WhizRider gives families the freedom to go everywhere safely without the bulk of a car seat or booster. From Uber rides to carpools, WhizRider brings together convenience and safety for children and is engineered to exceed U.S. performance safety standards,
- Designed for children from 3 to 10 years of age (30 to 80 lbs)
- Crash tested to exceed U.S. Federal Safety Standards
- Key safety features: anti-submarining leg loops and active seat belt positioning clips
- Guaranteed with a 35 day refund policy
Although renting a car seat or booster may seem convenient, it can often be expensive enough to put a damper on your travel budget. They could be damaged or improperly cleaned—or maybe never cleaned. Keeping WhizRider on you means never having to wonder about your child’s safety in the car, even when you are traveling far from home.
Never worry about where the car seat is again! Whether you are asking your partner to pick up the kids from school, or a friend wants to bring your child home from soccer practice, there will be no more frustrating realizations that they don’t have a safe way to ride in the car. Having WhizRider in your child’s backpack or your glove compartment or handbag means you are always prepared.
Single car family? Frequent car-sharing riders? With WhizRider you are free to explore your city again—without dragging a car seat along. Take a spontaneous trip to the museum with an Uber, or hop in a friend’s car and grab lunch. Imagine the experiences that will open up for you and your children when bulky car seat logistics aren’t standing in your way.
The standard advice when leaving children in someone else’s care is to install the car seat in the nanny or babysitter’s car. Even if they don’t plan on leaving, it is important to have a safe way to travel with the children in case of an emergency. What if they already had the solution on them? A nanny, babysitter, grandparent, or other caregiver who has a WhizRider stowed in their glove compartment or handbag is always ready for a car ride.
From San Francisco to Vietnam to Morocco, families have been testing out WhizRider and have loved the convenience of traveling safely on holiday and around town. We look forward to posting your WhizKids' stories!!
We designed and developed WhizRider together with leading accident researchers, biomechanical engineers, and mountain climbing experts, among other experts in the fields of personal protection equipment.
Our research led us to innovative concepts that redefine what a safe child restraint solution can look and feel like. Although WhizRider is ultra-portable, it does not compromise on safety.
Major Safety Features That Reduce The Risk of Injury
- No Submarining: Leg loops prevent children from “submarining” under the lap belt.
- Optimal Seat Belt Placement: Innovative metal clips keep the seat belt in correct position, even when children wiggle or fall asleep.
- Extra Visibility: Glow-in-the-dark vest keeps kids safe at night.
Installing WhizRider is a simple process, helping you feel confident that your child is securely restrained for every ride.
Age and Size Requirements
WhizRider is offered in 2 sizes (small and large) and is adjustable to fit children from ages 3 to 10 years old:
You can see in this video how the innovative design of the WhizRider vest reduces the risk of injury and keeps the seat belt at optimum placement.
WhizRider has undergone rigorous crash testing and surpasses the requirements of the U.S. Federal Standard, regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These regulations include:
- Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 for Child Restraint Systems
- Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 302 for Flammability of Interior Materials
The most important elements of a crash test video to determine safety of a restraint system both involve how much movement takes place:
- How far does the dummy move forward in the seat (whether knee excursion or submarining under the lap belt).
- How much the dummy’s head moves forward (forward excursion).
If you focus on the dummy’s head and knees in this actual crash test footage, you can see that WhizRider holds the dummy’s body in a secure position through the duration of the impact.
Left Side View
Right Side View
Through a random selection method, every single batch we produce is tested in accordance with FMVSS 213. We repeat these tests using dummies that represent three-year-old, six-year-old, and ten-year-old children. For additional security, we have been conducting tests in different testing facilities across the U.S. and Europe.
The Two Main Performance Benchmarks
Knee Forward Movement Comparison:
- U.S. Federal Standards allow the child’s knees to travel 36” forward.
- In crash testing, WhizRider allows the knees to move forward 20”.
Head Forward Movement Comparison:
- U.S. Federal Standards allow the child’s head to travel 32” forward.
- In crash testing, WhizRider allows the head to move forward 11”.
Frequently Asked Questions
WhizRider is the safest and smallest compact car seat option for a child. It is a unique harness system with leg loops and clips that guide the car seat belt into the proper position on the lap and shoulder to prevent injury. WhizRider is absolutely safe and fits in a pocket or backpack so it can always be there for your child’s safety.
WhizRider was created by founders Andy and Dani, two dads with the goal of enabling families to live a modern, mobile lifestyle without compromising safety. Together with a team of accident research specialists, biomechanical engineers, and mountain climbing equipment experts, they designed and engineered WhizRider in Germany over the course of two years.
The WhizRider harness system anchors the seat belt of the car into optimal position on the shoulder and the lap to prevent serious injury. The upper clip holds the shoulder belt down and in the proper place to reduce the risk of injury to the neck and face. The leg loops, inspired by rock climbing gear, prevent the child from moving out of the seat and sliding underneath the lap belt, preventing submarining which is a common issue with booster seats. This eliminates the risk of injury to the abdominal organs and genitals.
Integrating the harness system into a vest makes it easy and fast to put on in less than 10 seconds. Securing the child in the car seat takes another 10 seconds. In total, it takes less than 20 seconds to safely secure your child so you never have to scramble to get situated in a cab or rideshare.
Plus, children can easily secure themselves when riding with family or friends.
