When you purchase a car seat for your local commutes, you usually do not consider the weight; however, when it comes to traveling, the weight of the seat becomes very apparent! If your car seat weighs around 20 pounds or more then you will probably want to look into purchasing a lighter one for when you go on your next adventure. Finding the best lightweight travel car seat is not the easiest feat, but we hope this article will make it a little easier for you!
The two most important elements in finding a good travel car seat for travelling that you can travel with is the safety rating and the weight. The five car seats that made our list below all meet those two essential criteria.
Note:If you are traveling abroad and hiring a car, you should keep in mind that most car rental companies offer car seats for an added cost – or sometimes for free!
5) Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 Car Seat (11.5lb)
The Cosco Finale DX 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat may be the last car seat you will ever need! It features extended use in both of its two modes. It starts by keeping kids securely in a 5-point safety harness all the way up to 65 pounds. In its second mode, as a belt-positioning booster, it has them covered up to 100 pounds. In both modes, the deluxe fabric gives kids a comfy ride.
4) Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat, Taylor (11lb)
The Evenflo Maestro Harness Booster Seat meets Evenflo’s rigorous test standards which include side impact tested, meets all federal safety standards and is designed & tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard.
This booster seat converts from a 5-point harness to vehicle seat belt use and is suitable for children 22-110 lbs.
3) Graco TurboBooster LX High Back Car Seat (10.5lb)
Safely transport your ‘big kid’ from 30 to 100 pounds and up to 57 inches tall. It provides a secure connection to your vehicle seat with its one-hand front-adjust latch system, making self-buckling easier for your independent child. While the purpose of the LATCH is to secure the booster to the vehicle seat while the booster is unoccupied and help facilitate independent buckling, you will secure your child in the booster seat with the vehicle lap/shoulder belt. The seat has an integrated cup holder and hide-away storage compartment to keep child’s drinks and favorite things within arm’s reach.
2) Cosco – Highback 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat – 5-Point Harness or Belt-positioning – Machine Washable Fabric, Hawthorne (10lb)
Get a car seat that lasts. The Cosco High Back Booster Car Seat takes your child through two different stages. It starts as a LATCH equipped, forward-facing harnessed car seat with a five-point harness that easily adjusts from the front. When your child is ready, remove the harness and the seat can be used in belt-positioning mode up to 80 pounds. In both modes, it features a removable cup holder that’s there when you need it and easy to toss in the trunk when you don’t.
1) Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Atomic (9.8lb)
Loaded with style and comfort features for kids, our AFFIX Youth Booster with LATCH System provides a secure connection to your vehicle seat. Its unique one-hand front-adjust LATCH system keeps your booster car seat securely in place and steady, making self-buckling easier for your independent child.