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.
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!