Clek Foonf 2016 Convertible Car Seat - Flamingo

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Seat Weight:
36 lbs

Rear-facing Capacity:
14-50 lbs

Forward-facing Capacity:
22-65 lbs

17.5 L x 17 W x 28-32.5 H

What's Included:
Anti-rebound bar

What's NOT Included:
Cup holder

Fits 3 Across
Foonf boasts a narrow width ? under 17 in. at its widest point and 13 the base ? making 3-across seating possible.

Side Impact Protection
Foam layers on both the inside and outside of the frame protect your child by absorbing energy in a side-impact collision, resulting in less force directly upon your child.

Rigid-LATCH Forward-Facing Installation
Hands down the easiest Forward-Facing installation in its class, Foonf's Rigid-LATCH system makes proper Forward-Facing installation effortless.

REACT Safety System
Rigid Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology integrated into every Foonf child seat protects your child much like the crumple zones in the cars we drive ? one of the most effective innovations in automotive safety.

The Clek Foonf is the mother of all car seats. Its patented REACT (Rigid-Latch Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology) safety system revolutionizes forward-facing safety performance by significantly reducing the forces transmitted to the child in a collision delivering 'rear-facing like' performance.

Foonf offers an industry-leading extended rear-facing use up to 50 pound, complete with a steel anti-rebound bar for enhanced safety performance. Its tank-like construction features a complete metal substructure, dual layers of energy absorbing foam and adjustable structural headrest for advanced side impact protection. Innovative convenience features like Rigid-LATCH makes proper forward-facing installation effortless.

At less than 17 inches wide, it makes 3-across installation possible in most vehicles. The Foonf is tailored in GREENGUARD Select Certified Crypton Super Fabrics, which provide permanent protection against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria; and are free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants (excluding leather models).

  • Extended Rear-Facing Installation: Foonf was designed to international best practices for extended rear-facing use, which is to accommodate children in a rear-facing installation until their 4th birthday.
  • Structural Headrest with Deep Side Wings: Energy-absorbing foam-lined Headrest connected to frame using steel rods provides maximum head protection in a side-impact collision.
  • Energy-Absorbing Foam Layers: Foam layers on both the inside and outside of the frame protect your child by absorbing energy in a side-impact collision, resulting in less force directly upon your child.
  • Rigid Sub-Structure: Foonf is reinforced by a steel and magnesium sub-structure.
  • Anti-Rebound Bar: In Rear-Facing mode, Foonf's Anti-Rebound bar improves stability by limiting rotation of the child seat, helping protect your child's head from impact in the case of a collision.
  • Rigid-LATCH Forward-Facing Installation: Over 80% of child seats in North America are not used properly. Hands down the easiest Forward-Facing installation in its class, Foonf's Rigid-LATCH system makes proper Forward-Facing installation effortless.
  • Improved Rear-Facing Installation: Unique design improves Rear-Facing installation with an easy-access belt path, small footprint and Anti-Rebound Bar that provide a snug installation with ease.
  • Smooth Recline: Foonf includes an easy-to-engage, smooth recline function, making each ride more comfortable.
  • GREENGUARD Select Certified: Crypton? Super Fabrics are GREENGUARD Select Certified and provide permanent protection against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria; and are free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants.
  • Approved for use in Aircraft
  • Seating Depth: 12.5 in.
  • Seating Height: 21.5?26 in.
  • Harness-Slot Height: 8?17 in.
  • Width: 13?17 in.
  • Fore-Aft Measurement in Rear-Facing: 33 in.
  • Height Measurement in Rear-Facing: 25.75?28.75 in.
  • Seat Weight in Forward-Facing: 32 in.
  • Seat Weight in Rear-Facing: 36 lb
Child Requirements:
  • Rear-Facing:
    • 25?43 in.
    • 14-50 lb
    • Able to sit upright alone
  • Forward-Facing Child:
    • 30?49 in.
    • 22?65 lb
    • 2+ years recommended (1 year minimum)
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
506 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
San Diego, CA
Verified Buyer
Trusted brand
July 17, 2024
We love our Clek car seat. We use the same one for our 5 yr old. This is our second purchase for our second one. Our kiddos are very comfy in their car seat. Easy to clean. Feels sturdy. Gives us peace of mind that our kids are safe.
Verified Buyer
My #1 Toddler Purchase
June 15, 2024
Best purchase we made to keep our toddler safe and comfortable in his car seat. Our 41lb. 4 year old is still rear facing in hers
  • Comfortable
  • Safe
  • Easy to install once you know how
Best Uses
  • Extended rear facing
  • Fabric not washable
Ames Iowa
Verified Buyer
Repeat customer x3
May 26, 2024
This is our 3rd Clek Foonf so we definitely love them! I love how easy the fabric is to clean (think no lingering smells for throw up, pee/poop). We spot cleaned any accidents with no issues. The extra safety features were the selling point for us. It is a little heavy but the reinforced steel is worth it IMO. I like that it doesn’t look as bulky as a typical convertible car seat as well.
  • Safety features
  • Non tox fabric
  • Ease of installation
  • Shelf life
  • Heavy
Arden, NC
Verified Buyer
Safe Durable Car Seat
April 12, 2024
Love love love this car seat. Currently still use it for my middle child. It’s heavy but that’s when you know it’s a really good car seat. I would not be worried if I was in a wreck because I know my child would be protected.
Santa Cruz , ca
Verified Buyer
This is out third one
April 8, 2024
Best car seats ever!
  • Amazing! Kid sit up high and helps mine with motion sickness
  • Heavy
Woodstock, Georgia
Verified Buyer
Easy install
April 6, 2024
This was the first convertible carseat we purchased and it was fantastic! It sits up pretty high so as our daughter grew it was easier for her to see out the windows. Very easy to install. Wish it was a little easier to clean the wool fabric, but it cleaned nonetheless. Overall very happy with this carseat.
Snellville , ga
Verified Buyer
Best for large families!!!
March 30, 2024
I have 4 under 7 and love that this has been our only seat for our fam. I have my youngest, 1 rear facing, and my 2nd oldest (5) forward facing still within the height and weight! We love Clek.
  • 3 in a row, extended use.
Best Uses
  • 3 across install
  • Hard to clean fabric with potty training.
San Francisco, CA
Verified Buyer
Very sturdy carseat but heavy
March 14, 2024
This carseat is a tank. I feel comfortable with its safety and confident that it will adequately protect my child in a car accident (hopefully won't have to ever test this). Only downside is it's HEAVY and kind of a pain to install. Maybe consider something else if you plan to move your carseat in and out of your car a lot.
Clek F.
Verified Buyer
Love our Clek
February 3, 2024
Best car seat out there! Easiest install, so easy to clean fabric, and I feel my kiddo is so safe in this seat. It’s a tank!
  • Safety features
  • Heavy, I would not use this seat for travel
Orlando, Florida
Verified Buyer
Incredibly solid and secure seat
January 16, 2024
This car seat feels incredibly solid and secure. It's a bit of a pain to install compared to my Rava, but it also seems more secure. My child is comfortable in this seat and has no complaints as well.
  • Looks great, safe, secure, comfortable
  • Installation
Clarksville, Tennessee
Not for our family
January 15, 2024
I personally did not like this car seat. I originally had a Nuna Rava and loved that. After getting into a car accident and learning that we were expected another, we decided to replace the Rava with the Clek for space. Although it was slimmer, it felt heavier than the Rava and never as secure. My toddler said it hurt her back and that she wasn't cozy, it made traveling miserable for her and us. Overall, this car seat is more expensive, more difficult to navigate, heavier, and uncomfortable. We ended up taking the loss and repurchasing the Rava. This just did not work for our family.
Lake Zurich, IL, Illinois
Verified Buyer
Safe, sturdy, and pink!
January 13, 2024
We are moving to Canada from the U.S., and we needed a car seat that is Canadian. This one works well in our Toyota Sienna in rear facing mode for our 4 yr old. She should be able to stay rear facing for at least another year, and then we will switch to FF. It’s VERY sturdy, heavy, and I can get a very secure latch.
Customer Images
  • It seems VERY safe and sturdy!!
Best Uses
  • Rear facing for extended use! Infant to young child!
  • The instructions can be tedious, so read carefully. The seat is heavy!
New Jersey
Verified Buyer
Great Baby Store
January 13, 2024
Competitive pricing, great selection, quick delivery and responsive customer service.
Verified Buyer
Safety features for the win
December 25, 2023
Easy install and with this car seat, you know your child is safe, due to all the features this seat has. Foonf has been my go to seat for my last 3 children, because even other high priced brands don’t compare in safety.
  • Heavy and large, not for someone who needs to move this seat around constantly.
Kayla X.
College Station
Verified Buyer
Get it!!
December 17, 2023
This is our favorite car seat! It is a little tough to take apart and uninstall/ reinstall, but it’s a monster! I couldn’t imagine my little in anything other than this. Also, it’s the only car seat on the market that has crash ratings released. Not just a pass or fail!

