I love my Jeep. I often refer to it as my “man-i van.”
On any given day, it can be a mobile newsroom, or a transporter of sports equipment, or a moving van. Most recently I had to use it to taxi a full television show worth of camera gear back and forth from location to location.
When space is at a premium, it’s tough having a full size carseat taking up half of the back seat. Not to mention, the Semi-Pro Kid recently hit a growth spurt that made doesn’t leave much legroom in his current carseat when the front seat is all the way back. It’s also a pain in the butt to install and uninstall every time I needed the full capacity of my vehicle when traveling sans child.
According to inventor and CEO Jon Sumroy, the “Mifold is the most advanced, compact and portable booster seat ever invented. It is completely different to all other car seats and redefines the way booster seats work.”
The IndieGoGo-funded project claimed to be ten times smaller than a regular booster seat and just as safe. It has been fully safety tested and meets or exceeds the US NHTSA Standard FMVSS 213.
The first thing you notice when you take it out of the box is the size. I actually questioned whether it was going to work.
It was easy to set-up and I was able to strap him in with minimal effort. The seat doesn’t replace the restraint belts but instead reconfigures how they are held in position which made me feel pretty confident that he would be held securely if something were to happen. It was even comfortable enough that the SP Kid was able to fall asleep while strapped into it after a recent day of fishing.
When we arrived back home, the whole thing folded up small enough to fit in the console compartment, leaving a whole back seat open in anticipation of hauling camera gear and whatnot when the weekend was over.
Since my vehicle is the secondary mode of transport when it comes to driving around the whole family, I’ll be doing away with the full child seat from now on.
The #mifold booster seat gets the Semi-Pro Dad approval.