Friday, September 17, 2010

Britax Review




If you're a parent or even a grandparent then you've probably heard of this great company. They have Car Seats and Strollers and are dedicated to the safety of your child while using those products! 

I couldn't have been more happy or excited when Britax has told me that yes, indeed they were willing to send me a review item! They sent me the Marathon 70 Car Seat in Onyx color.
First, I'm going to start with the box. It has a missing spot where the seat sits. This saves materials and the amount going to the dump. I'm very happy about this. most boxes are completely square, but Britax has thought of every little detail down to the BOX. 

 LOVE this seat!!
Here's the color a little closer up
Avery had to try it out right away. That infant insert is NOW GONE! After I read the manual I realized it was for Rear Facing only
 The harness adjuster. It is super easy to use. You loosen the harness below and then pull the trigger on this and either lift it or push it down to adjust the harness height.
And the absolute best part is the latch system. Our old seat had the clips that were hard. On our car the latch hooks are far in the seat. Getting them in wasn't the problem, it was removing the seat from the car. I damaged my hands every time!
NOW Britax has these AWESOME clips. They are long and the release button sticks out of the seat making it super easy to maneuver.
Love them!
Britax claims to seat children lower than the average seat. After I took our old Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 out of the car, I measured them against each other. This Britax is HUGE. It's higher up and just bigger all around.
In the car finally!
Now I do have 1 problem with this seat. It is higher up than our last one, so I can't physically get Avery into the seat myself. She has to get up in there herself, otherwise I would bust her head on the roof. There isn't that much room in there and that's the only way this would work. I can't imagine if I'd had this seat Rear Facing or if she was smaller and couldn't climb in there herself. That's my only issue though.

The latch was super easy to use. And those bars on the side of the seat make the latch easy to adjust from RF to FF. The latch harness just slides along them. It also makes it easier to get the seat tight. I got a MUCH better install with this seat then our last one. It was super easy.

So the true test in this seat. We got it 2 days before our vacation. That trip was 2 1/2 hours each way. She did great. She loved the seat and kept boasting about it. She was so happy and comfortable, even with a St. Bernard sharing the back seat with her. She loved it. She's also happy to sit higher because she has a better view!

This seat RF from 5-40 pounds and then FF from 1yr and 20 pounds up to 70 pounds!! This is a great seat for a newborn up until they're 6-7. We will still need to buy a booster after this because our state law is 8 OR 80 pounds. So unless she's 8, 70 pounds and under 49" then we will need a booster for her. 

Price: This seat is about $270. This is expensive, but think from 0-6 this is the only seat you'd need? This is our 3rd seat already, we've spent more than $270 combined on the other 2. This would've been a smart way to go.

Overall: ********** and more! Love this seat and we will probably be purchasing a second one for the truck!



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Lona728 said...

I love every thing Britax makes! My fabric choice for the Marathon 70 is Blueprint. And another car seat that I would love to have would be the BOULEVARD 70 CS.

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Anonymous said...

I am like totally in LOVE with this seat now! lol Thanks for posting about your review! I am determined to have one! lol So thanks for a chance to win one in a giveaway! You are great Heather!!!

I would choose The Marathon 70 in Crimson or Onyx. I do Love the Allison one... BUT if we decide to have another baby, we are NOT guaranteed to have another girl. so just in case i would want it to be gender neutral!lol

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If I had to choose a different carseat from Britax it would be the Boulevard 70 CS in blueprint.


Kristan said...

What an awesome giveaway!! How wonderful Heather!! <3

I love the Marathon 70 in Crimson :)

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Katie said...

I also like the Boulevard 70 seat, and I'd get the Crimson fabric if I won this.


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Amy said...

and I posted on Britax's fb about your giveaway!

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Tj and Amy said...

i would choose the onyx. I also like the chaperone car seat. amypugmire@live.com


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Tina...Mommy of lotsa boys said...

Id choose the infant carseat looks interesting! And I love the "cowmooflage"!


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Amy said...

The Boulevard 70 also looks like a great seat, and I would choose the Allison print.
Thanks for the chance!
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Rebecca Graham said...

I like the chaperone car seat. I would choose the Onyx fabrice for the Marathon car seat.

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Sue E said...

I also like the Advocate 70CS. I would choose The Onyx fabric. Thanks!

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McKim said...

I like the Chaperone car seat. I would choose the Onyx fabric.


Big Mama said...

I think I would pick the crimson one.. but I LOVE the cow one..I dont think my husband would like that one though.


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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

The Marathon 70 in Onyx!


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I like the Advocate- and I LOVE the Cowmooflage fabric! I also like Onyx.

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suzie said...

I like the Chaperone in Moonstone


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Mama Jane said...

I love the B-Ready modular stroller for when (God willing) we have number two!

And I'd choose the Marathon in Blueprint!

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Katie S said...

Wow! I'm also interested in the Britax Frontier 75. When my son is ready for a booster seat, I'd love to get him a Britax because I think they are great car seats and the safest ones out there! We have a Britax already and I completely trust this brand! Thanks for a chance to win one! I'd love the Marathon 70 in Onyx.

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Anonymous said...

The best Britax for me right now, would be the marathon 70!
A carseat that can fit up to 70lbs?! WOAH!
and im in love with cowmooflauge! lol
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Madeline said...

I am interested in the Roundabout 55 and love the Onyx fabric.


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Audra said...

I love Britax! Another seat I'd like is the infant Chaperone seat. I'd choose the Onyx color for my Marathon seat (even though the cow print is pretty cute too!.
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Ashley said...

I would choose the carseat in Waverly, and I like the Blink stroller!

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I like Britax on Facebook and told them I entered.

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one frugal lady said...

I also love the boulevard 70 car seat! If I won, I would pick the cowmooflage print!
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FIT for a child said...

What an incredible giveaway, I could really use this if I won! I like the features and color of the Silver Burch Boulevard 70 CS. I would choose the blueprint color if I won.

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Joy said...

interested in the Frontier and I like the cow print


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Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Oh, I love Britax. The 'Cowmooflage' pattern is awesome!!!

{I'm expecting so we are definitely going to need a car set!}

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Ryan Family said...

I would chose the fronter for my older one!
love the cow print but for practical reasons i would get blue print
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Katie said...

I would love to have the BluePrint Marathon 70!! I love my first Britax and really want to get this one for my baby on the way! Thanks!

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girlforgotten81 said...

I like the Advocate! I would love the Cowmooflage fabric!

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Amanda said...

I also like the BOULEVARD 70 CS. I like the onyx fabric.
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Emily B said...

I also like the Boulevard seat. I'd pick the Onyx fabric!
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Lynda Del. said...

I love the Marathon 70 in Crimson.
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mrsdanigirl8 said...

Love the boulevard. And I'd love a marathon in Onyx


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curlie girlie said...

I also like the Advocate seat and I'd choose the Onyx fabric.
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Stephanie said...

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Lentil said...

I'm also considering the Boulevard 70 CS for our next carseat

I'd choose blueprint for the Marathon.


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wildcat32 said...

I also like the Combination Harness-2-Booster™. My fabic choice would be Waverly.
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Amber said...

Awesome!! I also like the Britax Roundabout 50 carseat. Thanks!

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