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Navigating the Best Convertible Car Seats: A Comprehensive Guide to Britax ClickTight Models

Navigating the Best Convertible Car Seats: A Comprehensive Guide to Britax ClickTight Models

It’s hard to find a lot of humor in a topic as technical and serious as Car Seats. But in theory, if you’re busy enough, you could just stop reading here and buy a Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat as it’s the one we’re going to recommend throughout this blog, and with good reason.

Otherwise, we are talking about all three Britax ClickTight Convertible models, what they have in common and what their note-worthy differences are. Magic Beans gear experts consider the Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats to be some of the easiest Convertible Car Seats to install correctly. And with the knowledge that 59% of Car Seats aren’t installed correctly, and compounded with car accidents being one of the leading causes of injury and death to American children, Britax has created some of the safest and easy to use Convertible Car Seats on the market.

Common Features and Noteworthy Differences

The most forward answer is that the Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat (Amazon) has the most safety features and is the top-of-the-line. That said, the three Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats have more in common than not, sharing the same basic structure, materials, installation, and longevity. They all also share several key safety factors as well like the SafeCell Technology (energy absorbing crumple zone in the base) and a V-Shaped Tether that has staged-release stitches to slow and reduce the forward movement in a crash. Separating the three Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats are varying layers of added Side Impact Protection (SIP) built upon their shared seat shell.

In case you were wondering, the “ClickTight” refers to the groundbreaking installation system designed by Britax. It can be found across Britax Convertibles, All-in-Ones and Belt-Positioning Boosters. 

Decoding the Models: Advocate, Boulevard, Marathon

Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

Price: $399.99

Weight Limit: 65 lbs. max

Width and Weight: 20.5 in. wide | 30.1 lbs. 

Best Feature: 3-Layers of SIP, including Side Impact Cushion Technology

Worst Feature: 2 in. wider than the other models

The Britax Advocate ClickTight (Amazon)  is the most high-end and feature-loaded Convertible Car Seat from Britax with three layers of side impact protection that surround your child’s head, neck, and torso.

SIP Layers
  1. Energy-absorbing shell
  2. Interior energy-absorbing foam-lined headrest
  3. External side impact cushions

If you’re thinking there may eventually be two car seats in your car, we can almost guarantee two of these won’t fit side-by-side in any car. They fit perfectly installed on the outboard/door seats, but an adult or teenager is going to feel like a total sardine sitting between them regardless of your vehicle size.

    Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

    Price: $349.99

    Weight Limit: 65 lbs. max

    Width and Weight:18.5 in. wide | 29.4 lbs.

    Best Feature: 2-Layers of Side Impact Protection

    Worst Feature: None?

    The Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat (Amazon) is the most popular model of the Convertible ClickTight offering. It covers a middle ground of being 2 inches narrower than the Britax Advocate ClickTight but offers one less layer of SIP.

    SIP Layers

    1. Energy-absorbing shell
    2. Interior energy-absorbing foam-lined headrest

    Two Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertibles are still unlikely to be installed side-by-side easily. But it is possible in some vehicles with wider bench seats, especially if you have one rear-facing and one forward-facing. If you’re planning for only one child in your future and space is less of an issue, we’d recommended upgrading to the Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat and its additional third layer of SIP.

    Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

    Price: $189.99

    Weight Limit: 65 lbs. max

    Width and Weight18.5 in. wide | 27 lbs.

    Best Feature: Competitive cost

    Worst Feature: Has fewer safety features

    The Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat (Amazon) is the lightest weight and lowest cost of the collection. It still shares the same basic seat mechanics and ClickTight installation system of the other two models.

    SIP Layers

    1. Energy-absorbing shell

    If the $189.99 cost is already stretching it for you, rest assured that it’s still one of the best and most trusted Car Seat brands, and your child is in good hands with the Britax Marathon ClickTight

    Choosing Your Perfect Convertible Car Seat

    The Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats are some of the most intelligently designed pieces of baby gear you’ll find. You won’t have to break a sweat or pull a muscle in the name of securing your kiddo into the car each day. And the quick ClickTight installation system makes it stress-free to switch your Britax ClickTight Convertible between cars, or even to just get the car detailed between Cheez-It spills. And speaking of the all too common cracker disaster, Britax’s SafeWash fabrics are approved for the washer and the dryer! SafeWash fabrics feel like a soft cotton jersey, a big and welcomed upgrade over their older polyester fabrics kids poured sweat into.

    Have any more questions about the Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, and Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat? Watch Eli’s Britax Convertible ClickTight video comparison or reach out to us at Questions@mbeans.com or set up a virtual consultation with a Magic Beans gear expert today!
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