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Old 10-19-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Those huge Radian harness pads...

I don't see in the manual where they're optional for RF. Did I miss it, or is it one of those "in the know" things?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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Re: Those huge Radian harness pads...

I think it's one of those "phone Diono" things. I talked to Alana and she said that they are officially required for FF because those are the results that were given to TC. As I understand it, they're not required for RF because they don't affect the test results for RF. She also said that the seat passed all current requirements without the big pads. They just got better FF chest G results with the pads. She said the old SKJP Radians were compliant except for labelling.
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Re: Those huge Radian harness pads...

I have it in writing from Diono, that they are required for FF and optional for RF.
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Re: Those huge Radian harness pads...

When we got ours, I called Diono (then Sunshine Kids) to ask about them and she said they were optional RF, but offered to send a smaller set (shoulder pads much like other seats). I received them within a week or two, free.
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Re: Those huge Radian harness pads...

I hate those huge covers. I have tightened DS2 into his seat and then removed them, only to find I can pinch more than an inch of harness.
I like to remove harness covers in winter to make it easier to buckle in with the coat trick, but argggg those stupid big ones.
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Re: Those huge Radian harness pads...

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I hate those huge covers. I have tightened DS2 into his seat and then removed them, only to find I can pinch more than an inch of harness.
I like to remove harness covers in winter to make it easier to buckle in with the coat trick, but argggg those stupid big ones.
I'm 100% with you, I hate them too but I don't think you can assume that if you can pinch the harness when you take them off that there is that much slack in the harness with them on. It isn't like a bulky snow suit that is going to completely compress in a collision and introduce tons of slack. The padding is very dense memory foam that will surely compress, but not to that degree. Having said that, I really do despise the fact that you can't properly check for tightness with those things on. Not a fan, at all.
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