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Posted 24th Nov 2018
Group 1, 2, 3 car seat with isofix. Which Best Buy 74%. Price is with delivery in UK pounds. Pink only. Amazon is temp out of stock but can be ordered.

Good all-round Best Buy multi-group seat
The Joie Traver Shield is billed as 'a locked and loaded travel buddy'. It's a Group 1/2/3 car seat with an adjustable impact shield instead of a harness for Group 1 mode. It looks like a well-padded and comfortable seat, but how does it cope with a front crash at 40mph and a side crash? Read our full review to find out whether you should consider one for your child.Good overall crash protection, easy to install, simple to use, lightweight, lots of adjustment options, reasonably priced, excellent side impact protection
Seating position is quite upright, especially if you plan to use this as a Group 1 seat, fairly large seat so will take up a fair amount of room in your car
The Joie Traver Shield is a good quality, but basic, child car seat that's a Which? Best Buy because it provides a good level of protection in the event of a crash. There's minimal risk of installing it incorrectly and it's easy to use. It's a well-priced multi-group seat that's worth considering, although check in store first that your child will get on with an impact shield before buying it.




What is it?

The Joie Traver Shield is a forward-facing multi-group car seat that's approved for use from 9kg to 36kg. That's around nine months to 12 years old, when your child will no longer require a car seat.



It can be installed in your car using Isofix and the car's adult seat belt, or just with the adult seat belt. In Group 1 mode the seat uses an impact shield instead of a harness to hold your child in place. In Group 2/3 mode it uses the car's adult seat belt to keep your child in place.



It's pretty much identical to the Joie Traver high-backed booster seat, which we have also tested, but with a Group 1 mode using an impact shield. If you don't need a Group 1 seat, you can save yourself £40 by buying the Traver instead.



How safe is it?

We use state-of-the-art dummies that record the forces of the crash on key parts of the bodies, and we crash test each seat several times in the different formats it can be used in, and then we combine the scores to establish the worst-case scenario score.



The Traver Shield gets a good four-star overall rating for safety, with a total test score of 74%.



There's a similar level of protection in front and side-impact crashes across all groups this car seat is designed to be used in, whether you use Isofix or the car's adult seat belt. It gains an excellent five-star rating for side-impact protection and gets a good four-star rating for front-impact protection.



In Group 1 mode, when installed using the Isofix connectors, front-impact protection drops to a three-star acceptable or average rating.



To get a better fit in your car, you may need to remove the headrest above the car seat completely or fit it on backwards.



This seat comes with removable side-impact air pockets, and taking them out will make it easier to fit this seat into smaller cars. However, we would recommend you use the seat with the air pockets if possible because the side-impact protection they provide is excellent.



Is it easy to fit?

There's a very low risk of installing this car seat wrongly and the instructions and warnings are easy to understand, so you shouldn't have any major issues. It also shouldn't take too long to securely fix it to the seat of your car. But before you buy, make sure this seat will fit properly in all the cars you intend to use it with, as it's fairly large.



It's a moderately lightweight multi-group car seat at 6.7kg, so it shouldn't be too cumbersome to switch it between vehicles if you have more than one car.



Is the seat comfortable?

Yes. There's a good amount of padding and good support for little legs. The seat is roomy, but the seating position is quite upright and the large sides can mean your child has a somewhat limited view. However, this is a small price to pay for excellent side-crash protection.



The impact cushion has four positions, so it grows with your little one, and in Group 2/3 mode the belt guides position the adult seat belt in the right place across the child's chest and lap. There are two guides to feed the seat belt through, but these are easy to do so getting you child in the seat shouldn't be too tricky.



The seat depth has three settings, while the headrest has seven different positions that it can be easily adjusted to using one hand.



Is there anything I should watch out for?

We're continually evolving our tests to help influence car seat standards and help to keep babies and children safer. We changed our test programme in 2011 and 2015. Results aren't directly comparable between changes.



For more information, visit our How we test car seats page.



Please remember that car seats don't always fit in all cars, so it's vital you check how well this model fits in all the cars you'll be using before you buy. Either check the car seat manufacturer fitting list, or contact your car manufacturer for specific information.



Is there anything else I should know?

As this seat uses a shield cushion in Group 1 mode, we'd strongly recommend taking your little one along to a store to try out the seat before you buy. Some children don't like using impact shield seats, as they find them too restrictive.



The car seat covers are machine washable and easy to remove.



Should I buy it?

