Britax Marathon 70 Car Seat in Cowmooflage

This item is discontinued.
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out of 5.0
17 Reviews
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Carrollton, Georgia
Verified Buyer
Car Seat - Gift for Grandchild
January 7, 2013
The car seat was bought for my grandchild so I do not use the product but my son thinks it is an excellent product. He discussed with a friend and then read reviews on it and told me which one to order.
  • Happy with item - very safe and reliable
Mary N.
Roseville, CA
Verified Buyer
December 20, 2012
I bought this car seat for my granddaughter as I had purchased one for her brother a year ago. We love this car seat! Both children are not only comfortable in the adjustable seat, but it's reassuring to know they are well protected! It has a firm, secure fit in the car whether it's facing outward or inward. The safety harness is easily adjustable, but definitely child-proof! Love, love, this car seat!
  • durability,
  • playful cow motif
  • secure fit
  • good strong clasp
  • harness can be difficult to unsnap for these old hands
Philadelphia, PA
Verified Buyer
Love this seat
August 19, 2012
This seat was relatively easy to install. The cow print is adorable. The harness is easy to adjust. AlbeeBaby shipped the seat very quickly. Very pleased with the site and the carseat.
  • Safety features; cow-print fabric; cushioning; ease of installation
  • Nothing
Crystal city, missouri
Verified Buyer
Second to none!!
August 11, 2012
This is by far the best car seat money can buy. I love that it can recline for long trips or for rear facing use. Also the belt adjustment is great because you don't have to remove the seat from the car. Most car seats just have three positions too, not this one you can just slide the lever to adjust the belt height to your growing child. I love the side impact protection. We've not been in an accident with it but the sides are extra wide for side impact protection. The cute cow print is perfect for my little girl who loves the zoo!
Los Angeles
Verified Buyer
Britax Marathon (Cowmooflage)
June 21, 2012
This car seat is totally perfect. Comfortable, great safety features, perfect sized (not too big like the Boulevard) head protection/side guards, adorable cowmooflage print, etc. We call it the "Moomoo seat" :)
  • All of it!
  • Nothing to dislike
C M.
Kansas City, MO
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!
June 15, 2012
This is our second Britax marathon as we loved the first one so much for our oldest, that we got another one for our new addition. The upgrade of the seat to the adjustable harness is wonderful as that was about the only downside to the original, as on that one we have to take the straps out and adjust as our son grows. Another change is how deep the seat is and how far around the side impact protectors extend. I do agree that the new deeper design makes it a tad more difficult to get a baby in and out of the seat while in the rear-facing position but what's a few extra seconds when it comes to safety of our most precious cargo. The seat is big and bulky so parents with a smaller vehicle may want to consider using the measurements and comparing them to the space available in your vehicle to ensure a good fit (especially in the rear-facing mode). The cowmooflage print is so adorable...we have the same pattern for both our son and our daughter. This is a perfect 'grow' with your child seat. Albee Baby has been a pleasure...great prices, fast shipping...all around positive experience.
  • The safety rating; good padding and support; the adjustable harness; the ability to 'grow' with your child; the pattern of the seat is super cute
  • The only cons here may be the size of the seat may prevent it from fitting into smaller vehicles...look at the measurements.
Los Angeles, CA
Verified Buyer
Great Seat
May 15, 2012
We already have 2 Britax seats, bought this for a third car. Been happy with all three - easy to use, comfortable for the kid, cute patterns, washable. They are big and heavy, but if it keeps my baby safe I don't mind. Have one seat each in a Honda Accord, Honda Fit, & Dodge Charger and they fit just fine, still room in front and on the sides. Would totally buy more of these if necessary in the future.
  • cute patterns, good crash rating, easy to use
  • padding makes child a little hot
Melissa P.
San Antonio, Texas
Verified Buyer
Dream Carseat Lives up to Hype
April 25, 2012
I wanted a Britax for my first daughter 10 years ago, but could not afford one. With my newest addition, I went ahead and splurged! Am a very impressed with how sturdy this seat is! It doesn't move AT ALL! It is also deep, which is comforting knowing that if we are ever in an accident (touch wood), she would be well protected/cushioned against any blows. The only strange this are these velcro tabs on the seat belt. I suppose they are to keep the seat belt attached to the sides so you don't have to "dig" behind you child to find the straps. However, they are right where my daughter puts her arms and because it is velcro and she has baby skin, she gets a little scratched by them. While I appreciate the idea behind them being there, I think they are not placed good or could be made differently. I am not a car seat engineer, so I'm not sure what else they could use. I love the pattern so much. It is so unique. I always see Britax seats for girls that are pink. This just seems quirkier! Since we live in Texas, it's a good fit too! LOL!I think buying quality is important when it comes to safety items like this. It is worth every penny. Albee baby also was a great site! Shipping was fast and efficient and I can't believe the deal we got on this! Definately a favorite site!
