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    Senior Community Member BABYGIRLLYNDSEY's Avatar
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    Feb 2006

    Britax Marathon vs Britax Decathlon

    Hi, I was checking out the new Britax webside. I see that the Decathlon is a true side impact seat and the Marathon isn't. Other than the extra seat pads (which you have to take out when baby is bigger) what exactly is the difference between the two? Does the Decathlon have thicker styrofoam in the seat? I wish the site had a side by side comparison. How many sets of shoulder slots does the Decathlon have? Does anyone out there know the difference between the two? Thanks

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    Feb 2004
    You know I dont know why they put that on the DC because it doesnt have any added SIP. It has the same shell as the MA, the only difference is the extra padding for infant, the FF lockoff that isnt nice, 3 crotch positions instead of 1(and they move inward not outward so really to accomodate an infant), and the push button harness adjuster(and maybe a few tiny things Im missing).
    If you want SIP Id get the boulevard, otherwise if you arent using it from birth Id get the marathon.
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    Senior Community Member scatterbunny's Avatar
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    Since Britax revamped their whole website recently there's been quite a few mistakes in product descriptions. Some have been corrected, I think--but not this one. The Boulevard is the convertible with TSIP.

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