Overall a good seat, but a few drawbacks!
October 26, 2010
I love that this seat keeps kids in a 5 point longer. We weren't ready to move our 5 year old to a booster seat quite yet, so this seemed the perfect seat. It grows with them and eventually will become the booster. Perfect! But after having it a few months, there are a few things I dislike. The cover is made of fabric that doesn't wear well and isn't easy to wash up like other Britax seats. It weighs a TON and is hard to install with a belt. Overall, I'm glad we got it, but I would probably look into another combination booster before spending that money again. On the same note, I have 3 Marathons and LOVE them so I'd highly recommend a Britax, but not totally sold on this particular model.
Pros:Safety. 5 point harness. The ability to grow with them into a booster. Side impact safety.
Cons:Heavy. Hard to install. Seat belt isn't as thick as the Marathon's buckle and tangles easily. Cover doesn't wear or wash well.