  • Feels VERY secure. Does not budge.
  • Deep sides for extra protection in case of accident.
  • Soft fabric. Cute pattern.
  • Belt buckle is very easy and secure.
  • Velcro on seat belt irritates baby's sensitive skin.
Houston, tx
Best car seat ever
April 23, 2012
I bought this for my 1 year old son and cannot say enough good things about it! Easy to use, and install! I'm using it rear-facing and it seems to be in my car tighter than the infant at seat was. I love the new strap adjuster! It's so much easier to use. Just slide the adjuster up or down. I love this car seat and highly recommend it!
  • Easy to use
  • Super-easy strap adjuster
  • Easy to install
Julie A.
Verified Buyer
Perfect fit!
April 18, 2012
We have a 2yr old and a 1 yr old. They are both girls and they are shaped extremely different. Myah is tall and skinny and Emma is short and chubby. We purchased 2 of these car seats and I love them! They work well for their different sizes, and ofcourse the design is adorable!
  • Adjustable shoulder straps!
san diego
April 13, 2012
Overall, I am pleased with the new model. However, one aspect of its improvement makes it very cumbersome to put baby in and out of the chair. It's deep seating is ideal for safety reasons, but I wish it was a little easier for my small stature(short arms) for me to put baby in and out.
Los Angeles, CA
Verified Buyer
Lives up to the hype
March 30, 2012
Couldn't be happier with this carseat. The fabric is soft and plush, the cowmooflage print hides dirt and stains and it is easy to install. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the shoulder straps get twisted despite the Velcro holders.
  • Safety features, plush fabric and easy to install.
  • Shoulder straps get twisted making it frustrating to get toddler in quickly.
Linda t.
Loganville gag
Verified Buyer
Britax car seat
March 8, 2012
We love this car seat. It well padded for comfort and is easy to install. Albee was wonderful with a great and timely delivery.
  • It's well padded for comfort. Ease to put child in and remove. Ease of installing in vehicle.
  • Haven't found a con as yet
washington, dc
Verified Buyer
perfect and easy to use
February 20, 2012
I upgraded to this car seat from a Graco and I will never go back. My baby is bigger than average and it was nice that I could easily adjust the straps depending on how many layers of clothing he is wearing, before I had to keep him coatless in the graco or flip the whole thing over to readjust the straps. He loves being in his seat now and doesn't feel cramped. The hardest part for me was figuring out how to put the seat in the 45 degree angle for rear facing, although my husband got it in 5 seconds!
Riverton, Wyoming
February 15, 2012
I love this carseat. It is very easy to install, wash, and best of all the straps do not get all twisted up. This will be the only brand of convertable carseats that I will ever use.
Rensselaer, NY
Verified Buyer
Just what my family wanted!
January 18, 2012
This item was received in a very short amount of time during the holiday rush and was exactly what my daughter and her husband wanted for their little one's car seat. In fact, they plan to purchase a second for their other vehicle! I would recommend that they purchase from Albee Baby for the price and good service.
  • It is exactly as pictured and has all of the safety features that are so important to keep a baby safe.
  • It is large so if you have two children, you cannot fit a third person in the back seat with two car seats, even in a full size vehicle.
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
December 29, 2011
My daughter, who is really small for her age, was still fitting into her infant car seat at 14 months, but she screamed every time I put her in it. She was ready to graduate to the car seat that she'll have for the next few years. She loves it! She no longer fights me to get into the seat and also loves to nap in the car. At 18 months she's still facing backwards (only 18 lbs) but seems happy with it. Love the Cowmooflage fabric as well. Totally fun.
  • Easy to buckle in to any car - quick switch from cars. Also super comfy for my girl.
  • It's a little tight getting into the car seat facing backwards in our SUV. I tried it in a sedan and it was much easier. Shouldn't be a problem for long as she'll be facing forward soon.
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