Evenflo Revolve 360 vs Gold vs Extend vs Slim

Evenflo Revolve 360 vs Gold; Revolve360 vs Extend vs Slim

The Evenflo Revolve 360 hatched its name from the revolutionary design of spinning round 360o on a swivel, the acclaimed “America’s bestselling rotational car seat,” and has seen several upgrades over the years.

But there is just more to it. The Revolve360 comes in three models;

The Evenflo Gold is an advanced intelligent safety technology called SensorSafe that relays potentially unsafe conditions such as extreme temperature (hot or cold), unbuckled chest clip, your child sitting for too long and being unattended in the car all right from your child’s seat to your smartphone in real-time. This intelligent safety feature is the major difference, apart from the fabrics, between the Revolve360 Gold and the Revolve360 variants of similar models.

The Gold (SensorSafe) is featured in select variants of the Extend and Slim models; hence, this Evenflo Revolve 360 vs Gold article includes comprehensive comparisons of the Revolve vs Extend vs Slim models.

Alternatively, if a model does not feature the SensorSafe technology, it may come with the Quick Clean Cover, which allows for quickly removing the seat cover and easy cleaning.

This article shall extensively compare the Evenflo Revolve 360 vs Gold Revolve 360 variants, and carefully highlight the differences in specs, modes of use, features, safety & installation features, and ease-of-use features across the models/variants, and give in-depth insights on all aspects of a car seat including the tiniest of detail, to help you decide as you invest in your loving angel.

Related: Evenflo 360 vs Nuna Revv.

Related: Evenflo Revolve360 vs Graco Turn2Me.

Understanding the Different Variants of the Revolve360 – Extend, Slim & Gold

evenflo extend and slim revolve360

As mentioned earlier, the Revolve 360 comes in different models and variants. Understanding these models and their differences early on, including the Gold (SensorSafe) variants, is crucial in helping you choose what exactly would meet your needs.

evenflo gold revolve360 extend and gold slim with sensorsafe

Basic (Original) Revolve360 (3-in-1)

The Evenflo Revolve360 is the base model of the Evenflo rotational car seats product line. This original model does not include the SensorSafe technology. However, this model is now discontinued.

The Revolve360 features three seat modes:

  1. Rear-facing (40lb max. weight),
  2. Forward-facing and
  3. Highback seat modes.

Specs and features of this model (Revolve 360) include:

  • Recommended weight range: 4 – 120lbs (rf: 4-40lbs; ff: 22-65lbs; booster: 40-120lbs.)
  • Recommended height range: 17 – 57″ (rf: 17-40″; ff: 28-49″; booster: 44-57″)
  • Top harness height: 19″
  • LATCH weight limit: rf – 35lbs; ff – 40lbs
  • Dimensions: 21″D x 25.9″H x 8″W
  • Installation features: LATCH or Seat Belt
  • Comes with a 90-day limited warranty

The Revolve360 Extend (3-in-1; Quick Clean Cover)

The Revolve360 Extend is next in line in the rotational car seat series, featuring three seat modes with extended usage in the rear-facing, up to a max weight limit of 50 lbs.

This Extend model does not feature the SensorSafe technology. However, this variant comes with the Quick Clean Cover, which allows you to easily take off and wash the seat cover, and a Zip-On leg rest for extra comfort.

The Revolve360 Extend features three seat modes:

  1. Rear-facing (extended usage up to 50lbs),
  2. Forward-facing and
  3. Highback seat modes.

Other peculiar specs and features of this model include:

  • Recommended weight range: 4 – 120lbs (rf: 4-50lbs; ff: 22-65lbs; booster: 40-120lbs.)
  • Recommended height range: 17 – 57″ (rf: 17-48″; ff: 28-49″; booster: 44-57″)
  • Top harness height: 19″
  • LATCH weight limit: rf – 30lbs; ff – 35lbs
  • Dimensions: 21″D x 25.9″H x 8″W
  • Installation features: LATCH or Seat Belt
  • Reinforced-steel shell
  • Zip-on padded leg rest that enhances the extended RF feature (also usable when FF) can be removed if necessary.
  • Quick Clean Cover – for easy removal and cleaning of the seat cover
  • Comes with a 90-day limited warranty

The Revolve360 Slim (2-in-1; Quick Clean Cover)

The Revolve360 Slim is the slimmest of the Evenflo’s rotational car seat product line at 16.75″W and can only be used in two seat modes – RF & FF. Additionally, it features extended usage in rear-facing (up to 50lbs max. weight) and a more adaptable seat height (24.3″H) that makes it more compatible with a wider range of vehicles when RF.

