Britax Roundabout 55 Review: Continuing the Legacy (*picture heavy*)
19 September 2011
Conclusion: The Roundabout 55 covers all the main bases and does it for a very reasonable price. Innovative safety features provide peace of mind and ease of use continues to be an area where Britax convertibles shine. One of the main reasons I loved my original Roundabout so much was that I could even trust my DH to install it and use it correctly.
Pros: Super easy install with LATCH (in most cases), “Non-Handed” lower LATCH straps allow you to easily switch the connectors from rear-facing to forward-facing, Center LATCH installations with non-standard spacing are allowed as long as the spacing is between 11-20″ and the vehicle manufacturer allows it as well, Easy to tighten and loosen harness straps, Velcro on harness keeps straps out of the way when loading and unloading child from seat, Harness straps are replaceab...
Cons: Difficult to clamp the lockoffs closed if installing with seatbelt, Harness must be detached from splitter plate to move straps up or down to different slots. This can be accomplished without uninstalling the seat when rear-facing but you will have to uninstall to make this adjustment when seat is forward-facing., Harness must be detached from splitter plate to get cover off, Rear-facing leg room is generally less than some other competitive (non- Britax ) models