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Britax Max-Fix ll Fotos/Photos

Fotos af Britax Max-Fix i forskellige biler/Photos of the Max-Fix in various cars

Bilens størrelse har ingen indflydelse på hvor godt eller skidt en bagudvendt autostol passer ind. det er bilens interiør og de voksne på forsædet der er afgørende. En stor bil er ikke nødvendigvis stor invendigt og en lille bil er ikke nødvendigvis lille indvendig i selve passagerkabinen. Der kan forekomme fotos af stolen i biler lånt hos en forhandler. Nogle fotos taget hos bilforhandlere inkluderer fotos af mig for at vise benpladsen foran for en 180 cm høj person.  Ingen fotos anvendes uden tilladelse fra familien og bilforhandlerne.

 

English

The size of the car has no influence on how much comfort a rearfacing seat takes away in front. The adults in the front seats and the car interior are the determining factors. A large car might not have heaps of room in the passenger area. A small car can have good room for a rearfacing seat. Some photos are taken at car dealerships. /Some of the photos taken at car dealships include “Yours Truely” in order to give a better indication for the leg space for a 180 cm tall person. That is 5ft 11″. /Photos are used with kind permission from parents and car dealerships.

Volvo V50

Far og mor skulle bruge en bagudvendt autostol til deres datter på 1½ år. De havde overtaget en gammel Rømer fremadvendt autostol til selemontering, men var af ganske gode grunde ikke trygge ved den. Den havde adskellige år på bagen, var blevet brugt til to børn. 5-Punktsselen i den var mølædt og nogle steder endda laset og ødelagt. Dertil var de ikke sikre på om monteringen af den var god nok. Det var den heller ikke, men det blev hurtigt rettet inden afgang herfra efter endt session. Ligeså blev fastspændningen af barnet. De havde lige fået eftermonteret isofix i bilen og isofixet sat let tilgængeligt i bilen. Det kunne vi lige så godt benytte os af. De værdsatte barnets komfort utrolig højt af forståelige årsager, for de havde en meget bestemt lille dame med. Sæderne i bilen hælder så en autostol med en god hvileposition var at foretrække.

Far: ca 185 cm

Mor_ ca 175 cm

 

Britax Max-Fix 2

Akta Graco Duologic 2

Klippan Triofix

Maxi Cosi Mobi

Blev afprøvet

Max-Fix leverede maseer af plafds foran til forældrene, men ikke ret meget til barnet. Dertil skulle dens hvileposition anvendes for at udligne hældningen på bagsædet. Men vigtigst af alt så var afstanden mellem bagsædets ryglæn og frontbøjlen på stolen alt for stor ca 5 cm. Derfor ville kilen der nu er lavet til stolen være nødvendig.

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English

Father and mother wanted a rearfacing car seat for their 1½ year-old daughter. They had gotten a used forward facing Britax belt mounted seat , but weren´t comfortable using it for very good reasons. It was old and had been used for 2 children before. The 5-point harness was moulded and very worn out/defected in several places. They weren´t sure that they had fitted it correctly on top of that. They were right, it wasn´t fitted correctly, but that was easierly corrected before they left after the session was over, They were also  instructed on how to secure her correctly in it.. They had just had isofix installed into the car and it was easierly accessable so there was no reason not to use it. They preferred a seat with good legroom for the child, and rightfully so because they had a little strongwilled girl. The seats in the car sloped a bit so a cars eat with good recline position was much preferred.

Father: app 6ft 1″ tall

Mother: app 5ft 9″ tall

 

Britax Max-Fix 2

Akta Graco Duologic 2

Klippan Triofix

Maxi Cosi Mobi

were tested today

Max-Fix left plenty of room for the adults in the front seat but hardly any for the child. It´s sleep position had to be used to give it a decent angle in the car. But must importantly, the gap between the front brace and the rearseat back was too big – about 5 cm. The vegde Britax has made for it would be necessary.

Toyota Avensis 2011 st.

Far: 180 cm

Mor: 165 cm.

Datter: 1 år, vokset ud af sin babystol med højden, sidder selv ca 80 cm lang.

Her var isofix den bedste løsning. Far var musiker og skulle tit transportere sine instrumenter i bilen. Dette ville kræve en del af- og i-montering af autostolen. Heldigvis var var isofixbøjlerne i denne bil meget let tilgængelige, og derfor var det enormt nemt at sætte alle isofixstolene i bilen. Alligevel blev to selemonterede autostole afprøvet også. dernæst skulle autostolen helst have hvilefunkrion da familien tit tog på langtur til Jylland og datteren ville for det meste sove da i bilen på disse ture. Den skulle være nem at indstille i hvilestilling, men dette var ikke et et krav. Sæderne i bilen har en lille hældning, men ikke noget nævnværdigt. Alle stolene kunne få en fornuftig hældning i bilen. Sikkerhedsselerne i denne Avensis havde Imodsætning til den anden Avensis-bil det almindelige Emergency Locking System.

Følgende autostole blev afprøvet:

Klippan Triofix Recline

Akta Graco Duologic 2/Klippan Kiss 2

Besafe Izi Plus (kunne ikke monteres da sikkerhedsselen var for kort)

Besafe Izi Kid X3

Britax Max-Fix 2

Britax Dualfix

Fair G 0/1/Bimbofix (stolen kunne ikke låses fast på på basen)

 

Afstanden mellem frontbøjlen og bagsædets ryglæn er lidt for stort. Det kan den distanceklods der nu er designet til Maxfix afhjælpe. Pladsbehovet for far var rigtig god.

