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Clek Foonf Narrow Convertible Car Seat with Anti-Rebound Bar - Railroad (Flame Retardant Free)

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Description

The Clek Foonf convertible car seats is designed for both revolutionary forward-facing safety performance_ and_ extended rear-facing use allowing for most kids to remain rear-facing until their fourth birthday. It comes with_ Clek’s_ most advanced safety features, including _the_ patented REACT energy management system,_ a steel anti-rebound bar,_ rigid-LATCH_ for an effortlessly secure installation,_ and advanced side-impact protection._

Foonf is proudly designed, engineered and made in Ontario.

All Foonf models_are_free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, while the mammoth collection is free of any added flame retardants.

And at less than 17 inches wide, the Clek Foonf convertible car seat can be installed 3-across in most vehicles, or makes room for 2+ dogs or adults.

Features:

  • Anti-Rebound bar provides 1-2 inches of extra legroom for the rear-facing child as they grow.
  • Removable seat cushion makes the rear-facing belt path easy to access. It’s also easy-to-clean.
  • Built-in rear-facing lock-offs improve ease of use by tensioning and removing excess slack from belt.
  • Adjustable crotch strap and 6 different harness heights provide for a flexibility in adjustment to fit a wide range of sizes and ages of children.
  • Smooth recline that’s easy to engage, with 3 options to make each ride more comfortable.
  • Made for travel - Aircraft Approved.
  • 9-Year Expiration Date.
  • Recyclable through Clek.

Specifications:

