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Britax Marathon 70

Britax Marathon 70

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The Britax Marathon 70 offers side impact protection and a 5-point harness to ensure the security of your little one.  The featured “SafeCell” technology is designed to contract in the event of impact.  Baby stays comfy with the high density padded foam, and stays put properly with the lower LATCH connectors.

Child Weight Limits:
Rear-facing: From 5 to 40 lbs.
Forward-facing: 1 year and 20 lbs up to 70 lbs.

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54321 Reviewed April 10, 2012 by robbiejane

Our biggest concern, besides safety, when purchasing a car seat is that our son would be able to sleep comfortably on our many long car rides. The seat is rated highly for safely, is comfortable, fits easily in our honda accord, and has 3 positions. We have it on the 2nd reclined position and that is plenty. I was concerned that it would then hang over the seat, but it doesn't even come close. It is a little pricey, but wait for a sale or coupon because it is totally worth it. A little on the large side, but that all depends on the car you drive.

21321 Reviewed April 8, 2012 by mnbullock

We have had this carseat for about 6 months and have only used it in the rear facing position for our 18 month old son.
We bought this seat because of its reviews and safety features. I also liked the way it looked (colors, material, etc.) It is easy to buckle my toddler in and he seems comfortable in it. It also has a few accessories like a drink holder that can be bought separately that are nice to have.
The fabric seems to be of a decent quality and cleans easily, it also has worn well so far unlike other similarly priced brands we saw that had started pilling even though they were display models. This was important to us as we hope to use the seat for multiple kids.
We use it almost exclusively in a 2008 Prius and although it fits, the passenger seat has to be scooted pretty far up. Once we have it in the forward facing position this won't be as big of a problem.
The biggest con of this seat is that it doesn't transfer easily from car to car. We have to put several towels under it to get it at the right angle and that always proves to be a little bit of a hassle (we were spoiled with an infant car seat that had an easily adjustable leveling foot).
I am also a big fan of the fact that the seat can be used up to 70 lbs which means we won't be buying another seat for a long while!
Overall we really are happy with this purchase.

54321 Reviewed April 6, 2012 by Andreamac

This is a very comfortable car seat for my son. It is easy to install and fits my SUV well.

54321 Reviewed April 6, 2012 by freesamplequeen Gold Member

We purchased this seat based on high reputation and reviews and were not disappointed. In use for over a year now, it is still securely sitting where we initially put it - no movement at all! Easy to adjust for height, straps smoothly adjust for tightening and loosening, super cushioned for kiddo comfort - all around a really great seat! A very sturdy frame makes it a heavy seat, not one for easily switching from car to car as it very securely belts in. The cover is not machine washable - a downside, but otherwise highly recommended!

43211 Reviewed April 5, 2012 by shell15 Platinum Member

I chose this car seat because of the Britax reputation. It is one of the safest car seats, and were just redesigned raising the weight limit. The install was a little tricky, but not impossible. The one thing I really don't like is the cover is hand wash only and air dry. Not very convenient when you go out with baby almost everyday. When my son graduates from his infant carrier, I will be buying the same seat for him.

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