Have you heard of the BoostAPak Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat from Safety 1st? It’s a booster car seat that doubles as a backpack!
As I’m sure you know, I am one of “those mom’s” when it comes to car seat safety so I tend to be super picky about car seats. When I was offered the BoostAPak Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat to review, I had not heard of it just yet. I had to do some poking around to see if this was something I would feel safe putting Gracie in. As I did some searching and talking with friends who share my same concerns, I realized that this is a fantastic booster car seat for a few reasons.
First of all, a high back booster car seat, like the BoostAPak, will do a better job of positioning the shoulder belt than a backless booster would… which is very, very important. Second of all, being that the BoostAPak is portable and easy to install, this is an awesome booster car seat to have around for the ‘extra car’ or grandma’s car, etc. The third reason I like the BoostAPak Booster Car Seat is because it is convenient and travel friendly. This would be perfect to travel with verses lugging around your regular car seat. And a little bonus feature… it doubles as a backpack/travel bag! How awesome is that?!?
BoostAPak Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat by Safety 1st Features:
- Forward Facing Backless Booster Weight Range: 40-80 pounds
- Forward Facing Backless Booster Height Range: 43" - 52"
- Moves easily from car to car
- Travel friendly: fits easily into an overhead bin
- Unique, patented fold-out seat belt guides
- Durable plastic shell
- High visibility reflective trim
- Removable cover for easy spot cleaning
- ID tag
- Unzips for storage
- Assembled Weight of Product (pounds): 3.4
Gracie happens to fluctuate between 38-40 lbs. so I will probably wait just a little while before using our BoostAPak unless it’s really necessary. Since I occasionally do vehicle reviews, this will really come in handy. I can easily install our BoostAPak for our quick trips out. It will be so nice not to have to un-install our regular car seat from our car.
I do love the way the belt positioner positions the shoulder belt. It keeps the shoulder belt in the correct position. I can not stand to see kids using the shoulder belt while in a booster car seat and it’s clearly not positioned in the right spot. That is so so dangerous. Another thing I love about this booster car seat is that the instructions are in clear sight. You do not have to worry about installing the seat correctly, it is very simple.
I love this 2-in-1 booster seat doubling as a backpack. The flap folds down (the back of the seat is actually the flap) and turns into a backpack, it’s so convenient! The BoostAPak is so light too, which makes it super easy for travel. As you can see, Gracie can easily carry it with no issues.
The inside is a nice size too… check out all the things we were able to pack inside:
Over all the BoostAPak Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat by Safety 1st is an awesome booster car seat that doubles as a backpack and would be great to use as an ‘extra’ car seat, when visiting grandparents or other relatives, car pooling, traveling by taxi or bus. It even would fit in an overhead bin on an airplane. It’s portable and convenient and super light. Pack it up and you big kid can carry it with them with ease. This is not a car seat that I would use everyday – but it would be great as an extra car seat or as an emergency car seat for another car and like I said, it would be great to use for travel.
Find out more about the BoostAPak Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat from Safety 1st.