Britax Adventure Car Seat is a lightweight booster seat for the older child
The Adventure provides a safer, but inexpensive alternative to booster cushions, benefiting from Britax's expertise in child safety.
Britax Adventure Group 2-3 Car Seat is ideal for:
- Children weighing between 15 and 36 kg
- Parents/carers looking for an economical safer alternative to a booster cushion
- Cars without ISOFIX fittings
- Lightweight and adjustable so easy to move between cars
Side Impact Protection provides optimum body protection in the event of a side collision.
Belt guides ensure the seat belt goes across your child in the right place.
Britax Adventure grows with your child.
Keep Cool Cover with OUTLAST Technology (available separately) regulates your child's temperature on even the hottest days.
Key safety features of the Britax Adventure
The Adventure car seat does not have an integral harness; your child secured using the car's three-point seat belt. Children can be injured if the seat belt is not correctly positioned across their body, so the Adventure has seat belt guides to correctly position the seat belt over your child's shoulder and pelvis, away from the vulnerable neck and stomach areas.
Side Impact Protection
One out of four car accidents is a side collision and side collisions account for 20% of child fatalities, so it is vital to provide side protection for your child even as they get older. Unlike booster cushions, the Adventure has side wings and a headrest that fully contain your child and provide additional protection in the event of an accident.
Full feature list
- Side Impact Protection with deep, softly padded side wings
- Lap belt positioned correctly
- Diagonal belt positioned correctly
- Easily accessible seat belt path
- Height adjustable headrest to 11 positions
- Adjustable backrest allows installation in a wide range of cars
- Pull out drink holder and snack tray
- Softly padded and washable cover
- 3-point seat belt installation
- Seat grows with the child suitable for use from 15-36 kg (approximately 4 years to 12 years)
- Easy to transfer between cars
If this car seat does not have all the features you want, why not look at the Britax Car Seat Buying Guide to see which of their other car seats might be more suitable.
Why buy a Group 2-3 car seat?
A Group 2-3 car seat is designed for children weighing between 15 and 35 kg (approximately 4 to 12 years old, but it is the weight that decides which seat you need).
Since April 2008, the Highway Code has specified that each child who is less than 1.35 metres or younger than 12 must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system which has been successfully tested according to ECE 44/03 or 44/04 standards. A child car seat gives the child a higher sitting position, ensuring the adult seat belt can be positioned correctly across their body.
Is a booster cushion not enough?
Booster cushions are better than nothing, but they offer no side impact protection, which is vital as side collisions account for 20% of fatalities. Britax has stopped selling its booster cushions and are instead recommending highbacked car seats. The Adventure offers this essential side impact protection for your older child with optimal head protection and body containment.
When should you move your child up to using a Group 2-3 car?
For safety reasons, you should keep your child in each stage for as long as possible -– until they reach the weight limit or their head reaches the top of the seat. Move from a Group 1 seat when the upper edge of the shell is roughly at eye level of the child or your child exceeds the weight limit. Do not move too early to a Group 2-3 because these seats are wider to accommodate larger children. Also a younger child's shoulders are too narrow to hold to the safety belt securely. A small child can therefore easily slip out from under the belt, especially when they fall asleep during the journey.
Fabric choices to suit all tastes
The 2011 Adventure is available in a choice of four Trend Line. The Billy cover is one of the soft-touch Trend Line fabric options and is a classic black fabric with a grey circles print. Trend Line covers are easy to clean, being removable and machine washable.
Spare covers are available separately for the Adventure, which you can use when the original is being washed or just to give the seat a new look. For car journeys in hotter weather, you may also want a Summer Cover or a Keep Cool Cover.
Car seat safety essentials
- Never buy a second hand car seat--you cannot know its full history and it may have been weakened or damaged in a previous incident or have parts missing.
- Buy the right car seat for your child's weight--age ranges are just a guideline.
- Move your child up to the next car seat group when they outgrow their current seat, but don't be in a rush to do this too soon.
- Install the seat according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Always use the car seat, even on very short journeys.
Why choose a Britax car seat?
When you buy a Britax car seat, you can be reassured that you are benefiting from over 40 years of experience and innovation in child safety. Britax made its first child car seat in the 1960s and has continued to innovate and influence in this mark ever since. In collaboration with VW, Britax developed the ISOFIX system that is now an international standard, as well as creating the first adjustable child seat and the first ever baby carrier specifically for newborn passengers.
Britax's products are tested to the highest standards and it is one of very few brands to own in-house crash-test systems--the kind used in the automotive industry-–ensuring it provides optimum protection and safety for children. This is one of many reasons that the brand has become a much-appreciated partner of automobile clubs, government agencies and other transport-related institutions. Beyond this, Britax listens to its customers and feeds their experiences into future product developments, so that their car seats and travel systems meet real-life needs.