gb Idan

Test year: 2017

General information:

  • Birth – approx. 18 months | birth – 13 kg (birth – 28.6 lbs)
  • rearward facing
  • The information provided here shows the result of the safety seat with safety belt installation.
  • extra large sun canopy
  • additional side impact protection

ADAC overall rating: Good


  • seat belt: the review here shows this version
  • isofix with Base-Fix

ADAC result in details:


very good safety

  • front and side impact crash with very low risk
  • belting is good

Good operation

  • only buckle up the child
  • easy installation
  • operating instructions and warnings are easy to follow
  • lightweight

Good ergonomics

  • leg rest is good
  • padding is very good
  • child has good view out of the windows
  • convenient seating position
  • little space is required in the car
  • child has good space

Good processing

  • washing machine possible
  • workmanship is good

very good pollutants

  • pollution is very low



  • not too stable position in the car


  • incorrect usage is a bit probable
  • big strap length is needed


  • removing the cover is a bit complex


This review represents the installation with seat belt but it can also be installed with the Base-fix Isofix.

GB Idan is generally a very safe and lightweight seat with its 4.9 kg, but you have to make sure of some basic things while using it, e.g. folding out the side impact protection – resulting in a bit increased incorrect usage.

It can also be used as a carrier and a travel system on several buggies and strollers (e.g. Cybex, gb) with an adapter, and also without an adapter on gb Maris.

The seat can be used both with seat belt and isofix – a very good option if you want to have an isofix seat but need the flexibility and possibility to use it with a seat belt once in a while.


  • A central adjuster helps to adapt the size and height of the harness and headrest. 11 different height positions are available.
  • The integrated Linear Side-impact Protection (L.S.P. System) protects the baby from a possible side impact by reducing the energy together with the energy absorbing shell. All you have to do is to open the side impact protection on the side of the seat that is closer to the door.
  • Extra big and integrated sun canopy with UPF50+ protects the baby from the sun and wind.
  • The seat includes a softly padded newborn insert for an almost lie-flat position that can be removed as the baby grows. The function is to keep the head-neck-chest line in a flat position to prevent the baby’s head from falling forward causing serious breathing problems.
  • A base is also available for easier installation and safer journey.

Additionally, you can buy a footmuff, rain and summer cover and insect net. Isofix base and guides matching with the gb Idan seat (if you choose to buy the seat with its base) are also available.

When the car seat is installed on the front passenger seat, you must switch off the front passenger airbag.

I hope you liked this review and if you have any question about the gb Idan seat or want to leave your own personal experience, leave a comment below.

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