|Britax Regent Youth Car Seat Onyx
|List Price: $249.99
Our Price: $249.99
Designed for larger child passengers, this forward-facing car seat holds up to 80 pounds and is chock full of comfort and safety features.
- Four shoulder slots for a closer fit
- Belt holders keep belts aside for boarding
- Removable, washable fabric cover
- Belly pad for comfort and protection
- Mesh storage pouch/cup holder
- Flexible Latch System
- Patented Versa-Tether
- Comfort foam and EPS protective foam
- Tangle-free, polyester 5-point harness
- Patented HUGS system
- One-pull front harness adjustment
- Forward-facing position
- For children 1 year and 22 lbs. up to 80 lbs.
Britax has been a trusted and highly-touted manufacturer of baby safety products for years, and it's not only because they sell high quality products but also peace of mind. This brand adulation is not mere wheedling. The Britax Regent Onyx car seat is an amazingly versatile child restraint system. The LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) easily attach to vehicles with LATCH connection points, and the Versa-Tether is an additional anchor aid that utilizes the factory installed automobile car seat upper anchor points to minimize the possibility of head injury. Their HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard) system is designed to distribute better the webbing loads to reduce head movement and minimize edge loading on the child's neck in the case of impact. Made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extra thick comfort foam, it exceeds U.S. safety standards and affords plush padding. The tangle-free five-point harness is designed to fit snugly over the shoulders, collarbone, and hips, and the four shoulder slots allow a better fit as your child grows. Added bonuses are the two mesh pouches and cup holders. The removable fabric cover is machine washable, and the manufacturer recommended age is from 12 months and 22 pounds up to 80 pounds. --Scott Teal
Designed for larger children, the forward-facing Regent from Britax is a sturdy and reliable restraint system with advanced safety and comfort features both parents and children will love. Made for children at least one year old and 22 pounds, up to 80 pounds, and with a standing height of up to 53 inches, the Regent offers the highest standards for forward-facing seats on the market today.
The Britax Regent offers:
- Highest standards for forward-facing seats on the market.
- Secure, quickly-attached five-point harness.
- Two mesh pouches and cup holders.
- Versa-Tether anchor aid providing additional security.
Quick and Easy Installation
The Regent is designed for larger children, up to 80 pounds. (Huntington color shown.)
The Regent features a tangle-free, five-point harness made with rough and tough polyester that's designed to resist wear and tear. The push-button LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) connectors help secure your child on every trip. The harness also attaches quickly and easily so you won't have to worry about struggling with endless straps or complicated procedures, and convenient belt holders keep the harness to the side so you can place the child in the seat. Just one pull makes any necessary adjustments. Additionally, the harness fits snugly over the shoulders, collarbone, and hips, and the four shoulder slots allow a better fit as your child grows.
HUGS for Optimum Safety and Support
When it comes to safety, the Regent boasts an innovative protective design and loads of extras that give parents peace of mind on car trips. First, the patented floating HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard) system exceeds U.S. safety standards by reducing forward head movement as it gently cushions the neck and chest with soft padding--a feature that's particularly important both in the case of an accident and during nap time. Made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extra thick comfort foam, this system better distributes the webbing loads, reducing head movement and minimizing harness irritation on baby's neck in case of an impact. HUGS also reduces the chance of improperly positioning the chest clip.
Versa-Tether for Additional Security
The Regent also offers Britax's patented Versa-Tether, an anchor aid that provides additional security in the forward facing position for children weighing more than 50 pounds. The Versa-Tether fastens the top of the car seat to factory installed automobile anchor points, reducing the possibility of a head injury in the event of impact.
Comfort Features for an Enjoyable Ride
Riding in the car should be fun and enjoyable for your child, and the Regent offers comfort features that help make even long trips a pleasure. First, two mesh pouches and cup holders keep snacks, drinks and toys close at hand. Secondly, the cushioning and plush padding are made to be incredibly supportive, so your child can play, sleep or simply look out the window without strain or discomfort.
