Hamax Siesta child seat

HAMAX Siesta child seat (with rack) 



Unlike a lot or rear child carriers which are fitted via a clamp mounting to the seatpost, the Dutch-designed Siesta comes with an aluminium rack onto which the seat slides and secures, making it an extremely safe and stable option. There’s no stress on the seatpost and weight is more evenly distributed, as with a regular pannier rack. The rack attaches to the mounting bosses on your bike (a five-minute job), then you simply level the top section by tweaking the support arm angles; the seat slides on and off easily for storage and transportation. A loud ‘click’ and red indicator ensure foolproof fitting and the seat can even be reclined to 20-degrees for resting/sleeping. The adjustable height harness is the best we’ve come across, can easily be cinched while the child’s in the seat and there are toe straps to keep little feet from wandering or kicking. Suitable for kids up to 25kg, it fits our four-year-old perfectly and looks durable enough to last for the younger sibling too. We’ve used it every day since fitting and not only has it shortened the school run, it’s also saved hundreds on bus fares. We can’t rate it highly enough. Emma Lindley