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Britax Hi-Liner Childs Car Seat just £29.99

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9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
Britax Hi-Liner Childs Car Seat Was £39.99 NOW 29.99 collection or add £4.95 for delivery...

Features: Hi-Liner child car seat features a lightweight booster and backrest plus a handy pull-out drink holder tray * Group 2,3 * Weight range from 15 to 36kg * Suitable for ages 4 to 11 years * Forward facing * Adjustable backrest for greater vehicle compatibility * Adjustable head support allows the seat to grow with the child * Pull out drink holder and snack tray for refreshments * Deep, padded side wings and headrest give optimum side impact protection * Washable cover * Approved to ECE R44 03.
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#1
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#2
I have been looking on these for my daughter. Thanks Ray :)

I hope you dont mind me pointing out this >Halfords< offer as well.

£29.99 (1/2 price) but p&p is £4.99 extra. There is also a Britax model for £39.99 (1/2 price) I've to visit local Halfords to check if the offer is in store. Argos offer is cheaper to store collect.
#3
They all seem good for the price and Britax is a reliable brand, but as you say, best to look at them first to check them out :)
#4
Bought this for my daughter at Christmas at £39.99 (half price from Halfords) on basis of a positive 'Which' review. I'd strongly recommend it - the headrest adjusts, cover is washable and it is extremely easy to fit. Only downside I would say is the side drawers are not very easy to pull out and are not really suitable as cup holders. Hello everyone by the way!
#5
One of the main reasons we used a Britax is that they had information on their website for what seats fit which cars. At least at the time they were the only ones doing this. Saved a lot of time knowing which seat would fit and where it is best positioned
#6
Excellent deal. I bought two from kiddicare.com back in November for £35 each so this a pretty good price.

Looking to get 2 more for 2nd car
1 Like #7
Please please make sure they fit your car correctly, and look out for buckle crunch as your seat may not work in an accident

If you can keep them in a 5 point harness for as long as possible as they are alot safer.

You can use the Britax Fit Finder to see if it will fit your car HERE
#8
Also check out the Graco Junior Plus, which Asda were selling for around £30.
#9
AndyToys
Also check out the Graco Junior Plus, which Asda were selling for around £30.


DONT TOUCH THAT SEAT !



Ten inferior child car seats exposed by Which? in the past two years are still on sale.

Mamas & Papas supplies three of the poorest - the Navetta Carry Cot, the Elan and the Passaggio - while Britax manufactures three - Cruiser Plus, Ranger and Trio. The others to avoid are Concord Trimax X-Line, Meggy Kombi, Storchenmühle Starlight SP and Graco Junior Plus.

These seats all meet current minimum legal standards but under Which's more stringent tests, were found either to offer inadequate protection in a severe crash, or are difficult to install, which increases the risk of injury in an accident. They are better than no seat at all, but if possible buy a safer seat as soon as you can.

To meet the standard, seats must withstand a 30mph crash, without a child sustaining serious injury. Which? uses EuroNCAP crash test conditions, with a front-crash test at about 40mph and also a side-impact test.

Which editor Malcolm Coles says:

'We're very disappointed that some of the seats we exposed as inadequate as long as two years ago are still on sale.

We think simply making child car seats safe enough to pass the minimum safety test is downright irresponsible.

We asked the manufacturers why they still sell these inferior seats, but some just hid behind the regulations, while others failed to answer our questions.'


I have a copy of the Which report if anybody wants it, The Britax Hi-Liner gets best buy 71% in Which tests
#10
Thanks for the extra info all :) Some very important things to look out for and note before buying any child car seat...
#11
I'd most certainly be interested to see the tests they used and how representative they were of a real-life crash and what they failed the seat on, and how much difference there is between the top seat and the lowest one.

It could simply be down to inadequate instructions making fitting more difficult than the others. It doesn't necessarily mean it is "less safe" if installed correctly.

At the end of the day both seats exceed the EU standards.

