Last updated on April 4th, 2021 at 09:08 pm
When diono dropped a line to gauge my interest in reviewing the diono radian rXT and the related products, I didn’t quite know how I’d approach it.
See, the car seat is the natural nemesis of the new parent. The straps are never tight enough, babies never enjoy being in them as long as you need, and installing them requires strength paralleled only by world-class weightlifters. You never get it quite right on the first try and forever find yourself adjusting ’til your kids outgrow them.
But they’re necessary!
Sure, we somehow survived an era where simply shoving your kids into the back seat was an acceptable practice, but we’re also the same species who once smoked cigarettes in delivery rooms. And treated blood disorders with leeches. Heck, we once thought sugary soda was the key to losing weight. Just because we often do things one way doesn’t mean we can’t do it better, so we must continually expect more from the things we use, and yes—that means our car seats too.
The diono radian rXT — Why We Already Own TWO.
So full disclosure—we already owned two diono radian rXTs well before they asked me about this post.
There’s little we do in Casa de Palmer without extensive research first. While it may have initially caught our eye as perhaps the only car seat you can fit three times in a car’s back seat (and no, no plans on a third yet), the more we found out about the radian rXT’s features, the more we fell in love with it.
In fact, the two radian rXTs we have are of different generations—diono did a company-wide refresh in mid-2016 that saw them update the cut, colour and features of their products to meet current fashion trends and prove suitable for the modern generation of parents.
The diono radian rXT — What it Has to Offer
So you can get a sense of what drew us to the diono radian rXT, here’s a taste for those of you in the market for a car seat yourselves:
- Premium plush interlock knit fabric (available in Black Cobalt, Black Mist, Black Plum, Black Scarlet and Essex colours) — Which means these seats aren’t just safe, they’re ridiculously stylish, too wild a wonderfully sleek design!
- Full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides for unmatched safety — and if you don’t believe me, try carrying one of these down to Mexico with you. Trust me—you can feel every pound of safety in the radian rXT at 2200m above sea level in 40° heat! With safety features like additional side impact protection and the energy-absorbing eps foam, they didn’t skimp when they built this!
- Comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20-80 lbs in a 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs. — While we too started with a bucket seat, babies do not stay small for long, and you’ll want a seat that grows with them as long as humanly possible. This is it! With head support,
- Fits three across in most mid-size vehicles, folds flat for travel and is FAA certified — No lie: one of the things you don’t think about in the early parenting days is how your child will handle a flight when they’re old enough to have a seat to themselves. For us, he did horribly. What we wouldn’t realise until the flight back was how comfortable he’d be flying home seated in his radian rXT! The more you know! And the 3-across fit makes it super easy to transfer it from vehicle to vehicle!
- Rear-facing tether capability—Until you’ve tried to install a car seat, you don’t know how hard it is to pass your spouse’s “immobility check” to reassure them the car seat’s as secure as possible. Using the superlatch system makes installation easy, and using that top tether to keep the seat locked firmly in place? Trust me—it’s your new best friend!
diono radian rXT — Because We All Want Safety + Smiles in Our Lives
So without a doubt, diono’s radian rXT’s served us well so far, something we hope to see continue well into the future! “Safety + Smiles” was the theme of that aforementioned refresh, two things diono’s looking to provide to children and their parents alike with their lovingly-engineered convertible car seat!
No doubt you’ll make millions of decisions as a parent—the schools they’ll attend, the trips they’ll take… even the routines they’ll have every day.
Which makes it great when some choices come a little easier—like the solid steps we can take to keep our children safe.
With seats that fit seamlessly into any travel space and state-of-the-art designs to meet each customer’s individual style, the radian rXT’s an ideal solution for the family on the go!
And seats are only the beginning—diono’s got plenty other travel product to offer, from seat covers to backseat carriers that’ll hold your odds and ends! Choosing the car seat to protect your child from anything that could go wrong on the road isn’t a choice taken lightly—why not try one that has everything you’re looking for… and maybe even more?
Good luck making those choices out there—our children’s lives depend on it!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Though diono compensated for this post, the stories are true and my opinions remain my own. Good luck to all who enter!
87 replies on “diono radian rXT Car Seat Review”
I would put my lil boy in it!! Thanks!
I would trust my new grandchild in the amazing diono radian rXT!
I would put my Granddaughter , I would love to win this for when i have my Grand babies over , instead to taking theirs , it would be so much easier thanks for the chance 🙂
I would put my grandson in the diono radian rXT to get him safely from Point A to Point B.
