Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Circa Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Circa

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market; Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut; That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • 2 layers of side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell and quick-adjust head protection, absorb energy and shield your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator gives an audible “click” to aid you in the proper tightening of your child’s harness
  • Quick-adjust 14-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Circa Reviews

Our 7th Britax seat, and certainly won’t be the last! (By KAP1022)

This is the 7th Britax seat we’ve purchased over the years for our 5 children. We’ve had our 2 year old in the Boulevard 70-G3 since birth and have loved it, so when the clicktight seats hit the market AND we were expecting another child, we were very interested.

I hemmed and hawed over this purchase for months because of the significant increase in price over the non-CT models, after the recall earlier this year, and after reading review after review with various complaints. I was mostly concerned about the complaints of the short crotch buckle/thigh digging issues. My 9 month old is a big boy with serious thighs! I’m so glad we went ahead with this seat, it really is wonderful, and our little fella loves it, squishy thighs and all.

I did have to move the crotch buckle to the outmost position, and I wonder if this may help some of the other reviewers issues? I’ve provided a photo of my 27lb 2 yr old in his Boulevard 70-G3 vs. my 23lb 9 month old in his Boulevard CT. I hope it helps anyone wishing to compare or who is milling around making the choice.

The CT technology is so wonderful, it makes your install simple and foolproof, and this included with all the other features I’ve loved about the other Britax seats we’ve had. I also really love the newer fabric on this seat. Several of our older seats have almost a velour fabric, which is nice, but it does fade in the sun and the improved (in my opinion) on the CT seats seems like it will be cooler, wipe off nicely, and won’t be prone to snagging. This thing *is* a beast though, I didn’t weigh it, but I’d guess it’s over 40lbs, so some people might need some help to hoist it up depending on their car/size. That is really the only drawback we’ve found so far.

Simple install and excellent protection! (By Big Dawg)

This is our 3rd Britax Boulevard, our previous 2 had the standard anchor attachment which works perfectly well but very difficult to install. The newer seat also has a higher quality material on the sides, feels more breathable than the original. The ClickTight technology makes install so much easier, just press the red button in the middle of the seat, turn, lift the seat and attach the seatbelt. This will make it easier for my wife to install, but its still too heavy for her to carry around.

The Boulevard is slightly lighter in weight than the Advocate which have as an extra side impact protection, but the overall seat design and comfort is the same on both seats, they look pretty much identical if not for the fatter outer shell on the Advocate. If you have a tight back seat, this might be a decision maker. The Britax brand does cost a bit more than the other brands, but they do make high quality car seats and strollers, you can’t go wrong with this Boulevard or Advocate models.

Attaching the Boulevard and the Advocate, see the difference for yourself.

Only good for VERY small kids and toddlers; Major buckle issue. (By JSSF)

Great product all around with one HUGE exception. The crotch strap is WAY to short. We have early versions of the Boulevard and the new crotch strap is dramatically shorter, thus the side of the buckle project right into my kids legs. They are 3 and 5 and both complain about them. One refuses to sit in the seats because it hurts so much. I called Britax and they do NOT have longer straps to send, only padding to deal with this issue. I can tell you right now, padding won’t help. In my opinion this seat is only good for infants and toddlers whose legs are so thin that they are not yet impacted by the height of buckle system. Very disappointing as we are happy and loyal Britax customers.

Tip re: Click-Tight (By H. Ryan)

Have not had this seat long, but love it so far. Super comfy for my daughter and I feel that she is really well-protected.

Quick tip regarding the click-tight, which I didn’t feel was clear in the manual: don’t over-tighten the seat belt or latch belt!

If you are coming from any other type of seat, you’re probably used to threading the belt and then pulling as hard as possible to get that sucker tight enough. The way the ClickTight is designed to work, is the frame puts extra pressure on the belt as it closes, creating that tension for you. The first time I tried to install, I saw right away why other reviewers have had issues with getting the seat to open back up again (even having to resort to pliers). If the belt is too tight, you have to force the seat closed and then it is nearly impossible to open again. What worked best for me was to just thread the belt through, removing any slack but not pulling it taut. Then close the seat – it should close with one firm push, you shouldn’t have to force it – if you’re struggling, try actually LOOSENING the belt a little. Once closed, THEN do the wiggle test and hopefully it should be rock solid. I’m really satisfied with the system, and hope that tip helps other people like it better, too!

I definitely recommend Britax to everyone (By Jasper Rodgers)

I bought a Britax boulvard for my toddler son last year when I found out I was expecting again there was no doubt in my mind I was going to skip the infant seat and go straight to the convertible and get another Britax boulvard.
Friday we were in a car accident and I had my 3 week old in the car with me Inow his boulvard clicktight. We were rear ended I was at an almost complete stop and they rear ended me going about 55 miles an hour. The seat didn’t move at all and my newborn was perfectly secure and perfectly safe and unharmed. I definitely recommend Britax to everyone.

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Twilight Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Twilight

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market; Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut; That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • Side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell, absorbs energy and shields your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Quick-adjust 12-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows
  • 7-position recline with automatic level indicator adjusts for your child’s comfort while ensuring the best installation angle for your vehicle

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Twilight Reviews

The best well secured brand you can find in the market!! (By Shaun)

The best brand ever. I’m happy purchasing this car seat, very sturdy and well secured. FYI, those who has complaint about the tight strap to the legs area all you need to do is read your manual, there’s adjustment instruction to page 22-23 if you missed that. UPDATE: there is an adjustment also to the cruch area where a lot has complaint with. I highly recommend this car seat. Thank you Britax. Don’t believe the negative reviews on here most of them are just they misread their manual instruction. See it for yourself and experience it. Dont forget to read your MANUAL page by page so you will be informed how to use it.

The only complaint I have is you have to purchase separate cup holder.

Perfect for our family (By Tory)

I received this after tons of research for my sons 1st birthday. I installed it quickly and easily the first day I got it. I absolutely love it. I have installed it into numerous cars with quick ease. I also received the recall. It was a quick, but important fix. I highly recommend.

Rock solid installation. (By House Chores)

Bought the ultimate comfort series version from a BM retailer. This is a very good car seat. I was considering the regular Marathon version which was $30 less however the clicktight is so worth the extra dollars. All you have to do is line up your seat belt in the proper slots then shut the seat back down and that’s it! Rock solid installation. Seat will not budge. In rear facing recline mode, it didn’t take as much space from the driver seat the way my chicco keyfit 30 infant seat did. I’d say I had an inch more clearance for the driver even while reclined.

I have it in a 2014 Odyssey and am able to place in it the middle of the second row. Normally car seats in the middle slide around since the middle area has a smaller contact patch but with the clicktight, it will not budge. I also have had it rear-facing in the rear passenger seat of a 2009 Corolla and it fits and gives the front passenger enough space to be comfortable.

This car seat is bad ass. I haven’t found anything I don’t like … (By Anna)

This car seat is bad ass. I haven’t found anything I don’t like about it. It’s safe, quick to install, and sturdy. Absolutely love it. I did however notice people complaining about food getting stuck in the seat belt release button and yes I can see that happening but you shouldn’t give a small child food in a moving vehicle anyways!

Harness issues (By Jennifer)

I loved our b safe 35!! Of course we wanted to continue with Britax convertible seats. I bought two Marathon seats- one clicktight. My baby HATES them! The crotch strap is so short and hard to buckle and because it’s short the harness straps cut into her thighs. We took a very short ride (5 mins), she screamed the whole time. When we took her out we found cut marks in both legs from the harness straps. I have even talked to multiple car seat professionals and they agree the baby is in the car seat correctly. They both agree it’s because of the very short crotch buckle. Britax won’t post my review on their website :( they only want positive reviews.

Safe but design flaws….would recommend the chicco version instead (By Cynthia)

This thing is built like a tank, it is not meant to be swapped around a bunch. I feel like it would protect my child as intended. Everything else about it is annoying and if I knew better I would get something different for these reasons:
-the click tight knob feels cheaply made, its a spring loaded plastic knob, I’m a small woman and feel like one of these days that twist knob is going to snap off in my hands.
– the shoulder straps were too wide initially for my petite child.
– the strap adjuster is a recessed button (otherwise known as the crumb collector). Its like a cup at the bottom of the crotch, if you give your kid any food in the seat, that’s were it ends up. I have to poke through an inch of crumbs to adjust the straps or scrap it out each time.
-the buckle that tightens the installation straps for the stationary hooks would not loosen. I either have to leave it in place in 1 car or use the shoulder belt every time to lock it into place between cars.

My child was 100% OK after a car accident (By Bonnie)

I was recently in a car accident with my child in the car in this seat. She was 100% OK, and I am so thankful!!! I ordered the exact same model to replace the first one (I wasn’t comfortable continuing to use a seat that had been in an accident). My child is 2.5 years old, weighs about 35 lbs., and sits rear-facing.

Outside of this accident, we really like this car seat. It’s easy to install CORRECTLY, and easy to get her in and out. It was a pain to clean after she vomited in it once, but I hand washed the cover, then ran it through a spin cycle in my washer, and that helped it air dry quicker. After that incident, I purchased the liner pad in the hopes of containing future incidents and keeping yucky stuff out of the tiny crevices of the seat. Lucky for us we haven’t tested that theory yet.

We have put this seat in a variety of vehicles, including a Mazda 6, Audi A4, Audi Q3, Kia Sorento, VW Passat, Dodge Journey, Honda Odyssey, and more. It has worked great in all of them, but in smaller cars the front passenger seat has to be moved up a lot to accommodate this seat while rear-facing. One hint for getting it out of a car is to unbuckle the seat belt to make the ClickTight seat easier to release.

If you found my review helpful, please give me a vote!

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Cowmooflage Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Cowmooflage

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market; Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut; That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • Side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell, absorbs energy and shields your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Quick-adjust 12-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows
  • 7-position recline with automatic level indicator adjusts for your child’s comfort while ensuring the best installation angle for your vehicle

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Cowmooflage Reviews

The best well secured brand you can find in the market!! (By Shaun)

The best brand ever. I’m happy purchasing this car seat, very sturdy and well secured. FYI, those who has complaint about the tight strap to the legs area all you need to do is read your manual, there’s adjustment instruction to page 22-23 if you missed that. UPDATE: there is an adjustment also to the cruch area where a lot has complaint with. I highly recommend this car seat. Thank you Britax. Don’t believe the negative reviews on here most of them are just they misread their manual instruction. See it for yourself and experience it. Dont forget to read your MANUAL page by page so you will be informed how to use it.