  • Rear-Facing Limits
    • Height: 24-43 in.
    • Weight: 14-50 lb
    • Minimum Age: Able to sit upright alone
  • Forward-Facing Limits
    • Height: 30-49 in.
    • Weight: 22-65 lb
    • Minimum Age: 2+ years recommended* (1 year minimum)
  • Product Weight: 33 lbs
Product Reviews
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Anna
Houston, Texas
Verified Buyer
Not made for road trips - hurts back
November 18, 2023
Yes the seat looks sleek. Yes install is fairly easy. Yes it’s solid and seems safe. However this seat is not meant for road trips or car rides longer than an hour max. My daughter complains about her back hurting. She can’t get comfortable to sleep. She complained when she was still rear facing, but she was 2 or 3 and I thought she was just being fussy. Now that she’s forward facing and just turned 5, we took a road trip that took several hours and she was able to verbalize what was happening. I knew I should have installed her Chicco seat in our truck because the foonf is just not made for anything outside of regular daily driving. Chicco have all around better seats.
Pros
  • Safe, sturdy, elegant, easy install.
Cons
  • Not comfortable especially for forward facing kids.
  • Daily driving only. Not made for road trips.
  • Not as comfy as other seats like Chicco
Eliana
McKinney, Texas
Verified Buyer
Safe and looks so good
November 17, 2023
Love this color combo (blue fabric and black frame) and wish they would have it in the Oobr. These seats feel so sturdy and safe. They're simple and look sleek. Not a lot of stuff for things to get lost in and they stay clean. I personally prefer the Thunder color and we have a seat in that fabric color. But when buying a second I let the kids pick so they can have a little fun and get excited about using their seat. This fabric feels less "sleek" than the Thunder but Clek claims they're both equally stain resistant. Love how long they can stay rear facing and how simple they are to use.
Kendra
Freedom, New Hampshire
Verified Buyer
To notch safety!
November 10, 2023
The Clek Foonf car seat impresses with its top-notch safety features and comfort. However, its substantial size and weight can make transferring between cars a challenge. Additionally, the difficulty of washing might be a drawback for those seeking easy maintenance.
Pros
  • Safety & comfort
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Hard to wash
Nick
Sacramento, CA
Verified Buyer
Best car seat
October 30, 2023
This car seat is the best. We bought a Graco car seat previously, but the Clek Foonf is by far superior. Having the frame retardant free option was an added bonus.
Hana
Princeton, NJ
Verified Buyer
Best of the best
October 30, 2023
Although it took a bit to understand installation, once I figured it out it was straight forward and feels SIGNIFICANTLY more secure, thanks to the metal LATCH system rather than the soft strap. I immediately ordered another one for our other car and will be purchasing yet another for our other kiddo when she grows out of her infant seat. 10/10 would recommend. Albee baby shipped it VERY quickly as always.
Rachel
Aurora, Colorado
Verified Buyer
Truly solid car seat!
September 11, 2023
This was my first ever car seat purchase and I was on the lookout for the best. It has truly been a wonderful car seat for our first child who is 2 years old as of today! We haven't run into any issues at all with it. High in price, but I feel that the quality of materials, safety, and peace of mind has been totally worth it! Only other thing I'd mention is how heavy the seat is. If you need something lightweight and portable you're in the wrong place--hope you already know that. I personally have only spot cleaned the seat but have read the washable cover is easy to clean and replace. The merino wool/tencel fabric has worn very well in my opinion. We don't allow food in our little one's carseat 95% of the time so the amount of soiling has been minimal naturally. With as much as our daughter has kicked her legs around I'm pleasantly surprised there's been close to ZERO piling/wearing down of the fabric. Looking forward to getting many more years of use out of this car seat!
Sara
Florida
Verified Buyer
Great Car Seat
August 15, 2023
Great car seat. It has held up well for the five years we have been using it. Daughter thinks it is comfortable, even on long road trips. Love that it is flame retardant free!
Faith
Oregon
Verified Buyer
BEST!
July 19, 2023
Buying another carseat to replace my Nuna Rava. Great well built sturdy carseat
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ahsrlfhvq, ny
Verified Buyer
Elegant and THE BEST ON THE MARKET
July 18, 2023
So amazing. the only one i trust, after Orbit baby. GREAT!
Weiwei
Seattle, Washington
Verified Buyer
Good product
July 17, 2023
Sturdy, not too hot.
Andrea
North Reading, Massachusetts
Verified Buyer
Built like a tank
June 16, 2023
