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Essentials by Britax Allegiance Convertible Car Seat - Luna

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This item is discontinued.
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Description

The Allegiance convertible car seat helps keep baby safe and comfortable on all your journeys. Side impact protection surrounds the head, neck and torso. A steel frame and crumple zone help absorb crash energy. And, the patented V-shaped tether helps slow forward movement, so you can travel with peace of mind.

Installation is easy using the quick-push LATCH connectors that lock into place with a click and are released with the push of a button. Plus, the 10-position harness & headrest adjust together using one hand for the perfect fit as your child grows. Getting your child in and out of the car seat is easy with the flip-forward buckle. Made with premium fabrics and extra-comfortable padding for nap-friendly rides. And, the cover is removable for quick cleaning.

Features:

  • Rear-facing mode: 5 lbs - 40 lbs; Forward-facing mode: 20 lbs -65 lbs.
  • Full Body Protection: energy-absorbing shell surrounds your child’s head, neck, and torso
  • SafeCell Technology acts as a crumple zone, absorbing crash energy to help keep it away from your child
  • High Strength Steel Frame reinforces the seat structure to help keep it stabilized
  • V-Shaped Tether with staged-release stiches helps slow and reduce forward movement in a crash
  • Quick-push LATCH connectors lock into place with a click, and are easily released with the push of a button
  • Built-in lock-offs make seat belt installation a breeze
  • Easy-Read Level Indicators help you find the correct recline angle for your vehicle
  • 10-Position Harness & Headrest easily adjust to grow with your baby
  • 3-Position Recline helps you find the most comfortable fit for your child and the best fit for your vehicle
  • Plush Foam Padding and Fabrics for premium comfort and a quiet ride
  • Flip-Forward Buckle stays out of the way for easy boarding
  • Removable body pillow ensures even small newborns fit safely and comfortably in the seat
  • Harness strap holders keep buckles and straps out of your way when positioning your child
  • Easy-to-tighten 5-point safety harness helps keep your child secure in the seat
  • Soft, removable harness cover pads protect baby’s delicate skin
  • Easy-to-remove cover for cleaning without taking off the harness
  • Chest-clip positioning pads help keep the chest clip in the proper position

Specifications: 

