Britax Frontier 85 Car Seat Review-Giveaway!

I have to admit, I am more than thrilled to be working with Britax. Before I even started my blog, I LOVED Britax. We currently own two convertible Britax carseats that we bought due to the high safety ratings and on the recommendations of the employees of Babies R’US, as well as, friends’ recommendations. I have never been more happy with these car seats. Zane’s Britax convertible car seat is backward facing till he turns 2 and Hayley is enjoying her car seat. While I am in no rush to change her to a booster in my car, I was looking for a seat for her to use in our babysitter’s car for the days that she drives her to school. I needed a booster seat that could be used in harness mode due her age/weight. Thankfully, Britax sent us the Britax Frontier 85 car seat, and I have to say, that Britax did it again with developing an ingenious booster car seat!

The Britax Frontier 85 is the highest capacity booster seat on the market today. Britax redesigned the Frontier 85 so it now can hold even greater weights with higher age limits. In the harness mode, children must be two years of age and weigh between 25-85 lbs (11.4-38.6 kg) and stand 30-57 in. (76.2-144.8 cm) in height. To be sure that your child should be in harness mode, their top of their ears must be below the top of the head restraint when seated and the harness straps must be located at or above the child’s shoulder when seated. For the booster mode, the child must be at least 40- 120 lbs (18.2-54.5 kg) and stand 42-65 inc. (106.7-165.1 cm) in height. For the harness mode, the top of the child’s ears must be below the top of the head restraint and the vehicle belt must be appropriately positioned at or above the child’s shoulder through the shoulder belt guide. Britax recommends booster mode only be used after the child outgrows harness mode. It is also recommended through the American Academy of Pediatrics, that the longer the child remains in a booster, the safer they are.

When we first received the box, I was nervous because my husband was out of town and I needed to put it together myself- this is a first for me! Of course, we will only be using Hayley in the five point harness mode so I simply read the detailed instructions that Britax included to put it together. It was SO EASY to put together. You can readily install the Frontier 85 via a latch system or with a belt buckle. We have the latch system but if you have the belt system, they have offered two different path options depending on the length of the belt buckle, for easy access and installation. Britax, however recommends only the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belt system when restraining a child in booster mode. They also recommend if you use the long belt path, that  you never use with a latch or a lap belt.    Prior to doing this, I had Hayley sit in the car seat to make sure all the harness adjustments were made. The Britax Frontier 85 has very similar adjustments to the two Britax convertible car seats we own. To loosen the harness, there is a lever between the area where your child’s legs will be. You simply release the lever and pull the harness straps together. You then lift and slide the harness height adjuster into the desired position, and release. Ensure the adjuster is seated securely between the notches and you are set to go.  I did take me one or two times when I first got my convertible car seat to make sure I was doing it correctly. However, after a few times, I became a pro and had zero problems with the Frontier 85.

The buckle positioners were very easy to adjust, as well as the chest clips that are on the Frontier 85. These chest clips are the same ones used on the regular convertible Britax car seats. For some reason, when I thought about the booster, I didn’t imagine having the same chest clips that are used in our other cars. I love these chest clips as they are easy for Hayley to close but difficult enough that she can never open the clips without my help. I have seen other car seats where kids have found a way to open up the chest clips- not the way with any of the Britax car seats!

In terms of safety, Britax, according to Consumer Safety, rates #1. The Britax Frontier incorporates many safety breakthrough technology including  True Side Impact Protection, Versa-Tether,  HUGS, and more. Besides being my #1 choice, I also love the extra features that are seen with the Britax Frontier 85. In addition to the comfy and very plush seats, they have added built in cup-holders which are not seen with their other convertible carseats. I love the fact on long rides, she could take a drink with her without the thought of it spilling all over our nice car. Hayley also loves to rest her arms on the arm rests. It makes her feel like a big girl!

I give the  Britax Frontier 85 an A +. I loved Britax to begin with, but when testing this car seat my love for the company doubled. I know there are cheaper boosters on the market, but truly none that have all the features and safety rating of the Britax Frontier 85. Look no further than Britax for all your booster needs!

Buy it: You can the Britax Frontier 85 can be bought at Amazon, Babies R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby,, and many other retails where Britax products are sold. They retail for $299.

Win it: One winner will receive their very own Britax Frontier 85. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click continue reading to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to visit Britax and tell me what your favorite product is, in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest you fill them out to increase your chances of winning. US and Canada. Good Luck!