Weighing 25 pounds and measuring 21.5 x 30 x 25 inches (WxHxD), the Regent features a versatile, user-friendly design that will truly grow with your child. The Regent is also available in Huntington and Madison, and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
- Comfort foam and EPS protective foam
- Patented HUGS system, tangle-free 5 point harness with belly pad
- Flexible buckle LATCH system and Versa-tether
- Four shoulder slots for closer fit and one pull front harness adjustment
- Forward facing: At least 1 year old and 22 to 80 pounds
- Excellent car seat!
We have two of these car seats. They are the best seats we have ever owned. My kids are now three and seven. The seats are very large and heavy duty. My three year old looks a little small in it. I feel like it is so much safer that a booster seat. The head support is nice if they fall asleep on trips in the car. The seat is nicely padded. It is very easy to install. The only drawback it the lack of cup holders. It is still worth it!!!...more info
- Caution! Hip Monkey is Unreliable!
Let me warn you that this review is on the terrible service I received from the third party seller, Hip Monkey, not the product. Don't read further if you are looking for information specifically about the product. I had a terrible experience trying to order this. I was pleased to see the sales price on Amazon listed at $209.99 when I ordered it. I got a confirmation e-mail from Amazon saying the order was processed. The next day I got another e-mail from Amazon with a message from the third party seller, Hip Monkey. It said that the fabric print I had selected was out of stock, and due to this "sales glitch", my order was being cancelled. I was encouraged to go back to Amazon and reorder the item. When I did this, I was dumfounded to see that the item was listed as back in stock, only the price had gone up $40, to $249.99! Keep in mind that this is all within 24 hours of my initial order. I think what happened was that the product was inadvertently listed at a bargain price, and when I ordered it, Hip Monkey decided to renege on their end of the order. After being a satisfied Amazon.com customer for years, I was quite disappointed by this exchange. I ended up ordering the product elsewhere. ...more info
- Britax Regent
We love Britax products and really like this car seat. It is really big as other customers have said. It fits perfectly in our car with the back seat - seat back reclined a little. We also have the Britax Decathalon which we will continue to use for our younger child. You can't go wrong with Britax products. My only wish is that the Regent could be airline approved, but it is way to big to fit on an airplane....more info
- GREAT SEAT !!!
Very durable, attractive seat !!! Definitely worth the money !!! We feel very secure knowing our little one is safe with this seat !!!...more info
- Love this seat!
Fits perfectly in my Honda Odyssey, and my son loves sitting in it! I love that I can keep him in the 5-point harness so long! ...more info
- Mom of 2 Greenville, SC
We have just bought two of the Regent car seats with in the last month. My husband and I wanted one for each car. They are a little expensive but well worth the price when it comes to the safety of our kids. The Regent does fit a little snug in our Acura TL but that is mainly because my husband is tall so he has the drivers seat almost all the way back. When I am driving the car she has more leg room. We got the Regent for our 2 1/2 year old daughter since we have moved out 6 month old daughter into the Roundabout car seat since it can also be used as a rear facing car seat. My 2 1/2 year old loves her car seat because of the comfort and she can get in and out of it herself. If you are going to spend a little extra money on your kids spend it on their safety....more info
- britax is the best
This car seat is nice an comfy. I had no trouble installing it, though it is large. I was a little concerned because other people had said that the child can loosen the straps themselves, but my son hasn't tried to do that so far. This is my 2nd Britax car seat and they are the best....more info
- Well worth the money
When we started looking for seats, I had several requirements. It had to harness to at least 65lbs preferably to 80lbs, it had to have a semi recline so he wouldn't flop forward when he fell asleep, it had to have plenty of shoulder room, the crotch strap couldn't be under him, it needed plenty of padding, and it needed good safety ratings. Very few seats have high harness weight limits, so that narrowed the field. The Britax Regent was the obvious choice for safety and comfort, but the price was a bit high~especially since we needed two. We purchased these during the semi annual Britax sale, so we got a great deal. I highly recommend this seat to anyone with a child about to outgrow the standard(up to 40lbs) convertible car seat....more info
- Great for special needs kids!
