Thankful for no flame retardants and high safety rating
from Austin, Texas
on September 27, 2022
Live that this is flame retardant free. At the time of purchase there were significantly less non toxic options. Which is why we spent the extra money on this pricey seat. It’s a great seat but man oh man it’s a pain in the neck to get in and out. The latch handles are awful and will pull all the way out and you are stuck having to manually unlock the rigid latches with the attached tool it comes it. Hopefully this problem was fixed in the newer iterations…especially since it’s $600 I think the Subaru we latch it into isn’t worth much more than that gulp
- Flame retardant free
- High safety rating
- Horrible to out in and out
on September 25, 2022
We’ve been very happy with both Foonfs. They feel solid and safe and make it easy to fit three across. Seats can be difficult to clean because it is difficult to remove and reinstall the cover. We chose these for the safer materials.
on August 18, 2022
This car seat is one of the best made car seats I’ve owned and I am on my 4th kid. Easy to instal and made solid!
- - very well made
- - very solidly made
- - awesome easy to clean fabric
- -easy and safe install
- -extend Rearfacing
- - big and bulky but worth it
- -expensive but worth it
from Novato, CA
on August 18, 2022
I love how solid this car seat feels. Even just pulling it out of the box, made me think my daughter is going to be safe in it. I also love that it is flame retardant free.
- Solid build
- Flame retardant free
on July 1, 2022
Just what I needed for fitting 3 across in my Forester. And my son loves being able to sit high up and see everything out the window.
on June 22, 2022
I have peace of mind knowing my baby is in such a safe car seat. Baby seems to love it too, he looks very comfortable in it.
from Brooklyn, NY
on June 12, 2022
My 99th percentile baby was horribly uncomfortable in his old car seat and squirmed in every other slim model we tried. I have three kids in car seats, so slim was a must. He LOVES this seat. He’s so comfortable, doesn’t complain when we put him in it, and loves that he’s now high enough to look out the window on car rides. We like it so much that I’m about to splurge on a second one for his twin.
from Lynn, Massachusetts
on June 4, 2022
This care seat feels so safe and secure. My 7 month old seems comfortable in it and it will grow with him.
from , Georgia
on May 31, 2022
I have 4 under 5 years of age and it’s been so wonderful being able to transition each child as they grow and hand down to the others! The flame retardant free fills me with confidence that I am in control of what touches my kiddos skin and won’t be uncomfortable.
- Grows with child, and extended rear facing, fits 3 across in our SUV
on May 9, 2022
The seat seems comfortable for my daughter who is 15 months, but the straps get tangled easily and it can be difficult to loosen the straps.
Great car seat and the best price around
on April 29, 2022
Best car seat on the market and the best price anywhere I could find.
- Easy to get your kid in and out of the car seat. They seem to love going in the car seat too.
- Heavy if you are moving it from car to car.
Sturdy Car Seat, Great for Toddlers and Preschoolers
from New York, New York
on April 27, 2022
We have had this car seat for approximately a year and have always felt comfortable using it with our 5 year old. The car seat is on the heavy side, which makes it a bit challenging to switch it to a different car when we need to, but the install is very easy and it feels like it is securely in place once installed. The harness is easy to adjust and getting our child in and out of it is easy. The seat appears to be comfortable and the fabric is nice and durable. The seat does sit a bit high up, but that's great for a child to be able to see out the car windows and it is not so tall that it obstructs our view in any way.
on April 25, 2022
We have loved our Clek Foonf for our toddler for almost three years, so we decided to purchase a second for our second baby on the way. The lack of flame retardants is a HUGE reason for selecting the Foonf in Mammoth. Second is the safety ratings that cannot be beat. Was considering this and the Nuna Rava and the safety features of the Clek won out by a landslide.
- -No brominated flame retardants with the wool fabric
- -Extremely safe
- -Price - ouch it is pricey. Wish it was sub-$500. I kept waiting for the Mammoth to go on sale for the past 7 months, but no luck.
from Cary, NC
on April 22, 2022
Heavy but comfy and safe! Easy to use
By Sara S.
on April 21, 2022
This seat is truly a tank. I feel confident knowing my baby is protected and secure. He loves the seat and being able to sit up and look out the windows. The seat takes up a lot of space rear facing, so do research to see if it’ll fit in your vehicle! I have a CX-5 and am 5’4” - it fits behind the seat for me but my 6’2” husband can no longer drive my car with the seat installed. We upgraded from the Liing and couldn’t be happier!
Love it but wish it wasn’t so hard to make adjustments
from Springville, UT
on April 16, 2022
When the car seat came I had to make some changes and move the straps around. The middle one was so hard to move up another slot. I scraped all of my fingers and it took me like 20 minutes. But I do love the knowledge that my son is safe when we are on the road.
