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BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

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jenny
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BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

As some of you may know I was in a car accident yesterday (everyone's OK) and I need a new car seat. I had the Marathon but when I went to BBB today I saw the Decathalon.

I know a lot of you gals have the Marathon (me included) and love it. Are there any reviews on the Decathalon? The salesperson said it was the same seat as the Marathon w/ additional padding. I am leaning toward this seat over the Marathon but just wondering if anyone had any feedback.

TIA

Posted 9/1/06 1:20 PM
 
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KPtoys
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

Why would you spend the extra $50 on the Decathalon if you dont need the newborn padding?

Posted 9/1/06 3:15 PM
 

kimmie
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

Same seat more padding that comes out and you only use for small child or newborn.. I have the Decathalon it was cheaper than the Marathon at the time

try bestbuybaby.com no tax no shipping

Posted 9/1/06 3:29 PM
 

pnm1654
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

We went with the Boulevard b/c of the side impact head rest. We decided against the Decathalon b/c we would have paid for extra padding that my son is too big for.

Posted 9/1/06 3:41 PM
 

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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

I was just in BBB today too and asking about the difference. It is the padding, which removes to make it the Marathon. I didn't buy, but I am defintiely getting the Marathon for Lauren. She'll be too big for the padding anyway. I am buying it online too at Traveling Tikes because they prices are cheaper and no slaes tax or shipping charges.

Posted 9/1/06 4:29 PM
 

luvmiboy
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

Posted by chmlengr

I was just in BBB today too and asking about the difference. It is the padding, which removes to make it the Marathon. I didn't buy, but I am defintiely getting the Marathon for Lauren. She'll be too big for the padding anyway. I am buying it online too at Traveling Tikes because they prices are cheaper and no slaes tax or shipping charges.



I ordered from them- they were fabulous!!!!!!

Posted 9/2/06 7:25 PM
 

jenny
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

I went to BBB and purchased a Decathalon (w/ a 10% off coupon). The insurance company is paying for the new seat.

Thanks for all the feedback.

Posted 9/2/06 7:54 PM
 

CunningOne
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

I just wanted to add too that the Decathalon has an adjustable crotch strap, where as the Marathon doesn't. I always found that short crotch strap on the Marathon a pain, but I love everything else about it.

Posted 9/2/06 9:09 PM
 

Texas4Good
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Re: BRITAX - Marathon vs. Decathalon

I have the Decathalon and LOVE IT! I never had a Marathon, so can't compare. But both I am sure are equally good.

Posted 9/2/06 11:59 PM
 
 

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