The best car seat I have ever owned. It is built like an absolute tank! Very heavy and sturdy. One of the safest seats on the market. It also allowed me to fit 3 across in my midsize SUV. The fabric is incredible. So easy to wipe down and clean with just a baby wipe. Very happy with this purchase. We have 2 and will be buying a 3rd soon!
Pros
  • Slim, can fit 3 across
  • Safe - seat is heavy and sturdy
  • Easy to Clean Fabric
Cons
  • Re thread harness
  • Extra pieces to use rear facing (angler and rebound bar)
  • Not machine washable
  • Heavy
Amanda
Philadelphia, PA
Verified Buyer
Fantastic Car Seat
May 18, 2023
Love this car seat. Easy to install. I have a BMW X2 and the seat fits perfectly in the back. Would recommend this for anyone looking for rear facing-front facing seat.
M
Connecticut
Verified Buyer
Not in love
May 16, 2023
I bought this for my 2-year old, hoping to extend rear facing for another year. I’m quite tall (5’11”) so I can’t safely install it behind my seat. On the passenger side, it creates a huge blind spot. This makes taking angled left-hand turns dangerous, and I have to do this daily. Hopefully it’ll be better when forward facing, but I’m wishing I bought another Britax or tried a Nuna Rava.
Pros
  • Secure install
  • Straps easy to tighten
Cons
  • Blind spot when rear facing
  • Very large and heavy
Jeremy
Bellaire, Texas
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
May 13, 2023
Great car seat! Baby loves being up high to see out the window and is easy to clean. Clek is high quality as always.
Pepe G.
Las Vegas, NV
Verified Buyer
Great product
May 4, 2023
Loooks great and fits in any car. The material quality is noticiable better than other brands. Really big. This won’t sit behind my driver side.
Pros
  • Looks great
Best Uses
  • It’s in my Accord and fits good. Kid knocks out faster than my old one.
Cons
  • Really big
Grace
Jacksonville, Florida
Verified Buyer
The Best
April 13, 2023
Best of the best and built like a tank. We’ve had our seat 2 years now and just purchased another for our second child. I know my kid is safest in Clek.
Sara
Mountain View, California
Verified Buyer
good color and comfortable
April 4, 2023
my daughter loves this pink car seat. it's very comfortable.
Wenting
ALLEN, Texas
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
April 4, 2023
My daughter loves this color and seat!
Kat
New York, New York
Verified Buyer
We love these car seats
March 29, 2023
I’ve purchased more Foonfs than I care to admit. We love them for our kids. They’re built like a tank, they’re slim and stylish, and we’ve never heard a peep complaining about comfort. Importantly, I don’t worry about my kids safety in this car seat. I also love that they have a merino wool option. There are some improvements that could be made (Aka washability of the fabric) but honestly it’s not a big deal.
Rachel
Lyndhurst, OH
Verified Buyer
Excited to use it
March 26, 2023
We are just setting up this car seat now. My favorite features are the reasons we bought it. The slim design and flame retardant free! We had the infant carrier and I wanted to not have to worry about what car we had and be able to have three across. Im happy to say after seeing how this fits next to the infant base we would have plenty of room for three across with this brand. I wish more brands would make their seats narrower. Our son has room to grow into this seat. Like other clek features it isn’t my favorite for ease of use and the instructions could use some work. I also got a cut from a metal shaving on the headrest when I was installing it. The harness is the typical material for car belts and this one had some long strings that missed their cut. I’ve been less than impressed with cleks quality overall. I think the price point demands better quality assurance for the end product. Nevertheless I am excited to start using it and hoping that I won’t have gripes about it. I will update accordingly as we use it.
Alexis
Providence, Rhode Island
Verified Buyer
Great and safe.
March 21, 2023
Great care seat. Feels very safe and secure. Only issue is that it is very heavy.
Pros
  • Feels secure.
Cons
  • Heavy
Rachel
Nebraska
Verified Buyer
Solid product
March 20, 2023
Easily fits in our Toyota highlander, with some room to spare, we have two of these and a Clek liing all in a row. Material is easy to clean, it’s easy to install and holds up well against two toddlers.
Mercedez
Newville, Pennsylvania
Verified Buyer
Best seat ever!
February 26, 2023
I have two of these seats and I’m fixing to buy a third! I absolutely love these seats! They sit up high so kids can see out the window and my kids love that they can do that:)
Rhianna
Chelmsford, MA
Verified Buyer
Great seat
February 18, 2023
This is my third Clek car seat and second Foonf. I love how easy it is to install and tighten the straps. It is a fluid and smooth movement, unlike another company’s straps. I find the seat easy to clean, and appreciate the sturdiness when installed.