The only complaint I have is you have to purchase separate cup holder.

Perfect for our family (By Tory)

I received this after tons of research for my sons 1st birthday. I installed it quickly and easily the first day I got it. I absolutely love it. I have installed it into numerous cars with quick ease. I also received the recall. It was a quick, but important fix. I highly recommend.

Rock solid installation. (By House Chores)

Bought the ultimate comfort series version from a BM retailer. This is a very good car seat. I was considering the regular Marathon version which was $30 less however the clicktight is so worth the extra dollars. All you have to do is line up your seat belt in the proper slots then shut the seat back down and that’s it! Rock solid installation. Seat will not budge. In rear facing recline mode, it didn’t take as much space from the driver seat the way my chicco keyfit 30 infant seat did. I’d say I had an inch more clearance for the driver even while reclined.

I have it in a 2014 Odyssey and am able to place in it the middle of the second row. Normally car seats in the middle slide around since the middle area has a smaller contact patch but with the clicktight, it will not budge. I also have had it rear-facing in the rear passenger seat of a 2009 Corolla and it fits and gives the front passenger enough space to be comfortable.

This car seat is bad ass. I haven’t found anything I don’t like … (By Anna)

This car seat is bad ass. I haven’t found anything I don’t like about it. It’s safe, quick to install, and sturdy. Absolutely love it. I did however notice people complaining about food getting stuck in the seat belt release button and yes I can see that happening but you shouldn’t give a small child food in a moving vehicle anyways!

Harness issues (By Jennifer)

I loved our b safe 35!! Of course we wanted to continue with Britax convertible seats. I bought two Marathon seats- one clicktight. My baby HATES them! The crotch strap is so short and hard to buckle and because it’s short the harness straps cut into her thighs. We took a very short ride (5 mins), she screamed the whole time. When we took her out we found cut marks in both legs from the harness straps. I have even talked to multiple car seat professionals and they agree the baby is in the car seat correctly. They both agree it’s because of the very short crotch buckle. Britax won’t post my review on their website :( they only want positive reviews.

Safe but design flaws….would recommend the chicco version instead (By Cynthia)

This thing is built like a tank, it is not meant to be swapped around a bunch. I feel like it would protect my child as intended. Everything else about it is annoying and if I knew better I would get something different for these reasons:
-the click tight knob feels cheaply made, its a spring loaded plastic knob, I’m a small woman and feel like one of these days that twist knob is going to snap off in my hands.
– the shoulder straps were too wide initially for my petite child.
– the strap adjuster is a recessed button (otherwise known as the crumb collector). Its like a cup at the bottom of the crotch, if you give your kid any food in the seat, that’s were it ends up. I have to poke through an inch of crumbs to adjust the straps or scrap it out each time.
-the buckle that tightens the installation straps for the stationary hooks would not loosen. I either have to leave it in place in 1 car or use the shoulder belt every time to lock it into place between cars.

My child was 100% OK after a car accident (By Bonnie)

I was recently in a car accident with my child in the car in this seat. She was 100% OK, and I am so thankful!!! I ordered the exact same model to replace the first one (I wasn’t comfortable continuing to use a seat that had been in an accident). My child is 2.5 years old, weighs about 35 lbs., and sits rear-facing.

Outside of this accident, we really like this car seat. It’s easy to install CORRECTLY, and easy to get her in and out. It was a pain to clean after she vomited in it once, but I hand washed the cover, then ran it through a spin cycle in my washer, and that helped it air dry quicker. After that incident, I purchased the liner pad in the hopes of containing future incidents and keeping yucky stuff out of the tiny crevices of the seat. Lucky for us we haven’t tested that theory yet.

We have put this seat in a variety of vehicles, including a Mazda 6, Audi A4, Audi Q3, Kia Sorento, VW Passat, Dodge Journey, Honda Odyssey, and more. It has worked great in all of them, but in smaller cars the front passenger seat has to be moved up a lot to accommodate this seat while rear-facing. One hint for getting it out of a car is to unbuckle the seat belt to make the ClickTight seat easier to release.

If you found my review helpful, please give me a vote!

Britax Car Seat: Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat – Vibe Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat - Vibe

  • Safe-cell impact protection is an integrated system of safety components, including an impact absorbing base, impact stabilizing steel frame, and complete side impact protection
  • Safe-cell complete side impact protection plus gives your child an advanced layer of protection with an energy-absorbing head restraint designed to keep your baby’s head and neck extra secure
  • Safe-cell impact absorbing base reduces the potential for injury by compressing to absorb crash energy

Britax Car Seat: Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat – Vibe Reviews

LIFE SAVER (By S. Howard)

My 3 month old son was asleep in this car seat when someone ran a red light and collided with my car. While I did everything I could to protect him on the road with my defensive driving, we were victims of someones blunt negligence.
My son doesn’t have a scratch on him, no marks, nothing at all. I’m convinced this seat kept him safe. The narrowness of the seat kept his head from jarring, and he was sent home from ER laughing, smiling and cooing.
We will be buying another one.

Awewome seat, really impressed. (By Watermark 617)

Awesome carseat! My husband is aviation mechanic and engineer (a stickler on safety) and insisted on the top of the line for our new little one. We have used Britax for out older children but never had a Britax new born seat. This thing is really amazing. It’s slim and not bulky. (Fits between our 2 Britax boosters, on one row of our jeep. Its A breeze to adjust. The quality is just heads and tails above the other seats on the market. The automatic sliding head rest adjustment is really cool! You dont have to take anything apart to custom fit it to your baby as they grow. Thw green color is nice and the fabric is awesome. Down side, It is really expensive. (Honestly I balked at the price, but this is the one hubby wanted, so we got it) You really get what you pay for. If you can afford it. Get it. You won’t find a better seat.

Way too small, dont buy (By S. Alexander)

Hi my name is Rowan and here is my review of this seat my family has been transporting me in for the past 3 months. I’m smiling in the picture because I’m a nice guy, but usually I cry when they stuff me into this contraption. I’m only 3 months old and I am chubby but nowhere near the 35lbs weight limit this seat claims to hold! My shoulders barely fit, neither does my head. My parents got me this seat because they use britax for my older brothers and never had issues with the convertibles or boosters but this one is a big fail. The fabric makes me sweat and there is nothing more embarrassing than having these sweat stains mistaken for a leaky diaper by my other baby friends.
So im looking forward to be graduating to a convertible seat soon, I wish my parents could have saved that money to buy me toys instead…

I will give this seat 2 stars because of the added side impact protection and it does feel sturdy enough to protect my noggin in the event of a crash (given Dads driving skills) but it needs to be improved in terms of size.

Nice looking carseat and really good quality but it’s way … (By Sergei and Natasha Ovchinnikov)

Nice looking carseat and really good quality but it’s way to deap. My daughter was born 7lbs 13oz and 21 inches every time I put her in her neck is bent so uncomfortable..I had to put some padding under the butt part to make a little more comfy. Not sure why it’s made so deep hopefully she eventually grows into it…she is now 11 lbs and still needs the extra padded support. Otherwise no complaints. Update: my daughter is now 4 months 15 lbs and 26 inches…unfortunately totally growing out of this carseat. The head part is way to tight she barely has any wiggle room to look from side to.side. my friend has a Graco click connect snug n ride and omg can’t beleive how much wider and more comfortable my baby was in hers. Ofcourse every baby is different but this carseat is wayyyy to narrow and deep. Definitely won’t be purchasing again.

Buyer beware. (By Where is my pen?)

I researched this product thoroughly before buying-compared it to Chicco, Graco, etc. I went with this as we needed it to bring our baby home from the hospital. It is a deep and narrow seat so it’s tricky to get your lil one out. My husband refuses to put her in or take her out as it is so difficult for him with his average sized hands. It doesn’t come ready to go-you need to bring the headrest all the way down, and the padding was all folded up underneath where you couldn’t see it. The first car seat technician even missed that. They ship the head rest with it all the way up-I have seen parents out and about with these up all the way, as everyone (me also) are clueless about how to start using these seats. It would be nice if the manual was a little more clearer about what parents should do with the seat so it’s ready. We met with a car seat safety technician twice to get all the bugs worked out of this seat. It didn’t fit my daughter properly but because we took it out of the packaging before she was born, we couldn’t return it. The crotch straps did not go across at her hips-no, they crossed by her thighs. Not safe for a car crash. The buckle itself sticks out so she barely had any room and she is a skinny, long baby. The buckle seems to be the same type for all car seats now that I have looked at others. The head rest is not padded like shown at other stores like babies r us. It’s weird. It’s just styrofoam and no padding-doesn’t look at all like other Britax seats I’ve seen in store or other parents. I had such high hopes for this seat. I’m looking forward to the day she grows out of this seat. I hate carrying it, as it is one of the heaviest seats out there.
Now, that she is 12 lbs we were able to move the buckle forward and take the infant seat cushion out-the straps now cross over her at the hips, which is where they should have been all along. I would not buy this seat again, and can’t wait until I can get rid of it. I’m not using it for another child of mine. I love my Britax stroller, but will not buy another Britax car seat. It really bugs me that the headrest looks so different than others of the same exact model! I really wish I hadn’t of bought into the Britax hype. It’s pure marketing. It’s difficult to get through to customer service if you need anything-I was on hold for 40 minutes last time. I really wish I’d gone with a Graco-same price point, and a very trusted brand. My sister has had three babies and doesn’t get why this seat is so difficult to use.

DO NOT WASTE your money (By Thao)

Do not buy this car seat! I wish I followed the recommendations from some of the reviewers about this car seat. We only used this car seat for 3 months (Jan – April) but:
1. The head protection foam broke! I didn’t know that it was broken until I took out the fabric to wash. I called the manufacture, they sent me another head foam.
2. My 3 months old, 15lbs baby is growing out of this car seat because the head foam is so tight and so snugged to his head that after sitting in the car seat for a while, his ears would get red. I called the manufacture and complaint that there’s no way this car seat would fit a 35lbs baby because the head padding is too tight. The representative simply said, she received a lot of similar complaints but there was nothing she can do. It’s a “feature” in this model and I’m paying extra for this extra head padding feature. I replied by saying, I understood and it was true that I bought this car seat because of the extra head padding feature, but I also paid for the 35lb feature that was advertised in the product’s name and product information. However, my baby is only 15lbs and he’s not fitting the car seat anymore. I stated that this is a manufacture false advertisement and I demanded compensation! I paid $200 for a car seat that only lasted for 3 months! The representative said it was not a false advertisement because it can fit “some” 35lbs babies. I asked for proofs but the representative couldn’t provide me any.