Yes. The Joie Traver Shield joins the Joie Gemm i-Size and i-Gemm as a Best Buy car seat. It gives a good level of safety protection and it's easy to install, use and clean.
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Wow this seat is great value, safe and is pretty much the only seat you may ever need to buy. I can’t find it cheaper.
I’m sure it’s a good price but I’d personally go for an extended rear facing seat then dedicated high back booster
Good price for a car seat that is I-size
I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own research before purchasing. I was in mothercare two days ago. It’s the only shop closest to me with a abundant amount of child car seats to try physically with your child. I had done my research and the one I want is the joie bold. The lady advisor who kept hounding me and basically forcing me to buy a britax high back booster seat it was the britax romer xp ll sict. I have no problem with britax car seats as the one I was replacing was a really good britax dualfix one. But this particular britax romer sict is dangerous lots of bad reviews on YouTube about it. And if you watch the crash test on this particular high back booster it’s f***ing dangerous I wouldn’t buy it or recommend it. Please do your own research and don’t trust the advisors as they don’t actually know what they are talking about, they just have verbal diarrhoea to get the sale I ended up buying the joie bold from Argos as she kept hounding me to buy the britax. Also don’t think about the price of the seat it’s nothing compared to the safety of your child be super expensive or cheap it has to be fit for purpose.
SajidAli-ad629.0611324/11/2018 19:00

I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own …I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own research before purchasing. I was in mothercare two days ago. It’s the only shop closest to me with a abundant amount of child car seats to try physically with your child. I had done my research and the one I want is the joie bold. The lady advisor who kept hounding me and basically forcing me to buy a britax high back booster seat it was the britax romer xp ll sict. I have no problem with britax car seats as the one I was replacing was a really good britax dualfix one. But this particular britax romer sict is dangerous lots of bad reviews on YouTube about it. And if you watch the crash test on this particular high back booster it’s f***ing dangerous I wouldn’t buy it or recommend it. Please do your own research and don’t trust the advisors as they don’t actually know what they are talking about, they just have verbal diarrhoea to get the sale I ended up buying the joie bold from Argos as she kept hounding me to buy the britax. Also don’t think about the price of the seat it’s nothing compared to the safety of your child be super expensive or cheap it has to be fit for purpose.


I went into mothercare the other day and I too was told to buy that seat! I went in thinking I was buying a Joie but came away with nothing as she confused me too much! She was good I’ll give her that, but just felt like she was pressuring me into something I had done no research in. Maybe they are told to sell particular seats? I still have no idea what to buy , there’s just so much research to do before I feel happy with buying a seat for my 13 month old :/
SajidAli-ad629.0611313 m ago

I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own …I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own research before purchasing. I was in mothercare two days ago. It’s the only shop closest to me with a abundant amount of child car seats to try physically with your child. I had done my research and the one I want is the joie bold. The lady advisor who kept hounding me and basically forcing me to buy a britax high back booster seat it was the britax romer xp ll sict. I have no problem with britax car seats as the one I was replacing was a really good britax dualfix one. But this particular britax romer sict is dangerous lots of bad reviews on YouTube about it. And if you watch the crash test on this particular high back booster it’s f***ing dangerous I wouldn’t buy it or recommend it. Please do your own research and don’t trust the advisors as they don’t actually know what they are talking about, they just have verbal diarrhoea to get the sale I ended up buying the joie bold from Argos as she kept hounding me to buy the britax. Also don’t think about the price of the seat it’s nothing compared to the safety of your child be super expensive or cheap it has to be fit for purpose.


Well said!
jojo_8613 m ago

I went into mothercare the other day and I too was told to buy that seat! …I went into mothercare the other day and I too was told to buy that seat! I went in thinking I was buying a Joie but came away with nothing as she confused me too much! She was good I’ll give her that, but just felt like she was pressuring me into something I had done no research in. Maybe they are told to sell particular seats? I still have no idea what to buy , there’s just so much research to do before I feel happy with buying a seat for my 13 month old

You need to start your research before you know your going to needs these things. I started when my first hero was halfway from coming out. I did research and the britax dualfix ticked all my boxes and it’s was £359 3 years ago. They have tweeked it a bit and changed the name and it’s cheaper only £259 now. My hero has grown out of this so I want to get a high back booster now. I wanted one with top tether and iso fix and harness and the joie bold ticked all the boxes. I watched lots of child seat testing videos on YouTube most in different languages but what the videos depicted didn’t need translation. I also e mail the car seat manufacturers themselves like joie to find out more of what I wanted to know.
jojo_862 h, 4 m ago

Good price for a car seat that is I-size


it's not I-size. I-size applies to seats suitable to rear face to approx age 15 months
SajidAli-ad629.0611324/11/2018 19:00

I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own …I would recommend any parents who are buying a car seat to do their own research before purchasing. I was in mothercare two days ago. It’s the only shop closest to me with a abundant amount of child car seats to try physically with your child. I had done my research and the one I want is the joie bold. The lady advisor who kept hounding me and basically forcing me to buy a britax high back booster seat it was the britax romer xp ll sict. I have no problem with britax car seats as the one I was replacing was a really good britax dualfix one. But this particular britax romer sict is dangerous lots of bad reviews on YouTube about it. And if you watch the crash test on this particular high back booster it’s f***ing dangerous I wouldn’t buy it or recommend it. Please do your own research and don’t trust the advisors as they don’t actually know what they are talking about, they just have verbal diarrhoea to get the sale I ended up buying the joie bold from Argos as she kept hounding me to buy the britax. Also don’t think about the price of the seat it’s nothing compared to the safety of your child be super expensive or cheap it has to be fit for purpose.


