Diono Anti-Rebound Panel Explained
The image above is of the Diono Radian 3QXT Plus child car seat.
The Diono Radian 3QXT seat is the top-of-the-range model within Diono’s latest range of convertible all-in-one car seats.
Just like the other models in that range of seats, it comes with anti-rebound features.
However, its anti-rebound features are very different to those found on any of the other seats within that range. It also unlike the anti-rebound features that can be found on any other child car seat in its category.
What makes it different?
Well, the Radian 3QXT Plus seat comes with a “Safe+ 2-in-1” anti-rebound panel rather than just a standard anti-rebound bar. While your child is using the seat in the rear-facing mode, this anti-rebound panel works just like the regular anti-rebound bar that comes with the Radian 3QX and Radian 3QXT seats.
The anti-rebound bar is made of steel and is designed to increase stability of the seat in the event of a collision. The bar is said to reduce rebound rotation in certain crash situations by up to 50% over seats without an anti-rebound bar fitted.
Unlike those other seats that just come fitted with a standard anti-rebound bar, the Diono Anti-Rebound Panel has some extra features.
The standard anti-rebound bar is only designed to be used when the seat is installed in the rear-facing mode. After that stage, it no longer offers any benefits and is usually removed for the fowards-facing mode (if possible).
The Diono Anti-Rebound Panel is different.
With the Diono Radian 3QXT Plus seat, once your child outgrows the rear-facing mode, its anti-rebound panel converts into a forwards-facing adjustable calf support for your growing child (see seat image above).
This calf support is covered with a comfort liner to ease the transition to forwards-facing without your child having to deal with the potential discomfort of simply having their legs hanging unsupported over the edge of the seat.
So, what starts out as an important safety feature in the rear-facing mode becomes a nice extra comfort and convenience feature later on.
The Diono Radian Anti-rebound panel is a really neat innovation by the company.
You can read my full individual and comparison reviews of the Diono Radian 3QXT Plus seat by clicking the links below.
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