Britax Frontier 85 SICT Booster Seat Review

The Britax Frontier 85 SICT Booster Seat was designed with multiple features in mind to ensure the safety of any child for the duration of any trip. Offering many additions which reduce the risk of potential injuries. With one of the most notable features being its Side Impact Cushion Technology or SICT.

Designed with one thing in mind, should a vehicle be involved in an accident, the child would be protected from both sides. It is clear in recent years the technology used and designed for booster seats has seen an increase and the Brixtax Frontier 85′s are a perfect example of that.

With its implementation of True Side Impact Protection, which works to distribute the forces of a crash or traffic collision which will significantly reduce the chance of injury inflicted to the neck spine and head.

The booster seat itself is kept in place within a vehicle with the use of staged-release tether webbing, which is to be anchored to the top of the child’s booster seat this feature known as the Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether, it adds yet another area of protection.

The Britax Frontier 85 SICT Booster Seat is one of the most advanced on the market, also featuring an EPS foam lining, which is specifically, designed to distribute and absorb not only forces inflicted by a potential traffic accident but also everyday vehicle movements, all of those features plus the seats Harness Ultra Guard system which limits forward head movement make this one of the best products any parent can buy. Offering essential protection for any baby and peace of mind.

Notable features:

  • A fully adjustable head support system, Front adjusters, Latch, Cup holder(s). A 5-point harness and washable fabric covers.

Safety features:

  • Side impact cushion technology which features energy-absorbing cushions along the exterior of the seat which can reduce crash energy by up to 45%, diverting forces away from the child.
  • True side impact protection will distribute crash forces keeping the head spine and neck aligned to limit potential injury.
  • Vera-tether, features energy absorbing staged-release tether which is designed to slow forward movement. Reducing crash forces against the child using the booster seat.
  • Energy-absorbing base and foam lining, which will absorb and distribute crash forces.

The specs of ‘Britax Frontier 85 SICT Booster Seat, Onyx’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Britax
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4×24.2×20.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 26.8 pounds
  • Type: High back booster.
  • Side impact protection: Yes
  • Crash protection: Yes
  • Weight allowance, Minimum 25 pounds, Maximum 100 pounds.

Pros

  • Although comparing the price of an object to child’s safety is something you never want to do. This could be seen as either a pro or a con. The Britax Frontier 85 SICT Booster Seat is one of the expensive models on the market, but there is no real price you can ever put on safety. For the price asked this booster seat,
  • It gives essential and truly advanced protection compared to others on the market. With its side impact protection and fully adjustable head support.
  • It allows for not only a comfortable ride by should the worst happen it can reduce the chances of injury occurring.
  • The seat itself is extremely easy to install and later clean, with a detailed owners manual included.

Cons

  • Although most features, were designed to perfection some of the smaller additions are a problem. The drink holders, designed for child sized cups are not particularly deep, which can result in spills during even calm journeys.

If you are upgrading or buying your first car seat, it is extremely important you focus on your child’s safety. There are many models and brands of booster seats and some offer far more protection than others. Although this model is bigger than others it is designed with the one essential task in mind, keeping your child safe, and secure in everyday use and should the worst happen. Keeping your child safe for years to come, the Britax Frontier 85 SICT Booster Seat is a necessity for any parent.

Written by MichaelW