Best Seat You Can Buy
March 24, 2013
The Britax is good, but the Recaro is better. The Britax has a bunch of bells and whistles that are marketed as safety innovations, but seem to be more of a hassle than anything. The straps have a lot of extra positioners and tear away stitching in them that makes them harder to adjust on the Britax than the Recaro and my kid seems less comfortable in the seat. The Recaro just has simple, easy to adjust nylon straps (although the white stitching on the outside of the belt is an ingenious touch to help keep you from getting the belt twisted). The flaps to hold the shoulder belts open while putting the child in the seat are another clever, simple touch that really makes a difference in ease of use day-to-day that gives the Recaro the edge over the Britax in my opinion. Both seats have plenty of padding, but the Recaro seems to have it closer to the head, which is nice for my kid when sleeping in the car. My kid just seems more comfortable in the Recaro and fights me less getting in it, which I consider the review that counts the most.
Pros:More comfortable for my kid to get in the Recaro