I’d give this to my nephew and his wife because they are expecting in the fall.
I would put my granddaughter in it. I have her quite a bit but feel quite tied down as I do not have a car seat.
I’d use if for my new little grandson, due in July!
I’ll be putting my daughter in it! Love Diono!
I woud put my 5-year old in this as her current Diono is about to expire!
This would be perfect for my youngest daughter 🙂
I would love to put our newest grandson in the amazing diono radian rXT!
This would be perfect to have my own seat for my granddaughter!!
I would love to have this for my grandkids
I will be putting my newborn coming in 4 months!
I’d put one of my grandchildren in the diono radian rXT car seat.
I would put my granddaughter in the amazing diono radian rXT!
I would put my grandson in this carseat!
I really need a new car seat for my 4month old grandson. Safety first for my little prince. Thanks for this opportunity to win.
I would put my daughter Eden in the Radian RXT!
My son Kieran would be going in that seat!
I would put my grandson in Radian RXT and would have peace of mind knowing he is safe
I would put my cousins adorable daughter in it.
My daughter is ready to switch from her infant seat, so the Diono would be great for her.
I would gift this to my good friend for her son!
I have a little one who is just growing out of his baby seat. He’d go in it.
My multiples have been in Dionos since they came home from the hospital at 5lbs! They’re “weighting out” in June so I’d like to get new seats from them.
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I would love to put my daughter in the diono radian rXT!
I would put my youngest grandson in the Diono Radian RXT.
I would definitely put this to good use. I am expecting my first child and would love this car seat to get my son from point A to point B safely.
I would put my granddaughter in the Diono radian.
I would put one of my 2 boys in the diono radian rXT. Thanks so much CaseP!
I would put my son in it.
I would put my 3 month old baby boy Emmett in the Diono Radian RXT
I have 2 baby granddaughters, one is 15mths & one is not quite 3mths!!
I would put my granddaughter into the Diono car seat, to make sure she is the safest possible
I would put my son in it 🙂
i would put in my daughter,she really need it and i love A diono radian rXT. thanks
Perfect for my 1 year old daughter.
I would put my grandson in it.
Actually, my kids are already riding in radians, but one of them expires soon. So, I’d love to get the newer version of our favorite car seat for them.
I would put my little girl in it.
I would put my grandson in this car seat!
I’d put my friends kid in it.
My cutie patootie kiddo!
I would put my daughter in it! Love Diono!
I have a two year old daughter and we need another car seat! Having just one is tough between two cars.
I would put my baby due in July when he/she is big enough!
I would put my 2 years old kid in it, looks much more comfortable than our current car seat.
my grand daughter
I would use this car seat for my godson; I spend a lot of time with him and this would be a great way to also take him out.
I would put my adorable grandson in it.
I would put baby #2! We already have one for my first son and we love it!!
I’d put my precious niece in this car seat!
I’d use it for my 4 year old daughter, she’s only 30 pounds and will be in a 5 point harness for a few years to come!
I would put my little great grand daughter in this car seat.
I would love to put my precious grandchild in the diono radian rXT! 🙂
I would put my niece in this!
my first grandchild when they get here in December
My daughter would be cruisin’ in this seat!
I woud put my nephew
I would put Mia in it.
I would pu my little grandson in it when he flies with his parents to visit me.
I would put y granddaughters in it.
I would put my son in mine
I would put my 11 month old grandson in this Diono, he’s almost outgrown his current car seat!
I’d put my nephew in it!
I would put. Y 3 year old in it rear facing of course,
I would put my youngest daughter in mine!
I would put J in it if I won.
I would put our daughter in it!
I’d put my 8 month old daughter in it.
I would use Diono car seat for my little girl as i want her to be safe and comfortable.
I would put my nephew in the diono radian rX
We are new grand-parents as of Feb 1st..I would put our grand-daughter in the car seat
Baby A is going to love this car seat
I would love to gift this to my close friend who will be a new mom this year – she’d put her baby in
I would put my daughter, Everly, in it 🙂 Looks like a great product
this would be for one of my nephews.
My niece or my nephew would go in the Diono & be ridin’ in style!
I would puty godchild in it.
This would be for my niece
I would put my one year old daughter in it in my van or my husband’s truck.
I would trust this Dino and any Dino with my 10 month old great nephew
I would put my nephew in it
I would put my son in this carseat.
My youngest as my firstborn is already in a Diono.