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Diono New 2016/17 Diono Radian R100 Convertible Car Seat

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About the New 2016/17 Diono Radian R100 Convertible Car Seat

Got a big family? Diono has you covered: the 2016/2017 Diono Radian R100 Convertible Car Seat/Booster is narrow enough to fit three across a single back seat, and can be used from birth right up to 100 pounds, providing both cost-effectiveness and superb peace of mind!


Plus, this year’s Diono collection has a very cool new look: they’ve added solid color-blocking and muted new colors to appeal to the grownups in your family. Read more about the new colors at our blog here


Here’s the skinny on this slender car seat:


  • Safety features: The Diono Radian R100 car seat/booster seat features an ultra-tough steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sidewalls, with EPS foam panels for side impact protection (SIP). The SafeStop energy absorbing harness also helps to protect your child from crash forces, and the rear-facing tether adds stability. Finally, because this is a nice tall car seat, you can keep your child rear-facing for longer (up to 40 pounds), and rear-facing is safest.
  • Installation: We love the SuperLATCH system, which makes installing your Diono Radian R100 car seat quick and easy: you just shove the bar into the car’s latch until it clicks, and you’re done. One reviewer described this install as “awesome of epic proportions.”
  • Comfort features: The Diono Radian R100 car seat/booster seat sits low in the seat so kids can board on their own without your help. It has expandable sides and a longer seat bottom to fit your kids as they grow, and it can accommodate up to 2 cup holders (sold separately). Five shoulder harness positions and three buckle positions let you get a precise fit. The narrow profile of the car seat makes it easy for kids to see the scenery going by, and the cover can be removed and machine-washed to keep it tidy.
  • Travel: The Diono Radian R100 convertible car seat folds flat, and is certified for aircraft use, so it’s perfect for air travel! Backpack-style straps let you tote your car seat easily through the airport, and when you reach your destination, it’s quick and easy to install in your rental car.


Whether you’re on kid #1, kid #2, or kid #5, the Diono Radian R100 convertible car seat is easy to use and loaded with safety features for your peace of mind, so you can concentrate on the finer points of kid-wrangling.


dimensions: Open: 28.5" H x 17" W x 16" D. Folded: 28.5" H x 17" W x 7" D





  • Rear-facing: 5 - 40 lbs
  • Forward-facing: 20 - 65 lbs (and up to 57") in a 5-point harness
  • Booster to 100 lbs
  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
  • SafeStop® energy absorbing harness
  • Energy absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides
  • Rear-facing tether capability
  • Only brand of car seats with SuperLATCH: super-strong connectors that make for a super-secure and super-easy installation everytime
  • 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit
  • Expandable sides and longer seat bottom for leg support and comfort
  • 2 recline positions in forward-facing mode
  • Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding
  • Fits 3 across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space
  • Folds flat for travel and storage
  • Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation
  • 10 year life
  • Care: Hand wash or machine wash only in front loading machine. Line dry or tumble dry on low temperature
  • Product Dimensions Open: 28.5"H x 17”W x 16"D
  • Product Dimensions Folded: 28.5"H x 17”W x 7"D
  • Weight with base: 25.2 lbs


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New 2016/17 Diono Radian R100 Convertible Car Seat Specs

Manufacturer's Product Number:
Essex: 16035, Black Mist: 16036
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Safe and practical at a good price

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Narrow, high-quality, practical, safe, huge weight range


Big angle rear-facing; not the snuggliest for infants

We have 2 kids in carseats in the back of a Honda Civic and liked that the R100 is the slimmest convertible around. We use it for our 2.5 year old forward-facing. It's very durable and simple/straightforward to use. I'd describe it as utilitarian but very high-quality, safe, and effective.


Safety. It's metal frame makes it one of the strongest seats on the market. It's easy to buckle in and adjust the length of the straps (though it does require rethreading to raise/lower straps).


Portability. While it's not the lightest around, I love that it folds and can be worn like a backpack. We often choose this seat for airline travel for that reason.


Install. It has Click but we've also used the threading seatbelt method. It's not as simple as our PegPerego but still very straightforward especially in a taxi etc.


Comfort: this is not the cushiest or most comfortable seat, but my toddler is happy in it and falls asleep in it. While an infant is doable in this seat, I might recommend getting an infant seat and then using this one later. Because it has such a high weight/height range you'll still get lots of use for a great price.


As always, Magic Beans staff were hugely helpful and it was great to be able to try the seat out in our car to see how it fit!

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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Best Convertible Car Seats of 2017 | Britax | Nuna | Peg Perego | Clek | Diono | Magic Beans

Your children have grown, and gone are the days of infant car seat bases. Now, we at Magic Beans will help you navigate convertible car seats and their installation! In this video, Magic Beans co-owner Eli Gurock gives you the rundown on the Best Convertible Car Seats of 2017, all available at


Britax: A leader in safety and innovation, Britax prides themselves on their secure American-made car seats. Their ClickTight system provides easy and safe seat belt installation.

-Britax Marathon: Your child will be surrounded safely with SafeCell Impact Protection that provides a deep energy-absorbing shell.

-Britax Boulevard: This model has extra side impact protection that’s great for collision safety and nap-friendly cushioning.

-Britax Advocate (not shown): This sturdy convertible car seat features three layers of side impact protection, an impact-absorbing base, and steel frame for extra peace of mind.


Nuna: A beloved brand at Magic Beans, Nuna couples innovative design with a sleek and stylish look.

-Nuna Rava: Nuna’s “true tension” door system provides ultra secure and easy installation, and Side Impact Protection features pods made of energy-absorbing foam. Also, you can comfortably place a child rear-facing for up to 50 pounds!


Peg Perego: This Italian-made brand uses the best materials to keep your child safe and comfortable.

-Peg Perego Primo Viaggio: This model is known to fit beautifully in most cars. The fabric is all-enclosed, so pesky crumbs are easy to retrieve and clean!


Clek: A name synonymous with safety, Clek provides parents with easy installation and modern design. If you’re looking to fit 3 convertible car seats, they’re all 17 inches wide!

-Clek Foonf: This incredibly strong-framed model is narrow yet impressively stable. It also employs Clek’s REACT safety system, which stands for Rigid-Latch Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology.

-Clek Fllo: This model is slightly more compact than the Foonf, and employs traditional belt or LATCH. Enjoy extended rear-facing for a child of up to 50 pounds!


Diono: These models are also known for their narrowness and compact fit.

-Diono Radian RXT: This model boasts great side-impact protection, an incredibly solid steel frame, and can fold!

-Diono Radian R100 (not shown): Like its Radian sibling, the R100 features a steel frame and is also foldable for easy travel.

-Diono Rainier: Slightly wider than the Radians, the Rainier has even more side-impact protection for peace of mind.


Need help deciding which convertible car seat (or baby carrier, or stroller, or anything!) is right for you and your lifestyle? Email or book a FREE consultation with a gear guru at

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