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Britax Cypress

The Britax Cypress is the latest of the Britax infant seats. Like the Willow S and Willow SC, it comes with the Alpine base that features an anti-rebound bar and Britax's ClickTight technology. This seat also has the one-hand adjustable carry handle like the Willow SC does. The Cypress comes with more inserts than the Willow series infant seats have. 

Seat is good for you if
  • You would like a car seat with flame-retardant-free fabric.
  • You want a seat with an easy installation.
  • You need to fit 3 across
Use caution if you
  • You have a specific stroller in mind to use or if you already bought one.
Stand-out features
  • Anti-rebound Bar
  • Clicktight lock-off
  • European baseless routing
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Britax
Cypress
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329.99

Our Review of the 

Britax Cypress

The Britax Cypress is the latest of the Britax infant seats. Like the Willow S and Willow SC, it comes with the Alpine base that features an anti-rebound bar and Britax's ClickTight technology. This seat also has the one-hand adjustable carry handle like the Willow SC does. The Cypress comes with more inserts than the Willow series infant seats have. 

Age

Our recommendation: From birth until it’s outgrown, between 9-12 months

Type

An infant car seat

When

From birth

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Cypress
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329.99
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Stand Out Features of this Car Seat

Anti-rebound Bar

The base has an anti-rebound bar (ARB) built into it. The anti-rebound bar is an added safety feature for rear-facing that can reduce the secondary movement of the car seat, called rebound, during a crash. When a collision occurs, the car seat will move forward, towards the front of the vehicle, and rotate downward. And as we all know from high school physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction — so after that initial movement, the car seat will rebound, or “bounce back” towards the backrest of the vehicle seat. The ARB minimizes this bounce-back effect, helping limit the car seat movement and your child inside it! ARBs may also limit the side-to-side rotation of the car seat in a side-impact collision. Overall, it’s a great feature on a rear-facing car seat!

Clicktight lock-off

If you want to install your car seat in the middle and your middle seat does not have lower anchor points, then you will need to do a seat belt installation. The Clicktight mechanism on the base makes getting a solid installation quick and effortless.

European baseless routing

This seat can be installed baseless with European or American/Standard belt routing. You can find a video showing both of those methods here. The European routing method is preferred! Baby Jogger refers to this as the taxi-safe belt path. European belt routing means the shoulder belt portion of the seat belt is routed behind the shell of the rear-facing seat, limiting its ability to rotate down in a frontal crash. This routing functions similarly to a load leg. Pretty cool, huh?!

Seat is good for you if 

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You would like a car seat with flame-retardant-free fabric.

All of the Cypress fabric options are free of flame-retardants, so you can choose any color that you prefer!

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You want a seat with an easy installation.

Britax has added a Clicktight mechanism to the Cypress' base that makes installation effortless. You really don’t have to do much except route the seat belt, buckle it in, and then close the Clicktight mechanism. The mechanism removes many inches of slack for you, so you don’t even need to tighten the seat belt.

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You need to fit 3 across

Like most infant seats, the Britax Cypress is very narrow. Thanks to its 17″ width and easy installation, this could be a good option in a 3 across configuration.

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Use caution if

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You have a specific stroller in mind to use or if you already bought one.

At this time, there are only a few strollers that the Britax Cypress is compatible with. You can find a chart of which strollers are compatible here.

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Airplane Use

The Britax Cypress is a recommended choice for both domestic and international travel as it is FAA-approved. When traveling within the United States and Canada, installing the seat without the base is a breeze, as the seat belts in these countries have locking mechanisms that ensure a secure fit. For international travel, it is recommended to pack the base in your luggage and utilize its seat belt lock-off or lower anchors for installation because, typically, seat belts in other countries will not lock. If you choose not to travel with the base, you will need to contact the manufacturer for a locking clip and learn how to use it before you travel. For help with all things airplane travel and car seats, check out our Wheels Up Course and private Facebook group.

Videos

This carseat does not have any videos yet.

SITS Bottom Line

The Britax Willow SC infant car seat offers several standout features for safety and convenience. It comes with flame-retardant-free fabric options and an easy-to-use ClickTight mechanism for effortless installation. This seat is also narrow enough to fit in a 3 across configuration, ideal for families with multiple young children. However, compatibility with strollers is limited, so consult the manufacturer’s chart if you have a specific stroller in mind. The anti-rebound is an additional safety feature that we love to see.

Buy Now: 
SITS checks manufactures and retailers daily to ensure these are the lowest prices available for these models.
Britax
Cypress
Buy Now
329.99

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Specifications

Britax

Cypress

Product Information

Weight: 9.7lbs

Width: 17"

Rear Facing Limits

Height: 32"

Weight: 4-30lbs

Head Height Rules: at least 1″ below the top of the headrest

Forward-Facing Limits

No Back Booster Limits

Highest Belt Guide Settings

High Back Booster Limits

Other Important Details

Preemie Fit

good bet

Expiration Limit

6 years

Crash Replacement Policy

replace after a moderate or severe crash

Harness

rethread

Lock-off

yes

Handle Positions for the Vehicle

any locked position

Vehicle Seat Protector

This brand does not permit a vehicle seat protector.