My very first carseat purchase was a Britax Marathon. After hours of research, I kept returning to the Britax brand and when my husband spotted the limited edition (and now discontinued) Mossy Oak print, that sealed the deal. We haven’t looked back and have continued to be a Britax family. Britax is a brand that I can stand behind 100% and that’s part of the reason that I’m so excited to share our Britax Frontier 90 Harness-2-Booster Carseat review. Thanks to the folks at Britax for sending us the Frontier 90 to check out!
In addition to the Britax Frontier 90, we also own the Britax Frontier 85 SICT, Marathon, Marathon 70, and Pavilion 70-G3, so I have quite a bit of experience with Britax seats. While I’ve loved each Britax carseat, the Frontier 90 is definitely my favorite seat because it’s easy to use and offers great features that are time savers and comfortable for kids. For a quick 4 minute overview and to see the Click Tight Installation System in action, check out my video below. (Yes, I’m from Alabama. Yes, I have a Southern accent. You have been warned. Oh, and it was like 95 degrees outside that day.)
Who is the Britax Frontier 90 for?
The Britax Frontier 90 Harness-2-Booster is seat is for children 2 years of age AND at least 25 pounds. I love that they put an age limit on a forward facing only seat, since we know that children under 2 are much safer rearfacing. Bella is currently 2.5 years old and 28 pounds so she meets the limits, but will continue riding rearfacing in her Britax Marathon 70 until she outgrows the seat rearfacing.
Britax Frontier 90 Click Tight Installation System
The Britax Frontier 90 features the Click Tight Installation System which is unlike anything else you’ll find on the market. Before the seat was released, I had read about this feature and thought it sounded too good to be true, but it isn’t. It is so, so good and so, so true. The seatbelt installation is simple, quick, and easy with the Click Tight technology. To install, open the seat to reveal the Click Tight technology, thread the seatbelt through the green belt path, buckle it in, then close the compartment. Finish by attaching your top tether anchor and you are ready to ride! I can install the Britax Frontier 90 in about 60 seconds and the install is rock solid.
The Britax Frontier 90 also comes with LATCH install, but with such an easy seatbelt install, I have a feeling the lower anchors will rarely be used. Keep in mind that vehicles and carseats have LATCH limits. Our Honda Odyssey has a LATCH limit of 40lbs, so we have to use the seatbelt install.
Favorite Britax Frontier 90 Features
The EZ-Buckle, which I mentioned in my video, is such a time saver. When it’s pouring rain or ridiculously hot outside, the last thing I want to do is waste time digging the crotch buckle out from under my child. It’s just one of those small annoyances that builds up over time, no? You don’t have to worry about that with the Britax Frontier 90! With the EZ-Buckle, the crotch buckle will not flip backwards and will not get stuck under your child’s hiney. Thank you, Britax!
Being able to adjust the harness of the Britax Frontier 90 without uninstalling or removing the seat is a great time-saver. It offers a no-rethread harness so adjustments are easy. If needed, I could put Bella in Bryson’s Frontier 90 and adjust it to fit her within seconds. The Frontier 85 requires that you remove the seat to adjust the harness from behind, so I’m glad to see this improvement on the Frontier 90!
I also like that the Britax Frontier 90 offers a recline when used as a harness seat. This is something that the Britax Frontier 85 did not offer and it’s a nice feature especially for children who tend to fall asleep and slump over.
Like the Frontier 85, the cup-holders on either side of the seat are great. Bryson usually keeps them filled, one with a drink and the other with some small toy.
I could go on and on about my love for the Britax Frontier 90, but I’m pushing 835 words as it is. Britax seriously nailed it with seat. My hope is that the ease of installation will cut down on carseat misuse, because it would be hard to mess this install up. If you have a child that is ready for a forward facing seat, I highly recommend the Britax Frontier 90! If you have any questions about this seat, installation, or specifications, feel free to get in contact with me and I’ll be happy to help! Always, always read your manual as this review will not replace the instructions provided in it.
Thank you to Britax for providing this seat for our review. All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always.