Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Pierce – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Pierce
Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Pierce features

  • AFFIX Highback Booster Car Seat with Latch System, in Atomic, offers a secure connection keeps booster seat properly in place
  • Keeps booster steady for easy self-buckling for your independent child
  • Unique front adjustment allows you to quickly and easily tighten the booster to the vehicle seat
  • Side Impact Tested* (*The AFFIX Highback Booster with Latch System has been side impact tested for occupant retention with a standard vehicle harness system in high back booster mode. Please consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for more specific information on the performance of your vehicle’s safety belt system.)
  • This Graco Highback Booster Car Seat is engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213

Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Pierce

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Graco Affix Highback Booster Seat

The Graco AFFIX Backless Booster Car Seat provides a secure connection to your vehicle seat with its unique one-hand front-adjust latch system. The connection uses your vehicle’s tethers to keep the booster steadily in place and makes self-buckling easier for your independent child.

Features:

  • One-hand front adjust booster seat with LATCH System secures booster to vehicle seat
  • Secure connection keeps big kid booster seat properly in place
  • Keeps backless booster steady for easy self-buckling for your independent child
  • Front adjustment allows you to quickly and easily tighten the booster to the vehicle seats

Manufacturer Recommended Weight/Height Limits:

  • Highback Booster: From 30 to 100 pounds, from 38 to 57 inches tall
  • Backless Booster: From 40 to 100 pounds, from 40 to 57 inches

Product Dimensions: 9.21 x 16.93 x 25.59 inches

Accessories Included:Cup holder (packaged underneath seat)

 

Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Pierce

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Q:What color is “pierce?”
A:We ordered the pierce. There’s no sheen on it so I wouldn’t call it silver – it’s gray, almost more of a taupe. No pinkish tinge, even though the pictures online seem to show that.

Q:Does the childs head fall foward when sleeping

A:One of the best things about this seat is it’s ability to have a bit of a recline. If you are able to make the rear seat recline a little (just enough so the head doesn’t fall forward) the seat has an easy loosen feature just for this :) You still want them to be sitting up enough that the shoulder belt is still in the…

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One of the best things about this seat is it’s ability to have a bit of a recline. If you are able to make the rear seat recline a little (just enough so the head doesn’t fall forward) the seat has an easy loosen feature just for this :) You still want them to be sitting up enough that the shoulder belt is still in the right place and useful (if needed). But they can be back a little bit and use the headrests in the booster as pillows. Hope this helps, we have had this booster for over a year now and love it :)

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Q:does the back come off, ie converting it into a “backless” booster?
A:Yes it does come off so you can use it as a backless booster. Very easy to switch it too!

Q:How is this carseat on long trips? We are going to take a family vacation where we will have to drive at least 12 hours to get to our destination.
A:We took a five hour trip and my son was fine. We did recline his seat a bit so that he wasn’t sitting straight up at night since we knew he’d be sleeping.

Q:How easy or difficult it is to latch/unlatch? I am looking for flexibility to use seats in multiple cars. Thanks.
A:It literally takes seconds.

Q:What is the weight for booster
A:30-100lbs

Q:Does the car seat come in the original manufacturer’s box, unopened? Also, was the seat manufactured in 2014?

A:Yes, in original manufacturer’s box, unopened! Also, the seats (2) I bought were manufactured in April 2014, which for me meant they were 3 weeks new when I got them. My daughter is 4 1/2 and tall for her age and she loves the seat. We recently drove from Sydney to Queensland, a 12 hour drive, and she was fine all the …

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Yes, in original manufacturer’s box, unopened! Also, the seats (2) I bought were manufactured in April 2014, which for me meant they were 3 weeks new when I got them. My daughter is 4 1/2 and tall for her age and she loves the seat. We recently drove from Sydney to Queensland, a 12 hour drive, and she was fine all the way, even when sleeping. Hope this info helps.

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Q:What is the exterior width of the widest point? Thanks!
A:Widest point is 18″ and thats the front of the seat where the cup holder is. Hope this helps. Great seat by the way – I have 2 :)

Q:Does anyone have this seat in KIA Sorento 2012 which has non removable tilted forward headrests?
A:Answer this question

Q:Does it fit in a standard airline seat? It looks like it might be a bit wide (16.5 in. vs. recommended 16 in.). Thanks.
A:Booster seats cannot be used onboard an aircraft. They are not FAA approved.


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Q:What do you think of the surface fabric? Is it breathable? Does it get hot in summer?
A:I’d say it’s fairly breathable. Our daughter has been using the seat all summer and she hasn’t complained at all, even when wearing shorts. Hope that helps!

Q:Can anyone confirm that this is the carseat listed on the IIHS Best Bets for Fall 2013? It has the same name, but the Model number looks different.
A:I think it’ s the same one,the number might be different because of the color. This is a good booster seat at a great price & the latches are a very nice feature.

