Britax Boulevard 70-G3 Review
- Bigger capacity from infant up to 70pounds
- Easy to install
- Lots of comfortable padding even on the side of the head
- Easy to adjust Headrest and Harness straps
- Three recline positions and easy to recline
- Fabric can be washed even if it is not completely removed from the car seat
- High quality
- Quite bulky and heavy
I, myself, don’t have children but I have four nieces who I have to transport many times, so I have some experience with car seats. They are very important, because they provide kids a very safe and very comfortable way of travelling. Today’s car seats are mostly multi-purpose, so you don’t have to change them when your kid reaches a certain age or height, because they can be repositioned and converted into the car seat that you really need. Britax Boulevard 70-G3 is one of the best car seats on the market with all the quality the Britax can give.
This review is now focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of Britax Boulevard 70-G3 to provide a clear image of the product making it easier to choose the best for your kids.
First of all it is produced with SafeCell Technology, which means that the cells in the cushion of the seat compresses in case of a crash providing extra safety for children preventing them from head injuries.
Integrated steel bars make the seat very solid and steady from the bottom to the top integrated into the seat. The role of the bars is to prevent flexing forward in a crash.
There are built-in lock offs applied on the seat, which are better than old-style lock offs because once your seatbelt is threaded through it keeps it tight and prevent moving. However, if your seatbelt has locking options like retractor or latchplate you don’t need to use the lock off if you don’t want to.
Another very positive feature of Britax Boulevard 70-G3 is that it has a very high rear-facing weight limit, which means that your child can sit rear facing until 40 lbs. of weight however if your kid’s height reaches the top of the shell or outgrows it, you can’t use the seat in rear facing position anymore.
It has a lot of harness positions, the harnesses are adjustable and they make the seat comfortable no matter how tall your child is.
If you are not sure how tight you have to tighten the harness the Click and Safe Harness Adjuster is an excellent feature of this seat. This helps you not to tighten the belts too much or too less, the only thing you have to do is to tighten the harness until you hear a click-click sound.
You might not want to mess with seat belts while installing Britax Boulevard 70-G3 and with the assistance of Latch connectors you don’t even have to. If your car allows this kind of connector system you are lucky, if not, well you need to use the seatbelts which are just as safe as latch connectors.
Padding comfort and adjustment are perfect in the seat, there is a plush cover on the seat and the infant body support is reversible and matches very well. There is also a grey comfort foam pad that is easily removable while installing the seat. The belly pad has a buckle giving it more staying power.
Britax approves that the Britax Boulevard 70-G3 convertible car seat is not need to be replaced if the car meets certain requirements like the car is still drivable, the door which is the nearest to the car seat is not damaged, other passengers of the car are not injured and the airbags did not deploy. However, if you are unsure about replacing it, call the company or replace it simply.
These car seats are not only good for transporting children in cars but they can also by used when travelling by plane.
Besides the advantages of course we have to talk about the down sides of the seat to make everything clear.
The most important negative thing in terms of Britax Boulevard 70-G3 is that kids outgrow it very early because they did not use a head restraint to make it comfortable for taller children.
The cover of the seat is easily removable for washing, but the problem is that it comes off every time easily, not only when you want to wash it and it can be very annoying sometimes.
If you are not a car seat installation expert you might find the part of the manual dealing with installation difficult to understand, because it is very confusing, but the other parts and the tips given in the manual are kind of clear.
There is no 100% excellent product, but with its downsides Britax Boulevard 70-G3 is still a very good convertible car seat on the market that can fulfill your needs and requirements if you need an easily installable and usable car seat. Last but not at least, it can be used to many car types and if you have a Latch system in your car it is way easier to install it. With many safety technologies your baby boy or girl will surely be safe during a car travel.