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Huge surprise today! Our Maestro arrived! (pics included)


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February 10th, 2012, 06:35 AM
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I knew our Frontier 85 was out for delivery, but I had no idea that our Evenflo Maestro would show up first!!

I got the Adele cover. It's two tone gray with pink piping and pink stitching. The pink is really pretty, not hot pink... but very deep and noticeable.

I don't have my van today, DH's car is in the shop so he took the van to work, so no comments on installing it yet. With it sitting on my dining room floor, Isabel's shoulders are just under the 3rd harness slot (with one still to move up to). It's a lot lighter than the Nautilus. Changing the harness to the different slot heights was easier than the Nautilus, and so was changing the crotch strap (by far!). She was only in the seat for less than 5 minutes while taking these pictures, and her neck is already red from the harness. The harness straps are REALLY close together. I will probably make an educated parental decision to put THIN harness covers on it (actually, I think I'm going to make some myself, out of fleece), but I can't advise any of you to do that

Now, onto the pictures!





And some comparison shots of the Nautilus





Measurements (approximate)
Total height (floor to top of seat, measured from the back of the seat)- 27 inches
Internal seat height- just shy of 26 inches
Slot 4- 18 inches
Slot 3- 16 inches
Slot 2- 14.25 inches
Slot 1- 12.5 inches
Crotch strap slots, measured from seat back- inner 5.25 inches; outer 7 inches
Seat depth- 10.75 inches
Internal back width- 12 inches
External back width- 17.75 inches
Internal seat width- 13 inches
External seat width (cupholder to cupholder)- 18.75 inches
Base height- 5.5 inches (slops downward towards the inside of the seat)
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February 10th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Sweet!!! Love the cover, great colors, nice and subtle. That does look very tight around the neck, though.
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February 10th, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Oh, I forgot to include that Isabel is 3 years 8 months old, and approximately 40-41 pounds and 41 inches tall.
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February 10th, 2012, 01:46 PM
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I love the colors...great looking seat!
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February 11th, 2012, 05:34 AM
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I was going to get a Maestro early next year when baby outgrows the SnugRide, but the neck straps are way too close for the girls. They both complain (a lot lol) if the seat hurts their neck. Boo.

Isabel looks so grown up! It's hard to believe that a bunch of our kiddos are FFing now!
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February 11th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Well, we got some bad news about DH's car. His car is done for, and honestly, I don't know when we're going to be able to get him something new. We've been sharing for the past 4 month and will probably have to continue for another year. :\ Therefore, one of our two new car seats isn't needed... so the Maestro is being returned.
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February 12th, 2012, 08:17 AM
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What a bummer that you have to return it and even more that you have to get a new car She does look so grown though!
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February 12th, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Oh man. That sucks, I'm sorry about the car.
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February 13th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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We had bought the Maestro for airline and rental car purposes, and we had the same issue with the neck straps. He wasn't in the seat long enough for it to be a major issue, but we had to make is so that his shirt would kind of be a buffer from the straps. Otherwise I liked a lot about the seat, but due to the neck straps I knew I wouldn't be able to consider using it as a regular seat.
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