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Britax Evolva Group 1-2-3 Car Seat (Billy)

by Britax
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Seat grows with the child, initially used with an integral harness, the seat later converts to a highback booster seat
  • 5-point safety harness with one pull adjustment for children from 9-18 kg
  • Side Impact Protection with deep, softly padded side wings
  • Softly padded and washable cover
  • Upright or recline position
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Technical Details
Awards Wonnein
Model Number2000001917
Item Weight8 Kg
Product Dimensions63 x 49.6 x 49.2 cm
Item model number2000001917
Target genderUnisex
Minimum Weight Recommendation9 kilograms
Maximum Weight Recommendation36 kilograms
Batteries requiredNo
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 23,088 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 Kg
Date First Available15 Oct 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Britax Evolva1-2-3 is a car seat that truly grows with your child

The Evolva 1-2-3 is an award-winning and ergonomically-designed car seat suitable for children from nine months to 12 years old--the widest age range for any seat of its type.

Britax Evolva 1-2-3 is ideal for:
  • Children weighing between 9 and 36 kg
  • Parents or grandparents who only want to buy one car seat to last a whole childhood
  • People who transport children of varying ages
  • Cars with 3-point seat belts
Evolva 1-2-3 grows with your child
Evolva 1-2-3 grows to fit children from approximately 9 months up to 12 years old.
Side impact protection
Side Impact Protection provides optimum body protection in the event of a side collision
Performance Chest Pads
Chest pads control movement by spreading forces evening over your child's shoulder and chest, whist providing additional comfort.
Keep Cool Cover with OUTLAST Technology
Keep Cool Cover with OUTLAST Technology (available separately) regulates your child's temperature on even the hottest days.

Key features of the Britax Evolva 1-2-3

Seat grows with your child
Initially a Group 1 car seat with integral harness, the Evolva 1-2-3 later converts to a highback booster seat for older children. From 9 kg to 18 kg the seat is used with the integral 5-point harness and from 15 kg to 36 kg the harness stows away and the seat is used with a 3-point seat belt.
The importance of side impact protection

1 out of 4 car accidents is a side collision and side collisions are responsible for 20% of child car crash fatalities, so with this in mind, all Britax seats provide Side Impact Protection. The deeply padded side wings of the Britax Evolva 1-2-3 offer optimum body protection and full head containment. During sleep and rest, they support your child from the sides and help keep your child in the correct position. In the event of a side collision, the side wings absorb the crash energy, reducing the impact on your child.

Five-point harness for a secure position

Britax advocates children remaining in a properly positioned five-point harness for as long as possible. The Evolva 1-2-3 has an integral harness for use with smaller children with five attachment points: two at the shoulder, two at the hips, and one between the legs, ensuring your child remains securely in the seat. The harness can be adjusted with one pull.

Full feature list

This list of all the safety and comfort features should help you decide if the Evolva 1-2-3 is the right car for your child and your requirements.

  • Seat grows with the child suitable for use from 9-36 kg (approximately 9 months to 12 years)--* Side Impact Protection with deep, softly padded side wings
  • 5-point safety harness with one pull adjustment for children from 9 kg to 18 kg
  • Performance chest pads
  • Seat shape correctly positions lap belt when used as a highback booster seat
  • Seat belt guide correctly positions diagonal belt when used as a highback booster seat
  • Upright or recline position
  • Pull out drink holder and snack tray
  • Harness retainers make it easy to get your child in and out of the seat
  • Softly padded and washable cover
  • Height adjustable headrest and harness easy single handed adjustment
  • 3-point seat belt installation

Why choose a multi-group car seat?

Multi-group (or combination) car seats are adjustable and grow with the child. Britax has taken multi-group seats to new levels of safety and comfort, so they have become a good choice for many parents, grandparents and those regularly driving children of varying ages.

Since April 2008, the Highway Code has specified that each child who is less than 1.35 meters 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 for older children?

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 Evolva 1-2-3 offers this essential side impact protection for your older child.

2011 fabric options
2011 fabric choices for the Britax First Class plus. View a larger image

Fabric choice to suit all tastes

The Evolva 1-2-3 is fitted with softly padded covers, designed for comfort, practicality and style. The 2011 Evolva-1-2-3 is available in a choice of six covers. Part of the Trend Line range, the Billy cover is black with a subtle grey circle print and made from soft-touch fabric for extra comfort. The cover is easy to clean, being removable and machine washable.

Spare covers are available separately for the Evolva 1-2-3, 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.
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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 market 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.

Box Contains

1 x Car seat
1 x instruction manual

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Large 2.5 year old 4 July 2011
By Liz E
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After extensive hunting around, we purchased this chair for our 2.5 year old who is 38lbs and the same height as most 3, some 4 year olds. The reason being... she is not mature enough to understand about staying strapped in in a regular booster and the five-point harness in this seat keeps her safe while allowing us the opportunity to teach her about car safety.