- Hard to make adjustments as your child grows.
from San Diego, CA
on April 7, 2022
We love the Clek Foonf Car Seat! My son didn’t do well in his infant car seat so we got the Clek Foonf and couldn’t be happier with the purchase. He is much happier in his Clek Car Seat. The car seat sits up high and he loves looking out the car window. We are so happy with the car seat we have decided to upgrade his sister to the Clek Foonf as well.
from Ponca City, Oklahoma
on April 6, 2022
I have 3 girls all under three, two of which have the Clek foonf. These car seats are some of the easiest to install. I recommend these seats to anyone who asks!
Love how safe this seat is!
on March 22, 2022
This is one of the safest seats on the market. It’s a tank, but my daughter has been comfy in it for months and we plan to use it for years to come.
from Ames, Iowa
on March 22, 2022
We LOVE our Clek Foonf. We have had it for over a year and have had zero issues with it. While it is heavy, it is easy to install and I love how through the manual and installation videos are. I have video chatted with Customer Service at Clek to ask specific installation questions and they have always been incredibly helpful. 10/10 will be purchasing a second seat!
from Philadelphia, PA
on March 9, 2022
Fantastic price from Albee baby for a really well-rated and high quality car seat. The shipping of the item was also very quick.
from Woodville , Ms
on February 28, 2022
This car seat is super well made and safe. I was in a collision and my child one year later still has no symptoms and this was our first purchase when I left the scene!
- Very heavy, not easily moved
from New Jersey
on February 5, 2022
Safety and comfort. Win win. My husband and I each have one.
- Heavy. Not the easiest to install.
on January 18, 2022
We absolutely love this car seat! It feels so safe. We use it all the time and it has held up great for the past 2 years. We are currently looking at getting a second one for our second kid. Our 3 year old still fits in it comfortably and still has plenty of time rear facing in this seat. One thing I never thought of when purchasing is it's height. It is a tall seat and that has been an added plus because our daughter can easily see out our car's windows, which makes for happier car trips. We love that it is wool and has no sprayed flame retardants on it. We would recommend this car seat to anyone. The only cons are that it is a bit spendy and it is quite heavy. We don't mind either of those things because we feel it is such a safe seat and we don't move it around from car to car.
- Wool, comfy, tall, safe, well-made, sturdy, great company
- Might be narrow for larger kids, expensive, and heavy.
on December 28, 2021
We have been using for a month and it’s wonderful. Great for my 4 almost 5 year old and will be able to accommodate height and weight growth. I had to watch a video to install but it really wasn’t too bad. Able to do on my own.
on December 10, 2021
We love our Foonf in mammoth wool. We have a 5-year-old forward facing in this one, 3-year-old rear facing in a newer Foonf mammoth, and 8-year-old in the Clek Oobr booster. The kids are all comfortable, and the seats fit perfectly three-across in our Odyssey. We love how sturdy and solid the seat is, the steel frame construction and the rigid latch. Our primary criteria was that it's flame retardant free!
One thing that can be bothersome is that the pad on the seat buckle slips off easily. We've figured out how to manage it though, and overall we are very happy with the seat!
- free of chemical flame retardants
- sturdy, steel frame
- rigid latch
- natural fabric
- buckle pad slips off easily
- 5-year-old can't reach the lever to loosen straps herself (needs help unbuckling) -- this could be a pro for some families!
from Cartersville, Georgia
on December 4, 2021
Love the fabric and it seems very sturdy! Can’t wait to use this!
from San Francisco, CA
on November 16, 2021
Really solid, heavy, and gorgeous. Get so many complements. Install took some practice, check out YouTube videos to get it right. Baby loves it.
from Vancouver, Washington
on October 22, 2021
Love this car seat! It is so well built and it has so many safety features. Definitely read the manual front to back on this one.
The color is amazing, it's super slim so I can fit 3 car seats across in my suv.
- Stain resistant
- Odor resistant
- Lots of safety features
- It's a tank like I said.. and tanks are HEAVY
- However, I leave my car seats in my car and don't have to move it around after it's installed.. so not really a con for me, but it could be for others.
- It's expensive. But worth it. I was able to get my military discount on it so that helped a lot.
from Lake Mary, Florida
on October 22, 2021
I absolutely LOVE this convertible seat and will never buy another brand other than clek! The seat is so well made, and clek was super easy to talk to about an install question I had. I recommend this seat to anyone looking for a convertible seat as it’s absolutely beautiful as well as very functional and the added safety benefits outweigh any other seat on the market.
