Britax Boulevard Clicktight Convertible Car Seat Review 2019
Britax stands behind the motto “safe and easy installation in every car, every time” however the seat is bulky due to the numerous safety feature offered and can be troublesome to install in smaller cars with little back seat room.
The seat is convertible meaning it can be used from infancy to toddlerhood, for rear facing as well as forward facing. It offers numerous safety features such as extra side impact protection, single cell impact protection all around, and a safety ensuring click & safe harness system that indicates a safe and secure buckle every time.
Even though it is promised to install into “every car, every time” it can be somewhat difficult in smaller cars with less back seat room and smaller back seat to front seat area.
If you’re looking for a carseat that will grow with your child and has superior safety ratings then this is most certainly one that should be considered. Britax also offers a lifetime warranty protection on the carseat so if it is ever damaged or recalled (as well as any of the parts) they will replace it.
- Click safe harness indicator system ensuring a tight and safe buckle.
- Double layer side impact protection
- 7 reclining positions for optimal comfort.
- 14 point easy adjust harness
- WEIGHT OF CAR SEAT: 29.4 lbs.
- DIMENSIONS: 23” L x 18.5” W x 23.5” H
- WEIGHT AND HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS: Rear Facing minimum weight: 5 lbs. Rear Facing maximum weight: 40 lbs. Forward Facing minimum weight: 20 lbs. Forward Facing maximum weight: 65 lbs. Child standing height of 49” or less for all
- HARNESS: 5 point harness with 14 point easy adjust system that allows height to be adjusted in .85″ increments with only a button- no rethreading required.
- Certified for aircraft use
- 14 point adjustable harness
- Britax Safecell Impact Protection System
- Steel frame
- Energy absorbing base
- V- shaped tether to minimize seat rotation
- Staged release stitches designed to slow forward motion and impact severity during a crash
- 2 strong layers of side impact protection
- Deep foam lined shell with head protection
When you’re looking for a convertible carseat you want something that not only will grow with your child but one that has good safety ratings and offers the most features for the money you’re paying. With the Britax Boulevard ClickSafe Convertible carseat you can be rest assured you are getting the very best of everything for what you spend. With the “safe and easy installation in every car every, every time” you are certain to get the safest fit for your child every time from 5 lbs. rear facing to 65 lbs. forward facing. The user manual shows step by step instructions on how to do this however if you have problems or are worried that you won’t do something correctly you can always go to your local Fire Department and have them install it or have them check your installation so that you have peace of mind that it was done correctly.
The Britax ClickSafe Convertible has been tested by manufacturers and complies with all federal motor vehicle regulations and is certified by the FAA for use in all aircrafts by children up to 40 pounds.
Ease of Installations
Installing a carseat can often feel like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, so the less frustrating the process the better. With the Boulevard ClickSafe you have very detailed instructions for all types of proper installation. The user manual includes both written and picture instructions on Rear facing anchor latch, Rear facing lap belt, Forward facing shoulder belt, and Forward-facing tether and anchor installation. As well as detailed instructions on aircraft installation. So, whether this is a permanent install into your car or one that will be switched from car to car on a regular basis will help you to discern which method is right for you. As always, the option of “double checking” your work with a local carseat safety tech or the local fire department is open as well. This seat offers 7 reclining positions to help with fit during installation as well as the comfortability of your child. Please note “tricks” such as rolled towels, extra blankets, et. Are not approved by federal regulations and make the seat more dangerous during the event of a crash. Any and all add on’s to the carseat such as belt covers, head rests, extra inserts, carseat covers and toys will void out the manufacturers warranty. It specifically says this in the manual, so it is made clear to parents..
With the many safety features of this seat you have no doubt that your child is safe during your trips. The easy to use 14-point adjustable harness clicks in and adjusts in .85” increments to the proper tightness for your child allowing for optimal safety and comfortability. Headrest height now goes to 27” and allows for more versatility in the 1” rule for your childs head. The specially designed stitching reduces forward motion during a crash which significantly cuts down risk of death or injury to the child. With double layered side impact and Britax’s patented SafeCell Impact Protection System the safety of this seat is highly regarded and individualized to the company’s line of seats. The energy absorbing base not only lessens impact but also cuts down on shifting and turning of the seat which can also cause problems in the event of a crash. Tested by the manufacturer as well as parents and third parties, this seat ranked highly n national safety tests and has been cleared for all vehicles and aircraft.
Frame and Fabrics:
The Britax Boulevard ClickSafe Convertible uses plush fabrics that keep your child cool during the summer and cool during the winter. The fabrics are soft and comfortable as well as breatheable to ensure no cranky babies from being too cold or too hot. The seat also boasts a steel frame which is one of the main safety features and significantly reduced damage and injury during tests. The machine washable cover makes cleaning a cinch in case of those inevitable potty accidents or spills and because of the 7 reclining positions your child will stay comfortable and safe during car rides.
This seat is highly recommended by many organizations as well as parents. With the many safety features coupled with the plush fabrics and diversity of use with the seat this is a great fit for many parents and situations such as multiple carseats in the car. As always, you should check the fit and (if possible) the ease of installation in your car. Try buckling your child into a floor model at the store and asking store associates if you can try installing it into your car to see if it’s the right fit for you and your family.
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