Evenflo LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat
Though more expensive than the rest of the LiteMax line ($99-160), this car seat has an easy-to-use LATCH system, a full-body infant insert, softly padded straps, a large canopy, and breathable fabric. It also accommodates infants from 4 to 35 pounds, with the insert. The ergonomically-shaped carrying handle and leveling indicator on the side make installation quick. In addition, the LATCH system installation is really easy, and there’s a belt lock-off option to keep the belt at a consistent length and tension. It’s also incredibly lightweight, roughly 8 pounds, which is comparable to some of the other top-sellers. The soft, breathable fabric is easy to spot-clean with a wet wipe, but it removes easily for machine-washing.
The buckle storage slots on the side are designed to keep the buckles out of the way, which is handy and convenient for putting your baby in the seat. While most car seats use Velcro for this, which can wear out over time from use and debris, this feature is designed to last.
For cons, this seat is quite narrow and unlikely to accommodate babies over 20 pounds, the plastic isn’t as durable as some of its competitors, and the chest buckle doesn’t have the audible “click” to let you know it’s securely fastened, which isn’t good for peace of mind.
Overall though, this seat offers a great, ergonomically-designed handle, canopy, infant insert, LATCH system, padded harness, and soft fabrics.
From Evenflo: VERSATILE & CONVENIENT: This Rear-Facing Infant Car Seat fitting newborns and babies from 4-35 pounds includes a stay-in-car convenience base that minimizes overall parent effort
TESTED & TRUSTED: In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable federal safety standards, this car seat also passes Evenflo’s comprehensive Side Impact and industry leading Rollover Test Standards
LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY TO CARRY: The extremely lightweight design equipped with a padded, ergonomic handle is uniquely crafted to make carrying your infant or newborn as comfortable as possible
EASY TO INSTALL: The LiteMax 35 comes with an easy to install base equipped with a two-step vehicle belt lock-off for a quick and secure installation and provides 4 recline options top optimize your child's comfort
OTHER VALUABLE FEATURES: Buckle pockets that neatly tuck the buckle tongues away, machine washable pads, removable head and body pillows, and full coverage canopy to protect your child from the elements