Britax Advocate Review – Survived an ugly crash

Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Review
Driving on the freeway, my cousin reacted late to the stopped cars…

She was driving at 70-80 mph with three kids in the back, all in Britax Advocate Clicktight car seats and a dog. There was an accident ahead, and there was a standing queue of cars. To avoid the collision, she aimed for the dirt median.

As she hit that, the SUV rolled over. Onlookers said that the car flipped over 6 times. Windows were closed. Cookie, the dog, was ejected from the car. All the stuff in the car like phones, camping equipment turned into lethal projectiles.

Finally, the car stopped rolling and settled on the right side. My cousin and the three kids walked away from the accident with a few cuts and bruises. It was a miracle that they walked away.


It seems that there are guardian angels, and they were with them that day. And having Britax seat helped as well. No wonder they are the #1 in safety.

Before we get any further, let me give you a quick preview. The strap adjustment is automatic; you will never have to manually rethread them ever. It comes with ARB protection. You can adjust it accurately because it gives you a click sound.

No wonder they are the leaders in safety. The car seat has a steel frame. Plus, 3 layers of side impact protection.

Let’s get this Britax Advocate review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.

Who is the Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat for?

This car seat is for parents who want the best safety that money can buy. This fortress will keep you little one safe even if the car happens to roll over.

It’s a long-lasting car seat that is suitable for extended rear-facing. This is simply the best in the car seat world.

What can the Britax Advocate Clicktight car seat do for you?

It’s a sturdy car seat that is designed to keep your child safe no matter what. As you have probably guessed, it’s heavy. That’s just a small price to pay to know that even if the car flips over, your little one is safe.

It’s so easy to adjust this car seat that you won’t believe it. No more cursing under your breath because you have to manually rethread the strap. That’s no more. Push the button and get the desired height. That’s it, and you’re done.

This car seat is built like a fortress. The steel frame is rock solid.

According to a policeman, how has seen far too many crashes, this is the safest car seat that you can buy. With the proper installation, your child will be in a tank.

No matter you use the rear-facing or front-facing mode. For rear-facing, you can use it while your child is 5-40 pounds and if you opt for front-facing than 20 to 60 pounds. So you can use it as extended rear-facing as well.

The material is easy to clean, plus it’s washing machine friendly. The safety record is unbeatable.

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Britax Advocate shortcomings

This Britax car seat like all others has flaws. And my review wouldn’t be complete if I wouldn’t cover them. So get ready to learn about the unwanted surprises. This will save you from headaches down the road.

The Advocate Clicktight car seat is heavy. Once you’ve installed it, you won’t have the motivation to remove it. The installation isn’t that straight forward. Do go on Youtube and check out the videos.

The ARB looks like an afterthought. Parents say that it looks a bit lost.

It’s hard to believe, but this car seat is FAA approved. Now, this doesn’t mean you should take it with you. First of all, it’s heavy, and it will get on your nerves. Plus, it’s bulky. I mean, it’s not intended for flying, that’s for sure.

Since it’s this big, it will be a challenge to get it installed in smaller cars. It doesn’t have a narrow profile, so the best you can do is two across.

This car seat isn’t cheap. You would need to have a budget for it if it kept three kids from serious harm during a rolling over crash than it’s well worth the price.

Last but not least, I want to mention that in the rear-facing mode, it would be good if it would have a deeper recline. For an infant, it’s not that comfortable.

Well, that’s about it. What do you think is it worth to sacrifice a few things to get the ultimate safety?

How To Get The Most Out Of Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat?

The first thing you have to do is decide where you want to put the car seat. The safest place is in the middle.  Now for some, this is not practical, so you can choose the second safest spot, which is right behind the driver.

The most important thing to know about the car seat is if it’s not installed correctly, then it can’t provide adequate protection. 75% of car seats in the US are installed badly.  Now with the Britax Advocate Clicktight, the installation isn’t hard. There are certain things you need to do to get it right.

I highly recommend watching a few installation videos. I learn the fastest after I’ve seen a few videos. The latch system makes it very easy to click it in place.

If you want to have peace of mind that your child is safe, this is the best solution.

Britax Advocate ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Review

  • It’s a fortress which provides both front-facing and rear-facing mode
  • According to a policeman parent, it’s absolutely the best
  • It’s easy to understand thanks to the well-assembled manual
  • It’s heavy once you have installed you won’t move from the car
  • ARB looks like an afterthought a bit flimsy

Conclusion for the Britax Advocate Review

I forgot to mention Cookie was the luckiest. She had no injury what so ever, even though she was projected out of the car.