Which review.

Joie Boldreview£140.00. 50%
LAUNCHED JUN 2017REVIEWED SEP 2017

Which? verdictA solution for heavier toddlers
If you have a toddler too young to use a high-backed booster, but too heavy for a Group 1 seat, what do you do? That's where the Joie Bold steps in. This multi-group child car seat can be used with a harness up to 25kg (around seven years old). Joie child car seats have been hit and miss in our crash tests, so find out how this one did in our full review.Can use a harness up to 25kg,multigroups seat, well-padded seat, lots of adjustment options
Difficult to install, lots of different modes give a high risk of misuse
Overall, this seat gets an average or satisfactory three-star score for safety. The crash-test results for each mode are between three and four stars, but as we see with many multi-group seats, the scores are lowered due to the difficulty of installing the seats in the correct mode. However, this is a good-quality seat that could be an option if you have a heavier toddler who's outgrown a normal Group 1 seat, as you can use the harness up to 25kg (around seven years old) on this model.




What is it?



The Joie bold is a multi-group 1/2/3, forward-facing child car seat that is approved for use with babies from 9kg (around 12 months) up to 36kg (around 12 years old).

There are multiple ways to use and install this car seat in your car:



  • As a Group 1 seat using the harness.


  • As Group 1/2 harnessed seat, from 9- 25kg forward facing, your child is held in place with a harness while the seat is attached using Isofix connectors, a top-tether strap and the car's adult seatbelt.


  • As a Group 2 seat, installed using Isofix and a top tether, and you have the choice to use either the harness or the seatbelt to keep your child in place. If using the harness, you still need to use the seatbelt to attach the car seat.


As a Group 2/3 seat (15-36kg) installed using Isofix and a top tether, with your child held in place with the car's adult seatbelt. You can also use the seat from 25kg- 36kg in this way, too.



There are three recline positons and it comes with a removable cup holder.



How safe is it?



For each seat we test, we use state-of-the-art dummies that record the forces of the crash on key parts of their bodies. We crash test each seat several times in the different formats it can be used in.



The Joie Bold gets a total test score of 50% and an average or satisfactory three stars overall for safety.



As we tend to see with multi-group seats, or those using a top tether, the overall safety score is lowered because of the higher risk of misuse, due to the multiple configurations and different ways to install this seat.



As a Group 1/2 seat is gets an overall score of 54%, with a satisfactory three-star safety rating. It gets an average three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating.



In Group 2/3 mode it gets an overall score of 46%, but with a good four-star overall safety rating. It gets an average or satisfactory three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating. The overall test score is lowered in this configuration due to how complicated it is install and the risk of getting it wrong.

However, if you're in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1 seat, but isn't old enough to use the car's adult belt, the actual crash-test ratings are satisfactory and good, so this seat could be a solution here.



Is it easy to fit?



Our installation and fitting checks are carried out by car seat experts with many years of experience. They carry out more than 500 fitting and installation checks each year on all the car seats we test. Plus, we use parents and children, which help our experts identify the potential risks that parents may have when trying to fit a child car seat.



The instructions and warnings easy to understand, which is good, because this seat is awkward to install, and there's an increased risk of doing this incorrectly. Read the instruction manual, not just the quick-reference guide on the side of the seat. We also recommend watching the installation videos on the manufacturer website. It's also a very heavy seat, which makes fitting it a little bit tricky.



We'd always recommend getting a car seat fitted to your car by a trained expert before you buy. This way you can see if it actually fits your car or if there are any problems, such as angled seats or seatbelts that don't fit properly. You'll be able to see if the front passenger seats, or any other seats, are affected by the position of the car seat, and if you're upgrading a car seat, you'll be able to see if your child finds the new one comfortable.



Is the seat comfortable?



Yes, there's a large amount of padding and good support for little legs, however the actual seat isn't the most spacious. The headrest adjusts to 11 different heights, which helps to provide a better fit as your child grows. The harness automatically adjusts as you pull the headrest up, so there's no fiddly rethreading of the harness to change it.



Despite being a multi-group seat, it doesn't take up a huge amount of space in the back of the car, unlike other models we've tested.



Our testing includes an ergonomic assessment of each seat to make sure your child will be in the best position when travelling, and this seat gets a good rating.



