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*according to Safe Kids the overall misuse percentage is 73% but other studies indicate percentage may be as high as 90%

Introducing the RideSafer Travel Vest

The Easy and Safe Car Seat Solution for You and Your Child

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We have been using our RideSafer Travel Vest for a little over a week and I don't know how I have lived without one for so long. For once, I don't have to worry if my six-year-old son is buckled up. He loves wearing the vest and takes pride in being safe. With our traditional booster, he struggled to operate it and often cut corners to avoid the aggravation. We will be traveling to an out-of-state wedding next week and I am excited to travel safely with this vest.

~ Megan Gage, Shark Tank entrepreneur and owner of Hot Tots

For most of us, driving is as much a part of our daily lives as brushing our teeth. But did you know the leading cause of death among children in the United States is motor vehicle injuries?

In the United States an annual average of 640 children ages 12 years and younger die as occupants in motor vehicle crashes and more than 137,000 are injured.

Fortunately, many of those deaths and injuries are preventable… and it starts with buckling up.

Of the children ages 12 years and younger who died in a crash in 2013, 38% were not buckled up. And more than 618,000 children ages 0-12 rode in vehicles in 2012 without the use of a child safety seat or booster seat or a seat belt at least some of the time.

Standard car seats and boosters are great, but have you ever questioned if you’re using them correctly? Wished they weren’t so heavy or bulky? Or longed for the day your child could actually feel comfortable without compromising his safety?

Have you ever asked:

How can I keep my child safe without a traditional car seat or booster?

Now you can! Keep your young children ages 3 and up safe without a car seat by using the revolutionary and wearable RideSafer® Travel Vest. It keeps your child safer in the car and doesn’t require a bulky car seat or booster.

This convenient, compact and comfortable child restraint solution makes traveling with children ages 3 and over a breeze — and keeps them safe, too! Plus, it’s easy to store. Simply hang it up like a coat!

We know safety is your number one priority when it comes to traveling with your child.

With the RideSafer® Travel Vest, keeping your child safely secured in her seat belt is easier than ever!

The adjustable vest comes in three versions — designed for lap-only belts or lap-and-shoulder belt systems — and multiple colors. With so many options, you’re sure to find the right fit for your child!

The restraint system is worn like a vest — a much more comfortable (and transportable) alternative to car seats and boosters. Plus, it comes with a seat belt guide for proper positioning, making it easy to use correctly every time you get in the car!

Lightweight and crash tested, the RideSafer® Travel Vest is designed for children ages 3 and older, between 30 and 80 pounds, until they can fit adult vehicle seat belts. With improved safety features over other currently available products, it’s the smartest alternative to a booster seat you should carry for your child.

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A Vest?! Really?! How can a vest protect my child in a crash?

Glad you asked! As a parent, one of our biggest fears when we’re on the road with our kids is getting into an accident. Car accidents can be a nuisance at best… tragic at worst. Even if you’re a safe driver, you can never be too safe when it comes to putting your child in a moving vehicle.

Your safety worries will melt away when your child is in the RideSafer® Travel Vest! Here’s why…

  • RideSafer shoulder guideRideSafer® positions a vehicle’s seat belt on your child so it moves with him, maintaining proper belt positioning throughout the ride. Plus, it repositions the lap belt below his abdomen, protecting those precious internal organs.
  • The vest safely holds the shoulder belt in place, and away from the neck, improving upper body restraint and ensuring your child feels comfortable and secured. This also removes his desire to tuck the belt behind his back or under his arm, an unsafe practice that often happens with a backless booster.
  • By keeping your child’s center of gravity low in the vehicle seat, RideSafer® changes crash dynamics, and reduces head and knee injuries. Plus, its innovative energy-absorbing foam means, in the event of a crash, energy will spread across your child’s whole chest as opposed to the two-inch area of a seat belt.
  • This revolutionary product has been crash tested as a harness and meets or EXCEEDS all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 213) crash test requirements.

Let the RideSafer® Travel Vest give you peace of mind with its impressive crash performance.

We Are So Proud Of Our CRASH TEST Results, We Post Them for You to See. Take A Look For Yourself:

The federal government sets performance criteria for how much crash energy is experienced by a child during crash. They do this by requiring the manufactures to crash test their own products and measure the results.

FMVSS 213 is the federal standard which sets the performance criteria for child restraints. It requires that manufacturers measure crash energy at several different locations on an instrumented crash test dummy.

The RideSafer is tested as a harness as prescribed by FMVSS 213. You will notice that the RideSafer® Travel Vest performs very well, as its results are well below — sometimes by half or more — of the standard maximums allowed (and being below is a great thing for this testing)!