(Could you let us know what the Graco one failed on? If it's something simple such as ambiguous instructions or being difficult to fit it may help people to know this)
#12
AndyToys
I'd most certainly be interested to see the tests they used and how representative they were of a real-life crash and what they failed the seat on, and how much difference there is between the top seat and the lowest one.

At the end of the day both seats exceed the EU standards.




but if there is a much better seat for the same price why would you want to take the risk.
#13
AndyToys
At the end of the day both seats exceed the EU standards.



The Graco one does not exceed the EU standard it just meets it , under the more stringent Which test it failed and the Britax one passed
#14
Voted hot.

Great price for a car seat of this calibre.

Nice and light for easy removal to other cars. Easy to fit. And more importantly my daughter reckons its very comfy even on long journeys.

Agree with earlier poster that the pull out drink holder and sweetie holder is a bit of a fiddle on and if you have leather car seats they could end up getting a bit scratched!

Remember these seats suit kids from about 4 year old till they're 11.
#15
charbarritt
but if there is a much better seat for the same price why would you want to take the risk.


Because there will be people out there who already have this seat.

From my reading of the "Which?" thingumy it wasn't clear why it was given "Not recommended" status; it wasn't clear whether it was inherently dangerous or whether it was merely difficult to use, thus making it dangerous if it was used incorrectly, iyswim?
#16
no if you look at the which report it gives the graco seat the top mark (full red star) for correct use/easy to fit/install. it performed badly in side impact and front impact. therefore it has scored badly due to the safety of the seat in a crash and nothing to do with how easy it is to fit or not

and personally if i had the graco seat i would change it and buy the hi-liner. it's just not worth the risk
#17
Deanos, can you email me a coipy of the Which report?
#18
AndyToys
Deanos, can you email me a coipy of the Which report?


Yes PM me your email addy
banned#19
i have the britax kid seats which are very similar to these and they are excellent :thumbsup:

a friend of mine has the graco alternative and her daughter keeps asking her to buy the same as i have cos its comfier :giggle:
#20
just to say thanx for this post,just seen it as i was looking for a new seat for my 4yr old,bought one this morning,and it looks everything that u need a child seat to be.
so thanx again
#21
Mini Review of Britax vs Graco:

Right, have had a chance to look at the Which? report and actually assess both seats in detail.

The Britax seat rates slightly higher in most of the tests than the Graco one so the difference in performance could be quite small.

The Graco seat does not get the lowest rating in any of the categories tested; instead it gets sort of average-ish in all. Nor is it particulary badly rated. It's just sort of average-ish in all categories (Apart from instructions which are rated above average) I'd be more concerned about a seat that performed below par in one particular category and highly in others than one that performs average in all!

There are a LOT of seats out there that perform worse than the Graco. Likewise there are a lot of seats that perform better than the Britax.

Build quality of the Graco is better than the Britax. The Britax contains a lot of fabric covered polystyrene whereas the Graco has more plastic. The Graco is heavier and feels like it'll last longer, it feels more robust. The seat belt retaining lugs feel very fragile on the Britax. On the Graco they are stronger. The fabric on the Graco is better too.

The Britax has slightly larger side panels than the Graco. (Presumably this is the 'Asis' feature?)

The instructions for the Britax are better than the Graco in that they are easier to understand. However, the Graco is easier to fit and "get right".

The Graco has TUV approval. I couldn't find anything on the Britax to indicate additional TUV approval.

In my view, having studied both, the Britax is probably slightly safer than the Graco in certain types of accident (Side impact). The Graco will last longer than the Britax, so is possibly safer long term.

Anyone who has a Graco should not worry..it's still a safe seat! To say "DONT TOUCH THAT SEAT !" is effectively scare-mongering and will have worried a lot of parents unnecessarily!

A much more important factor in child safety will be the type of car you drive and your individual driving skills!
#22
If you have found a Which report saying the Graco is OK then why are Which saying this..........