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English

Father: 5’11”

Mother: app 5’5”

Daughter: 1 year, outgrown babyseat by height, sitting unassisted and app 80 cm tall.

Isofix was the best solution for this family. The father was a musician and needed to be able to transport his instruments in the car quite often with the back seats down. So the car seat would have to be installed and removed from the car often. Luckily the isofix system was very easierly accessable in this particular car, making the installation of all the isofix seats very easy. Despite this, two seatbelt mounted seats were also tested in this car. The family would often go on long road trips to Jutland, and their daughter would normally sleep on those long trips, so a seat with recline position was needed. It would be best if the position could be altered with the seat in the car, but this was not a must-have. The seats in this car were slightly sloped but nothing worth digging further into. The Avensis specimen had the Emergency Locking Seatbelt System unlike the other Avensis car.

The following seats were tested:

Følgende autostole blev afprøvet:

Klippan Triofix Recline

Akta Graco Duologic 2/Klippan Kiss 2

Besafe Izi Plus (seatbelt was too short)

Besafe Izi Kid X3

Britax Max-Fix 2

Britax Dualfix

Fair G 0/1/Bimbofix (the seat itself could not lock on to the base unit)
The gap between the front brace and the rear seatback was a little too big. The new and specially designed Max Fix distance vedge will resolve that issue. Space requirements were excellent for the father.

Toyota Avensis

Mor: 170 cm

Far: 175 cm.

Datter: 9 måneder, 8 kg sidde selv

Mor og far var i god tid med at se sig om efter en større autostol til deres datter. Hun havde stadig plads i sin Rømer Babysafe. datteren var gennemsnitlig i størrelse så der var frit valg. kravet var bare at den skulle være bagudvendt og kunne monteres på forsædet i bil nr 2, som de ikke havde med og havde planer om skulle af med.  Derfor blev tips og tricks gennemgået for hvordan man bedst kommer omkring problemer så som buckle crunch, udsyn til sidespejl, montering af forankringsselerne osv.

Trods montering på forsædet i bil nr. 2, blev der alligevel afprøvet autostole som kun kunne monteres med isofix.

Følgende modeller blev afprøvet:

Besafe Izi Plus

Besafe Izi kid X3

Maxi Cosi Mobi

Britax Multi-Tech 2

Akta Graco Duologic 2/Klippan Kiss 2

Britax/Rømer Max-Fix2.

 

Hældningen på bagsæderne var god i denne bil.

Isofixbøjlerne var forholdsvis nemme at tilgå i denne bil, hvorfor monteringen af disse autostole ikke bød på store problemer.

Støttebenet: Da gulvet i denne Avensis var en anelse ujævnt, var det nødvendigt at montere støttebenet næsten lodret ned hvilket er fuldt ud sikkert. Således kom det til at stå stabilt.

Det var nemt at montere Max-Fix og den tog ikke for meget plads.

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English:

Mother: 170 cm (5ft 6¨)

Father: 175 cm (5ft 9)

Daughter; 9 months, 8 kg, sitting unassisted

This family arrived in good time to find the next car seat for their daughter. She was average for size and still had growing room left in her Britax/Rømer Babysafe car seat. Therefore we could use every option available. The only demand the parents had was that it was rearfacing and could be installed in the front passenger seat in car no 2, which they did not bring with them and planned to get rid of shortly. So we went through tips and tricks on how to get a safe installlation in the front seat of a car and how best to avoid Buckle Crunch. View to the wing mirror and installation of the tether straps was also informed on.

Despite intsallation with seatbelt in car no 2 in the front passenger seat, some isofix seats were testet too. The following seat were tried in the car:

Besafe Izi Plus

Besafe Izi kid X3

Maxi Cosi Mobi

Britax Multi-Tech 2

Akta Graco Duologic 2/Klippan Kiss 2

Britax/Rømer Max-Fix2.

 

The inclination of the backsseats was great in this car.

The isofix system in this car were easy to access and so the seats werent difficult to install.

The Supportleg: Please be aware that the floor in the Avensis can be a bit uneven. Therefore it will be necessary to place a supportleg in a vertical position instead of all the way back as far as it can go as this will make the supportleg unstable.

 

Hyundai Getz

Mor: 180 cm

Far: 190 cm

Søn: 80 cm, 1 år og 12 kg.

Sønnen var vokset ud af sin babystol med højden og der var øjeblikkelig brug for et skift af autostol. Han var desuden begyndt at kede sig jævnt meget i bilen. En babystol byder ikke på det store panoramaudsigt i modsætning til de større bagudvendte. Familien blev også foreslået at sætte et spejl op på hovedstøtten så de kunne se ham og han kunne se dem.

Bilen bød ikke på meget plads indvendigt, og da begge forældre er høje og skiftes til at køre skulle der en meget kompakt autostol til bag passagersædet.

Stole som blev afprøvet i bilen var:

Klippan Triofix

Britax Hiway 2

Britax Max-Fix 2

Britax Dualfix

Fair G/Bimbofix

 

At isofix ikke altid er en nem måde at montere en autostol på og at systemet ikke altid er det nemmeste og bedste af den grund var denne bil et godt bevis på. Problemet var de to selespænder hvor bilproducenten lige så flot havde placeret isofixbøjlen længst inde mod midten bagved  og imellem disse. Der ud over var polstringen på sædet hård. det betyder at nogle isofixstole vil være umulige at montere og andre rigtig svære.

Max-Fix kunne ikke monteres i netop denne bil pga. ovenstående problemer.

