Reviews and Problems with Britax Marathon Convertible
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Value for money 8
dude.n.chick, the baby Scoop
5 June 2013
Excerpt: We love this seat. We bought it when our oldest daughter who is averge size and turning 4 this week was a year old. She loves it. She likes that she can see outside the window and it's very comfortable. We have been on multiple long 8+ hour trips and she sleeps so well. I completely recommend the seat to everyone. It is pricey, but worth every cent. I am actually looking to buy a second for my newest addition.
Excerpt: This carseat has been great except for the awful fabric choices. My least favorite is the hideous cow print. It did seem like it increased the amount of time my child spent sleeping on car trips... so I felt like this was a pretty good win.
Summary: I bought this as a second car seat for my husbands car and I love it. I also have a Decathlon for my car that our daughter uses all the time. The only thing I would say that is a little bit of a draw back is how difficult the seat is to install but thats why we bought a second seat...once its in its in and we don't have to move it or uninstall it! Britax makes an excellent product that is extremely safe and worth every penny or 100's of dollars for that matter...
Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Adjust, Safe, Sturdy, Stylish
Summary: I purchased this seat for Toddler boy as 8 month old boy is going into his Britax Decathalon. This seat is adorable!!! I can't believe how nice the fabric is. I installed it in a matter of minutes and feel great knowing that my boys are so safe! Every time we get in the car toddler boy says, "cow seat- MOO!" You'll be glad you picked this one!
Summary: My son used to fight me every time I put him in his infant carseat, so we switched to the Britax Marathon (rear facing) at 6 months old. HE LOVES IT!! He can look out both windows, he can see me in the child safety mirror I have installed (not included with carseat), and the air-conditioning can actually hit him and keep him cool in the Florida heat! The harness system is comfortable and secure and it is very easy to latch him into the seat.
Pros: Child is able to see, Child sits up high, Harness is tough, Reclines easily, Screaming carrides gone
Summary: I love this car seat. After very through research I found this car seat to be the only one that I would spend my money on. Even though it doesn't have all the cup holder features and such, the safety features top anything!!! It is the only seat tested at actual driving speeds. My daughter loves this car seat. It sits higher in the back then many of the other ones so she is able to see out her window.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy adjustments in size, Easy instulation, Fun prints, Velcro tabs to hold strap, Works in Compact car
Summary: I love this seat. It is very easy to install with the LATCH system. I have one for my son who is soon to be 2 and I ordered one for my daughter who will soon be 2 months and I could get in and out of my small Honda Fit and install the marathon with no trouble in no time with a big pregnant belly. I love that it rear faces to 35 lbs. and has the high 65 lb. weight limit for the older kids to still be in a 5 pt. harness.
Pros: Ease of installation, Height limit, Safety, Sturdyness, Weight limit
Summary: Britax Marathon worked great with my daughter who was 6.5 lb when we brought her home and just as great now that she's about 30 lb. We got another one for our son when he was born. I would recommend getting one of those cozy seat inserts to support the baby's head and just to make them fit more snug in the seat for when they're itty bitty. The seat is very secure, you can't even wiggle it around once you tighten the straps.
Pros: Easy To Install, Perfect for small babies, Perfect for toddlers, Very secure
Summary: My 6 month old did not like the infant car seat. After reading many reviews i got this carseat and it is awesome. He can see out. It is easy to clean. Easy to install. We travel alot and finally no crying the whole trip. The only down side is it is bulky.