Clek Fllo Review – Does it really deliver?
My son was anti-car until I got…
We have tried everything. From putting him in the car when he was sleepy or awake. His mom was by the side, but all we got was chainsaw crying. It seemed that my son doesn’t like the car.
All this had changed when we got the Clek Fllo car seat. I wonder if this chair is blessed. The difference is like night and day. He sits there comfortably and in quiet.
Now my wife can sit in the front, and we can have a pleasant conversation.
It’s made out of long-lasting materials, and it will serve you for 9 years. Good for two or even three kids.
Let’s get this Clek Fllo review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.
Who can get the most out of this Clek Fllo Convertible car seat?
The Clek Fllo car seat is for those who want a narrow chair. If you don’t have a seven-seater and you want to fit an adult between two kids, this is your best solution.
This Clek Fllo car seat is the narrowest one on the market today.
Of course, it has all the bells and whistles you need like safety, style, and adjustability.
When you want to maximize the seat in the car, this is the best choice for you.
What can the Clek Fllo Convertible car seat do for you?
The main reason I love the Clek Fllo car seat is that it’s simple and effective. You don’t need a rocket science degree to install it.
One of the major buying points was that they had put a lot of emphasis on safety. Yes, all child car seats are safe. And Clek went the extra mile. The side impact protection is leading in the industry.
The fabric is soft, so it’s comfortable for any child to sit there. Best of all, according to the tests, it has the least toxic chemicals and fire retardants. That’s good to know. I don’t want my child to breathe those poisons on hours at end.
Did I mention the looks? Well, it’s like a child version of a race car seat. It looks so cool. Maybe my boy will be a professional racer when he grows up, thanks to this car seat.
Clek Fllo shortcomings
As you know, there’s no such thing as the perfect car seat. There are abound to be some bugs or issues. I feel that it’s my civic duty to share it with you.
I love the resistive stain fabric. It’s a great invention. And something went wrong with the design. The material is indeed stain proof, but where does the liquid go? For example, if the child has a peeing accident, then the pee disappears in the many hidden crevices.
Now imagine driving on a long road trip during the summer. The smell will be unbearable if you don’t open all the windows. The other solution is to pull over disassemble hose down, wait an hour to dry, and assemble it again.
Another problem with the Clek Fllo is that it always sets the detectors off at the airport. This means that the friendly TSA agent has to pat you down. And by you, I mean the whole family. Keep this in mind if you want to travel by these car seats.
For older kids, there should be a cup holder, but it’s missing. Plus, there’s no strap holder either. After I have finally put my son in, I always have to search for those straps.
This child car seat isn’t on the cheap side either. For the price, you’re getting one year of warranty and 9 years of use. If you need to get a baby to insert well, you need to buy it separately.
Additional items seem to be overpriced.
How To Get The Most Out Of Clek Fllo Convertible car seat?
The Clek Fllo car seat comes with both front facing mode and rear-facing mode. You probably know this already so that I won’t go on and on. Younger children are much safer if they are riding in rear facing mode.
Forward facing is recommended from one year upwards. This Clek Fllo car seat is simple and effective. It’s easy to install and use. The steel anti-rebound bar enhances safety.
The fabric is resistive stains, so it’s easy to keep it clean. If you want to avoid those nasty chemicals, then you can rest assured that there are no brominated or chlorinated flame retardants present.
This car seat is compatible with infants as well. For that, you will need to buy the infant insert separately. So from birth to early childhood, this car seat is there to serve you.
- It looks good in the car, and it’s safe at the same time
- It’s safe tests show that it has the least toxic chemicals and brominated and chlorinated flame retardants
- It’s the narrowest car seat you can buy. Two of these in the backseat, and there’s still room in the middle for an adult.
- The stain resistive fabric is a good idea until a peeing accident. It fills all the hidden crevices so it will smell.
- It’s hard to fly with this car seat. TSA agents warn against it.
Conclusion for Clek Fllo Review
This is the narrowest car seat on the market. It’s less than 17 inches wide. If you want to have three people in the back, this will be the best solution for you. Not everyone can afford a seven-seater so the Clek Fllo Convertible car seat will help you add an extra child seat or have space for an adult in the back.
For this alone it’s worth buying it. Of course, it has many pros and a few flaws, and you know that already.
We have reached the end of this Clek Fllo review. Thanks for reading this far. If you have experience with the Clek Fllo car seat, do share them below. Maybe I’ve missed something? If so I will update my post.
How does your child feel while riding in this car seat? Would you recommend it to others?
Catch you next time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Is the CLEK FLLO comfortable?
Yes the Clek Fllo is comfortable the pictures don’t do justice for it. Kids love it.
How long is a CLEK FLLO good for?
The Clek Fllo is good for 9 years after date of manufacture.
How much does CLEK FLLO weight?
The Clek Fllo seat weight is 25 pounds
What would be a good alternative for the Clek Fllo seat?
For the Clek Fllo convertible a good alternative would be clek foonf. The clek foonf is like the bigger brother of fllo. Also there’s the peg perego.
What’s the weight limit on these Clek Fllo convertible car seats?
The extended rear-facing weight limit is 50 pounds. For forward facing is 65 pounds. With the fllo car seat make sure you read the manual. The tether anchor weight limit is 65 pounds. The overall weight range is 5-65 pounds.
Is the Fllo FAA approved?
Yes it is and the airplane installation is easy.
What kind of safety features does the Fllo have?
They have over did the safety features there are so many of them. Since car seat safety is so important for first time parents. First of all there’s the react safety feature. It relies on the rigid latch technology. The Fllo has multiple energy absorbing devices built in. First up is the energy-absorbing crumple technology which is based on aluminum honeycomb. The side wings aren’t for show they offer a lot of head support for the little one. There’s of course the anti rebound bar (ARB) which has to be attached using the vehicle seat. Also there’s the emergency release button. To make the install tight there’s the belt lock-off for the seat belt. And this is just the beginning of the safety technology. The crash test results speak for themselves. Makes sure you use the recline foot and the flip foot at the same time. As I’ve mentioned energy absorbing is the hallmark of the Fllo.
How do you install the Fllo convertible car seat?
Being a convertible means that it can be mounted both front facing and with rear-facing installation. For either of the modes you can use the vehicle seat belt or the rigid latch system. The thin with seat belts is that they are harder to install. The lap shoulder belt has to be fed through the belt path. Then you have to remove the slack by pulling it tight.
What’s so special about the seat design and the fabric with this Fllo car seat?
It’s greenguard select certified. You can only use spot cleaning and you have to order the cleaning kit from Clek. Neither the seat base or the seat back is removable for cleaning. If you get stains on the seat bottom or on the seat cushion you have to use the cleaning kit these are the best practices.
How comfortable is the Fllo convertible car seat?
Well to get the sufficient recline angle (degree angle) you can use the pool noodle. In most cases you will find the right recline position. There’s no manual rethreading because of the harness slots. The crotch strap is adjustable offering more comfort. The shoulder straps are padded to make them comfy. After installing the fllo you will be able to sit able to sit in back seat, ground level or center seat.
Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by Danny Reid