Using this comparison review of the Graco Slimfit and the Graco Extend2fit car seats, see why I’d choose the Graco Slimfit. Read on.
5 to 40 pounds
4 to 50 pounds
the head must be at least 1" below the handle
Up to 45 inches
22 to 65 pounds
|Forward-Facing Height Limit:|
27 to 49 inches
Up to 49 inches
30 to 100 pounds
|Booster Height Limit:|
38 to 57 inches
The rear-facing weight capacity of the Graco Extend2fit is 10 pounds more than the Slimfit. It is highly advised that you keep your child seated rear-facing for as long as possible.
The Extend2fit complements the higher weight limit with its additional 5-inch legroom which can be used for taller children who are still below 50 pounds but needs more room height-wise.
The Graco Slimfit, on the other hand, competes by making the seat usable until your child no longer needs to be in a car seat. It can be used until booster mode while the Extend2fit stops being useful after the 49-inches/65 pounds limit is reached in the forward-facing mode.
Good All-In-One Car Seats
The Graco Extend2fit is a little “slimmer” by default. However, you can make the Slimfit lesser in width by rotating the cupholders inwards. It’ll be a few inches less if you do this.
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|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?|
|Easy To Uninstall?|
It seems that the Graco Slimfit is easier to install in all modes, whether you use seat belt or LATCH.
Good Two Way Car Seats
|Side Impact Tested:|
|Approved For Airplane Use:|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?|
There are few safety issues that the Graco Extend2fit seat seems to face.
First, some parents cannot get to tighten the seat harness enough to pass the pinch test. The seat harness buckles can also be stiff sometimes, making it hard to unbuckle.
The recline of the seat also seems to be a problem. Some parents are bothered finding their young children too slouched - making an immediate press of their heads to their chests.
|Is The Material Breathable?|
|Machine Washable Cover?|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?|
|Easy To Remove Cover?|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?|
The Slimfit seems to be more padded and comfortable for long rides. The covers of the different colors are made of breathable fabrics. It is also easier to remove the cover of the Slimfit seat should you need to wash it.
As for the Graco Extend2fit, it is lighter in weight - something that is an advantage if you need to bring it with you for air travel.
There is an approximately USD 30 price difference between the Graco Slimfit and the Graco Extend2fit. Slimfit is more expensive.
Let’s see why is that so.
- It’s an all-in-one seat which means you can use it until booster mode.
- It has a unique feature for its cup holders where you rotate them inwards to save some vehicle space.
- It is easier to install in all modes, whether by using the LATCH or vehicle seat belt.
- It is easier to use the seat harness buckles.
- The seat is more padded and comfortable for long rides.
- The cover of the seat is easier to remove if it needs to be washed.
Now let’s see what’s unique with the Extend2fit should you decide to go with it instead of the Slimfit.
- It has an extended rear-facing capacity. It is very important to keep your child seated in the rear-facing mode for as long as possible.
- There is an extendable footrest for the rear-seated passengers’ added comfort.
- It is lighter in weight.
Between the two, I’d go with the Graco Slimfit.*
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