Pros: lightweight, narrower base, medium installation difficulty, easy harness adjustments, removable cup holder, fabric seems easy to clean
Cons: Too short so toddlers outgrow it quickly, no shoulder protection from harness, thinly padded cover fabric, doesn't fit level rear-facing in my Honda sedan, my average-sized 20 month old is nearly too tall for it already (his head is within an inch of the top and it should be at least two inches below).
This lightweight car seat would be great for a kiddo who is a little smaller, and for a car backseat where you want space for people/other car seats. Also, I plan to keep my kiddo rear-facing for as long as possible, and he's too tall for that in this car seat. A forward-facing toddler may fit it just fine!
Also, as installation goes, it's just as challenging as the other car seats in terms of getting the seat belt through and tight enough. But, because the car seat is so lightweight, it's easy to maneuver and switch from one car to another! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]