Update: Please read our Graco Extend2Fit REVIEW
Are you tired of convertible seats that don’t last forever in the rear-facing position? Sick of products that lack decent legroom for your leggy rear-facing 3-year-old? Frustrated by expensive carseats that don’t even have dual integrated cup holders? Well, your troubles are soon to be over!
Okay, being serious for a moment – we won’t even lay eyes on this seat for another 2 weeks when it’s unveiled at the ABC Kids Expo but I’m going to go out on a limb (or maybe I should say “on an extension”) and predict that this seat is going to be a walk-off homerun for Graco and for the legions of parents who are passionate about extended rear-facing!
Competition? What Competition! You have to see it to believe it!
This is Graco’s first carseat to be rated to 50 pounds in the rear-facing position. And while 50 lbs. RF might be overkill for a lot of kids, if you are the parent of a mega-sized toddler – this has got to be music to your ears! Plus, we already know how tall the other height-adjustable Graco convertible seats are (Size4me and clones, 4Ever, Milestone, etc.) so if Extend2Fit is a similar height – wow! That is going to be one very long-lasting convertible seat.
But wait, there’s more!
They could have stopped right there and that would have been enough to sway a lot of consumers but they took it to the next level by doing something that no other CR manufacturer has ever done with a convertible seat before. They added a 4-position extension panel that provides up to 5 inches of additional legroom in the rear-facing position! Honestly, if that doesn’t silence the rear-facing critics who can’t seem to get over the horrible injustice of having a RF child sit with his legs bent, or crossed, or propped up – I guess nothing will.
So, how much would you pay for this awesome new carseat? $1500? $464.72? $29?
MSRP will be $199! Which is really good news if you were willing to spend $1500 or $464.72 and kinda bad news if you were only willing to spend $29.
Act now and you get 2 free cupholders!
Well, actually you can’t act now because the seat won’t be available until January 2016. And technically the dual cupholders are integrated into the shell and come with the seat but it sounded good so I had to throw that in there. 😉
Graco Extend2Fit Specs & Features:
- Rear-facing 4-50 lbs., up to 45″ tall
- Forward-facing 22-65 lbs., up to 49″
- 10-position adjustable headrest
- 6 recline positions (4 for RF; 3 for FF; 1 of the RF reclines can be used FF)
- 4-position extension panel provides up to 5” of extra legroom
- Steel reinforced frame
- Fuss Free harness storage holds the buckles out of the way during loading and unloading
- Premium push-on LATCH connectors
- Machine washable cover
- Dual integrated cup holders
- 10 year lifespan before expiration
I guess the only thing left to say is…