Buckling your child into the car seat can be fiddly. Once you no longer wish to use the harness, it can be stowed away inside the seat. There's also a removable insert to use with younger babies.



Is there anything I should watch out for?



We're continually evolving our tests to help influence the car seat standards, and help to keep babies and children safer. We changed our test programme in 2011 and 2015, so results aren't directly comparable between changes.



For more information, visit our How we test car seats page.



Please remember that car seats don't always fit in all cars, so it's vital you check how well this model fits in all the vehicles you'll be using before you buy. Either check the car seat manufacturer fitting list or contact your car manufacturer for specific information.



Is there anything else I should know?



It's easy to remove the seat cover and it's machine washable.



Should I buy it?



If you're in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1, but isn't old enough to be restrained by the car's adult seatbelt, the actual crash-test ratings are acceptable, so this could be a good solution. The overall test score is lower because of how complicated it is to install.



Some other multigroup seats we've tested, such as the Diono Radian 5and the Joie Every Stage, have also been marked down due to being complicated to install, but they also had poor crash-test results in Group 1 mode, whereas this seat gets a satisfactory rating.
jojo_863 h, 36 m ago

I went into mothercare the other day and I too was told to buy that seat! …I went into mothercare the other day and I too was told to buy that seat! I went in thinking I was buying a Joie but came away with nothing as she confused me too much! She was good I’ll give her that, but just felt like she was pressuring me into something I had done no research in. Maybe they are told to sell particular seats? I still have no idea what to buy , there’s just so much research to do before I feel happy with buying a seat for my 13 month old


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ontheqt24/11/2018 22:45

Which review.Joie Boldreview£140.00. 50%LAUNCHED JUN 2017REVIEWED SEP …Which review.Joie Boldreview£140.00. 50%LAUNCHED JUN 2017REVIEWED SEP 2017Which? verdictA solution for heavier toddlersIf you have a toddler too young to use a high-backed booster, but too heavy for a Group 1 seat, what do you do? That's where the Joie Bold steps in. This multi-group child car seat can be used with a harness up to 25kg (around seven years old). Joie child car seats have been hit and miss in our crash tests, so find out how this one did in our full review.Can use a harness up to 25kg,multigroups seat, well-padded seat, lots of adjustment optionsDifficult to install, lots of different modes give a high risk of misuseOverall, this seat gets an average or satisfactory three-star score for safety. The crash-test results for each mode are between three and four stars, but as we see with many multi-group seats, the scores are lowered due to the difficulty of installing the seats in the correct mode. However, this is a good-quality seat that could be an option if you have a heavier toddler who's outgrown a normal Group 1 seat, as you can use the harness up to 25kg (around seven years old) on this model.What is it? The Joie bold is a multi-group 1/2/3, forward-facing child car seat that is approved for use with babies from 9kg (around 12 months) up to 36kg (around 12 years old).There are multiple ways to use and install this car seat in your car:As a Group 1 seat using the harness.As Group 1/2 harnessed seat, from 9- 25kg forward facing, your child is held in place with a harness while the seat is attached using Isofix connectors, a top-tether strap and the car's adult seatbelt.As a Group 2 seat, installed using Isofix and a top tether, and you have the choice to use either the harness or the seatbelt to keep your child in place. If using the harness, you still need to use the seatbelt to attach the car seat.As a Group 2/3 seat (15-36kg) installed using Isofix and a top tether, with your child held in place with the car's adult seatbelt. You can also use the seat from 25kg- 36kg in this way, too.There are three recline positons and it comes with a removable cup holder.How safe is it? For each seat we test, we use state-of-the-art dummies that record the forces of the crash on key parts of their bodies. We crash test each seat