Clek Foonf vs. Fllo
As many parents start to transition from their infant bucket seat into a convertible car seat, they come across Clek car seats - because they are made in Canada and are SAFE, SAFE, SAFE! With the overwhelming number of seats on the market, we hope to clarify a common question: What is the difference between the Foonf and the Fllo?
At first glance, the Clek Fllo looks just like the top-of-the-line seat, the Clek Foonf. This is because the actual seat is the same design, and most of the differences are in the base. Let’s take a look at them:
- The Foonf uses a REACT energy management system that is designed to work with a rigid LATCH installation – check your car to ensure it accepts a rigid LATCH installation. The rigid latch will be used only in forward-facing mode. Rear-facing mode you will use either the soft latches provided OR your vehicle seatbelt [same as the Fllo!]
- The Fllo uses an EACT energy management system that is designed to work with a belt installation (either vehicle OR soft-latch belt). The soft belt latch is provided if you choose to use this as opposed to your vehicle seatbelt.
- Overall, the biggest difference between the 2 seats is the rigid latches that the Foonf is equipped with. The rigid latches make this seat SO secure, you'd swear it's a part of the vehicle itself!
- The Foonf has three different recline positions that the seat can be locked into, this allows it to adapt to fit more vehicle seats.
- The Fllo has one set angle for rear-facing installations, and one set angle for forward-facing installations.
- In rear-facing positions, the Foonf uses a rear-facing wedge attached to the base of the seat – this is what creates the necessary angle for a rear-facing installation. The Fllo has a recline-foot built right into its base for the same purpose.
- Because the Fllo doesn’t use the rigid LATCH connectors or smooth recline feature, it is about 10lbs lighter! It also sits a bit lower on your vehicle seat.
- Although the weight of the seat doesn’t matter much once it is installed, if you’re constantly swapping seats between cars or travelling then the Fllo may be a better fit for your family.
Both the Foonf and the Fllo come complete with energy-absorbing foam layers on both the inside and outside of the frame, which takes force away from the child in a crash. They also have a steel anti-rebound bar that is used in rear-facing mode to prevent rebound in a frontal crash and rotation in a side impact crash.
Both seats are also equipped with advanced side impact protection to ensure maximum head protection.
The Foonf and the Fllo both accommodate children 14 lbs through 40 lbs in rear-facing mode. With an "infant-thingy", the seats can be used from 5 lbs! The Foonf and the Fllo can be used in forward-facing mode from 22 lbs until 65 lbs. However, Snuggle Bugz and Clek recommend keeping your child rear facing until they have outgrown the height or weight requirements before turning them forward-facing.