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Convertible car seats are a great way to protect your child's safety through key stages of their development, and Britax makes some of the best convertible car seats available. The Britax Advocate easily converts from a rear-facing to a forward-facing car seat, and will fit children from 5-65 pounds, or up to 49 inches in height, so you can use it for years.
The 14-position harness adapts to growing children without needing rethreading, and the revolutionary ClickTight installation system uses your vehicle's seatbelt to make safe, secure installation a snap. The Britax Advocate ClickTight is a fast, easy way to provide excellent protection as a child grows and their needs change.
Overview of Britax Advocate ClickTight
The Britax Advocate ClickTight has all the critical safety features you need in a child's car seat. It has a steel frame, impact-absorbing base, and three layers of side impact protection.
The Click & Safe Snug Harness indicator lets you know that the adjustable harness is properly fitted and secured, while the auto-level indicators show that you are at the correct installation angle, in any of the seven recline positions. Premium fabrics and plush foam padding keep a child comfortable and protected.
The Britax Advocate ClickTight is also built for convenience over time. The fabric cover can be easily removed for cleaning without having to remove or rethread the harness. In fact, the 14-position harness never needs re-threading, and the easy-buckle system keeps the straps and buckles out of your way while you position your child. The ClickTight installation system makes it a snap to install or remove the car seat in any vehicle, without the weight limitations of a LATCH system.
Even better, the Britax Advocate ClickTight converts quickly and easily from rear-facing to front-facing, with 7 recline positions and 14 harness positions to keep your child safe as they grow. The convertible design, along with the high quality and durability Britax is known for, means that you won't need to replace this car seat in a few months as your child grows out of it.
What are this model’s NHTSA ratings? All car seats that are rated by the NHTSA meet federal safety and crash performance standards, so all NHTSA rated car seats are safe. However, the NHTSA also provides car seat ratings for usefulness factors beyond basic safety.
The NHTSA has rated the Britax Advocate ClickTight as follows:
- Side impact protection? Yes
- Energy-absorbing base? Yes
- Metal frame? Yes
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Comfort and Quality
Video Overview of Britax Advocate Clicktight
Britax Advocate ClickTight Specs
Child weight – rear facing
5 -40 pounds
Child weight – forward facing
20 -65 pounds
Child standing height
49 inches or less
Child seated shoulder height – rear facing
7.6 - 18.65 inches
Child seated shoulder height – forward facing
12 – 18.65 inches
Car seat weight
Car seat dimensions
20.5” wide x 23.5” high x 23” deep
Seat area dimensions
10.5” deep x 11.5” wide
Harness slot heights
8.35” - 19.4” in .85” increments per setting, 14 positions
Buckle strap depths
5.25 inches and 7 inches
Britax Advocate ClickTight Features
Ease of use
ClickTight installation system simultaneously tensions and locks a vehicle's seat belt for a tight and secure installation without shoving or yanking.
It works with any belt system in any kind of vehicle, without the restrictions or limitations of the LATCH system.
Quality and comfort features
Who is the Britax Advocate ClickTight Most Suitable For?
With proper use and care, Britax Advocate ClickTight can stay with a child from infancy all the way up through 6 or 7 years old, depending on their height and weight.
The ability to convert from rear-facing to forward-facing, along with 14 harness positions, 7 incline positions, and 2 belt positions allows this car seat to remain safe and comfortable throughout a child's early life. The ClickTight installation system also allows you to move the car seat easily and securely to different vehicles regardless of their model or seat belt configuration, without the weight limitations of a LATCH system.
While you can install this car seat using either the ClickTight install or the LATCH system, the LATCH system is a bit more difficult to use and cumbersome. Many people find the Advocate difficult to remove with a LATCH install, and it can be a two-person job.
If you plan on using the LATCH system rather than the ClickTight system, you may want to choose a convertible car seat that is more compatible with those tethers and attachments. For most families and most vehicles, the ClickTight system is a huge improvement, and clearly Britax hopes that such technologies eventually replace LATCH altogether, but it is still needed by some families and in some vehicles.
The Britax Advocate ClickTight is an excellent choice for parents who want superior safety and ease of use for years to come, without having to replace their car seat every few years.
Even better, the Advocate and the ClickTight system are FAA approved and can be easily used and secured on an airplane using the passenger lap belt.
At 20.5 inches wide, it will easily fit into small cars, or 2-across for multiple children, but isn't the most compact model for tiny cars or 3-across configurations. Parents who want an infant car seat that is easily removed and carried, or who regularly travel with 3 children in a compact vehicle, will want a smaller, more portable car seat.
What is included with the Britax Advocate ClickTight?
The Britax Advocate ClickTight car seat comes with a removable pillow.
Britax also has an optional anti-rebound bar accessory that provides even more impact protection.
Pros and Cons of Britax Advocate ClickTight
Britax Advocate ClickTight Installation
Since there are several installation options for the Britax Advocate ClickTight, Britax has made several installation videos that you may find helpful:
Forward-facing lap belt installation
Forward-facing LATCH installation
Rear-facing lap belt installation
Rear-facing LATCH installation
Britax Advocate Playlist
The full Britax Advocate playlist has many videos designed to help you get familiar with the features and options of this car seat , and is well worth watching:
Britax Advocate ClickTight Manual
The owner's manual is available in English and Spanish, and can be found here:
Britax Advocate ClickTight vs. Britax Boulevard
Britax is known for convertible car seats, and since both the Advocate and Boulevard have the ClickTight system, it can be hard to choose between them. Here is a comparison of these two popular car seats.
The biggest difference between the Britax Advocate and the Britax Boulevard is that the Advocate has three layers of side impact protection, while the Boulevard has only two. This not only means that the Boulevard has less protection, but it also makes the car seat slightly lighter in weight, at 29.4 pounds, and a full 2 inches narrower than the Advocate, at 18.5 inches.
While this may make it seem like the Boulevard is less safe than the Advocate, the 18.5 inch width is ideal for very compact cars, and 3-across configurations. Some vehicles and configurations simply can't fit a larger, wider car seat.
The Britax Boulevard offers exceptional safety and protection for a compact car seat in this size range, with the same ease of installation and convertible longevity of the Advocate. Since both car seats are similarly priced, and the Advocate offers greater protection, it's the better choice for most vehicles and configurations. However, if you need a more compact convertible car seat, the Britax Boulevard ClickTight is an excellent choice.
Britax Advocate Clicktight Review & Demo
The Britax Advocate ClickTight is one of the safest, highest quality, long-lived convertible car seats on the market. The ClickTight system makes installation and removal fast and easy, without worrying about LATCH weight limits, or different vehicle belt systems. With three levels of side impact protection, a rugged steel frame, and a harness and cover that never need re-threading, this car seat provides excellent safety for the first several years of a child's life.
This car seat has exceptional reviews and ratings from the NHTSA, experts, and parents alike.
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Britax car seats have industry-leading safety ratings, and the Advocate ClickTight is a single car seat that has everything children and parents need to travel comfortably, safely, and with peace of mind for years to come.
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