  • DIMENSIONS
  • 19" L x 18.25" W x 29.5" H
  • CAR SEAT WEIGHT: 19.5 lbs
  • CHILD WEIGHT CAPACITY
    • Rear-facing: 5 lbs - 40 lbs
    • Forward-facing: 20 lbs -65 lbs
  • CHILD HEIGHT CAPACITY: Up to 49"
Product Reviews
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55 Reviews
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Jessica
Aurora, FL
Verified Buyer
Great for travel, safety, but would do it everyday
January 26, 2024
We have a couple of these for travel. They’re perfect for that as long as you can do a noodle-less install rear facing. The angle adjuster doesn’t adjust enough to install flat on any seat we’ve tried and we have had a lot of rentals. I’ve gotten really good at installing, but I would hate to do it regularly.
It’s not as plush as the higher end Britax or other car seats, but my kids have all napped in it many times, so good enough! I loved that it’s one of the highest safety ratings on babygearlab. I would buy it again for travel but not for everyday.
Ashley
Spokane, Washington
Verified Buyer
Great seat
June 12, 2023
This seat is fairly compact and seems comfortable,
Pros
  • Easy to install, lighter than most seats.
Agata
Miami
Verified Buyer
Britax - pls make car seats as you used to make !!!!
January 17, 2023
This Is mu Review afer 1 month of using the car sets
And I’m truly sad that britax that used to have such a sizing quality before ( 10 years back )
Terrible fabric
Harness is a pain !
But I heard all brands went down - so sad !
Jenny
Kentucky
Verified Buyer
Serves its purpose
November 18, 2022
Don’t live the straps and seat itself at much as my Graco. However, I like the auto lock for seat belt installation rear-facing capacity- which was necessary when using three car seats side by side
Pros
  • Auto lock seat belt installation
Cons
  • Not the easiest to release the straps from the crotch.
Rebecca
Hope, Maine
Verified Buyer
Great seat
June 6, 2022
There is a lot that I like about this seat. It’s pretty easy to install, it’s not super deep, so it’s easy to get your baby in when rear facing. A couple other seats we have tried are so deep that you have to toss the baby in. Love the Velcro on the sides that hold the buckles out of the way when putting baby in. I like the material too. It breaths, my baby doesn’t sweat and it wipes clean.
Cristy
Bakersfield
Verified Buyer
Nice and comfortable
May 16, 2022
Product quality met my speciations my baby travels super comfortable on this car seat, we love it totally recommend it!
Drnese
Bend Or
Verified Buyer
Best car seat out there
May 13, 2022
Bought this for my one son who is having a girl and he loves it. Said it was easy to install. I had one with my last son and swear I won't buy any other brand of car seat out there. I only buy Britax products. Easy to use last forever and exceptional products
Pros
  • Can be used from birth on up till ready for a booster seat
Cons
  • Haven't found any yet
Brian
Metro Detroit
Verified Buyer
Travel Seat
May 6, 2022
We needed a new travel seat with a 49" height limit for our rearfacing toddler. Since most of the "lightweight" seats max at 40" we choose the Allegiance. compact for rental cars, easy to install, and long lasting enough to keep him RF quite a bit longer and not have to travel with our heavier, more expensive regular seats.
Pros
  • 49" limit
  • compact
  • east to use/install correctly
  • lightweight(compared to other higher limit options)
Cons
  • a bit more lightweight would be nice
  • open belt path(airline buckle placement)
Alyssa
Massachusetts
Verified Buyer
Love it!
May 1, 2022
Best car seat. So easy to install and use
Natalie
Lake Elsinore, CA
Verified Buyer
Great value for price
April 28, 2022
I am keeping my son rear facing until 40 pounds.

This seat is less expensive, but it is really nice. Britax is a great brand and seat is super comfortable and easy to install.

It has click latch that can be used when facing forward or backwards, (the latches move to a new position.) The instructions felt intimidating for a minute but install is not bad at all. You just have to follow the level. The rear facing slight recline is great for a toddler who still sleeps in the car.

