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Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight

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The Diono Rainier is the ultimate in car seat safety with extra deep side walls providing ultimate side impact protection taking Diono Car Seats to a whole new level. With its extended rear-facing capabilities, it can comfortably seat rear-facing children from 5 to 50 pounds and forward-facing children from 20-90 pounds in 5-point harness mode. Additionally it converts to a booster for children between 50 - 120 pounds or up to 57 inch in height. The aluminum reinforce headrest has 12 height positions for adjustable head support and additional EPS foam surrounds the child's head and body for complete side impact protection. Its unique SuperLATCH™ system makes installation easy and the Rainier is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions. Diono cover designs are inspired by European fashion, are more comfortable with soft fabrics and offer better longevity and durability.

The Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight Features:

  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides

  • Safe Stop® energy absorbing harness

  • Folds flat for travel and storage

  • Industry leading 10 year life

  • Rear-facing tether capability


Safety in Style. Diono is committed to providing car seat safety to families everywhere with innovative and advanced travel solutions. Diono car seats, convertible boosters, stroller and travel accessories combine safety, convenience and style, consistently earning them high ratings from both industry experts and families alike. The National Parenting Seal of Approval, JMPA Product Innovation Award, Mother & Baby Most Innovative and Best Junior Car Seat Awards are just a few milestones demonstrating their products' ingenuity, quality, and ease of use.

Features

  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
  • Safe Stop® energy absorbing harness
  • Folds flat for travel and storage
  • Industry leading 10 year life
  • Rear-facing tether capability

Additional Info

692009

B05C1BE3

677726160150

16015

5 lbs

120 lbs

Convertible,High Back Booster

5 Point Harness,Adjustable Head Support,Cup Holder(s),Latch,Washable Fabric

Not Rated

33.6 pounds

30.6 x 17.8 x 11.1

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Sunshine KidsDiono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight
 
4.6

(based on 169 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (123)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (75)
  • Comfortable (74)
  • Safe (72)
  • Easy to install (51)
  • Easy to adjust (49)

Cons

  • Heavy (50)
  • Heavy / bulky (18)
  • Difficult to adjust (14)
  • Hard to install (12)
  • Difficult setup (11)

Best Uses

  • Toddler (72)
  • Infants (51)
  • Newborn (21)
  • Preemies (8)
  • All ages (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (59), Parent of two or more children (27), Grandparent (3), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Love this seat!

I am a certified passenger safety technician. During a car seat check event, I noticed Diono does not have a history of recalls. When working with a family with a child that has...Read complete review

I am a certified passenger safety technician. During a car seat check event, I noticed Diono does not have a history of recalls. When working with a family with a child that has special needs, this seat is one of the top choices to talk about because the harness weight is high, it accomodates rear facing longer, and has a backing if in booster seat mode. I picked this for my toddler after working with it hands on. The installation is different but actually doable. It may take a second to become aquainted if using the rear facing platform because other seat companies do not use the same design. This is my favorite seat and my son loves it too because his legs are comfortable, and he can get in to it on his own with out help. yes, we are in the independent toddler stage and getting in on his own is a big deal ;) .

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Good seat but ratchet system needs to be redesigned

Good car seat, comfortable, higher weight limit than other car seats. Life of car is 12 years. At 300-400 dollars for car seat, the Initial Cost is reasonable.
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Good car seat, comfortable, higher weight limit than other car seats. Life of car is 12 years. At 300-400 dollars for car seat, the Initial Cost is reasonable.

Cons- The car diono car seat adjuster foam should be included, its just a piece of foam that cost 10-15 dollars...

In Rear facing, the Ratchet system is difficult to get a snug fit, I've just set the belt where its comfortable/snug and left as is...

Called Diono and they said i could try pulling on the back to get rid of slack...seems like they know its a common problem and pulling back on the rear slack is a temporary solution. I'm guessing once its Forward Facing it'll be easier since I'll be pulling down inside upwards.

I've also heard there's a shorter belt but its only avail in the U.S.

