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Graco Nautilus 3-in-1
 
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$124.99 - $140.92
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Summary: The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1, with its 65 lb. harness capacity, is one of Graco's two toddler boosters seats with high weight limits. It is similar to the Graco Argos 70.
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Type: Greater than 40 lb. harness capacity toddler booster seats
About - Graco Nautilus 3-in-1

The Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 is part of the car seat test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, toddler booster seat models like the Nautilus 3-in-1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Harnessed crash protection:
A rating of the potential for each seat to limit injury and movement of a child in a crash based on simulated frontal crash tests using child sized dummies.

Ease of use:
Our judgment of how easy each seat is to use including the clarity of the labels and instructions, adjustments of clips and buckles, the transition of the seat between harness and booster modes and installation features such as LATCH connections and top tethers.

Fit-to-vehicle LATCH:
A rating of how easy it is to securely and correctly install each seat, in the harnessed mode, using the LATCH system in a variety of vehicles and how well they fit each vehicle once installed.
About This Brand

One of the world’s best-known names in child-care products. Graco originated popular products such as the Swyngomatic baby swing sold in the 1950s, and later Pack n’ Play portable play yards. Graco has the largest share of the child-seat market in the U.S. and is part of the Newell Rubbermaid group of companies.

Features & Specs - Graco Nautilus 3-in-1
info Weight range harness (lbs.) 20-65
info Height range harness (in.) 27-52
info Weight range booster (lbs.) 30-100
info Height range booster (in.) 38-57
info Seat weight (lbs.) 20
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User Reviews - Graco Nautilus 3-in-1
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2.0
Heavy, hard to install, not stable
11/7/2014
Pros
Stylish
Cons
Bulky
Difficult to Assemble
Heavy
Best Uses
Baby Seats
Comment:
Purchased two of these seats based on CR recommendation. Previously had Britax that we loved, but this one had a higher rating when it was time to upgrade to a larger seat. Currently shopping for new seats, because these just won't do.<br /><br />Problems:<br /><br />1. The latch system is a simple hook, which is easy to clip, but impossible to tighten so that the seats are stable. Single strap in the rear (for rear harness) coming from the middle of the seat, versus dual straps (from the corners) on the Britax. Plus, once latched to the seat (the primary latch) and tightened with all my weight on the chair, it still moves easily two inches side to side. Even the kids remark that they're sliding around. <br /><br />2. Once installed, the mechanism to loosen the belt in order to de-latch is almost impossible to retract. It has taken me up to 5 minutes to loosen the primary belt. Not convenient when trying to change to different vehicle, take car seats out for air travel, etc.<br /><br />3. The bottom seat belt latch is too short (between the child's legs, making it difficult to buckle and uncomfortable for the child.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Carseat and Son Loves it!
9/2/2014
Pros
Easy To Assemble
Easy to Clean
Portable
Stable
Cons
Bulky
Heavy
Best Uses
Forward Facing
Comment:
Bought this seat for my son when we were ready to face him forward. He is now 3 (38 and 35lb) and fits comfortably in it. He loves it. I find it easy to clean and love that we can use the 5-harness option for an extended period of time. <br /><br />The seat is heavy and a little bulky, however, it seems much sturdier to me than other high back boosters I've seen on the market. Cup holder is nice and very sturdy as well. It's slightly difficult to install using the LATCH system but nothing unbearable. <br /><br />I would definitely recommend this product and will be purchasing it for my second son. <br /><br />This seat does NOT rear face.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Easy to use carseat
7/31/2014
Pros
Easily Stowed
Easy to Clean
Lightweight
Portable
Stable
Stylish
Cons
Difficult to Assemble
Best Uses
Travel
Comment:
This product has been great for my daughter! We've tried Britax and Evenflo, but Graco and Safety First Air have always worked the best and my daughter loves that it's pink. Assembling it took a little time, but there is instructions with the product. We've only used it as a harness, not lap belt or booster yet. To install in the car, I just loosened the anchor straps, attached them to the anchors, slipped the end of the straps back through the back of the car seat and pulled it tight. Then you attach the back strap (located on the back top of the seat) to an anchor behind your car seat. It is nice and snug. It's easy to wipe clean and I don't have any trouble taking it out to wipe down my van.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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