While driving at 50 mph a tire slammed against us…
It was scary. The tire came from another vehicle. The impact was loud. The airbags deployed. The car came to a stop in a few seconds. Adrenaline kicked in.
What happened with our little one?
She was fine. A bit shocked but fine.
This can happen to anyone. This is why you have to get the best protection possible. There are parents who took it lightly and they have never forgiven themselves.
If the Clek Foonf is the right choice we shall see. That’s the purpose of this article to help you make the right choice.
It’s built like a tank so your little one is protected all the time. It comes with advanced side impact protection. It has built-in energy-absorbing crumple tech.
Let’s get this Clek Foonf 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 is the Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat for?
This Clek car seat is for parents who want their kids to be extra safe. It’s built like a cushioned tank. Plus it will keep your little one safe in rear-facing mode up to four years old.
If safety is important for you this is the best car seat for the job.
What can the Clek Foonf car seat do for you?
When you look at this car seat it instantly telegraphs safety. Brace yourself you going to need a budget for it. And you can rest assured it’s worth every penny.
There’s no question about the safest way to drive your kids is rear-facing. And Clek paid special attention to this. You can let your child stay in rear-facing mode up until four years old. Plus the seat is elevated and the kids can look out through the rear window.
One of the parents said that this car seat is like a good motorcycle helmet. Though and protecting on the outside and soft and comfortable on the inside.
Clek is constantly evolving. They have added even more padding than the last version. So it’s extra comfortable for the kids.
I prefer as chem-free material as possible. They have gone the extra mile here. There are no chemical odors or fire retardant material used. Instead, they have chosen the all-natural Merino wool.
The best part of this car seat is that it expires in nine years. Which means it will serve two or even three children. If you do the math it’s all worth it.
Clek Foonf Car Seat shortcomings
This is a super high end car seat. And even this has flaws. Let me share them with you and see if it’s a deal-breaker for you.
The first one is of course the cost. It’s the most expensive seat that I’ve ever reviewed. Now can you put a dollar sign on the health and safety of your child?
Now here’s a biggie. You can’t remove the fabric to wash it. The only choice you have is spot cleaning. I understand that they use sci-fi materials but spot cleaning and real washing make a difference.
This thing is huge. No wonder they say it’s built like a tank. Since it’s so large it leaves you with a huge blindside. Be extra careful when you’re backing up.
For being a premium product they went cheap on the leveling lines. There are no bubbles or anything but good old fashioned lines. If the seat is leveled well it might or might not be.
It’s not the easiest car seat to install. There’s a steep learning curve and a Ph.D. diploma is preferable. Luckily there are tutorial videos so you get it right.
Where’s the cup holder? This was funny in a way. The price is high and they didn’t include a cup holder. Of course, you can buy an attachment for it but I like freebies.
Are you still with me? If so can we go on?
How To Get The Most Out Of Clek Foonf Convertible Car Seat?
Did you know that 75% of car seats are installed incorrectly? That’s a very bad number. If you want to be in the 25% here’s what you need to do. First, go through the manual and check out the installation videos. Then get to the car seat. Make sure it’s so tight that it doesn’t move an inch.
The second thing you need to consider is the position of the car seat. The safest spot is in the middle. Now, this is a wide and big chair so it might not be the best spot for you. So choose the second one which is behind the driver.
This car seat is FAA approved but you will be sorry if you travel with it. The weight is inhuman. Well, you can get it on a stroller but what happens on the plane? If you’re traveling economy the fit might not be 100%.
There are not many color variations. It was tested in the Florida heat and it didn’t get to an uncomfortable level. Probably because of the all-natural material.
- It’s built like a tank and it’s elevated so kids can lookout
- This car seat will allow you to keep your child rear facing as long as possible
- It has installation videos which will help you secure your car seat
- The seat cover can’t be removed so spot cleaning is the only option
- Leveling is done through leveling lines which is difficult to get it right
Conclusion for the Clek Foonf review
As you have seen the Clek Foonf has many positives and a few negatives as well. What do you think will your child be safe in this tank?
We have reached the end of this Clek Foonf review. I hope you have found answers to your questions and I’ve made your decision easier.
If you have experience with this Clek seat do leave a comment below.
Catch you next time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is the CLEK Foonf comfortable?
The Clek Foonf is a comfortable car seat. It comes with multiple recline options so your little one will be comfortable.
Should I get the CLEK FLLO or Foonf?
The Clek Foonf and Fllo are very similar car seats. This is why I’ve created a comparison between Clek Foonf vs Fllo.
How long is the CLEK Foonf good for?
The Clek Foonf is good for 65 pounds and 49″ in front facing mode (height range).
Can I do extended rear facing with Clek Foonf car seats?
Yes, you can do extended rear-facing with these car seats up to 50 pounds.
Can I do 3 across with the Clek Foonf car seats?
The Clek Foonf is one of the slimmest convertible car seats you can use. The width is just 17 inches wide and this is the widest point. It makes up with seat weight which is 38 pounds.
How do I know if the Clek Foonf is the right fit?
You always have to check the weight and height of your child and the car seat. The Foonf has a wide weight range of 14 up to 65 pounds. The upper limit for rear facing mode is 50 lbs. These weight limits are quite generous. The latch anchor weight limit is typically at 65 pounds.
Which other vehicle seats can compete with the Clek Foonf?
A good vehicle seat that can compete would be the little brother Clek Fllo. Besides the inhouse competition, we can mention: Nuna Rava, Chicco Nextfit, Diono Radian, and Britax Boulevard. Sometimes the stock might be out so the Nuna Rava, Diono Radian, or the Chicco Nextfit would be a great substitute.
Is this a booster seat?
No, the Clek Foonf has only front and rear facing mode. For booster mode, you should check out the Clek Oobr.
What kind of safety features and advanced safety features does the Foonf child car seat come with?
This child seat has the react safety system, aluminum honeycomb energy-absorbing crumple technology, steel and magnesium frame, and finally tether anchor.
How comfortable is this vehicle seat?
It’s one of the most comfortable ones that you can go with. There are multiple recline positions to choose from. This means that by getting the optimum recline position there won’t be any head flops. The seat cushion is nice and comfy no sore bums. It can be used as an airplane seat. There’s no rethread harness. I have no doubt that with all the settings your little one will be comfortable in the right recline angle. The crotch strap is adjustable. The harness straps can be automatically adjusted with the headrest. The adjustment handle delivers even more comfort.
What’s so special about the fabric?
First of all it doesn’t contain any chlorinated flame retardants, also there are no brominated substances either. As best practices, it’s a good idea to use their cleaning kit. The material is made out of merino wool also known as certified crypton super fabrics.
Does it come with an infant insert?
Yes with the Foonf you’re getting an infant insert. As your little one grows the infant insert can be removed.
How’s the installation like?
It’s easy to install. You can use the rigid latch system or the seat belt installation. During car crashes there’s no difference between a seat belt or latch install. They protect the same way. These car seats were designed to be installed in the back seat. Do keep in mind that while using the vehicle seat belt install you have to use the belt lock-off for a secure mounting. The latch anchors connect perfectly with the rigid latch system. Both front and rear facing can be installed with the seat belt. All you have to do is follow the belt path. During the installation it’s wise to consult the vehicle manual. With seat belts the belt path is located under the seat bottom so you have to move something around to get it installed. The lock offs are for the shoulder belt since it’s so popular in the United States.
Clek Fllo vs Diono Radian which is better?
Diono Radian is the better choice by far.
Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by Danny Reid