several times in the different formats it can be used in.The Joie Bold gets a total test score of 50% and an average or satisfactory three stars overall for safety.As we tend to see with multi-group seats, or those using a top tether, the overall safety score is lowered because of the higher risk of misuse, due to the multiple configurations and different ways to install this seat.As a Group 1/2 seat is gets an overall score of 54%, with a satisfactory three-star safety rating. It gets an average three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating.In Group 2/3 mode it gets an overall score of 46%, but with a good four-star overall safety rating. It gets an average or satisfactory three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating. The overall test score is lowered in this configuration due to how complicated it is install and the risk of getting it wrong.However, if you're in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1 seat, but isn't old enough to use the car's adult belt, the actual crash-test ratings are satisfactory and good, so this seat could be a solution here.Is it easy to fit? Our installation and fitting checks are carried out by car seat experts with many years of experience. They carry out more than 500 fitting and installation checks each year on all the car seats we test. Plus, we use parents and children, which help our experts identify the potential risks that parents may have when trying to fit a child car seat.The instructions and warnings easy to understand, which is good, because this seat is awkward to install, and there's an increased risk of doing this incorrectly. Read the instruction manual, not just the quick-reference guide on the side of the seat. We also recommend watching the installation videos on the manufacturer website. It's also a very heavy seat, which makes fitting it a little bit tricky.We'd always recommend getting a car seat fitted to your car by a trained expert before you buy. This way you can see if it actually fits your car or if there are any problems, such as angled seats or seatbelts that don't fit properly. You'll be able to see if the front passenger seats, or any other seats, are affected by the position of the car seat, and if you're upgrading a car seat, you'll be able to see if your child finds the new one comfortable.Is the seat comfortable?Yes, there's a large amount of padding and good support for little legs, however the actual seat isn't the most spacious. The headrest adjusts to 11 different heights, which helps to provide a better fit as your child grows. The harness automatically adjusts as you pull the headrest up, so there's no fiddly rethreading of the harness to change it.Despite being a multi-group seat, it doesn't take up a huge amount of space in the back of the car, unlike other models we've tested.Our testing includes an ergonomic assessment of each seat to make sure your child will be in the best position when travelling, and this seat gets a good rating.Buckling your child into the car seat can be fiddly. Once you no longer wish to use the harness, it can be stowed away inside the seat. There's also a removable insert to use with younger babies.Is there anything I should watch out for?We're continually evolving our tests to help influence the car seat standards, and help to keep babies and children safer. We changed our test programme in 2011 and 2015, so results aren't directly comparable between changes.For more information, visit our How we test car seats page.Please remember that car seats don't always fit in all cars, so it's vital you check how well this model fits in all the vehicles you'll be using before you buy. Either check the car seat manufacturer fitting list or contact your car manufacturer for specific information.Is there anything else I should know? It's easy to remove the seat cover and it's machine washable.Should I buy it?If you're in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1, but isn't old enough to be restrained by the car's adult seatbelt, the actual crash-test ratings are acceptable, so this could be a good solution. The overall test score is lower because of how complicated it is to install.Some other multigroup seats we've tested, such as the Diono Radian 5and the Joie Every Stage, have also been marked down due to being complicated to install, but they also had poor crash-test results in Group 1 mode, whereas this seat gets a satisfactory rating.