We opted on the merino whool this purchase and it’s very soft and light. Keeps warm or keeps cool.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Verified Buyer
best seat for 3 across
December 8, 2023
amazing seat especially for 3 across!
  • heavy
Verified Buyer
December 4, 2023
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.
  • Safe, sturdy, elegant, easy install.
  • Not comfortable especially for forward facing kids.
  • Daily driving only. Not made for road trips.
  • Not as comfy as other seats like Chicco
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.
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.
  • Safety & comfort
  • Heavy
  • Hard to wash
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.
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.
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!
Verified Buyer
Great choice!
August 21, 2023
This carseat is so well made and sturdy. It is very tall for a rear facing carseat but love it forward facing. It fits my tall kids very well!
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!
Verified Buyer
July 19, 2023
Buying another carseat to replace my Nuna Rava. Great well built sturdy carseat
ahsrlfhvq, ny
Verified Buyer
July 18, 2023
So amazing. the only one i trust, after Orbit baby. GREAT!
Seattle, Washington
Verified Buyer
Good product
July 17, 2023
Sturdy, not too hot.
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!
  • Slim, can fit 3 across
  • Safe - seat is heavy and sturdy
  • Easy to Clean Fabric
  • Re thread harness
  • Extra pieces to use rear facing (angler and rebound bar)
  • Not machine washable
  • Heavy
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.
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.
  • Secure install
  • Straps easy to tighten
  • Blind spot when rear facing
  • Very large and heavy
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.
  • Looks great
Best Uses
  • It’s in my Accord and fits good. Kid knocks out faster than my old one.
  • Really big
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.
Mountain View, California
Verified Buyer
good color and comfortable
April 4, 2023
my daughter loves this pink car seat. it's very comfortable.
ALLEN, Texas
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
April 4, 2023
My daughter loves this color and seat!
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.
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.
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.
  • Feels secure.
  • Heavy
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.
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:)
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.
  • Narrow, easy install, sleek aesthetics
  • Weight
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.
  • Well built and sturdy
  • Somewhat complicated installation
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.
  • Safe, sturdy, latch system, recline. Long rear facing use.
  • Heavy! Expensive.
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.
  • 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
  • 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
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.
  • Uncomfortable, difficult to install
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!
  • Super comfy and safe
  • expensive
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.
  • Solid
  • Sturdy
  • Crash tests released to public
  • Hard to wash
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.
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
  • ridgid latch
  • chemical free
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