Booster type: Harnessed booster
Weight: harness to 65 lbs. high back, with seat belt 40-100 lbs
IIHS rating: Not yet.
NHTSA ease of use rating: Not yet.
Comments: Chicco’s newest booster car seat, MyFit is the company’s first foray into the harnessed combo booster category dominated by Britax’s Frontier. The Chicco MyFit features a 4-position recline, 9-position headrest, lower anchor tether LATCH and a bubble level indicator. It comes with double layer side impact protection (called DuoGuard), and cup “folders” (cup holders that fold away).
The 5-point harness works for kids 25 to 65 lbs. and the high back booster mode fits kids 40 to 100 lbs. All this for $200.
It comes in three versions: the base model ($200), the LE ($250) with added storage console and upgraded SuperCinch LATCH and the fanciest version, the Zip Air ($299) with extra zip off cushions and 3D AirMesh backrest. The nine-position headrest is lined with EPS foam for crash protection, as is the torso area.
Chicco is bringing its well-thought out design to harnessed boosters after huge successes in the infant car seat and convertible car seat categories. Parents biggest complaint was the installation–it was not as easy as other seats. Consumer Reports also mentioned that the install was a bit complicated and the seat was heavy. But once they figured it out, they gave the seat glowing reviews.
And so do we. Rating: A-.