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    Whiz Rider?

    Anyone know anything about the WhizRider vest? A friend is looking for an easy travel option for her 4 year old and came across it.

    https://www.whizrider.com
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    Re: Whiz Rider?

    It is not yet on the market. There is no knowing how it will fit or perform. From what I've heard there are some significant concerns about eventual legality and performance- but we don't really know.

    In general I'd discourage buying via a crowd-funded model seats that aren't available yet. If they end up not arriving in time for your need, not meeting your child's needs, being poorly reviewed, or not fitting, there is no way for you to cancel or get a refund for a return (unlike preorders through established companies.) The last several products that have come to market this way have ended up being things that work for very few families safely.

    If you're looking for a similar product that is safe, certified, and currently available, this will fit your needs admirably: https://carseatblog.com/43470/2017-r...ey-delightful/
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    Re: Whiz Rider?

    They have crash tests and CPSTs have reviewed it and approved it. I am excited for it!

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    Re: Whiz Rider?

    Which CPSTs have reviewed it? Certainly not any of us who have been around for a while and built our reputations on it. Everyone does crash tests. They are required to per FMVSS 213 and they must pass in order to be certified. It takes a very long time for this to happen in the US.

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    Re: Whiz Rider?

    I asked them. Paul Albright and Tony Jerisha are both CPS instructors that have reviewed the product. Paul's on their Indiegogo page.

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