The Complete Besafe Izi Go Modular X1 Review

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besafe izi go modular x1 review

Julie Monson
Mother of 3, Occupational Therapist & child safety advocate.


The Besafe iZi Go Modular X1 is an iSize approved infant car seat which can only be installed rear facing. It can be installed with seatbelt, or it can be used with the iZi Modular isofix base.

It is part of the Modular Concept; with the Modular base also being compatible with the iZi Modular toddler car seat.

This means that you would be able to use the isofix base from birth until your baby is approximately 4 years old.


besafe modular concept

PROS AND CONS OF THE BESAFE iZi Go Modular X1

PROS

  • High safety ratings with and without the base.
  • Good infant support
  • Good recline angle for newborns
  • Simultaneous harness and headrest adjustment
  • Magnets to keep the harness out the way while you put baby in and out
  • 7-year lifespan
  • The compatible toddler seat is the highest scoring rear and forward facing car seat available

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Poor pollutant ratings
  • Can be too upright in cars with sloped backseats when using the base

besafe modular concept

WHAT ARE THE WEIGHT AND HEIGHT LIMITS OF THE Besafe izi go modular x1?

The iZi Go Modular X1 is a Group 0+ approved infant car seat, suitable from birth/45cm  to 13kg/75cm. 

besafe izi go modular x1 weight and height limits

This makes it a suitable option for premature and newborn babies, and usually lasts until approximately 12 months. When used with the iZi Modular isofix base, it is iSize approved.

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY FEATURES OF THE BESAFE IZI GO MODULAR X1?

The iZi Go Modular X1 has improved and advanced protection for the head area with the innovative Dynamic Force Absorber™. It also offers additional Side Impact Protection (SIP+) which absorbs up to an additional 20% of forces.

besafe izi go modular x1 safety features
It has a 5-point harness for added stability in side impacts. The harness belts and shoulder pads are wide, allow spreading forces over a larger area for increased safety.

The iZi Go Modular X1 was tested by ADAC in 2021 and rated it 1.3 for safety (very good) when installed with the iZi Modular isofix base OR when installed with just the seatbelt, with very low risk of injury in a frontal crash and very low risk of injury in a side impact

However, they scored it 5.5 (inadequate) for pollutants, stating that, "The baby seat fails due to the strict criteria of the pollutant test and is therefore rated as “poor” overall." 

Besafe have released a statement in response to ADAC's findings and stated that' "It showed strong performances in the safety category as well as handling and ergonomics, but got downgraded in the total score due to chemical findings. A chemical called naphthalene was detected in one label on our seat in a higher concentration than the test’s maximum value. The chemical limit used in this test is not derived from health aspects though. Independent chemical experts have established that the chemical level found in the label of the BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size does not pose a risk to the child’s health."

In 2021, Norwegian Automobile Federation also rated it the safest baby seat.

besafe izi go modular X1 NAF award

WHAT ARE THE COMFORT FEATURES OF THE IZI GO MODULAR X1?

The iZi Go Modular X1 comes with a soft Newborn Hugger is made of high quality fabric and has a wedge for stability, support and optimized recline angle for newborn.

The internal harness and headrest can easily be adjusted with one hand. It has a low reaching sun canopy with UPF50+, that can be used independently from the carrying handle.

besafe izi go modular X1 comfort features

HOW IS THE BEsafe izi go modular INSTALLED for infants?

The iZi Go Modular X1 can be installed without a base, using the vehicle’s 3-point seatbelt. 

Alternatively, it can be installed with the iZi Modular isofix base. The base has audiovisual indicators, making it almost foolproof to install.

This makes daily installation quick and easy. Simply click the iZi Go Modular X1 on and off the base every time you need to take your baby in or out the car.


HOW IS THE BEsafe izi modular X1 INSTALLED for toddlers?

