Britax Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Britax Roundabout 55 Convertible Car SeatPrice Range: $170 to $200
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Safecell Technology to absorb impact
    • Small footprint
    • Lightweight; easy to install
  • Cons:
    • Doesn’t have all the bells & whistles of other Britax seats
    • Seat cover moves around
    • Velcro patches that hold straps aside don’t really work
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Rear-Facing:
      • Weight: 5-40 lbs
      • Height: 46″ or less
      • Seated Shoulder Height: 9″- 15.75″
    • Forward-Facing:
      • Weight:  Up to 55 lbs
      • Height: 46″ or less
      • Seated Shoulder Height: 12″- 15.75″
  • Product Weight & Dimensions: 17.6 lbs; 18.5″W x 26″H x 21″D

Most Helpful Reviews on the Britax Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 10/7/2012 – I wanted a “cheap” seat for our second car, which is a 2010 Toyota Corolla, that would not compromise safety. The Recaro ProRide I bought for this car was too large to install rear-facing, and I read reviews that said this seat installs well in smaller cars. It really does!… If you are looking for a very nice seat for not a lot of money, this is it. If you are looking for a convertible seat with a reasonable rear-facing footprint, this is it. If you are looking for a safe, stylish seat on a budget, this is it. It’s perfect. I wish I’d bought one for both cars. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 10/3/2012 – … The seat cover will not stay on the car seat and comes undone from the top as soon as I put him in…. If you compare them together this newer roundabout 55 is flimsy compared to my daughters old one. Hers was sturdy. If you push this car seat with your hand, not hard, you can see the whole car seat bend like a cheap dinnerware container and wiggle. I can understand a little give but not movement. I will definitely be shopping for another car seat. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 12/25/2012 – … Installation: fast, safe, and very secure… Comfort: the fabric is plush and soft, it doesn’t overheat in the summer and stays snuggly in winter; it comes with soft strap covers so baby never gets strap marks on her neck…  Ease of use: fairly easy to loosen and tighten straps when getting baby out or putting her in the seat…The Britax is a great seat, especially for the price…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 1/31/2012 – We bought a Boulevard my car and loved it but didn’t want to spend the money a second time on another one for my husbands car so opted for the Roundabout 55. It’s wonderful. It fits perfectly RF (even at 45 degree recline)…  It’s very nice, easy to adjust the straps, a breeze to install and our son seems very happy in it…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
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Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • Base with 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
  • Side Impact Protection comprised of deep side walls lined with energy-absorbing EPP foam distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and contains the head, neck and body
  • Tangle-Free, Five-Point Harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit…. (read more at BritaxUSA.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion, search the Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safety Division’s web­site here.

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