Again, DO NOT BUY this product! DO NOT WASTE your money! There’s no way it would fit a 35lb baby! My baby is only 3 months old and 15 lbs but you can see that his head is tightly fitted the head padding.

Britax Car Seat: Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Blakeney Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Blakeney

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market. Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut. That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • 2 layers of side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell and quick-adjust head protection, absorb energy and shield your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator gives an audible “click” to aid you in the proper tightening of your child’s harness
  • Quick-adjust 14-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows
  • Click tight installation system is the safest and simplest technology on the market. Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut. That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • Safe cell impact protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, v-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • 2 layers of side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell and quick-adjust head protection, absorb energy and shield your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Click & safe snug harness indicator gives an audible “click” to aid you in the proper tightening of your child’s harness
  • Quick-Adjust 14-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows

Britax Car Seat: Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Blakeney Reviews

Our 7th Britax seat, and certainly won’t be the last! (By KAP1022)

This is the 7th Britax seat we’ve purchased over the years for our 5 children. We’ve had our 2 year old in the Boulevard 70-G3 since birth and have loved it, so when the clicktight seats hit the market AND we were expecting another child, we were very interested.

I hemmed and hawed over this purchase for months because of the significant increase in price over the non-CT models, after the recall earlier this year, and after reading review after review with various complaints. I was mostly concerned about the complaints of the short crotch buckle/thigh digging issues. My 9 month old is a big boy with serious thighs! I’m so glad we went ahead with this seat, it really is wonderful, and our little fella loves it, squishy thighs and all.

I did have to move the crotch buckle to the outmost position, and I wonder if this may help some of the other reviewers issues? I’ve provided a photo of my 27lb 2 yr old in his Boulevard 70-G3 vs. my 23lb 9 month old in his Boulevard CT. I hope it helps anyone wishing to compare or who is milling around making the choice.

The CT technology is so wonderful, it makes your install simple and foolproof, and this included with all the other features I’ve loved about the other Britax seats we’ve had. I also really love the newer fabric on this seat. Several of our older seats have almost a velour fabric, which is nice, but it does fade in the sun and the improved (in my opinion) on the CT seats seems like it will be cooler, wipe off nicely, and won’t be prone to snagging. This thing *is* a beast though, I didn’t weigh it, but I’d guess it’s over 40lbs, so some people might need some help to hoist it up depending on their car/size. That is really the only drawback we’ve found so far.

Simple install and excellent protection! (By Big Dawg)

This is our 3rd Britax Boulevard, our previous 2 had the standard anchor attachment which works perfectly well but very difficult to install. The newer seat also has a higher quality material on the sides, feels more breathable than the original. The ClickTight technology makes install so much easier, just press the red button in the middle of the seat, turn, lift the seat and attach the seatbelt. This will make it easier for my wife to install, but its still too heavy for her to carry around.

The Boulevard is slightly lighter in weight than the Advocate which have as an extra side impact protection, but the overall seat design and comfort is the same on both seats, they look pretty much identical if not for the fatter outer shell on the Advocate. If you have a tight back seat, this might be a decision maker. The Britax brand does cost a bit more than the other brands, but they do make high quality car seats and strollers, you can’t go wrong with this Boulevard or Advocate models.

Attaching the Boulevard and the Advocate, see the difference for yourself.

Only good for VERY small kids and toddlers; Major buckle issue. (By JSSF)

Great product all around with one HUGE exception. The crotch strap is WAY to short. We have early versions of the Boulevard and the new crotch strap is dramatically shorter, thus the side of the buckle project right into my kids legs. They are 3 and 5 and both complain about them. One refuses to sit in the seats because it hurts so much. I called Britax and they do NOT have longer straps to send, only padding to deal with this issue. I can tell you right now, padding won’t help. In my opinion this seat is only good for infants and toddlers whose legs are so thin that they are not yet impacted by the height of buckle system. Very disappointing as we are happy and loyal Britax customers.

Tip re: Click-Tight (By H. Ryan)

Have not had this seat long, but love it so far. Super comfy for my daughter and I feel that she is really well-protected.

Quick tip regarding the click-tight, which I didn’t feel was clear in the manual: don’t over-tighten the seat belt or latch belt!

If you are coming from any other type of seat, you’re probably used to threading the belt and then pulling as hard as possible to get that sucker tight enough. The way the ClickTight is designed to work, is the frame puts extra pressure on the belt as it closes, creating that tension for you. The first time I tried to install, I saw right away why other reviewers have had issues with getting the seat to open back up again (even having to resort to pliers). If the belt is too tight, you have to force the seat closed and then it is nearly impossible to open again. What worked best for me was to just thread the belt through, removing any slack but not pulling it taut. Then close the seat – it should close with one firm push, you shouldn’t have to force it – if you’re struggling, try actually LOOSENING the belt a little. Once closed, THEN do the wiggle test and hopefully it should be rock solid. I’m really satisfied with the system, and hope that tip helps other people like it better, too!

I definitely recommend Britax to everyone (By Jasper Rodgers)

I bought a Britax boulvard for my toddler son last year when I found out I was expecting again there was no doubt in my mind I was going to skip the infant seat and go straight to the convertible and get another Britax boulvard.
Friday we were in a car accident and I had my 3 week old in the car with me Inow his boulvard clicktight. We were rear ended I was at an almost complete stop and they rear ended me going about 55 miles an hour. The seat didn’t move at all and my newborn was perfectly secure and perfectly safe and unharmed. I definitely recommend Britax to everyone.

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Kaleidoscope Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Kaleidoscope

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market; Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut; That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • 2 layers of side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell and quick-adjust head protection, absorb energy and shield your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator gives an audible “click” to aid you in the proper tightening of your child’s harness
  • Quick-adjust 14-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Kaleidoscope Reviews

Our 7th Britax seat, and certainly won’t be the last! (By KAP1022)

This is the 7th Britax seat we’ve purchased over the years for our 5 children. We’ve had our 2 year old in the Boulevard 70-G3 since birth and have loved it, so when the clicktight seats hit the market AND we were expecting another child, we were very interested.

I hemmed and hawed over this purchase for months because of the significant increase in price over the non-CT models, after the recall earlier this year, and after reading review after review with various complaints. I was mostly concerned about the complaints of the short crotch buckle/thigh digging issues. My 9 month old is a big boy with serious thighs! I’m so glad we went ahead with this seat, it really is wonderful, and our little fella loves it, squishy thighs and all.

I did have to move the crotch buckle to the outmost position, and I wonder if this may help some of the other reviewers issues? I’ve provided a photo of my 27lb 2 yr old in his Boulevard 70-G3 vs. my 23lb 9 month old in his Boulevard CT. I hope it helps anyone wishing to compare or who is milling around making the choice.

The CT technology is so wonderful, it makes your install simple and foolproof, and this included with all the other features I’ve loved about the other Britax seats we’ve had. I also really love the newer fabric on this seat. Several of our older seats have almost a velour fabric, which is nice, but it does fade in the sun and the improved (in my opinion) on the CT seats seems like it will be cooler, wipe off nicely, and won’t be prone to snagging. This thing *is* a beast though, I didn’t weigh it, but I’d guess it’s over 40lbs, so some people might need some help to hoist it up depending on their car/size. That is really the only drawback we’ve found so far.

Simple install and excellent protection! (By Big Dawg)

This is our 3rd Britax Boulevard, our previous 2 had the standard anchor attachment which works perfectly well but very difficult to install. The newer seat also has a higher quality material on the sides, feels more breathable than the original. The ClickTight technology makes install so much easier, just press the red button in the middle of the seat, turn, lift the seat and attach the seatbelt. This will make it easier for my wife to install, but its still too heavy for her to carry around.

The Boulevard is slightly lighter in weight than the Advocate which have as an extra side impact protection, but the overall seat design and comfort is the same on both seats, they look pretty much identical if not for the fatter outer shell on the Advocate. If you have a tight back seat, this might be a decision maker. The Britax brand does cost a bit more than the other brands, but they do make high quality car seats and strollers, you can’t go wrong with this Boulevard or Advocate models.

Attaching the Boulevard and the Advocate, see the difference for yourself.

Only good for VERY small kids and toddlers; Major buckle issue. (By JSSF)

Great product all around with one HUGE exception. The crotch strap is WAY to short. We have early versions of the Boulevard and the new crotch strap is dramatically shorter, thus the side of the buckle project right into my kids legs. They are 3 and 5 and both complain about them. One refuses to sit in the seats because it hurts so much. I called Britax and they do NOT have longer straps to send, only padding to deal with this issue. I can tell you right now, padding won’t help. In my opinion this seat is only good for infants and toddlers whose legs are so thin that they are not yet impacted by the height of buckle system. Very disappointing as we are happy and loyal Britax customers.

Tip re: Click-Tight (By H. Ryan)

Have not had this seat long, but love it so far. Super comfy for my daughter and I feel that she is really well-protected.

Quick tip regarding the click-tight, which I didn’t feel was clear in the manual: don’t over-tighten the seat belt or latch belt!

If you are coming from any other type of seat, you’re probably used to threading the belt and then pulling as hard as possible to get that sucker tight enough. The way the ClickTight is designed to work, is the frame puts extra pressure on the belt as it closes, creating that tension for you. The first time I tried to install, I saw right away why other reviewers have had issues with getting the seat to open back up again (even having to resort to pliers). If the belt is too tight, you have to force the seat closed and then it is nearly impossible to open again. What worked best for me was to just thread the belt through, removing any slack but not pulling it taut. Then close the seat – it should close with one firm push, you shouldn’t have to force it – if you’re struggling, try actually LOOSENING the belt a little. Once closed, THEN do the wiggle test and hopefully it should be rock solid. I’m really satisfied with the system, and hope that tip helps other people like it better, too!