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*Thanks to the PR firm representing Britax for supplying me with a Britax Frontier 85 to review. As always, all my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

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  1. June Ebinger says


  2. Kelly Hiatt Thomas says

    We have a Britax 70 and LOVE it. I feel safe with this brnad and love the fact our seat was made in North Carolina!

  3. Sarah says

    This would be so great! My daughter is just about ready to move to a forward facing carseat and this one is perfect!

  4. Sandy VanHoey says

    Love their strollers and glad to see they’re coming out with a a new double stroller soon

  5. Kait says

    Boulevard 70 CS — I love the cow print plus I saw this product on Bethenny Ever After! :)

  6. Catherine says

    I simply love everything about the frontier 85. THanks for the chance to win won for my daughter.

  7. tawny says

    I’ve never owned any Britax products they have GREAT reviews and I’m in the market for a new carseat. Pick me!!!!

  8. Morgan says

    I have yet to own any Britax products, but I’ve wanted to. Would love to win!!

  9. Cat says

    We will need to upgrade our daughter soon and have been doing a lot of research on brands. Britax seems to be the best so far!

  10. Danielle Hicks says

    I had a roundabout that expired, but we loved it and were so sad to see it go! :(

  11. Tina says

    I don’t own any Britax products yet but when I saw this car seat I knew I had to have it. Would love to win it. Thanks.

  12. Kristy says

    BRITAX Kick Mats are one of my favorite products! they keep the back of your car seats clean and also have storage space for toys and such! :o)

  13. becca p. says

    The B-agile double would have been great for my kids (13 months apart) when they were younger. But we don’t use our double stroller that much anymore. We do NEED a new carseat, so thank you so much for this giveaway!

  14. says

    We are a Britax only family, for convertible car seats anyway, I bought a Graco infant used from a friend for cheap, and we LOVE our Marathon car seats! We have 2, one for each vehicle. Would sure be handy to win another for baby #2!

  15. Christena says

    I don’t necessarily have any favorites, I’ve never used a Britax product, but have heard GREAT things about them :)

  16. Stacy H. says

    My little one and I LOVE the Britax Marathon! So easy to assemble and install! I love how easy it is to install in the car and I love the Velcro on the harness to keep it in place!

  17. Shelley says

    We have the chaperone and the B-Ready stroller and love them both, but it wont be more than a few months before we are going to need a car seat like this!

  18. says

    I have yet to own a Britax seat, since I have triplets & “buy in bulk” its been out of our price range. But its on my bucket list!!

  19. Wendy O. says

    We own the Britax Chaperone carseat, stroller, and Marathon carseats and love them all!!

  20. Julia says

    I love our Marathon 70 but for the next stage up when we need to replace his soon to expire 2nd car Roundabout, the Frontier 85 looks great! Thanks for the review.

  21. meme says

    Britaxis a great brand I love their strollers and the marathon car seat is great. I need a new one and this would be great.

  22. Kassie says

    I’ve never owned a Britax item, I loved the safetly ratings and I also love the design of the seats.

  23. Morgan says

    I haven’t gotten to try any of them yet because they’re a little out of my personal price range but I REALLY want to try them because I love the fact they’re #1 rated!!

  24. Pauline Milner says

    From Britax, I like their B Agile Stroller and their Baby Carrier.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

  25. Becky says

    They are definitely tops for car seats – have never been able to afford one when we’ve needed it, but will need another one soon!

  26. Karen Joyce says

    I really like the B-AGILE stroller. We have a Boulevard and we love it and Britax!

  27. Sue Hull says

    I’m not familiar with their products but I really like the car seat your giving away. I need one for my neice.Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Colleen Fuller says

    No fave yet! I keep hearing how safe they are. I need a car seat badly!!! Thank you!

  29. Miranda Welle says

    We have LOVED almost all of them that we’ve purchased! The only thing we didn’t love was the Chaperone STROLLER. But we love their seats! The Frontier 85′s, Advocate 70 CS, and their Chaperone infant seat!

  30. Jessie says

    Everything I have purchased! From the first Marathon back in 2006 (we currently have 3), the Frontier, and now the Parkway which I ordered last week. My goal is to have all 3 of my girls in Frontiers before the end of the year (I need 2 more). We are a Britax family for sure!!

  31. Adele says

    We actually don’t have any Britax products but are in need of our next car seat and would LOVE this! Thank you!

  32. Nena Sinclair says

    I love the B-Agile Travel System Compatible Strollers! The features are awesome and it’s versatile!