- Easy to clean fabric
- Easy to understand instructions
- Company is responsive with any questions
- Anti-Rebound bar
- Rigid latch
from Phoenix, Arizona
on October 11, 2021
I love that these car seats are fully flame retardant free, I feel extremely safe with my new baby in these seats as they are built like a tank! Shipping was so quick as well I received great customer service!
Top tier safety and easy installation
from Nashville, TN
on October 3, 2021
This seat is easily installed and adjusted to fit my little one. Knowing that it goes above and beyond the minimum safety standards brings my parent mind ease.
Sturdy unless you need to move or reinstall
from Northern Virginia
on September 20, 2021
I really really want to like this seat but it has been a major pain since I got it. It's a heavy beast which makes me think it will protect my son in the event of a crash, and the slim profile is nice for other passengers in the back seat, but I can't recommend this seat, especially for front-facing toddlers. This is already a pricey seat and does not come with a cup holder (I knew this when I bought it but still annoying). It does not recline that far in front facing so my son's head falls forward if he falls asleep on a long car ride, which is a deal breaker. Unlike most other seats that put their LATCH release on the actual buckle, the Foonf has them on the front (those red tabs in the product photo). You pull them out to release the LATCH, but if you pull "too hard" (their words, not mine) they can break...and then you can't remove your car seat without using a workaround involving an included troubleshooting tool where the LATCH buckles anyway. It's a ridiculous design flaw that is not covered by the warranty and broke after only owning for a few months. I'll likely bite the bullet and get something else.
- - Slim design
- - Seems solid, especially the unique rigid LATCH system (but...)
- - I feel like my son would be safe in a crash
- - Rigid LATCH release easily breaks forcing you to use workaround to disengage (not covered by warranty)
- - Heavy so once it is in there, it's in there
- - Not much padding which may be uncomfortable for some kids on long rides
- - Forward facing doesn't recline much so my toddler's head often falls forward if he falls asleep
- - cup holder is extra
- - My son is only 3 1/2 and below average height for his age and already seems like he's close to the max height for this seat somehow
from Santa Ana, California
on September 10, 2021
Got this seat per many recommendations and we love it! Very sturdy and feels like it’ll last forever. Shipping was sooo fast!! I love how my baby sits up high and can see out the window :)
on August 29, 2021
Got this for our tall 8mo baby who's at the infant carseat height limit area. Seat is very spacious but slim so you can fit another one jnside Toyota Camry. This carseat also sits higher than other ones, which makes driving a fun activity to enjoy for our LO. However, one thing I noticed is that my LO's head falls forward, which makes me worried as it can turn jnto chocking hazard for smaller babies and can cause stress to his neck. Also, it's very hard to wash the seat cover. Manual says to just use it as-is but it went through all kinds of process (manufacturing, assembly, packaging, etc.) and since it's Covid pandemic still, I googled and looked all kinds of sources to remove, clean and reinstall the covers. Someone mentioned their manual being not too detailed; It is true and the paper manual is hard to understand. Youtube it using few different keywords to find the easiest video manual to understand how to install the seatcover back. I already did it once so I now know how it works, but it took me a good full day to reinstall it at first. Other than these, so far so good.
- - Higher than other ones so allows LO to enjoy the view over the window
- - Sturdy
- - Poor manual
- - Baby's head falls forward
- - Seat cover nearly impossible to remove and clean (doable but very hard and requires compleye disassemble)
on August 26, 2021
+ I really love the purple color from Clek car seat. The structure is like a tank, I feel my little one is well protected in this car seat!
+ So far, it's pretty easy to clean (I haven't tried to treat a stain yet) this car seat compare to my old Chicco car seat.
- This car seat is heavy and might not be ideal for traveling.
- Beautiful purple color
- C Zero+ performance fabric is awesome
- GREENGUARD Select Certified!
- Not easy to install
- Heavy and might not be ideal for traveling
from Fair Oaks, California
on August 4, 2021
I had to replace both my kids car seats due to an accident. I did a ton of research on the most safe car seats and ultimately landed on this one due to its slim profile. My 3 year old is forward facing and 16mth son is rear facing so I experienced setting up both ways. I did thoroughly read all the instructions to get to know the product better. It did take some time to get both set up and secured but I can say that once installed, both feel incredibly secure and tight. The prior car seats, despite many attempts, never seemed to be quite as firmly in place as these are. My son is also seeming to enjoying riding up higher since there is the rear facing component that increased the height. He can actually look out the window now. Great product quality. I do recommend taking the time to read the instructions and get familiar with how it works.
on August 2, 2021
I researched a lot and this is the one! Strong material construction make this carseat the safest in the market. Yes, this will make it heavy. It also is narrow and is very hight, so my son enjoy the view of the window. Very happy with my purchase!
