Home » Conference/ABC Expo/JPMA • Previews » The New Diono StratoFIX The New Diono StratoFIX Posted by Heather On October 14, 2012 In Conference/ABC Expo/JPMA, Previews 18 Comments RECOMMENDED CARSEATS | COMPARE | DEALS Check out our video on the new rigid offering front-facing only seat from Diono! $349 This model is a European prototype right now. Tweet Advertisement 18 Responses StillThankful November 1, 2012 In love with the StratoFIX just as it is! Wish it could make it to the USA with NO modifications!! Tanya McDowell Thome October 16, 2012 Interesting seat. I’m guessing if that is the European prototype we won’t see the seat here for a while. Kat_momof3 October 15, 2012 wow… I thought it wouldn’t have a market… with those features, it just made itself a market… wow. Jennie October 14, 2012 Wait, was that an orange Monterrey in the background? And lime??? (or is it yellow?) hrice October 14, 2012 I wonder if it will be allowable for shoulders to go over the top slots like on Radians? christineka October 14, 2012 It’s on my list if it comes in plum. I have children who do not need to be harnessed to the tallest limits. (And I have a frontier if need be.) I do not like any combo seat as a booster simply because it’s difficult to buckle. I like the way this seat can recline for comfort. I think my children would be comfortable in it and would harness them to around age 10-12 years, so plenty tall enough! patriot201 October 14, 2012 While there seem to be some great features, this seat wouldn’t be on my list for several reasons. (1) 18″ top slots are not adequate. (2) I cannot imagine buying a FF-only seat that doesn’t convert into a booster. (3) The price is high for a FF-only seat. (4) That foot prop would make it difficult for kids to move around. Jamii October 14, 2012 Looks like an awesome seat ~ but one that has no place in our home unfortunately. At that price, with those predicted slots, and no booster option – no way. Bummer because it looks really neat and comfortable! Cowgirlsmommy October 14, 2012 Tell them to leave the chest clip off the US version. Katie Nachman October 14, 2012 Agreed. At 18″ that doesn’t really interest me. What we really need is a seat to compete with the Frontier at 20″ Juune October 14, 2012 Noooooo… I so hoped they would bring a convertible to Europe :'( ketchupqueen October 14, 2012 Ditto. 18” is barely more than lots of convertibles, and at that price… Jennifer October 14, 2012 In my opinion, 18 inches on a forward facing only seat is not enough. Need to be at least 20 to compete with the frontier, that makes a good booster, too. Heather (murphydog77) October 14, 2012 We’re watching out for our readers! We were their first appt of the day and gave them lots of feedback, including making sure to have high top harness slots. The rep said they’re aiming for at least 18″. Judi October 14, 2012 Yeah, I find it funny that they put a booster option on their convertible, but not on this. Brandy October 14, 2012 Any chance you know the top slot height? I would love to see the inner working of the mechanisms. Wendy Tischler Thomas October 14, 2012 Wait, no booster option? There hasn’t been a forward facing harness only seat made in the US in a few years, as I recall. And a foot prop AND top tether? The head of that seat isn’t going anywhere. Wow. Judi October 14, 2012 Harness height?