We have an Audi A6 and the chair fits well both in regular and recline position. We have learnt however, that with our low ride and hard suspension she is better in regular position as she seems to get travel sick in recline. Which leads me to the next point - the covers are very easy to remove to wash however, I was disappointed that the straps are not fully removable (if they are and I have missed this, please let me know) for washing in a washing machine although they do seem to wipe clean well. The Billy seat cover is smart but does attract fluff like you can't imagine. It hasn't faded after three washes already and goes back on the chair tight and like new.

We had a Britax Boulevard seat prior to this (US) and the Evolva is disappointing in comparison for comfort. But, I haven't seen a chair in the UK that is as padded or 'built for comfort' as the US equivalents. The only reason we did not bring our Boulevard back with us was Britax told us that it had not been tested in the European market and that crash tests are quite different due to the differing models of cars, impact and types of crashes you get in the two countries. We decided to take safety over comfort - for obvious reasons!

Overall, I like this chair. It is wide but fits my child well and she seems to enjoy it. A long journey will be the test I suppose - so far I have only had her in it for around 2 hours in one trip.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars value for money 14 Feb 2012
By nik
I read the reviews on several sites and went for this.
It is a bit tricky to fit, and there is very little give in the harness.The cup holders are almost useless. They are too shallow so when you go around a corner the cup falls out every time.
On the plus side, it seems to be a comfy seat, my daughter has not complained.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic car seat 7 Jun 2011
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I pondered for ages over which car seat to get my almost 1 year old and chose this. Glad I did. We've had it a month now and it's easy to install, a doddle to fasten when she's in it and it looks pretty good, too. Most importantly, it appears incredibly safe and comfortable. She has been a happy passenger since facing forward and I foresee us having many years with this car seat to see her through car journeys. I think it's a decent price compared to some of the car seats on the market. In fact, it's been so good, Grandma has just invested in one for her car.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars value for money 24 May 2012
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overall good value for money.
Very easy to install.
Only two-three things that I have found not to be very practical are:
1. Black colour atracts more heat and dirt is more visible
2. Side cup holders are not at all practical/ Who ever designed this feature must have never thought this through. OOH! some free space lets put in a cup holder that no one will use!!! (must have been what went through his mind!)
3. The seat safety belt is not very easy to use / to clip everything together is slightly frustrating.

Overall for the the money I spent on this (approx. 120 pounds) I would be inclined to buy it again...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product. 4 Dec 2013
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I bought this for my granddaughter. It appears well constructed. It takes a little practice to put it in the car. This process is greatly helped by a video that you can load on to your smartphone or iPad to watch whilst you do it. The link for the video is via a QR code on the side of the seat which i thought was a great idea.There are also some basic diagrammatical instructions in case you can't load the video or if you need a quick refresher. We've used this seat from my granddaughter being a baby up to 22 months old at the time of writing. When she is a little bigger/older you can change the seat setup to suit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 19 Sep 2013
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Exactly what I was looking for.
It reclines, although only little, but enough for my 3 and half years old to sleep.
The plastic bottle holder is useless as it is very shallow. However, I cut the bottom of it (with a bit of effort and the right tools) and now the water bottle slides into the hole and goes down to touch the car seat so it stays there without moving. Worked like a charm!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Baby car seat 27 Mar 2013
By Bsb
Fantastic very handy comfortable & less space easy to fit the seat belt, simple, secure, I like it very very very very very much
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5.0 out of 5 stars The baby loves it 8 July 2012
It is a bit tricky to fit but that just reassures you later with how secure it holds.

My son sits in it very comfortably and when it's in the reclining position he even sleeps in it comfortably.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good choice.....
I am very satisfied with the relevant purchase. Very convenient for my car, safe for my children, functional and with logical price...
Published 18 months ago by Kostas Sotiropoulos
1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon description is misleading
Good car seat but cannot be reclinated without removing it from the car. Not said on Amazon product page, this makes the function unuseful!
Published 19 months ago by Amedeo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great car seat!
I bought this car seat for my son who is 3 years old and i'm really happy with it. It was easy to fit in to the car and is very secure and my son is very comfortable in it, he... Read more
Published on 2 July 2012 by AngieK
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I have bought this product to my 1-year old boy. It is really great. It gets fixed well in the back seat of different cars and holds firmly and comfortably my child. Read more
Published on 23 April 2012 by Breno Nunes
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Excellent. Exactly what I was looking for and a great price. Delivery was quick and its easy to put in and take out of the car.
Published on 8 Mar 2012 by tez
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite big but good.
I bought this for my 18 month old, he loves it looks really comfortable. i wish i had bought it sooner actually. Read more
Published on 13 Dec 2011 by lc_white89
4.0 out of 5 stars Grandparents Expenses
Firstly, let me just add a well done to Amazon, they were, by far, the cheapest for this item and it was delivered in good order, on a Sunday! Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2011 by Chris
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