The Britax Advocate Clicktight Convertible Car Seat is supposed to be an improved version of the Marathon Clicktight and the Boulevard Clicktight.
Let’s see if this seat has solved the issues with Marathon and Boulevard Clicktight seats.
|Rear-Facing Weight:||5-40 pounds|
|Forward-Facing Weight:||20-65 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 49 inches|
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|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
There’s always mixed feedbacks on how easy it is to install the Britax Advocate Clicktight. One thing for sure, the ease of installation using the lap/shoulder belt has always been regarded to as easier than the LATCH installation.
See the videos.
How To Install The Advocate Clicktight Rear-Facing With LATCH
How To Install The Advocate Clicktight Rear-Facing With Seat Belt
**2015 Britax phased out the use of the rear-facing tether on all of their convertible seats**
How To Install The Advocate Clicktight Forward-Facing With LATCH
How To Install The Advocate Clicktight Forward-Facing With Seat Belt
|Country Of Origin:||USA|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
When it comes to safety, the Britax Advocate Clicktight is definitely an improved version of the Marathon Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight. It has 3-layers of side impact protection instead of the one/two-layer protection that the Marathon Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight has.
Buckling in your child is using the “Click and Safe Snug Harness.” When you pull the harness adjuster, you will hear a click to let you know that you are within the range of safe fit.
See this video.
How To Tighten The Britax Advocate Clicktight Buckles
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||30.6 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||No|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Just removable pillow|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||No|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
The seat material is made of a breathable fabric and is padded enough for comfort.
Its cover is only good for hand-washing but it’s easy to remove and put them back.
See the videos.
How To Remove The Britax Advocate Clicktight Car Seat Cover For Washing
How To Put Back The Britax Advocate Clicktight Car Seat Cover After Washing
The Advocate Clicktight is roomy, but it will be too roomy for a newborn and younger infant. I think it is best to use it for babies who have already a proper head and neck control.
You won’t have to manually rethread the seat harness every time your child needs more room as the seat harness moves up and down together with the headrest.
It expires in 10 years, which is quite a generous timeframe if you plan to use it for your next kids.
You will have to buy a separate cup holder since it doesn’t come with it.
With the added safety features and convenience, the Britax Advocate Clicktight has also increased its price.
Installing it via seatbelt is always easier than installing it with the LATCH. Remember to use a pool noodle for added recline when it is too upright for your younger child.
Safety-wise, it has the highest number of side impact protection layers. And the added audible “click”, when you want to gauge the proper tightness of the seat harness, is definitely helpful.
On the downside, it is bigger and heavier than the other two Clicktights, not to mention that it is also more expensive.
The usual issue with the Advocate Clicktight is how short the seat harness is and therefore has the tendency to be too tight sooner than expected. Some parents also find the installation a bit challenging, despite the many parents saying that it is quite easy to install.
If this is the seat that you are looking to buy, it is best to get it from a seller that has a generous return policy, like Amazon, so you can return it hassle-free should the ease of installation does not meet your expectations.
However, be mindful of the straps issue. They can pose a comfort issue should your child grow up to be on the chubby side.
Did the Advocate Clicktight improve the installation issues and straps issue of the two Clicktight seats? No. There are still mixed feedbacks about how easy/difficult it is to install. And the straps are still way too tight for bigger babies, especially in the leg area.
Is it an improved version? Yes.
But what’s with the Advocate Clicktight that the other Clicktight, especially the Boulevard Clicktight, don’t have? Just the added one layer of side impact protection.
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who got this seat to see what they say about the Advocate Clicktight.
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