I will be buying another one of these to keep in grandmas car!
Pros
  • Click latch
  • Nice recline
  • Easy install
  • Sturdy
Jenifer
South carolina
Verified Buyer
Love these!
April 22, 2022
I purchased 2 of these Britax carseats for grandbabies and I love them. So easy to install wirh latch system! Well made!!
Cons
  • No cons!
Jessica
East Texas
Verified Buyer
Great product
April 14, 2022
Great product. So thankful they had this car seat because everywhere else I looked didn’t!! Plus it was a good price. Shipping/delivery was fast!
Ellen
Elmo, Utah
Verified Buyer
We've bought this twice!
January 22, 2022
I bought this car seat when it was on sale and I've been so happy with it. It's a solid and dependable seat, appearing very comfortable for my little one (there's really no way to ask them how comfortable they are but you understand;). I love the Velcro on the sides that holds the straps out of the way. I also love the slim fit and we really don't need cup holders so I'm glad this one is simple! We are foster parents so when another baby was placed with us I knew exactly what I wanted! I bought another of the same kind. I'd recommend this style to anyone.
Pros
  • Velcro. Seat material is easy to clean. Fits well in our vehicle and isn't too large!
Cons
  • It's a little heavy. The color is gray and black.. wish there were more choices. It seems a little small when rear facing, the baby's legs fit well but not a lot of room.
Britt
Pasco, Wa
Verified Buyer
Great product
October 21, 2021
It is reasonable in price and very good quality. Daughter loves it.
Sarah
Provo, Utah
Verified Buyer
Love it!
October 8, 2021
We love this carseat. It's a great next step after the infant carrier car seat. Much easier to get my son in & out of this (19 months old) than the infant carrier!!
Roxana D.
Gallatin, TN
Verified Buyer
Wonderful car seat
September 27, 2021
My grandaughter loves this car seat!
Pros
  • Super comfortable and great color!
Cons
  • Always lots of buckles to buckle
Nancy n.
IN
Verified Buyer
Britax Allegiance
August 28, 2021
Great carseat, and a wonderful buy.Britax
Best Uses
  • Best everyday use, and also easy to change from car to car.
Cons
  • None
Sarah
Connecticut
Verified Buyer
Awesome
August 21, 2021
Great car seat. This is for my husbands truck and I have the more expensive version for my car. I love this one just as much! Great value!
Emily
Tampa
Verified Buyer
Easiest latch install out there!
August 16, 2021
The design of the lower anchor connectors on this car seat is pure genius. Most other car seats are hard to tighten when you install with the anchors and it's always a pain to move the anchor connectors to the other belt path when you switch from rear to forward facing. But on this seat it's ridiculously easy! That's why this seat is my chosen, designated grandparent seat - they can take it out and reinstall it when needed much more easily than any other seat I've used - while I like to geek out over cool, high-tech car seats, sometimes that's too much for them! But this seat has given them the confidence to keep the grandkids safe and it's offered me peace of mind as well.
Pros
  • Easy install, compact front to back when rear facing, great fit to child
Best Uses
  • Rear facing in tight spaces where a seat must be compact front to back; great fit for newborns compared to other convertible car seats - no head slump noted!
Cons
  • Infant insert is required for any kid under 22lbs, even though some kids seem like they'd have a better fit without the insert before 22lbs
Barbara720
NJ
Verified Buyer
EXCELLENT PADDING, EASY TO INSTALL
July 4, 2021
I bought this carseat for my granddaughter as she was outgoing her infant seat. She seems much happier and very comfortable, so much so that she almost always falls asleep now when I'm driving with her.
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Rivky G.
New Jersey
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat
June 16, 2021
Really enjoying this car seat! Seems comfortable and very neat!
Especially easy to Anchor!
Brooke
Jacksonville FL
Great price for a a great product!
June 12, 2021
Our car seat was delivered quickly and came exactly as expected. It’s durable, the cover can be washed, and it is easy to install and remove from our cars. This is our second purchase of this exact seat model!
Tara
Orlando, FL
Verified Buyer
Love this car seat!
April 14, 2021
This is by far one of the best car seats I’ve seen! I love the britax brand. My 23 month old son loves this car seat and he is very comfortable, my 4 year daughter has the britax high back booster and it is great as well, their products are top notch!
laurel
Louisville, Ky
Verified Buyer
worst car seat/ do not buy
October 5, 2020
Do NOT buy this car seat for your baby. It is impossible to safely buckle a baby in this seat. Between the hard rubber shoulder strap pads that are too long for the babies chest and dig into my child's chin and throat when the straps are tightened and the waist strap crossing my babies legs close to his knee and digging into his leg, there was no way to get my child safely and comfortably strapped into the seat. I tried all of the strap and pad options outlined in the directions (even though there is only one setting recommended for newborns) and on the instructional videos. NONE helped to secure the baby in a safe and comfortable position.

