Evenflo continues to re-define industry standards with the new roll over tested line of superb car seats. Evenflo has been selling diverse versions of its Triumph convertible car seats for several years. It is a good budget convertible that can meet the needs of countless parents without breaking the budget.
The Evenflo Advanced Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat is a great value for families seeking for a safe, comfortable and easy to use convertible seat that will not force you to take out another mortgage. It is top-rated by a leading consumer magazine, besides being Evenflo’s most desired car seat by moms. This review will focus on this particular model but most of the information listed applies to all Triumph LX models having a weight limit of 65lbs. All the newest versions of the seat have dual integrated cup holders on each armrest that make it easy to tell apart the newest models from preceding Triumph models. When it comes time to buckle your child, the Triumph car seat has a few unique features…
The Evenflo Advanced Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat has harness heights which range from 7 inches at the lower-end to 16 inches at the higher-end. There are 2 crotch strap/ buckle positions that you can choose from at 7 inches and at 9 inches, while the seat weighs 18 lbs and is 20 inches wide at its widest point and 23 inches tall on the inside. Its base is narrower at 15 inches.
Being a convertible car seat means that it can be used in both rear facing and forward facing recline positions or configurations to choose from on the base. That means the seat could be used right away from the hospital until a number of years later.
In its rear-facing position, the LATCH limits for the car seat are from 5 lbs to 40 lbs by child weight it can keep a child secure up to 40 pounds. Then, when your toddler is ready to switch to the front facing position, the car seat will support up to 65 lbs. At this point, you’ll have to stop using LATCH and begin using the seat belt. The seat belt installation is relatively simple, but because there is no device in the car seat to lock off the seat belt, the seat belt will need to be one that locks.
This convertible car seat is made with EPP foam, which is the highest-rated material in the auto industry. This material is durable, rigid, yet able to absorb tremendous impact. The Evenflo Advanced Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat meets or exceeds federal-safety standards. It’s FAA certified for use on airplanes having been designed & tested for structural integrity at energy-levels approximately 2 times the federal crash test standard.
Another important safety feature is ease of the adjustments of the car seat straps. The Evenflo Platinum Triumph in the Caprise style features an ‘InfiniteSlide’ harness adjuster system which allows the caregiver to easily adjust the height of the harness straps by simply sliding the red tabs – the “TensionRight Knobs”- up and down. This is an innovative alternative for caregivers who typically have trouble grasping a small strap. This system also doesn’t require re-threading, thereby saving you time and reducing the chance of improper positioning. Evenflo doesn’t have any type of approved cover which can be used with the straps.
Additionally, the 5-point harness tightens easily with a quick turn on the Tension Right knobs on either side of the seat.
The new Evenflo Platinum Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat features OUTLAST Performance Fabric, a temperature regulating fabric, which helps keep the little one comfortable by maintaining his/her optimum body temperature. One of the nicest features of this Triumph model is that it offers “Gel Matrix Technology” in the ProComfort cover to help reduce pressure points and improve baby comfort.
The buckle pockets are very convenient as they help eliminate hot buckle burns by shielding the buckle-tongues from direct sunlight under hot weather. The buckle pockets are also helpful in searching for buckles by holding the harness out of the way while you’re loading and unloading your little one.
You can also recline the car seat to a comfortable angle. Additionally, because it’s large and high, your child will be able to easily see out the window and not experience claustrophobia which can be the case in smaller car seats where the baby can’t see passing scenery. This will definitely make many car trips enjoyable traveling experiences! The seat also comes with a built in cup holder which has an elastic band for fitting cups of multiple sizes and shapes.
Maintenance on the Triumph is pretty much straightforward; the cover is easy to remove & replace and is machine washable as well in the delicate cycle in cold water. It needs to be tumble dried for just 10 minutes on low heat and then promptly removed. The Evenflo Advanced Triumph LX Convertible Car Seat is sturdy and well made and the fact that it’s made in the USA and-not in China is a huge bonus. However, like all convertible car seats, it’s not compatible with any strollers.
There are 2 color options for the Evenflo Advanced Triumph available on Amazon.com. However, there are around 3 other color options available only from Babies R Us or Sears at substantially higher prices. Evenflo offers a limited 90-day warranty, but the official site offers downloadable user manuals.
Overall, the Evenflo Advanced Triumph LX is a safe, convertible car seat with energy absorbent foam and side impact protection. It’s easy to install, very easy-to-use correctly, comfy and a good value. However, it isn’t overly versatile as you won’t be able to have it transferred to other cars or utilize it with a stroller, but it’ll adjust to the safety needs/standards of your growing child. It can keep your baby secure for many years to come, thanks to its wide weight range. The addition of the gel matrix technology and buckle pockets found exclusively on the Triumph-ProComfort LX model make it a trusted product even better!