ontheqt wrote:
Which review.Joie Boldreview£140.00. 50%LAUNCHED JUN 2017REVIEWED SEP 2017Which? verdictA solution for heavier toddlersIf you have a toddler too young to use a high-backed booster, but too heavy for a Group 1 seat, what do you do? That’s where the Joie Bold steps in. This multi-group child car seat can be used with a harness up to 25kg (around seven years old). Joie child car seats have been hit and miss in our crash tests, so find out how this one did in our full review.Can use a harness up to 25kg,multigroups seat, well-padded seat, lots of adjustment optionsDifficult to install, lots of different modes give a high risk of misuseOverall, this seat gets an average or satisfactory three-star score for safety. The crash-test results for each mode are between three and four stars, but as we see with many multi-group seats, the scores are lowered due to the difficulty of installing the seats in the correct mode. However, this is a good-quality seat that could be an option if you have a heavier toddler who’s outgrown a normal Group 1 seat, as you can use the harness up to 25kg (around seven years old) on this model.What is it? The Joie bold is a multi-group 1/2/3, forward-facing child car seat that is approved for use with babies from 9kg (around 12 months) up to 36kg (around 12 years old).There are multiple ways to use and install this car seat in your car:As a Group 1 seat using the harness.As Group 1/2 harnessed seat, from 9- 25kg forward facing, your child is held in place with a harness while the seat is attached using Isofix connectors, a top-tether strap and the car’s adult seatbelt.As a Group 2 seat, installed using Isofix and a top tether, and you have the choice to use either the harness or the seatbelt to keep your child in place. If using the harness, you still need to use the seatbelt to attach the car seat.As a Group 2/3 seat (15-36kg) installed using Isofix and a top tether, with your child held in place with the car’s adult seatbelt. You can also use the seat from 25kg- 36kg in this way, too.There are three recline positons and it comes with a removable cup holder.How safe is it? For each seat we test, we use state-of-the-art dummies that record the forces of the crash on key parts of their bodies. We crash test each seat several times in the different formats it can be used in.The Joie Bold gets a total test score of 50% and an average or satisfactory three stars overall for safety.As we tend to see with multi-group seats, or those using a top tether, the overall safety score is lowered because of the higher risk of misuse, due to the multiple configurations and different ways to install this seat.As a Group 1/2 seat is gets an overall score of 54%, with a satisfactory three-star safety rating. It gets an average three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating.In Group 2/3 mode it gets an overall score of 46%, but with a good four-star overall safety rating. It gets an average or satisfactory three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating. The overall test score is lowered in this configuration due to how complicated it is install and the risk of getting it wrong.However, if you’re in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1 seat, but isn’t old enough to use the car’s adult belt, the actual crash-test ratings are satisfactory and good, so this seat could be a solution here.Is it easy to fit? Our installation and fitting checks are carried out by car seat experts with many years of experience. They carry out more than 500 fitting and installation checks each year on all the car seats we test. Plus, we use parents and children, which help our experts identify the potential risks that parents may have when trying to fit a child car seat.The instructions and warnings easy to understand, which is good, because this seat is awkward to install, and there’s an increased risk of doing this incorrectly. Read the instruction manual, not just the quick-reference guide on the side of the seat. We also recommend watching the installation videos on the manufacturer website. It’s also a very heavy seat, which makes fitting it a little bit tricky.We’d always recommend getting a car seat fitted to your car by a trained expert before you buy. This way you can see if it actually fits your car or if there are any problems, such as angled seats or seatbelts that don’t fit properly. You’ll be able to see if the front passenger seats, or any other seats, are affected by the position of the car seat, and if you’re upgrading a car seat, you’ll be able to see if your child finds the new one comfortable.Is the seat comfortable?Yes, there’s a large amount of padding and good support for little legs, however the actual seat isn’t the most spacious. The headrest adjusts to 11 different heights, which helps to provide a better fit as your child grows. The harness automatically adjusts as you pull the headrest up, so there’s no fiddly rethreading of the harness to change it.Despite being a multi-group seat, it doesn’t take up a huge amount of space in the back of the car, unlike other models we’ve tested.Our testing includes an ergonomic assessment of each seat to make sure your child will be in the best position when travelling, and this seat gets a good rating.Buckling your child into the car seat can be fiddly. Once you no longer wish to use the harness, it can be stowed away inside the seat. There’s also a removable insert to use with younger babies.Is there anything I should watch out for?We’re continually evolving our tests to help influence the car seat standards, and help to keep babies and children safer. We changed our test programme in 2011 and 2015, so results aren’t directly comparable between changes.For more information, visit our How we test car seats page.Please remember that car seats don’t always fit in all cars, so it’s vital you check how well this model fits in all the vehicles you’ll be using before you buy. Either check the car seat manufacturer fitting list or contact your car manufacturer for specific information.Is there anything else I should know? It’s easy to remove the seat cover and it’s machine washable.Should I buy it?If you’re in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1, but isn’t old enough to be restrained by the car’s adult seatbelt, the actual crash-test ratings are acceptable, so this could be a good solution. The overall test score is lower because of how complicated it is to install.Some other multigroup seats we’ve tested, such as the Diono Radian 5and the Joie Every Stage, have also been marked down due to being complicated to install, but they also had poor crash-test results in Group 1 mode, whereas this seat gets a satisfactory rating.