At this width and height, it competes with the most popular compact convertible car seats that conveniently fit 3 across in small cars: the likes of Graco SlimFit3 LX (at 20.7″D x 24.5″H x 16.7″ W) and the Diono Radian series (at 16″D x 28.5″H x 17″ W). Unfortunately, the Revolve360 Slim is only a 2-in-1 convertible, while the Graco’s and Diono’s are 3-in-1.

You can read a comparative article of the Diono Radian vs Graco SlimFit3 LX. Psst, the Graco SlimFit3 LX is a ‘better’ option.

This Evenflo Revolve360 Slim model does not feature the SensorSafe technology. However, the Slim comes with the Quick Clean Cover, which allows you to take off and wash the seat cover easily.

Despite being compact, the Slim is as comfortable as the other Revolve models, just as the Graco’s and Diono’s are also very comfortable.

The Revolve360 Slim features two seat modes:

  1. Rear-facing (extended usage up to 50lbs), and
  2. Forward-facing

Other peculiar specs and features of this model include:

  • Recommended weight range: 4 – 65lbs (rf: 4-50lbs; ff: 22-65lbs)
  • Recommended height range: 17 – 49″ (rf: 17-48″; ff: 28-49″)
  • Top harness height: 19″
  • LATCH weight limit: rf – 35lbs; ff – 40lbs
  • Dimensions: 21″D x 24.3″H x 75″W
  • Installation features: LATCH or Seat Belt
  • Quick Clean Cover – for easy removal and cleaning of the seat cover
  • Comes with a 90-day limited warranty

NB: The Slim has three variants – the Gold variant, the Quick Clean Cover variant, and the basic that doesn’t feature the SensorSafe or Quick Clean Cover.

The Revolve360 Gold Extend & Slim

evenflo gold extend and gold slim revolve360

The Evenflo 360 Gold, the SensorSafe, which is an intelligent safety technology system that alerts you about unsafe conditions around your child, (such as extreme temperature (hot or cold), unbuckled chest clip, when your child has been sitting for too long, and if unattended in the car), is only present in select variants of the Extend and Slim models.

To recognize a seat with this feature, it carries the name “Gold” (…with SensorSafe) in the name.

Beyond this technology in the Evenflo Gold series, which is the significant difference, the variants also feature Evenflo’s most sophisticated fabrics (including the Green & Gentle variant) against the premium fabrics in the base models. However, the cushioning is the same in the Gold and non-Gold models. That means the level of comfort is similar.

Another difference between the Gold and non-Gold models is that the Gold version comes with a “limited lifetime warranty,” while the others come with a “90-day limited warranty.”

All other features and specs are the same as similar models/variants.

Green & Gentle Fabric (Gold Revolve360 Extend)

evenflo gold revolve360 slim with green and gentle fabric

The so-called Evenflo’s most sophisticated fabric is the Green and Gentle fabric, which is present in the Evenflo Gold Revolve 360 Extend with Green & Gentle Fabric and is the most expensive of the Revolve 360 rotational car seat series. It also features the SensorSafe technology, hence the Gold included in the name. Unfortunately, it does not have the Quick Clean Cover.

Evenflo claims the car seat is devoid of added chemicals like Perfluoroalkoxy alkanes (PFAs) and flame retardants and is manufactured using 26 recycled plastic bottles.

Green and Gentle Fabric Evenflo Gold Extend

This is for you if you are environmentally conscious and an enthusiast for a clean and green environment. The priority should be that your child is in a chemical-free car seat. However, the other models use much lower chemicals than the standard set by strict national safety regulations and, therefore, are equally safe.

All other features and specs are the same as similar models/variants.

Evenflo Revolve 360 Vs Gold Differences

The following tables will now highlight the specifications and features where similarities and differences may exist.

