Britax Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat
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Safe cell technology features safe cells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat
Integrated steel bars strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash
Energy-absorbing versa-tether features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat
Side impact protection comprised of deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing EPP foam distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head, neck and body
Tangle-free; Five-point harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit
This Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat
has very good reviews, for example:
-It's the best convertible carseat, The seat is VERY easy to install with the latch system and almost as easy with a seat belt. Each latch strap has its own buckle.
-The seat has 3 different recline settings for a more custom fit in your vehicle - since backseats aren't all at the same angle. This is an awesome feature.
-You can easily adjust the height of the shoulder straps on the back of the carseat by lifting a lever - while the carseat is in the car and while the baby is in the seat.
-You can adjust the tightness of the harness with the strap on the front of the carseat while the kid is in the seat - very nice, convenient, and easy.
-The rubber guards on the harness make it easy to keep the straps where they are supposed to be and help keep the chest buckle in place.
-This seat is very cushy - much softer and more padding than all the others we have owned or used.
-The fabric circle around the crotch buckle is a nice touch - less chance of pinching baby's legs and a protector against hot buckles on hot days.
-The little fabric pads on the shoulder straps are softer than most and are padded - nice against baby's shoulders, neck, and chin.
-The size range is also a big plus - it's 70 pound limit.
-You can rear-face longer in this seat because of the higher rear-face weight limit.
-The fabric is easy to clean - pet hair wipes off easily as does food.
-All in all this is an awesome seat. It's expensive but it's really worth the money.