The Regent is a big seat, and a little heavy when you are lifting it to install, but once you get it in your car, it is good and sturdy! The seat cover is fairly easy to remove and wash, and the whole seat is pretty simple to take apart if you have to clean it thoroughly, which is a huge plus if you have a vomiting kid or one prone to diaper blowouts! The biggest plus of all is the fact that the 5 point harness can be used all the way up to 80 lbs (!) so if you have a special needs child, like I do, that needs the harness a lot longer than usual, the Regent is for you! I think my petite daughter will be able to fit in this seat until she is 18! Also, I can fit two of these in my Toyota Prius back seat just fine, although I try not to take them out very often since they are so big and a little cumbersome to move around. I just leave them where they are and they do a terrific job! This seat is worth every penny!...more info
- Pefect for big toddlers and older children
My daughter loves the Regent! It has made long car rides much more enjoyable for both of us. When my daughter outgrew her Britax Roundabout, we got her a Graco Turbo Booster. She loved the Disney Princess cover, but the seat itself was terribly uncomfortable. It sits very upright, making it difficult to sleep. When she did manage to fall asleep, her head constantly fell forward. When she woke up, her neck was sore and she was miserable.
After watching a video about the dangers of not having your child in a harnessed car seat, I decided to finally get rid of the Graco and look into carseats with 5 pt harnesses. The problem was, my daughter is 5 years old, 42 inches tall, and 41 lbs. What I discovered is that though she was well under the weight limit, her seat to shoulder height made her too big for most 5 pt harness seats. She was cramped in the Graco Nautilus and already on the last shoulder strap adjustment.
The Britax Regent is perfect. It's roomy, and she has plenty of room to grow. The seat is solidly built and well designed. I feel better knowing she is safe in a 5 pt harness. Best part is my daughter LOVES it. This seat is so soft and comfortable - it's like sitting in a favorite arm chair. I've had it in my car for 1 week now, and my daughter has fallen asleep 3 times already. No more bobbing head! I initially hesitated purchasing the Regent because of the size of the seat and the price. The seat is big, but not THAT big. I have a Saturn wagon, which is a relatively small car. I put the Regent in the center, and I can still fit 2 boosters on either side, though admittedly it's very tight. With regard to the price, I got it on sale at Amazon for $237. Can you really put a price on safety? It's not a lightweight seat that you'd want to frequently move from car to car, but the installation is very easy - it took my husband 5 minutes.
I looked into the Britax Frontier which features more side impact protection. But the Regent allows you to stay in a 5 pt harness longer, with the shoulder height being a full two inches more. I finally decided the 5 pt harness was the more important safety feature. Again, I can't say enough about this seat. I only wish I had bought it sooner....more info
- VERY BIG Seat
This seat is HUGE and we had to return it (costing is about $100 w/ a restocking fee, the shipping cost and the vendor changed us for the cost of outbound shipping too). We have a BMW X5 (SUV) and this seat was way to big. We have a Marathon and love it. We choose to wait a bit for the frontier to come out and love that one! It seat is nice but very large and very heavy!...more info
- Great product, could be used form many years
I purchased this carseat for my 2 and 1/2 year old daughter who is 100% in height and grew out of her old carseat. This product is great, good quality and easy to install. There is still alot of room for her with the 5-points belt which is the safest for children under 4. It is big and comfortable and my daughter can use it util she doesn't need a carseat any more (6 or 7) I think....more info
- My son loves this seat!
We have a large 2 1/2 year old son and my younger son is about to turn one and it was time to purchse a front facing car seat. We are a Britax family based on their superb reputation for safety and we have been very happy with our Britax marathon car seat. We decided to stick with britax and go for the Regent as we knew this was the last seat we would ever have to buy for my older son. With all of the safety reports recommending 5 point harness instead of booster seats as they get older, I was especially pleased that this seat would take us all the way up to 80 pounds. So we passed the Marathon along to my younger son and purchased the Regent as our secnd seat. Truth be told it is not that much bigger than the marathon and fits perfectly in my Honda Odyssey and Volvo XC90. Installation sounded a lot harder in the manual than it actually was and we had it installed in 10 minutes with the LATCH system.Best of all, my son loves his new "big boy chair" and loves the pockets for storing his toys, blankie, etc. I would definitely recommend this seat....more info
- Seems to be our last car seat purchase!
