The Britax Parkway Booster Seat comes in two models, the SGL and the SG. The difference is that the SGL offers a LATCH system, whereas the SG does not.
The Britax Parkway is safe, comfortable, and convenient for both parent and child. Offering true side impact protection, and SecureGuard anti-submarining technology, the Britax Parkway is one of the safest booster seats available on the market. It’s also received the highest rating “Best Bet”, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features that come equipped with the Britax Parkway.
The Britax Parkway Booster Seat offers “True” side impact protection. The deep side walls and solid head support provide a shield around your child, effectively distributing crash forces away from your child, as well as providing added protection from vehicle intrusion. The side walls and head support are designed to contain your child’s body, in other words, if the unthinkable happens, the Britax Parkway is designed to keep the head, neck, and spine aligned, therefore minimizing any injuries.
The Britax Parkway Booster Seat also offers a SecureGuard clip that works with the vehicles safety belt to keep your child from slipping under the seat belt, also called submarining, in the event of an accident. This clip attaches to the lap portion of the safety belt, keeping it in place, and preventing “submarining”, therefore reducing the risk of abdominal injury.
Exceptional Comfort and Convenience
The Britax Parkway Booster Seat offers comfortable armrests, a removable backrest, and dual cup holders that are retractable. The color-coded vehicle belt guides, and one-handed adjustable head restraint make securing your child convenient and easy. The Britax Parkway comes in an SGL model which offers the ISOFLEX Lower LATCH System that makes installation a breeze. With 2 clicks and a pull on either side of the seat, the Britax Parkway firmly anchors to your vehicle.
Britax Parkway Features:
- SGL Model – ISOFLEX Flexible Lower LATCH System – 2 clicks and one pull easily anchors this booster seat to the car – This is included on the SGL model
- TRUE Side Impact Protection distributes crash forces away from child
- Solid head support – contains the head
- Deep side walls – contain your child’s body
- 360-degree protection – Energy-absorbing EPS foam liner, and high-density foam seat
- SecureGaurd Technology – clip that attaches to the lap belt that prevents submarining
- Color-coded vehicle belt guides
- Removable backrest – converts to a backless booster
- Comfortable armrests
- Retractable dual cup holders
- Adjustable head restraint – adjusts one-handed
- Soft, durable seat cover removes easily from the shell and is washable
- Britax Parkway SGL offers 4 color options, Livia (pink), Cloudburst (grey), Nutmeg (tan & black), Cardinal (red)
- Britax Parkway SG offers 4 color options as well, Onyx (grey), Pink Sky (light pink), Maui Blue, & Cowmooflage
- IIHS (Insurance Institute For Highway Safety) gave it the highest rating, “Best Bet”
- Comes with a limited one-year warranty
- Weight recommendation: 40 – 120 pounds
Britax Parkway Video Demo:
Britax Parkway Review:
As I noted above in the description, the Britax Parkway comes in both an SG model and an SGL. If you’re looking for a booster seat that offers a LATCH anchor system, the Britax Parkway SGL is what you want, and it’s also more expensive. The Britax Parkway SG model offers everything that the SGL offers except the LATCH system, and it’s about $30 dollars cheaper.
I also researched the customer feedback for both booster seats and this is what I found. 208 out of 243 reviewers rated the Britax Parkway Booster Seat 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. In other words, 86% were extremely pleased. As for the other 14%, most were still pleased, but just disappointed with a few features. For instance, a few reviewers purchased the Britax Parkway SG model expecting it to have a LATCH system, and therefore were disappointed. One reviewer stated that the Britax Parkway does not fit in the back row of a 2010 Dodge Caravan because of the seat belt placement, and therefore wouldn’t work for her. A few reviewers also complained about the seat material, stating that it was slick and hot. So, if you live in a warmer climate this may be a problem.