When your baby outgrows the iZi Go Modular X1, you can move to the iZi Modular X1 Group 1 toddler car seat. For more details on how to install the Besafe iZi Modular X1 for toddlers have a look at our blog which reviews the seat for toddlers here:

https://www.preciouscargo.co.za/blogs/car-seat-support/besafe-izi-modular-review

HOW TO RemovE and wash the covers?

The iZi Go Modular X1's cover can easily be removed and then washed in the washing machine. It is not complicated to do so. 


WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF THE IZI GO MODULAR X1?

Besafe car seats can be used for up to 7 yeas, provided it has not been crashed, dropped or damaged.

WHAT IS THE warranty on THE IZI GO MODULAR X1?

Besafe products have a 12 month warranty from date of purchase. This covers free replacement or repair of a proven 'manufacturing fault'.

is the izi go modular compatible with my car?

A rear facing car seat must never be installed in front of an active airbag.

The iZi Go Modular X1 is compatible with cars equipped with full 3-point seatbelts. It cannot be installed with a lapbelt.

In order to use the iZi Modular base, your car must have isofix and no underfloor torage compartments.

Click here to check if your car i on the approved fit list.

Besafe Izi Go Modular Fitlist

What is the difference between iZi Go X1, Izi Go Modular and iZi Modular X1?

difference between besafe izi go x1, izi modular and izi modular x1 

The iZi Go X1 is not iSize approved, and it does not fit the iZi Modular isofix base. It is compliant with ECE R44/04 regulation standard. It is compatible with the iZi Go X1 isofix base. This base is not compatible with any toddler seat.

The iZi Go Modular was independently crash tested by ADAC and scored very well for safety. It has been discontinued and replaced by the iZi Go Modular X1, which is the updated version. 

They have the same shell but the iZi Go Modular X1 has additional safety features, namely; the dynamic force absorber, a new headrest design, and a modified newborn hugger.

Both the Izi Go Modular and iZi Go Modular X1 are iSize approved, and both are compatible with the iZi Modular isofix base, which is also compatible with the iZi Modular toddler seat.

The 2 modular seats have larger sun canopies, additional ribs in the seat shell for improved side impact protection, extra head support for newborn and an additional SIP+ modular which can be mounted on the car seat to provide even better side impact protection than the iZi Go X1.

was the besafe izi go modular x1 recalled?

No, the iZi Go Modular and iZi Go Modular X1 were not recalled.

The Besafe iZi Go X1 was recalled. Besafe issued a voluntary recall due to potential risk when using in combination with ISOfix base. It is safe to use the seat when installed with the vehicle seat belt.

besafe izi go x1


The recall only affects BeSafe iZi Go X1 with serial number from ZG0247548 till ZG(0)270529. Affected seats are to be repaired immediately at selected BeSafe retailers from week commencing 16th March 2020.

The potential issue is only when using with the BeSafe iZi Go X1 ISOfix base. It is safe to use the seat when installed with the vehicle seat belt. This recall does NOT affect BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size, BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, iZi Modular i-Size base or any other BeSafe products

when to remove newborn insert

The infant inlay should be removed when your baby is 60cm long, which is approximately 4 months of age. 

WHICH PRAMS/STROLLERS IS THE IZI GO MODULAR X1 COMPATIBLE WITH?

The Besafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size fits a large selection of stroller brands including Thule, Stokke, QTus Mimi, Alfa Kids, TFK, Uppababy, Double Trouble etc (with adapters). Here is the complete stroller compatibility list

besafe izi modular x1 stroller compatibility

What are the dimensions OF BESAFE IZI GO MODULAR X1?

Car seat weight: approx. 4,2 kg 

W x D x H: 66 x 44 x 59 cm (with the carrying handle in the carrying position)

What accessories are available for the Besafe izi go modular X1

There are several crash tested and approved accessories available for the iZi Go Modular X1.

Our Products

Precious Cargo is a proud stockist of BeSafe products in South Africa. Feel free to contact us for more information or to arrange a fitting. 

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