Pros
  • Narrow, easy install, sleek aesthetics
Cons
  • Weight
Meghan
Kalamazoo, MI
Verified Buyer
Great seat
February 16, 2023
We love the print and it’s the solidest, most well built seat I’ve ever purchased. Very happy with it, and our purchase experience with Albee.
Pros
  • Well built and sturdy
Cons
  • Somewhat complicated installation
Stacie
Baltimore, MD
Verified Buyer
Beautiful, sleek, safe
January 25, 2023
Beautiful, sleek, safe. We've used this car seat for 4+ years and it's reliable and trustworthy. I love the slim look to the car seat and the fact that you can get 3 across in some cars. This came at the recommendation of The Car Seat Lady.
Pros
  • Safe, sturdy, latch system, recline. Long rear facing use.
Cons
  • Heavy! Expensive.
Adam
Queen Creek, Arizona
Verified Buyer
Heavy as a tank but worth every penny
January 10, 2023
Not going to sugar coat it, this car seat is heavy. But no part of this car seat feels cheap. We also own a cheaper $100 popular brand car seat for travel and the difference is night and day in quality. My wife and I only came across this brand because our vehicle has inflatable seatbelts in the rear seats. Only a handful of car seats are approved to be used with inflatable seatbelts and the Clek Foonf is one of them. The LATCH connection for forward facing is amazing and makes install easy. The cherry on top is that this car seat actually looks good too. The child seat belts move freely when trying to loosen or tighten. We love this car seat so much we bought a second for our second vehicle that doesn't have inflatable seat belts. We will also continue to use Clek in the future because of this experience.
Pros
  • Inflatable seatbelt approved
  • Rigid LATCH for forward facing
  • Anti-Rebound bar for rear facing
  • Good looks
  • Narrow
  • Multiple fabric material options and colors
Best Uses
  • For vehicles with inflatable seatbelts in the rear seat like Ford
Cons
  • Only the bottom seat can be removed to spot wash, back fabric needs to be spot washed on the car seat
  • Fabric is not machine washable
  • Heavy
Kirsten
Boston
Verified Buyer
No padding, difficult to install…not worth it
January 7, 2023
I’m so sad that I don’t love this car seat. It’s important to note this has ZERO padding on the inside, which was a huge adjustment going from the infant seat to this. She screams every time she gets in it, and there really isn’t much we can do to adjust it. It was also very difficult to install, and sits up high so she bumps her head getting in. We lost our window to return it, but for their money there are so many better options with higher value out there.
Cons
  • Uncomfortable, difficult to install
tara
New Jersey
Verified Buyer
My son is so comfy!
December 27, 2022
Excellent car seat. I can tell it is super sturdy and my son no longer cries in the car!
Pros
  • Super comfy and safe
Cons
  • expensive
Jenny
Augusta, GA
Verified Buyer
Best car seat on the market
December 26, 2022
We love our foonfs so no surprise this one met all our expectations and more. The pink is beautiful. The shipping time floored me though. We had it in a few days.
Pros
  • Solid
  • Sturdy
  • Crash tests released to public
Cons
  • Hard to wash
Nicole
New Jersey
Verified Buyer
High quality
December 5, 2022
Super sturdy, sleek design. Not necessary narrower than our old britax but love that the fabrics are safwr and naturally non flammable.
Jason
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Verified Buyer
rigid latch
December 2, 2022
clek foonf are my favorite car seats, having 4 kids, ive gone through alot of seats….these ones feel most sturdy and let me rest easy with the rigid latch connection and no harsh chemicals
Pros
  • ridgid latch
  • chemical free
Kent
BISMARCK, North Dakota
Verified Buyer
Great
November 25, 2022
Fantastic seat. Perfect for our little pumkin
Pros
  • Safety
  • Size for rear facing
Cons
  • Nine
1st t.
Massachusetts
Verified Buyer
Great! But do your research about LATCH system
November 12, 2022
Steep learning curve installing it into our car. One of the biggest lessons we did not realize is that if you are planning on using it backwards facing to start, you cannot use the rigid LATCH system. The whole reason we bought this was because of that feature, so lesson learned and buyer beware. Also, just so you know, it's likely if you plan on using the middle seat, you also cannot use the rigid LATCH system because most cars do not have the hooks around the middle seat for it, so you'll have to install it on a side. That being said, once installed, it is relatively easy to buckle the baby in, she looks very comfortable and has plenty of room to grow, and it's very helpful knowing that even installed without the rigid LATCH the car seat is very safe and free from many harmful chemicals. It also seems to be good temperature-wise in both cold and hot temperatures.
Heather
Sacramento
Verified Buyer
IS NOT SECURE
November 7, 2022
