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Convenient Safety for Children, anywhere and anytime:   

For parents looking to eliminate the hassle of lugging around heavy car seats, Purseat is an innovative car seat that is easy to travel with, complies with all safety regulations and folds to the size of a purse or handbag.

  • Install & remove within seconds anywhere, anytime
  • Quick & easy deployment on planes, in (rental) cars or taxis
  • Occupies the space of a purse / handbag when stored
  • Can be used as a traveling bed or safety seat on airplane
  • No need to spend extra money on a rented car seat
  • No concerns about hygiene, unfamiliar installation, or damaging rented car seat
  • Convenient protection for your child on trips

For more information, please visit our website: www.purseat.com

* All backers: please note that all images and videos on this campaign are based on the prototype. The colors, sizes, mechanical structures might undergo slight changes in the final production process.    

   

Why did we develop the Purseat?

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and the design was partially born from the personal frustrations of Purseat's creator David:

"My wife was developing back pains from regularly transferring large, heavy car seats from one car to the other. When we were travelling with our children, there seemed to be no easy way to take the car seat with us, which meant we would have to rent an expensive and often filthy car seat locally. I was also running a parenting shop in Amsterdam where we would constantly get parents asking us for car seats that were easier to travel with". 

Just like David's experience, most parents are familiar with the pains of moving child seats in and out of cars. Regular car seats take up too much space to store away quickly. They are often heavy and hard to handle which can also make them inconvenient for taking on trips. Parents need a car seat that is conveniently compact and can fulfill a multitude of purposes on family journeys.

                

Purseat Functions: 

Purseat was designed and developed for parents who want more convenient, functional and cost effective child car seat, when moving it from one place to another or when on holiday via plane and car.

In its folded position Purseat looks like a purse or small bag, which can be carried by hand or over the shoulder. When traveling, renting a car, taking a flight or a taxi, the Purseat can be transformed into 4 convenient positions to suit the needs and safety of the child:   

  • Child car seat
  • Traveling bed
  • Booster seat
  • Purse

For families that own two or more cars, it is very easy to remove the child safety seat in seconds from one car and then install it in another. It is also quick and easy to make space in car for more adult passengers if  children are not traveling. 

Car seat dimensions: 46 cm x 39 cm x 69 cm (LxWxH).

Child Car Seat - Approx 3-12 years old
Child Car Seat - Approx 3-12 years old

You can carry it with you and store it in the overhead compartment when folded. Deploy it on the seat, children can have safer position in turbulence.     

Child Seat in Airplane - Approx 3-12 years old
Child Seat in Airplane - Approx 3-12 years old

It can be transformed to a traveling bed for small children to sleep, with side. Protection to make sure they feel comfortable and safe. The travel bed is suitable for children between approximately 1.5-7 years old.   

Bed dimensions: 106 cm x 46 cm x 19 cm (LxWxH).

Child Bed everywhere - Approx 1.5-7 years old
Child Bed everywhere - Approx 1.5-7 years old

For children between 6-12 years it serves as a booster seat by removing the backrest and headrest.   

Booster seat dimensions: 36 cm x 36 cm x 17 cm (LxWxH).

Child Booster Seat - Approx 6-12 years old
Child Booster Seat - Approx 6-12 years old

The Purseat is easy to store and can hold tablets, laptops, toys, snacks or other fragile items in the hard case purse position.    

Purse dimensions: Outer - 40 cm x 36 cm x 19 cm (LxWxH), Inner - 30 cm x 28 cm x 7 cm (LxWxH). 

    

*All backers: please note you will be responsible for paying your country's import duties and taxes.   

    

Prototype (Patent Protected):

We are constantly improving the Purseat's design on safety and mobility. It meets all safety standards for a child car seat. To protect its unique and innovative design, Purseat has already registered the Mechanical Patent and Industrial Design Protection in Europe, US, China and many other countriesl.

Purse - 3D Prototype
Purse - 3D Prototype

The Purseat has all the protection parts as regular car seat

Child Car Seat -  3D Prototype
Child Car Seat - 3D Prototype

 The Purseat provides the Isofix (Latch) system as well.

IsoFix (Latch) system for better protection
IsoFix (Latch) system for better protection

 Beautifull impression with the apperance of a purse.

Purseat - Appearance Design
Purseat - Appearance Design

     

Safety Standards: 

To ensure the utmost safety, Purseat uses ultra-high-strength engineering plastics and other durable materials. It was developed and designed based on the European safety standard ECE R44.4, the US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213 and the China Compulsory Certification.

Purseat in the test center
Purseat in the test center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What kind of safety standards does the Purseat meet? Safe enough compared with the regular car seat?

Our team is extremely busy with product development. The plan is for Purseat to exceed the Safety Standards of "CCC" and "ECE R44/04" first. Then FMVSS 213 for American regions. Eventually it will meet most of the safety standards worldwide and pass the crash tests as well. This will make sure all parents can use safely in most countries.

Does the Purseat have the i-size/iso-fix or latch system for an additional protection?

The first Purseat provides the i-size/iso-fix system. The latch system will come a little later.

Where can I buy the Purseat in my country? When will It be available?

The Purseat is now available on Kickstarter. That means customers can purchase Purseat worldwide via Kickstarter. These initial orderss will be shipped from the factory directly to customer in July and August. By the end of 2017 it will be locally distributed in Europe, USA, Japan, Australia, China and likely other countries as well.

      

 

We are a passionate and ambitious international team with a global dream. Our core members come from the Netherlands, the USA, China and Israel. Our core team members include:     

David, founder of the company and father of two kids. David has years of experience in the operation of child safety products. He is responsible for the Purseat's concept design, structure innovation and material application. 

Thomas is based in Amsterdam but has worked in London and Beijing. He has an entrepreneurial background in fine art and international trade. He has built multiple corporate identities and now applies this experience to marketing and PR for Purseat. Thomas values any feedback you have on the marketing and external perception of the Purseat.

Peter also has many years experience of working with child safety products. He is passionate about product innovation and uses all possible resources to satisfy parents’ demands of child safety products. Peter is responsible for brand development and market distribution management at Purseat.

Steve is our design engineer. Before joining Purseat, he worked in a graphic design company in the US. His work and his ability to turn ordinary products into revolutionary designs have received numerous international prizes.

Mike hails from Israel, a country of innovation. He has abundant experience in venture capital investment, and is familiar with the latest trends in innovation, technology and smart devices for child safety. He is responsible for R&D and distribution channel analysis for Purseat.

   

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Purseat is a unique innovation-driven product. We have devoted all our efforts to each step in the manufacturing process, from the first sketch to the final scale production. Our goal is to ensure that each product can be delivered to our backers in perfect shape. Therefore, we have objectively analyzed the risks and challenges of this project, and it is fair to predict that some certainties in the scheduling of our vendors during the manufacturing process may affect our delivery dates. We will, however, do our best to coordinate and properly arrange the manufacturing process and endeavor to finish the project on time while meeting strict quality targets.

In addition to problems from factories, some risks and challenges also exist with transportation. For example, will the products be delivered to customers without delay? What about the damages incurred by transportation? Luckily, we will work together with reputable international logistics providers to reduce these risks to the minimum.

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