Britax has just released a new convertible child car seat suitable from birth to 4 years, the Britax Safe-n-Sound B-Compaq IFIX Tex. The simplest way to describe this seat is that it's like a hybrid of the best selling Britax Graphene and the top of the range B-First convertibe car seats. Take the best features of both of these seats and merge it into the B-Compaq. Like the Graphene, the B-Compaq has a narrow width of 44cm that makes it very suitable for small cars or the ability to fit 3 car seats across the back row seats. The B-Compaq looks like a B-First, just a bit narrow and still has the ADVANCED SIDE IMPACT CUSHION TECHNOLOGY (SICT), however the B-First has it on the head and torso area, whereas the B-Compaq is only in the torso section.
Overall, the B-Compaq IFIX Tex would be the perfect car seat for most parents. The narrow compact design with the good looks of the B-series and with isofix fitting and Nanotex fabric, it tick all the boxes.
The Britax B-Compaq in a rearward facing position.
The adjustable headrest can be done with one hand. This is an improvement to the Graphene as the Graphene requires 2 hands to adjust. Note, adjusting the headrest also adjust the harness of the child car seat.
It has the same recline positions as the Graphene - rearward, recline and upright. IFIX means it has isofix, but if your vehicle does not have isofix you can still use seat belt to fit the car seat.
The image above shows the B-First on the left and the B-Compaq on the right hand side. The design and appearance is very similar, this is the B-series look. Note, the SICT is only available for the torso on the B-Compaq, whereas the B-First is on the torso and the headrest.
The SICT should only be released on the side of the door.
Should you need to use seat belt method for installation, they are colour coded with yellow and blue.
Britax B-Compaq has THERMO5® WITH NANOTEX® SPILL PROTECTION. Stain resistant and moisture repellent properties combined with Thermo5® High Performance fabric makes it easy to clean on the go.