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Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow

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Diono® Radian® RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow

Make sure your child is safe and comfortable during road trips with the Diono® Radian® RXT Convertible Car Seat in the Shadow style, which features a steel frame and aluminum walls for tough, lasting construction, and body cushions and memory-foam padding for soft support. The seat allows use as both a forward-facing and rear-facing car seat and a booster seat for continued use as your child grows. With five shoulder and three buckle positions, the Safestop® five-point harness ensures a secure fit, and the SuperLATCH system allows you to quickly and easily install the seat in your car. When the seat is not in use, it's easy to store thanks to its fold-flat design. Some images below may depict an alternate color. Actual product is Shadow.

Product Highlights

  • Ultra-safe design features a steel-alloy frame and aluminum-reinforced side walls
  • Energy-absorbing EPS foam and side impact protection
  • NCAP crash tested
  • SuperLATCH system makes it easy to install the car seat
  • Safestop® five-point harness with five shoulder and three buckle positions
  • Comfortable design with a 12-position headrest, expandable sides, body support cushions, a long seat bottom and memory-foam padding
  • Car seat accommodates rear-facing children from 5 to 45 lb.
  • Car seat accommodates forward-facing children from 20 to 80 lb. and converts into a booster seat to accommodate children from 50 to 120 lb. or 40" to 57" tall
  • Includes an angled cup holder (additional cup holders sold separately)
  • Most mid-size vehicles are able to fit up to three Radian® RXT car seats across their back seats (additional car seats sold separately)
  • No-slip installation with rubber bottom grips
  • Folds flat for travel
  • Carry straps (sold separately) facilitate simple portability
  • Forward-facing recline position and angle adjuster (sold separately) fit different types of contoured vehicle seats
  • Low-sitting seat profile can be easily boarded by children
  • Includes an additional set of harness pads to use in the five-point harness for a child over 65 lb.
  • Cover is machine washable in a front-loading washer; line dry or tumble dry on a low temperature setting
  • Open Dimensions: 16"L x 17"W x 28.5"H
  • Folded Dimensions: 10"L x 17"W x 28.5"H

What's Included

  • Diono® Radian® RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow
  • Additional set of harness pads
  • Angled cup holder
Safety first
With a full steel-alloy frame and aluminum-reinforced side walls, the car seat is extra sturdy and dependable. The unit is NCAP crash tested for reliable performance in severe vehicle accidents.
Custom ride
The SuperLATCH system simplifies installation in your vehicle, and the Safestop® energy-absorbing, five-point harness offers security. The five shoulder and three buckle positions accommodate your growing little one.
Sink into relaxation
Your child will be completely comfortable thanks to the 12-position adjustable headrest, expandable sides and body support cushions. The long seat bottom allows proper leg support and memory-foam padding enhances comfort.
Versatile positioning
The rear-facing tether accommodates rear-facing children from 5 - 45 lb., so you can safely travel with your infant or small child.
Convertible design
The car seat accommodates forward-facing children from 20 - 80 lb. and converts into a booster seat to fit children from 50 - 120 lb. The angled cup holder keeps drinks within easy reach (additional cup holders sold separately).
Great for large families
You can fit up to three Radian® RXT seats across the back seat of most mid-size vehicles for transporting multiple children (additional seats sold separately). The rubber bottom grips prevent the car seat from slipping while your car is in motion.
Take it on the go
Traveling is simple with the seat's folding design, which lets you stash the car seat in the trunk of your car or another compact space when it's not in use. The carry straps (sold separately) enable easy, comfortable transport of the folded seat.
Fits just right
The forward-facing recline position and angle adjuster (sold separately) accommodate different types of contoured vehicle seats to help ensure safe and comfortable installation.
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Product Description

The Diono RadianRXT is a highly versatile car seat that could be the only seat you'll ever need. It comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 pounds, forward-facing children from 20-80 pounds in 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 pounds. It's built for strength and safety with a steel alloy frame, reinforced sidewalls, adjustable head support and our patented SafeStop energy absorbing harness. EPS foam surrounds the child's head and body to provide complete side impact protection. Our unique SuperLATCH system makes installation easy.

