Our Review of the RideSafer Travel Vest

Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by admin

If you’re planning a trip with young children, you might be wondering how to best travel with a car seat. We were recently gifted the RideSafer Travel Vest to use for our trip to Europe, and it was an absolute game-changer. The vest was portable, lightweight, and easy-to-use. Instead of lugging around a clunky car seat, we are able to pack this travel vest to keep our daughter safe when we were riding in taxis abroad. In this post, we’re sharing our full review of the RideSafer Travel Vest.

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Disclosure: I was gifted the RideSafer Travel Vest in exchange for an honest review. We are not certified child passenger safety technicians and we cannot make claims about the safety of this product. This post is for informational purposes only and reflects our personal experience using the product. This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com. These sales help to run this blog without any additional cost to you. See our policy page for details. 


 

About the RideSafer Travel Vest

The RideSafer Travel Vest is a crash-tested and safety-certified travel car seat. (It meets or exceeds Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for harness restraints FMVSS213). The travel vest works by bringing the seatbelt down, instead of boosting a child up. 

 

 

The RideSafer Travel Vest is available in a variety of sizes. You’ll want to pay careful attention to their product specifications to choose the right vest for your child. Based on our daughter’s age, weight, and height, we used the size Small vest. 

The RideSafer Travel Vest is legal in the United States. Be sure to check your state requirements. Prior to travel, you should make sure that it meets legal specifications in other countries. We personally used the RideSafer Travel Vest in Europe, although it has not been certified in Europe. We found this review helpful when we were deciding if we should take it to Europe. Please be sure to use your own discretion. 

Where to Buy the RideSafer Travel Vest

You can purchase the RideSafer Travel Vest on their website (linked here).

You can also purchase the RideSafer Travel Vest on Amazon (linked here). 

Our Review of the RideSafer Travel Vest

We took the RideSafer Travel Vest with us for our trip to Europe. We traveled to France and Spain, and the travel vest was extremely easy to use.

Before we left on our trip, we first practiced using the travel vest at home. We received excellent customer service about how to correctly use the vest. We took photos of our daughter wearing the vest in the car, and we received excellent feedback about how best to position the vest. I really appreciated the company going the extra mile to make sure that we were correctly using the vest!

Once we were in Europe, we were able to use taxis and ride shares with the knowledge that our daughter was safe. 

Using the RideSafer Travel Vest in France (travel product for toddlers)
We used the RideSafer Travel Vest while we were visiting the Louvre in Paris, France

 

Benefits of Using the RideSafer Travel Vest

One of the major benefits of using the RideSafer Travel Vest is that it is lightweight and easy to pack. We were able to easily place the car seat in our backpack. Instead of lugging around a heavy car seat, we were able to easily roam across Europe without it taking up too much space in our very limited carry-on allowance.

I also really liked that we could put on the vest while waiting for a taxi. Instead of spending a lot of time installing a car seat every time we took a taxi, we could do half the work while waiting in line. Each time we needed a taxi, we would put the vest on our daughter. Once the taxi arrived, it didn’t take too long to safely secure the vest. Using the RideSafer Travel Vest was super time-efficient!

Finally, it was fairly easy to use. We watched videos on how to use it correctly, and once we had it down, it was very straight-forward.

Using the RideSafer Travel Vest in France
Waiting for a taxi in Paris

 

Summary

We are so glad that the RideSafer Travel Vest exists! It has made traveling with a 3-year-old so much easier. Safety is definitely a priority when we travel, so we were happy to know that we always had a car seat with us should we need one. (We didn’t have to depend on renting a car seat or ordering a taxi ahead of time that had one installed.) We would definitely recommend the RideSafer Travel Vest to others!

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Be sure to check out our complete list of our favorite products for traveling with babies and young children. We’ve personally tested all of the products on this list!

For babies, we highly recommend the Doona Car Seat/Stroller Combo. For toddlers, we also really liked the WAYB Pico Car Seat.

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