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English

Mother: 180 cm (5’11”)

Father: 190 cm (6’4″)

Son: 80 cm, 1 year, 12 kg.

There was an urgent need for a new and bigger seat for this boy as he had outgrown his infant carrier by height. He also seemed bored. Infant carriers are not famous for leaving a good view out of the windows, contrary to the bigger rearfacing car seats. The family was informd that they could buy a mirror to put up on the head support so he would be ablle to see them and they would be able to see him.

 

This car does not offer a lot of room inside. Considering this as well as the heifght of both parents and their need to take turns driving the car., the new seat had to go behind the front passenger seat.

The following seats were tested in the car:

Klippan Triofix

Britax Hiway 2

Britax Max-Fix 2

Britax Dualfix

Fair G/Bimbofix

This particular car is solid proof that isofix isn´t allways the easiest way of installing a car seat, and therefore not allways the best choice. The main issue here was that the car manufactorer had so profoundly decided to install the isofix system behind as well as between the two seatbelt buckles in the middle of the car. That and the hard seat upholstery will render some isofix seats impossible or very difficult to install into this car.

 

It was not possible to install the Max-Fix due to the issues mentioned above.

VW Touran

Familien på 4 havde brug for en ny autostol til det mindste medlem på 10 kg. De ønskede en isofix-model som kunne være bag førersædet i hvileposition.

Far: 190 cm

Mor: 160 cm

VW Touran har helt lige bagsæder hvilket betyder vi ikke behøvede at vurdere hældning på stolene.

En man skal være særligt opmærksom på med en bil som VW Touran er at der er opbevaringsrum i gulvet mellem de yderste bagsæder og forsæderne. Støttebenene kan brage igennem låget på disse rum. Man kan reducere den risiko en del ved at lade autostolen have kontakt til forsædet, men ikke udelukke den. Det er vigtigt at tjekke billisten til den model man ønsker da ikke alle producenter godkender autostole til disse biler eller disse pladser i bilerne.

I dag afprøvede vi modeller som må anvendes i bilen på de yderste pladser mod at gulvrummene fyldes ud med stødabsorberende materiale så som styrodur – isoleringsmateriale som nemt kan skaffes billigt i byghandler. Eller VWs egen løsning.

Britax Dualfix

Britax Max-fix ll

Duologic 2 (Klippan Kiss 2)

Klippan Triofix Recline

Fair G 0/1

Monteringen var rigtig nem med alle stolene, da isofixsystemet I bilen sidder langt fremme.

Fin plads til far foran selv når Max-Fix var i hvileposition og drengen kunne spændes forsvarligt fast i den.

Valget faldt på denne autostol.

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English

This family of 4 needed a new and bigger seat for the youngest and 10 kg member. They wanted an isofix seat that could be used behind the driver´s seat fully reclined with enough room in front for both parents:

Father: 190 cm

Mother: 160 cm

There was no need to estimate the recline of the seats because the backseats in the VW Touran are very level.

One thing to look out for with cars like the VW Touran is the underfloor storage rooms between the two outer backseats and both front seats. The supportleg can easierly penetrate the lids in a crash rendering the seats unstable resulting in higher loads on the child. It is important to check the car list that comes with the car seat you want as some manufactorers don´t approve their seats for the car at all or just not approve them for use in the outer backseat positions. Many do however have solutions for this issue.

Today we tested seats that have been approved for use in these seating positions provided that the rooms would be filled with shock absorbent material such as Styrodur or VW´s own solution.

Britax Dualfix

Britax Max-Fix ll

Duologic 2 (klippan Kiss 2)

Klippan Triofix Reclien

Fair G 0/1

 

The installtion of these seats was very easy because the isofix system in the car was far forwards.

Good space in front for father even with the Max-Fix in full recliend position. The son could be safely secured in it.

They chose this car seat for him.

 

Honda Jazz

Der skulle to nye autostole til tvillingerne på 2 år og 12-13 kg. De sad stadig i deres babystole, men de skulle skifte nu da de for det første var ved at nå vægtgrænsen og for det andet var for lange i og med at toppen af hovedet nåede stolens øverste kant. (gælder kun babystolene). Tvillingerne havde deres flyverdragter på grundet det kolde vejr. Så det var ikke muligt at prøve at spænde dem fast i stolene som blev afprøvet. En gennemgang af fastspændning af barn i autostol med 5 punktssele. Gennemgangen indbefattede diverse sikkerhedsrisici ved brugen af stort overtøj i autostole generelt. Det er nemlig sådan at det forringer sikkerheden i stolen væsenligt – på flere punkter (se indlæg    )dog værre endnu med fremadvendte autostole. Korrekt selehøjde blev også gennemgået samt hvor fast selen skal spændes på barnet. Vi gennemgik også hvornår de større stole er udvokset (spidsen af ørerne når stolens øverste kant eller skuldre rammer hovedstøtten). Stolens position i bilen: Oprejst eller liggende når barnet bliver stort.

Far var 186 cm høj. Mor godt 165 cm. Mor og far skiftedes til at køre bilen. Stolene blev afprøvet bag førersædet da der her er mindst plads foran.

Stolen var ligetil at montere I bilen. Der var fin plads til faderen foran. Hældningen var fin. Da sæderne i bilen er flade.

