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    Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    Anyone have any feedback on the Britax Frontier 85 vs. the Frontier 85 SICT? Is the SICT worth the extra bucks in your opinion?

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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    Here's a blog review, I don't know if anyone really owns one in real life yet (here), to comment on it even more personally, but you can post a question to Darren at the blog... http://carseatblog.com/10016/britax-...-sict-preview/
    As a side note, we've been using the old Frontier for 3 years now, for kids as young as two and as old as 12, and everyone fits comfortably in it and it's one of our favorite seats. I don't know if I'd splurge on the SICT model, but it would fit in my old minivan's captains chairs and add some side impact protection, so I might.
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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    As far as I know, the seats are identical except for the cushions on the SICT, and the SICT does not require top tether use at any weight. The cushions make the seat very wide, and IMO it is unlikely that you'll ever be able to put anyone next to it, thus negating half the reason for the cushions (to protect a passenger sitting next to the car seat).

    If I was buying a Frontier, I would buy the SICT just because of the tether issue. My vehicle has a 40 pound weight limit for the tether anchor, and DH's current vehicle has no tethers and we can't get the parts to get it retrofitted. Because of no tether, the Frontier85 would be unusable at 65 pounds.
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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    Here's my review of the SICT on Amazon... emphasis on the differences between the F85 and the F85 SICT.

    http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Frontier-SICT-Booster-Seat/product-reviews/B004Z4U1QU/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
    Marisa, mommy to Desmond, 4 years old, 38#, FF in a Onyx Britax Frontier 85 SICT - Mia, 17 months old, 25#, RF in a Cowmoo Britax Advocate 70 CS

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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    In my opinion, as a mommy obsessed wit SIP, I would get the SICT because of added protection, especially outboard. IF IT FITS.
    I don't know that it would fit next to an Advocate (doubtful), in a 3 across situation in the van but since the Advocates are RF seats for us, it might work out fine that way smack against the SICT.

    We'd get new seats or something if we had FF across. But we're not in that situation yet.

    I plan to get the SICT for the spare car when my kids outgrow their Prosport Harness to Booster harness. I'll only ever get two seats in the Civic anyway so they can be HUGE.
    For the van, with all the seats, though, the regular Frontier85 might be needed just for space issues. I wish I could play with all the seats and see how they'll fit, but as that's years away something else might come out anyway.
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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    Quote Originally Posted by bnsnyde View Post
    In my opinion, as a mommy obsessed wit SIP, I would get the SICT because of added protection, especially outboard. IF IT FITS.
    I don't know that it would fit next to an Advocate (which we have) but since the Advocates are RF seats for us, it might work out fine.
    I have a RF Advocate 70 CS and now the SICT and there's approximately 7-8" of space between the 2 seats in my '03 Nissan Altima. I haven't tried FF the Advocate (and won't for some time, my daughter is only 17 months) along side the SICT but I think it would work for our car. Btw, the SICT is approximately 24.5" across the widest part (at the cushions) if anyone is trying to figure out if it will work in their car.
    Marisa, mommy to Desmond, 4 years old, 38#, FF in a Onyx Britax Frontier 85 SICT - Mia, 17 months old, 25#, RF in a Cowmoo Britax Advocate 70 CS

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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    Here is another blog from a month ago with some comments on the feature differences:

    http://carseatblog.com/10287/britax-...sict-unboxing/

    Update: New review video: http://carseatblog.com/10551/britax-...ature-summary/

    Amazon now has Onyx and Cardinal on sale for $271.99

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    Re: Britax Frontier 85 vs. 85 SICT

    I can fit the SICT between and next to RF radians. Haven't tried anything else yet. I got the SICT for the tether rule. I really don't plan on needing to have someone sitting next other than a RF. The SICT is plastic with air on the inside, not foam like I assumed it would be. I love how easy it is to get the cover off! I got a deal so there was not much of a price difference.
    Nicholas ~ 8yr 50lbs ~ FR85 SICT Harnessed
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