The Chicco Nextfit Vs Nextfit Zip are more similar than different in many aspects. The following are the few differences compared side by side and the many similarities.
|Weight||25.5 pounds||26.2 pounds|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||No||Yes (Zippered)|
|Cup Holder||Removable cupholder||Thermal-insulated cup holder|
|Price||Check The Latest Price*||Check The Latest Price*|
|Colors Of Fabric||Check The Latest Colors*||Check The Latest Colors*|
- Nextfit is lighter than the Nextfit Zip.
The weight difference is not much though, just 0.7 pounds.
- The Nextfit Zip is a time-saver when you need to remove the cover for washing.
The Chicco Nextfit Zip model has an easily removable seat fabric that you can easily zip out of the seat when it is time to wash the cover.
This feature is especially useful since the older Nextfit’s seat cover is time-consuming to remove and put back.
- Nextfit’s cup holder is not thermal-insulated.
I’m not sure if you are particular about keeping your child’s drinks hot or cold, but the Nextfit Zip’s thermal insulation will surely do the job.
- The additional zipper for added convenience in the Zip model has an added cost of approximately USD 50.
Time = money. Yup. You spend another USD50 if time is essential to you. Getting the Zip model is a better decision if you are one parent who would always want things done immediately.
- The “fashion” (colors) are different for the two models.
The Chicco Nextfit Matrix* color is particularly reported to have an unbreathable fabric. When getting the Chicco Nextfit, it is safe to choose any of the colors, except the Matrix one.
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|Rear-Facing Weight Limits:||5 to 40 pounds|
|Forward-Facing Weight Limits:||22 to 65 pounds|
|Height Limitations:||Up to 49 inches|
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||No|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
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|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes (except for the Matrix color* of Nextfit)|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
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Chicco Nextfit Zip
When deciding between the Chicco Nextfit and the Nextfit Zip, trying to save a little money on the Nextfit is not very wise. The time you will spend trying to remove the seat cover of the Nextfit can be used for other things.
However, if you are not very particular about spending a little more time everytime you need to wash the seat cover of the Nextfit, then, you should be fine getting the unzippered one. The Nextfit is as easy to install as the Nextfit Zip. And aside from the obvious benefit of the Zip, you can enjoy the same features even if you decide to get the Nextfit instead.
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