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English

A pair of 2 –year-old 12-13 kg twins needed bigger seats. They were still in their baby carriers bu needed to change now, as they were nearing the weight limit and the top of their heads were at the top of the seats (rule for baby carriers only). The twins were wearing their snow suits due to cold weather. It was therefore not possible to fasten them into the seats that were tried in the car. Lessons in correct clothing in car seats was done as thick clothing reduces the harness ability to restrain and thereby the seats ability to protect the child in it significantly – this is particulary bad for forward facing seats of all types. (read entry  ). Correct harness position and correct tension of the harness was informed on. When the bigger cars eats would be outgrown by height was also touched (tip of ears reach top of seat or shoulders hit the head support). The seat´s position in the car – upright vs. reclined for older children was informed on.

Father was 186 cm tall. Mother app 165 cm tall. Both parents drove the car. The seats were tested behind the driver´s seat as there is less room in front there.

The seat was easy to install. There was good room in front for the father. Recline angle was fine as the seats in the car are flat.

 

Renault Grand Scenic

[warning] OBS! Bilen er ikke godkendt til Max-Fix. Særlige forholdsregler pga rum i gulvet bag forsæderne![/warning]

Denne familie skulle bruge en ny autostol til deres datter på 10 måneder og ca 78 cm lang. Hun kunne sidde selv. Ønsket var en isofix stol grundet den nemmere montering. Begge forældre var omkring 180 cm høje – faderen måske lidt mere. 

Grand Scenic er en dejlig rummelig familiebil. Den har tre fulde sæder bagi, med mulighed for at rykke disse frem og tilbage. Bilen har isofix på alle tre bagsæder. Isofixet i bilen er rigtig nemt at komme til. Det er inde i selve sædehynden lige i revenen mellem ryglæn og sæde. Dermed er isofixet sat højt oppe og således er der ingen problemer med hældningen i bilen.

Bilen har dog et problem, som er de rum der findes i gulvet mellem de yderste bagsæder og forsæderne. Disse er godt gemt af vejen under en lang gulvmåtte og et låg. Det er nødvendigt at fylde disse rum ud – gerne med det som autostolsproducenten selv anbefaler med mindre at støttebenet kan nå helt ned til stålbunden. Se endvidere indlægget om Gulvrum. Støttebenene på nogle isofix autostole vil helt misse disse rum hvorfor disse forholdsregler ikke er nødvendige for dem. Støtteben kan gå igennem lågene i en kollision, med mindre rummene fyldes ud eller benet kan nå bilens stålbund. Der ud over er det her vigtigt at autostolen får støtte af forsædet for at lindre trykket på bilens bund.

Ingen problemer med monteringen bortset fra at støttebenet ikke kunne nå bunden af gulvrummet Se foto 4). Det ville ikke have hjulpet at rykke bagsædet tilbage. Det svævede flere cm over bunden. Britax har ingen anbefalinger for udfyldning af gulvrum – kun at stolen er fin at bruge i bilen på disse sæder hvis benet kan nå stålbunden. Støttebenet her svævede langt fra bunden. Men selvmed bagsædet rykket længst muligt tilbage hjalp det ikke på støttebenets position. Det fik stadig ikke fuld støtte af bilens bund. Det hang halvvejs over kanten til gulvrummet (se foto 6). Dermed vil Britax ikke godkende stolen til denne bil i disse sæder. Det er op til en selv om man vil fylde gulvrummene ud og ansvaret er ens eget.

På grund af dette afprøvede datteren ikke autostolen. Men hun ville have passet ned i den.

Ligeså målte vi ikke på pladsbehov.

Mulighed for montering i midten uden problemer hvis bilen havde været godkendt til bilen.

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English

[warning]ATTENTION! Special Precautions: max-Fix is not approved for this car. The car has underfloor storage rooms![/warning]

This family were looking for the next car seat for their 10 month-old and app 78 cm tall daughter. She was able to sit unassisted. They wanted isofix due to the easy installation. Both parents were app 180 cm tall – the father perhaps a bit taller.

The Grand Scenic is a lovely roomy family car. It has three full seats in the back that can be rolled forwards and backwards. This car has isofix in all three backseats that is very easy to get to as it is positioned in the seat cushion in the gap between the seat and the backrest resulting in a good position of all rearfacing car seats.

The car does have one issue tough, which is the underfloor storage compartments that you´ll find well-hidden under a big floor mat as well as a lid and right between the outer backseats and the front seats. It is necessary to fill these compartments in order to spread crashloads evenly across the room and the lid – preferably with materials that are approved for this by the car seat manufacturer. Filling is necessary in cases where the footprop cannot reach the solid steel bottom of the car OR completely misses the room. Otherwise the footprops can penetrate the lid leaving the seat unstable especially in cases where it is not supported by the front seat. Having contact with the front seat has several safety advantages. Reducing the loads on the steel bottom, compartment lids etc of the car is one of them. See the entry Underfloor storage compartments.

No trouble with the installation apart from the fact that the  support leg could not reach the steel bottom of the car in the storage compartment – not by a long shot (see photo 4). Britax do not have recommendatiosn for filling these compartments. Installing the seat with the rear seat rolled all the way back did not help. The footprop still could not rest fully on solid floor. Instead it was hanging halfway over the storage room (see photo 6) hence the reason that Britax have not approved this car for this car seat in these seating positions. Filling the storage rooms and using the seat in these positions is the user´s own choice and own risk.

Because of this we did not try the daughter in this car seat. She would have fitted it perfectly tough.

We did not measure space in the front seat for the same reasons.

Possibility for installation in the centre backseat if the car seat had been approved for this car. 

