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Britax Frontier 85 Combination Seat, Cowmooflage (Prior Model)

from Britax USA
677 customer reviews
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About the Product

  • True side impact protection distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, contains the head and body, and keeps the head, neck and spine "in true" or aligned, to limit injury
  • Patented versa-tether introduces a staged-release tether webbing that anchors the top of the child seat at two points to minimize forward movement in a crash
  • Quick-adjust head restraint and no-rethread harness easily adjust the harness shoulder height and head restraint without disassembling the harness
  • Highest 5-Point Harness Seat Capacity allows your child to remain harnessed up to 85 lbs or in booster mode to 120 lbs
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Product Description

Product Description

The new Britax Frontier 85 Combination Harness-2-Booster boasts best-in-class forward-facing five-point harnessed weight capacity up to 85 pounds with an industry-leading 20 inch shoulder harness height. The seat also serves as a vehicle belt-positioning booster up to 120 pounds.  Featuring True Side Impact Protection with one-hand adjustable harness height system, Versa-Tether and engineered energy management zones, the Frontier 85 is designed to be the safest high capacity seat in the industry. Loaded with comfort and convenience features, such as comfort foam, integrated cup holders and fixed armrests, the Frontier 85 is the ideal seat for the child graduating from their convertible car seat without compromising safety.

Featuring an innovative design and industry-leading technology, the Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Seat keeps your child safe and secure during car trips. Offering True Side Impact Protection and a patented, energy-absorbing Versa-Tether, this seat is engineered to grow with you child. The Frontier 85 accommodates children starting at 2 years old and 25 pounds up to 85 pounds when used as a forward-facing harnessed seat, and 40 to 120 pounds when used as a booster seat.

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Frontier 85
Combination Booster Car Seat (Cowmooflage)
At a Glance:
  • Age/Weight/Height Requirements:
    In forward-facing harnessed mode, fits children 2+ years old weighing 25 - 85 pounds; In booster mode, fits children measuring 42 - 65 inches and weighing 40 - 120 pounds
  • Warranty:
    Limited 1-year warranty
  • Certifications:
    Certified for aircraft travel in harness mode only
Ideal for:
  • Who:
    Parents of growing children, caregivers, grandparents
  • What:
    Providing a secure, comfortable combination booster seat that offers innovative safety features and highest harness capacity
  • Where:
    Mid-sized cars, minivans, SUVs
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Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat
The high weight capacity allows your child to remain in a 5-point harness up to 85 pounds, or in booster mode to 120 pounds. (Shown here in Rushmore.) View larger.
Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat
When used in booster mode, the Frontier 85 is compatible with the Britax SecureGuard Clip (sold separately).
(Shown here in Canyon.) View larger.
Color combinations
Available in these color combinations.
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True Side Impact Protection for Advanced Security
The Frontier 85 Combination Booster Seat is ideal for parents concerned with providing proper safety and posture-support for their children during car rides. Offering True Side Impact Protection, this seat delivers superior protection if you happen to face an unexpected side-impact accident.

If such an event takes place, the solid head support and deep side walls work efficiently to distribute forces, shield the child from vehicle intrusion, contain the head and body, and keep the head, neck, and spine aligned to limit injury.

Superior 360-Degree Protection Features
The Frontier 85 features an advanced, industry-leading design for crash force management and absorption. The patented Versa-Tether system provides a staged-release tether webbing that securely anchors the top of the child seat to your vehicle at two points to minimize forward movement in the event of a sudden stop.

The energy-absorbing base is designed to absorb impact forces, while the foam lining provides additional support. In addition, the Harness Ultra Guard System (HUGS) reduces forward head movement and offers increased protection for your child.

The Frontier 85 is also compatible with the SecureGuard feature. The optional SecureGuard clip holds the lap portion of the safety belt in place, preventing submarining--when the child slides under the lap belt--and reducing the risk of any abdominal injury.

Adaptable to Your Growing Child
The tangle-free, five-point harness allows for 10 harness-height positions--up to an industry-leading 20 inches in shoulder harness height--and three buckle positions for a snug, comfortable fit, even as your child grows. You can also adjust the head restraint with one hand using the quick-adjust lever and easily change the harness shoulder height without disassembling the entire harness. Plus, the convenient front harness adjuster allows you to loosen or tighten the harness system easily.

The booster seat can be used in the forward-facing harnessed position for children a minimum of two years old, weighing 25 to 85 pounds, the highest capacity in five-point harness systems. As a belt-positioning booster seat, the seat is suited for children from 40 to 120 pounds.

The Frontier 85 allows for quick, easy installation with lower LATCH connectors, compatible with most current vehicles. The premium, push-button system provides a tight, secure fit and makes it simple to install or remove the seat. Your child will appreciate the armrests that provide a natural place to rest his or her arms along with the dual cup holders designed to hold reusable water bottles or snack containers.

Soft, Durable Material with Comfort Foam
The plush, premium cover set with underlying comfort foam makes for a comfortable ride, even during long car trips.

Made from soft, durable materials, the booster seat's cover is easy to remove from the shell for cleaning and is available in a selection of distinctive patterns, including Canyon, Red Rock, Rushmore, Pink Sky, Cowmooflage, Maui Blue, Onyx, and Livia.

This combination booster seat is backed by a limited one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
One Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Seat and manual.