Table 1: Specification Comparison – Revolve360 VS Extend VS Slim

Specifications
Revolve360
(ORIGINAL//discontinued)
Revolve360 ExtendRevolve360 Slim
with SensorSafe

(Evenflo Gold)

Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend || ✔️

Variant =  Revolve360 Extend || ❌

Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Slim || ✔️

Variant =  Revolve360 Slim || ❌

with Quick Clean Cover
Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend || ✔️

Variant =  Revolve360 Extend || ✔️

Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Slim || ❌

Variant =  Revolve360 Slim with Quick Clean Cover || ✔️

with Green & Gentle Fabric
Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend || ❌

Variant =  Revolve360 Extend with Green & Gentle Fabric || ✔️

Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Slim || ❌

Variant =  Revolve360 Slim || ❌

with Zip-on padded leg rest
Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend || ✔️

Variant =  Revolve360 Extend || ✔️

Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Slim || ❌

Variant =  Revolve360 Slim || ❌

Warranty limited 90-day warrantyVariant = Evenflo Gold Revolve Extend || ✔️ (limited lifetime warranty)

Variant =  Revolve Extend || ✔️ (limited 90-day warranty)

Variant = Evenflo Gold Revolve Slim || ✔️ (limited lifetime warranty)

Variant =  Revolve Slim || ✔️ (limited 90-day warranty)

Seat modes
3-in-1
3-in-1
2-in-1
Product dimension (inches)21D x 25.9H x 19.8W

(in full RF recline: 31H)

21D x 25.9H x 19.8W

(in full RF recline: 31H)

21D x 24.3H x 16.75W

(in full RF recline: 30.3H)

Product weight29.6lbs.29.6 lbs.28.5 lbs.
Recommended weight range4 – 120 lbs.4 – 120 lbs.4 – 65 lbs.
Recommended height limit17 – 57 in17 – 57 in17 – 49 in
Rear-facing weight limit

min. 4 lbs.; max. 40 lbs.

min. 4 lbs.; max. 50 lbs.

min. 4 lbs.; max. 50 lbs.

Rear-facing height limitmin. 17 in.; max. 40 in.min. 17 in.; max. 48 in.min. 17 in.; max. 48 in.
Forward-facing weight limitmin. 22 lbs.; max. 65 lb.min. 22 lbs.; max. 65 lb.min. 22 lbs.; max. 65 lb.
Forward-facing height limitmin. 28 in.; max. 49 in.min. 28 in.; max. 49 in.min. 28 in.; max. 49 in.
Highback booster seat weight limitmin. 40 lbs.; max. 120 lbs.min. 40 lbs.; max. 120 lbs.n/a
Booster seat height limit

min. 44 in.; max. 57 in.

min. 44 in.; max. 57 in.n/a
Price discontinuedCheck Extend with SensorSafe on Amazon

Check Extend with Quick Clean Cover on Amazon

Check Slim with SensorSafe on Amazon

Check Slim with Quick Clean Cover on Amazon

Price

 Check on WalmartCheck on Walmart
evenflo gold extend and gold slim revolve360

Tables: General Features Comparison: Similarities and Differences

Safety Features

Safety featuresRevolve360 Extend
(incl. Gold)
Revolve360 Slim
(incl. Gold)
SensorSafe technologyonly in the

Evenflo Gold…with SensorSafe

only in the

Evenflo Gold…with SensorSafe

5-point harness system
✔️
✔️
Crash tested
✔️
✔️
Side-impact tested
✔️
✔️
Roll-over tested
✔️
✔️
Temperature tested
✔️
✔️
Steel reinforced
✔️
✔️
Anti-rebound system

(the seat base absorbs and
dissipates crash forces)

✔️
✔️
2x structural integrity tested

(about twice the
federal crash test standard)

✔️
✔️
Meet or exceed federal safety standards
✔️
✔️

Installation Features

Installation features
Revolve360 Extend
(incl. Gold)
Revolve360 Slim
(incl. Gold)
LATCH/UAS system
✔️+ Sure360TM Safety Installation System
+ LockStrong™
✔️+ Sure360TM Safety Installation System
+ LockStrong™
Safety seat belt
✔️+ Sure360TM Safety Installation System
+ LockStrong™
✔️+ Sure360TM Safety Installation System
+ LockStrong™
Tether
✔️+ Tether360™
✔️+ Tether360™
Level indicator✔️ (bead-level indicator)✔️ (bead-level indicator)

Ease-of-Use Features

Ease-of-Use features
Revolve360 Extend
(incl. Gold)
Revolve360 Slim
(incl. Gold)
Adjustable harness
✔️
✔️
Adjustable headrest
✔️
✔️
Removable harness covers
✔️
✔️
No-rethreading of harness
✔️
✔️
Machine washable cover
✔️
✔️
Car seat cover✔️ Easy to remove✔️ Easy to remove

(…also easy to remove in the
non-Quick Clean Cover
variants by clips on the side.)

