GoBooster Review

by Claire Minnaar

I was recently approached by GoBooster to do a review for them. For those of you who are regular followers of Momtrepreneur – you will know how important car safety is for me and so I grabbed at the opportunity to do this particular review.

A little bit about the GoBooster seat

The GoBooster seat is an inflatable seat designed with 6 shoulder belt positions and adjustable safety clips, which position the shoulder belt safely over your child’s chest instead of dangerously close to her neck. The unique lap belt guider keeps the lap belt position over your child’s upper legs, protecting her stomach. The lightweight, durable inflatable GoBooster weighs less than 1 kg and inflates and deflates in just seconds, so it’s ready when you are. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or a babysitter, the GoBooster is the fast,convenient way to keep children safe wherever you travel. The seat is suitable for the age group 4 – 12 years.

The head of GoBooster is Luc Herman.

My Review

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To start off I must be clear that the seat is not designed to completely replace a normal child seat. It is however perfect for families that have more than one car and / or have a lot of family transporting their kids in their vehicles. This is really where the go-booster comes into its own.

I have been using the seat for about a month and it’s been great. I have my normal car seat for Ethan (my 4 year old) in my car, but when I need to pop out somewhere quickly or in a hurry with Ethan, I often use my husband’s car (more fuel efficient!). In addition, my husband prefers to drive his car (typical guy!) and thanks to having the GoBooster, we don’t have to move seats around from one car to the other – we can now quickly inflate the go-booster, secure the strap and we are safe and ready to go to school. In addition, I can just give the seat to someone else to use if they want to take Ethan somewhere – amazingly convenient!

Ethan is very happy with the seat as it’s very comfortable. Setting the seat up in your car is a total breeze – all you have to do is about 6 blows to go from a flat bag (which can fit into any school bag or suitcase) into a car seat.

The Bag

This is truly a brilliant invention. It is light weight, compact, comfortable and safe. It is very easy to install and can be done even if you are in a hurry. As an added bonus it takes up far less space which is a huge advantage if you have two car seats in the back and you need to squeeze in another adult or child.

One negative which isn’t a biggy for me – the seat it does need to be inflated fairly regularly (it will take you 1 / 2 blows max), but this again is normal as it has a pressure release valve that purposely lets air out for safety reasons. It is not for babies or small kids. My 4 year old is just tall enough for it to be effective.

Regarding the price – the seat currently sells for R895 (includes FREE shipping). This is an great price (in my opinion, of course) for something that helps keep your child safe. I don’t know of many car seats that will cost you less than R1000.

And, the seat includes a 2 year warranty.

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14 comments

Claire van Apeldoorn November 23, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Hi, ive tried to find out who the head of the company is, just cant find it anywhere! ive looked on their website and fb page…not sure what to do know? anyways, i think it is a fantastic product and i would love one for my little girl.. shes slightly small for it at the moment but im sure she will be able to use it in time 🙂 we are currently using a chelino one..

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Rochelle Stewart November 24, 2012 - 8:46 am

Tricky one! But I eventually found it! Luc Herman, head of GoBooster South Africa. Sjoe, you made me work for this one! We currently use the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat 🙂

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Tammy Perry November 24, 2012 - 7:35 pm

1. Head of GoBooster is Luc Herman

2. We use a Maxi-Cosi car seat but I am DESPERATE for a GoBooster seat for Granny and Grampa’s car!!

3. Thanks for an awesome and real blog! Us moms need you! XX

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Adele November 26, 2012 - 9:11 am

The Head of GoBooster is Luc Herman.
Love the idea of the GoBooster seat, love that compact and easy to use!

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Esmien November 26, 2012 - 11:23 am

Luc Herman.

Love the idea as we are always swopping bulky seats when we swop cars.

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Melanie Pieterkosky November 26, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Luc Herman

This will make the different car situation so my easier.

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Melanie Pieterkosky November 26, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Asti car seats

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Susan Kemp November 28, 2012 - 9:45 am

Luc Herman. I positively hate the idea of someone needing to pick up my son if I can’t and would love this product, such a good idea. The fact that it swops so easily between cars and can fold up in your bag is genius! Congratulations on an amazing product!

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Tammy Perry November 28, 2012 - 9:55 am

Saw a GoBooster seat yesterday…now I REALLY need one! They are SO amazing! Very SAFE, compact, great for travelling and the PERFECT alternative to other chunky Booster seats! GoBooster Go!!

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CharlieW November 28, 2012 - 10:11 am

Luc Herman.

What an awesome product!

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Linda Laing November 28, 2012 - 10:59 am

Luc Herman. I am currently using a safeway car seat. Would love to have a booster seat to grow with my baby.

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Lynsey Strydom November 28, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Luc Herman

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Lynsey Strydom November 28, 2012 - 12:26 pm

We use a Chicco car seat for our twins, and a chelino booster seat for our 4 yr old

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Corryn Bartlett December 3, 2012 - 9:00 am

Thank you so very much for this wonderful prize! I am so so excited to get my GoBooster Seat! Thanks Momtrepeneur!

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