Monday, July 16, 2007

New Convertible Car Seat from Compass

It has been a long time coming, but someone has finally come up with an equally featured (if not more) convertible car seat as the Britax Marathon. After a long wait, the Compass True Fit Convertible (c-360) is tentatively set for release towards the end of the year. As a retailer who sells practically every brand of car seat on the market, I am very excited about the release of this product. I am excited to be the first to give a sneak preview of this fabulous new car seat.

Compass was recently purchased by Learning Curve Brands and is a great complement to their growing list of juvenile product companies - Lamaze, Learning Curve, The First Years and Thomas the Train wooden railroad items. Compass now has the resources to continue producing category leading products like they have with their booster seats.

The Compass True Fit Convertible C-360 is a convertible (can be used rear and forward facing) car seat that can be used from birth to 65 lbs. You can keep your child in a 5 point harness until they reach 65 lbs. My 6 y.o. is average in weight and is only 50 lbs. The Compass True Fit Convertible C-360 has a laundry list of great features such as:

  • Removable Headrest (see pictures below) - Allows the seat to fit better in smaller spaces. The extra height of the seat is not needed as a newborn who is rear facing. Fitting an average sized adult in the front seat with a convertible car seat installed in the back is very challenging in many cars. The removable headrest eliminated this issue.
  • Easy Belt Adjustment - The 3 position crotch strap and the shoulder straps are both adjustable from the front of the seat. No need to remove the seat! No re-threading ever!
  • Built-in Lock Offs - Adds an extra level of security when properly installed. Provides a safety catch if your seat belts fail in an accident. Also helps keep your car seat installed nice and tight.
  • EPP Foam Lining - Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) foam lining for increased safety.
  • Easy Snap on/off seat cover - The 3 piece seat cover easily snaps on and off for easy cleaning.
The best thing about this seat is you will get all these great features at an estimated retail of $179.99. I believe that price is pretty firm but even at a slightly higher price it is substantially less than The Britax Marathon at $269 and the soon to be released Recaro Como at around $249.

The images below are not going to be the actual fabrics but will give you an idea of what the C-360 will look like with and without the headrest. As soon as official photos are available I will post those on my blog as well as my website

Richard Goore -- --

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a great seat! I love the removable head rest. What an innovative idea.