Frontier 85 Combination Booster Seat

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Technical Details
Item Weight20 pounds
Product Dimensions27.5 x 19.5 x 29 inches
Item model numberE9LC21Q
Maximum weight recommendation18 Grams
Additional product featuresWashable FabricCup HolderWashable FabricCup Holder
Number of items1
Batteries requiredNo
Specification metcertified frustration-free
OrientationForward Facing
Harness type5 pt
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #53,674 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight24.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Constantin on November 17, 2010
Color: Canyon Verified Purchase
This Britax Frontier 85 is a replacement for the Diplomat that our daughter has almost grown out of. Overall, I really like this seat since Britax has adopted a number of nice features and the unit is reasonably compact - i.e. you don't need a huge car for a tall person up front and a kid in the back row to be comfortable.

My daughter loves the cup holders even though they rarely hold cups - rather it's things she brings home from school, etc. The 5-point harness holds her very well, though the button to release the tightening web could be easier to use. Comfort levels are high, she has no issues with falling asleep in this chair.

The Versa-Tether and the Latch buckles do an excellent job of restraining this seat - once you use all three points, the seat will not budge. Tightening the straps is easy, and a really nice feature for this seat versus the diplomat is that Britax incorporated a storage option for the LATCH buckles - they no longer have to drag along the ground when you remove this chair from a car or travel by air.

The height/angle adjustment of this unit is in some ways superior to the Diplomat it replaced, and in some ways a step back. Whereas one could adjust the height on the head protection for the Diplomat inside the car, one has to remove the Frontier from the car to adjust the height of the seat. On the other hand, the Frontier incorporates a nice bolster that allows you to fit it into a greater variety of rear seats (i.e. some seats slope down backwards more than others) that the Diplomat did not have. Rethreading the 5-point harness straps to accommodate larger children can be tedious - the crotch-strap on this unit is not fun to needle through the bottom shell and the fabric above.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CK in PA on June 1, 2012
Color: Cowmooflage Verified Purchase
As with everything else we conscientious parents/grandparents (yes, I realize that I'm not the only psycho researcher out there), I researched booster seats religiously. This entire process took me about 3 months when I realized that my second daughter is insanely large for her age and she would be outgrowing the car seat momentarily. The funny thing is that I own a Marathon and a B-Nimble stroller and worship them both, so the Frontier 85 was the front runner right out of the gate. However, I didn't want to be hypnotized by the Britax brand (although I totally am), and let "the greatest booster seat ever" allude my grasp; hence my journey began.

I don't putz around either. I gave some lower end seats an honest investigation, because you never know where you may find a precious gem of a surprise! But alas, I didn't. Then I moved on to familiar territory: Clek, Recarro, Diono just to name drop a few. I knew two things going in: I want a 5 point harness and the best bet in the unlikely event of an accident. The Marathon (Cowmooflage) that we have owned for 3 years, is an incredibly safe and thoughtful chair, so it made sense to just upgrade to the Frontier (which is also Cowmooflage).

There are 2 points that I would like to address that other reviewers have made complaints again. Unlike the Marathon, the tightening on the LATCH system is only one sided. However, Britax has cleverly instructed us to pull the slack through the slot near the bottom right of the seat. I just installed this seat today and it is remarkably easy to do. I'll teach you a trick. Don't pull the slack straight out towards you. Kneel on the seat with all of your weight bearing down, and pull the slack in a straight line hard and to the left. Kind of like a lawn mower but in the opposite direction.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Alejandro on March 11, 2011
Color: Onyx Verified Purchase
So, I bought this carseat after watching it for a few days and the price had dropped about $10 extra overnight! (LOVE Amazon's prices on things! Babies R Us is charging about $80 OVER Amazon on this same seat!) I was a little nervous because I didn't have the chance to go down to my local Babies R Us and see if it would actually FIT in my cars; I have a 2008 Scion xB and a 2001 Honda Civic sedan. I read a lot of the reviews and found that they fit SUV's and minivans! This added to my nervousness. I KNEW I wanted this seat, but I was concerned with the fact that it just might not fit in our cars. We got the seat day before last and it fits BOTH cars! So, for all those out there who have smaller cars, but what their child in THIS seat, fear not and buy with confidence. Britax is a great brand, we have had our girls in Britax seats since birth and that will continue to be the case until they no longer need car seats :)
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By bslphoto on October 3, 2011
Color: Livia Verified Purchase
After working as an EMT on an ambulance in a busy system for 7+ years, I have come to appreciate the value of a quality car seat. When installed properly they save a lot of lives. My daughter's life is one of the most important lives that I want to protect. I've seen children killed in car wrecks by improper installation and faulty design. That's why I chose to go with Britax brand. Britax is ranked the highest out of all of my research in all areas. When I think about saving my daughter's life, the price is very affordable.

I ordered this item after some careful consideration and a lot of reviewing of consumer reports, quality & crash test rating comparisons on lots of car seats. I even spent a lot of time going to the stores and looking at features of different car seats and seeing how they are designed. This one was one of the highest rated combination seats I found.

My daughter is almost 4 years old and she'll be able to have this seat until she's big enough to use a real seat belt without a booster. It has the 5 point harness and it does convert into just a booster for when she's older. She loves having 2 cup holders and I love that they are molded into the seat instead of those flimsy holders that hang on the side.
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