Mamas & Papas Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX car seat review

Our rating 
4.1 out of 5 star rating 4.1
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£220.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A forward facing Group 1 car seat that's big on comfort and easy to fit. But as a top tether ISOFIX only car seat, it can't be used with a seatbelt so it's not as flexible with its installation as some.
Ease of installing
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Comfort
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Safety features
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Style
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Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: ISOFIX fixing is very safe and secure, good fit for full age range, five recline positions, easy to recline, harness easy to adjust
Cons: Can't be installed with seatbelt, heavy, expensive compared to the belted version
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The Mamas & Papas Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX is a car seat that’s great for long journeys when your child wants to snooze. The ISOFIX system helps it feel super safe and secure, but the seat is bulky to carry, so not suited to swapping between cars.

The Mamas & Papas Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX is a Group 1 car seat so it’s suitable from around 9 months to 4 years (specifically 9kg to 18kg).

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ISOFIX is a standard system for fixing child car seats into cars. The term stands for International Standards Organisation FIX and since 2006 all new cars have been required by law to have ISOFIX fittings. The system works by hooking the car seat (fitted with ISOFIX fittings) onto two small metal bars, or anchor points, in your car (usually positioned where the back seat meets the seat cushion).

A third fixing point is either an adjustable support leg that fixes to the floor of the foot well, or like the Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX, a ‘top tether’ strap that connects the top of the car seat to a fixing point on the parcel shelf, boot floor or seat back (check with your car manufacturer to see if your car has a ‘top tether’ fitting).

The Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX car seat has a whopping five recline positions, a 5-point harness and a removable body hugger for younger babies. The harness height is adjusted by pulling up or down on handles either side of the headrest and sliding the straps up or down.

The ‘Safety Zone’ in the shaped headrest gives side impact protection and is designed to protect your little one’s head and to make the ride more comfortable.

What we love

It’s the simple things that sometime make a product stand out. In the case of the Mamas & Papas Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX car seat, this is the way that the harness straps are adjusted. Instead of unclipping the entire system and re-threading it, you pull up or push down on the handles at the side of the seat and guide the strap up or down to the next setting. Easy.

The backrest is equally simple to use even from the driver’s seat  – push up on the lever under the seat and pull forward. What’s more, the recline mechanism is smooth so when I recline the seat with Poppy, 10 months, soundly asleep, I doesn’t wake her.

In comparison to other Group 1 car seats I’ve tested, the Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX is a perfect fit for Poppy. The body hugger keeps her secure and supports her head when she dozes off. I take the body hugger out for Minnie, 2, and the seat is equally snug.

What to watch out for

This is a top tether ISOFIX car seat only. Unlike some ISOFIX seats, there’s no option to use it with the seatbelts, so if you don’t have a top tether fitting in your car, this one isn’t for you.

It’s worth knowing that compared to the standard Mamas & Papas Enyo, the Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX is around £80 more, so you’re paying a lot for the ISOFIX system.

This is a heavy car seat but that’s to be expected with an ISOFIX base. If you’re not going to be moving it between cars, it’s really not a problem.

Who is the Mamas & Papas Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX car seat best for?

Parents of toddlers who want a car seat to stay put in the car

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MadeForMums verdict

A sturdy car seat that’s big on comfort and offers a snug fit for your tot. Some handy features make the Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX simple to adjust and easy to install. And the body hugger means that it’s great for babies. But unless your car has a top tether system it’s not worth considering.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Mamas & Papas
Model Enyo Top Tether ISOFIX car seat
Price £220.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) 9 months to 4 years

Features

Removeable cover for washing Yes
Recline positions 5
Height adjustible headrest Yes
Features
  • Isofix with top tether
  • 5-Position seat recline
  • 5-Point fixed safety harness
  • Side impact protection
  • Removable body hugger