Safety 1st Elite Air 80 Convertible Car Seat

FTC Disclosure: This IS a sponsored post. I received the Safety 1st Elite Air 80 as compensation for sharing my thoughts. All views and opinions expressed in regard to the product or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed, by the company prior to posting.


I frequently care for my nephew, my brother’s son. Being that he is still little I needed a good car seat to run around with him. It’s been years since I’ve had to purchase a new car seat, but it was time with little man running around my house.

To get familiar with car seats again I did some research. Because I take him every chance I get, I wanted to be sure we got something for him that would last for as long as he needed a car seat. He’s only 4 and a small little guy, so we still have some time.

A friend introduced me to the Safety 1st Elite Air 80 and when I learned about it’s features I knew that this was not only the right car seat for my nephew, but me too.

Meet the Elite Air 80 Convertible Car Seat


The Safety 1st Elite Air 80 Convertible Car Seat offers a wide range of features that is perfect from newborn all the way to 100 pounds. It also features the brand new Air Protect + which offers a new layer of protection for children riding in the car.

  • Super-extended weight range
    • Rear-facing 5-40 pounds and 19″-40″
    • Forward-facing 22-80 pounds and 34″-52″
    • Belt-positioning booster 40-100 pounds and 40″-57″
  • Featuring Air Protect +
    • Air Protect® advanced cushion system protects your child’s head, where it’s needed most
    • GCell HX™ patented foam with hexagonal shapes inside the seat provides superior body protection
    • TOGETHER they provide full body side impact protection
  • Easy to identify color-coded belt paths and installation labels
  • Durable, steel-reinforced metal frame
  • QuickFit™ Harness system with Center Front Adjustment
  • 10-position headrest grows with your child
  • No re-thread harness
  • 4-position recline for an optimal fit to your vehicle
  • 2 integrated cup holders on either side of car seat
  • One Click LATCH


The integrated cup holders on the Elite Air 80 have been super nice when running errands with my nephew. Because there are 2 cup holders he’s able to use one for his sippy cup and another for snacks.

But, what I wanted to show you is the piece of leather that surrounds the cup holders.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, but kids are messy. This little added touch makes cleaning up the seat much easier. And while the cover is entirely removable, who wants to go through all that trouble for just a bit of mess?

With the leather surround to both cup holders, clean up is made very simple, without removing the cover, for his little drips and spills.

And that’s just the beginning of the convenient features.

Re-threading the seat belts, for example, is sometimes difficult and always a pain. But with the Elite Air 80 car seat, it’s a simple squeeze and lift to adjust the height of the belts. This makes it much easier to get the right fit, all of the time.

Safety 1st Air Protect Plus


What is Air Protect® Technology?

Air Protect® Side Impact Protection is a ground-breaking technology that protects our children at their most vulnerable – the head.

How does Air Protect® work?

Through the precise release of air, Air Protect® shields children from side impact intrusion and immediately reduces crash forces at the most critical spot: around a child’s head. Air Protect® does this by extending ride-down, the amount of time it takes to slow a child’s movement in a crash.

Elite Air 80 LATCH System

Installing car seats using the LATCH system can sometimes be difficult for me. As you may or may not know, I have Pompe’s which, at times, makes it difficult for me to do things like squeeze my hand in to a tight space to be able to buckle the belt and make it tight.

However, the LATCH system on the new Elite Air 80 makes this task a lot easier, not just for me, but all parents.

First, they have color-coded the belt placement to easily see where to place the belts. Green is for rear-facing, blue is for forward-facing.


The other thing they have done is make the LATCH belts a one click system to easily install it properly to the car.


This means you no longer have to squeeze your hand between the seat of your car and then struggle to make the belt tighter. It is a much more convenient system and one that I really appreciate.

Purchase the Elite Air 80 Car Seat


Safety 1st’s Elite Air 80 convertible car seat is available exclusively at Babies R Us. And is only available in the black and grey pattern you see here.

Babies R Us offers different shipping options which includes site to home, free site to store, and free same day in store pick.

All of these amazing features come for just $229.99.


6 Responses to “Safety 1st Elite Air 80 Convertible Car Seat”

  1. November 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    We also got the chance to check out this car seat for the boys, it really is awesome. Though mine look a whole heck of a lot different in the back of my Expedition than in your compact car.

    • Bobbie
      November 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

      I love the features of it. I am sure it let a whole lot more room in a larger SUV. I am lucky in that I only have the car seat for one and it’s occasionally not all the time, so it works! I’m glad you like the seats for your boys. They seem very safe and user friendly!

  2. Lisa P.
    May 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This is a fabulous car seat. My grandson was in it when he and my daughter were in an accident. The SUV rolled several times but he didn’t have a mark on him. He was so secure in the seat that he never even cried or acted at all upset. I can’t recommend this seat enough!

    • Bobbie
      May 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about the accident. I was in a severe accident myself and rolled my SUV 6 times. It was traumatic. I am so glad to hear that your grandson was safe and so glad to get that feedback on the car seat. I feel like my nephew is so safe in this car seat and it makes me very confident to know that this seat is safe!

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