Britax Advocate ClickTight 3-Layer Impact Protection Convertible Car Seat

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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Product Details

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Britax Advocate ClickTight 3-Layer Impact Protection Convertible Car Seat placed 14th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Advocate ClickTight convertible car seat has the patented ClickTight Installation System, three layers of side impact protection, Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator, and SafeCell Impact Protection for peace of mind while you’re on the go with your child. Car seat installation is easy as buckling a seatbelt thanks to the ClickTight Installation System. In the Advocate Car Seat you are surrounded in safety. This convertible seat features the patented Britax SafeCell Impact Protection system which includes a steel frame, energy-absorbing base, V-shaped tether to minimize seat rotation and staged-release stitches that slow and reduce forward movement in the event of a crash. Britax designed the Advocate ClickTight Car Seat with 3 strong layers of side energy absorption; a deep foam-lined shell, side cushions and head protection will shield your child from the most severe type of collision. Plush foam padding and fabric, along with 7 recline positions ensures premium comfort for your child. The 14-position easy-adjust harness grows along with your child and you can change the height of the seat with just the push of a button – no rethreading necessary. Have peace of mind knowing your child’s harness is within range of proper tightness. With the sound of a click thanks to the Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator you will know it’s correctly adjusted. The Advocate car seat can be used rear-facing 5-40 pounds and forward-facing 20-65 pounds, child standing height 49” or less. Car seat dimensions 20.5” W x 23.5” H x 23” D. 14-Position harness slot heights 8.35” to 19.4”. FAA approved.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Secured click tight installation, triple layer side impact protection, safecell steel frame and padding throughout. Convertible toaccomodate newborn to toddlers.
ClickTight seats make it SUPER easy to install with a seat belt. The seat base is made of SafeCells, which compress in a crash to minimize the risk of head injury and has Integrated Lock-offs - Convenient for seat belt installations.
ClickTight feature provides excellent installation in vehicles forward and rear facing. Dual range recline indicator. No rethread harness.
The Britax Advocate ClickTight ARB is a high-quality car seat with the Britax ClickTight technology that takes the guesswork out of car seat installation. This top performing option includes LATCH and belt installation both utilizing the lower seat bottom to obtain a tight and secure attachment.
The installation with the seatbelt could not possibly be easier. This would be an ideal seat if you knew you’d need to move your car seat around pretty frequently. It’s just nearly fool proof. The ClickTight compartment acts as is a lockoff also, so you don’t need to understand how your seatbelts lock and you don’t need to switch the retractor to locked mode if you do understand how to they lock.
If you want to protect your child while riding in the car, this is the car seat that does it the best. This seat is second to none when it comes to comfort, safety, and ease of use.
The Britax Advocate ClickTight is easy to install. The Advocate can be installed in about five minutes. There is no guess work to install it quickly. It is comfortable. There is adequate padding to enable naps on long trips. The straps are easy to adjust. The height adjustments can be adjusted with one hand.

What reviewers didn't like

Does not have cupholder like some other models. Very heavy and some users feel like it is bulky.
Does not come with cupholder.
Lows: Crash Protection. - ClickTight feature can be diffcult to open when removing seat.
Its lower crash test results were disappointing compared to the other seats and the similar Britax Boulevard ClickTight ARB, which makes this particular option, a product we would not choose over its brother.
Realtively heavy and bulky. Rear-facing leg room for bigger kids isn’t great. It’s wide because of the additional side-impact cushions. If it’s too wide for your situation, the Boulevard CT ARB offers essentially the same interior, but a narrower exterior.
It has a high price, heavy and not part of a travel system.
The Advocate has seen quite a few recalls, even if they do offer replacements, it is still disconcerting.
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