Clek Foonf vs. Clek Fllo: A Comparison

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Clek Foonf vs Clek Fllo

Considering a Clek convertible car seat, but you’re not sure which one is right for you? Have you read our review of the Foonf or our review of the Fllo but still can’t decide? The seats are very similar: both have anti-rebound bars (ARB).  Both rear face to 50 lbs. and forward face to 65 lbs. How do you decide? Maybe this Clek Foonf vs. Clek Fllo comparison will help!

CSFTL Quick Stats:Clek FoonfClek Fllo
Rear facing:14-50 lbs., 25-43″14-50 lbs., 25-43″
Forward facing:22-65 lbs., 30-49″22-65 lbs., 30-49″
Lowest/Highest harness height:10″/17″10″/17″
Lock offs:Yes, rear and forwardYes, rear and forward
Lower anchor weight limits:25 lbs./30 lbs.35 lbs./40 lbs.
Lower anchor connectors:Rigid anchors, can be used forward facing with seat beltFlexible anchors
ARB:Required when rear facingOptional when rear facing
Pool noodle/towel:YesTowel only

The Clek Foonf and Clek Fllo have identical height and weight limits, so you have to dig a little deeper to see which seat will work best for you. I tried to compare the reclines of the seat, since that is the biggest difference, but of course, each vehicle is different so things may be slightly different in your vehicle. I’m using both a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country and a 2014 Toyota Camry.

Recline Mechanism

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The Foonf has a base that attaches to the bottom of the seat to aid in reclining the seat. It has three mechanical recline positions. In the US, the second and third recline position can be used rear facing. In Canada, the seat must be in position three.The Fllo has a recline foot that can flip forward and back under the seat. It should be positioned forward for rear facing and back for forward facing, and must be used at all times when rear facing. This tends to mean the Fllo may need extra recline help from a towel when the ARB is not in use.

Clek Foonf vs Clek Fllo: recline mechanism

 Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB)

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The Foonf requires the ARB be used at all times when rear facing. Noodles, towels, or an empty space are permitted with the Foonf. The ARB is helpful in achieving the proper recline. Just move the ARB up the back of the vehicle seat to achieve proper recline and then tighten.The Fllo allows for removal of the ARB. This can help take up less space in smaller vehicles. When the ARB is removed though, if your seat needs further reclined, you must use a towel to do so. Noodles and empty spaces are not allowed under the seat. When using the ARB, the ARB is helpful in achieving the proper recline.
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Here is the Foonf in recline position two (only allowed in the US) and the Fllo at the most upright position without the ARB. I found these two positions to be very similar in the amount of space they took up.


Most upright Fllo with ARB and Foonf on recline position 2

Lower Anchor Connectors

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The Foonf has two sets of lower anchor connectors. It uses the traditional flexible connector strap for rear facing and rigid lower anchor connectors for forward facing. The Foonf has independent adjusters on the rear facing lower anchor connector strap, meaning you can tighten independently on each side. For rear facing the Foonf has a 25 lbs. lower anchor weight limit. For forward facing it has a 30 lbs. lower anchor weight limit; however, the seat does allow for installation using both the rigid lower anchor connectors and seat belt as long as your vehicle does not prohibit it.The Fllo only has one strap and uses flexible webbing that must be moved from the rear facing belt path to forward facing belt path and back again as needed. The Fllo can be installed with lower anchor connectors until the child weighs 35 lbs. when rear facing. The Fllo doesn’t have rigid lower anchor connectors so it only allows for lower anchor OR seat belt installation. Once the child reaches 40 lbs. the seat belt must beach used instead of lower anchors.
Clek Foonf: Rigid lower anchor connectors for forward facing vs. Clek Fllo: flexible webbing

Clek Foonf: Rigid lower anchor connectors for forward facing vs. Clek Fllo: flexible webbing

Height in Vehicle

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The Foonf has a base that must be added to the seat for rear facing, this raises the seat several inches higher. The Foonf then sits much higher in the vehicle and closer to the roof of the vehicle.The Fllo has the built-in recline foot so there is no need to add anything else to it. This make the Fllo sit much lower in the vehicle as compared to the Foonf.

Clek Fllo vs. Clek Foonf in a Town and Country

Recline Positions

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There are a range of rear facing recline angles available for the Foonf. The angle guideline on the base has an available angle for those under age one and an angle for those over age one. Parental discretion is largely in play when deciding what angle to use.The Fllo has two lines as recline guides. One line is for children under 22 lbs. and one line for children over 22 lbs. However, Clek says that any recline between the two lines is acceptable at any weight limit and to use your best judgment for your child.

Fllo in most upright position with the ARB and Foonf in most upright position using recline two (only allowed in the US)

Deepest recline 2014 Camry allowed, Fllo could not get to under 22 lbs. line


Most upright with ARB on Fllo and Foonf on recline position three

While the Fllo and Foonf are very similar but have definite differences, they are both good choices for most families. Their 50 lb rear facing weight limits make them long-lasting seats. Both seats are narrow which often makes them good choices for three across situations. Either seat will probably work well in most vehicles, but hopefully this comparison will help you to make the perfect choice between the two seats.

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Originally written by Jennifer Penick. Edits maintained by CSFTL.