Q:Is the seat still functional without using the latch system? We have a vehicle that doesn’t have the required hooks for the latch.
A:Yes it is. It is just as functional as a regular high booster seat. But the extra money on it is for the latch system. I would save the money and just buy one that does not have the latch system.

Q:Can I anchor the belt above the car seat? I didn’t find any belt that could do it.
A:I do not think that would be possible with this seat.

Q:Is the head rest adjustable?
A:The Affix booster has a fully-adjustable headrest which keeps your growing child secure. The features of this seat can be viewed directly on the Graco baby website.

Q:removable back?
A:yes and the latch attachment is on the seat portion not the back portion.

Q:Would 3 fit across the third row of a 2014 Honda Odyssey?

A:This car seat has not been tested in every vehicle available on the market, but it has been tested in compact, mid-size, full-size, vans and SUVs from different manufacturers. It should be able to fit in your vehicle. Please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual and the Product Instructions for the Car Seat for instal…

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This car seat has not been tested in every vehicle available on the market, but it has been tested in compact, mid-size, full-size, vans and SUVs from different manufacturers. It should be able to fit in your vehicle. Please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual and the Product Instructions for the Car Seat for installation information.

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Q:Does your childs head roll forward when sleeping, some of the time or all of the time?
A:she has only fell asleep a couple of times in it, from what I have seen so far only times when I hit the brake to hard.

Q:Do the arm rests fold up and down to make latching the seatbelt easier?
A:No

Q:Is this tilt adjustable? my car seat back is vertical, so inclined child seats don’t fit well.
A:No this car seat is not able to tilt back or it would snap from the back that keeps it together. The back is removable so when the child is older it can be removed. also it is nice that you can do that so that it can be washed when spilling occurs. The top of the head rest does move up and down to adjust to child’s height.


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Q:What is the width of this seat at the bottom back (the part that goes between the seat belt and buckle)? Thanks
A:Answer this question

Q:Is the tangerine more pink or orange? My 4 year old son loves orange, but pink would not work. Thanks.
A:Definitely orange, think tangerines like Cuties

Q:Has anyone used this car seat in a 2013- 2015 Town and Country? And what are your thoughts?
A:I have three of them and they are great!!!

Q:Is there a way to more firmly secure the latch straps? I pull them tight, but then there is give

A:When a booster seat is equipped with LATCH it will not function like a 5 point harnessed car seat. LATCH on booster is designed to keep the seat in place when not occupied. This is so the booster seat will not become projectile in an accident or sudden stop. The child’s weight and the vehicle seat belt hold the seat in…

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When a booster seat is equipped with LATCH it will not function like a 5 point harnessed car seat. LATCH on booster is designed to keep the seat in place when not occupied. This is so the booster seat will not become projectile in an accident or sudden stop. The child’s weight and the vehicle seat belt hold the seat in place. Therefore you will have movement with the LATCH on a booster seat.

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Q:Can I use this model in a CTS cadiliac
A:Yes. This can be used in any car. If you want to attach the latch, all recent cars have this.

Q:Is this a light seat to travel with?
A:It is light. Easy to take out and move to another car! The back of the seat will not “stand up” on its own – it’s not like a baby car seat. It is not designed that way.

Q:Is it easy for a five year old to buckle themselves independently in this booster?
A:My five year old buckles herself every day, if a friend sits in it that is not used to it they can still usually get it buckled within a few tries!

Q:Would this seat fit with 2 other car seats across one row in a mini van?
A:This car seat is narrower than a regular car seat. I have a Tahoe with captain seats but if if it had a bunch seat, I know that I could fit third seat in it.

Q:Open-loop belt guides
A:Answer this question

Q:Would this seat be OK for a 3 year old? Will only be using it for company, for 10 days.
A:In the manual it says the minimum height is 38 inches and weight is at least 30 lbs. That is in highback mode. It would not be safe if they are smaller than that. Hope that helps:-)


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Q:GMC Acadia owners with captains chairs: is it easy for the child to buckle and unbuckle themselves with this booster installed in a captain’s chair?
A:It is easy. My four yr old does it.

Q:does it recline
A:It actually does recline. It has a 1 position recline, just not sure how you use it reclined in the car. I wouldn’t probably use that feature.

Q:Does this booster seat allow for a reclining position?
A:This seat does not allow for a reclining position.

Q:I need to use this in the back row of my suburban and there are no anchors there. Can it be used without anchors?
A:Yes–the LATCH strap is optional.

Q:Do use the latch system while the child is in the car secured with the seat belt? I’m assuming yes but want to double check.
A:Yes I do…there are two latches on either side in the back of the seat. It just keeps the booster in place and provides additional security.

Q:Can I use this model in Pajero Sport?
A:Yes, I dont see why not! We are very satisfied with this booster and specially because it haves the latch system.