We purchased this car seat for our oldest daughter, who is almost 3 & 30 pounds, so our youngest could use her sister's old Marathon! We have an Acura MDX (not a large backseat) and both the Regent & Marathon fit fine! The Regent is on our passenger side & the Marathon is backward in the center (our youngest is not yet 1). The seat is large, but obviously not too large to fit in our car. Our daughter still naps easily in it. We are hoping this is the last car seat we will need to buy!! Our only complaint is that the seat is a bit lower than the Marathon, but after thinking about it we realized this seat really is designed for children a bit larger (although her weight is within the capacity range of the seat). She can't see as well out of the window...it doesn't seem to bother her!!...more info
- Huge and a pain to install, but safe and comfy so who cares?
What else is there to say? The benefits FAR outweigh the negatives. It fits fine in my backseat of my Honda Pilot, but there is not enough room for an adult to sit in the middle seat when there is one of these installed on either side. It is difficult to install, only because you need to REALLY pull on those Latch belts. My husband has to put one knee in the seat to get enough leverage to pull them tight, and I just pretty much avoid ever taking it out of my car myself. Once those straps are tight though, that things doesn't move a millimeter, even on my leather seats. It feels so secure and it gives me such peace of mind...it was worth every penny....more info
- So comfy!
I needed a new car seat for my 3 and a half year old and I started looking at the reviews for the Britax Regent. I wanted him to be comfortable and get something that would last. Well, he loves it and he just looks SO comfortable in it all the time. We just tested it out on our first rode trip and give it a big thumbs up! It is definately large though. We have a sienna minivan and it takes up the whole seat so be cautious if you have a smaller suv, it just may be too large....more info
- A few thoughts on the complaints that I've been seeing...
This is the perfect seat for older kids who have outgrown the convertible seats, but still are not ready for a booster-or parents who are not comfortable having their child only strapped in with the car seat belt. I have owned this for about 5 months now and really like the seat. My 4 year old daughter likes it too. A few thoughts on some complaints that I've seen...
First is size. It's a big seat, but it's designed for bigger kids! it's not an infant/convertible seat. You can't have it both ways, a small seat for a large child! If people expect to have high weight and height limits, then they'll just have to deal with the size. I have a feeling most people are used to seeing the compact size of infant and convertible seats, once you adjust to the idea that this is really a 'big' kids seat, it's not that big. It fits just fine in my mini van. And as you read other reviews, parents who have smaller cars than mine are saying it fits fine too.
Second is the fabric. I actually like the polyester fabric. It's not too hot in the summer and really not that cold in the winter, at least where we live. I think that if the whole seat was made out of the same kind of plushy, padded material that a lot of the convertible seats are made out of, then the kids would be hot and uncomfortable. Besides, it's been easy to wipe clean, and seems very durable so far. (Sometimes that plush fabric wears down faster)
Third is the installation and movability of the seat. This seat is not meant to be moved in and out of cars-or traveled with. Use a cheap Cosco seat for that. Once this seat is installed, it's not going anywhere! If you have the mindset that this will be your main seat, and any other cars you travel in you'll just have to use another spare seat then you'll be fine. As for installation, most car seats install the same basic way. Some are more of a hassle than others but once you install one, you've really installed them all. So, that being said, this wasn't any worse than the other seats I've installed. Yes, there is the funky 'long/short' route depending on how much your child weighs, but that's really not a big deal. So, spend the extra 3 minutes it takes to figure it out, and be happy that your child is in a very safe seat!