I registered for this car seat for my baby shower and was excited about getting a car seat from such a reputable brand, but am now very disappointed and having to buy a car seat from a different company that will provide the safety and comfort that I need for my child.
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Anonymous
Newport Kentucky
Verified Buyer
Love it!
August 28, 2020
I love this car seat. I wanted a Britax when baby was born but they were so expensive. I wishI knew about this site sooner. The car seat hasn’t been installed yet. But will in the next month. But it’s perfect love the color.
Pros
  • Cute and comfy.
Cons
  • It’s big.
Chelsey
WI
Verified Buyer
Good Quality, Great Price
August 27, 2020
We needed a third convertible car seat for my mother-in-laws vehicle as she watches our child when we both work. I really didn’t want to spend the $300+ on the marathon (that’s what’s in my vehicle) so we decided on this one and we love it! It’s super easy to click in which means if we have to move it between vehicles for some reason it’s super easy! It’s not too heavy. I feel safe knowing it’s a Britax product. And the price is superb! I definitely recommend this car seat!
RIta
Georgia
Verified Buyer
6th Car Seat in the Model
May 5, 2020
We love this car seat so much we've purchased it six times. Most have been via Albeebaby. They have the best deals and fastest ship times (next day or 2 day). Will purchase more if ever needed.
Anna S.
Ashland, KY
Verified Buyer
Happy
January 19, 2020
Love Britax car seats
Kensie
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
July 17, 2019
I love britax. Not only is the one of the safest on the maker but I also love the style of the seat. Very easy to clean!
Pros
  • Easy to clean, easy to use
Shannon
NC
Verified Buyer
Love this seat
July 3, 2019
My kids all love this car seat ! They rear face in it up to four years old!
It’s super easy to clean and that is a must !
I won’t buy a seat that’s difficult to clean or the cover can’t be washed.
The safety features are great. We love this seat.
Elizabeth
Miami fl
Verified Buyer
Great purchase
June 29, 2019
Bought as a second car seat. Easy to install with the safety standards you expect from britax
Stephanie
Sugar Land, Texas
Verified Buyer
Pretty good
May 13, 2019
Got this seat for use at my parents' house. It was on the list of best seats at BabyGearLab. It's sturdy and reasonably easy to install/use. It does not have a head bolster so you'll definitely need one for an infant and might still want one for a toddler if they are ride-sleepers. There's not much padding but I think that's ok.

The one thing I don't like - it's really a poor design - is the fact that you have to at least partially unlatch the seat in order to remove the covering near the foot area to adjust the straps. Very silly. This was my first Britax product so I don't know if they are all like that or just this model. Regardless, they should consider a modification.

