Differences Between Evenflo Revolve 360, Revolve 360 Slim & Revolve 360 Extend Car Seats
There are now THREE different models of the popular Evenflo Revolve360 Rotating Carseat and there are various “trim levels” that offer different features at different prices. It can get confusing, so we’re going to break it all down for you.
All Revolve360 models have the ability to rotate both rear-facing and forward-facing, unlike some other rotating car seats that only swivel when used rear-facing. We have a fabulous chart that outlines the main differences between each of the Revolve360 models and there is additional info on each model and its various “trim levels” in the summary section below.
Original (OG) Evenflo Gold Revolve360 models have been replaced by an updated version of the original, which is now a Walmart exclusive. The OG models, and the new updated Walmart version, all have a maximum rear-facing weight limit of 40 lbs. and a maximum rear-facing height limit of 40″. The new Extend & Slim models are both rated up to 50 lbs. & 48″ rear-facing.
The Walmart-exclusive R360 model is available in a black/gray fashion called “Amherst”, and a black/gray/pink fashion called “Ainsley”. This base model has hook-style LATCH connectors, which are not as nice as the push-on LATCH connectors found on most of the other R360 models. Swapping the more expensive push-on LATCH connectors for less expensive hook-style connectors makes it possible for Walmart to sell their R360 model at a lower price.
The original GOLD R360 models (pictured below) are rated up to 40 lbs. and 40″ tall rear-facing and have been discontinued.
The names of the original (now discontinued) Revolve fashions are: Moonstone (Gray), Sapphire (Blue), Onyx (Black) & Opal (Pink). The chest clip on these models is black and does NOT offer the SensorSafe feature. This is an important detail to note and you’ll see why as you read on.
Evenflo Revolve360 Extend
The new Revolve360 Extend model is almost identical in size and weight to the original but there are a few important upgrades.
- Rear-facing weight and height limits are EXTENDED!!
- 4-50 lbs.
- Forward-facing specs (same as original model)
- 22-65 lbs.
- At least 2 years old
- Booster specs (same as original)
- 40-120 lbs.
- At least 4 years old
- Includes Quick Start guide
- New harness strap covers that are optional and easily removeable
- Zip-on legrest padding that can be removed or reversed as needed
- Optional seat protector insert provides an extra layer of protection against spills
- Quick Clean Cover – easy to remove, easy to wash 🙌
Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend with SensorSafe
This Extend model adds a *white* chest clip with SensorSafe technology but lacks the Quick Clean cover found on the other R360 Extend model.
The reason I pointed out that the chest clip is white? Look at these fashions! If they look and sound familiar it’s because they are very similar to the original R360 model fashions (with black chest clips) that have been discontinued. Don’t confuse the new Extend models with SensorSafe with the original R360 models because the covers look so similar and the fashions have the same names. If it has a white chest clip, it’s a newer model with SensorSafe technology.
If you’re not already familiar with SensorSafe – it’s technology integrated into the chest clip and when the chest clip is buckled (presumably because a child is in the seat), it can send alerts to your phone via an app. Alerts will be triggered if the chest clip becomes unbuckled, if the temperature inside the vehicle is too hot or too cold, if the child is left unattended in the vehicle, or if the child has been seated for too long.
Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend with Green & Gentle Fabric
This is the deluxe eco-friendly Revolve360 Extend model that features SensorSafe technology plus Evenflo’s new Green & Gentle fabric which is free of flame-retardant chemicals. This cover is manufactured using 26 recycled plastic bottles. It’s very… green. 🌱
Evenflo Revolve360 Slim
The Evenflo Revolve360 Slim is the new, ultra-narrow Revolve! It’s currently the only slim rotating car seat on the market. This model does not offer a booster mode. It is just a convertible; rear-facing & forward-facing with a 5-point harness.
- Rear-facing: 4-50 lbs., 17-48″
- Forward-facing: 22-65 lbs., 28-49″ tall, at least 2 years old
- Ultra-narrow at 16.7″ wide
- Basic hook-style LATCH connectors
- Lacks the Quick Clean cover
- Includes Quick Start guide
For an extra $20, this upgraded model features a cover with zippers that removes in pieces to make it easier to strip and clean. It also features an optional seat protector insert. Trust me when I tell you that the first time your adorable tiny human covers the car seat with vomit or a diaper blowout, you’ll consider this nominal additional expense the best $20 you’ve ever spent.
The optional seat protector insert included with the R360 Slim Quick Clean cover also provides an extra layer of protection against spills but it does have limitations. It may be used rear-facing up to 50 lbs. but only allowed in the forward-facing position up to 40 lbs. Note: the seat protector insert is separate from the infant head and body cushion inserts which are only allowed to be used rear-facing (and are typically only useful for babies).
Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Slim with SensorSafe
Gold R360 Slim with *white* chest clip features SensorSafe technology but unfortunately lacks the quick clean cover. This model also features push-on LATCH connectors.
Full Reviews of Extend & Slim Models Coming Soon!
For more info and comments on the original Evenflo Gold Revolve360 model, check out our complete review: Evenflo Gold Revolve 360 Rotational All-in-One Car Seat Review