Product Reviews / 16 March, 2021 / Ellie Thompson
Premium baby brand Nuna has launched the new TRES lx, a car seat designed to stand the test of time. The TRES lx is built with comfort and safety at the forefront of design and is suitable from newborn right up to 12 years of age. We were excited to take a closer look.
Take a second to let this sink in: When you purchase a Nuna TRES lx you won’t need to purchase another car seat… ever! Sounds glorious, doesn’t it?
The Nuna TRES lx is a Group 0+/1/2/3 car seat that offers true longevity, promising to seamlessly follow the transition of your child from toddler to big kid.
What we love about this seat is it gives you the capability to rear-face your child from birth to 4 years of age. We always mention this, but it’s SO important to rearward face as long as you possibly can, and with the TRES lx, it’s easy and comfy for your little one to do so. Once they’ve graduated to the next stage, they can front face from ages 4- 12 years, (group 2/3 booster mode) using the car seat in conjunction with the vehicle’s seat belt and ISO connector.
An i-Size approved car seat, the TRES lx is packed with safety features, giving you peace of mind that your child is safe and protected in the event of a collision.
The seat benefits from all-over side impact protection thanks to Nuna’s smart SIP system featuring EPP energy-absorbing foam. Side impact protection works with the seat’s integrated foam to absorb energy earlier to significantly reduce the force of impact. The TRES lx’s additional side impact shields are detachable for safe storage, in case space in the back seat is ever an issue.
The booster seat has ISO connector attachments to make life easier, and there’s built-in storage for the five-point harness once your child has made their big transition to booster mode. The car seat also benefits from a red belt guide, which is intended for forward-facing kids to offer stress-free buckle-ups.
No expense or expertise has been spared when it comes to comfort. There are six recline positions available, two for rear-facing and four for front-facing which is great news for those expert nappers that fall asleep as soon as you pull out of the drive.
On long car journeys, my daughter has previously found it impossible to sleep comfortably in her car seat, but the TRES lx’s ability to offer not one but SIX recline positions gives this car seat a huge advantage for naptimes over other more static seats on the market.
The seat is easily adjusted to your growing child with absolutely no drama involved (well, from the TRES lx anyway!). Nuna’s 2D growth system technology works simultaneously with the headrest, expanding out while growing up – as the side wings also widen as the headrest is raised. With ten positions available you can be sure your child is sitting in the comfiest position for their height.
The Nuna TRES lx is a premium car seat made from luxury fabrics that really look the part. The seat comes fitted with a removable Merino wool insert to keep infants cosy and warm.
Trying the TRES lx out as a booster seat for the first time with my four-year-old daughter couldn’t have been easier, and swapping the seat around to rearward face for my son, who is two years old next month, was also a breeze. We were used to the ease of his 360 seat, but the rotation is quite stiff now he’s much heavier. I’d say the TRES overall seems a much better fit, and is going to last for many years to come. For the younger kids, the magnetic buckle holds are genius, as with little ones, you’re always guaranteed to have your hands full.
Overall, the seat is really intuitive; it’s quick and easy to adjust in situ with one hand. It’s definitely a car seat that offers peace of mind your most precious cargo is buckled up correctly.
From cradling your napping newborn to supporting your independent tween, the Nuna TRES lx is in it for the long haul. We think this seat is a fabulous no-brainer for families that want to invest in one brilliant product that will see your child through the years.
The Nuna TRES lx is available in Caviar at Nuna retailers from March 2021. RRP £300.