Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL Convertible Car Seat

Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL Convertible Car Seat, Eclipse
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Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL Convertible Car Seat Description

Sunshine Kids improves car seat installation with the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL. Did you know that 85% of car seats are installed incorrectly? LATCH makes car seat installation easier.


Most vehicle and car seat manufacturers enforce a maximum weight limit of 40 – 48 lbs with LATCH. Now, with so many higher harness weight car seats on the market accommodating children up to 80 lbs, incorrect LATCH use and installation still remain a problem.

The solution? Sunshine Kids SuperLATCH (SL). Of all the convertible car seats available on the market today, only Sunshine Kids offers a SuperLATCH system that allows the use of LATCH beyond 48 lbs. No more tricky seat belt installations, and best of all, with SuperLATCH, the Radian XTSL convertible car seat installs in one minute and doesn’t require reinstallation after 48 lbs.

And for those who like to keep their options open, the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL also can be installed using your vehicle’s seat belts.

Standout Features:

  • SuperLATCH installs in one minute and allows use of LATCH up to 80 lbs!
  • No need to reinstall the seat after 48 lbs
  • No seat belt required, no top tether required

  • Rear-facing to 45 lbs
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Forward-facing to 80 lbs

Convenience: For parents with smaller cars and more than one child, the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL convertible car seat fits 3 seats across, even in 4-door sedans. The XTSL folds and can be slung over your shoulder for transport (thought it is a bit heavy!).

Installation: Thanks to SuperLATCH, the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL installs in just a minute using LATCH and requires neither seatbelts nor the top tether. You can also install the car seat using your vehicle’s seatbelts.

SuperLATCH incorporates high strength connectors, Steelweave webbing, and the Easy-Tite adjuster, which makes getting a rock-solid installation just a matter of giving a quick pull. These features, combined with the Radian XTSL’s steel alloy frame, makes Sunshine Kids SuperLATCH the only LATCH system that can be used up to 80 lbs.


You may be wondering how Sunshine Kids overcomes the usual 48 lb LATCH limit. All lower LATCH anchor bars in cars meet the same NHTSA requirements, so a LATCH bar in a Toyota is the same as a LATCH bar in a Ford. Sunshine Kids tested the Radian XTSL up to 80 lbs using both FMVSS 213 and NCAP standards and using only SuperLATCH and no top tether. The XTSL convertible car seat passed both tests.

Sunshine Kids and EliteCarSeats.com recommends using Top Tether, but for those with vehicles with no Top Tether anchor, the XTSL does not require the use of Top Tether for proper safety.

Note: SuperLATCH past 48 lbs is only intended for use on vehicles manufactured after September 2005. If your vehicle was manufactured before September 2005, you will need to reinstall your Sunshine Kids car seat after 48 lbs using your vehicle’s seat belts.

Benefits for Baby: Thick, memory foam padding in the seat provides cushion for the tush, while the sophisticated look means the Radian XTSL appeals to older children. The XTSL also offers 3″ more shoulder room over comparable convertible car seats like the Britax Boulevard and an adjustable headrest, adding extra comfort for growing kids.

Because the Sunshine Kids has a rear-facing limit of 45 lbs, your child can remain rear-facing probably past their 2nd birthday. The 80 lb forward-facing limit keeps your child in a harness longer.


For added safety, the SafeStop harness system prevents serious neck injury for forward-facing children under 40 lbs in the event of collision. Both EliteCarSeats.com and Sunshine Kids strongly recommend keeping children rear-facing until the 45 lb rear-facing limit.

Safety:

  • SuperLATCH encourages proper installation
  • Side Impact Protection
  • EPS foam
  • 5-point harness
  • Meets or exceeds FMVSS 213 and NCAP

Comparison: The companion to the XTSL is the Sunshine Kids Radian 80SL. The Radian 80SL forgoes the XTSL’s adjustable headrest and deeper sidewings, but still offers SuperLATCH, a slim profile and a high harness weight limit of 80 lbs.


For a car seat with an 85 lb weight limit that doubles as a car booster seat, check out the Britax Frontier 85. The Frontier cannot be used rear-facing like the Radian 80SL or Radian XTSL. Furthermore, the Frontier does not have SuperLATCH and so must be installed with your vehicle seat belts past 48 lbs.

Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL Convertible Car Seat Details

  • Rear-facing: 5 – 45 pounds; Forward-facing: 20 – 80 pounds (53″) in a 5-point harness
  • Steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced sides and adjustable side-impact safety headrest
  • SuperLATCH installation up to 80 pounds – no seat belt required with SafeStop energy absorbing harness system
  • Fits 3-across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space
  • Folds flat for travel and storage; includes convenient carry strap and sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding
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Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL Convertible Car Seat, Eclipse

Sunshine Kids improves car seat installation with the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL. Did you know that 85% of car seats are installed incorrectly? LATCH makes car seat installation easier.


Most vehicle and car seat manufacturers enforce a maximum weight limit of 40 – 48 lbs with LATCH. Now, with so many higher harness weight car seats on the market accommodating children up to 80 lbs, incorrect LATCH use and installation still remain a problem.

The solution? Sunshine Kids SuperLATCH (SL). Of all the convertible car seats available on the market today, only Sunshine Kids offers a SuperLATCH system that allows the use of LATCH beyond 48 lbs. No more tricky seat belt installations, and best of all, with SuperLATCH, the Radian XTSL convertible car seat installs in one minute and doesn’t require reinstallation after 48 lbs.

And for those who like to keep their options open, the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL also can be installed using your vehicle’s seat belts.

Standout Features:

  • SuperLATCH installs in one minute and allows use of LATCH up to 80 lbs!
  • No need to reinstall the seat after 48 lbs
  • No seat belt required, no top tether required

  • Rear-facing to 45 lbs
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Forward-facing to 80 lbs

Convenience: For parents with smaller cars and more than one child, the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL convertible car seat fits 3 seats across, even in 4-door sedans. The XTSL folds and can be slung over your shoulder for transport (thought it is a bit heavy!).

Installation: Thanks to SuperLATCH, the Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL installs in just a minute using LATCH and requires neither seatbelts nor the top tether. You can also install the car seat using your vehicle’s seatbelts.

SuperLATCH incorporates high strength connectors, Steelweave webbing, and the Easy-Tite adjuster, which makes getting a rock-solid installation just a matter of giving a quick pull. These features, combined with the Radian XTSL’s steel alloy frame, makes Sunshine Kids SuperLATCH the only LATCH system that can be used up to 80 lbs.


You may be wondering how Sunshine Kids overcomes the usual 48 lb LATCH limit. All lower LATCH anchor bars in cars meet the same NHTSA requirements, so a LATCH bar in a Toyota is the same as a LATCH bar in a Ford. Sunshine Kids tested the Radian XTSL up to 80 lbs using both FMVSS 213 and NCAP standards and using only SuperLATCH and no top tether. The XTSL convertible car seat passed both tests.

Sunshine Kids and EliteCarSeats.com recommends using Top Tether, but for those with vehicles with no Top Tether anchor, the XTSL does not require the use of Top Tether for proper safety.

Note: SuperLATCH past 48 lbs is only intended for use on vehicles manufactured after September 2005. If your vehicle was manufactured before September 2005, you will need to reinstall your Sunshine Kids car seat after 48 lbs using your vehicle’s seat belts.

Benefits for Baby: Thick, memory foam padding in the seat provides cushion for the tush, while the sophisticated look means the Radian XTSL appeals to older children. The XTSL also offers 3″ more shoulder room over comparable convertible car seats like the Britax Boulevard and an adjustable headrest, adding extra comfort for growing kids.

Because the Sunshine Kids has a rear-facing limit of 45 lbs, your child can remain rear-facing probably past their 2nd birthday. The 80 lb forward-facing limit keeps your child in a harness longer.


For added safety, the SafeStop harness system prevents serious neck injury for forward-facing children under 40 lbs in the event of collision. Both EliteCarSeats.com and Sunshine Kids strongly recommend keeping children rear-facing until the 45 lb rear-facing limit.

Safety:

  • SuperLATCH encourages proper installation
  • Side Impact Protection
  • EPS foam
  • 5-point harness
  • Meets or exceeds FMVSS 213 and NCAP

Comparison: The companion to the XTSL is the Sunshine Kids Radian 80SL. The Radian 80SL forgoes the XTSL’s adjustable headrest and deeper sidewings, but still offers SuperLATCH, a slim profile and a high harness weight limit of 80 lbs.


For a car seat with an 85 lb weight limit that doubles as a car booster seat, check out the Britax Frontier 85. The Frontier cannot be used rear-facing like the Radian 80SL or Radian XTSL. Furthermore, the Frontier does not have SuperLATCH and so must be installed with your vehicle seat belts past 48 lbs.


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