The Radian XTSL is the top-of-the line convertible car seat from Sunshine Kids. The XTSL offers a weight limit of 80 pounds and advanced side-impact protection in the headrest and body. This model is an updated version of the popular Radian XT Convertible Car Seat that incorporates Sunshine Kids' SuperLATCH™ technology. These specially designed LATCH connectors extend the lifespan of the car's LATCH system by increasing the weight limit to 80 pounds from the usual weight limit of 48 pounds. These heavy-duty connectors make it possible to continue to use this most convenient method of installation long after most other car seats on the market.
Another big bonus to the Radian series of car seats is the portability – these car seats fold flat for easy storage and toting. The steel frame makes them somewhat heavy, so don't plan on slinging it over your shoulder and taking it through three airline terminals (I've done this and it's not fun).
We hear great feedback about this seat, and parents love the strong construction and the easy installation. Earlier this week, I met a customer who raved about her Radian, but asked me to help spread the word about one quirky feature – these models use a ratcheting motion to tighten the harness straps. Simply tug, release and repeat to get the fit you need. It was perfect timing, because the Radian XTSL is our Day 10 giveaway.