Infasecure Visage Astra Review
Type B/E convertible booster seat
Forward facing: 6 mo – 4 yrs (approx)
Booster mode: 4 yrs – 8 yrs (approx)
H 76-86 x W 44 x D 41 cm
Lower marker (start use): 29cm
Middle Marker (Change to Booster Mode) – 42cm
Upper marker (stop use): 57cm
4 shoulder slot heights
Adjustable, locking headrest
New advanced independent locking buckle
Large seatbelt sash guides
Machine-washable, press-stud covers
12 months for material and fabrics e.g. foam, covers, inserts
2 years for straps and webbing e.g. harness straps, top tether strap
5 years for hardware and fittings e.g. harness buckle
10 years on the manufacturing of the seat moulding i.e. the blow moulded seat shell
CREP safety rating
Ease of use rating
Pros and cons
+ Highest booster exit marker in the market
+ Air Cocoon Technology side impact protection
+ Can be forward facing harnessed as well
– No rearward facing mode, can’t be used for newborns
– Must switch to booster mode after about 4 years
– Expensive for a booster
The Infasecure Visage Astra is Infasecure’s 6mo – 8yr convertible booster seat range. It is able to be used as a forward facing harnessed seat to approx. 4 years and then convert into a booster seat to about 8 years.
The Visage Astra is a great option if you want a booster that lasts a long time – with the exit marker at 57cm it will fit tall kids and potentially last well beyond the 8 years that it is specced for.
On the downside, the limitation is that when the middle marker is reached (approx 4 years), you need to tuck away the harness and use the car’s seat belt. It also doesn’t have a rearward facing mode nor is it suitable for newborns.
With the advent of Type G harnessed car seats which allow harnessing until approx 8 years, booster seats are an inferior option from a safety point of view.
If you have a tall child, this might be a suitable solution but it is expensive for a booster . The harnessed mode is also redundant if you are coming from a 0-4 seat.
This might work if you are coming from a capsule, but for most people, a better option is a harnessed car seat.
Who this is for:
Parents looking for a tall booster seat with a high exit marker.