 

Opel Corsa 2007/Vauxhall

Familien havde brug for en autostol til deres søn på 10 måneder. Vi slog to fluer med ét smæk ved afprøvning bag førersædet, således at man vidste  hvilken en der ville passe bag begge forsæder. Er der plads bag førersædet, er der også plads bag passagersædet. Sådan er det. Familien var mest til isofix-montering. Men var også åben for selemonterede. Så vi lagde ud med isofix-stolene.

Isofix-systemet sidder langt fremme i denne bil, men som i en andre biler kan det være vanskeligt at få nogle autostole til at hægte sig på da, selve bilsædet dækker over dem og skal skilles ad. Der følger et sæt isofix-guides med isofix-stole som man sætter på isofixbeslagene i bilen for blotte dem og lette adgangen til dem og monteringen af stolen. Men dette var ikke muligt i denne bil, da isofixbeslagene i bilen buer lidt opad og dermed giver for lidt plads til stolens isofix-arme. Det lykkedes heldigvis uden.

Monterningen af stolen bød på udfordringer I og med at stolens isofix-arme ikke kommer langt ud fra stolens base og tilligemed rutcher tilbage I basen hvis man skubber på stolen. Isofix-guides som ikke er muligt at anvende i denne bil ville have fjernet problemet. Det lykkedes at få stolen i bilen.

Pladsbehovet var rigtig fint i oprejst stilling. I hvilestilling kræver den mere plads, men det var stadig fint for den godt 180 cm høje far.

Hældningen var fin.

Sønnen kunne spændes forsvarligt fast i stolen i det nederste selehul. 

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English

This family needed a cars eat for their 10 month old son. There is allways less room for the driver than the passenger, due to the car pedals, steeringwheel etc. They wanted to know which seat would fit behind the driver too for future reference. So we killed two birds with one stone and installed each seat behind the driver. They preferred isofix, but belted seats were not out of the question. So we started with the isofix seats.

The isofix bars in this car are placed far forwards. However, they are completely covered by the seat cushions, which can make installation of some isofix seats difficult. All isofix seats come with a pair of isofix guides that latch on to the isofix bars in the car and completely uncovers them, keeping the installation of isofix seats free of problems. Exactly this is not possible in this car as the isofix bars turn a bit upwards which creates too little room for the isofix arms on the child car seat itself to pass though and hook on to those in the car. Thankfully we succeeded without them.

The installation did result in a challange with the isofix system in the car as the isofix arms cant be far extended from the base of the car seat and ratch back into the base if you push on the seat. Isofix-gudies would have solved the problem exposing the isofix-system in the car for easy access to them. We did manage to install the seat tough.

Space requirements were absolutely fine in the upright position and a bit more restricted  but still fine for the app. 180 cm tall father in full recline position.

Recline angle in the car was good.

Their son could be safely secured in the Max-Fix using the lowest harness slots.

 

Opel Astra/Vauxhall

Familien skulle bruge en autostol til deres søn på ca 9 måneder. De hældte mest til isofix. Her slog vi to fluer med et smæk ved at montere bag førersædet. Er der plads der er der også plads bag passagersædet.

Max-Fix havde ikke været I brug I et stykke tid, så dens isofix–arme drillede os lidt ved ikke at komme ud af basen. Således fik den lov til at vente til sidst, hvor vi endelig fik dem ud. Monteringen var der lidt udfordringer i da isofix-armene rutscher tilbage ind i basen hvis der skubbes bagpå stolen. Men den kom i.

Pladsbehovet var fint for begge forældre. Faderen var godt 180 cm høj.

Hældningen var fin og sønnen kunne spændes forsvarligt fast i den.

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English

This family needed a seat for their app 9 month old son. They preferred isofix. We killed two birds with one stone by installing seats behind the driver´s seat. If there is enough legroom in the driver´s seat, then there will be enough room behind the passenger seat too.

The Max-Fix had not been used for a while. It was a challenge to release the isofix-arms from it´s base for that reason. So this seat was the last one to go into the car, when we finally managed to get them out. Installing it posed a small issue with the isofi-arms which will ratched back into the base of the seat if you push the seat on the back in order to make it latch on. But we did succeed with it.

Space requirements was fine for both parents. The father was app 180 cm tall (5ft 11”).

Recliene angle was fine too and their son could be safely secured in the seat.

 

Skoda Octavia st 2006

Den lille pige på 15 måneder, 11 kg og 80 cm skulle have ny autostol. Hun har indtil nu ikke været glad for at sidde i autostol, så planen var at finde en der kunne monteres sikkert på både forsæde og bagsæde og give godt udsyn til sidespejlet foran. Der ud over skulle den have en hvileposition og en god hældning. Far var godt 180 cm og mor 162 cm så vidt huskes.

Octavia er ikke udstyret med isofix I forsædet. Så stolen blev kun monteret på bagsædet hvilket gik glat som vanlig. Stolens hældning på sædet var ok. Sovepositionen for pigen var nok, men ikke fantastisk.

Pladsen foran var fantastisk for begge forældre.

Udsynet til bagruden var god for barnet. Det vil meget muligt underholde hende godt nok til at hun ikke bliver urolig.

 

 

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English

This little 15 month-old, 11 kg and 80 cm tall girl needed a bigger car seat. So far she has not been a fan of car seats, so something that could be safely installed and used in both the front seat and the backseat was preferred as well as one with a good view to the wing mirror. On top of that, it need to have a good recline position and decent angle in the car. The father was app 180 cm tall and the mother app 162 from memory.

The Octavia does not have isofix in the front passenger seat. So this seat could only be installed in the backseat, which went smoothly as allways. The angle on the seat was good. Sleep position was sufficient but not great.

