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Quick-Adjust Harness


What is a Quick-Adjust Harness?

quick-adjust harness

A quick-adjust harness system allows you to adjust the height of the harness straps without having to detach the straps from the metal yoke on the back of the seat, re-thread them through a new slot and reattach them to the metal yoke.

re-thread harness
Here is a seat that does not feature a quick-adjust harness; when the harness needs to be adjusted you must remove the straps from the harness yoke on the back of the seat and re-thread the straps in the appropriate harness slots.


Where is the Quick-Adjust Harness located on the car seat?

On all current Britax car seats, the Quick-Adjust Harness mechanism is located on the front the seat. On some older model seats, the mechanism may be located on the back of the seat.

convertible car seat with quick-adjust harness  
Most of our convertible car seats feature an adjuster on the front of the seat.  


How do my child and I benefit from the seat having a Quick-Adjust Harness?

A Quick-Adjust Harness is beneficial for two reasons:

  1. The Quick-Adjust Harness mechanism allows for a more accurate harness fit for your child. Ultimately you want the harness straps to be as close to your child’s shoulders as possible. One way that a child restraint helps to minimize injury to your child during a crash is by minimizing the movement of your child. If the harness straps are positioned close to your child’s shoulders then they will not move as much during a crash. Harness straps should be at or below your child’s shoulders when they are rear facing, and at or above your child’s shoulders when they are forward facing.
  2. The Quick-Adjust Harness makes it easier for you to adjust the harness straps; this eliminates the opportunity for the harness to be threaded through the shell incorrectly. Features that are easier to use each and every time have a much better chance of being used correctly, resulting in a safer environment for your child.


How does the Quick-Adjust Harness work?

Most of our current car seats feature a mechanism on the front of the seat, that when squeezed, allows the harness height to be adjusted via a series of harness heights on the back of the seat.

convertible car seat with quick-adjust harness  
   


How long has BRITAX incorporated the Quick-Adjust Harness in their seats?

We first began to incorporate a Quick-Adjust Harness into our products in 2001.


Which current BRITAX car seats feature a Quick-Adjust Harness?

Chaperone Infant Car Seat Marathon 70 Convertible Car Seat Boulevard 70 CS Convertible Car Seat Frontier 85 Combination Seat Chaperone Infant Car Seat
CHAPERONE MARATHON BOULEVARD PAVILION ADVOCATE
Frontier 85 Combination Seat Frontier 85 Combination Seat Chaperone Infant Car Seat    
PIONEER 70 FRONTIER 90 PINNACLE 90    

 

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