As you have seen, this car seat has the highest safety rating from the all. Your child will be protected. Plus, it’s comfortable and easy to clean thanks to the washing machine fabric.

We have reached the end of the Britax Advocate Clicktight review. I hope you have learned everything you need to know about this car seat. If this is the right fit, get it fast because supplies are limited.

If you have experience with this car seat, do share it with them below. Also, if you want me to review a car seat, let me know.

Catch you next time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Is the Britax Advocate worth it?

The Britax Advocate Clicktight is worth. It is one of the best convertible car seats you can get. It has 3 layers of side impact protection which is the maximum you can get. With Britax you get the ClickTight which makes easy to install.

Is Britax Advocate better than Boulevard?

Yes, the Britax Advocate ClickTight is better than Boulevard. First of all it has three layers of side impact protection while the Boulevard only has two. If you want to read the full Britax Advocate vs Boulevard comparison you can check it out here.

How long does the Britax Advocate last?

The Britax Advocate ClickTight lasts for 10 years after the date of manufacture.

What is the clicktight system or the clicktight installation for Britax Seats?

The Clicktight system is proprietary for seats Britax. With the clicktight technology it will be easy to install the car seat both forward facing and rear facing mode. All you have to do is pop open the seat and feed through the seat belt or the latch connectors and you close it down. There’s no force needed what so ever. This is how it’s easy to install with the help of clicktight technology.If you want extra recline angle it’s a good idea to use a pool noodle. Other than this it comes with easy installation system. The advocate comes with a harness height adjustment and storage compartment for the harness straps, crotch strap and the tether strap not to mention the connectro strap covers. The most important installation feature is the head excursion.

What is the height limit for the britax advocate clicktight convertible car seat?

The maximum height limit is 49″. The harness height is 8.35” to 19.4”. Make sure that the height of the seat back is clear. The weight range is 5 to 65 pounds. The rear facing weight limit is 40 pounds and the forward facing weight limits are 64 pounds. The height limits are not set besides the 49 inches and the 5 inches.

How do you install these Britax convertible seats?

Just like the boulevard clicktight you can install the advocate clicktight convertible car seat is forward facing and in rear facing mode. To make it tight you can use the seat belt installation or the latch system. Both of them are known for their ease of use. Before you jump in make sure you check out the manual. Of course make sure that the level indicator is set right.

What kind of safety features does this Britax Advocate clicktight come with?

These car seats have a ton of safety features. These are the most important ones. Side impact protection is a must and there are 3 layers. The anti-rebound bar (ARB) is a potential life saver in rear facing mode. Typically you have to install the anti-rebound bar separately for every convertible car seat. There are sufficient recline positions to choose from. Britax is known for their ease of use. The anti rebound bar should be used in rear facing mode only. The infant insert and the comfort pillow are for safety and comfort at the same time. When it comes to car seat installation you can use the vehicle seat belt or shoulder belt. There’s also the latch strap as well. You have to connect to the latch anchors. As you know most modern cars come with these latch anchors. The seatbelt installation takes up the most time because the seat belts have to be fed through the belt path. The vehicle belt path is the safest slot. The most important safety feature would be the side impact cushion technology (protection from side impacts). The advocate comes with safe snug harness indicator. To get extra protection for your 4 year old you can use the tether anchor. With the advocate car seats the side protection is the best with more than enough legroom. Great head protection isn’t missing from the pack either. The advocate car seats have been tested in real car accidents and the side protection did its job.

What other features does the Britax advocate clicktight  have?

Well, there’s the recline angle. the harness adjuster and the harness indicator.

What would be a good alternative for these britax car seats?

A good alternative would be the Britax marathon clicktight child seat and the clek foonf vehicle seats (vehicle seat).

What are the best uses for the advocate car seats?

With the advocate car seats, you’re getting a recline indicator. The harness system has multiple harness slots to choose from for the best comfort. The harness length will be sufficient. The car seat cover is removable and the seat cover is also washable. The crotch buckle is adjustable as your child grows. The seat portion and the seat bottom has plenty of seat cushion for the advocate car seats.

Thanks you for reading the britax advocate clicktight review.

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Brian Beasley

Written by Linda Reid

Hey there, I'm Linda, a mom of three cool kids. I've tried so many car seats, you could call me a "Car Seat Detective." Searching for the perfect car seat can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but don't worry! I've committed to researching and reviewing car seats that are super safe, cozy, and great for growing kids. Together, we'll find the perfect car seat that keeps your child safe and cozy, and makes you feel like a super-parent!