The RadianRXT is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions and the only car seat rated for LATCH use with a child up to 80 pounds. The RadianRXT sits low on a vehicle seat for easy child boarding, features memory foam padding and infant support pillows. Expandable sides and a longer seat bottom provide extra room and comfort for your growing child. One cup holder is included, with the option to add up to 4 cup holders. In addition to all this versatility, it folds flat for travel and storage, has a 10 year life and offers amazing safety, comfort and convenience your child won't outgrow.

The Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow Features:

  • The Diono RadianRXT is rear-facing: 5 - 45 pounds

  • Forward-facing: 20 - 80 pounds and up to 57 inches in a 5-point harness;

  • Booster to 120 pounds

  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides

  • SafeStop energy absorbing harness

  • Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety: Energy absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides

  • Rear-facing tether capability

  • LATCH installation up to 80 pounds child

Features

  • The Diono RadianRXT is rear-facing: 5 - 45 lbs; Forward-facing: 20 - 80 lbs and up to 57 inches in a 5-point harness; Booster to 120 lbs
  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides; SafeStop energy absorbing harness; Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety: Energy absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides
  • Rear-facing tether capability; LATCH installation up to 80 lb child; 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit; Expandable sides and longer seat bottom for leg support and comfort
  • 2 recline positions in forward-facing mode; Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding; Fits 3 across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space
  • Folds flat for travel and storage

Additional Info

641680

6B64E944

677726169306

16930

16 x 17 x 29.5

5 lbs

120 lbs

Convertible

Adjustable Head Support,Cup Holder(s)

Yes

2

31.9 pounds

29.9 x 17.4 x 10.3

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Average Customer Rating:

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Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safe (26)
  • Comfortable (25)
  • Durable (24)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Easy to adjust (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (20)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Difficult setup (3)
  • Difficult to adjust (3)
  • Hard to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Toddler (26)
  • Infants (19)
  • Newborn (13)
  • All ages (9)
  • Young children (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (27), First time parent (16), Working parent (10), Education oriented (4), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Comfortable, sturdy seat

Installation was easy for my husband to complete. The car seat is heavy due to the steel frame, but we don't plan to move it among cars or travel on a plane with it...Read complete review

Installation was easy for my husband to complete. The car seat is heavy due to the steel frame, but we don't plan to move it among cars or travel on a plane with it much. The shadow color is actually a small pattern in dark gray. We really like it, but I expected more of a solid color from the photo. The seat part and the strap covers are lined in memory foam. I think my daughter is much more comfortable in this seat than her Keyfit30. The low profile sides make it easier for me to scoot her in and out of the seat (she's 13 months and we have it installed in the middle). The tightened strap is a ratchet style. So, instead of pulling till it's snug, you pull repeatedly and it tightens bit by bit. This was strange at first, but now after a week, I really like it. Somehow, it results in a better fit. The straps in her Keyfit30 were always too tight on the hips and too loose on the chest/shoulders. One tip I've found for reducing the number of ratchet pulls is to only loosen the straps a few inches to unstrap the child. There's no need to pull them all the way loose.

Overall, I love this car seat. It will fit my tall daughter rear facing for years (we're shooting for 4) and seems to be comfortable to sit in. The look is very stylish and European to me. We joke that it's her race car seat. I was originally considering this seat and the Chicco NextFit. I'm glad I chose this one. The NextFit looks (to me) like a baby bucket with its high sides, and it has the same strap design that didn't fit my daughter as well.

