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Inglesina Fast Table Review

While not the smallest, this quality chair is still travel-friendly and comfy for meals away from home
Inglesina Fast Table
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $69 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  Comfortable, high-quality, and easy to use
Cons:  Not the lightest or smallest
Manufacturer:   Inglesina
By Molly Bradac ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Jun 16, 2018
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  • Portability - 50% 7
  • Ease of Use - 40% 9
  • Ease of Cleaning - 10% 4

The Skinny

When it comes to portable high chairs, the Inglesina Fast Table Chair earned its way to our hearts and became our favorite hook-on dining chair. This chair is versatile, particularly if you're looking for something that can fit onto curved tables and those with skirts, which many hook-on high chairs cannot manage. In addition, its twist-tight couplings easily secure to the table. Our little testers seemed very comfortable in this portable high chair, and it allowed them to focus on eating free of discomfort or distraction.

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Pros Comfortable, high-quality, and easy to useLightweight, small when folded, and the seat's cover is easy to access, remove, and replaceRemovable canvas is machine washable, easy to pop open and close, removable tray, backside pocket to store small itemsLightweight, folds, minimal designEasy to clean, two dining trays and cover, three height adjustments
Cons Not the lightest or smallestHand wash only, some crevasses collect crumbs, and the seat lacks features of comfortNot the smallest when foldedCan't adjust straps with child sitting on seat, nooks and crannies for crumbs to collectBulky, not as travel-friendly
Bottom Line While not the smallest, this quality chair is still travel-friendly and comfy for meals away from homeAs a compact and lightweight chair, this option is most suitable for families who want the absolute smallest for travelAn inexpensive portable high chair with convenient extras, such as a removable tray and carry bag that is quick to set up and dismantleA booster seat with an attractive size and weight for portability but lacks easy access to straps, and crumbs collect in crevassesEasily attaches to most chairs, durable and easy to clean
Rating Categories Inglesina Fast Table Mountain Buggy Pod hiccapop OmniBoost OXO Tot Perch with... Healthy Care Booste...
Portability (50%)
7.0
10.0
5.0
7.0
4.0
Ease Of Use (40%)
9.0
6.0
8.0
5.0
6.0
Ease Of Cleaning (10%)
4.0
5.0
8.0
5.0
10.0
Specs Inglesina Fast Table Mountain Buggy Pod hiccapop OmniBoost OXO Tot Perch with... Healthy Care Booste...
Weight 4.2 lbs 2.2 lbs 4 lbs 3.3 lbs 4.7 lbs
Age Range: 6 mo - 36 mo, Max 37 lbs 6 mo - 36 mo, Max 37 lbs 6 mo - 3 yrs 15 mo - Max 70 lbs Max 50 lbs
Tray No No Yes No Yes
Pocket Yes No Yes No No
Folded Dimensions 14" x 17" x 4" 13.5" x 13.5" x 2.2" 17" x 7" x 7" 12.7" x 11.5" x 5" 17" x 16.2" x 13"

Our Analysis and Test Results

Inglesina is an Italian company with a self-described reputation for making quality, functional baby products designed with style and "built with heart." Inglesina's founder Liviano Tomasi combined his love for both children and go-karts and created the company's first product in the early '60s, a pram called the "London." In fact, this is where Inglesina derived its name, which is Italian feminine for the word pram.

Performance Comparison


Always make sure to follow manufacturer guidelines when using...
Always make sure to follow manufacturer guidelines when using clip-on chairs and double check for table compatibility.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Portability


Although the Inglesina is not the smallest or lightest among the lineup (okay, arguably not its strongest suits), it does have features that make it travel-friendly. It can fold relatively small, perhaps fitting in your car trunk or luggage for your next family vacation.


We greatly appreciate that its carry bag is attached and hidden under the chair's seat, making it easily accessible and helpful when you're ready to pack up and hit the road. We wish it had a nicely padded shoulder strap instead of a drawstring because it can get tiresome to carry, but this is not a deal-breaker.

Also, this chair is versatile. It can accommodate tables 0.8" to 3.3" thick, which is very generous and will fit almost everything it encounters.

A big improvement to Inglesina's attached carry bag would be a nice...
A big improvement to Inglesina's attached carry bag would be a nice shoulder strap. This thin string was just plain uncomfortable.
Credit: Jackie Boeheim

Ease Of Use


The materials and fit of this high chair are exceptional. Babies are well supported and seem comfortable, thanks to thick padding, a high backrest, and a comfortable harness around the waist. One feature that we like is the storage pocket found on the back of the seat. This is perfect for storing small items, such as utensils or pacifiers that are often forgotten on the way out the door but come in super handy during or after mealtime.

The easy to use twist-tight couplings are encased in a zippered...
The easy to use twist-tight couplings are encased in a zippered fabric pocket to help prevent the risk of pinched fingers or limbs getting stuck in the opening.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

With strong rubberized arms and an easy-to-use twist-tight coupling mechanism, the Fast Table feels quick to set up, take down, as well as sturdy. Before attaching the chair to a table, check that the O-rings that hold the harness in place are in the correct position to ensure that the crotch strap is tightly secured.

The fold release button hides under the durable fabric.
Convenient zippers are located on either side to remove fabric when...

With all hook-on portable high chairs, it important that you do not attach the chair to a glass table, a flimsy surface like a card table, or a pedestal table with one central support.

Ease Of Cleaning


The Fast Table Chair has a removable cover that can be hand washed and then air-dried, but this entails multiple steps, time, and added vigor. However, wiping the Fast Table's fabric with a lightly damp cloth after mealtime, and keeping an eye out for trapped crumbs stuck in the crevasse around the seat's padding, is enough to keep it relatively clean in between deep cleans.

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