infa secure quattro a 2020-perspective

Not Recommended - The Infa Secure Quattro is 4 years old and is still the slimmest rear facing baby car seat on the market. The Infa Secure Quattro despite being feleased over 4 years ago, still does not have Isofix as a means on installation, making the installation harder for parents. The larger harness increaments; mean that the harness is not as secure as the Britax Graphene. Lastly the centre top tether location hake the Infa Secure quattro an unsuitable baby car seat when your car has an integrated headrest.

Infa Secure Quattro was the first of it's type; A4 (extended rear facing ) seat released into the market; when the 2013 standards came into effect. These standards changed over 5 years ago. Since then there has been very little change in this model. Many parents and fitters are wondering if there are any solutions to the very apparent issues with the Infa secure Quattro.

Britax Compaq

In this same time frame as the Infasecure Quattro; Britax have introduced two upgrades to their first release model and introduced a basic version called the Britax Brava. The Britax Brava had Isofix added to it; something the Infa Quattro still does not have. The addition of active head restraint helps to protect your childs head as they grow. The Britax Graphene has the addition of SICT (Side Impact Cushion Technology). This is additional side protection, which makes it several cm wider than the Brava.

Harness increments

The Harness increments of the Infa Secure Quattro; is like all Infa Secure Twist and Lift easy adjust harnesses; set to approximately 40mm. The increment size is roughly 2.5 times that of the Britax Easy Adjust harness and 1.5 imes that of the Maxi Cosi seats. This large increment means that the shoulders can be up to 2 cm away from the harness in forward facing position and up to 4 cm away from the shoulders in rear facing mode.

Contrast this to the Britax millenia or the Britax graphene, which has a harness increment of 15 mm; there it is no more than 15 mm away in rear facing mode and 7 mm away in forward facing mode. This means that you child will have a better fit in the Britax seatts than in the infa secure quattro; hence the britax seats will keep your child safer in the harness.

Infa Quattro Harness fit and tightness

The fit of the harness around your child; is not as firm in comparision to that of a britax Graphene. whose intial position sits lower making the Graphene a better choice for children whose growth is slower. The smaller increments means the harness is tighter around your child a better fit; therefore keeping your child safer.

Infa Secure Quattro Installation

The Infa Secure Quattro has only been available with seat belt installation; contrast this to both the Britax Graphene and the Britax Brava, both of which are available with isofix isntallation since day one.

The Isofix installation with Britax baby car seats works and installs easily, which manny parents should be able to handle with little effort. Even though the Infa Quatto has a single seat belt path for both forward and rear facing; parents still need to struggle with the Seat belt installation getting it tight and secure to keep bubs safe.

Likewise Maxi Cosi have included isofix on all their seats but many parents will find the isofix installation on the britax seats better .

Integrated Headrest issues

All Infa Secure forward facing baby car seat have their top tether strap in the centre. The centre position of the top tether strap (inc infa secure quattro) means that when you have an integrated headrest; whether it is a toyota camry, volvo xc60 or a jeep discovery.

It is difficult to connect the top tether to the anchor point; as a result, the top tether cannot be easily connected to the anchor point and must be split around the head rest or over the top of the headrest.

In comparision the Britax Graphene; has the top tether attached on either side of the child restraint; allowing for a more secure connection to the anchor point.

Alternate Infa Quattro names

The Infa Secure Quattro also has a number of alternate names. These include:

  • Attain,
  • Quattro Go,
  • Duet signature (baby bunting release),
  • Quattro Astra,
  • Quattro Vvgue
  • Quattro Element

2020 Infa Quattro Conclusion

In summary Not Recommended - the Infa Secure Quattro despite being feleased over 4 years ago, still does not have Isofix as a means on installation, making the installation harder for parents. The larger harness increaments; mean that the harness is not as secure as the Britax Graphene. Lastly the centre top tether location makes the Infa Secure quattro an unsuitable baby car seat when your car has an integrated headrest.