Very happy with my purchase!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Won't be ideal in every car

I did a lot of research prior to buying the next step up of car seat from the infant carriers. Everything you research tells you that the Diono Radian is, indeed, one of...Read complete review

I did a lot of research prior to buying the next step up of car seat from the infant carriers. Everything you research tells you that the Diono Radian is, indeed, one of the major players and is highly rated. However, there are a few areas that the company can improve upon, as with any car seat. I purchased this car seat based on all of my safety research and the fact that it's a 3-in-1, plus the slimmer design. Here are my detailed findings:

Pros:
Slim design
Steel frame for extra safety
3-in-1 so you only need this seat
Folds flat for carrying like a backpack - you'll need to purchase carrying straps

Cons:
Won't be ideal in every car
Very tall in comparison to others - most other car seats seem to be shorter and wider
Expensive
Heavy
Must purchase a few extras to make it ideal
Chest straps aren't easily adjusted
Head wings/rest doesn't lower much
Can't purchase in-store so you must purchase online - can't try it out first
Instructions don't have a trouble-shooting section for common questions/issues

Explanation:
When we first received this car seat we were super excited and I was positive I had made the right choice! Initially, we put it together pretty easily and understood the parts. Installation was a little more troublesome. We tried to install it in both a 2013 Ford Taurus and 2006 Chevy Equinox. Both cars had quite a few latch options and this is where we got confused. When we first installed it it seemed very loose even after a lot of stepping on the seat and tightening. We later found out that we must use the 2 latch hooks that are the closest together to get a tighter install. After we figured that out it seemed quite a bit more stable. I would also recommend tethering the seat when rear-facing because it is very tall and this will stable it more. Now, this seat is best in my Equinox SUV. It doesn't do well in the Taurus because that car is less roomy and it seems like the seat is too tall and/or is too close to the back of the front seats even when used with the angle adjuster. I will also recommend if you purchase this seat you should definitely purchase the angle adjuster otherwise no matter what car it's installed in rear-facing it will be so close to the back of the front seats that the driver will be uncomfortable. The angle adjusters aren't expensive, but again, it's an additional purchase to an already expensive seat. So we finally got it installed the way we like it in my SUV with angle adjuster and tethering in place in the rear-facing position. Now we realize that the chest straps must be adjusted when we tried out my son in the seat. Adjustment should be done prior to taking your first ride because this takes some getting used to. It's not as easy and intuitive as when we were using his infant carseat. So after we got the straps adjusted correctly we tried adjusting the head wings/rest. My son is at the stage (1 year old) where he's no longer an infant, but he's also not able to have his head reach the head rest just yet. Therefore, he doesn't really have a great option for side support until he gets a little bit taller. With all that being said, we used this a few times and it was sturdy and safe. BUT... after we had to purchase a shorter, wider seat for the Taurus we quickly realized that other seats seem just as safe, but the head support, installation, and chest straps seemed easier to work with. So after giving it some thought we decided to return this seat and get 2 of the Chicco Nextfit seats. These are the newest players in the convertible car seat arena and they really did get it right on the first try. I really wish the Diono Radian could work on the head rest and chest straps a bit more. It would also be nice if they included a trouble-shooting section in the back of their instruction manual for common questions and issues. Most of our trouble-shooting had to be done via the internet and youtube videos from other customers.

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5.0

Great option for needing a narrow carseat

By A.Hogentogler

from Harrisburg, PA

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

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • conserves space
  • narrow
  • Practical
  • safe

Cons

  • difficult to understand some of the instructions
  • heavy

Best Uses

  • infant
  • Older Children
  • toddler
  • Young Children

Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

We purchased 2 of these, one for an infant and one for a toddler. I need 3 children to be able to sit in the backseat of my vehicle and this carseat allows all 3 kids to sit comfortably in the back. Even with conserving space, it does not constrict the children. Both my younger two fit comfortably in the carseats - it just doesn't have as much bulk as other carseats. It is also lined in a steel frame so it's comfortable but HEAVY!

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5.0

Best Car seat !

