Shipping was a flat €80, and as an opening offer, they offered a free Axkid Keezone front facing booster seat (15-36 kg). Woot – 2 for 1 – snap it up!
Opening offer – that set off some alarm bells that this was a relatively new set up, but I went ahead. The order was made 4 Apr 2012….
Turns out that their regular supplier stuffed it up and the package ended up stuck in Malmö, Sweden for about 20 days. Re-contacted them, and they resent the package via UPS a week later. The package arrived 3 May 2012, all 24kg of it – in a big hunk of package.
From the amount of UPS tape on the package, I suspect that it’d been busted open somewhere along the line, and the styrofoam headrest of the Keezone was broken.
I sent an email out to them the next day. They responded to say they’d fix it – but its now been a month, and no word yet. They have however, changed the terms on their website to say that the 1 for 1 offer is only valid in Europe due to freight costs.
The Kidzofiz is now attached rear-facing via ISOFIX. The foot-prop is extended, and tether straps fastened. The seat is rigid – in all directions, unlike some of the other seats I’ve seen in the shops.
Timmy didn’t like it much at first, but seating isn’t negotiable. He adapted after 2 days or so.
We’ve used it for a month, and I can say I’m very happy with it. The car has become smaller – I can’t carry as many people and the front passenger area is quite cramped. The self adjusting harness is a great innovation and very difficult to get wrong. Installation was quite easy.
We’ll figure out the booster situation when we come to it…..