How do you like YOUR Radians?

NicoleCPST

Senior Community Member
I like my Radians a good bit, but I also avoid using them outboard if at all possible. Mine all have headwings (XTSLs)
 

Christie

New member
We have 2 winged RXT's rf'ing in our Ody. I wanted the SIP and I liked that I could keep my 4 1/2 year old rf'ing longer. Granted, my Littles are all (generally) on the short, skinny side of things as I just weighed him and soaking wet with four layers on he weighs 32 pounds. Couldn't tell you even close to how tall he is, but he's wearing 4T pants and shirts with not much extra room.

Our radians are brand new (Sept 12) and I haven't had any issue with the wings sliding down. My son threw up all over his about a week and a half ago and it cleaned nicely (although a bit more of a pain to put back together than a Britax).

I don't enjoy trying to adjust the crotch strap and they are harder to LATCH tighten, IMO, than some seats but I've been spoiled by Boulevard 65's too much.

We'll use them ff'ing until we switch to either a frontier 85 or similar..... But only after getting to the max rf'ing first.

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Amy7707

New member
We have the winged XTSLs and I like that there is something between my kiddo's head and the window. I figure they may help, so why not have them? I don't think they will play into how long DS will fit in them...RF he'll hit the 1.5" rule before the wings get in the way. He'll only FF in it for a little bit until I ditch our S4M and move DD into the Radians and get a FF only seat for DS. One of the RN was originally for her anyways :D
 

sparkle3116

New member
I like the idea of the potential SIP of the head wings on my RXT, and I've never had any issues with them.

Like many others, I still try not to use my radian outboard. I like to have my DS in an Advocate in my car if I have to have him outboard because my car gets "poor" side impact ratings (yeah, the crash test dummies die :mad:). Once DS outgrows the Advocate RF'ing though, I will definitely move him to the RXT full-time rather than FF him in the Advocate because we know RF is the safest, and since we don't have side impact standards in the US, any extra side impact protection from added features like head wings is purely theoretical.

I think the radian wings come down to personal preference and maybe your seat configuration. I also used to have SK radian 65/80's FF outboard for my nanny kids and I loved them. I think head wings probably would have gotten in the way of getting a baby into the middle seat in a small car.
 

bnsnyde

New member
I really like head wings, the bigger the better.
I don't think EPS foam around the head is theoretically safer, but really is safer. :) So we're a fan.

When my 6-year-old went over the top slots (he was 48 inches) he went to a booster but really he could ride just fine in the Radian still, wings and all. In Nana's car he STILL uses the winged Radian and until he is 53 inches I plan to keep him in that there if he fits. So far, he's plenty, plenty comfy and should make it to age 7.5 at least.

Oh, yeah, and the wings slide down all the time on this seat. I do hate that. Ours are 2011 and 2012 models. They only slide at the high setting, so one day my kid was under the top slots, the next, above (even though I know they can be this way). Drove me crazy. So we boostered him at a little over 6 and 55 lbs.
 

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