The Sirona Z i-Size R is based on the popular Sirona Z, but is purely rear facing. It can be used as the next stage seat after the Cloud Z infant carrier, or straight from birth and is installed in the car with the Base Z.
Suitability 45-105cm (birth to 4 years approx). Max. weight 18kg
Fitting Base - ISOFIX and Support Leg
Colours Soho Grey
RRP £259.95, Base Z £184.95
Reducing the side impact energy forces by 25%, the integrated linear side impact protection panels are fitted to each side of the seat, and just need to be pulled out on the vehicle door side as part of the installation.
The Sirona Z i-Size R tests very well in the rigorous ADAC testing, with a 1.9 Good Rating. The TCS also gives it a 4 star highly recommended score.
For ease of use, the Sirona Z i-Size R gets a big thumbs up. Once you are ready to place your child in their car seat, it spins in a 180 degrees rotation to the vehicle door. To rotate the seat, use the recline button to put it into its most upright position and the indicator at the front turns red. Then you can spin to the car door of your choice and have great access to place or remove your child.
The five point harness is simple to fasten into the buckle and we love that there are magnetic points at each side to attach the clip to - everything is held out of the way ready to place your child in the seat again.
To adjust the headrest and harness in one movement, there is a button at the back of the headrest. It lifts smoothly through the 12 positions to sit perfectly level with your child's shoulders.
For nap times or to keep small babies in a better position, there are five recline positions to choose from. With our two-year-old tester in the seat, we have used all of the positions and found the most reclined perfect while he slept.
We also found it slightly annoying that the crotch pad comes away from the seat easily.
A from birth seat that lasts your child right up to 105 cm, or around 4 years old, we love that the Sirona Z i-Size R is a seat that keeps your child rear-facing throughout. There's then no temptation to try your child forward-facing before it's safe to do so.
There's lots of safety features integrated in the seat, helping to achieve the 1.9 ADAC score and meaning that you can be sure that your child is in a great car seat. The swivel feature makes day to day use so much easier, and even larger toddlers can be placed in the seat quickly and without extra back strain.
We give the Cybex Sirona Z i-Size R 5 out of 5 stars