gb Vaya i-Size

Test year: 2018

General information:

  • Birth – approx. 4 years | birth – 105 cm | birth – 18 kg (birth – 41.3″ | birth – 39.6 lbs)
  • rearward facing: birth (45 cm) – 105 cm
  • forward facing possibility: 76 cm – 105 cm (29.9″– 41.3″)
  • i-Size approved
  • 360° rotation

Installation:

  • Isofix with support leg only

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ADAC result in details:
Strength:

Good safety

  • front impact crash with low risk
  • side impact crash with very low risk
  • belting is good
  • stable position in the car

satisfying operation

  • easy installation
  • operating instructions and warnings are very easy to follow

Good ergonomics

  • good upholstery
  • convenient seating position
  • child has very good space

Good processing

  • washing machine possible
  • easily removable cover
  • workmanship is good

Good pollutants

  • pollution is low

Weakness:

operation

  • incorrect usage is a bit probable
  • bit more complex buckling
  • very heavy seat

ergonomics

  • leg rest not optimal
  • more space is required in the car
  • child has impaired view to the outside

Review

gb Vaya i-Size is a safe seat that can be rotated in 360°. Installing is only possible with its isofix, seat belt installation is not possible. It can be used for newborns with an insert but cannot be used as a carrier. This seat was the winner in the German Design Award in 2018 and at the same time it has top-line safety features as well as parent-friendly solutions.

Features:

  • A central adjuster helps to adapt the harness together with the headrest to the height of the child in 12 positions.
  • Bigger children also have enough leg space.
  • The 360° rotation makes it easy to turn the seat from rearward facing to forward facing position and back. It is also a great help while you place in and out the child and can prevent you from having back pain.
  • Driving Direction Control makes sure that you cannot use the seat in a forward facing position before 76 cm and 16 months.
  • Energy Reduction-Technology protects the child’s head and neck. In a frontal collision, the Energy Reduction-Technology activates and the headrest slides down to minimize the incoming energy on the neck.
  • Linear Side-impact Protection System is also integrated in the seat to reduce the energy on the seat and as a result on the baby in case of a side impact. It has to be folded out on the side of the seat that is closer to the door.
  • The shell is made of an energy absorbing material and it also covers the baby to protect.
  • Installing the seat into the isofix only takes one click to prevent any misuse.
  • There are 5 different recline position when the seat is rearward facing, and 3 when it is forward facing.
  • Magnetic harness clips are very helpful for parents while buckling the child.
  • It has a 5-point harness system.
  • Isofix guides are included in the price to protect the seat in the car.

Additionally, you can buy a summer cover, and a cup holder matching with the gb Vaya i-Size seat.

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 Vaya i-Size seat or want to leave your own personal experience, leave a comment below.

 

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