on July 31, 2021
For kiddo #3, we tried the foonf instead of the fllo. While both are great, I find the rigid latch to be really convenient for quick installation. When the prices are similar, I’d recommend the foonf over the fllo
from Andover, Connecticut
on July 29, 2021
Clek makes the best car seats. Easy to install once you get the hang of it. Albee shipped fast! No complaints here!
from San antonio, Tx
on July 29, 2021
If you are looking for safety, this is the best car seat. It is solid and very heavy, so not good if you will be moving car seat between cars. The white is really nice looking
on July 18, 2021
Was a beast to install, but now it works like a breeze. Straps and buckles work better and twist less than our graco.
on July 12, 2021
This thing is a tank! We had to replace a Rava, due to our new vehicle having inflatable rear belts. We went with the foonf and love it! Our four year old is in the foonf, he's very tall and this fits him great with some more room to grow in a five point! Definitely built sturdy!
on July 5, 2021
Such a great car seat that gives me peace of mind. My son is 3.5 years old and still comfortably rear facing.
on July 1, 2021
This is our second Clek foonf. Fabric is so easy to clean, installs easily, straps never twist, plenty of leg room for extended rear facing, and narrow enough to sit next to sibling
- Narrow, easy to clean, comfortable
A Tank of a Car Seats... But Tanks Ain't Lightweight
on June 30, 2021
Let me start by saying this is my second Clek Foonf Car Seat so, of course, I really like the thing. It's clearly indestructible which feels pretty reassuring when you're strapping your unwilling little food-stained bundle of joy to it before taking off down a 75-mile-a-hour highway. They have great natural fiber fabric options. It never had a funky chemical smell and there is plenty of room in the seat without it being too large. The easy latch system also pretty handy.
All that being said, it this thing is a tank. It's heavy and it's taller than most car seats. I was recently riding with a friend and we needed more room in the car. "I'll just pop out my car seat." What could she mean? My car seat weighs what feels like 50 pounds and there is never any "popping it out". Well, hers weighs a fraction of mine and my mind was blown at the difference.
We are flying soon and I will definitely NOT be taking my foonf with me. It is ridiculous to me that they even have a travel case for it. In fact, I own two simply because I refuse to keep moving the seat from my car to my husbands and back again. No... Nope... Won't do it anymore. I hurt my shoulder one too many times (and I am not a dainty lady).
Summary: If you want a tank, get it. If you want something portable, easy to move, or lightweight... maybe check elsewhere. I still give it 5 stars.
- -Great Company
- -No Off-gassing Smell
- -Easy latch system
from Long Beach, California
on June 22, 2021
It has a slim profile, but is very roomy for my toddler. The seat is cushy and comfy and my toddler has no complaints when she climbs into it! The harness is also very easy to use and never gets tangled which is a huge pet peeve of mine of my previous car seat!
on June 21, 2021
We consulted The Car Seat Lady, Pediatrician Dr. Alisa Baer. She recommended Albee Baby(which we already knew and love, and shopped from before), and the Clek Foonf for our baby, and another child who are rear facing. We chose the Ten Year Blue color in the C- Zero fabric, but I failed to notice that there is one with white on back and one with black on back, and ordered the white ones. They are very pretty car seats, and the fabric is soft and seems to wipe clean so far. The fabric reminds me of Crypton. The seats are comfortable for my children, although they do sit higher in the vehicle car seats, which was a surprise to us.One definite plus to this, my children can see out of the window a whole lot better! We drive a Honda Odyssey van. The seats are heavy and very different from any other we have installed, however my husband watched the recommended videos and we had our consult with The Car Seat Lady, which was a lifesaver and worth every penny! The seats have a steel frame and I feel like my children are very safe in them. We also ordered the Q Tether per The Car Seat Lady's instructions. This is an additional accessory ordered directly from the Clek website, for $19.99, that limits rotation of the seat for Rear facing, and reduces head and neck forces by up to 50%! It adds about 3 seconds to getting the child in and out of the seat, yet I feel like the peace of mind and extra safety feature, is absolutely worth it.The anti rebound bar is also a very nice feature that adds an extra level of safety. The seat is extremely secure and not going anywhere, and no extra noise is heard as others have mentioned. I would highly recommend this seat and the Clek brand!
By Elizabeth V.
from Rialto, CA
on June 21, 2021
I feel my child is safe when in this car seat and know of children involved in auto accidents in this car seat that come out with not even a scratch! I did my research and liked the results it had for crash testing.
from Ann Arbor, Michigan
on June 14, 2021
This car seat is worth the price tag. My son loves the comfort of this seat. It doesn’t even compare to the other brands. And we love how safe it is. We will be purchasing for our daughter as well. Highly recommend!