Generally, I like this car seat. The only issue I have is that the seat cover tends to slip and pull down on the straps. This can make it difficult at times to strap the baby in.
I love this car seat, my daughter likes it which is the most important feature, it is able to convert to a booster, and it's easy to adjust the straps (my favorite part of it!!). I plan on buying another one when my other daughter is at the weight limit to use it.
I love this seat. We have three kids and have gone through lots of seats and this one is by far the best, most comfortable, most affordable and easiest to use for the parent and the child. My son loves the built in cupholder too! I would definitely buy another one for my daughter when she gets a bit older.
We have 2 of these for our son and they are really good. I did lots of research when I had to purchase the first one and found this was the best to go at that time. It can be harnessed for along time, then turns into a non harnessed booster and then can turn into a backless booster as well. Love the idea and love the seat!
I just bought this seat for my one year old twins. They love the seat and it is so easy to use.
I am in complete agreement with the Original Poster. I bought this seat for my 3 year old son. My son went from a baby bucket, to a Triumph (that he outgrew at 2) to a Scenera (again, out grew) and is now in the Nautilus. I am in love with this seat. It's easy to install, a great price, safe, and will last us forever. Like OP, my only complaint is how heavy it is. But since we don't move our seats from car to car, it's really not an issue.
I bought two Nautilus car seats for my 4 year old twins. The ONLY downside to this car seat that I have found is that the seats are heavy. The belts are easy to adjust, my kids are totally comfortable in these seats, we won't have to replace the seats as they go up to 100 lbs. The fabric is easy to wipe clean. We are now considering getting a 3rd Nautilus for our 5 1/2 year old. I would recommend this seat to anyone. I wish they had been around when my kids were babies. I would have saved a lot of money on car seats!