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Thread: Radian XT #$%^

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    Radian XT #$%^

    I'm so pissed. I just received my son's new XT (Diapers.com ROCKS!!!) in the Rio fabric. It's a gorgeous shade of red but the stupid fabric is so scratchy that it feels like sandpaper. I called Sunshine Kids to give them that feedback and the person that answered the phone (who was very nice, btw, but clueless) said that she had never gotten that feedback before. How could she not have? I'm supposed to have my baby's skin up against THAT???

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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    I feel your pain!

    I also called and complained and they sent me a new Nassua cover.

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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Have you actually gotten your nassau, though? I'm waiting for confirmation that you have it before I order another one. I'm also hoping to somehow make the deal work so I don't have to order from SKJP directly.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Don't tell me this! I'm getting a Rio to match our Recaro Crimson and Ferrari booster in DH truck. We need a Radian, maybe I'll go with the gray from the get go We don't need the seat till spring, maybe a new material will be out by then?!
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    I liked the fabric on the Rio My kid rode in it for a week and he never complained.

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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Try putting the strap covers up against the side of your neck. Uck.

    It's pretty warm here--my kids wear shorts and tank tops. I wouldn't want my bare legs and arms on that.

    I called SK again and got a different rep. She told me that she would send a nassau cover but they won't have them until Sept. Crap. I guess I should just send the stupid thing back ?????

    Jessie

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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Have you actually gotten your nassau, though? I'm waiting for confirmation that you have it before I order another one. I'm also hoping to somehow make the deal work so I don't have to order from SKJP directly.
    Yup, I got it the other day. Too bad it arrived ripped in 2 places and the memory foam is ripped in half (not a big problem because I use the memory foam out of the Rio cover, just annoying). They are dealing with it (and my other many issues) though.

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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Just some feedback on the Nassau cover...be very carful when cleaning it. I put mine through the wash (gently cycle cold wash in front loader) and its not holding up very well. My son has already picked a hole in the seat of fabric (seems very thin to me). But I do love the softness of the cover and its easy to take the cover on/off which is great.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Is Nassua the girly print?
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Quote Originally Posted by firemomof3 View Post
    Just some feedback on the Nassau cover...be very carful when cleaning it. I put mine through the wash (gently cycle cold wash in front loader) and its not holding up very well. My son has already picked a hole in the seat of fabric (seems very thin to me). But I do love the softness of the cover and its easy to take the cover on/off which is great.
    Yep. I picked at a sticky spot and the fuzz came off. Fortunately it was a tiny spot but it was the replacement for how easy the other cover ripped! Mine also has snap issues, the male side on the seat itself is no longer holding the snap well. I still like the seat, I just wish I could like the cover better. Does any one know if the Malibu is any better?
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurette View Post
    Is Nassua the girly print?
    No, that is Malibu. Nassua is the gray.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    I also had the plush (malibu) cover "lose it's fuzz" when cleaning gently. Pulled a stuck raisin off of it and the material went with it. I called though and they're sending me a new one since I've had it for two whole weeks.

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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    I don't get the whole issue surrounding the 'scratchy' Rio fabric. It's not that scratchy IMO. It's mesh, which isn't going to be soft like a velour cover, but it's not like sandpaper... IMO.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    I am still waiting for my replacement cover also. I am still getting another Rio. I don't think it is crazy rough against their skin, but it is not as nice as the mesh on their Monterey seats. My biggest gripe with it is that the Rio cover is not as durable. I will be more careful with the velcro shoes with the replacement cover. IF it ever gets here.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    I was just thinking, these car seat companies must hate us car seat board people! I bet other folks just use the seat until it dies and throw it away.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Feels scratchy to me--it's rough and not soft. I would not want those strap covers against my neck. I asked a few people at work what they thought and they agreed with me. If I compare that to the mesh on our Monarch it's like sandpaper. I hate it--guess it's just a subjective thing.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie123 View Post
    I was just thinking, these car seat companies must hate us car seat board people! I bet other folks just use the seat until it dies and throw it away.
    No, they use it until it dies and give it to their cousin/neighbor/person on Freecycle/sell it on Craigslist.
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    Re: Radian XT #$%^

    Yeah, I guess that's more accurate!
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