Graco has debuted a new combo booster, the Nautilus. The $150 seat is among the first combo booster seats with a five-point harness that works to 65 pounds.

The Nautilus works from 20-65 lbs with a five-point harness and then 30 to 100 pounds as a high back booster. Finally, it morphs into a backless booster to 100 pounds as well.

Since the seat is so new, we have a brief overview in our 7.1 version book but no parent feedback yet. Good news—Reader Trish D. writes in today with her first impressions:

Hi – I bought the Graco Nautilus, and thought I’d share my opinion of it.  Have you received any others?  Just wondering what everyone thinks of it. 

Very sturdy, installs easily (my husband said it was the easiest install he’s done (he’s previously installed the Marathon, Evenflo Triumph, Apex 65, and the Graco Snugride).  It’s a narrow seat so it doesn’t take up much room in the car.  It’s a nice looking seat too, with rubber on the sides of the car seat, a nice cup holder that doesn’t come unattached.  It does have a recline too, but it might not install properly in the reclined position.

The extra padding on the seat (that can come off), hinders the shoulder straps if the straps are on a high notch, so it’s probably best not to thread the shoulder straps through the padding.
On the heavier side — heavier than the Apex. 
Some assembly required prior to installation, but it’s not too bad.