Overall, a good product. I would buy again.
Pros
  • Easy to install, use
  • Bright color (blue)
Cons
  • Hard-to-access strap release
  • No head bolster
Heather
Louisiana
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
May 4, 2019
This seat is really comfy and my long, but small baby fits in it really well. The shipping was fast and we’ve had no issues. I returned a different brand of car seat to another store because she didn’t fit well in it. I’m so glad I bought this one instead!
Lauren
Missoula, Montana
Verified Buyer
Nice car seat
March 10, 2019
Great car seat for a great price. Sturdy, easy installation!
Allyson
WV
Verified Buyer
Love it!
February 6, 2019
I love this car seat and my daughter does too. It is heavy and well built. Easy to figure out. Very cushioned. My daughter threw up in a road trip not even a week after first getting it and it was very easy to take apart and put back together. I love the click in anchors no more smashing my fingers. You just push it in. Easy to unsecure from the car and install too. I liked the first one so much I bought a second one for my car too.
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Pros
  • Heavy
  • Steel frame
  • Click in anchors
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Manual is a bit confusing at first
Anna
Arizona
Verified Buyer
Great carseat!
January 25, 2019
This is a great carseat, comfortable for baby and sturdy and easy to adjust. Not the easiest to install, but definitely doable. I especially like the locks for the seatbelt (used in seatbelt installation) and the non-rethread straps (you adjust the height of the straps by moving the headrest up or down).
Stephanie
Charlotte, NC
Verified Buyer
Awesome car seat!
December 22, 2018
I would definitely recommend this car seat. It is stylish and cute for my daughter, but most importantly it’s safe!
April
Pennsylvania
Verified Buyer
Great car seat!!
December 19, 2018
I bought this for my 1 year old. It's so easy to get her in and out of. It's very quality car seat. I feel that my daughter is super safe and comfortable riding in it.
Courtney
Iowa
Verified Buyer
Perfect!
October 8, 2018
A friend recommended Albeebaby and I am so pleased with my purchase. I only buy Britax carseats. This one is a great carseat, best price I found and super fast shipping!
Pros
  • Easy to adjust straps and recline, easy to install, great and longer fit for tall kids, not bulky, comfortable, durable, nice material.
Cons
  • None!
JAO
Georgia
Verified Buyer
Excellent Product
May 31, 2018
I purchased this seat to use in my parents' car. My son is 31 inches long, and weighs 25 pounds. He is rear facing in a compact car. The seat is well cushioned and fits well in the center backseat. I am glad the cushion is machine washable, and my parents have no trouble with the buckles. We are satisfied with the product.
Ashley T.
Frederick md
Verified Buyer
Carseat
March 9, 2018
Great car seat great website love ordering from here
ElizabethMayJ
Norfolk, VA
Comfortable and sturdy carseat
March 7, 2018
Security and Comfort
I was excited to receive the Britax Allegiance Convertible car seat from Weespring Parent Panel to test and review. Most of my friends love Britax and now I know why. Britax knows how to make safe and well-made products. The Allegiance car seat has a steel frame and impact-absorbing base which gives stability and strength in an event of a crash. Even having a steel frame, it is not too heavy and actually easy to carry. It has the SafeCell impact protection and has a deep foam lined shell. The Britax convertible car seat is very stable, strong, and even the V shaped tether helps the car seat stay in place better. This gives me such peace of mind knowing my kids are protected as they're riding in the car. My 7 and 5 year old reassure me that it is extremely comfortable. They really like this car seat. I like that it holds up to 65lbs, which is more than a standard convertible car seat. Another reason I like this car seat is longevity. It holds from 5 lbs to 65 lbs, and can be used rear-facing and forward-facing. The car seat also comes with an extra comfortable removable infant cushion for up to 22 pounds. The strap covers are soft and extra padded. I think the velcro that helps hold buckles and straps out of the way is a unique feature. I don't have to reach around trying to retrieve the straps. I love it. The attention to small details make a difference. I really wish every seat in my car had anchors because I absolutely love the latch system this car seat has. I do have anchors on a couple seats in the car. It makes installation so easy because the latch connectors just click to lock in place and can release with a push of a button. The built-in latch storage on the back of the Britax Allegiance car seat is useful and great for traveling purposes. It has helped prevent belt latches from swinging around. The car seat is beautiful as well. I have the city dots style. I am very thankful that the car seat cover is removable, but I really wish it was machine washable. My main love of this car seat is the 10 point harness with adjustable headrest. It took a couple seconds to switch out the height for each of my kids to ride in. I was able to take my daughter's friend home safely using this car seat. I now have the perfect car seat to accommodate for my growing child and it will save me money in the long run. It will last a long time.
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Kljordan23
South Jersey, NJ
Verified Buyer
Awesome!
March 6, 2018
I was given this convertible car seat to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel.
Pros: So comfy! Easy to install. Easy to use. Total longevity!
Cons: needs the click to tight feature. Needs the self leveling ball feature. Needs a cup holder.
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TheMorrighan
Baltimore, MD
Verified Buyer
Love this Convertible Car Seat
March 5, 2018
I admit to a certain level of intimidation initially at the prospect of installing this car seat into my vehicle. It was incredibly simple, though. All I had to do was move the LATCH clips to the front of the car seat (my daughter is still rear-facing for another 5 1/2 months), attach the clips to the LATCH system, and tilt the seat back. My biggest issue with the installation was trying to figure out if the seat was reclined enough for the rear-facing position as it isn't very easy to tell.