WhizRider is offered in 2 sizes (small and large) and is adjustable to fit children from ages 3 to 10 years old:
Age: 3 years or older
Height: 37.5 to 49 inches (95 to 125 cm)
Weight: 30 to 55 lbs (15 to 25 kg)
Chest Diameter: 25 inches (64 cm) or smaller
Age: 6 years or older
Height: 47 to 57 inches (120 to 145 cm)
Weight: 47 to 80 lbs (22 to 36 kg)
Chest Diameter: 30 inches (76 cm) or smaller
1. Place the WhizRider vest on the child.
2. Snap the buckles closed on the chest and leg loops.
3. Once the child is sitting in the back seat, put the car seat belt on and buckle it.
4. Insert the car lap belt into the steel, leg loop clips.
5. Insert the car shoulder belt into the steel, shoulder clip.
It takes less than 10 seconds to put WhizRider on your child and another 10 seconds to secure them in the car. It’s just as quick to take off.
Watch the video to see how to put WhizRider on and secure a child in a car.
WhizRider is perfect when renting a car, carpooling, getting an Uber/Lyft, or grabbing a taxi. You can safely commute in the city, get help from a family member or neighbor, and always have an option in an unplanned event because it's always there for you. Keep it in a handbag, glove compartment or in your child's backpack.
WhizRider can also be used in a bus where there is a lap and shoulder belt. It is not certified to use in an airplane.
WhizRider is a supplement to your traditional car seat and allows you to go anywhere without the bulk of a car seat or booster.
WhizRider weighs 15 ounces (425 grams). That’s less than a bag of coffee beans.
WhizRider comes packed in a bag that is about the size of a medium to-go coffee. It fits in a jacket pocket, a handbag, or child sport’s bag, and easily fits in carry-on luggage.
The WhizRider vest is made of a water repellent material for easy cleaning. Wash with a wet cloth and mild soap. Do not use fabric softener and do not machine wash. Air dry. Do not tumble dry.
WhizRider was designed and tested based on the U.S. federal regulation standards. The U.S. standards are some of the highest requirements in the world and the most performance oriented.These regulations include the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 for Child Restraint Systems and FMVSS 302 for Flammability of Interior Materials.
WhizRider is a belt positioning device that can be used across the US with the exception of Connecticut, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Ohio. These states require that the child has to be elevated in the vehicle car seatas a general attempt to increase adoption of child restraint systems in their states.
Outside U.S. with respect to the rest of the world there are countries that follow U.S. standards, others that have their own regulations, and yet others that do not have any regulations at all. We are working to obtain approval for other regulated countries and regions in the world. Due to liability and insurance reasons please check the local regulations before using your WhizRider. Currently we do not ship to Canada and Austria due to their import restrictions.
Yes, each component of WhizRider has been designed, crash tested, and re-tested to meet the highest U.S. Federal Safety Standards, regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
WhizRider surpasses the requirements of the U.S. Federal Safety Standards. These include the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 for Child Restraint Systems and FMVSS 302 for Flammability of Interior Materials.
WhizRider meets and exceeds the requirements of the US Federal Regulation Standard FMVSS 213 for Child Restraint Systems and FMVSS 302 for Flammability of Interior Materials. We have continuously evaluated every component of WhizRider to ensure it is best-in-class and meets all safety, sustainability and ethical standards.
Our suppliers are all bluesign® or OEKO-TEX® certified, and all components of WhizRider are produced with toxic-free substances.
A major problem of standard booster seats is submarining. This is where the child can slide underneath the lap belt. WhizRider’s unique leg loops prevents submarining and reduce the risk of injuries of the inner abdominal organs. In addition, the make and position of the shoulder clip holds the shoulder belt in the correct position even if the child is moving around in the seat or falls asleep and prevents the belt from sliding off the shoulder or legs and causing injury.
Yes. We are aware of our responsibility when it comes to social and ecological responsibility. We evaluate every component of WhizRider to ensure it is best-in-class quality and meets all safety, sustainability and ethical standards. WhizRider is certified as carbon neutral manufacturer and all CO2 emissions resulting from production, logistics and disposal of our product are offset by supporting climate projects around the world. All our materials are whenever possible bluesign® or OEKO-TEX® certified to make sure that our components do not contain any harmful substances.
We strive to provide our customers with a product that is in no way harmful, quite the contrary, our product is supposed to safe lives. Therefore, we make sure that every component we are using during production of WhizRider is free of any harmful substances. We do so by strictly working with suppliers that understand the importance of non-use of harmful substances. All our components are made, whenever possible, using Bluesign certified chemicals only, further, we test every component on chemical ingredients using European and US standards and regulations and working with globally leading laboratories.
If there is an ecologically more responsible alternative we go for it. Most water repellent coatings are made using Fluorocarbons. Fluorocarbons do not occur naturally on our planet. These are polyfluorinated or perfluorinated compounds, also referred to as PFC or PFOS. They were invented in the 1960s and have been used since then for a variety of applications. It does not occur in nature, but it has now been found in breast milk, the blood of polar bears and glaciers on every continent of the planet. The Ware Repellent effect of WhizRider is completely PFC Free.
Even when choosing the most eco friendly materials, during production there is still energy used which causes emission of CO2 which again effects our climate. We want to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible. Therefore, we compensate all emissions resulting from production, distribution and disposal of WhizRider by supporting selected climate projects. Emissions are calculated based on scientific methods by our partner ClimatePartner.
As our product has been designed to make families lives easier and to even save lives, we also want to make sure that our product is produced under conditions that support those principles. We will never accept forced and child labor and have measurements in place that ensure that WhizRider is produced under decent working conditions. Get in contact with us to learn more about our efforts to guarantee safe and fair working conditions.