Getting the vehicles seat belt through the bottom was a little difficult but if you use a stick and guide the belt, it's much easier.

With that; im guessing i'll have to adjust the shoulder harness/crotch buckle probably 5 times as my daughter grows, so have a stick nearby or someone with small hands.

You have to uninstall car seat every time you have to do an adjustment...

People have complain its heavy but i don't mind the weight. Id rather have a sturdy car seat than something that;s plastic and flimsy.

It fits in my 2009 honda civic but the diono angle adjuster is a must. It has a rear facing tether. Its a good system but now one of the front seats have limited space due to the strap being tether to the seat rails.

Would i buy this again?

Probably, the only issue is the ratchet system which will get better once forward faceing...hopefully...

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5.0

Best, safest car seat but huge

By Tess1234

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

We bought this car seat before our child was even born, reviewing a lot of different brands. This one is the most sturdy and the safest car seat we found, being lucky getting it with a nice deal. We call it tank-seat. For real safety, the child should be rear-facing until 4 years old. This seat fulfills all safety requirements and will serve our children until they outgrow it with their height (I almost could use this car seat -is until 54kg - average adult woman weight!, if I not be too tall :D) We put our child into it when he became close to the height limit of the infant car seat from the stroller. He is 13 months now and he complained before, when we put him into the car. Not anymore - his new seat is big, comfy and fun. Only cons is that it is really huge seat when rear-facing. Fortunately for us, buying this seat we were also selling our small compact car to buy the bigger, family car. We checked a few other cars and the seat was a bit too big for them (few toyotas, hondas and hyunday). Finally, it fits our car perfectly, but we got VW passat. I highly recommend this seat for the child safety but CHECK first if it fits your car - in rear-facing position it demands a big space on the back sit - definitely NOT for a small, short car.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Heavy and hard to install!

By Working mommy

from Chicago, IL

About Me Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

Pros

  • Fun
  • Safe

Cons

  • Falls Over Easily
  • Hard to install

Best Uses

  • All Ages

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

My coworker recommended Diono to me because she loved it and was impressed with the steel frame! So I took her advice and bought a Rainer In a houndstooth! The
Car seat is made very well and loved the safety and design features but it was quite difficult installing in my Nissan Pathfinder!! After 30-45 mins, my husband was able to install it without the seat wobbling back and forth! I wish it would have two latch devices on both sides! We decided to keep it but not invest in other ones for our youngest!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • I received this product for free as part of a sampling program.:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very sturdy and secure!

By Mel

from Toronto

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Great quality
  • Longevity
  • Secure

Cons

  • Falls Over Easily
  • UAS threading needs improvement
  • Very heavy

Best Uses

  • Infant to young child

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

Prior to this purchase, we were dedicated Britax customers. Our youngest son has grown so quickly that he outgrew his car seat, but is too young for a booster. Therefore we looked for a convertible car seat that still provided us with the security of the 5-point harness and would be a high-back booster, then backless booster.
The Diono Rainier gives the highest weight and height tolerances for convertible boosters, while providing the flexibility to adjust the hip area for our growing boy.
Some improvements are adjustments that the Britax has that makes the installation and maintenance much more user friendly. Firstly, the strap adjustments on Britax use a slider bar system vs restrapping on the Diono. Also the UAS clips are permanently affixed to the Britax car seats providing better stability.
Overall, we would definitely recommend Diono and would purchase again.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Big and difficult to install

By Natalie_O

from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

I bought this last Friday because it was on sale. Although I read reviews stating it was big, I assumed it would fit in my RAV4. WRONG! I'm 5"5 and couldn't sit comfortably in the passenger seat with the Diono installed behind me. We had to return it. Unfortunately, before deciding that we would return it because of its size, I spent almost an hour trying to figure out the instructions to install the seat. I had no idea which pieces to use for the rear-facing position and which to use for the forward-facing. The instructions for rear-facing are in two parts, with the second part written AFTER the first part of the instructions for the forward-facing installation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

LOVE meets SAFETY!

