Britax Marathon 65 Convertible Car Seat

There’s a reason that Britax continues to be the most trusted name in car seats, and there’s a reason why Britax products have been features on My Organized Chaos, multiple times through the years. Britax is one company that I have noticed that continues to improve their car seats and integrate the newest and most efficient technologies in each product. When something can be made better or built safer – Britax is always on top of the game. And when it comes to baby, toddler or child safety, Britax is one brand that is recognized for their superior designs.

Not only does Britax excel in safety, they also have some of the trendiest designs around.

When I had my oldest daughter, I researched and researched car seats when choosing ours. Back then I recall Britax appearing continuously. Even today, Britax was always at the top of every list, for many reasons. Sure, I admit, Britax car seats are more expensive than others out there, yet car seats are used for so long, why cheap out on something that will be used for years. And, most important – who can put a price tag on a childs’ safety.

A new Britax product has been tested by my family for a few months, the Britax Marathon 65 Convertible Car Seat {side note: if you have heard of the Marathon 70, the difference is location. In Canada, seats can only be certified up to 65lbs forward facing, vs 70lbs in the states}. The Britax Marathon 65 utilizes Safe Cell Technology which helps lower the center of gravity and keeps the child from being pushed forward in a crash.

Integrated Steel Bars reinforce and strengthen the connection to the vehicle while reducing forward flexing of the child and possible injury. As well, the Energy Absorbing Versa Tether slows the rate of forward movement and keeps the top of the child attached to the seat. Those ARE the top reasons why parents choose the Britax Marathon 65.

Features of the Marathon 65

  • SafeCell™ Technology:
    features SafeCells designed to compress in a crash, significantly lowering the center of gravity and counteracting the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels the child toward the front seat
  • Integrated Steel Bars:
    strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash
  • Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether®:
    features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat

Yet while it’s designed for safety, it’s also fit, comfort and style that makes this seat stand out to me. I also have the Britax Advocate for the twins as well it has the Side Impact technology, so the Advocate is best placed beside Isabelle {to protect her from hurting herself against a car seat in the event of a crash}.

The Britax Marathon 65 would be chosen by those with very small vehicles and when no-one sits next to the car seat {since it doesn’t have the Side Impact Technology}. Or, two Marathons can fit side by side as well.

Britax Marathon 65 Convertible Car Seat For comfort, the Marathon 65 gives head and lumbar support and extra padding. The girls are just so comfortable in their Britax car seats, which makes for a happy ride for any driver.

And, once again {for what may very well be the millionth time}, I cannot boast enough about the lower connectors and how easy they are to tighten to 100% safety to any vehicles’ latch system, and then easily loosen for removal. Connectors on any other seats were always my top complaint, so much tangling and fussing behind the fabric to install. The lower connectors on the Britax car seats makes the seat easy to use, I cannot love this feature more!

For the new parent to one that is looking for a new car seat, Britax is the ultimate in both safety and style in car seats.  Safety is the top concern of all parents, and we all want the best for our kids.  Simply put, Britax is a brand that you can trust with your kids. If gifting a car seat this year, please don’t put a price on safety – gift the best.


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. Christine Jensen says

    I like the B-AGILE Stroller because of it’s 3 wheel design. The car seat would be for my nephew

  2. Marlibu says

    Unfortunately I don’t own any britax items but would love the britax b ready stroller. If I won it would be for my baby girl :)


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