I definitely recommend Britax to everyone (By Jasper Rodgers)

I bought a Britax boulvard for my toddler son last year when I found out I was expecting again there was no doubt in my mind I was going to skip the infant seat and go straight to the convertible and get another Britax boulvard.
Friday we were in a car accident and I had my 3 week old in the car with me Inow his boulvard clicktight. We were rear ended I was at an almost complete stop and they rear ended me going about 55 miles an hour. The seat didn’t move at all and my newborn was perfectly secure and perfectly safe and unharmed. I definitely recommend Britax to everyone.

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 Clicktight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 Clicktight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat

  • foam, cotton
  • Made in US
  • Click tight installation system ensures that everyone can install the car seat securely and confidently by just buckling the seat belt
  • Safe cell impact protection is an integrated system of safety components, including an impact absorbing base, tether and harness, an impact stabilizing steel frame, and complete side impact protection plus
  • Safe cell complete side impact protection plus provides an advanced level of protection: a deep protective shell absorbs crash forces and shields your child from debris, and an energy-absorbing headrest keeps your child’s head and neck secure
  • Quick-adjust, 9-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable, secure fit as your child grows
  • Front-adjust recline easily alters the seat angle for your child’s comfort

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 Clicktight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat Reviews

Pioneer vs. Frontier vs Pinnacle (By Profile)

Frontier Pros: Incredibly easy to install. High height and weight limits. Nicely padded.
Frontier Cons: The seat is quite heavy which can make it difficult to move between cars. It can be difficult to adjust the harness BUT this also means its difficult for kids to adjust the harness themselves (on older models kids could easily loosen the harness themselves which was a safety issue). The seat is one of the more expensive seats on the market.

Comparison of Britax Combination Seats:
Britax makes three combination seats: The Pioneer, the Frontier and The Pinnacle. All three seats are good seats. The Frontier and Pinnacle have higher height and weight limits and are easier to install than the Pioneer but also have higher price tags. The Pinnacle has added side impact cushions. In my opinion the easy install and higher height and weight limits make the Frontier well worth the extra money.

Weight Limits
-Pioneer: 25-70 pounds in harness mode, 40-110 pounds in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 25-90 pounds in harness mode, 40-120 pounds in high back booster mode

Height Limits:
-Pioneer: 30-56 inches in harness mode, 45-60 inches in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 30-58 inches in harness mode, 45-62 inches in high back booster mode

Harness Height and High Back Booster Belt Guide Height
It’s important to note that children may outgrow the seat before the stated height limits. In the harness mode the shoulder straps must be positioned at or above their shoulders. If your child has a long torso they may outgrow the seat before the reach the maximum height.
-Pioneer: The top harness height is 19.5 inches (on older versions the top harness height was 18.

highly recommend (By S. Alexander)

I can’t say enough good things about Britax car seats. It’s the only brand we have used for our kids. I’ve been in a car crash with my 2 year old, car totaled and he didn’t have a scratch on him, that was a britax boulevard. We upgraded him to a frontier and had an issue about a year later with a broken strap clip in the back of the seat. I contacted Britax and they immediately replaced the whole car seat. This is the seat we have now and it literally takes me 30 seconds to install. I love how they have improved the installation. It’s also very comfortable, cup holders are a plus and the side impact protection gives you peace of mind. The car seat once installed doesn’t move an inch and the customer service is excellent.

I would like to add an update to my review on this carseat. I still give this seat 5 stars. Yesterday were in a really bad car crash with my 2 kids, age 7 and 4. The 7 year old has been teased for me still making him sit in a car seat but after what happened yesterday just makes me so glad I didn’t give in to let him graduate to a booster. We were on the highway towing our camper and got in an accident where our car and camper rolled over. The 7 year old was in the Frontier and the 4 year old in the Britax Pinnacle. They both have side impact protection and both of my kids have not even a scratch on them. We were all very lucky but I give tremendous credit to Britax that nothing worse happened to my kids. I attached a picture of the accident. After 2 accidents I thank that company for continuing to develop the safest seats on the market. When it comes to safety it is worth the extra dollars for a car seat reinforced with steel to keep your precious kids safe. I will be replacing both carseats with britax models.

BRITAX FRONTIER Click-Tight (90) Click-Tight is Awesome The rest of the seat, Not So Much! (By Matt)

I have over 10 years experience with kids in car-seats! In the last 6 years or so I’ve had nearly 50 kids buckled through my Britax Regent and Frontier 85 car-seats and have been very happy with them overall especially the Regent! I have to say that overall I am honestly disappointed in the new Frontier Click-Tight 90. The “Click-Tight” system is truly one main awesome things going for this seat, that and better shoulder pads, but beyond that I do not like the seat at all and here’s why:

1) “The Headrest” Is Pure Garbage! This probably bothers me more than any other part of the seat! IT Sits Too High! IT’s extremely thin and flimsy and yet they have the nerve to put a “Side Impact Protection” label on it! It’s extremely thin plastic with a piece of foam on it! That’s IT! This is advanced technology? BS!! I could snap the entire headrest off with my hand if I wanted to without even trying and this is suppose to stop a side impact?? Really?? It rattles when driving the car with no child in the seat which is extremely annoying and just screams cheesy junk and reminds me each time of how much money I spent on this seat and how much I hate it. IN contrast the Frontier 85 headrest was a lot more solid and sturdy and the kids also found it a lot more comfortable too! Even so the Britax Regent was the most solid car-seat I ever owned! I truly feel that Britax quality has gone down significantly after they discontinued the Regent! EVERY child I’ve ever had in the Regent Car-Seat was comfortable and enjoyed using it. I can’t say the same for the Frontier series of car-seats at all!

2) The Harness Adjuster is VERY hard to pull snug or loose on the child or even when no child is in the seat!
IN contrast the Frontier 85’s harness adjuster is as smooth as butter! The Regent’s harness adjuster is smoother too. Which also brings me to another point: WHY did Britax decide to narrow the width of their car-seat straps in general? Both on the harness itself and the adjuster! Wider straps mean more of the child’s body is covered and as such crash forces more evenly dispersed. So why would you narrow it!!? The Regent had a very durable harness adjuster. The Frontier 85 and 90 seats have this narrow strap that will become frayed unless you pull it correctly!! Britax Regent= Quality Car-Seat made by engineers. Frontier Car-Seats = Car-Seats cheapened up by accountants for the masses! I would also love to see the European design shoulder strap covers put on American seats! They are big and wide and would disperse crash forces a lot more then just a single narrow strap like on the American seats.

3) The One Step harness height adjuster is a great feature! As someone who has a lot of kids go through my van it’s nice to be able to adjust it on the fly without having to uninstal the seat. HOWEVER….It’s very flimsy and cheap feeling while using it and can be a bit hard to move up and down when the seat is installed. I don’t like it!

4) The CUP Holders! Kids complain of the cup holders on this seat hurting their legs. (Not on the F-85) I’ve gotten kids with red marks on their legs already! The seat base is NOT wide enough at all for bigger kids!! Give them some more room!! The Britax Regent car-seat gave kids plenty of room! They could sit criss cross apple sauce if they wanted to. NOT with these newer seats! You really expect a kid to keep the same straight leg position for an entire long trip in a car!?? Seat base is far to small and narrow for the legs!! This seat is a lot of image over substance.

5) False Advertising! I’ve had nearly 50 kids between age: 5-11 through high weight Britax seats now including the Regent, Frontier 85, and now Frontier 90. NEVER does a child reach the weight limit before they outgrow the height limit of these seats! Up to 85 and 90lbs is false! They will always outgrow the harness height first! With perhaps one exception I had but that was it. It’s very important to me to keep a child regardless of age in a 5 point harnessed for as long as possible! There is NO way a child of 90lbs is going to fit in the Clicktight 90 5 point harness system! Britax needs to raise it’s shoulder harness heights if they expect to advertise that weight limit! At least 22-23 inches! Please Do This! I buy a high weight harnessed car-seat for a reason and I expect it to work with big kids too! Otherwise why would I spend nearly $300 on a car-seat when I could pick up a cheap booster instead! Please get with it Britax!

Other General Comments: A. I don’t’ care how heavy or bulky these car-seats are. (so long as they fit in the car of course). The Bulkier the seat the safer it is to me as a consumer and the more room my kids will have to be comfortable! Your child’s safety should come before your own personal convenience! If you want a car-seat that’s easy to travel with on a plane and such then buy a Ride Safer Travel Vest! Otherwise please quit your complaining about it being too heavy. It’s not that heavy anyway!

What I would love to see: An updated Britax Regent like car-seat with click-tight and a SOLID headrest added! Harness height at 22-23 inches with a 5 point harness 100lbs weight limit. I honestly feel that the Regent was the best big kid car-seat that Britax ever sold! It was very well made, Durable!! Simple, IT truly had TRUE side impact protection! You could take a sludge hammer to the side of it and it would hold up! By comparison the Frontier ClickTight 90 is a flimsy piece of junk that I could break with one hand. The Frontier 90 is solid at the base but that’s about it. As you work your way up it get’s more and more flimsy and cheap. Steel in this seat or not it’s very flimsy! The Graco Nautilus has steel in it too and yet it’s a very solid well made seat at a fraction of the cost too. Better than even the F-85 I would say in terms of build quality. I truly feel that Britax has become way too image over substance. Your buying a label now and that’s about it. They have some innovative ideas most certainly! But they really need to work the bugs out!

Also WHY charge people extra money for the Pinnacle 90 version?? I mean seriously! A couple foam side pieces and your rack the price up nearly $50!! How Cheap Are YOU? Just include them as standard!! Oh sorry you can’t afford our best version so were going to have to make our seat less safe for you by removing these pads that probably cost us a couple dollars to manufacture! It just shows to me that this company doesn’t really care about your child’s safety in the car anymore when they pull crap like this! How About Just Include Them As Standard Already!! Stop Jacking people around!!

I wish Car-Seat Companies in general would show their crash test data and crash test videos on their websites! As a consumer I want to see how safe my child would actually be in one of their seats during a crash so that I can compare and make an informed decision! After All is that not what we are buying these car-seats for? SAFETY! Yet these companies including Britax pretty much just hide their crash test data from the public or any main crash test videos? They expect us to just take their word for it that these seats are safe even with their extremely floppy headrests and all! It’s pathetic if you ask me! One company I’ve been very happy with (and no I don’t work for them) is SafeRides4kids Ride Safer Travel Vest. They are very transparent in their crash test data and even show their crash test videos right on their website! They have nothing to hide! Britax what do you have to hide?? I think you really need to get with it because you are quickly loosing me as a customer.

