The Clek Fllo is very similar to the Clek Foonf, but it's less expensive since it lacks rigid latch technology and has a less advanced recline system. Also, due to the differences in tech, the Fllo sits lower in the vehicle and takes up a bit less space in all recline positions.
Things We Love
- Good Looks: The Clek Fllo is a nice-looking convertible car seat that looks best in Noire, Shadow, Ink, Thunder, and Slate.
- Super Safe + Anti-Rebound Bar: The Clek Fllo is super safe, including an anti-rebound bar, side impact protection, energy absorbing EPP foam, and a steel frame. Additionally, the Fllo features the EACT safety system (Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology), which protects forward-facing kiddos using vehicle crumple zone technology. This is similar to the REACT system used in the Foonf, but without the rigid-latch system.
- Rear-Facing Until 50 Pounds: The Fllo comfortably supports rear-facing until a whopping 50lbs, which is around year four of a child’s life. The fact is, the longer a child can rear-face, the safer they’ll be in the event of a collision. Even once a toddler/small child’s legs are scrunched up against the back seat, it is still significantly safer to ride rear-facing than forward-facing. (Cue to 1:30 in this kind of disturbing video to learn more.)
- Supports Three Across: At only 17 inches wide, the Clek Fllo allows you to install three car seats in your car’s back row.
- Newborn Compatible: The Clek Foonf is suitable for babies five pounds and up using the infant insert (officially called the “Infant-Thingy”), which is sold separately for $69.99.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- Rethread Harness: The harness must be rethreaded as your baby grows. This is kind of a pain, but thankfully, not something you have to do very often.
- Heavy: At 25 pounds (or 28 pounds with the anti-rebound bar), the Fllo is not a car seat you want to be moving from car to car with any sort of frequency. Most people rarely move their convertible car seats from car to car, so weight is really not much of an issue.
- So/So Install: The Clek Fllo install is neither overly complicated nor ridiculously simple. It can be installed with either LATCH or a seat belt. The part that’s not so great is that you have to remove the seat pad and unthread the crotch strap to access the LATCH/belt lock offs. The lock offs themselves are a little bit annoying to operate, but like anything, are something you’ll get the hang of with enough practice.
- “We Make Tanks, Not Recliners”: A famous Clek quote, this is the truth. Clek seats are insanely safe, built to withstand some pretty crazy crash scenarios, but they are not plush. There are no cup holders, and while the seat is both nice-looking and functional, it is not overly soft or cozy.
- Confusing Newborn “Infant-Thingy” Insert: Installing and using the infant insert is not terribly straightforward. You must remove the car seat’s main headrest and one rule that is typically big one in car seat land– that the shoulder harness should never be above the child’s shoulders, only at or below them– is deemed and proven to be safe, acceptable, and the only way to do it with the Foonf infant insert. Clek has tested it.
- Limted Recline: The Fllo uses a foot at the base of the car seat to create two angles of recline, one for infants and one for toddlers. With only two options, this is a more limited recline situation than the Rava or the Foonf.
- Install the Clek Fllo Rear-Facing using LATCH
- Install the Clek Fllo Rear-Facing using a seat belt
- Install the Clek Fllo Forward-Facing using LATCH
- Install the Clek Fllo Forward-Facing using a seat belt
- Adjust the Clek Fllo to fit your child
- Clek Fllo – $380
- Clek Infant Thingy (necessary for infants 5-14lbs) – $70
- Available online for $349.99 in certain colors