Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Verve Review 2018

Britax Marathon Clicktight

Britax – Robust and Safest Convertible Car Seat

The Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, Verve Convertible car seat is a car seat that offers the easiest installation among all car seats. The car seat offers excellent side impact protection and is undoubtedly one of the best convertible car seats out there.

It makes use of the SafeCell technology which incorporates the use of a steel frame, an energy absorbing base and tether that makes it the safest infant car seat in 2018.

The car seat is available for a moderate $272.00 on

Features of the Britax USA  Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

  • Clicktight Installation System remains one of the simplest and easiest installation technologies.
  • SafeCell Impact Protection system incorporating the V-tether, energy absorbent base and a steel frame offers best protection during a crash.
  • Offers the most robust side impact protection that is made up of a foam lined shell that is energy absorbent thus reducing likelihood of injury during a collision.
  • Quick adjust 2-position buckle and 12-position harness makes for ease of installation and a more secure fit for a child of any age.
  • Reclines in 7 positions which ensures maximum comfort for the child during a ride.

The Pros

The ease of installation of the Clicktight System makes for the most sturdy of and safe installation that will give the parent peace of mind with regard to safety and comfort of the child. Furthermore, the Britax Marathon Clicktight is one of the very few seats that has a steel frame which is one of the pillars of its SafeCell Impact protection system that also includes a V-tether and energy absorbing base that reduce mobility during a crash thus enhancing the child’s safety. Parents can easily adjust the Britax Marathon Clicktight car seat as the child grows as the infant car seat has adjustable buckle and position harness for a child of any age.

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More Pros

  • These are some of the most durable of convertible car seats given that they are manufactured with a steel frame and are built to last for several years.
  • The Britax Marathon Clicktight comes with a one year warranty though its highly unlikely that this will be exercised due to the high quality of the car seat.
  • Proprietary staged release switches reduce movement of the seat in the instance of a crash.
  • The price of the convertible car seat is just right when it is compared to other less durable models in its range.
  • The variety of settings that it has makes this seat suitable not only for long time parents but also for first time parents since it is easy to install and maintain.
  • Removable body pillow and plush fabrics and foam padding offers top level comfort for the child.
  • Easy buckle system and angle level indicator shows the parent when the car seat is correctly angle for better protection and comfort of the child.

The Cons

The most frequent complaint regarding this car seat is that the dial on the Clicktight is too difficult to turn. One parent said that she had to get her husband to turn the dial after trying unsuccessfully to turn it. It is also quite a bulky car seat and hence removing it to clean it or install it into another car can be quite a pain. One parent asserted that the shoulder straps are too difficult to tighten.

The Verdict

I firmly believe that the Britax Marathon Clicktight is the best car seats for your toddle in the market. It is quite an improvement on the Britax Advocate Clicktight. While several parents complained about the ease of installation I do believe that these are aspects that may be dealt with by correctly reading the manual. It must be asserted though that some car seats may have defects and hence if you find a car seat that does not perform as expected it is advisable to return it given that the car seat has a one year warranty. As for the bulk of the car seat I have established that most of the parents that find problems with it have smaller cars that are not the most appropriate for the Britax Marathon Clicktight.

Britax Marathon Clicktight Installation Video

The Britax Marathon car seat reviews are mainly positive it has some flaws the fact that it is made like a tank make all the flaws not matter really. The fair price of $272.00 in comparison to lower quality models on the market make this one of the car seats every parent ought to consider. Offering ease of installation through the Clicktight System, and safety through the SafeCell Technology makes this quite a safe seat even for first time parents. If you want to compare britax car seats check out the britax advocate clicktight which I believe is the best britax car seat.

Britax USA Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Video Review

Sheryl Brown

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