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The Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat is a safe and comfortable option designed for children ages four and older, and it can be transformed from a high-back to a backless booster for years of use.
Part of what makes this model stand out from the rest is a well-vented shell that helps provide plenty of air circulation, which comes in handy on warm summer days. It’s made with safety in mind, with the manufacturer’s Tru-Safe deep side wings that provide for head, neck, and torso protection in the event of a crash.
An adjustable head restraint and integrated seat belt guides help give your growing child just the right fit. The generous padding, along with a built-in cup holder, will make for comfortable car rides of any length.
Overview of Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat
Growing kids can get years of use out of the Combi Kobuk, which can be used as a high-back booster, for starters, and then converted into a backless one when the time comes. It’s made for use by those four years of age and older, and between 40 and 125 pounds. The designated height range for children is 40 to 57 inches. Unlike some others, it features deep side wings for extra protection during a crash, and they’re not so restrictive as to block your child’s view or create too tight of a fit.
When it comes to comfort, the Combi Kobuk is well suited for kids who feel overheated easily, as its shell offers a series of vents to ensure air circulation. It’s got padded covers for the seat base, seat back, headrest, and armrests. These, combined with the removable cup holder, help to make for comfortable rides of any length.
The Combi Kobuk installs with your vehicle’s seat belt (as we’ve mentioned, it does not have LATCH connectors), and it’s easy to adjust the seat belt and the headrest based on your child’s height. You’ll appreciate that the fabric covers for the seat and headrests are removable, and they can be washed by hand. When purchased from an authorized retailer, this model is backed by a one-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing your child’s upper body is well protected with the Combi Kobuk, thanks to its patented Tru-Safe wings, which provide extra support and are loose enough not to be restrictive. In addition, an adjustable headrest helps you set it at the precise height your growing child needs. The belt guides also allow for a customizable fit with vertical and horizontal positioning of your car’s seat belt. Speaking of which, since it does not come with LATCH connectors, this model is only to be installed using your vehicle’s seat belt.
Video Overview of Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat
Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat Specs
40 - 125 pounds
40 - 57 inches
Car seat weight
Car seat dimensions
15.5” long x 17.5” wide x 25.75” high
Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat Features
Ease of use
Comfort and Convenience
The vents in the shell of the Combi Kobuk help keep children cool and comfortable, while the deep side wings allow for head support during naps. Your child will enjoy being able to have a drink or snack within arm’s reach, thanks to the attached cup holder. Be aware, however, that some parents feel the cup holder juts out from the seat more than necessary, and its wide circumference won’t hold certain water bottles snugly.
Weighing less than 12 pounds, the Kobuk is conveniently lightweight and portable. Note, however, that some users find it difficult to carry without holding both the top and the bottom components simultaneously, as they are liable to detach from each other and need to be put back together, otherwise. The fabric covers for the seat, back, and headrest can be removed for washing purposes, but note they are not made for placement in the washing machine.
Ease of Installation
Who is the Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat suitable for?
The Combi Kobuk is suitable for parents who want to purchase a single model that can function as a high-back and backless booster, providing years of use. With a well-designed ventilation system, it’s also a good option for kids who tend to feel overheated easily. It’s made for children aged four and up, weighing between 40 and 125 pounds and ranging in height from 40 to 57 inches.
What is included with the Combi Kobuk?
The Combi Kobuk comes with a removable cup holder and a padded cover that can be removed for washing.
Pros and Cons of the Combi Kobuk
Combi Kobuk Installation
A tutorial installation video is available below
Combi Kobuk Owner’s Manual:
The Combi Kobuk manufacturers manual is available online at the following link:
Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat vs. Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat:
The Combi Kobuk and the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 both grow with your child, as they can be used by kids in both high-back and backless booster modes, saving you the money of having to purchase two separate models as your child gets bigger. Both are easy to transition from one setting to the other, and both are highly adjustable. Both are equipped with comfortable foam padding and are made for kids aged four and older. Both provide ample upper body protection, with side wings.
When it comes to installation, if LATCH connectivity is a high priority, the KidFit 2-in-1 would be your better bet, since the Kobuk is not equipped with this feature. The KidFit is also currently sold at a significantly lower price, making it potentially more attractive for those who are budget minded. The Kobuk can potentially be used quite a bit longer, however, in that it has an upper weight limit of 125 pounds, whereas that of the KidFit is just 110. In all, both are exceptionally safe options with plenty to offer in terms of comfort and convenience.
Amanda Miller's Combi Kobuk Booster Car Seat Review
Kids come in every shape and size. The Combi Kobuk Air Thru is a booster car seat that takes into account that some kids are simply larger than others. The price is about mid-range, but buying a combination booster seat will save money in the long run.
The Kobuk Air Thru is a combination of a highback and backless booster car seat. The weight limit is outstanding, ranging from 33 to 125 pounds. It means that you will only need one booster seat as your child grows. It is comfortable for a kidling, too. The side wings are deep, and they will feel like their booster seat is hugging them.
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The ease of installation and use is not terrible One issue with the Kobuk Air Thru is that you will have to thread the lap belt beneath the armrests with each use, but overall a good fit when you use your vehicle belt system. It helps that the labeling and manual are super helpful when it comes to using the adjusters.
For families like enjoy traveling, the Combi Kobuk Air Thru is a great choice. The extra features, such as a vented shell, will keep your growing kid comfy and safe for years to come.
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