Britax Pinnacle ClickTight

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Britax Pinnacle ClickTight Review Facts

If your child is bigger and does not need to use a rear-facing car seat any longer, there are plenty of different options for you to choose from that can cater to your child’s needs. Depending on how big he or she is, it will be necessary for you to purchase a forward-facing car seat with a harness system or a booster seat. There are also options for you to purchase a two-in-one type of deal.

The Britax Pinnacle Clicktight is one of many options for those who need a car seat for children who are bigger and need to use a forward-facing car seat as well as a booster seat in the future. The brand itself claims that there is no other booster seat on the market that will accommodate children as tall and as heavy as this one, so that means you’ll be able to use this car seat for the longest out of any other choice out there. Of course, you will have to shell out a bit more money, but considering the length of time that you will be using the seat, it may be worth it. The seat comes with many attractive features, such as the Clicktight technology that is specific to the Britax brand, as well as three layers of protection against impact.

Overall, there are plenty of great features that this car seat has to offer. Now let’s get into some of the features that people who purchased this product commended, what they didn’t like about it, and more to help you decide whether or not you should add the Britax Pinnacle ClickTight to your list of options for a forward-facing car seat or a booster seat.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Provides higher weight and height limits than any other one

Features that provide maximum comfort

Three layers of protection against impact

Easy to install because of ClickTight system

Can be adjusted without having to be removed


Very big, bulky, and heavy

Not the best for smaller cars

Basic Features

First thing’s first, this car seat can be used as a forward-facing harness seat and then as a booster seat when your child is old enough. This means that this seat can be used for several years until your child is no longer in need of any type of car seat. This is good for people who do not want to purchase a new car seat every time their child grows out of their old one, spending hundreds of dollars every time they do so.

As the Britax brand has claimed, this car seat has the highest height and weight limits out of any booster seat on the market. It works for kids who weigh between 25 and 120 pounds, which is more than enough for your child to fare well for many years. If your child is still using the forward-facing harness, the seat will work for children who weigh between 25 and 90 pounds and who are between 30 and 58 inches tall.

The company says that your child must be at least two years of age in order to begin using the seat in this position; this is due to the fact that the rear-facing position is actually the safest out of all of them. And if your child is in need of a booster seat, this seat will accommodate children weighing between 40 and 120 pounds and who are between 45 and 62 inches tall. One good way of knowing whether or not your child is big for their car seat is if their head goes above the headrest.

The seat has a nice design and it comes in several different colors that your child may choose from in order to suit their tastes. In addition, there is plenty of cushioning to provide your child with maximum comfort and protection. This cushioning may be washed in the washing machine when your child has an accident or a spill. The seat also comes with cup holders to add to your child’s convenience.

If you want to put it in a different position, you won’t have to remove it from your car to do so. And there are three different recline positions when the seat is in the forward-facing harness mode.

Advanced Features

The Pinnacle ClickTight does come with a number of advanced features. For one, it has extra safety measures to ensure that your child will be protected at all times. Despite the fact that the rear-facing position is the safest for any child (provided that they are small enough), this one also has a padded harness that has nine slot positions for your child to remain as snug as possible. And there are three layers of protection against impact in this car seat, which means that your child will be well-protected.

This car seat also comes with the Britax patented ClickTight technology, which aims to help make sure that installation is much easier than usual. We will talk more about the ease of installation below, but there are virtually no other brands that provide car seats with similar technology to make the lives of parents a lot easier upon installation.


One area where parents had quite a lot of concerns was when it came to the size of this car seat. It is one of the bigger car seats on the market, having dimensions of 21 x 22.5 x 28 inches. You probably won’t be able to purchase more than one for your back seat if you have more than one young child and you may face some difficulties if you have a smaller car.

This seat may cause the person sitting in the front seat, whether that be the driver or the passenger, to have to sacrifice some legroom. So, if you do have a smaller car, the best piece of advice is that you measure out the dimensions of your backseat before you purchase this product. If it won’t be an issue, then the size is not so much of a problem.

