I arrived in hot and muggy Florida today. Woohoo! Just a quick update on some of the things I learned and saw today. More updates to follow tomorrow.
Britax G3 Convertibles: New belly pad holds the buckle forward for loading and unloading. New HUGS pads have energy absorbing properties. HUGS are attached via a piece of thin webbing to back of shell so they maintain proper positioning. HUGS are still optional for RF children. New chest clip. Due to new HUGS attachment system you need to grab the harness at the chest clip and pull to loosen harness straps.
Cool new Britax vehicle seat protector mat is made of an awesome thin flexible rubber material. I love it! I want one to put under my slob of a teenage son in our vehicle. Lol.
New mini push-on LATCH connectors (same as new connectors being used by Graco) will be available on Embrace 35 soon and eventually on the Secure Kid 300 too.
Boosters now have 110 lbs wt max and a 4 year age minimum
New Titan 65/Sure Ride convertible: Price will vary from $79 – $99 depending on fashion and trim level. I forget when it’s going to be available but will find out tomorrow and post more details. 6 sets of harness slots. Bottom slots measured around 6.5″ with bottom insert cushion. Top harness slots (without insert) measured around 19″. EPS foam.
New HBB with activity lights coming soon (available exclusively at Walmart) – based on Amp.
Discovery has a new handle coming soon! Goodbye Z handle! Hello normal handle with forward handle position. It’s not enough to make me actually like the Discovery but it’s still progress and I’ll take it! 🙂
Combi: Nothing new to report ATM. I pleaded for some new fashions for Coccoro but nothing coming anytime soon. Oh, I almost forgot. Kobuk HBB is now rated to 125 lbs.
Clek: Snowberry Foonf and Saddle Oobr are here but there is no “new” news to report.
Bubble Bum: Best laugh of the day! Meet “Mr. BubbleBum”. He’s totally far out and groovy!
Day 2 updates and photos are posted HERE.
Wow, nice to see all the good stuff coming out. Thanks, Kecia!!!
Love the Titan, I hope the old one is gone soon & this is out program seat! Thanks for reporting 🙂
I saw the Britax mat at the ABC show in April and almost walked right past it because it looks thick and inflexible. Glad I didn’t! Because it’s actually quite thin and *very* flexible. I’d use it in a heartbeat.
That Titan 65 looks awesome! Thank you Evenflo! A budget convertible that is going to last to proper booster age is going to make a HUGE difference for so many people!
Wow, really liking the looks of that new Evenflo! Basic & economical. What is the RF weight limit?
I didn’t believe you when you said 19″ top slots, but then I saw your measurement pictures. WOW!
WOW… Evenflo is getting serious about being competitive with the tribute/titan Finally we have a really good economical convertible that will go birth-booster that is under 100 dollars!
19″ slots??? That is TALL for a convertible wow. That’s only 1/2 inch shorter than the Frontier. I wonder what the RF height limit is on it. Might be a good option for long torsoed kids.
Is that a green Maestro in the background I see? I love it!
The new Evenflo Convertible looks amazing! Way to go Evenflo!
19″ slots? I had to read that five times and view the photos to make sure you were serious. That Britax mat looks crazy thick. Is it not?
Since the new HUGS will be removable, does that mean that one could purchase these SafeCell HUGS for use on other seats w/ HUGS?
The new Titan 65 actually looks more like a bigger version of the Tribute than the Titan. It does look like a nice possibility for an affordable, long lasting program seat.
I think they should just scrap the Discovery, though. That base is a PITB. Just stick w/ the Embrace. It’s nice. And I also think they should have made a handle that matched the seat, even if it is only for display. 🙂
Looks like Britax is using some ideas from their overseas seats. Can’t wait to see one IRL. Are the new G3 all CS?
Happy to see new handle positions and age limits on Evenflo!
How wide is the Titan65?
Wow on the new Titan!