When my daughter is in our older car seat that we got with our travel system, I worry that it is uncomfortable for her. With the Britax Allegiance, I do not have that concern. It looks like it would be incredibly comfortable. I absolutely love the bit of cushioned fabric they have between the belt clip and my daughter. It's a small thing, but it doesn't leave me feeling like I'm going to accidentally pinch my wriggling toddler's tummy when I buckle her in.

Thankfully I haven't had to put the safety features to the test, and hopefully I never have to. However, I do not worry that this car seat will fail should something occur. The steel frame alone is incredibly sturdy.

Above all, I love how easy it is to remove the cover when the inevitable accidents or spills pop up.

I would like to thank the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving me the opportunity to give this car seat a test.
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Wendy B.
Houston TX
Verified Buyer
Nice Attention to Detail
March 5, 2018
Very well made and durable feeling. I really liked the thoughtful details like the flap that covered the clasp where you click in the straps, they prevent you from pinching your baby. The way the straps held to the sides while putting baby in and out was a great idea and the fabric quality felt great though I wish it were machine washable. I liked the height extender for the head as well. The flexible strap guides felt like they'd keep straps in place and not twist.
The biggest con was its lack of cup holders or armrests or any where my toddler could put his toys when he sat in the seat. For that reason, we chose to not install the seat and kept his previous convertible seat. This Britax would be great for a newborn up to the larger toddler who may need a front facing view.
I received the product from the weeSpring Parent Panel.
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kathleent
Nashville, TN
Verified Buyer
Cushy+ Comfortable
March 5, 2018
I am a pretty religious user of Britax carseats and this one did not disappoint. We upgraded my 2.5 year old from an older model to this one. It was very easy to install rear-facing with the latch system and tether, in the middle row of my minivan. I have since moved him to forward facing (in the third-row), installed using the shoulder belt and tether. The seat is very easy to install using the shoulder belt with the lock off clips, and the instructions are easy to follow. TI love that I can raise and lower the straps without having to re-thred the straps. The seat padding and shoulder/chest pads are cushy with a nice neoprene feel. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for providing me with this product!
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TheMorrighan
Baltimore, MD
Love the Allegiance
March 5, 2018
Installation of this car seat was incredibly simple. My biggest issue with the installation was trying to figure out if the seat was reclined enough for the rear-facing position as it isn't very easy to tell.

It looks like it would be incredibly comfortable. I absolutely love the bit of cushioned fabric they have between the belt clip and my daughter. It's a small thing, but it doesn't leave me feeling like I'm going to accidentally pinch my wriggling toddler's tummy when I buckle her in.

Thankfully I haven't had to put the safety features to the test, and hopefully I never have to. However, I do not worry that this car seat will fail should something occur. The steel frame alone is incredibly sturdy.

