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Britax Marathon ClickTight GIVEAWAY!

Britax Marathon ClickTight Giveaway!

  • To enter, you MUST reply to this blog and leave a comment below (only 1 comment per household).
  • For extra entries, be sure follow the Rafflecopter instructions to Visit our Facebook page, Visit the Britax Facebook page and tweet about the giveaway!
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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest open to all residents of the USA, including those residing in Alaska and Hawaii.

See our review of the Marathon CT here: Marathon CT Review

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*Does not include Prescott fashion found at BRU.

Order a Marathon CT at Amazon.com

Now for the fine print (these may be in addition to the rules listed in the Rafflecopter terms)

Winner must have a USA shipping address to claim the prize. Only one prize will be awarded, choice of colors will be limited to those in stock at Britax USA at the time the contest closes.

You are not eligible if you have previously won a carseat or any sponsored giveaway at CarseatBlog.com during 2013 or 2014 (our own giveaways of goody bags and such don’t count if no sponsor was mentioned). Blog writers and editors are also not eligible. Only one entry per household/family, please. If you leave more than one comment, only the first one will count.

We reserve the right to deem any entry as ineligible for any reason, though this would normally only be done in the case of a violation of the spirit of the rules above. We also reserve the right to edit/update the rules for any reason.

The contest will close on February 8, 2015, and one random winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 7 days, a new winner will be selected.

Good luck!

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2015 Britax Marathon ClickTight Review

2015 Britax Marathon CT Convertible Carseat Review

Click here to enter our Marathon CT GIVEAWAY!!!

MA CT twilightClickTight isn’t a new-new technology anymore, since it was introduced on the Frontier and Pinnacle combination seats almost 2 years ago, but what *is* new is how it’s being applied to Britax’s convertible carseats. Britax has taken ClickTight and made it so that it takes seconds to install a ClickTight convertible seat. The new Britax Marathon CT is a Euro-styled, well-padded carseat designed to fit newborns to preschoolers.

Here’s a quick overview of the differences between the three new ClickTight convertibles.  All Britax CT convertibles have the ClickTight Installation System, an impact-absorbing base with 7 recline positions, rip-stitch energy-absorbing tether, HUGS harness pads, a steel reinforced frame, EPP foam, and other side-impact protection features.

 

  • Britax Marathon ClickTight – This model has a no-rethread harness and standard rubber HUGS pads. The top harness slot height and the overall height are about 2 inches shorter than the Boulevard CT and Advocate CT models.  MSRP $329.99

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  • Britax Boulevard ClickTight – All the features of the Marathon CT plus SafeCell HUGS pads; deeper, plastic-surrounded headwings; “Click & Safe” snug harness indicator, top harness slots and overall height 2″ taller than Marathon CT. MSRP $369.99

Britax also markets a less expensive series of smaller convertibles.  We recently reviewed the 2015 Britax Boulevard G4.1 that often sells for less than $270 at Amazon.  Its sibling, the Roundabout G4.1 can be found online for under $170, and sometimes less when on sale.

Weight and Height Limits:

  • Rear-facing 5-40 lbs. AND child’s head is 1” below top of head rest
  • Forward-facing 20-65 lbs., 49″ or less, at least 1 year old*

*Britax recommends that children ride rear-facing to the highest weight or height specified

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Marathon CT Overview:

  • ClickTight installation system (also acts as a built-in lockoff device)
  • Complete Side Impact Protection – deep protective shell
  • 12 position headrest with no-rethread harness
  • 2 crotch strap/buckle positions
  • 2 position buckle with EZ-Buckle System to keep buckle to the front and forward of the child when loading
  • Steel reinforced frame
  • SafeCell impact-absorbing base – these cells compress in a crash, which lowers the center of gravity of the child and reduces forward head excursion
  • Energy-absorbing, rip-stitch Versa-Tether®
  • 7 recline positions to help achieve a proper recline angle in any vehicle
  • Smooth bottom base with grippy edges that won’t damage vehicle upholstery
  • FAA-approved for use on aircraft
  • 10 yr lifespan makes it a good value; sells for under $280 at Amazon
  • Made in the USA!

Marathon CT Measurements

Harness slots: 7 ½”-17 ½”
External widest point: 17 ½”
Shell height with headrest: 27”
Shoulder width: 14”
Crotch strap depth: 5”, 7”
Seat depth: 12”
Seat weight: 28 lbs.

Installation

No lockoffs! What? I am celebrating no lockoffs from the brand that introduced lockoffs to the American public?

Clek Fllo Convertible Carseat Review: Cool, Hip—Dare I Say, Royal?

fllo-flamingoInnovators in carseat coolness, Clek doesn’t disappoint with its latest to the convertible seat lineup: Fllo. Fllo will always be the princess to Queen Foonf, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t mighty in her own right. Both have abundant safety features to keep your child’s crown safe. Read on to find out what makes Fllo majestic in her own right.

Weight and Height Limits

Rear-facing: 14-50 lbs., 25-43”, able to sit upright alone, head is at least 1” below top of headrest

Forward-facing: 22-65 lbs., 30-49”; age 1 minimum, age 2+ recommended

Fllo Overview

  • Retails for about $70 less than Foonf; the Fllo is typically $379 or less at Amazon.
  • Optional steel anti-rebound bar designed to limit rebound in the aftermath of a crash
  • Built-in lockoffs for both rear- and forward-facing
  • Rigid sub-structure: Fllo has a steel sub-structure that prevents twisting in a crash
  • Structural headrest: headrest is lined with energy absorbing foam and connected to seat frame with steel rods
  • Energy absorbing foam both inside and outside the frame of the carseat
  • Designed for extended rear-facing: designed to accommodate rear-facing kids to age 4
  • Recline adjustable based on child’s weight
  • Adjustable crotch strap: crotch strap has 2 different lengths and 2 different positions to accommodate bigger kidsEACT
  • EACT Safety System: The Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology Safety System is an aluminum honeycomb that sits under the child, designed to absorb crash forces.
  • Narrow footprint: Fllo is one of the narrowest convertibles currently on the market
  • Crypton Super Fabrics: 8 Crypton covers that are waterproof, wipe clean, and resist bacteria; Crypton is also GREENGUARD Select Certified and free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants (Drift not included)
  • FAA-approved

 

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Fllo Measurements

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