Thursday, August 13, 2009

Review: Combi Zeus Turn Convertible Car Seat

As we all know, car seats are not always the easiest things to work, especially with wiggly babies. That is why I was so intrigued by the Zeus Turn Car Seat by Combi. This convertable car seat designed to rotate 360 degrees without re-installation. Yes, this means that you can swivel it out to put baby in and then just turn it to the position you need!!

The Zeus Turn is designed to accommodate children up to 33 pounds when rear-facing and 40 pounds when forward-facing. It offers a 5-point harness with padding, Tru-Safe® Side Impact Protection (EPS), Tru-Safe® Buckle with red/green indicator, built-in lock-offs, anti-rebound base, 2-position recline and 3-position height adjustments. And, the fabric is removable and machine washable, which is a must in my house.

Combi was nice enough to send me a Zeus Turn to review, and I was highly impressed. We were strictly a Britax family, as I had bought 3 different ones for my oldest son, and was very happy with the brand. But, I must say the Zeus Turn won me over. It is so easy to use, and when you are hefting a 28 pound baby into a car seat, the swivel makes a huge difference!

Here are the seat specifications from Combi's site:

Dimensions: 21 in (l) x 18.25 in (w) x 28.25 in (h)

Product weight: 29.95 lb

Rear-facing weight capacity: 5-22 lb

Forward-facing weight capacity: 1 yr and 20-40 lb

Height allowance: 40 in

Watch how this seat works here:

There are many features on this seat that make is great, in addition to the rotation. I love that the buckle is all plastic coated, because here in the south, they get super hot in the summer and can really burn. I also the the head rest, it is has extra cushion and allows for comfortable naps while in the car. The buckle also turns green when properly closed, which lets you know that your child is snapped in.

I would definitely recommend this seat to new parents or anyone looking to replace the seat they have. The Zeus Turn can be purchased online at Babies R Us and retails for $299.99.

Combi continues to release innovative products which are all designed “to create a world where people can enjoy and feel happy about childcare”. And, since the Zeus Turn has made getting Blake into his car seat a much easier task, I think that they have accomplished their goal with this seat.



Agrabren said...

The link you provided to Babies'R'Us is for the Zeus Turn, not the Zeus 360. It appears the 360 is the next generation of the Turn.