Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat
In this Britax Marathon Review we’ll take a look at the Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat and learn more about it from parents that have reviewed and purchased this model, while also understanding why it’s considered one of the safest car seats on the market.
Aside from the safety factor, parents want to know how easy a car seat is to use, meaning, is it going to take thirty minutes to adjust a harness or if just buckling your child in can be considered a complicated and frustrating task.
Other points we’ll look into are whether the car seat’s cover is easy to remove and wash, an important factor for any parent that lets their child snack on-the-go. We’ll also take a peek at the people behind the car seat, the Britxax Romer Company, and learn a little history on how this company came to be and where they’re located.
The Britax Romer Company was created in 1979 as both the companies Britax and Romer established a merger. The Britax Company was founded in the early 30’s and is based out of Andover, Hampshire.
This company initially focused on developments in adult seatbelts and launched their first children’s car seat in the mid 60’s. Britax expanded significantly in the 80’s and 90’s to countries such as Scandinavia, USA, the Far East and Australia.
How Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat is their Buckle System Really?
The Britax Marathon ClickTight model comes included with the EZ-buckle system. Every parent has gone through the pain and irritation of putting their child into a car seat and then spending ten minutes rooting around in the car, digging around for buckles.
This simple, yet amazing feature will allow the buckle to flip forward each time a child gets in or out of their seat. It may not sound like much to those who have yet to experience the joys of needing to put your kid in their seat in a hurry, but for seasoned parents everywhere this is considered a small victory, if not an all-around luxury. This glorious feature is on all Marathon models but not on the Britax Marathon ClickTight models.
What is New features in Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat ?
Some improvements for this model will include the HUGS pads. This model’s HUGS pads are tethered to the car seat’s shell, which restricts their movement and also means you will no longer be able to loosen the car seat straps by putting a hand behind the pad in order to loosen it or grab the pad, instead you’ll need to use your fingers to pull on the straps themselves in order to get them to loosen up. While it’s not a huge deal, it is different than the methods used in other models and can take some getting used to.
There are a few other changes with the Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat model that you won’t have seen in past Britax models.
There is now an energy absorbing feature built right in, with the new versa tether system, which will help to slightly reduce the force of impact on a child, should you get an in accident.
A minor change in the exterior involves the impact cushions no longer being grey, but a solid black. As reported by parents, this model will last up until your child is around six years of age, before they outgrow it.
According to the manufacturer, this seat is able to comfortably seat a child who weighs seventy pounds and under. And of course, we should mention that the car seat cover is easy to remove and is machine washable.
Advantages and Disadvantages for Using this Model
What we Like ?
Some of the key features for the Britax Marathon ClickTight convertible car seat will include easy installment, side impact cushions, easy harness adjustment that will allow you to switch it into ten different positions, the aforementioned EZ buckle system, rear facing ability, two different crotch strap positions and versa tether.
What we Don’t like ?
Some of the disadvantages that parents discussed was the price. While it’s one of the best quality models of car seats on the market.
Other complaints involved the difficulty in loosening the model’s harness and how the rear facing height limit wasn’t as tall as other car seat models on the market. The car seats side impact cushions make it a much wider model, so if you have a small car with limited space you might want to choose a smaller Britax model.
Overall, the minor changes that were made to the Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat were positive and you can tell the manufacturer not only had a child’s safety in mind, but they also did their best to make using this model a positive experience for the parents as well.