The BRITAX ROUNDABOUT55 convertible car seat is designed for children rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 pounds up to 55 pounds. The ROUNDABOUT 55 achieves revolutionary head safety through the use of BRITAX SafeCell Technology, integrated steel bars, and Versa-Tether that work together to minimize head excursion and reduce the risk of head injury during a frontal impact.
The BRITAX ROUNDABOUT55convertible car seat is designed for children rear facing from 5 to 40 pounds and forward facing from 1 year and 20 pounds up to 55 pounds. The ROUNDABOUT 55 achieves revolutionary head safety through the use of BRITAX SafeCell Technology, integrated steel bars, and Versa-Tether that work together to minimize head excursion and reduce the risk of head injury during a frontal impact. The ROUNDABOUT 55 also incorporates BRITAX Side Impact Protection, offers a five-point harness, and multiple buckle and recline adjustments. A body pillow is provided for comfort.
Britax Roundabout 55 Product Features :
Safecell technology features safe cells 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 fiticle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash
Pros of Britax Roundabout 55:
The Britax Roundabout 55 is all about safety. It has a Side Impact Protection system complete with foam to protect a child’s head and chest during a crash. SafeCell Technology is used; it compresses during a crash and keeps the car seat stabilized to decrease the risk of head injury. A versa tether strap secures the Britax Roundabout 55 with an attachment that locks the seat in place in both the forward and rear facing positions.
Installation of the Britax Roundabout is simple. Instructions that follow LATCH system are provided, and an attachment under the car seat holds the seat belt firmly in place. Most buyers report that they see no movement of the seat.
The Britax Roundabout is a comfortable car seat. Its padding even removes to accomodate a larger child. An additional comfortable body pillow is also provided.
Cons of Britax Roundabout 55:
Users of the Britax Roundabout 55 occasionally report that leveling the car seat to be a challenge. Cars with sloped back seats can be troubleshot by placing a rolled towel or pool noodle underneath the Britax Roundabout. Its shape and height should be enough to level the seat.
Occasional customers have complained of the straps attached to the five point harness fraying and detaching. While this complaint is rare, Britax is willing to replace straps for free.
While customers like the padding and cleanable fabric, many have complained that the cover for the Britax Roundabout is awkward and much too large. Not only does it slip down easily, but a child can effortlessly pull it loose.
Users also report that, while the seat is labeled for children 5-55 pounds, taller children outgrow the Britax Roundabout quickly. On a related not, the shoulder straps are not as adjustable as those in other Britax car seats.
Why People Chose Britax Roundabout 55:
The majority of people who have purchased the Britax Roundabout 55 did so because of previous experiences with Britax’s products. Others chose this car seat because of Britax’s reputation of safe seats.
What People Love About Britax Roundabout 55:
Customers who have used the Britax Roundabout 55 are happy with its safety features and easy installation. Additionally, they are pleased with the comfort it provides their child.