Matt

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 Clicktight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Kaleidoscope Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 Clicktight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Kaleidoscope

  • Click tight installation system ensures that everyone can install the car seat securely and confidently by just buckling the seat belt
  • Safe cell impact protection is an integrated system of safety components, including an impact absorbing base, tether and harness, an impact stabilizing steel frame, and complete side impact protection plus
  • Safe cell complete side impact protection plus provides an advanced level of protection: a deep protective shell absorbs crash forces and shields your child from debris, and an energy-absorbing headrest keeps your child’s head and neck secure
  • Quick-adjust, 9-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable, secure fit as your child grows
  • Front-adjust recline easily alters the seat angle for your child’s comfort

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 Clicktight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Kaleidoscope Reviews

Pioneer vs. Frontier vs Pinnacle (By Profile)

Frontier Pros: Incredibly easy to install. High height and weight limits. Nicely padded.
Frontier Cons: The seat is quite heavy which can make it difficult to move between cars. It can be difficult to adjust the harness BUT this also means its difficult for kids to adjust the harness themselves (on older models kids could easily loosen the harness themselves which was a safety issue). The seat is one of the more expensive seats on the market.

Comparison of Britax Combination Seats:
Britax makes three combination seats: The Pioneer, the Frontier and The Pinnacle. All three seats are good seats. The Frontier and Pinnacle have higher height and weight limits and are easier to install than the Pioneer but also have higher price tags. The Pinnacle has added side impact cushions. In my opinion the easy install and higher height and weight limits make the Frontier well worth the extra money.

Weight Limits
-Pioneer: 25-70 pounds in harness mode, 40-110 pounds in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 25-90 pounds in harness mode, 40-120 pounds in high back booster mode

Height Limits:
-Pioneer: 30-56 inches in harness mode, 45-60 inches in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 30-58 inches in harness mode, 45-62 inches in high back booster mode

Harness Height and High Back Booster Belt Guide Height
It’s important to note that children may outgrow the seat before the stated height limits. In the harness mode the shoulder straps must be positioned at or above their shoulders. If your child has a long torso they may outgrow the seat before the reach the maximum height.
-Pioneer: The top harness height is 19.5 inches (on older versions the top harness height was 18.

highly recommend (By S. Alexander)

I can’t say enough good things about Britax car seats. It’s the only brand we have used for our kids. I’ve been in a car crash with my 2 year old, car totaled and he didn’t have a scratch on him, that was a britax boulevard. We upgraded him to a frontier and had an issue about a year later with a broken strap clip in the back of the seat. I contacted Britax and they immediately replaced the whole car seat. This is the seat we have now and it literally takes me 30 seconds to install. I love how they have improved the installation. It’s also very comfortable, cup holders are a plus and the side impact protection gives you peace of mind. The car seat once installed doesn’t move an inch and the customer service is excellent.

I would like to add an update to my review on this carseat. I still give this seat 5 stars. Yesterday were in a really bad car crash with my 2 kids, age 7 and 4. The 7 year old has been teased for me still making him sit in a car seat but after what happened yesterday just makes me so glad I didn’t give in to let him graduate to a booster. We were on the highway towing our camper and got in an accident where our car and camper rolled over. The 7 year old was in the Frontier and the 4 year old in the Britax Pinnacle. They both have side impact protection and both of my kids have not even a scratch on them. We were all very lucky but I give tremendous credit to Britax that nothing worse happened to my kids. I attached a picture of the accident. After 2 accidents I thank that company for continuing to develop the safest seats on the market. When it comes to safety it is worth the extra dollars for a car seat reinforced with steel to keep your precious kids safe. I will be replacing both carseats with britax models.

BRITAX FRONTIER Click-Tight (90) Click-Tight is Awesome The rest of the seat, Not So Much! (By Matt)

I have over 10 years experience with kids in car-seats! In the last 6 years or so I’ve had nearly 50 kids buckled through my Britax Regent and Frontier 85 car-seats and have been very happy with them overall especially the Regent! I have to say that overall I am honestly disappointed in the new Frontier Click-Tight 90. The “Click-Tight” system is truly one main awesome things going for this seat, that and better shoulder pads, but beyond that I do not like the seat at all and here’s why:

1) “The Headrest” Is Pure Garbage! This probably bothers me more than any other part of the seat! IT Sits Too High! IT’s extremely thin and flimsy and yet they have the nerve to put a “Side Impact Protection” label on it! It’s extremely thin plastic with a piece of foam on it! That’s IT! This is advanced technology? BS!! I could snap the entire headrest off with my hand if I wanted to without even trying and this is suppose to stop a side impact?? Really?? It rattles when driving the car with no child in the seat which is extremely annoying and just screams cheesy junk and reminds me each time of how much money I spent on this seat and how much I hate it. IN contrast the Frontier 85 headrest was a lot more solid and sturdy and the kids also found it a lot more comfortable too! Even so the Britax Regent was the most solid car-seat I ever owned! I truly feel that Britax quality has gone down significantly after they discontinued the Regent! EVERY child I’ve ever had in the Regent Car-Seat was comfortable and enjoyed using it. I can’t say the same for the Frontier series of car-seats at all!

2) The Harness Adjuster is VERY hard to pull snug or loose on the child or even when no child is in the seat!
IN contrast the Frontier 85’s harness adjuster is as smooth as butter! The Regent’s harness adjuster is smoother too. Which also brings me to another point: WHY did Britax decide to narrow the width of their car-seat straps in general? Both on the harness itself and the adjuster! Wider straps mean more of the child’s body is covered and as such crash forces more evenly dispersed. So why would you narrow it!!? The Regent had a very durable harness adjuster. The Frontier 85 and 90 seats have this narrow strap that will become frayed unless you pull it correctly!! Britax Regent= Quality Car-Seat made by engineers. Frontier Car-Seats = Car-Seats cheapened up by accountants for the masses! I would also love to see the European design shoulder strap covers put on American seats! They are big and wide and would disperse crash forces a lot more then just a single narrow strap like on the American seats.

3) The One Step harness height adjuster is a great feature! As someone who has a lot of kids go through my van it’s nice to be able to adjust it on the fly without having to uninstal the seat. HOWEVER….It’s very flimsy and cheap feeling while using it and can be a bit hard to move up and down when the seat is installed. I don’t like it!

4) The CUP Holders! Kids complain of the cup holders on this seat hurting their legs. (Not on the F-85) I’ve gotten kids with red marks on their legs already! The seat base is NOT wide enough at all for bigger kids!! Give them some more room!! The Britax Regent car-seat gave kids plenty of room! They could sit criss cross apple sauce if they wanted to. NOT with these newer seats! You really expect a kid to keep the same straight leg position for an entire long trip in a car!?? Seat base is far to small and narrow for the legs!! This seat is a lot of image over substance.

5) False Advertising! I’ve had nearly 50 kids between age: 5-11 through high weight Britax seats now including the Regent, Frontier 85, and now Frontier 90. NEVER does a child reach the weight limit before they outgrow the height limit of these seats! Up to 85 and 90lbs is false! They will always outgrow the harness height first! With perhaps one exception I had but that was it. It’s very important to me to keep a child regardless of age in a 5 point harnessed for as long as possible! There is NO way a child of 90lbs is going to fit in the Clicktight 90 5 point harness system! Britax needs to raise it’s shoulder harness heights if they expect to advertise that weight limit! At least 22-23 inches! Please Do This! I buy a high weight harnessed car-seat for a reason and I expect it to work with big kids too! Otherwise why would I spend nearly $300 on a car-seat when I could pick up a cheap booster instead! Please get with it Britax!

Other General Comments: A. I don’t’ care how heavy or bulky these car-seats are. (so long as they fit in the car of course). The Bulkier the seat the safer it is to me as a consumer and the more room my kids will have to be comfortable! Your child’s safety should come before your own personal convenience! If you want a car-seat that’s easy to travel with on a plane and such then buy a Ride Safer Travel Vest! Otherwise please quit your complaining about it being too heavy. It’s not that heavy anyway!

What I would love to see: An updated Britax Regent like car-seat with click-tight and a SOLID headrest added! Harness height at 22-23 inches with a 5 point harness 100lbs weight limit. I honestly feel that the Regent was the best big kid car-seat that Britax ever sold! It was very well made, Durable!! Simple, IT truly had TRUE side impact protection! You could take a sludge hammer to the side of it and it would hold up! By comparison the Frontier ClickTight 90 is a flimsy piece of junk that I could break with one hand. The Frontier 90 is solid at the base but that’s about it. As you work your way up it get’s more and more flimsy and cheap. Steel in this seat or not it’s very flimsy! The Graco Nautilus has steel in it too and yet it’s a very solid well made seat at a fraction of the cost too. Better than even the F-85 I would say in terms of build quality. I truly feel that Britax has become way too image over substance. Your buying a label now and that’s about it. They have some innovative ideas most certainly! But they really need to work the bugs out!

Also WHY charge people extra money for the Pinnacle 90 version?? I mean seriously! A couple foam side pieces and your rack the price up nearly $50!! How Cheap Are YOU? Just include them as standard!! Oh sorry you can’t afford our best version so were going to have to make our seat less safe for you by removing these pads that probably cost us a couple dollars to manufacture! It just shows to me that this company doesn’t really care about your child’s safety in the car anymore when they pull crap like this! How About Just Include Them As Standard Already!! Stop Jacking people around!!

I wish Car-Seat Companies in general would show their crash test data and crash test videos on their websites! As a consumer I want to see how safe my child would actually be in one of their seats during a crash so that I can compare and make an informed decision! After All is that not what we are buying these car-seats for? SAFETY! Yet these companies including Britax pretty much just hide their crash test data from the public or any main crash test videos? They expect us to just take their word for it that these seats are safe even with their extremely floppy headrests and all! It’s pathetic if you ask me! One company I’ve been very happy with (and no I don’t work for them) is SafeRides4kids Ride Safer Travel Vest. They are very transparent in their crash test data and even show their crash test videos right on their website! They have nothing to hide! Britax what do you have to hide?? I think you really need to get with it because you are quickly loosing me as a customer.

