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The Britax Highpoint 2-stage Belt-positioning Booster car seat is the newest Highpoint model from Britax. Previous models were designed solely as a high-backed booster seat, but this redeveloped model is a 2-in-1 device that easily converts to a backless booster.
The seat has all the benefits of Britax’s highly reviewed high back seat with the ability to remove the entire back and be used as a backless booster as your child grows. It has a weight range for children between 40-120 pounds and is surrounded by 3 layers of side impact protection. Lush foam padding and arm rests make it comfortable for kids, and the stylish fabric and the great reputation of the Britax brand make it appealing to parents too.
Overview of the Britax Highpoint
Britax is a trusted brand with high safety ratings, and so it is no surprise that the Highpoint 2-stage
Belt-positional Booster car seat is so popular and well-reviewed. The ability to transform from a high back seat quickly and easily to a backless booster means it can grow as your child does. The headrest has 10 height positions making it easy to get the perfect position for your child correct prior to driving.
Arm rests, two dishwasher safe cup holders and comfortable padding and fabric make it comfortable for your child too. The SecureGuard™ clip ensures the lap belt is in the perfect position and helps your child transition from a harnessed car seat to a booster, giving them that grown up feel while still giving you the confidence that they are as safe as possible.
The Britax Highpoint boasts 3 layers of impact protection which include its energy-absorbing shell, side cushions and an effective headrest. There is a reason that the Britax has such a good reputation, especially when it comes to safety. The headrest itself has 10 different positions and is quick and easy to adjust, allowing the seat to grow safely as your child does. The headrest is straightforward and quick to reposition, without the need to remove the seat from the car.
As well as the 3 layers of impact protection, the actual design of the seat includes deep side walls to give full side protection to the head, torso and pelvis.
The seat has colour coded belt guides to make it easy to safely, and correctly, install every time, reducing the stress of moving your car seat between vehicles.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Highline a “Best Bet” rating, meaning that this seat has a good belt fit in most cars, SUVs and minivans and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) give the Britax Highline an overall safety rating of 5 stars!
Video Overview of Britax Highpoint
Britax Highpoint Specification
16 x 19 x 27.5-35
38 – 63”
Child seated shoulder height
15 – 21.5”
25.5 – 32.5 (with backrest)
25.5 – 32.5 (with backrest)
Seat Area depth/width
Britax Highpoint Features
The Britax Highpoint includes many excellent features that make this model so popular. The design of the seat is modern and made from breathable material that is also soft, making it comfortable for your child. It’s stylish and comes in two different colours, a modern grey and a trendy blue, so it looks great too.
SecureGuard™ enables the seat to be safely secured to the belt of the vehicle. What is the SecureGuard™ I hear you say? It is a feature that keeps the seat belt in the correct and safe position across your child’s lap and is an exclusive Britax feature. Having the seatbelt in the correct position across a child’s lap reduces the risk of abdominal injury in the case of an impact. It’s a helpful feature to assist and ensure that children learn the correct way to wear a lap belt when transitioning from a harness car seat as they grow.
Comfort and Convenience
The fact that the seat has a 2-in-1 capability and can easily convert from a high back seat to a booster seat means it can be used to keep your child safer for longer, without the need to buy a new seat. The seat comes with not 1, but 2 cup holders! This adds to the comfort and independence of the child. These handy cupholders are easy to remove and dishwasher safe, making cleaning easy for the parent. Another great thing about the cupholders being removable means that the seat can fit into a smaller space if needed, making it even more adaptable.
Who is the Britax Highpoint most suitable for?
The Britax Highpoint is suitable for children weighing 40 to 120lbs and with a standing height of between 38” to 63”. It would be appropriate for parents who want a seat that will grow as their child does, without the need to buy a separate booster seat. One thing to note is that Britax do make sturdy and robust seats, meaning it might not be suitable for a parent who is going to be changing it between cars every day, but if this is the case it’s not too heavy at 12lbs making it achievable. The colour coded belt guides and easy adjustable headrest would suit a parent who doesn’t like the usual stress that comes with a car seat. If you’re looking for an affordable, safe, adaptable car seat, then this is the seat for you.
What is included with the Britax Highpoint?
The Britax Highpoint comes with SafeGuard™ allowing the belt to be secured safely across your child’s lap. The soft and breathable material, arm rests and dishwasher safe cup holders add maximum comfort to your child. The seat doesn’t come with any additional accessories but there are a number of items you can purchase from Britax; such as seat protectors and car seat caddys.
Pros and Cons of the Britax Highpoint
Installation of the Britax Highpoint
The Britax Highpoint arrives in one piece, allowing you to take it out of the box, remove the labels and ensuring you are ready to go quickly! Premium, quick-push LATCH connectors make it simple for a secure installation.
Britax Highpoint Manual
User guide on how to use, position and secure your Britax Highpoint can be found here:
Britax Highpoint vs. Britax Skyline
Both of these models are from the same range of car seats by Britax and therefore both have many of the same features, such as the Britax 10 year lifespan, 1 year warranty, soft and breathable fabric, two removable cup holders, 10 position adjustable headrest and the well labelled colour coded belt guides. The most attractive feature about both of these seats is that they are convertible. The two main differences between these seats is that the Highpoint has the SecureGuard™ clip and has an extra layer of side impact protection. This is why the Highpoint is marketed at a slightly higher price and weighs about 1lb more.
Dawn Champion's Britax Highpoint Review
The Britax Highpoint is one of the best. High back boosters on the market. It took the LATCH attachment design and made changes so that they could offer a safe and comfy booster seat.
The change in the Highpoint's LATCH system is that the adjuster strap is only on the left side. It makes it both excel in the areas of ease of use and installation. It also means that the booster seat fits growing children of a variety of shapes and sizes up to 120 pounds and 38 and 63 inches tall.
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One of the only drawbacks is that the Britax Highpoint is that it does not convert to a backless booster. However, the new accident-resistant fabric makes up for the one con. It is lined with EPP foam, too, helping your child with comfort and a little bit of luxury.
The Britax Highpoint is an easy choice when it comes to child safety and its overall quality. It is affordable, comfortable, and even comes with removable cupholders to hold their cup of juice. As long as you do not mind the inability to convert it to backless, it might just be the perfect fit for you and your family.
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