It was an absolute doddle to install I did not have problem. I find it hard to believe the experts had such a hard time to install it. The iso fix you can not get wrong at all it’s two lugs that come with guides to clip directly onto the iso fixing points of the car and the top tether is so easy. From the videos of this on YouTube where really really good. Specially for both with harness and using the car seatbelt and the top tether and iso fix had it well secure in the tests. I would love to see their crash test videos.
SajidAli-ad629.0611325/11/2018 04:10

ontheqt wrote:Which review.Joie Boldreview£140.00. 50%LAUNCHED JUN …ontheqt wrote:Which review.Joie Boldreview£140.00. 50%LAUNCHED JUN 2017REVIEWED SEP 2017Which? verdictA solution for heavier toddlersIf you have a toddler too young to use a high-backed booster, but too heavy for a Group 1 seat, what do you do? That’s where the Joie Bold steps in. This multi-group child car seat can be used with a harness up to 25kg (around seven years old). Joie child car seats have been hit and miss in our crash tests, so find out how this one did in our full review.Can use a harness up to 25kg,multigroups seat, well-padded seat, lots of adjustment optionsDifficult to install, lots of different modes give a high risk of misuseOverall, this seat gets an average or satisfactory three-star score for safety. The crash-test results for each mode are between three and four stars, but as we see with many multi-group seats, the scores are lowered due to the difficulty of installing the seats in the correct mode. However, this is a good-quality seat that could be an option if you have a heavier toddler who’s outgrown a normal Group 1 seat, as you can use the harness up to 25kg (around seven years old) on this model.What is it? The Joie bold is a multi-group 1/2/3, forward-facing child car seat that is approved for use with babies from 9kg (around 12 months) up to 36kg (around 12 years old).There are multiple ways to use and install this car seat in your car:As a Group 1 seat using the harness.As Group 1/2 harnessed seat, from 9- 25kg forward facing, your child is held in place with a harness while the seat is attached using Isofix connectors, a top-tether strap and the car’s adult seatbelt.As a Group 2 seat, installed using Isofix and a top tether, and you have the choice to use either the harness or the seatbelt to keep your child in place. If using the harness, you still need to use the seatbelt to attach the car seat.As a Group 2/3 seat (15-36kg) installed using Isofix and a top tether, with your child held in place with the car’s adult seatbelt. You can also use the seat from 25kg- 36kg in this way, too.There are three recline positons and it comes with a removable cup holder.How safe is it? For each seat we test, we use state-of-the-art dummies that record the forces of the crash on key parts of their bodies. We crash test each seat several times in the different formats it can be used in.The Joie Bold gets a total test score of 50% and an average or satisfactory three stars overall for safety.As we tend to see with multi-group seats, or those using a top tether, the overall safety score is lowered because of the higher risk of misuse, due to the multiple configurations and different ways to install this seat.As a Group 1/2 seat is gets an overall score of 54%, with a satisfactory three-star safety rating. It gets an average three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating.In Group 2/3 mode it gets an overall score of 46%, but with a good four-star overall safety rating. It gets an average or satisfactory three-star rating for forward-facing crash protection and a good four-star side-impact protection rating. The overall test score is lowered in this configuration due to how complicated it is install and the risk of getting it wrong.However, if you’re in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1 seat, but isn’t old enough to use the car’s adult belt, the actual crash-test ratings are satisfactory and good, so this seat could be a solution here.Is it easy to fit? Our installation and fitting checks are carried out by car seat experts with many years of experience. They carry out more than 500 fitting and installation checks each year on all the car seats we test. Plus, we use parents and children, which help our experts identify the potential risks that parents may have when trying to fit a child car seat.The instructions and warnings easy to understand, which is good, because this seat is awkward to install, and there’s an increased risk of doing this incorrectly. Read the instruction manual, not just the quick-reference guide on the side of the seat. We also recommend watching the installation videos on the manufacturer website. It’s also a very heavy seat, which makes fitting it a little bit tricky.We’d always recommend getting a car seat fitted to your car by a trained expert before you buy. This way you can see if it actually fits your car or if there are any problems, such as angled seats or seatbelts that don’t fit properly. You’ll be able to see if the front passenger seats, or any other seats, are affected by the position of the car seat, and if you’re upgrading a car seat, you’ll be able to see if your child finds the new one comfortable.Is the seat comfortable?Yes, there’s a large amount of padding and good support for little legs, however the actual seat isn’t the most spacious. The headrest adjusts to 11 different heights, which helps to provide a better fit as your child grows. The harness automatically adjusts as you pull the headrest up, so there’s no fiddly rethreading of the harness to change it.Despite being a multi-group seat, it doesn’t take up a huge amount of space in the back of the car, unlike other models we’ve tested.Our testing includes an ergonomic assessment of each seat to make sure your child will be in the best position when travelling, and this seat gets a good rating.Buckling your child into the car seat can be fiddly. Once you no longer wish to use the harness, it can be stowed away inside the seat. There’s also a removable insert to use with younger babies.Is there anything I should watch out for?We’re continually evolving our tests to help influence the car seat standards, and help to keep babies and children safer. We changed our test programme in 2011 and 2015, so results aren’t directly comparable between changes.For more information, visit our How we test car seats page.Please remember that car seats don’t always fit in all cars, so it’s vital you check how well this model fits in all the vehicles you’ll be using before you buy. Either check the car seat manufacturer fitting list or contact your car manufacturer for specific information.Is there anything else I should know? It’s easy to remove the seat cover and it’s machine washable.Should I buy it?If you’re in the position where you have a toddler who exceeds the 18kg upper limit of a Group 1, but isn’t old enough to be restrained by the car’s adult seatbelt, the actual crash-test ratings are acceptable, so this could be a good solution. The overall test score is lower because of how complicated it is to install.Some other multigroup seats we’ve tested, such as the Diono Radian 5and the Joie Every Stage, have also been marked down due to being complicated to install, but they also had poor crash-test results in Group 1 mode, whereas this seat gets a satisfactory rating.It was an absolute doddle to install I did not have problem. I find it hard to believe the experts had such a hard time to install it. The iso fix you can not get wrong at all it’s two lugs that come with guides to clip directly onto the iso fixing points of the car and the top tether is so easy. From the videos of this on YouTube where really really good. Specially for both with harness and using the car seatbelt and the top tether and iso fix had it well secure in the tests. I would love to see their crash test videos.


