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Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum

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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 Super Latch™ system makes installation easy and the Rainier is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions. Diono's 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 - Black Plum 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

069569

89DA39D9

677726160204

16020

16 x 18 x 28.5

5 lbs

120 lbs

Convertible

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

Not Rated

30.42

33.4 pounds

30.4 x 18.4 x 10.4

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Sunshine KidsDiono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum
 
4.6

(based on 174 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (76)
  • Comfortable (74)
  • Safe (72)
  • Easy to install (51)
  • Easy to adjust (49)

Cons

  • Heavy (51)
  • 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 (30), Stay at home parent (4), Working parent (4), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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

So far so good

By Hammash

from West Palm Florida

About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Stay at Home Parent

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum:

Right out of the box I can tell this is a well made carseat.
Ive been crazy about carseat safety since my first born son back in 2008. This carseat has everything I wanted. And whats even better is that itll last him until hes out of a booster. With my first, this wasnt an option. Ive purchased multiple seats with him bc he surpassed weight/height limits. But this one has extended limits and I can keep my baby in a 5point harness for much longer. Very happy about that. Its is a very heavy seat but Im not worried about that. Safety is my #1 concern and this carseat makes me feel comfortable about my babys safety!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Super comfy and slim!!

By Aussie11

from Morden, MB, Canada

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum:

This is now our 4th diono due to accidents with wildlife. We started with the radian which we were very happy with but upgraded when the rainier came out as it has additional side impact rating. Our little sits on the passenger side of both our vehicles so this was a great feature to us. I like that it can be extended rear facing, has a steel frame and is the only seat we will ever need. Seems very comfortable and our little one falls asleep it in on long trips, with the side pieces by the head she usually stays upright very well (occasionally head bobbing but not bad). Would fit 3 across in most vehicles which is amazing. Recently had a rental car (usually drive an SUV) and it fit just fine in the back of there as well which I was amazed at as it does seem quite tall. Love this seat and wouldn't choose any other!!!

 
5.0

CPST in love with a car seat

By Turtle2912

from Rosemont, California

About Me Child Passenger Safety Technician, Mama of escape artist, Working Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Generous Safety Features
  • Rearward Tether System

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Older Children
  • Special Needs
  • Young Children

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum:

Love the slim design of the car seat. We have taken our Diono with us in several cars and rental vehicles. With the use of the angle adjuster (purchased separately) I am able to install in smaller vehicles (2009 Kia Spectra) with plenty of room for my large 5'4 frame and still allow more than 12" between myself and the front airbag and room for the passenger as well. We have also taken the car seat on the plane, with narrow seats. It fit quite well, but I would HIGHLY suggest purchasing the backpack and additional strap, as it is HEAVY! I'm a single Mama and dragging a 30 lbs kid and a 30 lbs cars seat. Better if you're installing in one vehicle and leaving it. LOVE LOVE LOVE the rearward facing tether, which limits the head excursion in an accident, as so few American car seat manufacturers offer this safety feature. My child is still REARWARD, having turned 6 this month (38 lbs and 39.5"), and is still fitting within the specifications for rearward, let alone the 90 lbs limit for forward facing. When forward facing a friend's child in the vehicle, it allowed other passengers ability to freely pass through the rear seating space, and allowed him to even rearward face at 4, and 48 lbs and 42" (he's a big boy). As previously mentioned, the ratcheting system is a pain, wish it could be better, and a no-rethread harness would be a Godsend for this.. We have had the Radian car seats since our first Sunshine kids 80, and have loved them ever since.

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

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I love the car seat but...

By Sandy

from Mt. Airy, NC

About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Stay at Home Parent

Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum:

I love the car seat. It seems sturdy and is a nice fit for my son. It was just hard for me to get past the fact that I was sent the wrong color. My son's favorite color is green so I ordered black forest and I was sent the one with gray in it. It was disappointing which is why I could only give it four stars instead of five.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • I received this product for free as part of a sampling program.:
  • No
 
4.0

Great car seat for extended rear facing

By M's Mama

from Clarksville TN

About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Stay at Home Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum:

      My almost four year old has plenty of leg room rear facing and prefers this seat to Britax Seat in the other car. It's advertised as being a good travel car seat (for planes) because the base is narrow enough to fit in the seat, but it's very very heavy, and therefore difficult to mange in airports. Installation is a bit finicky. Has a lot of extra straps to covert belt for each stage of use, which isn't great because then you have to keep track of them. This purchase is my second Diono, to replace my other child's seat. The safety and rear facing capacities are more important to me than the other inconveniences.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best, safest car seat but huge

      By Tess1234

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sunshine Kids Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat - Black Plum:

      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 4 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 - Black Plum:

      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 - Black Plum:

      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 - Black Plum:

      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 - Black Plum:

      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

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