Britax One4Life All-in-One Carseat Preview
Britax has expanded its car seat line with the introduction of the One4Life all-in-one car seat. The One4Life will serve kids from 5 to 120 pounds as a true “3-in-1” car seat with rear-facing, forward-facing, and high-back booster modes. Here are the key features based on this prototype from today’s reveal session (all information subject to change before retail production):
- Rear-facing: 5-50 lbs.
- Forward-facing: 22-65 lbs.
- Booster: 40-120 lbs.
- ~19″ measured top seated harness height measurement
- ~21″ for maximum booster shoulder belt guide height
- 7″ bottom harness measurement (without included newborn/preemie insert)
- 19.5″ wide (at cupholders)
- Improved easy-access ClickTight for rear- and forward-facing installation
- Anti-rebound bar for rear-facing that easily removes and converts to a footrest for forward-facing (included with some models, available for others)
- Push-button, multi-position recline
- No-rethread harness
- Steel-reinforced frame
- V-shaped easy-store top tether with tilt-lock release
- Safe Cell Technology integrated into recline system for enhanced safety both forward and rear-facing
- Two removable, dishwasher-safe cupholders
- Tailored covers and performance fabric options
- Integrated harness storage for booster mode
- Secure Guard-ready high-back booster mode
The availability of ClickTight on this seat should allow for very easy, secure rear- and forward-facing installations, as it does for Britax’s existing ClickTight seats. The push-button recline is a welcome feature that should make finding the correct recline angle a breeze.
The 50-lb. rear-facing weight limit and tall shell mean extended rear-facing shouldn’t be an issue. The 19″ top harness measurement will also allow almost all kids to remain harnessed to appropriate booster age.
Britax is still finalizing the One4Life but expects it will be available in the September-October timeframe (estimated) and will retail for around $350-$400. We look forward to bringing you a review as soon as we can, and we’ll update with more information as it becomes available.
Here is our Facebook Live video describing the features here: