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I bought this in "Roxy" as for some reason it was $20 cheaper than the other color option "Fusion" at Babies R Us. I had played with it quickly when it originally came out and liked the idea at the time, but didn't have a "need" for it. I've been using it for a week now as my daughter's main seat on an extended trip and I really like it. Reigan is 18 months old, weighs right about 20lbs and is roughly 30" tall. She is using the top slots on it; they are about 1/2" above her shoulders, but the middle slots are about at least an inch below her shoulders and the harness was wrapping up and around her shoulders and it was difficult to adjust and was leaving marks on her shoulders.
It is installed with the base (foot is cranked out about half way) in a 2006 Ford Explorer in the passenger side, using the seatbelt. The base installed easily, and the lockoff on the base is being effectively used.
It also installed with the base (foot completely retracted) fairly easily on our flight via NWA in the coach class. The seatbelt latchplate DID end up in the beltpath and I was concerned that I was going to have problems releasing the seat from the base, as I had to push the actual infant seat into the base fairly hard to get the required "click" to sound, however, it released easily at our destination.
My DD normally rides in a RF Britax Wizard and has always been "carseat sensitive" vocally voicing her opinions if she was in a seat that she did not approve of in one shape or another, and she seems to like this seat quite a bit. It's not as restrictive in the head area as her Wizard (which has been irritating her ALOT recently) and she's been generally very happy in this seat so far.
I also like that it does adjust SO small. I wish it would have been out when she was born as I had a hard time finding a seat that fit her well as a 5lb newborn.
I have to give this seat a thumbs up for me. Easy to install, easy to use, in the typical price range, and the extended use capabilitys of it really sold me on it. I'm not even sure my DD would still fit in the Opus35 if they were still around height wise, so this has been a nice seat for her to travel with instead of lugging her Wizard around.