling the car seat and essentially disassembling it. The zip-off cover makes keeping it clean easy so that chocolate milk spill doesn't get disgusting.
The car seat installs easily with a simple recline function and tool for getting it tight. I've gotten good at putting my knee into the seat, compressing my car's cushion, and making sure the car seat is TIGHT, but you don't need to be quite as strong to get this one installed. It holds tight and does not slide back and forth. Just about every part of the seat is well thought out for both comfort and ease of installation. The head rest is also a real headrest, and not a throw-away cushion that looks like it was added as an after-thought as with many competing seats.
There are less expensive options, but this one is certainly the easiest to install and most comfortable looking of the car seats on the market. I would recommend it if you are in the market.
5 Stars By BMedMar on 2018-01-29
LOVE Chicco NextFit Seats!
We had to replace our old Chicco NextFits with new ones after an accident. Very happy with the new ones that just arrived! Iâ€™ve included an up close photo of the â€œspectrumâ€ color scheme. These are really easy to install and accommodated our oldest from 3 months old to 4.5 years old (we upgraded him to the Chicco MyFit seat after the accident). Grew with him nicely and provides peace of mind that my kids are protected. Always read the manual and make sure your child is wearing the harness correctlyâ€”it just takes a few extra seconds to make sure the straps are tight and chest clip is level with their arm pitsâ€”it might just save their lives like it did for my babies!!
5 Stars By Chad & Angela on 2017-01-04
Love love love this seat!! Definitely worth a little extra for the "zip" version!!
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-03-27
We absolutely love this car seat and our son does so well ...
We absolutely love this car seat and our son does so well in it. We traveled all the way from the Bay Area to Whistler BC and our son never complained!
5 Stars By John D. on 2017-02-13
Safe and looks super comfortable
This is a seat meant to stay in one car. Very heavy not easy to move from car to car. Overall my kid loves it and I feel she is very safe. The zip cover is nice and easy for cleaning. Comfortable looking and easy to install. I've only use it backwards facing so far but I like this seat.
5 Stars By docsgoose on 2016-12-02
So far I love this seat. It is a bit big and really heavy, but most carseats are big and heavy. It feels "beefy" as my husband would say.. like it would do a good job of protecting my little one. I personally like the color, but I picked it because it was the cheaper version at the time. It is rated well in Consumer Reports. It wasn't too hard to install.. about like any other carseat. I like the latch system and the extra hook for over the back of the seat. I am also excited about the zip off feature.. I believe this will be a blessing.
5 Stars By Nathan on 2017-02-09
Love love love this seat!!! My baby is always so comfortable and never fusses on long trips!
5 Stars By Josana Shen on 2017-05-13
We have the other nextfits but this is a nice surprise with the extra cushion
I was replacing a car seat from an accident and upgraded and it was so worth it. We have the other nextfits but this is a nice surprise with the extra cushion. Plus the ease of zipping off the cover will come in handy.