By aly

from green bay wi

About Me First Time Parent, Stay at Home Parent

Pros

  • Realistic

Cons

  • the strap protectors really didn't hold up < 1 yr

Best Uses

  • All Ages

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

I use the car seat everyday! we had a winter baby so we used a carrier at first then transferred to Diono, we love every min. Our son is safe and comfortable and no longer cries in the car. We are looking at buying a second one for our 2nd car. The car seat is well made, and securely and easily can be taken in and out of the car. When used in rear facing mode it does take up a bit of room (fits in ford focus) but forward facing can still fit 3 people in back. I cannot tell you how much I love this carseat. It is easy to transfer and take the baby in and out (even kicking toddlers!)

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • I received this product for free as part of a sampling program.:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Car Seat

By Jpmtl

from Spruce Grove

About Me First Time Parent

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Fun
  • Realistic
  • Stands on its Own

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Ages

    Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

    I love the car seat and how spacious it is. Some car seats it seems like my little guy is squished in them but the Rainier I can tell he is safe and still have room to move his arms and legs. I love that it is rear facing for so long!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love it !

    By Ritta

    from Roselle, nj

    About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Ages

        Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

        I love it! Just take the time to read the instructions and the installation will be a breeze. One con: it is heavy BUT I love the fact how safe and comfortable the product is. My son loves it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bought This for Our Grandson...would do it again...

        By Cheryl

        from Puyallup, WA.

        About Me Grandparent

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy to Adjust
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to install
        • Safe
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Infants
          • Newborn
          • Preemies
          • Toddlers

          Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

          After extensive research on car seats, we bought this one. We loved the fact it went from infancy to 120 pounds which means we never had to buy another one. It came with a 10 year warranty.

          This thing is Not light weight. It is very heavy. Thus it will easily break or be damaged in a car accident.

          Installed correclty, it will not budge once it's installed. When I installed it, I put it in the center of the backseat, as that's what our local law enforcement dept recommends, as it adds additional protection, since most accidents are side hits.

          If you have a problem installing, take it to your local police dept, they usually have someone there who does that free of charge. If you install it and have a problem with your seat belts coming lose, it's not the car seat, it's your seat belts. They likely need to be replaced. Assuming you're installing it correctly. And yes, there is a wrong way and right way to install not only this car seat, but all car seats. According to our local law enforcement office, most are installed incorrectly.

          This car in one of the best, if not the best, on the market and I highly recommend it. But do note, it's not lighweight. It's meant to withstand an accident, whether minor or severe. It's meant to protect your child, head to toe.

          Our grandson found it easy and comfortable as well. He really liked the cup holder. lol..what kid wouldn't ?

          But this. It's a great car seat. You won't need another one. Just know, it's heavy, it's strong, but it's to keep your child safe. It won't break in an accident.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Happy with my purchase

          By S

          from California

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Adjust
          • Safe
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Difficult to Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Infants
          • Toddlers

          Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

          Initial set up takes a some time, but adjusting it later isn't so hard. A lot of people have complained about installation being difficult but it's mostly just because it's so heavy. But if you're looking for a carseat to move in and out of your car on a regular basis this is probably not the seat for you. We bought this seat for my son at 6 months and he is noticeably more comfortable than he was in his infant seat or Cosco Scenera. If you're going to use it rear-facing with a smaller car you'll want to buy the insert the goes underneath, it barely fit in my F-150 without it.

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this seat!

          By Busybee Ashley

          from ClintonTownship, Mi

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to Adjust
          • Safe
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Infants
            • Newborn
            • Toddlers

            Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Midnight:

            I am a certified passenger safety technician. During a car seat check event, I noticed Diono does not have a history of recalls. When working with a family with a child that has special needs, this seat is one of the top choices to talk about because the harness weight is high, it accomodates rear facing longer, and has a backing if in booster seat mode. I picked this for my toddler after working with it hands on. The installation is different but actually doable. It may take a second to become aquainted if using the rear facing platform because other seat companies do not use the same design. This is my favorite seat and my son loves it too because his legs are comfortable, and he can get in to it on his own with out help. yes, we are in the independent toddler stage and getting in on his own is a big deal ;) .

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