When we were looking for a convertible carseat for our son as he outgrew his infant seat, the most important things for us were safety, quality, cost and size. We especially wanted a carseat that we could be able to travel on an airplane with, so we looked for one that was FAA approved. This one is! Our son was comfortable and safe in our trip to Europe when he was 11 months old. He slept in his carseat, and we were able to safely buckly him in during our long trip. It is very light as well, so it was easy to take along with us, even though we had brought a stroller and a pack n play in addition to our luggage as well! We liked the print, the size and especially the cost! We now use it for our daughter, and hope to use it for another child soon! The benefit of it being a little narrower, is that we can now likely fit 3 carseats in the back of our car! As for cusionyness, it might be a little lacking, but my kids have never complained or shown any sign of being uncomfortable, even after long trips.
West Jordan, UT