Question Evenflo Sureride - good seat?

lovemyboys27

New member
Hi, I am in Canada (just incase the answers would be different because of that) and looking at buying either the Radian r100 or the Evenflo Sureride DXL. I have been waiting for the Radian to go on sale for about $200, but it's not happening soon enough. The SureRide is currently on sale for $70. I am very tempted but also want to make sure this will last until booster, with extended RFing and extended FFing.

Currently in a Safety First Enspira that totally SUCKS and I don't feel it is very safe. We bought them when my twins outgrew their buckets, and when we didn't know any better.

My son is almost 14 months, wearing 12-18 month clothing usually, but some 18-24 month stuff. He was 24lb at 13 months old. He is approx 31".

My twins went to 6y 1m in the Graco Nautilus, they outgrew the height and weight limits at roughly the same time. Newest DS seems to be growing slower and is slimmer than his brothers were at the same age.

Should I hold out for the r100 or get the SureRide? Is the r100 worth the extra $130+? Does the SureRide tighten easily when installed RFing?

Thanks for any opinions/advice!
 

MommyShannon

New member
It depends on how long you'd like to rearface. The SureRide has a 40" rf limit which would likely get your son to around 3 years old since he's tall. It is taller than the Radian and nautilus forward facing so it'd definitely last until booster ready. It has a 6 year from manufacture expiration so if it has about 5.5 years left when you buy it, it should fit your son that entire time. The Radian will last longer (possibly until 4) rearfacing.
 

MommyShannon

New member
I haven't used it but it seems well liked. I will probably get one for a secondary seat soon. I find most rf seats easiest to tighten if you reach behind the seat and pull the slack to the back while also pulling the tightener.
 

Keeyamah

Active member
I haven't used it but it seems well liked. I will probably get one for a secondary seat soon. I find most rf seats easiest to tighten if you reach behind the seat and pull the slack to the back while also pulling the tightener.
Even with some buried adjusters, pulling on the straps at the back of the seat always makes it easier for me to tighten (on the rare occasion I do). Since the Sureride has a continuous harness I just leave it adjusted and play with it at hips to make it easier to get it over the kiddo's shoulders. But I also leave my other non-continuos harnesses adjusted, personal preference.
 

Keeanh

Well-known member
I got one from Best Buy on "black friday" and it was only 3 weeks old. So you'll get the full 6 years out of it. I think it's well worth the money. If you ever did happen to want another seat down the road, this seat could either be sold or used as a spare. It's less than a Scenera!! You can't lose.
 

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