BeSafe iZi Go Infant Carrier, Sober Sport
Great product from a little known brand
We chose this car seat as we were impressed by the wedge to support new-borns and the 5 point harness as well as the ability to fit on to Maxi Cosi fittings. 4 months on and we are still delighted with our purchase.
The only possible negative to note is that the different colourways have different fabric textures - we went with the Sober Sport as it has a short pile fabric that should be easier to clean.
We use this with our Uppababy Vista (adaptors come with the buggy) and they work together perfectly - even the rain cover designed for the bassinette fits the seat really well. The handle on the car seat can be pushed back with the sunshade up or down, meaning you can push your baby round attached to the buggy and still see their face.
04 February 2014
Excellent Customer Service
We chose this car seat after a great deal of research and we have not been disappointed. It really has fulfilled the marketing promise and we have been delighted with it. Importantly it is very easy to use, an essential feature whether you are carefully handling a newborn or coaxing an active toddler into what he perceives as a form of restraint. The harness magnets are helpful and the shade effective. Regardless of his size (within the recommended parameters) we have been confident our son has been both comfortable and secure and the adjustments as he has grown have been straightforward to make. More importantly than I considered when I bought it, the BeSafe Izi Go Infant Carrier has also proved easy to clean.
Despite all these excellent features, what has actually prompted me to write this review some fifteen months after we bought this carrier has been the superb customer service we recently received directly from BeSafe UK. Easyjet lost the cushion from the base of the seat when we flew with them. They were thoroughly unhelpful when we tried to search for and subsequently replace the cushion. I contacted BeSafe UK to find out the price of replacing the cushion and they sent me a replacement within days at no cost. An unexpected but greatly appreciated response.
19 November 2013
Fantastic infant carrier
I really cannot recommend this seat enough. We had a different infant carrier for our first daughter but needed a new one this time and I am thrilled with the iZi Go. There are so many features which make life as a new mum that bit easier, the fact that the hood is independent of the handle is brilliant, and it is a really great hood, not at all flimsy and really shades nicely. Added to that the little magnets which allow you to hold the harness out of the way whilst you get little one settled are inspired - no more faffing around trying to get the straps out from behind the baby etc. The quality of the seat all round is, in my opinion, second to none. The build quality and finish are fantastic, and the inclusion of a five point harness fills you with confidence about the safety of your little one, they are really securely held into the seat, and the fabric is so soft and cosy, something which is often overlooked in car seats. As you can probably tell, we love this seat.
25 October 2013
perfect for the job!
I needed a second infant car seat and went to purchase another cabriofix but saw this and after a bit of research I'm so glad I went for the be safe seat. Its the small things that make it stand out from the cabriofix, firstly the hood is independent from the carry handle, the harness holds back through magnets I no longer need to faff about with getting the harness in the holders, its a 5point harness which seems to hold little one more securely, and the best bit for me is the head support....it really does support their tiny head! No flopping or wobbling newborn heads for me! The harness is very easy to adjust and the removable newborn supports are a great idea. it fits with the same adaptors as the cabriofix so is just as versatile. I've found it much easier to get off pushchairs than the cabriofix. Love it! Highly recommend!
06 October 2013
Strap Safety Concerns
We bought this car seat for our daughter last year in the summer and have been very happy with it right up until this morning when the strap came away from the seat in my hand......
The bottom end of the strap is attached to a metal buckle. The buckle has a deliberate gap in it and the strap has worked its way out of the buckle to such an extent that when I pulled the release cord this morning the strap simply came away in my hand.
John Lewis have been fantastic in their response with provision of a car seat from an alternative manufacturer but we feel we need to provide this product related feedback given the importance of safety matters.
04 March 2013
Fantastic car seat
Before our first baby was born I did the new Dad thing of feeling very responsible for the car seat and transportation stuff. Consequently I researched a lot of car seats. The easy choice was the MaxiCosi Cabriofix as the world seems to love them but I spotted this carrier in John Lewis. It's really well designed by Norwegians - this is a good thing - and is inspired by the egg. The harness is 5 point so your baby feels really secure (my son sleeps almost as soon as he's in it), the padding is adjustable and removable as your baby grows. When your new born is tiny he/she can't support his head and this seat does that very well - not all seats do. A really simple but useful feature is magnets in the side bolsters to keep the straps out of the way when putting in or taking out - little details make a big difference. It also can be used with the BeSafe isofix base - this is a brilliant design and makes life much easier, just click the seat in and out and no messing about with seat belts. Finally it's compatible with MaxiCosi CabrioFix adapters so can be attached to the same range of strollers or buggies - again very useful.
05 February 2013