RideSafer CRASH TEST Results


For comparison, here is a booster seat crash test

Side view of the RideSafer crash test

Top view of the RideSafer crash test

Traveling with three kids can be a bit challenging especially with all three children using child restraints. I can't tell you how convenient it was to use RideSafer over the holidays. I had such peace of mind knowing that Estela, 7, and Marcelo, 3, were safe while traveling to and from airports, hotels or around town while we were out of the country. I even had them strap them onto their backpacks for easy transport! I not only love our RideSafers for traveling but it is amazing for carpooling. There are so many times I have found myself having to give a ride to another child or even when Estela is picked up from school by someone else or for field trips. This is such a great product and it definitely makes my life easier as a mom and THAT is PRICELESS!!!!!

~ Ali Landry, actress, model and CPS technician

And guess what? The RideSafer® Travel Vest makes your life easier!

Gone are the days of needing multiple car seat bases for multiple cars.

With the RideSafer® Travel Vest, you just need one vest per child!

Carpooling? Dropping off for school or a play date? Enjoying a date night while your child stays with the grands?

Leave the RideSafer® Travel Vest with your child, and you won’t need to worry about who drops off or picks up — or if there are any rides in between.

Remember that statistic about how many car seats are used incorrectly? A whopping 75%! And every time you move the car seat from one car to another an opportunity arises for an incorrect installation.

They fit in large and small vehicles, and caretakers, including grandparents, love them! Take it from Andrea…

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These car vests were great when my grandchildren came to visit me. I have a small car so it's a tight fit to have car seats or booster seats. My grandkids were able to put them on and get themselves all buckled up. It made it easy on me — I didn't have to squeeze into the backseat of my two-door car.

~ Andrea D. aka Nana

In the city? Riding in a taxi?The RideSafer® Travel Vest is the perfect option for cabbing it across town.

Why bother with installing a car seat — or taking a chance without one — when you can simply use your RideSafer® Travel Vest.

It’s as convenient as carrying an extra coat! Kristin knows firsthand…

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I use it when we travel mostly. And then it is a lifesaver during the school year as I carpool with 2 neighbors. It is such a great invention. I bought a vest for my younger daughter and a Bubble Bum for the older for a road trip. I'm planning on getting my older daughter a vest also. The Bubble Bum isn't comfortable for long rides. As far as cabs go, they are so easy. I just use the shoulder strap. I've never been comfortable ``Brittanying`` the kids in a cab and the vest is so easy to carry around if you have a large purse or backpack. It really is a godsend when in an urban setting. Even my parents can use it! lol!

~ Kristin K, mother

Is lugging a bulky car seat through the airport weighing you down?

With the RideSafer® Travel Vest, catching your flight just got a whole lot easier! You won’t need to haul that heavy car seat through airport security or while you’re booking it through the terminal to make it to your gate on time.*

Lightweight and compact, the RideSafer® Travel Vest easily stows away in your luggage, and is simple to pull out and use SAFELY once you’re ready! We even offer a version that is certified to European Standards if your travels take you overseas.

Fewer headaches, safer kids, more smiles!

But don’t take our word for it! See what our customers have to say…

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When we travel to Mexico, we take the RideSafer Travel Vest. We use it to get our girls safely from the airport to the hotel and back. We don't want to lug heavy car seats since we don't go off the property yet, of course, want the girls to be the safest possible on the shuttle ride. It works well for traveling in New York City as well when we need to jump in and out of taxis. It's a terrific and safe alternative!

~ Samantha Harris, Past host of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and correspondent at ‘Entertainment Tonight’

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Just went on vacation with my 2 kids ages 4 & 6. We’ve tried renting and we’ve certainly tried carrying 2 seats in the past. I laughed quite a bit this vacation knowing I had 2 carseats in my carry-on! Really took out the worry about what to do about seats for the kiddos and saved my back to boot! What a convenience!

~ William S., father

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PLEASE NOTE: If you drive an older vehicle, or will be in an older vehicle while traveling, we recommend using the RideSafer® 2 for additional flexibility in case of lap-only belts. We also advise using an Energy Absorbing Tether Anchor Loop in case there is no tether anchor point.

*We are waiting for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval. Once approved, you’ll be able to use the RideSafer® to keep your child safer on an airplane. An additional accessory will be available for purchase that will wrap the airplane seat.

But wait, there’s more! Your kids will actually want to wear this vest!

If you’re like many parents, you’ve battled with your kids to get them buckled in their car seats. You don’t blame them for resisting, but you also don’t give in.

What if now you can — and without compromising on their safety or losing your Zen?

Made of soft fabric and padding, and not hard plastics, the RideSafer® Travel Vest is the epitome of comfort.

Plus, market research has shown that its appearance (which mimics a space suit!) is appealing to children. (Who knew!)

Keep your kids SAFE AND COMFORTABLE with the RideSafer® Travel Vest. Even kids with special needs are fans of this wearable wonder!

