Evenflo is a worldwide leader in development of infant equipment for over 85 years and is now one of the nations leading manufacturer of high quality baby care and juvenile products. Some of their products include car seats, strollers, play yards, activity products high chairs and many more. They have received many Product Awards over the years for their exceptional products. I was recently given a great opportunity since I became a blogger a year and a half ago to be one of the first to try the new Platinum Protection Series Car Seat from Evenflo. Being a mom of three children under the age of 7 car seat safety is a must in our family. We always wear our seat belts, we make sure our car seats are properly installed, and they are used before the expiration date. Andrew and Ty are in booster seats now but Eli is still in a harness car seat and will remain there until either he reaches the max weight or age before moving him to a booster seat like his brothers.
I was so excited when I was chosen and received the email one day before the package arrived on my door step. This mama thought it was Christmas all over again. I received Evenflo Triumph™ LX Convertible Car Seat in Fischer color. As soon as Eli saw this box and I opened to pull it out he said “mama is that my new big boy car seat”, so yes I can say he is just as excited as he sat in it before I even got the tags pulled off or the straps adjusted. This car seat looks more comfortable and provides more support than our Eddie Bauer car seat we have. It does sit up a bit higher than our other one but Eli likes that because he can see out the car window now without straining his neck.
Some features include:
Side Impact Tested
65 lb. harness weight rating
Infinite Slide™ harness adjustment
2 crotch strap positions
Upfront harness loosening
TensionRight™ side knob harness tightening
Head and body pillows
Machine-washable seat pad
Energy absorbing foam
Dual integrated cupholders
Made right here in the USA
It is made with OUTLAST Performance Fabric which absorbs hot and cold temperatures, releasing as needed. I love the Buckle Pockets. I have not seen a car seat that has this feature, but this is a great feature to have because when you put a child in the seat they usually sit on the buckles or even in the summer time with the warmer temperatures these buckles become hot and could potentially burn the child.
As I read the instruction manual on how to adjust the straps, seat positioning and installing in the car I could not wait to install it. I love the TensionRight side bar for tightening the straps. On our old car seat I had to remove the padding and re-thread the straps just to adjust the length on the straps. With the TensionRight side bar you simply turn the knob to tighten or press the button located in the front to loosen. Located on the straps as you can see in the picture it shows you where the straps should be for the child and they should be located above the shoulder. The chest clip should be armpit level on the child. I know Eli is at the age he can move the chest clip up or down but since using the new car seat he has not even bothered with them. Everything about this car seat screams safety and comfort for your child. When installing it took me a few minutes and my only recommendation would be to make the lap/shoulder belt hole a little bigger to thread the seat belt through. I have small hands and still had to work with it a bit to get it through. I also used the latch safety system with the front facing car seat when Eli was a baby and also when he was rear facing we used the latch system, but both times I used not only the latch system but also the lap/shoulder just for extra safety.
We have been using this car seat for a few days now and Eli hasn’t complained at all. When I asked him if his new big boy seat was comfortable he said “yes mama” and loves to point out everything he sees out his window now. I really like the reclining positioner especially when he naps in the car I can lay him back a little so his neck is not wobbling. Overall this car seat is by far one of the best we’ve had in seven years of having kids all in car seats. If you are looking for a safe car seat for your little one I highly recommend the new Evenflo Triumph™ LX Convertible Car Seat. I want to thank Evenflo for giving my family the opportunity to try and review this brand new Platinum Protection Series Car Seat. To learn more about Evenflo Platinum Protection Series visit their website here.
You can purchase the Evenflo Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat at Babies R Us online or in store. The price is definitely affordable.