Above all, I love how easy it is to remove the cover when the inevitable accidents or spills pop up. I would like to thank the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving me the opportunity to give this car seat a test.
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Barogers221
Seattle, WA
Verified Buyer
Easy Installation & Very Comfortable
March 3, 2018
As baby girl has grown out of her infant car seat, which could be clicked into multiple bases housed in different cars, we have moved on to a convertible, all-in-one car seat. This means we are not as flexible for transferring this car seat between cars, because installation is not very easy. So, we were looking to buy another all-in-one, convertible car seat and weeSpring Parent Panel gave us the opportunity to try the Britax Allegiance Convertible Car Seat. This car seat impressed on two major fronts: ease of installation and comfort. Baby girl is 10 months old, so we use this car seat in the rear-facing, infant configuration. It attaches to the metal loops of the back seat with a snap, removing these hooks is simply done with the push of a button. My absolute favorite part of the car seat is the design of the tightening straps. Made with wide loops on the end of these straps, the Britax Allegiance Convertible Car Seat is easily tightened and secured (see photos). We also appreciate the comfort of this car seat, as the padding around baby girl's head and shoulders is sturdy and provides great support. The shoulder straps click into a padded buckled, which eliminates any accidental pinching of baby girl's legs during buckling. The shoulder straps have comfortable pads that cover the plastic adjustments parts and have a rubber alignment bar to ensure proper buckling, making sure that both shoulder straps are level before snapping into place and tightening (see photos). Safety straps are tightened by pulling on a strap on the front edge of the seat and loosened by pushing up on a concealed button just below the buckle. Our baby girl is very tall for her age, so we had to adjust the height of the headrest, which is housed with the shoulder straps; thus, adjusted the height automatically adjusts the height of the straps. No more manually fishing straps through tiny holes to accommodate your growing child. The only negative about the installation of this car seat was that initially setting the recline of the seat and height of the headrest were a bit clunky and required more strength than anticipated to move each part. But after doing it a few times, the kinks worked themselves out. Overall the Britax Allegiance Convertible Car Seat meets our safety and comfort needs and makes transferring between cars a breeze. Thank you to the weeSpring Parent Panel for giving us the opportunity to test this great product!
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S2686qt
NJ
Verified Buyer
Another Winner!
March 3, 2018
I have a few britax car seats and receiving the Britax Allegiance Convertible Car Seat did not disappoint! Installation is quick and easy and the design is simple and classy. Britax is wonderful for comfort and safety. There were a few differences I noticed and loved. First, the tether strap to anchor the seat is shorter than my other seats. This was great because it leaves less strap to bother with and have to hide. My favorite part of the seat is the size and quality of the crotch/belly cover. It actually makes putting the little one in the seat easier and it won't fall off and get lost like most. The attention to detail is why I would highly recommend this seat to anyone wanting a better quality seat for their child. I was given this product to try as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel.
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littleladzinski
Michigan, USA
Verified Buyer
Tough to install, otherwise nice!
March 1, 2018
I was very excited to receive this product through the weeSpring Parent Panel. Upon unboxing the car seat, I was pleased with the design. The seat had mostly dark colors, which is great for a toddler who tends to make messes. The memory foam was super soft, and it looked very comfortable overall. Further, the steel frame was a pleasant surprise, as that is one feature I love in our regular car seat! I noticed some velcro on the lower body of the seat, but initially assumed it was to hold the infant insert in place, which I had immediately removed because we didn't need it. I later realized, the velcro is to hold the straps to the side while you're putting the child in, so you don't have to fish them out from under their butts! This is a feature I've never seen before and I LOVE it. This is also my first seat with the no-rethread harness and I must say, it is SO convenient.

Then came the install. This is where I became frustrated. I have experience with several different convertible seats and have never had much trouble getting a good install. This seat was a first. I prefer the seat belt install to LATCH, as my son is getting older and heavier and I do not want to worry about keeping track of whether or not he's getting close to the weight limits for LATCH. The steel frame on this seat makes it fairly heavy, which brings him even closer to the LATCH weight limit. The belt route for rear-facing was clearly labelled and I expected it to be a breeze, but that was not the case. I could not fit my hand inside the hole beyond my fingers, which made it very, very difficult to feed the belt through, and in the end my hands were sore from being smashed into a place they did not fit. The recline adjustment wasn't very intuitive either. It's on the front of the seat, which makes it difficult to use when rear-facing, as it's pressed against the seat back. Beyond the less-than-ideal placement, it was hard to get the seat to actually recline to an adequate degree as well. I currently have the seat reclined as far as I can get it to go, but am still not happy with it. The indicated line seems to be about parallel with the ground, but my toddler recently fell asleep in the car and when we arrived home I found his head slumped forward, rather than back or to the side, as he does in his other seats. For a small baby who doesn't have proper trunk control yet, this seems problematic. I'm unsure whether the seat does recline more and I'm just unable to finagle mine to do so, or if that's truly as far back as it goes.

All in all, my tall 3-year-old claims to be comfortable rear-facing in this car seat, though his legs look a tad more cramped than they do in other seats. My favorite features are the steel frame, comfy memory foam, and the velcro to hold the straps.
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