Ratcheting harness adjusters

Mercuria

New member
What exactly is it? When I hear "ratcheting," I think of truck tie downs. Is it where each pull on a strap will only pull so far before you have to release and pull again? Because that's not how my Radian is...
 

lyn_ak

New member
Yes. I find my Radian will pull all the excess slack out with one smooth pull, but if I have to tighten it, it is a ratcheting motion.
 

Mercuria

New member
That's exactly how mine is. I was just wondering if there were two versions of "ratcheting," where one is as I described, with clicking sounds (just because that's what I always think when someone says "ratcheting").

I can also get it all the way right in one pull if I pull from behind first. I'm not sure what's at work with the multiple pulls.
 

jacqui276

New member
lyn_ak said:
Yes. I find my Radian will pull all the excess slack out with one smooth pull, but if I have to tighten it, it is a ratcheting motion.
Mine adjusts in the same manner.
 

mlohry

New member
I am borrowing a Radian XTSL and at 1st I hated the pull, pull motion needed to tighten the seat, but now that I'm use to it, it's really assuring to me as it seems tighter than my other seats with normal harness pulls. It's just different.
 

Harmony96

New member
All of ours are Radian XTSL and I only don't like it of grandparents try to tighten it, b/c they seem to think that when it stops pulling, then that's it, even if it should be cranked down a little more.
 

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Threads
219,309
Messages
2,200,963
Members
13,335
Latest member
Prettydumpling

You must read your carseat and vehicle owner’s manual and understand any relevant state laws. These are the rules you must follow to restrain your children safely. All opinions at Car-Seat.Org are those of the individual author for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect any policy or position of Carseat Media LLC. Car-Seat.Org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. If you are unsure about information provided to you, please visit a local certified technician. Before posting or using our website you must read and agree to our TERMS.

Maxi Cosi is a proud sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Graco is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!

Please  Support Car-Seat.Org  with your purchases of infant, convertible, combination and boosters seats from our premier sponsors above.
Shop travel systems, strollers and baby gear from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Evenflo, First Years, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Safety 1st, Diono & more! ©2001-2020 Carseat Media LLC

Top