April 16, 2012
After extensive research attempting to find my son the safest, yet affordable car seat, I decided on the Britax Marathon 70. I am super happy with my decision- we have had ours for almost one year now and are still in love with it. It is super easy to install, whether using the latch system or seatbelt, whether forward or rear facing, and ALWAYS feels secure. What I like most is that his head does not fall forward when he falls asleep! We have used four other convertible car seats- all in which his head falls forward when he sleeps- I am sure it isn't comfortable and worry about his airway. We had previously used a Combi Zeus 360, which always felt loose whether using the seat belt or the latch system, his head fell forward, and it was ridiculously heavy. The seat we bought for our other vehicle, which was a TrueFit Premier was on sale and had similar ratings, his head falls forward sometimes, and it is difficult to tighten- in all honesty, I wish I would have dished out a bit more money and gotten another Britax...
Pros:Easy to install, with either the latch system or seat belt rear or forward facing.
Always feels secure.
Reclines to a comfortable, and safe angle for my child.
Durable, yet light weight.
High safety ratings, and relatively affordable.
Cons:I wish they had more stylish options.