Ease of Use

Many parents were pleased with how easy this car seat was to install and to use. As we mentioned earlier, Britax has a patented technology called ClickTight, which is meant to make sure that the installation of car seats is much easier than normal. All you essentially have to do is secure the car seat to the seat belt buckle. There is a ClickTight key on the bottom of the car seat that you simply have to push. It’s best for you to read the instruction manual to get a clear picture of everything, but considering the fact that this car seat is just about as easy to install as buckling a seat belt, you certainly won’t have to worry about the amount of effort that you would put into installing a normal car seat here.

Another thing that helps to make using this car seat a lot easier than others is that the fabric cushioning is made out of material that can be washed in the washing machine. You may also choose to spot clean if the stain isn’t that large. This helps to make the lives of many parents a lot easier because it’s inevitable that your child will have an accident now and again. The fact that the seat cushions can be washed will help to make sure that the seat remains clean and fresh.


Again, as with most car seats on the market, the Britax Pinnacle does not come with any accessories on its own. You may choose to purchase a seat protector if you wish to protect the back seat of your car from any potential spills, crumbs, or indentation left by the car seat. The seat itself comes with cup holders, for instance, so you won’t have to worry about purchasing anything separately.


One area where this car seat does not skimp out is when it comes to its safety features. There are, of course, the very basic features such as a five-point harness that all car seats are required to have in order to pass the minimum crash safety tests in order to be sold on the market. However, this seat goes above and beyond in terms of safety measures.

There is impact technology in the cushions to help protect your child’s head in the case of an accident. These cushions do double duty by also protecting the head of anyone sitting next to the car seat. The base of the car seat is made out of steel and plastic, which are materials that help to make car seats more durable and stable, especially in cases of impact.

The headrest is quite large and helps to protect your child’s head from a number of things, including any debris that might be flying around. Then, there is the tether design, which helps to prevent the seat from rotating around and moving forward. This further helps to protect your child’s head in particular.


Another area where this car seat has done its best is when it comes to your child’s comfort. All the extra cushioning and padding that are meant to help keep your child protected will also work to keep your child comfortable. The harness doesn’t fasten too tightly around your child and you will be able to adjust it accordingly as your child gets bigger.

The height can also be adjusted easily to make it more comfortable for your child. Considering the fact that this combo seat can even be used for children weighing up to 120 pounds, it should come to no surprise that it has all the features necessary to make sure that your child remains as comfortable as possible.


Of course, no product is perfect, so it should come to no surprise when we say that weight is one of the areas where parents had complaints. This is quite a heavy car seat coming in at 26.5 pounds. It’s definitely not something that you’ll want to use when you’re traveling and it’s not the easiest to transport.

So, if you frequently change between cars, this might not be the best choice for you because the weight of the seat can make that difficult. And it’s definitely not something that you’ll want to take your child around in when you go shopping and such. However, if you never intend to remove the seat from your car, then the weight probably won’t be a big issue. And, some people equate heavier products to ones that have better quality, and this car seat certainly does not have any issues in terms of quality.


In order to get all of the advanced features that this seat has to offer, it should be expected that you will pay quite a bit extra for that. So, this might not be the seat for those who are on a budget. It costs $300, which is quite normal for a high-end seat. You’re also paying for the fact that you’ll be using it for years and years, which will save you money in the end because you won’t have to buy your child a new car seat every year.

Key Features

The seat exceeds safety standards
It has ClickTight technology for installation
The seat has V-shaped tether to prevent rotation and movement
The harness can be easily adjusted
The seat is meant to accommodate children up to 120 pounds

Bottom Line

If you definitely don’t mind paying a bit more for your child’s car seat, and if you don’t mind the fact that your child’s car seat might be a bit bulky and heavy, then the Britax Pinnacle ClickTight is a good option for you to consider. It has more safety features than most other car seats on the market, including V-shaped tether to prevent movement. The seat also has cushions that can be washed in the washing machine and impact protection technology as well. It’s meant to be used as both a forward-facing harness seat and a booster seat, so you’ll be using it for many years to come.