Does your child think she’s “too big” for the car seat, but she’s still too young for an adult seat belt? Dawn was there with her six-year-old daughter…

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It took more than two years to determine what she was going to transition to when the time came. So far this solution has made me feel very good about not just her safety but her comfort. She doesn't have to sit in a plastic framed chair which was one of the main reasons I couldn't find a big kid car seat that truly satisfied me. I am happy I found your product. I am trying to spread the word. For those with 6-year-olds who think they are too big for boosters and car seats, I can't possibly imagine agreeing with a child's opinion when their safety is of utmost priority. With the vest she feels like she isn't so young up against her 13-year-old brother and his friends that might be piling in the car.

~ Dawn L., mother

A car restraint they’ll want to wear? This is too good to be true!

But it IS TRUE!

Your kids will be comfortable, and you can take comfort in the fact that they will be safe — in your car and those of friends, relatives and other caregivers. Because since the vest is so lightweight and compact, it can travel with your child wherever he goes!

Want to make your child’s travel experience even more comfortable? The RideSafer 2 includes an adjustable neck pillow! Or you can add the Cardiff Headrest so your little one can safely dream the ride away until you reach your destination.

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So, I LOVE THIS CAR SEAT!!! Seriously. Its taken about a week for my son to be really and truly solo on it. AND he loves it too! It's so cool too because it can stay in the car with the latch on the back.

~ Liza Mucheru Wisner, Competitor on The Apprentice in 2010

Speaking of comfort… The RideSafer® Travel Vest means more room for multiple kids in the backseat.

With the RideSafer® Travel Vest, you can easily, comfortably and SAFELY fit up to three children in one row in your vehicle — even if one or two are in traditional car seats!

This means more elbow room, and maybe fewer squabbles! (A parent can dream, right?)

And BONUS! It saves you the hassle (and the cost) of upgrading to a larger vehicle!

For a small investment in the RideSafer® Travel Vest, you could save THOUSANDS by not needing to buy a new car.

And did we mention… After 10 years on the market, the RideSafer® Travel Vest has had NO RECALLS!

The RideSafer® Travel Vest is available in three different versions — priced from $139 to $169. A steal when you consider the priceless value of your child’s safety. Read about the differences now to find out which one is right for you!

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What are you waiting for? Try it 100% Risk-Free!

You get to try out the RideSafer® Travel Vest today and enjoy 15-day, 100% money-back guarantee with free return shipping.

That’s right! You have 15 days to love this vest — OR YOUR MONEY BACK! We’re that confident once you try it out, you’ll love how convenient and easy to use it is and want to keep it to continue protecting your child.

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Additional Details


The Pink and Blue colors are made of 100% Polyester Rose Boa™. The Black, Gray and Yellow are completely made of a breathable 100% Polyester Air Mesh Fabric.

Old models can still be found occasionally, you can tell the difference by the shoulder flap; the old model has a flag on the shoulder and the newest model has RideSafer on the shoulder. The major differences are:

  1. Additional colors available
  2. Built-in FAA accessory compatibility with loops through back straps to allow for FAA accessory once available. (08/15–FAA approval has been delayed for an unknown amount of time. The manufacturer is still working toward approval. Read here to learn more. In the meantime, contact us about the availability of a CARES harness for your travel.)
  3. A few minor design changes for added comfort and better fit
  4. The old model had no expiration date

The EU version booster seat is:

  • 15.5 inches (39cm) wide x 16 inches (40 cm) deep.
  • 8 inches (20 cm) tall at the top of arms and the seat itself is 4 inches (10 cm) high
  • 2.2 pounds

Already have a small but your child has grown enough to fit into a large? We have a Trade-Up Program, click here to read more.

Wondering if the RideSafer® complies with your state’s child restraint laws? We have you covered. You can read the child restraint law for each state on our site here.

RideSafer® Travel Vest

Revolutionary, Wearable Car Seat

Easy, safe, convenient and legal child restraint that meets or exceeds all Federal standards (FMVSS213). The vest is lightweight, easy to carry and fits in your child’s backpack.


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Choose your version below


With three versions to choose from, one will be the solution you are looking for.

Black RideSafer 2
  • For use in multiple modes: lap-only with tether strap, lap-shoulder belt with tether, lap-shoulder belt only
  • Certified to U.S. Federal Standards (FMVSS213)
  • Comes with tether strap and optional neck rest and crotch strap.

RideSafer 2 - The Tethering Vest


  • For use with lap-shoulder belt only
  • Adjustable back straps for better fit
  • Tested to U.S. Federal Standards
  • Released at same time as Version 2

RideSafer 3 - The Adjustable Vest


  • For use with lap-shoulder belt only
  • Certified to European Standards
  • Comes with booster to satisfy European requirements

RideSafer EU - The European Version


See below for additional variation information


The different versions of the RideSafer Travel Vest may seem very similar. And perhaps more than one would suit your needs. Here is a side-by-side comparison to help you better decide. And below we have some videos which may further help you choose the right version for you.


What is different in the versions?

When would you buy which version?



If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQ section on the RideSafer here

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