By Joy

from Timnath Colorado

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

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Young Children

      Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

      We bought two of these car seats for my 21 month old and 3 year old. We did this so my 5 year old could fit in the middle seat in her boaster. We have a third row Lexus 460 and she usually rides all the way in back. We were heading on vacation. We needed the back for storage and do often. With the other car seats there was no room for a boaster in the middle row. The car seat is amazing! My neighbor saw me installing it and loved how easy it was to put in and how safe it feels. She went how and ordered one. My only complaint is I don't know where to put the cup holder. It shows that it goes in between the material into the seat but there is no hole to put it in.

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      4.0

      Super heavy!

      By BCB

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Realistic

      Cons

      • Falls Over Easily
      • Hard To Move Parts

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

      It's very sturdy, but to the point I couldn't lift it to install it. My husband had to install it, and will have to move it btw cars as needed. The pattern is very nice, the cloth is easy to wipe clean. The headrest is difficult to move for correct height. Overall, I feel like the car seat was pricey, but my kiddo will be safe and stylish.

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      4.0

      Good carseat

      By Mom of 3

      from Hanford, CA

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

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • good quality
      • safe

      Cons

      • confusing instructions
      • heavy

      Best Uses

      • Young Children

      Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

      The seat is very well built and the fabric is of high quality. The seat is a bit heavy because of its steel frame so that might be a problem for someone who is constantly switching cars. The owner's manual was a bit confusing, so I had to look up a video on how to put together and install the car seat. I would buy this carseat again because it is one of the safest on the market.

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      5.0

      Worth the money

      By Thor

      from Tulsa, OK

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Young Children

          Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

          We thought the price of this seat was high but all that dough is worth it. Straps are move easy, chair adjusts super easy, doesn't take up much space, and it folds down for travel! It's been a great car seat so far. Buy the extra cash for this one because you do it WHT you pay for.

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          5.0

          Excellent Car seat!!!

          By Nick

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Ages
            • Wide age range

            Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

            I love everything about this car seat! It is strong with all steel frame. It is super easy to travel with, and it comes with a cup holder! It can also hold up to 4 cup holders on just the one car seat, that is crazy....

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            5.0

            Love this heavy duty car seat

            By J Cald

            from Warren, MI

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

            This carseat is so easy to install once you get yourself familiar with how to open and fold it back up (for storage or traveling). This is a heavier carseat but moving it around from car to car is easier because it can fold up and there is a carrying handle. I feel like this will definitely keep my babies safe! I love how it isn't as wide as other convertible carseats so that we are able to open our 3rd row with this seat in our 2nd row. (It sits with another car seat in the 2nd row). You can adjust the seat to open the "wings" but because I'm trying to keep it slim fit I do not use that option. I bought this because my youngest was moving out of his infant carrier and he use to hate being in his carrier. He has not had any issues being in the new carseat!!! I love diono radians...I even have one in my subaru forester, because of it I am able to have 2 carseats and a booster in it!!

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            5.0

            Very sturdy car seat and perfect if limited on space

            By Gigi

            from Cedar Park, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Ages

                Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

                This is a well constructed car seat. Recommend watching installation videos for additional tips and features. Bought this for 3 year old grandson and he is forward facing so cannot comment on any rear facing installation issues. Don't forget "safe stop" installation for children under 40 lbs. for added safety. Cup holder was a bit difficult to install and know that there are two small slits in cover opposite the red tags (netting part) where you insert cup holder.

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                5.0

                Amazing product, very comfortable car seat, easy to install!

                By Dima

                from Cliffside Park, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

                I was surprised how easy was installation. I also like the fact that this car seat is 3 in 1. The car seat have extended period of use - 10 years.

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                5.0

                High Quality Product

                By amjacobs7

                from South Pasadena

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Metal
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • All Ages

                Comments about Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat - Shadow:

                The product has solid mechanics and it is easy to arrange into the various configurations. Materials are high quality. Very sturdy.

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