hifold A safe, portable and compact booster seat

hifold is a new type of booster seat.

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Legacy Team LA

$512,031

out of $40,000

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on January 2019
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Say goodbye to big bulky highback boosters that are difficult to carry around.
hifold folds down to fit into its small carry bag for even easier travel.

 

 

With a range of height and width settings and patented adjustable lap and shoulder guides, the hifold booster provides a safe and secure belt fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

designed, engineered and tested to meet regulatory standards worldwide* while being comfortable enough for even the most sensitive of children.

 

Height Folded: 225mm
Full height: 770mm
Length Folded: 350mm
Full height: 435mm
Width Folded: 390mm
Full height: 465mm
Weight less than 4kg
Materials hifold has a unique 4 layer design: Layer 1: Ultra-light weight EPP (Expanded Polyproplyene) foam for superior impact resistance. Layer 2: A dense energy absorbing EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) layer for added protection. Layer 3: A comfortable PU (polyurethane) foam and airflow™,washable fabric. Layer 4: A tough PP (Polyproplyene) shell.

 

 

* hifold by mifold is a highback booster that has been designed and engineered to comply with all worldwide regulatory standards. On delivery, hifold will comply with UN ECE R44/04 for most countries. NHTSA standard FMVSS 213 for the USA. RSSR CMVSS 213 for Canada. CCC for China and various local standards for Australia, Chile, South Korea, and Taiwan. “3x smaller and just as safe” Safety claim based on the hifold seat’s complying with these regulations.

 

 

 

The mifold team is led by Jon Sumroy, founder and CEO. Jon was inspired by the need to provide protection for children in every car journey including those where a suitable child restraint was not readily available (for example when carpooling, taxis, car rentals, grandparents, vacations etc.). The whole mifold team are equally committed to child passenger safety and are passionate about bringing consumer friendly solutions for modern day on-the-go families.

hifold is our second product delivering our vision of a child restraint for every child in every car for every journey every time.

 

 

 

we ship worldwide. See reward details for shipping costs.
Prices exclude any local duties or sales tax.

 

We plan to ship the product in quarter one 2019. We will keep you up to date on our progress and the expected delivery date of your order.
Actual ship dates may vary.

 

by backing now you will enjoy significant pre-order discounts. These discount will be reduced as we approach the shipping dates.

What is it? hifold is the grab-and-go highback booster seat.  It’s more than 3x smaller than a regular  booster and just as safe.  hifold is the most advanced, compact, portable and adjustable HBB ever invented.
Who created it? Jon Sumroy is the founder and CEO of mifold. Jon’s vision is a child rstraint for every child, in every car, for every journey, every time.
Why should we use it? hifold keeps your child safe on every car adventure. hifold is compact and can be quickly folded down for easy transfer between cars and convenient storage. hifold is lightweight and small for portability – it even fits into a back pack! hifold is fully adjustable – it grows as your child grows.
Why should I use hifold instead of mifold? The mifold range of car seats will always be the most compact and portable child restraints that we produce.  They are so convenient and it’s easy to keep one in every child’s school bag and glove-box so children can always be safe, no matter whose car they are in!  hifold is our new addition to the world of ultra-compact car seats.  hifold offers the added support, comfort and perceived protection that some parents are looking for in a highback booster.  hifold folds so small that it solves all the storage and portability problems that make traditional highbacks so cumbersome and inconvenient.
How much does it cost?  The recommended retail price for hifold is $179
Where can we buy it? Pre-order exclusively on Indiegogo.
What do we get when we order? hifold the grab-and-go highback booster seat.
Why are you crowdfunding? The first mifold campaign was the most successful crowdfunding ever for a juvenile product. Through this campaign we want to offer an exclusive opportunity to be the first to share in the success of hifold.

 

What features are available? hifold is foldable – hifold is the first ever foldable high back booster seat. It can fold down to fit in a small carry bag.
hifold is also the most adjustable booster seat – the height, lap and shoulder width and head rest can easily be adjusted as your child grows.
What colors do you offer? The first hifold will be a Slate Grey and Black combination. There are plans for additional colors to be made.
What sizes do you offer? hifold is fully adjustable and is suitable for children between 40-100 lbs, and 40-57″ inches for the USA.  While for the rest of the world, it is for children from 15kg-36kg and up to the height of 150cm.
Is it comfortable / attractive / discreet? hifold is designed to offer the highest levels of comfort and safety. hifold has a unique 4 layer design:
Layer 1: Ultra-light weight EPP foam for superior impact resistance.
Layer 2: A dense energy absorbing memory form layer for added protection.
Layer 3: A comfortable PU foam and airflow™,washable fabric.
Layer 4: A tough Polyproplyene shell.

