RideSafer Travel Vest
R4,500.00 – R5,999.00
RideSafer® Travel Vest – The Wearable Car Seat
Introducing the RideSafer Travel Vest.
Standard car seats and boosters are great, but have you ever wished they weren’t so heavy or bulky or longed for the day your child could actually feel comfortable without compromising his/her safety? With the RideSafer Travel Vest, you can easily, comfortably and SAFELY fit up to three children in one row in your vehicle — even if one or two are in traditional car seats! The RideSafer Travel Vest is also ideal for car pooling and ride sharing. Perfect for small cars and sports cars. RideSafer Travel Vests don’t cause damage or excessive wear and tear to expensive car seats.
Parents of special needs children will love the RideSafer® Travel Vest. Made of soft fabric and padding, the RideSafer Travel Vest is like a hug or the weighted vest some of these children use. The RideSafer vest comes with a tether to help children with poor motor control sit in proper position and stay in place.
With RideSafer you won’t need to haul that heavy car seat through airport security or while you’re rushing through the terminal to make it to your gate on time. Lightweight and compact, the RideSafer® Travel Vest easily stows away in your luggage or even on your child’s backpack. It is simple to pull out and use SAFELY once you arrive at your destination!
Here are what all RideSafer vests offer when used with a lap/shoulder belt:
- Keep the lap portion of the seat belt low and properly positioned on the lap/thigh and the shoulder safely positioned mid-shoulder.
- Move with your child, keeping the seat belt in the best pre-crash position (unlike a booster seat).
- Offer innovative energy-absorbing components, which distribute the crash forces over a wider area of the body compared to a just a vehicle seat belt crossing the body as in a booster seat.
- Reduce head excursion and decrease possible head injury by allowing your child to sit directly on vehicle seat, which is more comfortable, too, than a hard plastic shell with a thin cushion.
- Are lightweight and easy to pack for trips or vacations.
- Are easy and convenient to transfer car to car.
The RideSafer Travel Vest is tested and certified to the dynamic test requirements specified in FMVSS 213.
IS IT LEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA?
Absolutely! The National Road Traffic Act states:
6. The driver of a motor vehicle operated on a public road shall ensure that a child seated on a seat of the motor vehicle—
(a) where it is available in the motor vehicle, uses an appropriate child restraint; or
(b) if no child restraint is available, wears the seatbelt if an unoccupied seat which is fitted with a seatbelt is available.
The RiseSafer Travel Vest is not a child seat or restraint in itself and works by ensuring that the cars safety belt is safely positioned on the child’s body. The ECE-R-44 AND R129 certification is for children seats and booster seats and does not make provision for a harness or vest system. Wearing a RideSafer Travel Vest ensures that regulation 6(b) is safe for children from 3 years and up. In fact, using a RideSafer Travel Vest with a booster seat actually increases safety.
The RideSafer Travel Vest has two different ways to use:
The first way is to use with a tether belt. RideSafer can be used with a vehicle lap belt and top tether by securing RideSafer with a top tether anchor in the vehicle.
The other way is to use without a tether belt. RideSafer can also be used with a vehicle lap and shoulder belt only.
RideSafer Travel Vest Gen 5 is provided in a small size for children 13.6 to 27.2 kg., a large size for children 27.2 to 36.3 kg., and an Extra large size for children 36.3 to 50 kg. respectively.
Range of Dimensions
|Small (3 to 6 Y.O)||30 to 60 lbs (13.6 – 27.2kg)||35 – 50 inches (88.9 – 127cm)|
|Large (5 to 8 Y.O)||50 – 80 lbs (27.2 – 36.3kg)||45 – 57 inches (114 – 145cm)|
|X-Large (8 to 10 Y.O)||80 – 110 lbs (36.3 – 50kg)||47 – 62 inches (119 – 157cm)|
Blue, Yellow, Grey, Black
Small, Large, Extra-Large