Car Seat Guide: Clek Fllo Convertible
When it comes to raising children there is a lot of gear that seems to come along with the territory. You have swings, strollers, high chairs, bouncers and booster seats galore – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. In the world of “gear” for your kids, one of the most important items on your list is without a doubt the carseat. If you spend a little bit of time here at Daily Mom, then you know how much we care about car seat safety. You cannot always control what goes on when you are out on the road, but you can control ensuring that your child is installed safely in a carseat that meets or exceeds all safety regulations. If you are in the market for a seat that truly exceeds these regulations, then today we bring you your true carseat match, the Clek Fllo.
About the Brand
Clek is a modern company focused on producing carseats and only carseats; with cutting edge engineering principles, as well as design. They are all about “the ride”. Whether it be the ride in the car or the ride through life, they believe it’s how you get where you are going that matters most. And here at Daily Mom, we can’t help but agree. We love to bring you exciting companies, and when we can really stand behind the mission statement of them, we are all the more excited. Clek understands that in life you will have to make compromises. However, they do not believe that Child Passenger Safety should EVER have to be one of those compromises. That is why they went out of their way to design a carseat that combines comfort, safety, convenience and style all in one.
Clek itself was developed from one of the world’s largest, most diversified automotive suppliers. From there it carried through the same design and engineering principles as well as manufacturing processes plus high end material that you would find in luxury automotive seating. They use essential elements and their methodology to create systems that work together to protect our children.
In addition to the roots of Clek, as well as their elemental safety, the company also makes the conscious decision to manufacture their products in North America. They want to be close to the process of carseat production and they firmly believe in supporting businesses in the country they operate in. Clek contributes to non-profit organizations which are aimed at helping children who live below the poverty line. It is great to know that when you purchase a Clek seat you are not only buying a top of the line carseat but you are also helping a company give back.
The Clek Fllo, which looks like the little sister to Clek’s other seat, the Foonf, is one of the most impressive carseats on the market today. Right off the bat this compact, convertible carseat offers a few very impressive and noteworthy things in the world of carseats. It boasts an amazing 50 lb rear facing weight limit.
In case you are not sure about the importance of rear facing your child as long as possible, be sure to check out our Rear Facing: Just the Facts article.
In addition to its 50 lb rear facing weight limit, the Fllo also offers you a steel reinforced frame along with an anti-rebound bar for use in the rear facing position. It will keep your child safely buckled in (rear facing of course) from 5 lbs, with the infant-thingy infant insert, all the way up to 65 lbs in the forward facing position. As for height limits, this seat rear faces from 25″ up to 43″ and forward faces from 30″ to 49″. The Fllo gives you 5 harness positions, 10 headrest positions, 2 crotch buckle positions and 2 harness positions.
Steel Anti Rebound Bar
This bar improves stability by limiting rotation of the carseat, helping protect your child’s head from impact in the event of a collision. It nests into the flat part of the vehicle back to ensure a snug installation. Also, it is removable for a more upright installation to allow for extended rear-facing.
Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology
The Clek Fllo comes with an Aluminum Honeycomb safety system that is specifically designed to reduce the force that is transmitted to your child in the case of a collision. The seat’s EACT instead transfers force away from the child and sends it to the Aluminum Honeycomb deformable cores found in the seat base.
Advanced Side Impact Protection
The Fllo is designed to protect your child’s head in a side-impact collision 3 ways:
- Adjustable Headrest with Deep Side Wings: The headrest is lined with energy absorbing EPP foam and is connected to the frame via steel rods. This ensures that there is maximum head protection in a side-impact collision.
- Energy-Absorbing Foam Layers: There are foam layers on the inside and outside of the frame that will absorb energy in a side-impact collision. This results in less force transferred over to your child.
- Metal Substructure: The steel substructure of the Clek Fllo prevents twisting to keep the child both protected and contained.
Fllo Safety Features Checklist:
- Extended rear-facing (up to 50 lb)
- Steel anti-rebound bar
- Advanced side impact protection
- Adjustable headrest with deep side wings
- Energy-absorbing deep foam layers
- Steel substructure
- NCAP tested – testing that simulates forces in extreme collisions
The Clek Fllo is designed to be used either with LATCH or with seatbelt installation. It is important to note that you must discontinue LATCH use in rear facing position, and install this seat using a vehicle belt when your child weighs more than 35 lbs. In forward facing position you must use a seatbelt and the top tether when the child reaches 40 lbs.
Car Seat Install Tips: Ever wonder after all the time and energy you put into installing a carseat if it is correct? Consider these few tips both before and after you install your new seat.
1. Before installing go one step further than the manual and go to the website of the Carseat Manufacturer and find their video for installation instructions. Here you will find the videos for the Clek Fllo. Remember – although YouTube videos from others may prove useful, it is always best to go directly to the source.
2. Anytime you install a new carseat GO GET THE SEAT CHECKED! Parents Central has a search feature that allows you to find a Child Car Seat Inspection Station near you. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
The compact design of the Clek Fllo makes it easy to install and you can even fit three across a backseat. This is an essential quality for parents who are trying to maximize a car’s space with only one row for carseats. At its widest the seat measures only 17 inches across and the base only measures 13 inches. Also, this design allows the Fllo to sit lower in the vehicle resulting in improved visibility.
These seats are designed with a modern and sleek look and are topped with a cover that even the pickiest of parents will love! The Crypton® Super Fabric Cover is Greenguard certified and provides permanent protection against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria. Spilled drink? No need to worry. The liquid will just bead up on top allowing for easy cleaning and no staining! It is also free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants.
GREENGUARD Certification is a certification that ensures a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
It would be difficult to turn away from a carseat with a modern look and feel with attention to both quality and design as well as an endless list of safety features.
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Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.