The bottom line is, the Britax Parkway Booster Seat is one of the safest booster seats available on the market, offering TRUE side impact protection and SecureGuard technology. Most of the reviewers, 86%, loved the Britax Parkway Booster Seat, stating that it was comfortable, convenient, and most of all, SAFE! One reviewer even stated that her Britax Parkway Booster Seat was put through the ultimate test, or in other words, a fairly serious car accident. Her son walked away without even a scratch. The paramedics that were called to the scene even stated that the Britax Parkway Booster Seat did exactly what it was suppose to do. Another reviewer for the SG model had a similar review, only with a much more serious accident, like the car rolled 4 TO 5 TIMES! Check out these reviews below, in fact, if you have time, check out the original links too and read the comments under the reviews, it really puts things into perspective.
We could pick the Britax Parkway Booster Seat apart piece by piece, analyzing each and every feature, but at the end of the day all we want is for our children to be as safe as possible, and the Britax Parkway Booster Seat does just that.
Customer Feedback on the Britax Parkway:
Britax saves lives and our severe crash proves it for me.,December 29, 2010
Thank God for the Britax Parkway. I will try to make this short and sweet. 1 week ago yesterday, my family of 5 and another child who was with us were hit while traveling between 45-50 miles per hour by someone speeding through a stop sign. The accident was so quick we did not even have time to hit the brakes. Most of the initial impact and roll impact was the worst on the passenger side. The side where my son was…in his Britax Parkway Booster Seat. My car FLIPPED, as in up in the air and came crashing down on the roof at least once, maybe twice…then continued to roll a little less violently, but still violent none the less. All together we flipped and rolled 4 TO 5 TIMES, landing finally on the roof for the final roll, then slid down the road on the roof. Once we came to a stop, my car was 50 or more yards from the initial impact, facing the wrong direction, and in a different lane. To say my car is totaled is an under statement. It looks as though it just came out of a junk yard car crushing machine…not a window remains, not a light remains, half of the mechanical components under the hood are gone, the roof is 1/2 the height it used to be…it’s one of those wrecks you pass on the road and feel sick to your stomach thinking, “Oh dear God, someone died tonight.”
Hearing my son yelling for help, I slid on my back to him (remember, the roof is now the floor and there was no getting out through a door, mine was totally crushed) I found my son hanging upside down…SECURELY STILL BUCKLED INTO HIS BRITAX PARKWAY. He had not budged an INCH. I unbuckled him and he and the booster fell down on my chest. Smelling smoke, I shoved him out his glassless window. Once we were all out…after an accident that most people would never walk away from…I found my son did not have even as much as a scratch on him. He had only been yelling for help because the weight of his body and booster on the buckle did not allow him to unbuckle himself and was effectively “stuck” upside down firmly attached to the seat…which means everything functioned exactly as it was supposed to function. The rest of us have some injuries…he does not even have a bruise. Thanks to my car and the Britax Parkway, we are all alive though…and even the paramedics and police were surprised about that.
Most people only look at how easy boosters are to get in and out of etc. Take my experience as you will, but for our family…the proof is in the pudding and there is no convenience factor in the world that would ever make me change brands. I just ordered our new Britax Parkway Booster Seat yesterday.
Britax Parkway SG Review on Amazon – See Original
Reviewed the hard way…,August 8, 2011
I received our booster on July 29 and was very nervous about using it. Our son is only 3.5 but by his build, they recommend using a booster. Still, I wasn’t 100% comfortable with it so I chose the Parkway SGL because of the latch and (more importantly) the SecureGuard.
Well, one week later on Aug 6, he was involved in a fairly serious car accident with his grandmother. I was out of town but was told the paramedics commented that the booster was great and did exactly what it was supposed to do. Our son had only a little tenderness in his chest and shoulder and otherwise, not even a scratch.
Unfortunately, we had to buy a different model to get him home in because this one is only available online. However, I may still buy yet another. Clearly, it did exactly what we needed it to do. The day after the accident, he was playing like nothing happened.
I realize there are many safe seats out there… but this one is a winner all the way around to me. Easy to secure, easy to use, low profile (I have a Corolla) and provided amazing protection…
Britax Parkway SGL Review on Amazon – See Original
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