Baby's safety while travelling is the top concern when it comes to the design of the Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat - Rio. Made for rear-facing infants 5-40 lbs. and forward facing toddlers, who are at least one-year-old, from 20-65 lbs., this car seat is designed to keep your child safe through the years. The impact-absorbing base features SafeCell technology which is designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the seat which is what normally propels a child towards the front seat. SafeCell technology is also present in the car seat and helps to manage crash energy and forward head movement.
Integrated steel bars strengthen the connection of the seat to the vehicle and reduces the forward flexing of your child in a crash while the tether features a staged-release stitching which slows the forward movement and reducing the crash forces reaching your child. It also features a two-strap design which minimizes seat rotation. The side impact protection design surrounds your child in a deep, protective shell which is designed to absorb crash forces and shield your child from debris.
Featuring a ClickTight installation system to take the guesswork out of proper installation, you simply use the ClickTight Key to unlock the front panel to reveal the belt path. From there, it's as simple as buckling a seatbelt. The all-steel tube lining on the inside of the front panel joins with the steel frame to both tension and lock the seatbelt at the same time. The Marathon's 12-position, no-rethread harness makes it easy to adjust your baby's harness while the quick-adjust, two-position buckle moves outward as your child grows.
Finally, as your child grows, you can easily adjust the height of the car seat with the click of a button. The easy buckle system makes sure the buckle and straps stay out of your way when you're positioning your child in the car seat. An automatic level indicator, as well as a seven-position recline, makes it simple to angle the car seat properly in your car. And since we all know that having a baby can be messy at times, Britax uses an easy-to-remove cover, which does not require removal of the harness, that can be thrown in the wash whenever needed. Full of safety features that will make car rides much more enjoyable, it's easy to see why parents love the Britax Marathon.
Britax has been a leading innovator in child seat safety and ease of use for over 70 years. The bestselling child car seat manufacturer in Europe, Britax came to the United States market in 1996 and quickly became one of the most-trusted child car seat brands in the country. Dedicated to child safety, Britax puts their products through rigorous testing and works with vehicle manufacturers to come up with vehicle design improvements to enhance child safety and performance of car seats. Britax also realizes that today's parents like to show off their flair for style, and this understanding is reflected in their car seats' unique designs and easy-to-clean fabrics.Shop All Britax