Ten inferior child car seats exposed by Which? in the past two years are still on sale.

Mamas & Papas supplies three of the poorest - the Navetta Carry Cot, the Elan and the Passaggio - while Britax manufactures three - Cruiser Plus, Ranger and Trio. The others to avoid are Concord Trimax X-Line, Meggy Kombi, Storchenmühle Starlight SP and Graco Junior Plus
#23
well in the which report i have the graco performed worse than the britax in both front impact and side impact. therefore that to me combined with the overall lower score difference which is huge, suggests that the britax is by far the safer seat. as deanos has stated which themselves have slammed the seat. my britax has two small bits of polysterene up on the side headrests, which is common practice in lots of car seats.in fact in a side impact i would rather my childs head bounce off polystserene then plastic.

also i note that which say that the score is 60% safety and 40% for correct use. therefore seeing as the graco got top marks for correct use it's overall bad score then is due to it's safety or lack of
1 Like #24
AndyToys
Mini Review of Britax vs Graco:

Right, have had a chance to look at the Which? report and actually assess both seats in detail.

The Britax seat rates slightly higher in most of the tests than the Graco one so the difference in performance could be quite small.

The Graco seat does not get the lowest rating in any of the categories tested; instead it gets sort of average-ish in all. Nor is it particulary badly rated. It's just sort of average-ish in all categories (Apart from instructions which are rated above average) I'd be more concerned about a seat that performed below par in one particular category and highly in others than one that performs average in all!

There are a LOT of seats out there that perform worse than the Graco. Likewise there are a lot of seats that perform better than the Britax.

Build quality of the Graco is better than the Britax. The Britax contains a lot of fabric covered polystyrene whereas the Graco has more plastic. The Graco is heavier and feels like it'll last longer, it feels more robust. The seat belt retaining lugs feel very fragile on the Britax. On the Graco they are stronger. The fabric on the Graco is better too.

The Britax has slightly larger side panels than the Graco. (Presumably this is the 'Asis' feature?)

The instructions for the Britax are better than the Graco in that they are easier to understand. However, the Graco is easier to fit and "get right".

The Graco has TUV approval. I couldn't find anything on the Britax to indicate additional TUV approval.

In my view, having studied both, the Britax is probably slightly safer than the Graco in certain types of accident (Side impact). The Graco will last longer than the Britax, so is possibly safer long term.

Anyone who has a Graco should not worry..it's still a safe seat! To say "DONT TOUCH THAT SEAT !" is effectively scare-mongering and will have worried a lot of parents unnecessarily!

A much more important factor in child safety will be the type of car you drive and your individual driving skills!


I am sorry but I totally disagree with you . How on earth can you say that a seat that scores 36% (Graco) is just as safe as a seat that scores 71% (Britax) and is a recommended Which Best Buy ?

You state that the Graco seat has TUV approval . Where on the Graco website does it state that ? As the only approval that Graco seat has got is this : European Standard ECE R44.03/R44.03 UK standards , this is direct from Graco themselves . These standards also apply to the Britax seat as well . Having spoken to both Graco and Britax , they have not got a clue what you mean by this "TUV approval" as it is not a safety standard and therefore means absolutely nothing at all when looking at a car seat .

You also state the Graco seat is heavier , it isn't . It is almost half the weight of the Britax Highliner , that weighs 6kgs and the Graco weighs 3.6kgs .

You also state that there are a lot of other seats that fair far worse than the Graco . NO , there is only 1 seat that performs worse than the Graco in the stage 2,3 group and this is the Mamas & Papas Passaggio , and I personally have never seen this seat on sale in the UK .

You also state the Graco is easier to fit and "get right" . I don't really see how threading a seat belt through a loop and plugging it in the other side can fail to be done incorrectly on either seat .

I agree with you the type of car and your own driving skills also play a big part but I can't account for other people's driving skills and based on that and the overwhelming evidence that the Britax seat is so much better than the Graco I know what seat I would use .

Just my opinion

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