No, it’s not you.  It’s them.  Really.  It’s almost as bad as their 6 names and counting for the Alpha Omega Elite but it’s still relatively early in the onBoard game so who knows how many more versions of this seat they can come up with.  Anyway, in an effort to cut down on some of the inevitable confusion – we here at CarseatBlog have attempted to give you the low-down on each of the different onBoard infant carseat models.  If you find an error or omission – please let us know. This was a more confusing task than even I expected.

Similarities:  Each model/version has the same dimensions.  They all have the same 4 sets of harness slots and 3 positions for the crotch strap.  The handle can be in any locked position while in the vehicle.   They all have a front harness adjuster and a splitter plate which makes moving the harness straps to different heights quick and easy.

1.  Original onBoard model:

  • Model # 22077
  • 4-22 lbs,  29″ or less
  • Preemie infant insert supports
  • Base has built-in lockoffs
  • Adjustable base has 3 positions
  • Lower LATCH attachments are the standard hook-syle connectors
  • Single range bubble level recline indicator
  • EPP foam
  • Also sold as the Eddie Bauer “SureFit” infant carseat which was part of the “Endeavor” Travel System (carseat and stroller combination)
  • Discontinued in favor of newer onBoard models with expanded weight limits  (I think)

 

2.  onBoard 35 Air

  • Model # 22395
  • MSRP $179 – $189
  • 4-35 lbs, 32″ or less
  • “Air Protect” Technology for enhanced side impact protection
  • Preemie insert support cushions
  • Base has built-in lockoffs
  • Base is adjustable and has 3 positions
  • Lower LATCH attachments are the premium “push-on” style connectors
  • Dual recline angle indicators (4-11 lbs, 11-35 lbs)
  • Complete onBoard 35 Air review HERE

 

3.  onBoard 35 Air SE (Special Edition)

  • Model # 22395
  • MSRP $199 -$209
  • Same features as 35 Air (above) but with premium fabrics and embroidery

 

4. onBoard 35 (complete 4- 35 version just without Air Protect Technology)

  • MSRP $129-$159
  • Model # IC009
  • 4-35 lbs, 32″ or less
  • Preemie inserts
  • Premium base with lock-offs and recline adjustment lever
  • Standard hook-style lower anchor connectors
  • EPP foam
  • Dual recline angle indicators (4-11, 11-35)

 

5.  onBoard 35 (stripped-down version)

  • MSRP $99
  • Model #22375
  • Rated from FIVE – 35 lbs, 32″ or less
  • No preemie insert (only standard head-hugger insert included)
  • Dual recline angle indicator (5-11 lbs, 11-35 lbs)
  • Base has no lockoffs
  • Base has no lever to engage recline foot (see link below for instructions on how to recline the base)
  • Base has only 2 positions – fully reclined or no recline at all (the difference is about 3″)
  • Standard hook-style lower LATCH connectors
  • EPP foam

OnBoard #22375 base adjustment