If you want to buy a car seat made in America, Clek might be the choice for you. They are a bit costly, even compared to the likes of Britax. However that price can be seen within the structure of the seats themselves.
Employing a unique manifest of materials, Clek builds its seats with incredible attention to engineering and innovation, keeping its modern style intact. Clek also keeps its product lineup light, as in Clek has fewer products to choose from. That’s not entirely a bad thing.
Possibly considered Clek’s flagship model, the Foonf is a convertible car seat filled to the brim with features. Its sub-structure is made of steel and magnesium, energy-absorbing foam layers, and an anti-rebound bar. This bar is for rear-facing mode, and is designed to limit the rotation of the seat itself, thus keeping the child from being tossed around too much.
The Foonf also uses Clek’s Rigid Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology (REACT) safety system. Essentially, the REACT safety system is a series of crumple zones built into the seat. In a regular car, certain parts of the body panels are designed to completely fold in the event of a crash, so as to take the brunt of the force from the other car. Clek has integrated this concept into its Foonf model, with the REACT safety system.
The Foonf has all the other bells and whistles, including protection from stains and is thin enough to fit three wide across the back bench seat of a car. It’s also got a $500 price tag, depending on what kind of color you go with.
The next seat in Clek’s lineup is the Fllo, which has been classified as a “compact” convertible car seat. It uses a steel construction, the same anti-rebound bar found in the Foonf, and while it doesn’t have the same REACT system the Fllo uses the EACT system, which uses aluminum honeycomb deformable cores to absorb the force of an impact. The Fllo mimics its brethren Foonf’s high price tag, weighing in at as much as $430 depending on which color you choose. The fact that the Fllo is “compact” means it’s possibly a better fit for a smaller car, than the Foonf.
More strange product names pepper the Clek product line, including the Olli and Ozzi booster seats. Both are backless, have metal substructures, use molded polyurethane to keep the comfort intact and uses a polypropylene base to absorb bumps in the road. The only difference seemingly between the Olli and Ozzi is the level of comfort. The Olli costs a bit more, up to $130 depending on the color, and has a seat cover fabric. The Ozzi is on sale for $70.
Clek is a no-compromises brand, and you can see it clearly with the immense price tag of the convertible Foonf. Simple in style, Clek products seem to have all bases covered no matter what you need to get for your child.
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