Q:Does the seat cover come off for washing? What about the covers on the arm rest?
A:Yes and no, respectively

Q:How long are the latch connectors? If the latch anchor points are not directly behind the seat will they still reach?
A:They are not that long, but I think they will still reach because it was the same thing in my vehicle and it still fit

Q:Can I use this car seat for my 4 yr old? He is about 42 inch.
A:My son is 3 years old. He is 38 inches. He has plenty of grow room.

Q:Does anyone have experience with using this car seat in a Highlander 2009>
A:We have an Outlander and it doesn’t work well – the seatbelt doesn’t adjust so it’s hard to get into the slot. We use it in our Nissan Altima and it works much better.


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Q:What is the difference between the Affix youth high back booster and the affix surround high back booster.decriptions are the same but price is diff?
A:Answer this question

Q:What kind of package of the product? Can I check it to the airlines directly?
A:Yes you should be able to do that. The seat is packaged compactly and very tight

Q:How is the padding in the seat? My daughter has a boney bum and complains about her current car seat.
A:My 6 year old is pretty skinny, too and loves his new seat. Says it’s comfortable. We’ve taken a couple long trips of over an hour and no complaints! I also found the seat reclines! Therefore provides added comfort to the kids without impacting safety!

Q:Could it be delivered to china?
A:Answer this question

Q:Is this seat convertible to a backless booster?
A:Yes it is convertible to a backless booster

Q:Would it be able to collapse at all for easy handling to check on an airplane? Should I get a case for it?
A:yes you can collapse it easily, you don’t need to buy a case for it. :-)

Q:Can the arm rests be removed
A:The armrests can be replaced, if this is the question, but the seat can not be used without them.

Q:Is there a law that requires a 100% disabled child (or adult for that matter) to be properly secured to their seat?
A:Answer this question

Q:Is the back of the seat adjustable to childs height?
A:Yes you can adjust. Great product!

Q:Can I use this in a vehicle that does not have the LATCH system?
A:Sure you can, then you are just using the vehicles’ shoulder belt to keep the seat and the child in place. In my opinion it would not be quite as secure (since the seat is locked down with the latch system), but as long as the belt is worm correctly and threaded through the shoulder clip, it will be safe.


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Q:Are the latches that attach to the car metal or plastic?
A:metal

Q:how deep is sitting part of seat
A:Thank you for your interest in our products. The depth of the seat is 10.5″.

Q:What is the internal seat depth when the back is on it? My child has long legs and her current seat is too short, her legs are falling asleep. I wonder if this one would work better.
A:14″

Q:What is the age limit on these I’m looking for a seat for my Grandson who is three?
A:I wouldn’t go by age I would go by weight/height. This is an excellent booster seat for older kids 5+ years old because there isn’t a 5 point harness. I have a MYride 65 for my 3 year old.

Q:Is the LATCH system a single belt or two belts anchored at each side?

A:There are two belts which latch on either side. They are relatively easy to latch, tighten and, when desired, release to move the seat. I feel like the seat is very secure when latched to the vehicle and that the vehicle’s seatbelt using the carseat’s guide work well. My granddaughter loves the fact she can recline veh…

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There are two belts which latch on either side. They are relatively easy to latch, tighten and, when desired, release to move the seat. I feel like the seat is very secure when latched to the vehicle and that the vehicle’s seatbelt using the carseat’s guide work well. My granddaughter loves the fact she can recline vehicle’s seat and the carseat will recline with it.

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Q:If my daughter wanted to lean the chair back to take a nap while in the car will the back of the seat lean too?
A:if you have a van or a vehicle that has a recline option it would. There are three different recline settings!

Q:Is the orange seat paired with grey or brown? Hard to tell by the photos online!
A:The orange seat is paired with brown. However, this car seat is really an excellent product so hopefully the color combos won’t discourage one from making this purchase.

Q:I need to travel with this seat – is there a backpack style bag that works with this booster (i.e., that it fits into)?
A:Maybe a rolling duffel that is in the bigger side. But not a back pack probably.

Q:does thie seat comply with new australian 2014 standards?
A:Answer this question

Q:What year was this manufactured?
A:Answer this question


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Q:Does the shoulder strap come out of the belt guide on its own, or does it stay in place? My Evenflo booster doesn’t hold the the belt in place always.
A:It does hold it in place

Q:Is this carseat recommended for ages 3 & up? I am not sure what carseat is next for my little girl, any suggestions?

A:https://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Right-Car-Seat-Age-Size.htmI recommend referring to government regs that have been tested. The site above is their official page.This seat is not considered a forward facing carseat because it doesn’t have the harness system. This is a booster with back only. My son used the G…

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https://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Right-Car-Seat-Age-Size.htmI recommend referring to government regs that have been tested. The site above is their official page.This seat is not considered a forward facing carseat because it doesn’t have the harness system. This is a booster with back only. My son used the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 that converts from forward facing carseat to booster with back to backless booster. He used that from age 3 and now uses it as a booster at age 5. He is a big age 5 too.