Which? Test facilities are state of art and backed and endorsed by the British standards institute and the international standards organisation. Their testing is tougher than what the safety standards require. Join which? For a £1 and take a look at their reviews. Which? Aren't just any reviewer on you tube. They are independent, highly skilled, operate as a charity so not for profit and are an enforcer of consumer law appointed by the government. There is no reviewer better that which. Reviews on other websites may be fake. A significant number of which don't buys are reviewed by consumers and other alleged experts as good. I know who I trust, Which?
Edited by: "ontheqt" 25th Nov 2018
ontheqt25/11/2018 09:14

Which? Test facilities are state of art and backed and endorsed by the …Which? Test facilities are state of art and backed and endorsed by the British standards institute and the international standards organisation. Their testing is tougher than what the safety standards require. Join which? For a £1 and take a look at their reviews. Which? Aren't just any reviewer on you tube. They are independent, highly skilled, operate as a charity so not for profit and are an enforcer of consumer law appointed by the government. There is no reviewer better that which. Reviews on other websites may be fake. A significant number of which don't buys are reviewed by consumers and other alleged experts as good. I know who I trust, Which?


But then why do they go and give some of the safest child seats, such as the Britax Max Way that’s passed the Swedish Plus Test (that’s the only child seat test which measures the forces exerted on a child’s neck), a Don’t Buy status?
The reviews take the safety results from the German ADAC independent tests (Which? don’t carry out the crash tests themselves), then muddy the waters with minor points like rating the view the child has from the seat and the legroom they have. They said the Max Way was hard to fit, but in my experience it’s the simplest child seat I’ve ever fitted. And any parent buying it would be shown how to fit it by an independent retailer anyway.
ontheqt25/11/2018 09:14

Which? Test facilities are state of art and backed and endorsed by the …Which? Test facilities are state of art and backed and endorsed by the British standards institute and the international standards organisation. Their testing is tougher than what the safety standards require. Join which? For a £1 and take a look at their reviews. Which? Aren't just any reviewer on you tube. They are independent, highly skilled, operate as a charity so not for profit and are an enforcer of consumer law appointed by the government. There is no reviewer better that which. Reviews on other websites may be fake. A significant number of which don't buys are reviewed by consumers and other alleged experts as good. I know who I trust, Which?


Why should we pay for information that should be available for free. They should be telling this safety information for free not selling it to the masses for £1:00. Even though it’s only £1:00 what if you forget to cancel the which? Subscription. Information like this should be available for free not for a fee. Do you work for which by any chance. Also why can’t I find these which? Car seat tests on YouTube to view or do I have to pay for the privilege??
Edited by: "SajidAli-ad629.06113" 25th Nov 2018
andreah90325/11/2018 12:58

But then why do they go and give some of the safest child seats, such as …But then why do they go and give some of the safest child seats, such as the Britax Max Way that’s passed the Swedish Plus Test (that’s the only child seat test which measures the forces exerted on a child’s neck), a Don’t Buy status? The reviews take the safety results from the German ADAC independent tests (Which? don’t carry out the crash tests themselves), then muddy the waters with minor points like rating the view the child has from the seat and the legroom they have. They said the Max Way was hard to fit, but in my experience it’s the simplest child seat I’ve ever fitted. And any parent buying it would be shown how to fit it by an independent retailer anyway.



SajidAli-ad629.0611325/11/2018 13:45

Why should we pay for information that should be available for free. They …Why should we pay for information that should be available for free. They should be telling this safety information for free not selling it to the masses for £1:00. Even though it’s only £1:00 what if you forget to cancel the which? Subscription. Information like this should be available for free not for a fee. Do you work for which by any chance. Also why can’t I find these which? Car seat tests on YouTube to view or do I have to pay for the privilege??


Join which? And see for yourself
SajidAli-ad629.0611350 m ago

Why should we pay for information that should be available for free. They …Why should we pay for information that should be available for free. They should be telling this safety information for free not selling it to the masses for £1:00. Even though it’s only £1:00 what if you forget to cancel the which? Subscription. Information like this should be available for free not for a fee. Do you work for which by any chance. Also why can’t I find these which? Car seat tests on YouTube to view or do I have to pay for the privilege??


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ontheqt35 m ago

Join which? And see for yourself


I am a member, that’s how I know their child seat reviews are not that helpful!
andreah9037 h, 32 m ago

But then why do they go and give some of the safest child seats, such as …But then why do they go and give some of the safest child seats, such as the Britax Max Way that’s passed the Swedish Plus Test (that’s the only child seat test which measures the forces exerted on a child’s neck), a Don’t Buy status? The reviews take the safety results from the German ADAC independent tests (Which? don’t carry out the crash tests themselves), then muddy the waters with minor points like rating the view the child has from the seat and the legroom they have. They said the Max Way was hard to fit, but in my experience it’s the simplest child seat I’ve ever fitted. And any parent buying it would be shown how to fit it by an independent retailer anyway.


Agree. I preferred to follow the Swedish tests and bought Swedish ERF seats
Doesn't deliver to the UK does it?
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