Fourth is the strap adjustment. With the exception of my Evenflo convertible seat I think this seat is very easy to adjust. The HUGS plastic things on the straps really do seem to help make the child more secure in the seat and when you pull on the lower strap to tighten, it's fairly easy. I've used several different seats and every one of them (except my older model Evenflo) I wasn't happy with how the straps tightened. I was never able to get them buckled in good enough for my taste, but this one passes the test.
This is a well designed, safe car seat that is perfect for your older children. I highly recommend it. ...more info
- Difficult to Install
I love this car seat, but it is so heavy and difficult to install. I did not realize how big it was when we ordered it. It is very comfortable and my son loves it!...more info
- Great Seat
We actually bought this seat for out 3 year old when the 1 year old graduated to a regular carseat. The older guy was using a Britax Marithon and it seemed like he was getting too big for it. Well, let me tell you, the Regent will fit him until he's in college!!! It is huge. It is very wide and gives him lots of room. Theres also much more room between the crotch belt and his well...crotch so his little parts aren't getting squished anymore. The fabric is like a suede..very soft and luxurious. It was super easy to install, and I believe this was well worth the money....more info
- Worth Every Penny!
This is a great seat! We bought our first seat when my 2 year old was 38 lbs and to tall for the 5pt harness in the Alpha Omega Elite seat he had. I did a lot of research and at the time (2007) this was the only seat on the market that had a 5 pt harness until 80lbs, so for me there was little choice. We purchased the seat and my son loves it. We ended up buying a second one for my husband's car (b/c still far to young for a booster seat). It fit great both in my mini van and my husband's 2002 Honda Civic. Since the original purchase we have had a second child and are currently looking to buy another for our 16 month old. This seat is VERY easy to install, i have never had any issues with it, it stands up well to the abuse my child puts it through. It is also one of the top seats safety wise (like all britax seats are). ...more info
- Third regent I have purchased
We have big boys and went through cars seats rather quickly. I discovered the regent and fell in love! I feel like my boys are safe and they are able to be in this seat for many more years. my boys are 3 and 6 and love how comfortable these seats are. I think like all Britax products I have purchased they are well worth the money....more info
- Love it!
We love this carseat so much that we have one for both of our children! Last year I was in a car wreck with my 3 year old we T-boned another car going about 40mph. My daughter didn't have a scratch on her and she never even cried! Our '07 Odyssey's frame was so crunched we couldn't get the sliding doors open, but she never knew! I cannot say enough good things about this carseat. Most people that see them in their car seats call it the recliner because of it is so comfy looking. I recommend this carseat to all of my friends. It is super easy to adjust and cleaning the cover is just as easy! If you are looking for a safe carseat you cannot go wrong with this one!...more info
- Excellent, as expected from Britax
Heavy to handle, so don't plan on moving this seat from one car to another. Provides the peace of mind my wife and I were looking for to keep our children safe while traveling. Wider than average car seat; may not fit adjacent to another car seat. We have a 98 4-Runner, so there's room for two with a little space in between them. We will purchase for the younger daughter soon. Best price ($216) through Amazon vs. direct from Amazon partner. Shipping extra, but reasonable....more info
I bought 3 of these for my 7 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old, this is the greatest forwrd facing car seat $$$ can buy! I feel very secure that they are safe, best insurance you can buy to save your child(rens) lives! Easy to install, but large....more info
- not that big
I wanted to respond to a few comments I saw here about this seat being too big for small cars and too big for skinny kids. I have a corolla and it fits just fine. It is big but it is supposed to last you for quite a while. It doesn't block the view. It took my husband about 5 minutes to read through the manual and about 5 more minutes to install it. It is rock solid. It did look like it was a little challenging to install, but he managed just fine. We have a Marathon in our other car and we needed a second car seat, so we went for this one to make it last a little longer. My daughter is 19 months old and barely 23 pounds. She is pretty small. And she doesn't wiggle in the seat, she is strapped in nice and tight. I tried it out before buying it and the after we installed it. I haven't had a chance to actually use it, since we just got it, but I am sure it will be fine. We love our Marathon and I am sure we'll love this one. ...more info