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Q:My 5-year-old seems too big for this seat.Getting hard to fit seatbelt between her lap and arm rests.She weighs 65 lbs.Isn’t max weight 100?
A:My granddaughter weighs 45.7. The chair looks good comfortable.

Q:Does this seat fit well in a Ford Escape? Do your children find it comfortable?
A:We have one in a Toyota Camry and another in a Honda Pilot. They both fit fine. My son likes it.

Q:would this seat work for a 40pound three foot tall child?
A:Yes

Q:Is it recomended for 18 months Kids, he is over 30 pounds
A:For maturity reasons I would not put an 18 month old in a car seat without the five point harness.

Q:We go on a lot of long road trips. Can the child sleep easily in this?
A:Yep but I also would buy a seatbelt stuffed animal type thing for your Childs head in case they fall asleep forward. It reclines very comfortable we have loved it.

Q:How easy is the Affix car seat to clean?
A:It’s easy to remove the fabric and toss it in the washer. I even dry it (on medium heat).

Q:What do you attach the lower anchors too? i drive a 2015 kia forte. are the hooks in the new cars or i missing the a part?
A:I drive a Ford Escape & it has a bar inside the bottom seat that is welded to the car frame so just clicked the car seat bottom part to the bar

Q:Can this seat be used without the latch system? Our car has a latch system, but we want to be able to use it in friend’s cars as well.
A:Yes it can, but the seat will not stay in place very well bc the latch system is what holds it in place. My daughter climbs on it and twists in it, so the latches make it stay put and not move around like another booster seat would that doesn’t have the latch system.


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Q:My daughter is 42″ but only about 36 lbs. Would she be too small for this seat? I was really looking for 5 pt harness but she’s so tall!
A:My son is about the same. We have been using similar kind from Costco for more than a year. It is good for normal use like going to school or shopping. For long drives on hilly or winding roads or if you take fast sharp turns, he hangs on the seat belt if he falls asleep. If he is awake, it is really good.

Q:what is the age recommendation for this seat? I want to use it for my 2.5 yrs old daughter who weighs 30 lbs, is it safe for her?
A:Graco Recommends Children up to the age of 3 to be in a 5 point harness car seat. And all of our car seats are equally safe however the child needs to be in a 5 point harness type of car seat we can recommend the Nautilus Car seat 3 in 1.

Q:Does the back recline for sleeping on long trips?
A:Not really as the seat belt is looped through to serve as the belt as there is no built in harness.

Q:Does your actual car seat need to recline in order for the booster seat to stay reclined? I see that I can recline the booster, but it doesn’t seem to

A:The seat does not recline. It is however shipped in pieces that may seem like the seat can recline, but it does not. I am not sure it would be safe to recline a child seat and probably could cause serious injury if the car is impacted. The only adjustable element to the booster is the head rest, it can move up or down …

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The seat does not recline. It is however shipped in pieces that may seem like the seat can recline, but it does not. I am not sure it would be safe to recline a child seat and probably could cause serious injury if the car is impacted. The only adjustable element to the booster is the head rest, it can move up or down depending on the height of the child.

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Q:Can your kids buckle themselves in this seat?
A:Yes, my 5 year old can buckle herself in!! It’s fantastic!

Q:I need to fit 2 boosters in the back seat with a Britax marathon, will two of these fit?
A:Yes

Q:Does the back remove to allow for a backless booster?
A:Yes!

Q:Are the cushion on the armrest washable?

A:The highback affix comes with non detachable fabric. Only the bottom only booster come with the rubber arms. I don’t know why. I have 4 of each the no back 1 davenport, 3 sailor and they have the rubber arms. The 4 highback i have 1 pink and 3 grapeade have non detachable fabric. I would rather they be all rubber …

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The highback affix comes with non detachable fabric. Only the bottom only booster come with the rubber arms. I don’t know why. I have 4 of each the no back 1 davenport, 3 sailor and they have the rubber arms. The 4 highback i have 1 pink and 3 grapeade have non detachable fabric. I would rather they be all rubber to be easily cleaned.

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Q:At what age did you first move your child to this booster? Is 4 too young?
A:I moved my guy at 4. Our issue with the 5 point harness were the leg straps that aren’t able to be adjusted. He has done great in it. We bought this one for both vehicles. I do advise the chest cushion (separate purchase about 10 bucks)….just helps the strap sit in place better

Q:Can the seat be folded for storage?
A:We don’t store it. We use it daily. Notice the back unclips from seat, and two pieces store flat.


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Graco Affix Youth Booster Seat with Latch System, Pierce

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