Space in the front seat was fantastic for both parents.

View out the back of the car was good for the child. This might very well keep her entertained so she doesn´t become unsettled.

 

Toyota Corolla Verso

Familien havde brug for en autostol til deres 80 cm, 11 kg og 17 måneder gamle søn. Sønnen havde stadig god plads i sin Britax Babysafe. Familien foretrak isofix, da dette er nemmere. Vi fik dog en autostol ind med selemontering.

Faderen var 180 cm høj og moderen 160 cm høj. Stolene blev alle monteret bag førersædet pga der er mindre plads der end på passagersædet grundet bilens pedaler, rat osv. De blev alle afprøvet i hvilestilling, da der er forskel på pladsbehovet oprejst vs. Hvilestilling med alle de afprøvede modeller.

Monteringen foregik helt gnidningsfrit.

Pladsbehovet i bilen var ekstremt god for begge forældre. Faktisk så god at faderen kunne strække ben.

Hældningen på stolen var fin.

Drengen kunne spændes forsvarligt fast i stolen og havde masser af plads at vokse på.

Benpladsen for ham var fin. Benpladsen volder typisk ikke problemer for børnene. De finder måder at placere dem på så de sidder behageligt. Ingen klager = ingen køer på isen.

This family needed a bigger seat for their 80 cm, 11 kg and 17 month old son. The son had some growingroom left in his Britax Babysafe car seat. The family preferred isofix because this is easier. We did however, install one car seat with the seatbelt.

The father was 180 cm tall and the mother was 160 cm tall. All the seats were tried behind the driver´s seat as there is les space there due to the pedals and the steering wheel there. They were all installed in sleep position to estimate spacerequirements as the sleep position in all the seats used tends to be greater than upright position.

No trouble at all with the installation.

Space requirements were extremely good for both parents. The father could stretch his legs even.

Recline angle was good.

The boy could be safely secured in the seat and he had plenty of growing room left in it. Leg space was fine. Legspace is usually not an issue since older children can sit comfortably in seemingly impossible postions. No complaints = no worries.

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English

This family needed a bigger seat for their 80 cm, 11 kg and 17 month old son. The son had some growingroom left in his Britax Babysafe car seat. The family preferred isofix because this is easier. We did however, install one car seat with the seatbelt.

The father was 180 cm tall and the mother was 160 cm tall. All the seats were tried behind the driver´s seat as there is les space there due to the pedals and the steering wheel there. They were all installed in sleep position to estimate spacerequirements as the sleep position in all the seats used tends to be greater than upright position.

No trouble at all with the installation.

Space requirements were extremely good for both parents. The father could stretch his legs even.

Recline angle was good.

The boy could be safely secured in the seat and he had plenty of growing room left in it. Leg space was fine. Legspace is usually not an issue since older children can sit comfortably in seemingly impossible postions. No complaints = no worries.

 

VW Golf 2006

Forældrene var på udkig efter den næste størrelse autostol til deres 13 måneder gamle, 10 kg og 80 cm lange datter. Far er 182 cm og mor er 172 cm. De skiftes til at køre bilen. Autostolene er derfor kun blevet afprøvet bag førersædet. De kører mest korte ture i bilen. Planen er at udskifte VW Golfen ud med en Skoda Octavia St. inden ret længe. Heldigvis har Skoda Octavia St. været i mine hænder ved et kundebesøg i Odense ikke ret lang tid siden.

Trods sine 80 cm havde datteren stadig god plads i sin Römer Babysafe SHR.

Vanen tro kunne Max-Fix monteres på meget kort tid. Forældrene havde heller ikke problemer med at montere den selv. Hældningen i stolen var udmærket.

Pladsen foran til begge forældre var god. Vi rykkede slet ikke på førersædet.

Udsynet gennem bagruden blev testet og der var ingen problemer, hvilket der typisk ikke er for bagudvendte autostole.

Datteren havde masser af plads at vokse på i den.

Benpladsen for datteren i Max-Fix var ok. Den ser typisk ud som om benpladsen vil blive et problem med tiden. Men børn er meget fleksible og kan sidde i stillinger vi voksne for længst har glemt. Dette være sig bla. Skrædderstilling. Langt de fleste børn sidder og ligger fortrineligt med benene bøjede.

Jeg målte selehøjden i Max-Fix ved samme lejlighed. Den blev målt indvendigt – altså inde i stolen: 36 cm. Dette var for at lave en sammenligning på den kommende autostol fra Britax: Britax Dualfix. Selehøjden viste sig at være nøjagtig den samme. Det lover godt for Dualfix, som ankommer hertil i starten af august i år.

Datteren kunne spændes forsvarligt fast i stolen.

 

 

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English

These parents were looking for the next size up in car seat for their 13 month-old, 10 kg and 80 cm long daughter. The father is 182 cm tall and the mother is 172 cm tall. Both drive the car. The journeys in the car are mostly very short. The car seats have been test fitted behind the driver´s seat for this reason. They are planning on selling the Golf and buy a Skoda Octavia estate soon. Luckily I have seen the Octavia estate at a very recent test fitting visit in Odense.

Despite her 80 cm this little girl still had good room to grow in her Britax/Römer babysafe SHR.

Installing the Max-Fix was very quick and easy as usual. The parents did not have problems with it either. The recline was good.

Space in the front seat was good for both parents. In fact, I did not have to touch the front seat at all.

Visiablity through the backscreen in  the car was testet too, and there was no problems with this at all. Good visiability is not a problem in rearfacing car seats.

