The Britax Allegiance Vs Marathon Clicktight are quite similar but there are several differences that are worth noting if you are deciding which of the two is better.
|Forward Facing Height Limit:||
Up to 49 inches
Both seats are good until forward-facing. The height and weight limits are exactly the same.
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Will It Fit In My Car?
|Width||18.5 inches||18.5 inches|
|Height||26 inches||23.5 inches|
|Depth/Length||21 inches||23 inches|
You would be needing more vehicle space if you decide to get the Clicktight. You can recline the Clicktight to seven positions, which is good, but if you maximize up to the 7th recline, that means you would need more space length-wise. Not to mention that it is already 2 inches longer than the Allegiance.
Pushing the front seat more to the front is ideal to accommodate the recline if your car is not so big. However, if you have a large vehicle, then getting the Clicktight is okay.
Allegiance is a little more space-saving. It only have 3-Recline positions (which is a disadvantage in terms of usability for younger babies). But because of the limited recline and default shorter length, you can save space length-wise compared to the Clicktight.
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||Yes||Yes|
|Easy To Install Rear-Facing?||Relatively||Yes|
|Easy To Install Forward-Facing?||Relatively||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes||Yes|
Clicktight has auto-level indicators versus the printed blue line of Marathon G4.1
The reclining capacity of the Allegiance is only 3 positions.
The Marathon Clicktight has 7 recline levels. However, 7 positions are sometimes not enough for younger babies with no proper head and neck control yet, it is good to still use pool noodles in this case.
It is easier to get the proper recline when using the Clicktight. That’s because of the Clicktight’s auto-level level indicators versus the “printed blue line” of the Allegiance that you would need to manually level to the ground.
|Country Of Origin:||USA|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
Both of the seats are built for safety. They have impact stabilizing steel frames and bases. There is no question about which seat is safer as both have a superior design when it comes to safety.
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|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||19.5 pounds||28.5 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||No|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||No||Just removable pillow|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Expiration||7 years||10 years|
|Comes With A Cup Holder?||Selected Colors for Allegiance/No for Clicktight|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
|Leg Straps Has Pads?||No|
Both seats have breathable materials so you wouldn’t have to worry if your child will overheat in the seat or not. However, the Clicktight seems to have more plush padding and is said to be more comfortable to sit in.
There is a huge difference in their weight – Allegiance is 9 pounds lighter than the Clicktight!
They both have seat covers that you can only hand-wash so be sure to remember it when choosing since you might end up with a frayed seat cover should you accidentally machine wash the cover.
When it comes to the seat space for your child, the shoulder width of the Allegiance is only 13 inches. The Clicktight’s shoulder width is 16 inches.
Your child will be less cramped in the Clicktight as they grow.
Both have the convenience of not needing to manually remove the harness and re-feed them to the next higher slots as they have non-rethread harnesses. The harness moves with the headrest up and down should you need to adjust the height of the straps to better fit your child.
The Allegiance only has 10 headrest positions versus the Clicktight with 12 headrest positions.
The Clicktight seat has 10 years of usability while the Allegiance expires in 7 years. You need to get a separate cup holder for Clicktight since it doesn’t come with it at all.
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Which is better? It’s quite easy to conclude.
The Clicktight has exceeded whatever the Allegiance can offer.
However, be mindful of the downsides of the Clicktight.
- You will need more room in your vehicle to accommodate it.
- You will need a car seat transporter/cart* if you need to bring it with you to the airport because it’s very heavy!
If those two major points don’t bother you, then you are safe to go with the Marathon Clicktight.*
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