Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
I was over the moon to be offered a KING II ATS Car Seat in black to review from Britax. It looks really smart. The black of the fabric and the grey of the non-fabric parts really complement each other.
I was a bit worried about struggling to put the seat into my car but I needn’t have worried. The video on www.britax.co.uk is so useful. You literally press a button on the seat to release the back, pop the seat belt in place both sides and then fasten the seatbelt. I then made sure I pulled the seat belt tight. I then had to hold the seat shell with one hand and operate the lever with the other. This closed the seat back together. I then pushed the seat into place and placed the diagonal seat belt in the red belt guide. I then checked that the seat was firm and secure. I am not the most practical of people, so I was relieved that the process was made so simple for me. I checked that the shoulder straps were at the correct height and also the adjustable head rest, then placed the shoulder straps to one side while I popped one of my twins into the car seat. I also checked that the shoulder straps were in the correct position and the lower ones. The indicator was red until my son was strapped in correctly when it made a sound and the indicator shone green. This means that it had been adjusted to the correct tension. This tensioner actively adjusts to maintain tension.
My twins have both used the car seat and seem really comfortable in it. I love all the safety features.
It is definitely value for money, is great quality and very ease of use.
Active Tensioning System / Harness indicator tells you with light and sound when you have harnessed your child to the correct tension / Harness tension alert to advise of any change in tension during the journey / Harness tensioner that actively adjusts to maintain tension / Easy installation – with tilting seat and patented seat belt tensioning system / Simple adjustment – height-adjustable headrest and harness with easy single-handed adjustment / Optimum protection – performance chest pads, deep, padded side wings / Comfort in any position – multi-position recline / Practicality in mind – quick-remove cover, no need to remove harness / Easy access – harness retainers and buckle remaining in forward position
Height 67cm x Width 45cm x Depth 54cm | Weight 10.3kg
9 months – 4 years | 9 kg – 18 kg
For full details and specifications visit www.britax.co.uk/car-seats/king-ii-ats.
Available to buy from Mothercare here.