Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by Tae0
Britax Dualfix Review – Extended Rear Facing
Summary: A extended rear facing car seat with a 360 degree swivel feature. Really amazing seat!
I’m a big advocate for extended rear facing car seats. They’re proven so much safer for you little ones! Here’s a review on the Britax Dualfix, a futuristic looking extended rear facing car seat with some amazing features!
- Group 0 Plus/1, 0 – 4 Years
- 360 Degree Rotation
- Height Adjustable Handle
- Height Adjustable Headrest
- Suitable From Birth
- Removable Cover
- Side Impact Protection
- Multi Position Recline
- Shock Absorbing Chest Pads
- 5 Point Ajustable Harness
- Dimensions; 65 x 43 x 88 cm
- Weight 13kg
Britax Dualfix Review
The best feature of this car seat is the 360 degree rotation. You can switch between forward facing and rear facing without having to remove this seat from your car at all. It makes it a hell of a lot easier getting your child out of the car compared to other extended rear facing seats on the market. You can also remove the cover of this seat without actually having to remove the harness when you need to wash it.
The Britax Dualfix uses isofix to fit into your car. This can be a problem as not all cars can fit isofix properly. It’s easy to see if this car seat will fit into your car though, you can head on over to the Fit Finder on the Britax website, enter your car details and they will tell you if this seat will fit into your car.
This car seat is quite expensive compared to forward facing car seats, but the price is worth it to ensure extra safety for your children. Also, this is the only car seat you’ll need from birth-4 years old. You will probably save money without having to buy an infant carrier that you’ll need to replace when they’re 1!
A problem with a lot of extended rear facing car seats is what I like to call “head flopping”. Where your babies head flops down onto their chest, posing a serious suffocation risk. I’m pleased to report, the recline feature in the Britax Dualfix is far enough for your baby not to head flop!
The headrest is easily adjusted using a mechanism at the back, you don’t have to re-install the seat. The harness is also easily adjusted so you don’t have to faff about trying to get your child in to a tight harness. You can loosen it and then tighten it back up when your child is in.
The car seat looks and, as far as I can tell, is very comfy for your children. The seat is nicely cushioned as are the chest and tummy pads. It looks like a little cocoon on younger babies and definitely grows with your child as they age up. Visually, it’s a fantastic looking seat in my opinion.
Britax DualFix Saftey
Britax is a well known and trusted car seat manufacturer, so you can be sure this seat has been rigorously tested. It’s extremely safe, with high sides for more side impact protection and even shock absorbers in the chest pads in the unfortunate event you get into an accident. As I mentioned earlier the “head flopping” isn’t a problem for younger children in this seat, which is a BIG plus in my opinion.
The Britax Dualfix also has an isofix fitting, which makes this car seat amazingly stable, as all properly fitted isofix car seats are.
Obviously, the option for extended rear facing makes this car seat so much more safer than any forward facing car seat on the market.
Britax Dualfix: Final Thoughts
This seat is everything you could want in an extended rear facing car seat. The 360 degree rotation is a real time (and back) saver and the extra protection this seat gives is worth the price. Plus, it looks pretty snazzy too!
I have reviewed a budget ERF car seat too, the Joie Tilt!