SO HARD to tighten straps
August 7, 2018
I recently moved my (almost) 4 yo to a 5-point harness booster (only a few days ago, actually). We went with the Britax Pinnacle clicktight. We're sort of brand loyal to Britax for the safety of their seats; he was in an Advocate clicktight previously, which we loved. (We only moved him out of it because we moved our youngest out of the infant carrier and into the Advocate.) I read the reviews for the Pinnacle, so I expected that the harness would be difficult to tighten based on the reviews. However, I underestimated just how hard it would be. It literally takes everything in me to tighten the straps properly, and after only a few times of putting him in and pulling with all of my might, it pulls the seat loose, which completely voids the safety of the seat. I'm frustrated, and willing to only give it a few more days to see if we can find a way to keep the seat secure, while also being able to pull the straps tight enough. Almost every reviewer that said the straps were hard to pull also said that they were keeping the seat because of the safety of the seat and they could deal with the difficulty. However, nobody mentioned that they were pulling the seat loose, which is my problem!! It's so frustrating because I want to love this seat, but it's not worth having to reinstall it daily! I should note that the seat is installed using the seatbelt because my child is 40 lbs, which is the weight limit to use the lower anchors. If it is installed using the lower anchors, it doesn't budge when I have to pull (with everything I have) to tighten the straps. I could live with that, BUT I can't live with the seatbelt installation not holding up because I have to pull so hard. It is ridiculous and very frustrating. Otherwise, it's a sturdy, comfortable, amazing seat that I know is safe for my child. If Britax could address and fix the harness issue, it would be a 5 star review!
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.