25% more legroom in rear-facing mode; extended calf support in forward-facing mode
Breathable 3D AirMesh backrest, soft zip-off seat pad, and ComfortFlex waist belt for comfort and convenience
Remarkably easy installation with a 9-position ReclineSure leveling system, SuperCinch LATCH tightener and LockSure seat belt locking system
Superior DuoGuard protection with a deep rigid shell and EPS energy-absorbing foam, plus a steel-reinforced frame
Includes 2 dishwasher-safe, space-saving CupFolders
Dimensions (Overall): 29.2 inches (H) x 19 inches (W) x 21 inches (D)
Weight: 25.1 pounds
Features: No-rethread harness, LATCH compatible, forward or rear facing seat
Includes: Baby seat insert, Cup Holder
Certifications: JPMA Certified
Fits Child (Forward Facing): Height between 29 inches and 49 inches, Weight between 22 pounds and 65 pounds
Fits Child (Rear Facing): Height between 18 inches and 49 inches, Weight between 4 pounds and 50 pounds
Material: Polyester, Steel, Plastic
Care & Cleaning: Spot or wipe clean, machine wash, Clean with Water and mild Detergent
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
Item Number (DPCI): 030-09-5059
The Chicco NextFit Zip Max is engineered for extended use and maximum comfort. 25% more legroom in rear-facing mode leaves room to grow all the way up to 50lbs before transitioning forward. Extended calf support in forward-facing mode offers first class comfort for older children. A full-body newborn positioner, 9-position headrest and padded, no-rethread harness accommodate growth throughout both modes.
The NextFit Zip Max is designed to deliver the confidence of a secure install with remarkably simple leveling and tightening. A SuperCinch force-multiplying tightener and LockSure belt-locking system make it easy to achieve a tight fit with LATCH or with the vehicle seat belt. DuoGuard provides two layers of side-impact protection with a deep rigid shell and EPS energy-absorbing foam. The seat shell is also reinforced with a steel frame. The NextFit Zip Max transitions smoothly from vehicle to vehicle and between modes thanks to premium LATCH connectors with click-on attachment and push-button release, plus a built-in slide path to re-position the LATCH strap for forward-facing mode. For added comfort and convenience, the NextFit Zip Max features a machine-washable, zip-off seat pad and a breathable 3D AirMesh backrest. For use from 4-50lbs in rear-facing mode, from 22-65lbs in forward-facing mode, and up to 49".
Seriously impressed with the ease of latch install on this car seat. My daughter loves car rides in this seat and She has a bit more leg room than with our Britax Advocate. This is leaps and bounds easier to get my daughter in and out of than the Advocate as well- I used to struggle in the Advocate to tighten her harness straps but it’s a breeze with the Chicco NextFit Air Max!!!
Love this car seat so far!!!!
1 reply from Chicco Brand Experts team - 1 month ago
When I first installed this in my Tahoe, I considered returning it. It was hard to get installed compared to my other car seats, there is a learning curve to installing it. You really need a roomy back seat to be able to really get behind the seat and push if you are using the seat belt...Now the latch...pshhh that's a breeze and you get a really good install but i prefer knowing how to do it with a seatbelt for when my child reaches the weight limit for latch. I love how roomy it is for my big boy... the only thing that bugs me that doesn't affect the safely is how the fabric at the legs pills, but that could be because we go so much and he spends a lot of time getting in and out. Overall my favorite seat ever... only regret is that it wasn't out when he was born because my next baby will be leaving the hospital in one of these!
We loved the chicco infant set we own. Were hoping to find something larger and more accommodating for our 2yo and a Toyota Sienna, which has deep bucket seats. This seat runs very hot, this poor Texas child is drenched on his back after a short time in the seat. Much worse than the Britax we are replacing, temp wise. Easy to install and adjust, into the vehicle, the easiest of 3 seats we have owned. But it is very heavy, and very tall on the sides, making it difficult to access. This is further hindered by a harness system that is more difficult to use. We are adjusted all the way down, and still he sits quite upright, although within the on-board level. i notice a little apnea style snoring when he falls asleep. We are not sure why a mini-van and a car seat are so hard to exist harmonically.
Absolutely LOVE this car seat. My little guy is almost 1 and we had him in a cheap Graco infant seat. No matter what we did we could never get it tight enough... so frustrating! My husband installed this in under 5 minutes! I love the level that tells us whether or not it is correct. This thing is idiot-proof and doesn’t move an inch! It’s also very comfortable with all of the padding & he has tons of leg room. Worth every penny!!
1 reply from Chicco Brand Experts team - 1 month ago
I installed this forward-facing for our 4 year old grandson. Normally, I leave these kinds of things to my husband, but directions for installation were clear and easy to follow. Once installed, I felt confidant that my grandson would be safe and secure. The harness is easy to adjust with a button, and you can also adjust the headrest.
It is well padded and my grandson seemed very comfortable in the seat. The cover also zips off to wash when necessary. There are 2 cup holders so I have place to put a a drink and a snack for him. This car seat is designed for up to 65 lbs, sturdy and made to last. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a car seat made to last!
Have only used it a few times but love it so far. It’s very sturdy, pretty easy to install, and looks great. The harness gets a little more tangled than our other brand but I wouldn’t consider this a problem at all. It’s very smooth when tightening/loosening the harness. Overall it seems very safe and comfortable. Top of the line for sure. The only issue I’ve had with it so far compared to our other brand car seat is that this one is a little harder for me to put my kid into because the side walls are higher and I’m a short person (I’m only 5’1”). But definitely not a deal breaker. Would buy again.
This is our favorite convertible car seat. We have many others to compare (Nuna Rava, Clek Foonf, Maxi Cosi Pria 70, Diono 2AXT, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio convertible, Britax Advocate, Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit), and we always choose this one.
The Chicco Nextfit Zip Max is the perfect combination of extremely easy to install with either latch or seatbelt, easy to adjust both strap tightness and harness position, easy to zip the cover off and wash, very plush and padded, and easy to switch latch connectors from rear to forward facing and back again. It has as much legroom rear facing as the Clek Foonf and the 4Ever Extend2Fit with the panel fully extended. The Nextfit Zip Max also has a wide array of acceptable recline angles both rear and forward facing, and in the car, is just as compact front to back as the others.
We love this seat! It’s very easy to install, and my 8 month old is very comfortable in it. He fits well and the harness is very easy to adjust for the right fit to keep him safe! I highly recommend this seat!