The Britax Advocate Clicktight Vs Boulevard Clicktight Vs Marathon Clicktight, when placed side by side, looks exactly the same as each other. How are they different anyway and which one of the three is the best choice?

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Ideal Use


 

Advocate Clicktightt

Boulevard Clicktight

Marathon Clicktight

Rear-Facing Weight:

5-40 pounds

Forward-Facing Weight:

20-65 pounds

Forward Facing Height Limit:

Up to 49 inches

All three seats have the same height and weight limits.

 

Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat | 3 Layer Impact Protection - Rear & Forward Facing - 5 to 65 Pounds, Venti
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Will It Fit In My Car?


 

Advocate Clicktight

Boulevard Clicktight

Marathon Clicktight

Width

20.5 inches

18.5 inches

Height

23.5 inches

Depth/Length

23 inches

The Advocate Clicktight is a little wider than the two but they are all the same in height and length.

 

Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat | 2 Layer Impact Protection - Rear & Forward Facing - 5 to 65 Pounds, Circa
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Installation


 

Advocate CT

Boulevard CT

Marathon CT

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

While all of them come with 7 recline positions, it can sometimes still be not enough for younger kids. That’s why despite the generous amount of position recline they have, you would still be needing to put a rolled towel or pool noodle, especially for younger babies.

Installing the three of them can be a pain for those who are used to the usual way of installing seats. There is mixed feedback on how easy they are to install. But there is a common ground when it comes to installing them easily – that is using the seatbelt and not the LATCH.

 

Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat | 1 Layer Impact Protection - Rear & Forward Facing - 5 to 65 Pounds, Verve
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Safety


 

Advocate CT Boulevard CT Marathon CT
Country Of Origin: USA
Steel Frame: Yes
Five-Point Harness? Yes
Side Impact Tested: Yes
Number Of Layers of Side Impact Protection 3 2 1
Click And Safe Snug Harness Indicator Yes Yes No
Approved For Airplane Use: Yes
Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle? Yes

The safety features have been improved for the Advocate Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight.

Advocate Clicktight has 3 layers of side impact protection while the Boulevard Clicktight has 2 layers. Although the Marathon Clicktight only has 1 layer of side impact protection, it doesn’t make it any less safe since all three of them are considered safe seats by default.

The “click and safe snug harness indicator” is present in the Advocate Clicktight and the Boulevard Clicktight. It’s an audible click you will hear once you pull the harness adjuster. When you hear the click, it means that your little one is in the correct range of snugness.

 

The Seat


 

Advocate Clicktight Boulevard Clicktight Marathon Clicktight
Is The Material Breathable? Yes
Seat Weight: 30.6 pounds 29.4 pounds 28.5 pounds
Machine Washable Cover? No
Roomy? Yes
No-Rethread Harness? Yes
Quick-Adjust Headrest Position 14 14 12
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

All three are comfortable for long rides since they are very well padded and are made of breathable fabrics.

The Advocate Clicktight is the heaviest, while the Marathon Clicktight is the “lightest.” Take note though that although the Marathon Clicktight is the lightest of the three, it is still considered to be on the heavy side compared to other convertible seats in the market.

They all have an easy to remove seat cover which is only good for hand-washing.

They are all roomy enough, but the Advocate Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight has more room for a growing child height-wise. The two of them can be adjusted to 14 positions by moving the headrest up and down, with no rethreading necessary. The Marathon Clicktight has 12 positions for height adjustment.

They all come with a removable pillow but don’t come with a cup holder.

All of them have a generous expiration date of 10 years – something that is worth noting if you plan to use it for your next kids.

The shoulder straps have pads for protection but all of them come with a problem when it comes to the harness straps – the straps can be too tight especially for chubby kids. They aren’t long enough to accommodate additional size adjustment, especially in the thigh area.

 

 

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Conclusion


 

There is approximately a USD 60 price difference between the Advocate Clicktight and the Boulevard Clicktight. The Advocate Clicktight is around USD 100 away from Marathon Clicktight. It’s just natural to expect more from the Advocate Clicktight since it is the most expensive of all.

The Advocate Clicktight’s three layers of side impact protection is a good safety feature instead of just one layer (Marathon Clicktight) and two layers (Boulevard Clicktight). But you would have to pay an additional price. Choosing the one-layer of the Marathon Clicktight is already good enough since they are all built for safety and safety is not just about the composition of the seat but also how correctly you have installed them. Which brings us to the next issue – installation.