Matt

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Splash Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Splash

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market; Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut; That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • 2 layers of side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell and quick-adjust head protection, absorb energy and shield your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator gives an audible “click” to aid you in the proper tightening of your child’s harness
  • Quick-adjust 14-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Splash Reviews

Our 7th Britax seat, and certainly won’t be the last! (By KAP1022)

This is the 7th Britax seat we’ve purchased over the years for our 5 children. We’ve had our 2 year old in the Boulevard 70-G3 since birth and have loved it, so when the clicktight seats hit the market AND we were expecting another child, we were very interested.

I hemmed and hawed over this purchase for months because of the significant increase in price over the non-CT models, after the recall earlier this year, and after reading review after review with various complaints. I was mostly concerned about the complaints of the short crotch buckle/thigh digging issues. My 9 month old is a big boy with serious thighs! I’m so glad we went ahead with this seat, it really is wonderful, and our little fella loves it, squishy thighs and all.

I did have to move the crotch buckle to the outmost position, and I wonder if this may help some of the other reviewers issues? I’ve provided a photo of my 27lb 2 yr old in his Boulevard 70-G3 vs. my 23lb 9 month old in his Boulevard CT. I hope it helps anyone wishing to compare or who is milling around making the choice.

The CT technology is so wonderful, it makes your install simple and foolproof, and this included with all the other features I’ve loved about the other Britax seats we’ve had. I also really love the newer fabric on this seat. Several of our older seats have almost a velour fabric, which is nice, but it does fade in the sun and the improved (in my opinion) on the CT seats seems like it will be cooler, wipe off nicely, and won’t be prone to snagging. This thing *is* a beast though, I didn’t weigh it, but I’d guess it’s over 40lbs, so some people might need some help to hoist it up depending on their car/size. That is really the only drawback we’ve found so far.

Simple install and excellent protection! (By Big Dawg)

This is our 3rd Britax Boulevard, our previous 2 had the standard anchor attachment which works perfectly well but very difficult to install. The newer seat also has a higher quality material on the sides, feels more breathable than the original. The ClickTight technology makes install so much easier, just press the red button in the middle of the seat, turn, lift the seat and attach the seatbelt. This will make it easier for my wife to install, but its still too heavy for her to carry around.

The Boulevard is slightly lighter in weight than the Advocate which have as an extra side impact protection, but the overall seat design and comfort is the same on both seats, they look pretty much identical if not for the fatter outer shell on the Advocate. If you have a tight back seat, this might be a decision maker. The Britax brand does cost a bit more than the other brands, but they do make high quality car seats and strollers, you can’t go wrong with this Boulevard or Advocate models.

Attaching the Boulevard and the Advocate, see the difference for yourself.

Only good for VERY small kids and toddlers; Major buckle issue. (By JSSF)

Great product all around with one HUGE exception. The crotch strap is WAY to short. We have early versions of the Boulevard and the new crotch strap is dramatically shorter, thus the side of the buckle project right into my kids legs. They are 3 and 5 and both complain about them. One refuses to sit in the seats because it hurts so much. I called Britax and they do NOT have longer straps to send, only padding to deal with this issue. I can tell you right now, padding won’t help. In my opinion this seat is only good for infants and toddlers whose legs are so thin that they are not yet impacted by the height of buckle system. Very disappointing as we are happy and loyal Britax customers.

Tip re: Click-Tight (By H. Ryan)

Have not had this seat long, but love it so far. Super comfy for my daughter and I feel that she is really well-protected.

Quick tip regarding the click-tight, which I didn’t feel was clear in the manual: don’t over-tighten the seat belt or latch belt!

If you are coming from any other type of seat, you’re probably used to threading the belt and then pulling as hard as possible to get that sucker tight enough. The way the ClickTight is designed to work, is the frame puts extra pressure on the belt as it closes, creating that tension for you. The first time I tried to install, I saw right away why other reviewers have had issues with getting the seat to open back up again (even having to resort to pliers). If the belt is too tight, you have to force the seat closed and then it is nearly impossible to open again. What worked best for me was to just thread the belt through, removing any slack but not pulling it taut. Then close the seat – it should close with one firm push, you shouldn’t have to force it – if you’re struggling, try actually LOOSENING the belt a little. Once closed, THEN do the wiggle test and hopefully it should be rock solid. I’m really satisfied with the system, and hope that tip helps other people like it better, too!

I definitely recommend Britax to everyone (By Jasper Rodgers)

I bought a Britax boulvard for my toddler son last year when I found out I was expecting again there was no doubt in my mind I was going to skip the infant seat and go straight to the convertible and get another Britax boulvard.
Friday we were in a car accident and I had my 3 week old in the car with me Inow his boulvard clicktight. We were rear ended I was at an almost complete stop and they rear ended me going about 55 miles an hour. The seat didn’t move at all and my newborn was perfectly secure and perfectly safe and unharmed. I definitely recommend Britax to everyone.

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Metro Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Metro

  • Clicktight installation system ensures that everyone can install the car seat securely and confidently by just buckling the seat belt
  • SafeCell impact protection is an integrated system of safety components, an including impact absorbing base, tether and harness, an impact stabilizing steel frame, and complete side impact protection plus
  • SafeCell complete side impact protection max provides Britax’s highest level of protection: a deep protective shell that absorbs crash forces, an energy-absorbing headrest, and external cushions that compress to divert energy away from your child

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Metro Reviews

Pioneer vs. Frontier vs Pinnacle (By Profile)

Frontier Pros: Incredibly easy to install. High height and weight limits. Nicely padded.
Frontier Cons: The seat is quite heavy which can make it difficult to move between cars. It can be difficult to adjust the harness BUT this also means its difficult for kids to adjust the harness themselves (on older models kids could easily loosen the harness themselves which was a safety issue). The seat is one of the more expensive seats on the market.

Comparison of Britax Combination Seats:
Britax makes three combination seats: The Pioneer, the Frontier and The Pinnacle. All three seats are good seats. The Frontier and Pinnacle have higher height and weight limits and are easier to install than the Pioneer but also have higher price tags. The Pinnacle has added side impact cushions. In my opinion the easy install and higher height and weight limits make the Frontier well worth the extra money.

Weight Limits
-Pioneer: 25-70 pounds in harness mode, 40-110 pounds in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 25-90 pounds in harness mode, 40-120 pounds in high back booster mode

Height Limits:
-Pioneer: 30-56 inches in harness mode, 45-60 inches in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 30-58 inches in harness mode, 45-62 inches in high back booster mode

Harness Height and High Back Booster Belt Guide Height
It’s important to note that children may outgrow the seat before the stated height limits. In the harness mode the shoulder straps must be positioned at or above their shoulders. If your child has a long torso they may outgrow the seat before the reach the maximum height.
-Pioneer: The top harness height is 19.5 inches (on older versions the top harness height was 18.

highly recommend (By S. Alexander)

I can’t say enough good things about Britax car seats. It’s the only brand we have used for our kids. I’ve been in a car crash with my 2 year old, car totaled and he didn’t have a scratch on him, that was a britax boulevard. We upgraded him to a frontier and had an issue about a year later with a broken strap clip in the back of the seat. I contacted Britax and they immediately replaced the whole car seat. This is the seat we have now and it literally takes me 30 seconds to install. I love how they have improved the installation. It’s also very comfortable, cup holders are a plus and the side impact protection gives you peace of mind. The car seat once installed doesn’t move an inch and the customer service is excellent.

I would like to add an update to my review on this carseat. I still give this seat 5 stars. Yesterday were in a really bad car crash with my 2 kids, age 7 and 4. The 7 year old has been teased for me still making him sit in a car seat but after what happened yesterday just makes me so glad I didn’t give in to let him graduate to a booster. We were on the highway towing our camper and got in an accident where our car and camper rolled over. The 7 year old was in the Frontier and the 4 year old in the Britax Pinnacle. They both have side impact protection and both of my kids have not even a scratch on them. We were all very lucky but I give tremendous credit to Britax that nothing worse happened to my kids. I attached a picture of the accident. After 2 accidents I thank that company for continuing to develop the safest seats on the market. When it comes to safety it is worth the extra dollars for a car seat reinforced with steel to keep your precious kids safe. I will be replacing both carseats with britax models.

BRITAX FRONTIER Click-Tight (90) Click-Tight is Awesome The rest of the seat, Not So Much! (By Matt)

I have over 10 years experience with kids in car-seats! In the last 6 years or so I’ve had nearly 50 kids buckled through my Britax Regent and Frontier 85 car-seats and have been very happy with them overall especially the Regent! I have to say that overall I am honestly disappointed in the new Frontier Click-Tight 90. The “Click-Tight” system is truly one main awesome things going for this seat, that and better shoulder pads, but beyond that I do not like the seat at all and here’s why:

1) “The Headrest” Is Pure Garbage! This probably bothers me more than any other part of the seat! IT Sits Too High! IT’s extremely thin and flimsy and yet they have the nerve to put a “Side Impact Protection” label on it! It’s extremely thin plastic with a piece of foam on it! That’s IT! This is advanced technology? BS!! I could snap the entire headrest off with my hand if I wanted to without even trying and this is suppose to stop a side impact?? Really?? It rattles when driving the car with no child in the seat which is extremely annoying and just screams cheesy junk and reminds me each time of how much money I spent on this seat and how much I hate it. IN contrast the Frontier 85 headrest was a lot more solid and sturdy and the kids also found it a lot more comfortable too! Even so the Britax Regent was the most solid car-seat I ever owned! I truly feel that Britax quality has gone down significantly after they discontinued the Regent! EVERY child I’ve ever had in the Regent Car-Seat was comfortable and enjoyed using it. I can’t say the same for the Frontier series of car-seats at all!

2) The Harness Adjuster is VERY hard to pull snug or loose on the child or even when no child is in the seat!
IN contrast the Frontier 85’s harness adjuster is as smooth as butter! The Regent’s harness adjuster is smoother too. Which also brings me to another point: WHY did Britax decide to narrow the width of their car-seat straps in general? Both on the harness itself and the adjuster! Wider straps mean more of the child’s body is covered and as such crash forces more evenly dispersed. So why would you narrow it!!? The Regent had a very durable harness adjuster. The Frontier 85 and 90 seats have this narrow strap that will become frayed unless you pull it correctly!! Britax Regent= Quality Car-Seat made by engineers. Frontier Car-Seats = Car-Seats cheapened up by accountants for the masses! I would also love to see the European design shoulder strap covers put on American seats! They are big and wide and would disperse crash forces a lot more then just a single narrow strap like on the American seats.