I have had the nuna rava for 3 years with my other child. I decided I’d like to try a seat that can utilize car space better. However when I received the clek foonf I was surprised how large it was and did not save ANY more space than my nuna. I made a side by side comparison video of the two as well. The fabric on the nuna was better quality and softer. Clerks seat isn’t washable. The biggest factor was after installation (and I had it triple checked by two others) the clek was not secure. It wobbled and could lean. It was shakey and didn’t not feel tight against the seat like other car seats and my nuna. We strapped it as tight as we could. It also does NOT RECLINE MUCH AT all!! My daughter was slumped forward when she fell asleep where in the nuna she never did. (Neither did my son) it is extremely tall when in rear facing bc of the wedge you have to attach. You need to re thred the seat belt straps as the child grows where other seats you just pull up as they grow. Overall it was harder to assemble and not as user friendly. Did not feel nearly as secure and safe for my child. I wanted to LOVE THIS CHAIR bc I love the more minimalistic look but when I say the nuna and clek side by side the nuna actually looked nicer.
Pros
  • Stylish look
Cons
  • Rebar makes the seat slide up.
  • Does not recline much.
  • Does not fasten into the car tight and secure enough like our nuna.
  • Does not come with cup holders.
  • Seat is not completely washable.
Heather
Lenexa, Kansas
Verified Buyer
Best Car Seat!
October 28, 2022
Absolutely love this car seat! Will be purchasing another one for my second child very soon.
Pros
  • Great safety features, stylish, comfortable
Cons
  • Slim and the cup holders don't stay in with the seatbelt in the path.
ATN
San Jose, California
Verified Buyer
Excellent quality and built like a tank!
October 26, 2022
Great car seat! Very sturdy due to its weight and build. Love the innovative harness as well, very secured! Definitely recommended.
Carly
Columbia, Maryland
Verified Buyer
You won't regret!
October 17, 2022
Worth every penny! This seat is just top notch. While the installation is slightly different than many standard seats, it is so easy once you learn. The harness straps adjust so much more smoothly than many other seats. I love how easy the fabric is to clean and how well it holds up. Albee Baby always has great prices and selection compared to most other shops! While this seat is certainly on the expensive side, a car seat is not the place to sacrifice and I love being fully confident that I have chosen such a safe seat for my kids. If anything were to ever happen, I would not have a second thought about whether a different car seat would have been a better choice.
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Alex
San Jose, California
Verified Buyer
lots of legroom rear facing!
October 14, 2022
spacious car seat for a tall rear facing child. I think it has more leg room than the nuna rava for taller kids.
Natalie
Provo, UT
Verified Buyer
Almost perfect
October 13, 2022
Love the safety features but I wish they would do something about the middle part you put the belt in because both of my kids always cry that their inner thighs hurt.
Pros
  • Safety features
Cons
  • Poor design for chubby babies
ashley
Austin, Texas
Verified Buyer
Thankful for no flame retardants and high safety rating
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
Pros
  • Flame retardant free
  • High safety rating
Cons
  • Horrible to out in and out
Alyssa
Washington
Verified Buyer
Safe and sturdy
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.
Kiera
California
Verified Buyer
This thing is built safe
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!
Pros
  • - very well made
  • - very solidly made
  • - awesome easy to clean fabric
  • -easy and safe install
  • -extend Rearfacing
Cons
  • - big and bulky but worth it
  • -expensive but worth it
Emily
Novato, CA
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
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.
Pros
  • Solid build
  • Flame retardant free
Cons
  • Heavy
Meg
Georgia
Verified Buyer
Perfect
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.
Rocio
VA
Verified Buyer
Great!
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.
Mary
Brooklyn, NY
Verified Buyer
Excellent!
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.
Janna
Lynn, Massachusetts
Verified Buyer
Peace of mind
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.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Longevity
Cons
  • Heavy
Richard
, Georgia
Verified Buyer
We love this car seat!
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.
Pros
  • Grows with child, and extended rear facing, fits 3 across in our SUV
Cons
  • Heavy
Elizabeth
Massachusetts
Verified Buyer
Decent seat
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.
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