Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat Glacier

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We like

  •     Comes assembled
  •     Meets all US safety requirements
  •     Tested to ensure it will protect your child during a crash
  •     Comes with detachable cup holders that are easy to clean
  •     Contains EPS shock absorbing foam
  •     The latch system keeps the seat firmly in place whether or not your child is present in the car
We don’t like
  • The reclining feature seems to be difficult or not useful

How it works

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat with Latch System is part of a long line of Graco products that are regarded as some of the most reliable car and booster seats on the market. The Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster seat has not only been designed to protect your child in the event of a collision, but the Graco company has also designed a seat that is very easy to install. The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster can also be redesigned to suit the ever-changing needs of your child as they grow bigger. The back of the booster has a harness system that is attached to a sturdy booster and is completely adjustable as your child grows. The latch system that is designed to be compatible with your vehicle is also state-of-the-art and will give your child the safety they need while riding in a car.  

 

Design

Design

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster is designed to be lightweight and easy to place in any car. The seat weighs around sixteen pounds and is made of EPS. EPS is a foam that absorbs shock and impact in the event that your vehicle comes in contact with another vehicle at either a low or high speed. The absorption of energy of the impact keeps your child secure and protected during a collision. The headrest has ten different settings that you can use, depending on the height of your child. The sides of the headrest are also adjustable, allowing for your child to have more stability and comfort if they are sleeping in the car or if they are quickly jostled about if there is a collision. The back of the seat has a five-point harness system with adjustable shoulder straps that will keep your child locked in tightly and securely. The front of the seat has a strap that when pulled, tightens the harness for added safety. The booster portion of the Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster seat contains two cup holders that can be used for drinks, snacks, and toys. The cup holders are easily removable as well.
Safety

Safety

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat has been tested and adheres to all standard United States safety measures for car seats and highway safety. The booster seat has also been tested for crash safety. All testing was done with standard seat belts found in all modern automobiles. It is always recommended to make sure your seat belts are up to standard before purchasing the car seat. The safest method offered by the Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is that it is designed with a latch system that allows for the seat to be latched directly to your backseat, giving the seat more stability and safety. The booster seat also has a harness system that when locked has an additional strap feature that allows parents to tighten the harness further ensuring that your child will not slip or slide out of the car seat or move during the event of an impact.
Latch System

Latch System

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat’s most safe feature is the latch system that prevents the seat from moving, whether or not your child is in the car. There are three latches on the booster seat, however, you may only need to utilize two. The two clips on the back of the base of the seat, clip into the latches that are already present on your backseat. The third clip is for cars that do not have a shoulder strap available, and the third strap locks into the top of your backseat. It is likely that you will never have to use that clip. The latches that the booster clips into are located between the seat and the back of the rear seats of your car. Once the two clips are attached to the harness clips located on your backseat, attach the strap on the front of the booster. When pulled, the latches tighten the seat and the harness until both are at the level of support your child needs. This prevents him or her from coming out of the seat and also prevents the seat from sliding off the rear seat to the floor or projecting forward if your child is not in the seat. The booster will never move once the latches are at the tightness level you desire. If, for whatever reason, the seat does need to be tightened, just pull on the front strap to make the seat tight again.
Weight Requirements

Weight Requirements

According to the law, all children need to be in a booster seat until a certain age. With that age come certain height and weight milestones. The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat has certain weight requirements. There is no age requirement because children develop at their own pace which means some children will outgrow the seat earlier and other children will outgrow it later. The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is recommended for children between 30 and 100 pounds. It is common sense, however, that when your child reaches the maturity level needed to be placed in a seat belt, a parent should remove their child from the booster as many children will get older and potentially be underweight.
Versatility

Versatility

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is designed to be a booster that grows with your child. With a ten point headrest, the seat can fit your child from as young as two-years-old up to ten or eleven years old. The sides of the headrest also adjust so that your child can have comfort at all times. The harness of the seat is attached to the front tightening strap so that as your child gets bigger, all you have to do is pull on the strap to tighten the harness to your child’s desired level of comfort. The harness will never be too tight or too loose for your child. The seat is also easily cleaned by either using a damp cloth or household cleaning wipe. In the event of a huge spill or mess, the coverings of the seat can be removed and placed in an ordinary washing machine.
No Assembly Required

No Assembly Required

The only assembly necessary for the Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is attaching the cup holders to the seat. The booster comes entirely assembled right from the box. Once the cup holders are attached to where they need to be (and the cup holders can be removed at any time for deep cleaning) the seat is ready to be placed in your car. The seat has been found to fit in the smallest of cars with no hassle. Place the seat in your car, attach it to the rear seat via the latch system, and then you are good to go. If you want to remove the back of the booster, you can easily detach it from the base and then use your car’s seat belt to keep your child secure. The base of the booster has two red clips where you can slide the seat belt into the booster to keep your child strapped in and prevent them from coming off the booster or potentially sliding out of it.
Reclining

Reclining

At the base of the booster portion of your Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is a handle that allows the back of the seat to recline. Some parents have found it difficult to use this feature, as the handle requires that a button is pushed to recline the seat. Maneuvering your hand into the handle can be a bit cumbersome, but once you are able to do that, the seat easily reclines. Some parents also stated that the seat really doesn’t recline that well. Others rarely use that feature because it is such a small recline that most children don’t feel or notice the difference. Some parents said that their children fall asleep regardless of whether the seat has reclined or not.

Crash Tested

Crash Tested

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat has been crash tested and meets all the requirements for all US standard booster seats, car seats, and highway safety. Parents who have experienced collisions have found that the car seat does protect their children and they were very satisfied with how well the seat keeps their children safe. Children have been found to be unharmed in side-impact collisions, rear-ending collisions, and head on collisions. With the EPS foam, latching system, and harness system, the car seat absorbs the impact while remaining completely still. In the unfortunate event of a rollover accident, your child is so tight in the seat and the seat is so well attached to the car, that your child will not move or fall out of the seat.
East To Use

East To Use

One of the most popular compliments from parents about the Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is how easy it is to unpack and place in the car. Within a matter of moments, you can have the car seat ready to go and your child strapped inside of it and on the road. It’s just a matter of taking it out of the plastic and latching it to your seat. Place the cup holders on and your child will have a place for sippy cups to adult cups and water bottles and even a place to keep small snacks and small toys. The cup holder is a great place to rest a cell phone if your child is watching a video on a long car ride. The seat has been found to be easy to wipe down and clean and it is durable enough that when one child outgrows it, another child can easily take over and use the seat. The front strap is easy to tighten and your child will always feel safe and secure when in the car.
Price

Price

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is reasonably priced for the amount of time you will be using it. You will receive extreme safety for your child without any hassles or hard to use products. The seat can easily last about ever-changing years, which makes the price all the more reasonable. The booster seat arrives already assembled, and adding the cup holders to their place takes a matter of minutes.
Conclusion

Conclusion

The Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat is a safe and popular booster seat that has won the approval of many parents with young children. It is made of durable materials that are easy to clean and will protect your child in the event of a collision. The harness system keeps your child fully protected and secured at all times and the latching system keeps others in the car safe by keeping the booster seat secured in one location. The booster has been crash tested for safety, and parents who have experienced collisions ensure that the seat will keep your child safe. Children who have experienced vehicular collisions received little to absolutely no injuries while being in the Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat. With all the systems in place and all the materials that make up the seat, it is easy to see why so many parents sing the praises of the Graco Atlas 65 2-in-1 Booster Seat. It is an affordable item that gives parents the peace of mind that their child is fully protected while they are traveling in the car.
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