  33. Patricia Williams says

    The Roundabout 55 is the csrseats my daughter uses and she’s very happy with it. Keeps our little guy safe and comfortable

  34. Stephanie H says

    My favorite item Frontier 85 sict
    This way my brother would have a car seat for his car

  35. April G says

    I love Britax’s car seats! We have a Decathlon right now (retired style) but we’re soon going to outgrow it and will need something with a higher weight limit.

  36. Jessica Bradley says

    I like their carseats! especially the Frontier 85! I like that the harness can be used for bigger children.

  37. Jessica Bleasdale says

    Love their car seats (and that cow print is super cute)

    Jessica Bleasdale (Rafflecopter: Jacb Cody)

  38. Amy M says

    The only Britax product we have is the Organic Baby Carrier and it has become my husbands absolute favorite carrier! :)

  39. says

    We have a round about but I would love this booster to move my son into since we are having our 3rd baby!

  40. Erlisha Steadman says

    I have never tried any Britax so maybe if I win this will be my new favorite!

  41. Jason Crooks says

    I have always been a big fan of their strollers. Always nice made and easily used.

  42. says

    It’s hard to pick a favorite – they have a TON that I like. We have the Frontier 85 for one of our kids already and really love it; I’d love to have one for the other kid. :) I also love the B-READY stroller!

  43. Cheryl V says

    I love Britax products my favorite is the Marathon carseat. My daughter loves it.

  44. Jeanna says

    I would have to say the car seat is my favorite. I’ve heard great things about them!

  45. mike s. says

    I’ve got a Britax booster seat for my son right now (and its easy to use and aparently very comfy), but since its been more than 2 years, we need to get a new car seat for our next one… Thanks!

  46. Ashley Pistolis says

    I like the Chaperone infant seat and love that it has a quick adjusting, no-rethread harness. Our first child’s carseat had that feature as well, and I am on the hunt for an infant seat for Baby#2 due this summer with the same easily adjustable harness.

  47. bonnye sensenig says

    I dont own britax products but would love to try the BAgile stroller.

  48. Nikole H. says

    I’ve yet to try any of their strollers, but I’ve heard great things about the B-Agile and B-Ready!

  49. Sonya Morris says

    All of their products are my favorite!! Actually, my newest Britax favorite is the window cling. Those are amazing and every pregnant friend of mine will be getting one!

  50. Stacey Lang Lampkin says

    I’ve never tried Britax products before but have heard wonderful things about their car safety seats.

  51. Veann Grigajtis says

    I have never owned a Britax product, but I have heard great things about their car seats. I have often considered the Marathon and the Roundabout. Would love to try one!

  52. Candice Hull says

    I’ve never owned one, but the car seats looks great! they look much sturdier and safer than the car seat I have now. The strollers also look really easy to use.

  53. Leslie Galloway says

    I love the B-Agile stroller.

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  54. says

    OMG Melissa I don’t know how I missed this giveaway. J is so big he’s outgrowing his infant seat, so I would LOVE to give him Stephanie’s Britax convertible and win this booster. WOOHOO.

  55. beth says

    with carte blanche…it would certainly be the britax b-ready with a b-ready second seat for my fast approaching new arrival

  56. SeaGal2006 says

    Our favorite has to be the Cowmooflage infant Chaparone carrier. We love the Marathon too, but the Cowmooflage was just like having a beloved designer handbag when you took it around town.

  57. Jon T says

    We don’t have a favourite yet – a few months away still. But the car seat looks fantastic!

  58. says

    We’ve been using the Britax Decthalon (sp?) for my oldest and it’s awesome! I would love another Britax car seat for my youngest.

  59. Anh L says

    Have never tried any Britax products but I have heard that they’re carseats are awesome!

  60. says

    We have never tried out a Britax carseat, but are in the same situtaion as you. My son is WAY too tall for a regular carseat but doesn’t weigh enough to be in a seat-belt booster seat. LOVE the looks of their Advocate 70 CS car seat!

  61. Rebecca Smith says

    I don’t know which is my favorite, i like the convertible car seats, but I’d also like a compatible stroller

  62. Tara GAuthier says

    I haven’t tried any of the products, but have heard rave reviews of the carseats from friend.

  63. Todd Cooper says

    If only they had one for those times you got stuck being the designated driver. Good way to keep them in their place.