3) The One Step harness height adjuster is a great feature! As someone who has a lot of kids go through my van it’s nice to be able to adjust it on the fly without having to uninstal the seat. HOWEVER….It’s very flimsy and cheap feeling while using it and can be a bit hard to move up and down when the seat is installed. I don’t like it!

4) The CUP Holders! Kids complain of the cup holders on this seat hurting their legs. (Not on the F-85) I’ve gotten kids with red marks on their legs already! The seat base is NOT wide enough at all for bigger kids!! Give them some more room!! The Britax Regent car-seat gave kids plenty of room! They could sit criss cross apple sauce if they wanted to. NOT with these newer seats! You really expect a kid to keep the same straight leg position for an entire long trip in a car!?? Seat base is far to small and narrow for the legs!! This seat is a lot of image over substance.

5) False Advertising! I’ve had nearly 50 kids between age: 5-11 through high weight Britax seats now including the Regent, Frontier 85, and now Frontier 90. NEVER does a child reach the weight limit before they outgrow the height limit of these seats! Up to 85 and 90lbs is false! They will always outgrow the harness height first! With perhaps one exception I had but that was it. It’s very important to me to keep a child regardless of age in a 5 point harnessed for as long as possible! There is NO way a child of 90lbs is going to fit in the Clicktight 90 5 point harness system! Britax needs to raise it’s shoulder harness heights if they expect to advertise that weight limit! At least 22-23 inches! Please Do This! I buy a high weight harnessed car-seat for a reason and I expect it to work with big kids too! Otherwise why would I spend nearly $300 on a car-seat when I could pick up a cheap booster instead! Please get with it Britax!

Other General Comments: A. I don’t’ care how heavy or bulky these car-seats are. (so long as they fit in the car of course). The Bulkier the seat the safer it is to me as a consumer and the more room my kids will have to be comfortable! Your child’s safety should come before your own personal convenience! If you want a car-seat that’s easy to travel with on a plane and such then buy a Ride Safer Travel Vest! Otherwise please quit your complaining about it being too heavy. It’s not that heavy anyway!

What I would love to see: An updated Britax Regent like car-seat with click-tight and a SOLID headrest added! Harness height at 22-23 inches with a 5 point harness 100lbs weight limit. I honestly feel that the Regent was the best big kid car-seat that Britax ever sold! It was very well made, Durable!! Simple, IT truly had TRUE side impact protection! You could take a sludge hammer to the side of it and it would hold up! By comparison the Frontier ClickTight 90 is a flimsy piece of junk that I could break with one hand. The Frontier 90 is solid at the base but that’s about it. As you work your way up it get’s more and more flimsy and cheap. Steel in this seat or not it’s very flimsy! The Graco Nautilus has steel in it too and yet it’s a very solid well made seat at a fraction of the cost too. Better than even the F-85 I would say in terms of build quality. I truly feel that Britax has become way too image over substance. Your buying a label now and that’s about it. They have some innovative ideas most certainly! But they really need to work the bugs out!

Also WHY charge people extra money for the Pinnacle 90 version?? I mean seriously! A couple foam side pieces and your rack the price up nearly $50!! How Cheap Are YOU? Just include them as standard!! Oh sorry you can’t afford our best version so were going to have to make our seat less safe for you by removing these pads that probably cost us a couple dollars to manufacture! It just shows to me that this company doesn’t really care about your child’s safety in the car anymore when they pull crap like this! How About Just Include Them As Standard Already!! Stop Jacking people around!!

I wish Car-Seat Companies in general would show their crash test data and crash test videos on their websites! As a consumer I want to see how safe my child would actually be in one of their seats during a crash so that I can compare and make an informed decision! After All is that not what we are buying these car-seats for? SAFETY! Yet these companies including Britax pretty much just hide their crash test data from the public or any main crash test videos? They expect us to just take their word for it that these seats are safe even with their extremely floppy headrests and all! It’s pathetic if you ask me! One company I’ve been very happy with (and no I don’t work for them) is SafeRides4kids Ride Safer Travel Vest. They are very transparent in their crash test data and even show their crash test videos right on their website! They have nothing to hide! Britax what do you have to hide?? I think you really need to get with it because you are quickly loosing me as a customer.

Matt

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Limelight Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Limelight

  • ClickTight Installation System is the safest and simplest technology on the market; Open the front of the car seat, buckle the seat belt across and click the seat shut; That’s all you need to do for rock-solid installation
  • SafeCell Impact Protection is a safety system including a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement during a crash
  • 3 layers of side impact protection, formed by a deep foam-lined shell, quick-adjust head protection and side cushions, absorb energy and shield your child from the most dangerous type of collision
  • Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator gives an audible “click” to aid you in the proper tightening of your child’s harness
  • Quick-adjust 14-position harness and 2-position buckle allows you to easily move the harness upward and buckle outward for a comfortable secure fit as your child grows

Britax Car Seat: Britax USA Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Limelight Reviews

Best car seat ever! (By Mary Grossman)

Fantastic car seat. My one year old and I were in a front impact 70 mph crash where we totalled my Tahoe…both of us walked away, thankfully! The firemen and paramedics couldn’t believe how well the seat was installed, it didn’t move at all during the accident. This car seat had literally been in the car for twenty minutes before the accident, it had just been delivered. Thank you Britax! The company gave us a free replacement ( we bought at Buy buy baby, at the time wasn’t offered on Amazon)

Saved my sons life! (By Amazon Customer)

We have the advocate Clicktight and I can’t say enough great things about it! My son is almost 3, 40lbs and 40″ and is forward facing in this seat. We recently were in a horrible accident at a high rate of speed and this seat performed the way it was suppose to! This seat saved my child’s life.

The only down fall to this seat is that in the event of a crash, you must cut the seat belt to your car in order to remove this seat with the child still in it. I’ve always carried a seat belt cutter for this exact reason, but it did confuse the fire department and it took lots of yelling from me and direction before they figured out how to remove him as they were trying to pull the seat belt through like you would a normal car seat. I will be providing them with my seat for training purposes.

Built like a tank! (By Big Dawg)

Also weighs like a tank! This car seat is all about the safety and comfort, no doubt about it, it’s well padded and the materials used are top notch with very soft padding and texture for the toddler with high tech protection on the inside.

For me, the install is super easy, just push and turn the round button in the front of the seat then lift the seat, wrap the seatbelt around and plug into the seatbelt attachment, all done! For those who have been using the anchor attachments as we have been with our standard Boulevard it night and day! My wife won’t even try installing the anchor type because she has seen me struggle attaching those seats properly.

The only issue with this seat is it’s very heavy, but once it’s installed you shouldn’t have to worry about it unless you are traveling or transferring to another car.

Attaching photos of the Britax Advocate vs Boulevard, the side impact padding padding is massive on the Advocate.

Thanks Britax! (By Amazon Customer)

So far I really love this seat. It feels like a steel tank and when I look at my daughter in this I feel like she is safe. I love the extra side impact protection especially since I had to move her to an outboard seat. The click safe feature is perfect for peace of mind when my husband or other family members buckle her in. I know her straps will be tight enough every time with the audible indicator. Installation was SO easy. She was previously rearfacing in a Chicco Nextfit which is also a very easy install with LATCH but the click tight installation was still faster and easier and even tighter. This car seat does not budge one way or the other. I love the lower sides as well because she can climb in and out on her own. The straps seem very well made and I haven’t had a problem with loosening or tightening them. There are many complaints about the short crotch buckle and I can see how it could pose a problem for bigger kids and I do wish it was longer but for now it fits our averaged sized 2.5 year old well. I’ve also already had to remove the cover for washing (puking incident) and it was easily taken on and off and came completely clean. 5 stars for safety and convenience!

I love this car seat for so many reasons (By Melissa Willardson)

I will begin by saying that I am really adamant about having a car seat installed correctly and having the child strapped in correctly. I love this car seat for so many reasons, one of them being how super easy it is to install, once you figure out how to install it correctly that is. I was super frustrated with the car seat initially because when I attempted to install it the first few times it was loose or if it seemed to be within the 1″ allowance all I had to do was wiggle it hard enough or push the car seat upwards and it would become loose. We decided to go shopping for a different car seat and after trying a bunch of different ones I decided that we would go with the Chicco Next Fit, which is such an awesome car seat with one major exemption: the chest buckle is super easy to undo and our 14 month old could get it undone which makes the straps 100% useless in the event of a car accident. So back to square one we kept looking and after attempting to install several seats and struggling with installing them we decided to try the advocate one more time.

We went home and I looked up the car seat lady (LOVE HER) to see her video on installing the car seat and was able to install it perfectly! It doesn’t budge AT ALL! I did find a few tricks: the video and instructions state not to tighten the seatbelt as it will not allow you to close the seat down which I agree that it shouldn’t be super tight but it definitely needs to be tighter than indicated. I find that if you take the slack out and hold the seatbelt portion closest to you with the buckle being at the other side of the car seat while pushing down on the seat and then letting go to use both hands to push down you get the perfect tightness.
As for getting the car seat out you cannot attempt to do so by using the round button but rather need to undo the seat belt buckle then pop open the seat. Also make sure that the car seat is in the proper recline position before installing it. Important note: MAKE SURE to read the manual and not just watch an installation video!

The car seat is heavy but I switch it three times a week to a different car and it isn’t an issue. I love that it has a handle at the top to carry it. Very convenient. We also tried the car seat front facing and it was easy and sturdy (rear facing is safer until 2 yrs old). The car seat is super padded and very comfy. It is really deep though and hard for baby to see out of, but she doesn’t seem to mind as she has a mirror.

I also love the runner pads on the straps. The straps seem comfy, don’t dig into her and are not going anywhere.

The only con is that it is a little hard to get baby in and out of the car seat in rear facing because of how deep it is but I don’t mind as this is a safety feature and is not a problem forward facing and therefor I give it five stars. It is an excellent car seat and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a really safe and easy car seat to install. I plan on purchasing a second one for our next child.

