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    Nautilus... are Matrix, Bravo the same fabric?

    My recollection is that people here have said that Matrix is the same type of fabric as the Bravo sold at WalMart?? Is that true? I looked at a Nautilus at WalMart a week or so ago, and didn't really like the fabric -- not terrible, but not really very pleasant to touch, IMO....

    Just wondering, as the Nautilus has disappeared again from our local WalMart (according to the super-reliable WalMart store finder utility anyway), and AlbeeBaby now has the Matrix available online.

    And when is the Galaxy supposed to appear at BRU? Is that still sometime in April? End of April? Or does no one really know? I would really prefer the seat with a nicer cover fabric, and without those ugly 65lb, 100lb tags stuck on it (I know they're informative, but I don't need to be constantly informed, LOL).

    TIA, Katrin

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    Re: Nautilus... are Matrix, Bravo the same fabric?

    Yes, they're the same type of fabric, just different shades of gray. It's kind of meshy and reminds me of running shoes. I don't know when BRU will get the Galaxy ones. I thought it was end of March, but maybe it was April. You can switch the harness covers so they're backward. Then you won't see the 65 lb sticker all the time.

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    Re: Nautilus... are Matrix, Bravo the same fabric?

    if you go to gracos website
    http://www.gracobaby.com
    you can see the different colors of the covers. the are really all shades of with black or darker grey on them. i wrote cs and asked for a girl print like they turboboosters. but anyway graco just posted them on there site a few days ago i think that is why finding them is so hard. i don't think they anticipated them being such a quick seller in such high demand.

    i agree the labels for weight are very ugly
    DD1~5yrs~43.5lbs~42 inches~14.5inch torso~FF in a MA, Nautilus and Apex 65
    DD2~23 months~26lbs~33inches~RF in a MA and EFTA
    Little girl I babysit~3yrs~30lbs~35inches~FF in an Evenflo Triumph
    Baby #3 due in Dec~infant seat TBD~any advice??

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    Re: Nautilus... are Matrix, Bravo the same fabric?

    Quote Originally Posted by crunchierthanthou View Post
    Yes, they're the same type of fabric, just different shades of gray.... You can switch the harness covers so they're backward. Then you won't see the 65 lb sticker all the time.
    We switched the harness covers around on ours.
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    Re: Nautilus... are Matrix, Bravo the same fabric?

    Thanks for all the replies... guess I'll wait, and hope BRU gets the seat sooner rather than later. And maybe the Britax Frontier will really appear in May , so one could actually compare the Nautilus and the Frontier.

    Quote Originally Posted by mommyto2angelgirls View Post
    if you go to gracos website
    http://www.gracobaby.com
    you can see the different colors of the covers. the are really all shades of with black or darker grey on them.....

    i agree the labels for weight are very ugly
    Yes, the pictures on the Graco site are what I was going by, when I said I was hoping for a nicer cover fabric -- the Galaxy fabric looks softer (than Bravo and Matrix), and, to my eye, a somewhat more pleasing rendition of the universal gray theme. Also, it doesn't seem to have the unattractive weight labels on the seat and the harness cover...

    Katrin

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    Re: Nautilus... are Matrix, Bravo the same fabric?

    Quote Originally Posted by houseofboys View Post
    We switched the harness covers around on ours.
    Same here! We switched ours!

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