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Day 4: Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat

prorideJust how comfortable is a Recaro car seat? They have a fine worldwide reputation for safety and comfort, it’s true, and the plushy fabric on the Recaro ProRIDE Convertible Car Seat feels wonderful. The seat’s CoolMesh Air Ventilation insert keeps things breezy on hot days, and of course, we all feel more comfortable knowing that the baby is safe: the ProRIDE’s Side Impact Protection is designed to protect five distinct zones of your child’s body (head, neck, face, torso, and pelvis), and the seat is absolutely brimming with energy-absorbing EPS foam.

But if you want to find out how good a Recaro seat can feel, you’re going to have to go to Japan. Recaro designed the “GranClass” seats for the unbelievably opulent Hayabusa Shinkansen bullet train car, which travels a route between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori. Designed to encourage travelers to choose the train over air travel, these cream-colored leather seats are widely spaced so that nobody will get in anyone else’s way by reclining (only 18 seats to a car), and they’re ergonomically designed for a restful travel experience. Tokumitsu Shūichi, chief of the railcar seat department that helped to design the train, bragged, “You will never feel tired in this seat.”

Each GranClass seat has a cocktail tray, a pull-out dining table, and an attendant call button in the armrest. Seasonal lunches are served, Western or Japanese-style, and there are ten choices of free drinks. The travel package even comes with free slippers! See pictures of the seats here.

Recaro also designs seats for race cars, buses, airplanes, and wheelchairs, and even has a line of office chairs. Millions of people sit in Recaro seats every day – will your baby be joining them? Enter to win now!

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