Car Seats & Travel / 10 June, 2020 / Ellie Thompson
Say ‘hello’ to Joie’s first i-Size booster, the i-Traver, designed to solve parents’ concerns when it comes to safe and secure group 2/3 forward-facing travel.
Joie is a brand we’re always keen to champion here at My Baba because they’re persistent in their dedication to deliver the highest standards of design, engineering and safety throughout their extensive range of pushchairs, car seats and in-home gear.
The i-Traver is Joie’s latest product to hit the online shelves, and we were keen to find out if this seat would live up to the brand’s excellent reputation.
An i-Size certified car seat categorised in car seat group 2/3, the i-Traver is suitable for kids measuring 100-150cm or roughly 3.5 years and up.
The i-Traver is my daughter’s first experience of forward-facing travel. Transitioning from her rearward facing 360 spin seat to a ‘big girls’ seat’ (as she calls it) was an exciting prospect for her, but I’ll admit, a worrying one for me.
With safety their top priority, I needn’t have been concerned. The i-Traver benefits from all recent i-Size safety upgrades, including the exclusive side impact certification.
The i-Traver booster seat is used in conjunction with your car’s seat belt, while its extra firm ISOFIX points and connectors made from super-strength steel lock the seat firmly in place, right into the anchor points of your vehicle, so you can rest easy.
This booster seat is built to deal with every possible scenario with its Guard Surround SafetyTM panels adding extra layers of side impact protection. In the event of a crash, these panels fixed on the exterior of the seat act quickly to absorb any impact before it reaches your child.
Another exclusive feature of the Joie i-Traver is the Tri-Protect™ headrest featuring Intelli-Fit™ memory foam. The headrest can be adjusted to ten different positions for the perfect fit as your child grows, offering optimal security and comfort as they travel.
Unlike the driver’s seat headrest which I seem to be in a life long battle with, the i-Traver’s headrest adjusts with a simple one-hand motion, so any overnight growth spurts are catered for with complete ease.
This feature makes it easy for children to switch between seats too, so you don’t have to worry about taxi-ing other kids around.
Yet again we see comfort at the forefront of the i-Traver’s design with its padded armrests and 3-position AutoAdjust™ seat depth for growing legs. This is clearly a brand that appreciates how quickly our little ones grow, building comfortable products that allow room for growth.
The i-Traver is kitted out with loose-knit and moisture-wicking fabrics so even the most sensitive skin can breathe. To make life extra easy for parents, the cover has been designed to simply snap on and snap off for fuss-free washing.
I found the i-Traver seat simple and pretty failsafe to install. It’s a lightweight and versatile seat that’s easily transferrable from vehicle to vehicle, which makes a refreshing change from the huge and heavy rotating seats that we’ve been using for the past three years.
This is a booster seat that prioritises safety while offering your little one a stylish and comfortable ride. It’s a seat that will grow with your child, which is great news for your pocket.
The Joie i-Traver is available in stylish Flint and Grey Flannel. Priced at £149, you don’t have to compromise on safety, style, comfort or cost. Stocked at several retailers.