2016 Britax Marathon G4.1 Review

Britax MarathonAfter the release of the Boulevard ClickTight, Advocate ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight, the Boulevard G4.1 and the Advocate G4.1, Britax now release the non-ClickTight version the Britax Marathon G4.1. If you are on the budget but still want the latest Britax convertibles, you should choose the Marathon G4.1.

Britax revitalized the line with the Marathon ClickTight a moment ago but still offer good Marathon G4 features among the Britax’s well-known Marathon convertible line. This G4.1 is a excellent choice to update your previous G4.

Britax Marathon G4.1 Features

The Britax Marathon G4.1 convertible car seat can be used in both back-facing and frontward-facing placement as it is convertible. Protect your toddlers, newborn, and kindergarten-aged kids in a rear-facing arrangement and seat your elementary school-aged kids in a frontward-facing setting. Safety features regarding impact protection available on the Boulevard and Marathon ClickTight can also be obtained at lower price by buying the Marathon G4.1.

Britax Marathon G4.1 Height And Weight Limits

The G4.1 is limited up to 40 pounds if rear-facing. Kids reaching the tallest part of the seat shell are limited to 49 inch height so it has shorter height limit than the Marathon ClickTight. But, there is still a good amount of time to use the G4.1.

It has 8.5 inch and 17.5 inch harness height limit and 9 inch to 16.75 inch shoulder height. It is also limited to 20 to 65 pounds if front-facing. It has 17.5 inch harness height from a top height. You will have longer time to use the Britax Marathon G4.1 when front facing.

It is best to forward-face your child in Britax Marathon G4.1 for some more years even 4 or more though you may wait until he is one year old and 20 pounds since he will be safer when rear-faced. If car crashes occur, there will likely be less serious or severe injuries suffered by rear-facing kids.

Until a booster seat is suitable to your child, forward-facing could still be continued as long as possible in a strap after you do it.

Britax Marathon G4.1 Dimensions

From front to back, the G4.1 is 26 inch tall, 18.5 inch wide, and 21 inch in depth. It has 2.5 inch taller and 2 inch deeper seat than the ClickTight version. The narrow size makes it easier for you to install the Britax Marathon G4.1 in 3 across configurations.

Make sure you read 3 across car seat installation guide before buying your SUV, vehicle, pickup, or minivan can suit it without issues. Compared to the Marathon ClickTight, the Marathon G4.1 weighs 9 pounds lesser or 19.5 pounds so you will have good time installing.

Britax Marathon G4.1 Safety And Fit

To make it painless to decide your kid’s best straps height setting, there is a no-rethread 10-position strap on the Marathon G4.1. Keep in mind that the straps need to be over the shoulders when frontward-facing or below your kid’s shoulders when you’re rear-facing.

The product comes with a 2-position buckle strap. The seat comes with quite a few padded areas to add comfort counting in the buckle pad, shoulder pads, and cover. The youngest toddler can get perfect fit in the Britax Marathon G4.1 thanks to the available infant positioning pillow.