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    Folding boosters

    I need a folding booster that will fit in my floorboard storage of my honda odyssey. I need measurements(height) of some folding boosters. I really don't want to use a backless booster. Sometimes i carpool and kids will travel with me. I do always an empty trunk so i could always stow something there and secure it down. I'd much rather put a booster in the storage so its secure.
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    Re: Folding boosters

    I'm only aware of two boosters that fold. The Compass booster and the Recaro Start. I don't have a tape measure on hand at the moment but the Start by eyeball measurements is about 20x14x40 and the compass is around 24x12x30. I can fit either folded up on it's side, in the footwell of my third row.

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    Re: Folding boosters

    The Sunshine monterrey folds as well. I just need some measruements

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    Re: Folding boosters

    The Sunshine Kids Monterey does not fold. It has a detachable back. So does the Graco TurboBooster High Back (and probably some others, but most of them are not often recommended here so I don't know much about them.)
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    Re: Folding boosters

    Quote Originally Posted by kanga View Post
    The Sunshine monterrey folds as well. I just need some measruements
    The Monterrey doesn't fold, the back comes all the way off to be used as a backless.

    If a booster that comes apart in two separate pieces will work for you then the Monterrey, Graco Turbo, Graco Airbooster, Evenflo Big Kid, Evenflo Confidence, and the new Britax Parkway all do that.

    If you google shipping dimensions for those you can get a pretty good idea of size when disassembled.

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    Re: Folding boosters

    FWIW if you want something that stores easily that provides more protection than a backless booster, there's also the RideSafer Travel Vest
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    Re: Folding boosters

    The Compass boosters fold but you are going to risk it not fitting a broad range of kids very well. It's too tall for small kids, and too short for tall kids and too wide for skinny kids, and the worst problem with it is that it allows the lapbelt to ride too high on a lot of kids.

    Edited to add... Maybe the Safeguard Go? How old are the kids you travel with? It folds into a compact storage bag and has 18 inch top 'slots' so it fits kids harnessed up to age 7 or so.
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