All three are “easy” to install as long as you use the seatbelt instead of the LATCH. But parents who are used to the classic way of installing car seats find it particularly difficult to install the three seats.

While the Advocate Clicktight and the Boulevard Clicktight has 14 positions for the headrest, that would also mean tighter seat harness since the harness moves together with the headrest. All three of them have short harness straps that are why they can be too tight for comfort sooner than expected especially for chubby kids.

While the audible click for the Advocate Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight can be helpful, you don’t need to hear the click when you can just pinch the strap to see if the tightness is safe enough.

With all these, I don’t think there is a need to get the more “high-end” version (Advocate Clicktight and Boulevard Clicktight) since they still have the installation and strap issues despite the “improvement” in safety features.

And despite the Marathon Clicktight having only one layer of side impact protection and only 12 headrest positions, it seems that it is the most practical choice of the three – considering that all of them have an installation and seat harness issue.

What do you think?

Do you agree or not?

 

Do You Need More Help Deciding Among

The Britax Advocate Clicktight Vs Boulevard Clicktight Vs Marathon Clicktight?

 

Check Out My Britax Advocate Clicktight Review

See My Britax Boulevard Clicktight Review

Read My Britax Marathon Clicktight Review

 

Which of the three got your vote and why?

 

I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

Cheers!

Pitin

The Britax Advocate Clicktight Vs Boulevard Clicktight

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  1. If you were looking to get the most value for your dollar, what would be the one that you recommend?

    Would you go with a Britax or do you have a recommendation of another brand?

  2. Personally, I think I would be inclined to pay more for the Advocate due to its extra side impact protection. We currently have the BeSafe Isi Plus which has a higher weight limit for rear facing but it was expensive and it is bulky, requiring rear tethering to the front seat also. I’d consider the Advocate for our next baby with a view to them then moving into our current seat when my son has grown out of it. I don’t really want two BeSafe Izi Plus seats in at the same time, there won’t be enough car space left over with those filling it up 🙂

    1. Hi Kate,

      I had a look at the BeSafe Isi Plus and it looks like its rear-facing weight limit is a winner.

      It can accommodate a rear-facing child of up to 25 kg (that’s 55 pounds), compared to the Diono Radian RXT/R210‘s 45 pounds rear-facing weight limit (two of the best options for the longest rear-facing seat).

      However, do you know what is the maximum rear-facing height limit of the BeSafe Isi Plus? The Diono Radian RXT and R120‘s rear-facing height limit is 44 inches. I checked around and it seems that there is limited info about the BeSafe Isi Plus’ height limit when in rear-facing mode.

      Would love to hear from you again.

      Regards,
      Pitin

  3. I saw that they aren’t machine washable covers. Do you know a method that I can wash the seat in case it’s needed?

    What’s the one you highly recommend?

    1. To wash the seat cover, first, remove it from the seat. You can only hand-wash it using mild soap and cold water. You should never use bleach. To prevent the cover from shrinking, you should line dry it. You cannot machine dry it. You also shouldn’t iron it.

      To clean the buckles, first, remove them from the seat. You should not use soap, detergents, lubricants or solvent in them. Soaking them is also not advised. Rinsing them in a warm, running water would do.

      I would like to think that the Advocate Clicktight is more superior than the two, having the highest level of side impact protection on the head area. However, the presence of the same problems across all three models, somehow makes it impractical to get the Advocate Clicktight, especially that even with just one layer of side impact protection, the Marathon Clicktight is already good enough.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Pitin

  4. Hi Pitin,

    Thank you for providing this comparison. All 3 look good, and to me, I’m not sure the extra cost is justified with the Advocate, unless of course you have money to burn! Maybe it will be a good choice if you plan to use the seat for other children, but unless you plan to have big age gaps in your family, your first child will still be using the seat once the next once is born…you’ll need another one!

    I like all the options for design/covers too – something to suit everyone!

    1. Hi Natalie,

      I agree. I think Marathon Clicktight is already “good enough.” You don’t have to spend extra to get the two, or three layers of side impact protection. One layer should be good enough, as long as you install the seat properly and you buckle your child in correctly. But of course, it wouldn’t hurt to be extra “careful” and give the best protection for your little one.

      And yup, the designs/patterns of the seats look good. 🙂

      Regards,

      Pitin

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