Recline positions4 positions3 positions
Recline Level IndicatorBubble levelBubble level
Rear-facing recline position– 4 positions– 3 positions
Forward-facing recline position– upright position – upright position
Booster seat recline position– upright positionn/a
Removable cups22

Comfortability of a Child

Comfortability
Revolve360 Extend
(incl. Gold)
Revolve360 Slim
(incl. Gold)
Chemical-free fabric✔️(only in the Green & Gentle variant)n/a
Removable newborn inserts2 (head & body inserts)2 (head & body inserts)
Padded legrest
✔️
n/a

Longevity, Suitability and Compatibility

Longevity & Suitability features
Revolve360 Extend
(incl. Gold)
Revolve360 Slim
(incl. Gold)
Fits 3 Across Back Seat
✔️
Expiration10 years (from Date of Manufacture)10 years (from Date of Manufacture)
FAA Approved (RF & FF only)
✔️
✔️
Suitable country by lawUSAUSA
Vehicle compatibilityCompatible with mid-size, full-size, vans and SUV vehiclesCompatible with small, mid-size, full-size, vans and SUVs vehicles

Miscellaneous features

Comfortability
Revolve360 Extend
(incl. Gold)
Revolve360 Slim
(incl. Gold)
Available styles/colors88
Country of Origin

China (vis-à-vis American brand)

China (vis-à-vis American brand)

Body framework

Steel-reinforced frame

Steel-reinforced frame

Aesthetics (Fashion // Styles // Colors)

If aesthetics is one of the factors you look into in a car seat, here you have it.

Revolve360 Extend

The Revolve360 Extend with Quick Clean Cover comes in 3 styles:

  1. Revere Blue
  2. Rockland Green
  3. Rowe Pink

The Gold Revolve360 Extend with SensorSafe comes in 4 styles similar to the discontinued basic (original) Revolve360:

  1. Moonstone Gray
  2. Sapphire Blue
  3. Onyx Black
  4. Opal Pink

A tip of the iceberg, the original Revolve360 model came with a black chest clip. The Gold version, Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend, comes with a white chest clip, which carries the SensorSafe technology. Look out for this during your purchase.

evenflo gold revolve360 extend and gold slim with sensorsafe

The Gold Revolve360 Extend with Green & Gentle Fabric comes in a single style:

  1. Emerald Green
sensorsafe technology

Revolve360 Slim

The basic Slim (without SensorSafe or Quick Clean Cover) comes in two styles:

  1. Canton Black
  2. Carver Blue

The Revolve 360 Slim with Quick Clean Cover comes in three styles:

  1. Sutton Purple
  2. Salem Black
  3. Stow Blue

The Evenflo Gold Revolve 360 Slim with SensorSafe comes in three styles:

  1. Amethyst Purple
  2. Obsidian Black
  3. Pearl Gray

In-Depth Insight of the Evenflo Revolve360 Gold – Helping you Make a Decision

Evenflo Revolve360 features characteristic identical specifications and features across their models.

As earlier highlighted, the significant differences between the Revolve360 and the Revolve360 Gold are the SensorSafe technology and the sophisticated fabrics in the Gold variants (including the Green and Gentle variant). The other variants lack the SensorSafe but use premium fabrics.

The tables above show the differences between the models/variants across the various aspects of a car seat. Which do you then pick?

Wrap-Up: Final Decision-Making Highlights

While this comparison article aimed to highlight and give detailed insight into the so-called bestselling rotational car seats in America across their models and variants, it also focuses on helping you decide the simple yet precise and comprehensive information about all the models in one place.

Now, you can confidently choose which model and variant meet your needs.

Nonetheless, here are a few highlights summarizing this Evenflo Revolve 360 vs Gold comparison that will help you on a final note.

  • If you have a comparatively small car, go with the Slim, as it is the most compact of the car seats and has the lowest footprint height, giving you a space advantage when rear-facing in your car. The best option of the three variants will be the Revolve360 Slim with Quick Clean Cover. You could still opt for the Gold variant, nonetheless.
  • The Extend model will be a good choice if you have a comparatively wider or spacious vehicle and don’t have up to two other child seats. The Evenflo Gold Revolve360 Extend with SensorSafe will be more advantageous as it features the Quick Clean Cover and the Zip-on padded leg rest. It also has a price advantage over the Extend with Green & Gentle Fabric, which lacks the Quick Clean Cover.

Nevertheless, any choice you make of the Extend and Slim models and their variants will be great. They have basically the same installation and safety features, which are the most paramount in a child restraint system. Any other peripherals are only secondary.

I do hope I have been able to help you understand the models and variants of America’s bestselling revolving car seat, the Evenflo Revolve 360 vs Gold, and Extend vs Slim.

Cheers to happy parenting!

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