Experience with the Graco Atlas?

Nedra

Car-Seat.org Ambassador
I was in a hurry to get a new car seat for my daughter and the website said I needed to order in the next 4 min in order to get fast shipping, so I went with the Graco Atlas.

The next day, I found out that we actually aren’t in as big of a rush as I had thought and I had buyer’s remorse....realized that the LATCH connectors aren’t push-on, which might not be a big deal in harness mode because I can install with the seatbelt, but I was hoping to use it as a HBB in a year or two and I struggle a lot with hook-on connectors (And don’t want to have to belt it in) ....I also noticed that the buckle isn’t the IMMI buckle that I am used to on our other Graco seats.

Trying to figure out if, when the seat arrives, I should just turn around and return it and get something else. Does anyone have a Graco Atlas and can speak to ease of use?

If it helps, here are some seats that we have used and loved:
Graco Milestone and Slimfit
IMMI Go
4th Generation Britax Seats

And here are some we have used and not-loved-so-much:
Britax Boulevard Clicktight
Evenflo Titan 65
 
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DogznKatz

Active member
I rather like the Atlas. Pretty easy install, fits a wide range of kids. How heavy and tall is your kiddo? I believe that the Atlas has a weight limit of 45 pounds on the lower anchors, so if your child is at or above that size, you couldn't use them anyway. Installing with the seatbelt and top tether have been pretty easy IME.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
The Atlas has basically the same install as the Nautilus, which is widely compatible. I wouldn't even bother with lower anchors, just do a seatbelt and tether install.
 

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