I have had the car seat for a month now and we have an Acura TL which is a mid size car and it fits comfortable when behind the front seats and perfect when in the middle which is 40% safer that on the sides. Both my husband and I are tall and are able to move our seats all the way back and still have the necessary space between the car seat and our seats (you aren’t supposed to have the front seats touching the back of the car seat).

Also, I should mention that I did a ton of research on car seats before deciding to purchase this one and this one really seemed like the best alongside the Chicco Nextfit.

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Congo Review

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Congo

  • Clicktight installation system ensures that everyone can install the car seat securely and confidently by just buckling the seat belt
  • SafeCell impact protection is an integrated system of safety components, an including impact absorbing base, tether and harness, an impact stabilizing steel frame, and complete side impact protection plus
  • SafeCell complete side impact protection max provides Britax’s highest level of protection: a deep protective shell that absorbs crash forces, an energy-absorbing headrest, and external cushions that compress to divert energy away from your child

Britax Car Seat: Britax Frontier G1.1 ClickTight Harness-2-Booster Car Seat, Congo Reviews

Pioneer vs. Frontier vs Pinnacle (By Profile)

Frontier Pros: Incredibly easy to install. High height and weight limits. Nicely padded.
Frontier Cons: The seat is quite heavy which can make it difficult to move between cars. It can be difficult to adjust the harness BUT this also means its difficult for kids to adjust the harness themselves (on older models kids could easily loosen the harness themselves which was a safety issue). The seat is one of the more expensive seats on the market.

Comparison of Britax Combination Seats:
Britax makes three combination seats: The Pioneer, the Frontier and The Pinnacle. All three seats are good seats. The Frontier and Pinnacle have higher height and weight limits and are easier to install than the Pioneer but also have higher price tags. The Pinnacle has added side impact cushions. In my opinion the easy install and higher height and weight limits make the Frontier well worth the extra money.

Weight Limits
-Pioneer: 25-70 pounds in harness mode, 40-110 pounds in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 25-90 pounds in harness mode, 40-120 pounds in high back booster mode

Height Limits:
-Pioneer: 30-56 inches in harness mode, 45-60 inches in high back booster mode
-Frontier and Pinnacle: 30-58 inches in harness mode, 45-62 inches in high back booster mode

Harness Height and High Back Booster Belt Guide Height
It’s important to note that children may outgrow the seat before the stated height limits. In the harness mode the shoulder straps must be positioned at or above their shoulders. If your child has a long torso they may outgrow the seat before the reach the maximum height.
-Pioneer: The top harness height is 19.5 inches (on older versions the top harness height was 18.

highly recommend (By S. Alexander)

I can’t say enough good things about Britax car seats. It’s the only brand we have used for our kids. I’ve been in a car crash with my 2 year old, car totaled and he didn’t have a scratch on him, that was a britax boulevard. We upgraded him to a frontier and had an issue about a year later with a broken strap clip in the back of the seat. I contacted Britax and they immediately replaced the whole car seat. This is the seat we have now and it literally takes me 30 seconds to install. I love how they have improved the installation. It’s also very comfortable, cup holders are a plus and the side impact protection gives you peace of mind. The car seat once installed doesn’t move an inch and the customer service is excellent.

I would like to add an update to my review on this carseat. I still give this seat 5 stars. Yesterday were in a really bad car crash with my 2 kids, age 7 and 4. The 7 year old has been teased for me still making him sit in a car seat but after what happened yesterday just makes me so glad I didn’t give in to let him graduate to a booster. We were on the highway towing our camper and got in an accident where our car and camper rolled over. The 7 year old was in the Frontier and the 4 year old in the Britax Pinnacle. They both have side impact protection and both of my kids have not even a scratch on them. We were all very lucky but I give tremendous credit to Britax that nothing worse happened to my kids. I attached a picture of the accident. After 2 accidents I thank that company for continuing to develop the safest seats on the market. When it comes to safety it is worth the extra dollars for a car seat reinforced with steel to keep your precious kids safe. I will be replacing both carseats with britax models.

BRITAX FRONTIER Click-Tight (90) Click-Tight is Awesome The rest of the seat, Not So Much! (By Matt)

I have over 10 years experience with kids in car-seats! In the last 6 years or so I’ve had nearly 50 kids buckled through my Britax Regent and Frontier 85 car-seats and have been very happy with them overall especially the Regent! I have to say that overall I am honestly disappointed in the new Frontier Click-Tight 90. The “Click-Tight” system is truly one main awesome things going for this seat, that and better shoulder pads, but beyond that I do not like the seat at all and here’s why:

1) “The Headrest” Is Pure Garbage! This probably bothers me more than any other part of the seat! IT Sits Too High! IT’s extremely thin and flimsy and yet they have the nerve to put a “Side Impact Protection” label on it! It’s extremely thin plastic with a piece of foam on it! That’s IT! This is advanced technology? BS!! I could snap the entire headrest off with my hand if I wanted to without even trying and this is suppose to stop a side impact?? Really?? It rattles when driving the car with no child in the seat which is extremely annoying and just screams cheesy junk and reminds me each time of how much money I spent on this seat and how much I hate it. IN contrast the Frontier 85 headrest was a lot more solid and sturdy and the kids also found it a lot more comfortable too! Even so the Britax Regent was the most solid car-seat I ever owned! I truly feel that Britax quality has gone down significantly after they discontinued the Regent! EVERY child I’ve ever had in the Regent Car-Seat was comfortable and enjoyed using it. I can’t say the same for the Frontier series of car-seats at all!

2) The Harness Adjuster is VERY hard to pull snug or loose on the child or even when no child is in the seat!
IN contrast the Frontier 85’s harness adjuster is as smooth as butter! The Regent’s harness adjuster is smoother too. Which also brings me to another point: WHY did Britax decide to narrow the width of their car-seat straps in general? Both on the harness itself and the adjuster! Wider straps mean more of the child’s body is covered and as such crash forces more evenly dispersed. So why would you narrow it!!? The Regent had a very durable harness adjuster. The Frontier 85 and 90 seats have this narrow strap that will become frayed unless you pull it correctly!! Britax Regent= Quality Car-Seat made by engineers. Frontier Car-Seats = Car-Seats cheapened up by accountants for the masses! I would also love to see the European design shoulder strap covers put on American seats! They are big and wide and would disperse crash forces a lot more then just a single narrow strap like on the American seats.

3) The One Step harness height adjuster is a great feature! As someone who has a lot of kids go through my van it’s nice to be able to adjust it on the fly without having to uninstal the seat. HOWEVER….It’s very flimsy and cheap feeling while using it and can be a bit hard to move up and down when the seat is installed. I don’t like it!

4) The CUP Holders! Kids complain of the cup holders on this seat hurting their legs. (Not on the F-85) I’ve gotten kids with red marks on their legs already! The seat base is NOT wide enough at all for bigger kids!! Give them some more room!! The Britax Regent car-seat gave kids plenty of room! They could sit criss cross apple sauce if they wanted to. NOT with these newer seats! You really expect a kid to keep the same straight leg position for an entire long trip in a car!?? Seat base is far to small and narrow for the legs!! This seat is a lot of image over substance.

5) False Advertising! I’ve had nearly 50 kids between age: 5-11 through high weight Britax seats now including the Regent, Frontier 85, and now Frontier 90. NEVER does a child reach the weight limit before they outgrow the height limit of these seats! Up to 85 and 90lbs is false! They will always outgrow the harness height first! With perhaps one exception I had but that was it. It’s very important to me to keep a child regardless of age in a 5 point harnessed for as long as possible! There is NO way a child of 90lbs is going to fit in the Clicktight 90 5 point harness system! Britax needs to raise it’s shoulder harness heights if they expect to advertise that weight limit! At least 22-23 inches! Please Do This! I buy a high weight harnessed car-seat for a reason and I expect it to work with big kids too! Otherwise why would I spend nearly $300 on a car-seat when I could pick up a cheap booster instead! Please get with it Britax!

Other General Comments: A. I don’t’ care how heavy or bulky these car-seats are. (so long as they fit in the car of course). The Bulkier the seat the safer it is to me as a consumer and the more room my kids will have to be comfortable! Your child’s safety should come before your own personal convenience! If you want a car-seat that’s easy to travel with on a plane and such then buy a Ride Safer Travel Vest! Otherwise please quit your complaining about it being too heavy. It’s not that heavy anyway!

What I would love to see: An updated Britax Regent like car-seat with click-tight and a SOLID headrest added! Harness height at 22-23 inches with a 5 point harness 100lbs weight limit. I honestly feel that the Regent was the best big kid car-seat that Britax ever sold! It was very well made, Durable!! Simple, IT truly had TRUE side impact protection! You could take a sludge hammer to the side of it and it would hold up! By comparison the Frontier ClickTight 90 is a flimsy piece of junk that I could break with one hand. The Frontier 90 is solid at the base but that’s about it. As you work your way up it get’s more and more flimsy and cheap. Steel in this seat or not it’s very flimsy! The Graco Nautilus has steel in it too and yet it’s a very solid well made seat at a fraction of the cost too. Better than even the F-85 I would say in terms of build quality. I truly feel that Britax has become way too image over substance. Your buying a label now and that’s about it. They have some innovative ideas most certainly! But they really need to work the bugs out!

Also WHY charge people extra money for the Pinnacle 90 version?? I mean seriously! A couple foam side pieces and your rack the price up nearly $50!! How Cheap Are YOU? Just include them as standard!! Oh sorry you can’t afford our best version so were going to have to make our seat less safe for you by removing these pads that probably cost us a couple dollars to manufacture! It just shows to me that this company doesn’t really care about your child’s safety in the car anymore when they pull crap like this! How About Just Include Them As Standard Already!! Stop Jacking people around!!

I wish Car-Seat Companies in general would show their crash test data and crash test videos on their websites! As a consumer I want to see how safe my child would actually be in one of their seats during a crash so that I can compare and make an informed decision! After All is that not what we are buying these car-seats for? SAFETY! Yet these companies including Britax pretty much just hide their crash test data from the public or any main crash test videos? They expect us to just take their word for it that these seats are safe even with their extremely floppy headrests and all! It’s pathetic if you ask me! One company I’ve been very happy with (and no I don’t work for them) is SafeRides4kids Ride Safer Travel Vest. They are very transparent in their crash test data and even show their crash test videos right on their website! They have nothing to hide! Britax what do you have to hide?? I think you really need to get with it because you are quickly loosing me as a customer.

Matt