Excerpt: We bought this seat after my son and daughter-in-law's van was stolen, with their Britax Marathon inside. We gave them the Britax we had. Since we had laid out the money for two premium car seats already, I was attracted the the price of the Eddie Bauer seat (around $100).
Cons: The straps twist, and the cover is not washable.
Excerpt: Bought this to replace the Cosco Touriva because my baby kept coming out of the straps. He fits in the Eddie Bauer much better and is very comfortable. We love this seat (baby, sister, and I).
Pros: Easy to adjust shoulder straps, comfortable, recline option.
Cons: Narrow seat-belt path for rear-facing difficult to install, wide seat/base.