Mommy's Favorite Things: Britax Review



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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Jen H said...

I've liked britax on facebook and left a message that I entered this giveaway


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Daniel M said...

like the boulevard 70 and i'd pick onyx - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


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Sonia said...

I also like the roundabout 50 classic, and I would chose waverly for the marathon.

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Tamara said...

I would like to have the chaperone for our next baby.
I really like the cowmooflage pattern, so cute!
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Jeannine said...

I would get the Onyx fabric


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Jennifer M said...

I like the roundabout seat and I like the blue print fabric.

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Miranda said...

I would also be interested in the ADVOCATE 70 CS and my color choice for the Marathon would be Onyx

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sweetpea08 said...

I also like the Boulevard 70 CS and I think I would choose the Crimson fabric
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paula michele said...

I like the Boulevard 70 CS. I would pick the Cowmooflage for my son.

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Tara V. said...

I also like the ROUNDABOUT 50 Classic.

I would pick the crimson
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mail4rosey said...

I like the Advocate 70 seat, and I would choose the Onyx fabric for the Marathon.

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katklaw777 said...

I'd like to have the ADVOCATE 70 CS, it seems to have everything.
I like the fabric option called Waverly, thanks.


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Michael said...

Another seat I am interested in is the ADVOCATE 70 CS. I like the Onyx print for the Marathon. I hope to win this for my wife. I guess it would be for me too!

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atydec said...

Another seat I like is the Boulevard 70. I really like the Crimson fabric for the Marathon but if I won I would choose the more practical but also lovely Onyx.
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AmyLynn said...

The Chaperone seems like a wonderful infant car seat. I am loving the Cowmooflage fabric! Thanks for the chance.


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dddiva said...

BOULEVARD 70 CS
Blueprint
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Marcia said...

I think my daughter would like the Onyx color in the Marathon seat - new baby coming in December and this color will work for boy or girl. I like the Parkway SG Booster seat for my 5 year old granddaughter too.


Nicole D. said...

I also like the Parkway SG booster seat. I would pick Waverly for the fabric. Thanks!


Breanne said...

I also like the ADVOCATE 70 CS and I would choose the Onyx color

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Ashley said...

I like the features of the Boulevard 70 CS as well. I would choose the Oynx fabric for the Marathon Carseat.
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gnwg said...

I also love the Britax Boulevard. I would choose the jet set or waverly color palette
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The Jacobsen Family! said...

I also like the Advocate 70 CS!
For the fabric, I'd choose the Blueprint or Onyx.
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kathy pease said...

i like the FRONTIER 85 and i love the crimson fabric :)

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Karen said...

I would choose the Frontier 85 in the fabric of Red Rock. Thanks.


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Michelle B said...

I love the MARATHON Classic
and i would choose Onyx fabric for my Marathon
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I like the classic and I'd choose the waverly fabric


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Ardy22 said...

I like the onyx fabric best. I also like their Advocate 70CS


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Kathy S said...

I like the Roundabout 50 Classic car seat, and for the Marathon car seat, the fabric I would choose would be the "Cowmooflage." So cute!
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I also like the ADVOCATE 70 CS. The fabric I would choose is the Waverly


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choice of car seat: boulevard 70
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rhonjerm said...

Another product from their website I would love to own would be the B-Nimble stroller coming in October, what a great line of products!

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Kelly Grant said...

I like the marathon classic


Tylerpants said...

I currently have a Marathon for my son & love it! The Allison one would be nice for my baby girl due in Feb! Another great Britax car seat that looks super is the Roundabout 55! tylerpants @ gmail dot com


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dvice said...

I also like the ROUNDABOUT 50 CLASSIC. I'd choose onyx


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I also like the Boulevard 70. I would choose the Onyx.


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KimiStar said...

I really like the Boulevard 70.
My fabric choice for the Marathon 70 would be Blueprint.

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I would lke the blueprint fabric. I also like the Roundabout 50
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