  64. Danielle says

    Wish I could afford the carseats..I have a hand me down Graco.. This would b awesome to have n seems so much more comfy n safe

  65. Marysa N. says

    I love the Britax Boulevard and I’d also love to try the Britax B Ready stroller!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  66. Crystal Famania says

    We have a britax marathon for my son, it is cozy and he falls asleep every time. It would be nice to get one for my daughter too!

  67. Jessica E Ledford says

    I love their car seats, safest there are! We had a Britax with our first daughter and loved it!

  68. Heather Holston says

    My favorite Britax products are their car seats. They are always stylish and above standard.

  69. Melissa Avey says

    I don’t own one but I’ve actually heard great things about the carseats.

  70. amy v says

    i’ve never bought any but i’d love the car seat-i really like the wide weight range!

  71. Ashley C. says

    I don’t own any britax gear yet, baby number one is still growing in my tummy :)

    Love the reviews on their strollers and carseats though! Seems to be a very solid brand!

  72. Monica Young says

    I have never been lucky enough to own one but I hear they have amazing car seats and strollers.

  73. Cassy Scroggins says

    The booster seats are awesome. We have a family of 5 children and they are all in Britax seats. Love them so much.

  74. Missy L says

    My daughter has a Britax Boulevard and I love it. The extra safety features and quality of construction are awesome.

  75. Jackie says

    I am a huge fan of the b redy stroller and the b agile stroller… Great products!

  76. Sarah M. says

    I have heard that they are great products but have never had the money to afford them. I would love any Britax products!

  77. Olivia Lasting says

    I have a Britax car seat that I love for it’s safety features. I also like their B-Agile strollers.

  78. says

    i have never had one of these products. i however am purchasing a new car next week & will be buying new car seats for my two boys 2 & 4. i have been looking around at 5 pt harness to keep my four year old in, this looks perfect!

  79. Lisa N says

    My son uses one of the britax carseats on his school bus. It fits him so much better than the one we have. I don’t have any britax products, but I have heard really good things about them.

  80. says

    I have never tried any of Britax products b/c they are so expensive….that’s why I’m hoping to win one!

  81. Rebecca r says

    I don’t have any Britax Products but a lot of my friends have the marathon.

  82. Kristi F says

    I’ve never tried a Britax product, but we are looking at getting one of their convertible carseats.

  83. jennifer dansberger jones says

    the roundabout 55 car seat with the isabella fabric is my favorite

  84. Cindy B says

    We just got the Britax Advocate for our new baby and I love all the safety features… would also love to have their b-agile stroller and this Frontier for our older child. Thanks

  85. Keri Tischart says

    We have the Britax Marathon Car seat for our son and we love it. It’s so comfortable for him and has a snug safe fit without being uncomfortable. This would be a great addition with us planning another little one next year!

  86. Tiffany says

    I like the britax infant carseat :) this booster seat will b wobderful for my toddler. I have a pt cruiser and havn an infant seat & booster seem to take up the whole back seat. The britax booster seems a lil slimmer, I’d love to try it.

  87. Paula Tavernie says

    Ive never tried so I dont have a fave yet!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  88. Amber Porter says

    I like the stroller board and the B-ready stroller.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

  89. dani marie says

    i love the car seats. my niece has one and it is gorgeous and has lasted forever!

  90. Brynna says

    I love their carseats. I have never been able to afford one but if I could, I’d go exclusively Britax!!
    lukeandbryn at gmail dot com

  91. Erin E says

    I have always really liked their strollers. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  92. Bethany Weeks says

    I have never had a Britax product but I hear their carseats are one of the safest on the market.

  93. Amber says

    I love their booster seats. Would love to win a brand new carseat, this carseat looks great!

  94. Carla Spence says

    My son is about to transition to forward facing car seats in a little over a month and there are so many car seats to choose from. I’ve heard that Britax is a good brand though.

  95. jenny says

    I love both the Britax car seats and strollers. I have the b-agile stroller and am happy with it but really need a car seat for my son

  96. paige jagan says

    I dont really know that they make anything other than car seats, but i love them!

  97. Nazira says

    We have two Britax Advocates… Love love love them… we are so ready for the Frontier 85 as our little one will be taking over one of the Advocates and we need another seat for our 4 year old.. Would love this car seat!!! we also love the car mirror…

  98. Rebekah says

    I love both the Britax car seats and strollers. My mother in laws friend has both a stroller and Carseat they are very safe. I am a new mother under age mother in law took me in and would love this car seat!! No favorites yet but would love to make this one my first