The daughter had lots of room to grow in the Max-Fix.

Legroom for the daughter was fine. It looks as if the seat will be outgrown by legroom rather than height or weight really soon. However, children are VERY flexiable and have no trouble sitting in positions that grown-ups have forgotten about a long time ago. Children sit comfortably with their legs criss-crossed most of the time.

I did use this test-fitting to measure the top harness height in the Max-Fix. I measured it inside the seat: 36 cm This was to get a good picture of  what the Britax Dualfix would be like heightwise. It turned out that the harness height was exactly the same. This is very good news for the Britax Dualfix which I will receive beginning of August this year.

The daughter could be safely secured in the seat.

 

Citroén C5

Familien havde 1 datter på 13 måneder og 10 kg. De havde i forvejen aflagt et ikke særlig succesfuldt besøg i en butik for at få afprøvet Besafe Izi Combi X3, som butikken havde. Besafe Izi Combi X3 isofix blev stillet ind på bagsædet i bilen uden at blive monteret og forankringsselerne til versionen uden isofix kunne ikke monteres uden at fjerne forsædet helt. Så de kontaktede mig.

Mor var 174 cm høj og far 190 cm høj. De ventede barn nr. 2.

De tøvede lidt med isofix monterede stole fordi bagsæderne i bilen hældte meget. De viste sig dog at isofix-systemet var placeret højt oppe og derved udlignede den store hældning på bagsæderne.

Max-Fix var som vanlig hurtigt monteret I bilen og sat op I fuld hvileposition. Hældningen var god. Den blev monteret bag passagersædet og bag førersædet.

Pladsbehovet var fint for begge forældre hjulpet af højdejusteringsmekanismen på forsæder.

Pigen kunne spændes forsvarligt fast i stolen.

 

 

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English

This family had 1 13 month old 10 kg daughter. They had paid a rather unsuccesfull visit to a shop with the Besafe Izi Combi X3 in stock. The Besafe Izi Combi X3 isofix seat was put into the backseat of the car without being installed and tether straps for the non-isofix version could not be installed without removing the front seat from the car. So they contacted me.

Mother was 174 cm tall and the father was 190 cm tall. They were expecting again.

They were hesitant to get isofix because of the slope in the backseats, which was quite significant. However, the high position of the isofix points in the car level the isofix mounted seats, so they do get a decent recline.

The Max-Fix was quickly installed as usual and in full recline position. The recline was good. The seat was installed behind front passenger seat as well as behind driver´s seat.

Space requirements was good for both parents assisted by the height adjustment mechanism in the front seats.

The little girl could be correctly secured in the seat.

 

Skoda Octavia St

Familien havde tvillinger og skulle bruge to autostole. En autostol i hver side af bilen. Tvillingerne var meget forskellige af størrelse. Den ene vejede 8 kg var lang og spinkel. Den anden vejede 10 kg og var noget mere robust.  Særligt den lille tvilling havde brug for en autostol med hvilefunktion. Forældrene var ca 170-175 cm høje.

Vi valgte derfor at montere stolene bag førersædet først og fremmest.

Max-Fix gik glat ind i bilen. Hvilepositionen var god for begge tvillinger (se sammenligningbilleder nedenfor).

For at opnå den bedst mulige montering af stolen i denne bil, vrik stolen lidt side til side mens der skubbes på stolen når den er installeret i bilen. Isofix-armene skubbes da længere tilbage ind i autostolens base. Det resulterer i en bedre montering af stolen i denne bil

Pladsbehovet for Max-Fix var imodsætning til Maxway rigtig god, og familien syntes den var dejlig nem at tage ind og ud af bilen, samt sætte pigerne i den. Valget faldt derfor på denne autostol.

 

 

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English

This family needed seats for their twins. One car seat on each side of the car. The twins were very different in stature. One weighed 8 kg long and lean. The other twin was 10 kg and somewhat more robust. A car seat with recline function was needed for both of them – particulary the smaller twin. The parents were about 170-175 cm tall.

For reasons mentioned above, we chose to install the seats behind driver – first and foremost.

Max-Fix fitted into this car very well. Recline position was good for both twins (See comparison photos right below)

For better fitment, whiggle the seat a bit side to side while pushing on it after it has been installed. This is to get it absolutely tight in this car.. The isofix arms retract back into the car seat while pushing it towards the backrest in the car resulting in a firm fitment.

Space requirements were very good too contrary to the Maxway and the family thought it was very easy to install and uninstall as well as putting the girls into it and take them out of it. They chose the Max-Fix for these reasons.

 

Mazda 6 St/Estate

Lille familie med 1 barn på 8 måneder, som kunne sidde selv var på udkig efter en bagudvendt autostol med isofix som var længere i ryggen end den Cybex Sirona de havde. Cybexen blev undersøgt for om om det var den nye og 5 cm højere model eller den gamle de havde købt. det viste sig at være den gamle Sirona. De ønskede kun en isofix monteret autostol.  Planen var at autostolen skulle stå bag passagersædet. Men vi blev enige om at afprøve bag førersædet da der her er mindre plads. 

Vi lagde ud med Britax Max-Fix som her er vist i hvileposition (fotos 1-2 ) og i oprejst stilling (fotos  3). Vi fjernede babypuden. Den passede som hånd i hanske til både bil og barn. Den lille dreng passede perfekt i selehøjde 1 ud af ialt 7. Ved siden af ses Cybex Sirona. Sirona tog mindst plads af de to, men Max-Fix bød på noget mere plads for deres lille dreng. 

