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Safe Traffic System, Inc. Ride Safer 2 Travel Vest

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1 3548 Tue March 12, 2013

 

Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers $65.00 8.0

 

Description:

This is a review of the Safe Traffic Systems Inc. Ride Safer 2 Travel Vest. A vest bypasses the need for a harness and is considered a niche product.

 

 

PRODUCT FEATURES:

 

RECOMMENDED CHILD SIZE

•Small vest weight limits: 30-60 lbs.

•Small vest height limits: 34-52”

•Large vest weight limits: 50-80 lbs.

•Large vest height limits: 45-57”

 

SAFETY FEATURES

•Reduces head excursion by allowing child to sit directly on vehicle seat.

•Innovative energy absorbing components & the vest design distribute crash force over wide area of the body and decrease HIC (Head Injury Criteria).

•Deformable multi-layered clip for Top Tether System & Shoulder Belt Positioner

•Foam, energy absorbing lamination

•Top tether and proper shoulder positioning provide improved upper body restraint.

•Reflective trim for low light conditions.

 

INSTALLATION FEATURES

•Positions vehicle seat belts on child so it moves with the child, maintaining proper belt positioning.

 

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

•Adjustable to fit growing children. Sized to fit until children fit adult vehicle seat belts.

•PORTABILITY: Child can continue to wear it outside of the car, or parent can easily carry it with them.

 

COMFORT FEATURES

•COMFORT: Made of soft fabric and padding, instead of hard plastics Adjustable head pillow.

•Astronaut/race car driver appearance.

 

NOT certified for aircraft travel.

 

MSRP (US) $119.00 small, $129.00 large

 

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NHTSA 4-star Overall Ease-of-Use Rating: Not available at this time

 

CarseatBlog's Professional Review: Not available at this time

 

TheCarseatMom's Quick Review:

The Ride Safer 2 Travel Vest has long been a favorite among parents who have tight backseats or who travel frequently. Since there’s no plastic frame, it allows children to fit in narrow spaces and is lightweight. It’s also a great product for situations where only a lap belt is available for older children. This vest is designed for children ages 3 . Use is straightforward but requires parental guidance since the vest must be installed each ride. The child puts the vest on and it’s adjusted to fit snugly. The parent then “installs” the vest using the vehicle seat belt and clips provided on the vest. If the vest is used in a seating position where a lap-only belt is available, the top tether must be used.

 

For the large size vest, the top tether must be used whenever a lap-only belt is used. For children weighing more than 60 lbs., a lap/shoulder belt must be used and/or a higher weight tether must be obtained from the manufacturer.

 

A new version of the Travel Vest, the Ride Safer 3 Travel Vest, is available now for use with lap/shoulder seat belts only.

 

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Author
mykidsmylife

CPS Technician

Registered: August 2007
Posts: 6
Review Date: Tue March 12, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $65.00 | Rating: 8 
Pros: compact, makes traveling easier
Cons: a process to buckle, does not fit all kids at the minimum listed, child has easy reach of buckle

We bought this for our then 5yr old to use for our move from EU to the US. It fit great in our carry on bag and he used it in the vehicles we were in for 2.5 weeks. We now keep it stored in the car for emergency situations.


This seat is a pain to buckle and unbuckle. We do not use it often for this reason. I would not trust a child to remember to buckle everything correctly so it is more time consuming.


This vest does not fit all 3 yr old and 30 lbs children the same. For some, it will be too big and not fit properly. It also put the child in reach of the buckle, meaning the child has to be booster ready to be able to use this.


My son did great in it and even slept in it, we tried my 3 yr old in it recently and it did not go well. We drove 3 blocks in the neighborhood and she unbuckled and moved out of position.


I would recomend this seat for the travel aspect and for a mature child. I do not regret buying it and would have paid the full price. It is worth it to not have to fly with 3 car seats.



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