There are few items for travel that I love as much as our Safety1st BoostApak. In an age of shrinking luggage allowances on airplanes, I very much appreciate a dual usage item. The BoostApak, is a combination car booster seat that also turns into a backpack. We have owned this item for 3 years (we originally bought ours in the U.K. under the Trunki label), and it has come on every trip with us since. We even use it in our home city of Vancouver when taking a taxi. It is sturdy, holds a lot of stuff, and gives us hassle-free peace of mind.
My daughter wanted to offer up a product demonstration of her beloved Boostapak (view in browser).
Features of the Safety1st Boostapak:
- 4.5 / 5 stars by reviewers on amazon.com
- fits children from 40 to 80 pounds and 43″ to 52″
- collapsible armrests allow seat to convert from booster to backpack
- has a seat belt adjuster for correct positioning
- has ample space to store your child’s gear
- moves easily from car to car – great for car pools
- travel friendly – fits easily into an overhead bin
- high visibility reflective trim
- wipe clean removable cover
- ergonomic back padding
Where to buy the Safety 1st Boostapak :
buy in the u.s.a. from $51 on amazon.com
Note: I just lent my Boostapak and my Bubble Bum inflatable booster seat (another well used travel item) to my sister for a trip to Costa Rica upon her discovery that boosters are required there until children are 12 years old ! On our own travels, we were surprised to learn that taxis in Sydney, Australia, would not pick us up without a booster seat.