The new 2019 Nuna RAVA Car Seat is Nuna's second convertible car seat in the US and it follows Nuna's long tradition of a feature-rich car seat designed with safety and comfort in mind. The Nuna RAVA is designed to be uncomplicated, un-fussy and exceeding of American safety standards.
Features of the 2019 Nuna RAVA Car Seat:
FR Chemical Free Fabric. This is likely the biggest upgrade in the 2019 Nuna RAVA Car Seat over the original RAVA seat. The outer fabric of the seat in the 2019 Rava model is not treated with FR chemicals and this is a major plus for parents looking for a car seat with good-for-baby fabric. The seat uses breathable knit fabric, creating a cool and comfortable climate for the longest car rides.
Unique Simply™ Secure Installation. The installation of the Nuna RAVA is known to be simple and straight-forward. There are two installation options, a seat belt option and a latch option, with seat belt installation being the manufacturer's recommended option for most cars. Muscle-free True Tension™ doors help to ensure an extra secure fit without struggle. Once installation is complete, the RAVA is firmly installed in the car, in either rear or forward-facing positions.
Rear-facing to Forward-facing. The RAVA is a rear-facing to forward-facing car seat and it may be used in rear-facing mode from 5 to 50 lbs., and in forward-facing mode from 25 to 65 lbs. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your child's car seat in rear facing mode as long as possible within the car seat manufacturer's guidelines. The 50 lb. limit in rear-facing mode for the RAVA helps maintain that much-desired rear-facing position longer than other car seats on the market.
Side Impact Protection (SIP) and Safety Construction. The 2019 Nuna RAVA is made with an all-steel frame and a reinforced belt path for superior protection. Energy absorbing foam and side impact protection (SIP) pods take side impact security to the next level in the RAVA car seat.
Use from Infancy. The Nuna RAVA can be used for newborns from 5 lbs.. The car seat includes an infant insert for back support and a head support pillow, creating a just snug and comfortable riding environment for your new little one.
Grows with Child. As the child gets older, simply remove the back support infant insert and the infant head support pillow, creating a much deeper and roomier seat. The RAVA is designed with a laid-back legroom which gives extra leg room for rear-facing riders, and increased leg support for forward-facing children. Additionally, the headrest is built to be adjustable, and may be raised higher as the child grows for a total of 10 different head height positions.
Multi-Position Recline. The Nuna RAVA is built with a multi-position recline, which is not entirely unique in convertible car seats, however, the recline mechanism built into the seat is much easier to use and more sophisticated than a lot of other car seats. There are 10 recline positions combined including five rear-facing and five forward-facing positions, and the recline adjustment options are built onto both sides of the car seat. To change the recline positions, simply press the adjustment button on either side of the seat and adjust the seat into the next position.
Flip-open Cup Holders. Both sides of the RAVA are built with hidden cup holders. Simply flip open the cup holder compartments on each side.
No Re-thread 5-Point Harness. The RAVA harness shoulder positions are adjustable upwards or downwards by simply adjusting the headrest. The headrest has 10 different positions and as you move the headrest up, this mechanism also raises the harness height.
Designed Breathably. The RAVA is also designed to be well-ventilated, with ventilation panels built within the shell of the seat as well as breathable (and washable) knit fabric. The more breathable the seat, the more comfy the ride, especially on warm summer days!
FAA Approved. The RAVA is also FAA approved for use in an aircraft. Take them here, there, everywhere... by car or airplane... For a family trip, you may also consider the optional Nuna Travel Bag for your RAVA seat, a luggage-grade bag with wheels that allows you to take the RAVA (and a lot of other Nuna gear) along!
The 2019 Nuna RAVA car seat will be available in a number of classy and neutral color options. For the grey lover in all of us, there are two grey-ish options, as listed below:
Granite: grey and slate combination
Frost: light beige
Lake: indigo blue
Rose: dry rose with pink accents
Rear facing 5-50 lbs., 49 inches or less (Suggested use up to at least 2 years of age)
Forward facing 25-65 lbs., 49 inches or less (Suggested use 2 years of age or older)
Exceeds American Safety Standards for convertible car seats
Open product dimensions (approximate): 27.9 lbs., 25"H x 16"L x 19"W
Shipment dimensions (approximate): 35.9 lbs., 28"H x 22"L x 19.9"W