 

What is the uniqueness of the technology? foldable – hifold is the first ever foldable highback booster seat. It can fold down to fit in a small carry bag.
portable – hifold is the lightest high back booster on the market. Its weight is half that of other high back boosters.
adjustable – hifold is the most adjustable booster seat – the height, lap and shoulder width and head rest can easily be adjusted as your child grows.
What are the dimensions and weight? When hifold is folded down it’s size is: width 390mm, height 225mm, length 350mm
When hifold is at its largest size: width 465mm, height 770mm, length 435
How does it work? When hifold is folded down it’s size is: width 390mm, height 225mm, length 350mm
When hifold is at its largest size: width 465mm, height 770mm, length 435
Will there be updates to it in the future? We constantly innovate and introduce improved version of our products.
Is it washable? hifold uses an airflow™ washable fabric that can be easily removed and washed.
Where is it manufactured?     hifold is manufactured in China. Our manufacturing partners are world renowned manufacturers that are ISO approved and operate at the highest level of manufacturing and quality control standards. They already manufacture child restraint products for several other well known companies.
Does hifold work with a latch system or the European Isofix? No, it is not compatible with Latch or Isofix
Is hifold treated with chemical based flame retardants?  hifold will comply with the car seat booster seat flammability tests required under the NHTSA regulation FMVSS213 for the USA, Transport Canada regulation CMVSS213 for Canada, and under the UN regulations: UN ECE R44.04. This flame retardancy is achieved only using compounds where necessary and that comply with California Proposition 65 and other state requirements in the USA and with the European Community Regulation REACH (EC/1907/2006).
Will hifold fold when in use? When being used by a child in a vehicle, all the folding components lock securely in place. These folding and locking mechanisms have been created and tested to be strong and secure so that they are not affected by the forces of a collision. hifold has been through rigorous testing with the most advanced computer simulations to ensure this and will comply with the following regulations – NHTSA FMVSS 213 in the United States, RSSR CMVSS 213 in Canada and UN ECE R44/04 in most other countries.

 

How do I set it up? hifold can be easily set up from folded to open in less than 10 seconds.  hifold is easily held in position by the car seatbelt.
What is the care and cleaning of it? hifold uses an airflow™ washable fabric that can be easily removed and washed.
Is it dishwasher safe / machine washable? hifold uses an airflow™ washable fabric that can be easily removed and washed.
Does it have an expiry date? Seven years from the date of manufacture.

 

What are the recommend ages? hifold is fully adjustable and is suitable for children between 40-100 lbs, and 40-57″ inches for the USA.  While for the EU hifold is suitable from the height of 15-36 kg, and goes up to the height of 150 cm.
Where can I use it? hifold is designed for use exclusively in cars that have a lap and shoulder belt seat belt system.
Is it safe? Safety is always our number 1 priority. hifold is designed and tested to meet the regulatory requirements of every country on earth.
What certifications do you have? hifold has been designed and engineered to meet or exceed the regulatory standards for every country on earth including: UN ECER44/04 for most countries; NHTSA FMVSS 213 for the USA; RSSR CMVSS 213 for Canada; CCC for China and various local versions for Australia, Chile, South Korea and Taiwan.  Sophisticated computer simulated crash tests were used during the development to optimise hifold prototypes.  We expect to complete regulatory processes later this year with the first production seats as soon as they are assembled.  We keep the mifold website updated with regulatory information.
How secure is it? Safety is always our number 1 priority. hifold is designed and tested to meet the regulatory requirements of every country on earth.
Are there any risks associated with use?     It reduces the risk of injury and death in a collison or deceleration event.

 

When does shipping begin? Our intention is to ship hifold by April 2019.
When can we expect it to reach our doorsteps? April 2019
Where does it ship? Worldwide
How much is shipping? Early bird one pack – free shipping to US and Canada, $15 shipping rest of world; Early bird 2 pack free shipping to US and Canada, $25 rest of world; Early bird 3 pack – free shipping to US and Canada, $35 rest of world; Early bird 6 pack – free shiping to US and Canada, $65 rest of world; Early bird 12 pack – free shipping to US and Canada, $125 rest of world.  Please note that shipping charges may increase at any time during the campaign.
I’m interested in a distribution partnership. Please contact us at: distribution@mifold.com
Do I have to pay VAT / GST? From our experience so far, we have discovered that certain countries can and will charge a local tax. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to pay all local taxes where applicable (including but not limited to sales tax, VAT, GST, duties, etc.).
Can I receive it today? It will not be available till Q1 2019

 

Is there a warranty? Yes, hifold has an industry standard warranty for car seats and depending on the country, the warranty may be better than this.
What is your refund policy? Orders made through indiegogo are not refundable.  Indiegogo is not a traditional eCommerce store and when you contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, you are supporting us in the development of hifold.  We use the funds to make hifold a reality.  As a “thank you” for supporting the campaign, we offered you hifold at a significant discount.  This is the nature of crowdfunding and this was set out in the Indiegogo terms and conditions when you placed your order.
What is your return / exchange policy? See above
How can I check the status of my pre-order? We will contact you closer to your shipping date.
Why do I have to wait longer than usual? This is not just pre-orders: You’re helping us to bring hifold, a highly innovative product to market. We need to know how many to make before we can start production. This is the first of its kind, and you’ll be glad you waited. We will send you updates while we work to produce the first batch.
If I have other questions, who should I contact? Press: press@mifold.com
Investment Inquiries: invest@mifold.com
Support: support@mifold.com

 

crowdfunding-project-author

Legacy Team LA

$512,031

out of $40,000

Ended

on January 2019
1280%

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