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.

 

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Britax Advocate Clicktight

 

Ideal Use


 

Rear-Facing Weight: 5-40 pounds
Forward-Facing Weight: 20-65 pounds
Height Limit: Up to 49 inches

 

Good Two-Way Car Seats


 

Will It Fit In My Car?


 

Width 20.5 inches
Height 23.5 inches
Depth/Length 23 inches

 

Good All-In-One Car Seats


 

Installation


 

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


 


 

Safety


 

Country Of Origin: USA
Steel Frame: Yes
Five-Point Harness? Yes
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


 


 

Check Out The Colors


 

The Seat


 

Is The Material Breathable? Yes
Seat Weight: 30.6 pounds
Machine Washable Cover? No
Roomy? Yes
No-Rethread Harness? Yes
Comes With An Infant Body Support? Just removable pillow
Easy To Remove Cover? Yes
Expiration 10 years
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 weight has been increased to 30.6 pounds – a little bit heavier than the Marathon Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight.

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.

 

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Conclusion


 

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.

 

Check The Britax Advocate Clicktight Convertible Car Seat Reviews

 

What Do You Think?

 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

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  1. Finding car seats is nerve-racking. We are onto our third seat. We started with a Britax 35 infant seat and graduated to a Recaro Performance Rally rear facing in the suburban. Problem is, we also have a new Chevy Colorado crew cab and we want a seat for it as well.

    Our 2 yr 7 mos old daughter is 27lbs, 37 inches tall, with an 11 inch seated height. She is still rear facing and we want to keep her that way as long as possible.

    With this truck, with the drivers and passenger seat where it needs to be (I’m only 5’8, as is the wife) we have tried test fitting rear-facing seats and so many do not fit. However, the Maxi 85 and the Graco 4ever Extend2fit do. I need to check the Diono Ranier and the Britax Advocate

    Do you any suggestions or recommendations for a convertible or 2-way seat that has a good leg room for continued rear facing, and fits a small back seat with an upright backrest?

    I am leaning toward the Diono with that pad they offer… but my daughter is so small, I’m afraid she will be swimming in the seat.

    Any help for us folks with not a lot of space between the front and rear seats that aren’t ready to transition to forward facing?

    1. Hi Charles,

      If the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 (20 inches wide, H=26 in, D=21 in) and the Graco 4ever Extend2fit (19 inches wide, H=23 in, D=21 in) fit your vehicle, then the following good convertible car seats will surely fit BETTER.

      Diono Radian RXT (My Review Here)
      Diono Radian R120 (My Review Here)
      Diono Radian R100 (My Review Here)

      With an overall width of just 17 inches (including the seat cover), these Diono Radians will not eat up much space width-wise.

      However, the height of their back is tall (28.5 inches). In order to give space for the seat directly opposite it (driver seat or front passenger seat), you will have to make use of the Diono pad that you have mentioned – The Diono Radian Angle Adjuster. It will surely increase the front seat leg room as well as improve the backseat space.

      diono angle adjuster

      Try to read my comparison review of the RXT Vs R120 Vs R100 – I’d go for the RXT.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Pitin

    1. Hi there,

      Here are the links for the best prices. Amazon has different sellers as well as eBay.

      – Link to Amazon CA sellers

      – Link to Ebay CA sellers

      As of writing this comment, it is cheaper to get it from Ebay.

      Regards,

      Pitin

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