Britax Endeavours Infant Seat – Introduction
Rather than build a whole new seat from scratch, Britax have taken the older (but still relatively new) B-Safe 35 Elite seat and upgraded it.
The B-Safe 35 Elite model remains very popular and comes with a lot of safety and convenience features.
The new Britax Endeavours seat comes fitted with all of those great features that can still be found on the B-Safe 35 Elite, but it also comes with 2 important upgrades.
These Upgrades are:
- Anti-Rebound Bar
- European Style Belt Path
In this review I am going to tell you about the features that can be found on both the B-Safe 35 Elite and Endeavours car seats, before moving on the discuss the 2 extra features that only come with Endeavours seat.
Britax Endeavours – The Main Features
#1 Child Weight Limits
The Britax Endeavours seat has a very generous maximum child weight limit of 35 lbs.
Many infant seats can only be used until your child’s weight exceeds 30-32lbs and so the ability to use the seat all the way up to 35lbs is a bonus for many parents.
#2 Child Height Limits
The maximum child height limit is 32 inches, which is also generous when compared to other infant seats.
Children very often outgrow their infant seats by height before they outgrow them by weight and so this is a very important number to consider when choosing a seat.
#3 Built-In Lockoffs
For those parents that need to install their seat using the adult seatbelt rather than LATCH connectors, the Britax Endeavours comes with built-in lockoffs to make it much easier to get a snug and secure installation.
The Britax Endeavours seat, however, has a different option to consider when installing it using the vehicle seat belt rather than LATCH connectors – see point 10 below.
#4 Side Impact Protection
Just like the B-Safe 35 Elite, the Endeavours seat comes with Britax’s premium Complete Side Impact Protection Plus system.
This Safecell Complete Side Impact Protection Plus system comprises 4 elements:
- Rigid Shell (plus integrated steel bars) with Deep Side Wings
- Energy-Absorbing Foam
- Impact-absorbing Safecell Base
- Extra-padded Head Restraint
The impact-absorbing Safecell base found on this seat comprises a red “honeycomb” structure that help to absorb crash forces.
#5 Seating Adjustments
The Endeavours seat comes with lots of adjustable seating positions, which are:
- Harness Slot Heights at 5.5/6.5/8/8.75/10/11 inches
- Crotch Buckle Strap Depths of 4 & 6 inches
Britax have also re-positioned the strap-adjustment button (that was criticised by parents on previous models) so that it is no longer hidden underneath the seat fabric.
#6 Seat Weight
The Endeavours seat isn’t the absolute lightest infant seat on the market, but it is certainly not one of the heaviest either. It weighs in at approximately 11.5 lbs, which is pretty standard despite the fact that the Endeavours comes with premium safety features (like the Anti-Rebound Bar) which adds extra weight to the seat.
#7 Harness Adjustments
There is no need to re-thread the harness when you make adjustments as your child grows. Instead the harness can be adjusted very simply and without the need to re-thread it, which can be very time-consuming and challenging for some parents.
Any parent who has had to deal with an infant seat that does require re-threading each and every time you make adjustments to the seat will tell you that this is a very welcome convenience feature.
#8 Integrated Steel Bars
The Endeavours seat comes fitted with integrated steel bars.
These integrated steel bars are designed to strengthen the connection between the vehicle and the seat, thereby reducing forwards flexion of the child seat during a collision situation.
One of the biggest risks of injury to your child during a collision is as a result of their body hitting part of the internal fittings within your vehicle, such as the back of the front seat. Reduced seat flexion as a result of integrated steel bars reduces the risk of this happening to your child.
All of the features listed above can be found on both the B-Safe 35 Elite and Endeavours seats. Let’s now look at the 2 features that are only found on the Endeavours seat.
#9 Anti-Rebound Bar
The Britax Endeavours comes with an anti-rebound bar, but the B-Safe 35 Elite does not.
The anti-rebound bar (seen on image above) is designed to press into the back of the car seat during a collision and is said to absorb energy and reduce rebound rotation by up to 30% during such an accident.
This is a nice extra safety feature to have on an infant seat and Britax seem to be adding anti-rebound bars to as many of their seats as they can, including their convertible car seats.
#10 European Belt Path
The Britax Endeavours seat also comes with a European style Belt Guide.
This means that you have the option of being able to safely and securely fit the Endeavours seat in your vehicle without using the LATCH connectors. Whilst most modern cars are fitted with LATCH connectors and it is much more convenient to simply click the seat in and out of the seat base on every journey, there are situations in which this additional belt path option is very useful.
If you need to use the seat with multiple vehicles and cannot afford to buy multiple seat bases, or if you have grandparents or other occasional carers that need to transport your baby in their vehicles, the option to install the seat using an easy European style belt method is very convenient.
Other Features include:
- 5-Point Harness
- Comfortable Energy-absorbing Foam Inserts
- Easy to remove seat covers
- Newborn Insert Cushion
- Stroller Compatible
- Certified for Aircraft Travel
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Where to Buy the Britax Endeavours Seat
The Endeavours seat is now Britax’s top of the range premium infant car seat.
It has 2 extra features that you won’t find on the B-Safe 35 Elite.
For me, those 2 important upgrades on the Endeavours seat are worth paying for. The European Belt Path Installation method takes a little getting used to if you haven’t used it before but, once mastered, it makes installation without LATCH connectors very simple.
As someone that relies upon Grandparents to help with childcare out on a regular basis, the ability to quickly and easily install the seat within multiple vehicles without moving the base out of the main vehicle is a big bonus.
So far as safety is concerned, though, the most important upgrade on the Endeavours is undoubtedly the Anti-Rebound bar.
The anti-rebound bar brings a little extra protection with no obvious downside, aside from the higher price tag.
If you don’t want to pay extra for the 2 extra features on the Britax Endeavours, you can now get some really great deals on the Britax B-Safe 35 Elite here.
Britax Endeavours Seats in Canada
After purchasing any child car seat, you should always read the User Manual thoroughly before using it. It is also advisable to visit your local Fire Department or NHTSA Child Car Seat Inspection Centre to ensure that the seat is definitely suitable for your child’s specific requirements and that you have installed it correctly. These services are usually provided free of charge.
You can find your nearest NHTSA Centre here.
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