Britax Romer Evolva 123 SL SICT Car Seat - Flame Red - £118.79 @ Boots
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Britax Romer Evolva 123 SL SICT Car Seat - Flame Red - £118.79 @ Boots

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Edited by:"joe3k"Found 13th Oct
Very good price on this very good quality and very safe, stage 123 car seat.
Cheapest I think it's ever been (£131.99) with an extra 10% off via Boots too, which brings it down to only £118.79. Bargain!

Only available at this price in the Flame Red colour but what a cracking price it is. Mothercare have the exact same seat for sale at £180!

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I paid almost £200 for my little boy's Joie seat and it's pretty much exactly the same as this, but in black. Heat!

If I was in the market for a forward facing seat I would recommend this one. The previous very similar version has been around for a number of years and I had it for my older children who are almost 12 and 9. That was before I knew the vastly improved safety benefits that rear facing child seats offer, but I did really love the Evolva at the time. Slight downside is the recline isn’t great, and you also have to decide whether or not you want the seat reclined (there are only two positions, more upright and slightly reclined) before you fit it in the car and you can’t alter it mid-journey. To change the recline you have to un-install the seat. It’s too upright, even when reclined, for a younger child who still sleeps a lot in the car, I used to have problems with my daughter’s head falling forward. But overall a very good quality seat that will fit well in most cars.

Worth noting the 5 point harness is suitable for up to 18kg same as any other toddler group 1 seat.
Some people expect incorrectly as it is a bigger seat it will let them keep their child in the 5 point harness longer than other seats. That would only be the case if a child is too tall for their group 1 seat and still weighs less than 18kg

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Yes, we got this one mainly for our little girl who's 3 1/2. She sits forward facing. She hated sitting rearward facing and refused to do it. We would use it for our youngest at 14 months, if we needed to on occasion but not all the time, as we'd prefer her to be rearward facing for a while yet, so she'll go into our eldest ones old seat that swivels 360 degrees but she'll eventually use this Evolva 123 regularly too in our 2nd car.

The 5 point harness works up to 18kg and then they go seat-belted into the car-seat up to 36kg, which does them all the way up to age 12 apparently... impressive.

The seat we liked best was the Joie Every Stage FX (£250) but be in stage 1, the Joie needs to use the top tether which our car didn't have - real shame. We have isofix however and wanted to make use of that but not many seats in multistage do isofix without the top tether. This Britax Evolva 123 seemed to be the best seat we could find with a Soft-Latch ISOFIX installation and does all the way up to age 12. The price was the icing on the cake for us.

joe3k26 m ago

Yes, we got this one mainly for our little girl who's 3 1/2. She sits …Yes, we got this one mainly for our little girl who's 3 1/2. She sits forward facing. She hated sitting rearward facing and refused to do it. We would use it for our youngest at 14 months, if we needed to on occasion but not all the time, as we'd prefer her to be rearward facing for a while yet, so she'll go into our eldest ones old seat that swivels 360 degrees but she'll eventually use this Evolva 123 regularly too in our 2nd car.The 5 point harness works up to 18kg and then they go seat-belted into the car-seat up to 36kg, which does them all the way up to age 12 apparently... impressive.The seat we liked best was the Joie Every Stage FX (£250) but be in stage 1, the Joie needs to use the top tether which our car didn't have - real shame. We have isofix however and wanted to make use of that but not many seats in multistage do isofix without the top tether. This Britax Evolva 123 seemed to be the best seat we could find with a Soft-Latch ISOFIX installation and does all the way up to age 12. The price was the icing on the cake for us.


​Joie do a stages which isn't isofix and doesn't need a tether it does from birth to around 8 years. It's a bit more expensive at £150 but can be used rear facing too. Might be a good alternative for some people as it has a good recline which can be adjusted
Edited by: "jdRiggs" 13th Oct

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Yeah we looked at that Joie too but because it doesn't isofix, you have to manually seatbelt it in everytime after your child gets out, else the whole seat will fly about your car when you hit the brakes. Also it's only up to age 7 or 8 instead of age 12 & it's more expensive. As a result we ruled that one out.

jdRiggs13th Oct

Worth noting the 5 point harness is suitable for up to 18kg same as any …Worth noting the 5 point harness is suitable for up to 18kg same as any other toddler group 1 seat. Some people expect incorrectly as it is a bigger seat it will let them keep their child in the 5 point harness longer than other seats. That would only be the case if a child is too tall for their group 1 seat and still weighs less than 18kg

Very good point, which I forgot to mention! The 18kg weight limit is right there in the manual, and on my seat it was on the sticker on the side of the actual seat, but sadly a lot of parents don’t bother to read the manual that comes with any new seat that they buy. It’s quite common that parents will continue to use the harness, ignoring or not being aware of the weight limit, because they think their child is safer in that than using the seatbelt. This is very dangerous.

joe3k23 h, 53 m ago

Yeah we looked at that Joie too but because it doesn't isofix, you have to …Yeah we looked at that Joie too but because it doesn't isofix, you have to manually seatbelt it in everytime after your child gets out, else the whole seat will fly about your car when you hit the brakes. Also it's only up to age 7 or 8 instead of age 12 & it's more expensive. As a result we ruled that one out.

​Yes when using it as a booster seat with the belt you need to strap it in when not in use.
For someone thinking of getting it for a younger child in harnessed mode (up to age 3 or 4) it stays in place with the adult belt all the time same as the evolva. The evolva does to an older age and the stages is suitable from birth so can be used earlier.
Best choice just depends on the age of the child I suppose. Personally 7 years use is enough for one seat to be good value to me. The technology used in car seats is improving all the time. Any long life seat won't compare to the safety of the latest seats when they are a few years old anyway.

Original Poster

Yes it's up to 18kg with the harness but then they go seat-belted into this car-seat up to 36kg. I'm surprised some parents would miss this point, as it's the same on nearly all car seats of this type but then again what some people do, is often baffling.

A safe well known brand car seat that goes all the way up to 36kg (approx. age 12) for this price is pretty good value in my opinion. We got one for ourselves and one for our parents. At this price, it's a cracking good seat for grandparents.

Thanks op, just ordered and got 1180 points. I have the britax advansfix II and the harness is suitable up to 24kg - my son was 18kg when he was 2 and this was the only seat i could find which he could still use the harness - the newer version however is now only suitable up to 18kg. Thankfully my youngest is a lot more petite so this seat is perfect
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