This is a small update to my review of the original SafeGuard Go Anywhere Portable Child Restraint, now called the Safety 1st Hybrid Booster (the Safety 1st version has a few minor changes from the version in this review). Since that review, IMMI/SafeGuard has made some improvements. These include expanded weight ranges, improvements to the headrest pillow and a modified buckle system. There is also some additional guidance on installing the Go in a captain’s chair or other vehicle seat with a recline feature.
The SafeGuard Go Hybrid Booster is a portable child restraint system. It combines the advantages of a 5-point harness with the portability of a booster. In some sense, it really is more similar to a travel harness system that converts into a backless booster. Using the harness front-facing, it is for children over 1 year, weight from 22 to 60 pounds and 31 to 52 inches tall. As a booster, it is rated for children over 3 years old, 40 to 100 pounds and 43 to 57 inches tall. To make it portable and light, the “Go” has no hard seatback shell. For that reason, the vehicle seat back or headrests must provide adequate head restraint for the child. More information can be found at the SafeGuard website.