I oprejst position bliver der noget mere benplads til barnet. Vi talte desuden om at fjerne hovedstøtten på bagsædet, da drengen så ville kunne se ud af bagruden.

Max-Fix blev også det endelige valg.

 

 

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English

This small family with an 8 month old son, who was able to sit unassisted were looking for a rearfacing car seat with a longer back than their current car seat The Cybex Sirona. The Sirona was assessed for which version they had just bought. What we found was that it was the older version of the seat which has a 5 cm shorter seatback than the new version of the seat. However, they wanted a seat with a longer back and isofix installation only. The plan was to put the new seat behind the passenger front seat. We decided to try some seats behind the driver since there is less space for the driver than the front seat passenger. 

We began with the Britax Max-Fix which is shown in fully reclined position (photos 1-2 ) and upright position (photos 3). We removed the newborn insert. It fit both the child and the car like a hand in glove. The little boy fit in the first harness slots – there are 7. The Cybex Sirona is right next to it and it needs less room front to back but the Max-Fix offered more growing room for the young fellow.

The seat offered better legroom the upright position. We also discussed the benefits of removing the headrest on the backseat, so the little one could get the full overlook to the world outide via the back screen. 

The family chose the Britax Max-Fix

 

Hyundai i30 St

Familien havde tvillinger så der var brug for to bagudvendte autostole. Vi monterede bag førersædet eftersom der her vil være mindre plads foran grundet ratstamme og pedalerne end på passagersædet. Vi afprøvede først alle isofixstolene i bilen og tilsidst end er kunne monteres med isofix og sikkerhedsselen. 

Bagsæderne i Hyundai i30 er flade, så det var ikke et problem at få en fornuftig hældning på stolene.

Max-Fix er her vist i liggeposition, da den tager mest plads i liggeposition – noget man sikkert gerne vil bruge, hvis man anskaffer sig denne autostol.

Den brugte desværre en smule for meget plads for den 182 cm lange far.

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Peugeot 308SW Access 2013

Max-Fix er her monteret bag førersædet. isofixbøjlerne i bilen sidder lidt dybt og to af dem kommer lidt i kambolage med stropper der anvendes til at lægge bagsæderne ned med. Derfor er det nødvendigt at bruge plastikhætterne som følger med stolen til at sætte hen over bøjlerne. Bagsæderne vinkler således at nogle autostole kan sidde lidt for oprejst mens børnene stadig er små og har brug for at sove.

Pladsen foran til mig selv (180 cm lang) er ok, men begrænset sålænge stolen er i hvilestilling, nøjagtig som i Peugeot 307SW lige nedenunder. I oprejst stilling er der rigeligt med plads.

Støttebenet  er vinklet så stolen står som den skal på bagsædet – dvs basen er i næsten fuld kontakt med selve bagsædet.

 

 

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English

The Max-Fix is installed behind driver. The isofix fixings in this car are placed a little deep and car manufactorer has put the straps to fold the backseats right by two of them. So, the plastic caps that come with the seat to clear then isofix fixings are very usefull in this car. The backseat slope somewhat, so some seats can be too upright for small children when they are still very youung and need a nap.

 Space in the front seat for myself(180 cm tall) is ok but only just sufficient when the seat is in reclined position. There is plenty of space there when the seat is in the upright position

The support leg has been angled so that the base of the seat is making allmost full contact with the backseat cushion

 

Peugeot 307SW 2008

Max-Fix ses her monteret bag føreren. Der er masser af benplads for en 180 cm høj person når Max-Fix er i oprejst position. Der er lidt mindre men stadig god plads, når den er i fuld hvilestilling. Max-Fix er ikke godkendt til Peugeot 307SW fordi bilen ikke længere produceres.

 

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English

The Max-Fix is seen here installed behind the driver. There is plenty of legroom for a 180 cm/ 5ft 11″ tall person in front of it when it is not reclined. Legspace in front is a little less but still fine when it is fully recliend. The Max-Fix is not approved for this car as the car is no longer being produced.

 

Alfa Romeo 156

Max-Fix blev monteret bag førersædet efter ejerens ønske. Hvilestillng var fin men pladsbehovet for de ca. 182-190 cm høje forældre var for stort. Benpladsen foran var meget begrænset når stolen blev sat i hvilestilling. Forsædet måte næsten hele vejen frem.

English

Max-Fix was installed behind driver according to the owners wish. The recline was good. But spacerequirements were too big for the app. 182-190 cm tall parents. The front seat had to go allmost right forwards when the seat was fully reclined – leaving very limited room in front.

 

Volvo V60

Her blev Max-Fix også monteret bag førersædet efter ønske.Pladsbehovet var lidt bedre end i Alfa Romeo 156, men meget lidt bedre og stadig for stort.

English

The seat was installed behind driver in this car too according to the parents´ whish. Spacerequirements were a little bit better compared to the Alfa Romeo 156, but still too much. 

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2 kommentarer

  1. Christina

    Hej Lena – hvad er din erfaring med at bruge maxfix til en baby. Vi havde den til vores 2-årige og prøvede at sætte vores baby i men syntes hun kom til at sidde for yderligt. Jeg føler ikke hun kommer dybt nok i stolen med den tykke babyindsats i så er bekymret ifm. sidesammenstød.
    Mvh. Christina

    1. Lena Larsen

      har desvaerre ikke mange erfaringer med de helt små babier. Dem som kommer her skal bruge storrelsen over. Du kan prove at sammenligne med en almindelig baby autostol.

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