Same great seat with extra long rear facing time now with Britax patented SICT for superior protection in collisions from the side. Multi Tech lll is a combination seat which can be used both rear and forward facing to 25 kg (55 lbs). It will will keep most children comfortably rear facing to 5+ years and forward facing to 7 years or more.
The newest model has Britax patented side impact protection systems, SICT, built in. The system is integrated in the seat shell which is a more costly but far better solution than having small separate cushion like other manufacturers. The protector is used on side closest to the door and is quickly adjusted for full protection.
Despite the tall seat shell and long rear facing time Multi Tech fits well in normal mid size cars. Multi Tech has an expandable seat shell with nice deep sides for great side impact protection and easy single hand adjustment. The adjustable head support with integrated harness keep children safe and comfortable. As children grow the head support move higher making sure head is protected and harness is kept in correct position.
The tall seat shell of Multi Tech allow most kids to sit rear facing to age 5 or longer. Seat is then turned around and head support expand even further. Forward facing use is up to 18 kg (40 lbs.) with harness and 25 kg. (55 lbs) with seat belt as a high back booster.
Multi Tech can be placed rear facing in all places in back seat and also in the front seat (airbag deactivated with key/switch!). Seat can be installed with regular 3-point seat belt or lap belt. Installation is straight forward with support leg and smart built in seat belt lockoffs. Angle of installation is quickly changed by adjusting plate underneath car seat. Multi Tech is a favorite among parents who seek comfortable rear facing for maximum time and/or have tall children.
Please note we strongly recommend rear facing to at least age 4.