britax slim-line car seat

Summary Britax Slim line AHR

Recommended – The Slimm Line AHR Compaq car seat is a narrow car seat that allows parents to easily fit three car seats across the back of most cars. The ISOFIX installation is easier than the isofix on all other car seats by other manufacturers. However there are some issues which need to be addressed in future updates of the seat

Slimm Line AHR Compaq Carseat Review

Britax have released another A4 child restraint; which is ISOFIX compatible. This allows mums and dads to connect the seat to their ISOFIX points in their car.

Initial Impressions of the Britax Slimm line Compaq; are that it does not look very different from previous versions. It still has the “PUSH’ label sewn into the back of the seat, which I had hoped they would change.

Closer inspection shows the ISOFIX label on the sides and the padding seems to be more generous than previous Compaqs.

Recline Angle

When I placed the Slimm Line Compaq onto the back seat; the angle seemed to be much gentler than previous versions and did not need any padding underneath to get the desired 40-45 degrees.

ISOFIX Connection

Next we discover why the restraint is called the Slimm Line Compaq; and that is; the foot-print of the Compaq car seat is between the ISOFIX points, allowing parents to be able to activate the ISOFIX much easier than previously. I found it very easy to get 100% green indication and the tightness of the restraint was Very Good.

Upper tether

Anyone who has installed Safe n Sound car seats; will be aware that sometimes the upper tether can be on the short side, and in a lot of cases you will need a tether extension. In the version of the Britax Slimm Line compaq, the upper tether looked like it was about 5 cm longer as it reached the anchor point easily without any extension (On a 2015 toyota Kluger)

A huge positive for the Britax Slimm line Compaq; is the upper tether buckle has been re-designed; making it easier to loosen the upper tether when in rear facing mode.

Harness Adjustment – Slimm Line Compaq

One major drawback; is the “PUSH” mechanism to adjust the harness height. This mechanism makes it harder to raise or lower the harness. Thankfully the blue lever at the back is easily accessible when rear facing to help raise or lower the harness.

Summary – Slimm Line AHR Compaq Carseat

Recommended: This is a baby car seat; all those European ISOFIX lovers will adore. The Isofix installation is a nice and easy; helping parents who are doing ithe installation themselves; there is no hidden trick to get 100% green activation. The upper tether buckle was nice with only the harness PUSH mechanism detracting from it.