Clek Liing Lightweight Infant Car Seat with Load Leg - Pitch Black (C-Zero Plus)

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Liing sets the new standard for infant car seat safety, designed for a simple, secure installation – in every seating position. It’s fully loaded with advanced safety features, including an energy-absorbing metal load leg, a two-piece shell lined with EPP foam for enhanced side-impact protection, and Clek’s signature rigid-LATCH base, which offers up to 7 recline positions – adjustable after installation – to ensure your baby is at the perfect angle for safe, open airways. Its lightweight design and convenient one-handed quick release make it easy to remove from the base or one of many compatible strollers. Plus, at less than 17 inches wide, Liing’s narrow design makes it easy to ride 3-across. 

Liing is proudly designed, engineered and made in Ontario.

Deciding on the right car seat and stroller combination for your baby can be overwhelming and time consuming. That's why we designed Liing to work with top brands like Baby Jogger®, BabyZen®, Bugaboo®, Bumbleride®, Silver Cross®, Stokke®, Thule® and Uppababy®, using compatible car seat adapters (sold seperately)

All Liing 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 Liing infant car seat can be installed 3-across in most vehicles, or makes room for 2+ dogs or adults.


  • 13-position energy absorbing metal load leg.
  • Adjustable base with bubble indicator offers up to 7 recline positions, adjustable after installation.
  • Effortless installation with either rigid-LATCH or belt-tensioning system.
  • 3-position adjustable sun canopy with 100+spf sun protection and a mesh peekaboo window.
  • Lightweight design, at just 9 lb, with a convenient one-handed quick release.
  • Two-stage newborn body support system.
  • Advanced side-impact protection system with two-piece energy-absorbing shell lined with EPP foam.
  • Machine washable cover.
  • Made for travel - Aircraft Approved.
  • 9-Year Expiration Date.
  • Recyclable through Clek.


  • Rear-Facing Limits
    • Height: Up to 32 in.
    • Weight: 4-35 lb
    • Minimum Age: Newborn
  • Product Weight: 9 lb carrier (25 lbs with base)
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
44 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
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Mounds View, MN
Verified Buyer
This Seat Is a Tank
May 5, 2024
This car seat is truly amazing and I’ve never trusted an infant seat more with the life of my child. I drive comfortably knowing this seat is extremely well constructed and has amazing additional safety features. The installation is so easy with the rigid latch, the fabric is SO soft and beautiful, the load leg provides additional peace of mind, and the canopy is excellent. The only quirk this seat has in my opinion is the newborn insert, it’s more like a step that the baby sits on which makes it pretty unique. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to fitting a newborn but once you get past that and get to 11 pounds I have zero complaints.
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Denver, Colorado
Verified Buyer
Great carseat
March 23, 2024
I love that this is chemical flame retardant free. The material is black, but doesn't seem to absorb heat so baby isn't going in to a hot car seat or overheating while out and about.

The base is very easy to install with the rigid latch. Recline is easy to change on the base. The base is difficult to get secured with just the seatbelt though.

The low weight capacity was great as my little one was just under 5 lbs when we came home
New York, New York
Verified Buyer
Great car seat
February 7, 2024
Great car sear, feels very safe and secure even when used without the base.
Verified Buyer
Best infant child restraint!
December 20, 2023
As a CPST, Clek is the only brand I trust with my own children. While the leather handle on the Nuna Pipa looks beautiful, that won’t matter in a crash. This child restraint is sturdy, sleek, and well made. The fabric on the marshmallow is stunning! Easy to adjust and worth the $ buying an open box item & it's entirely brand new!
Verified Buyer
Beautiful Seat
December 17, 2022
Love the pattern, & seat is easy to use. Have not actually installed in car yet, but looks like it will be just as easy, if not easier to install than the seat I used for my other kids. Also, big plus that this does t require a base for install, especially, if just taking an occasional ride in 2nd car.
  • Light weight, easy to use
  • None yet.
Verified Buyer
December 10, 2022
Love that this seat is made of natural, nontoxic materials without the added chemicals & highly rated in safety. These are the two most important factors for us. It is super pricey though, which is unfortunate.
Brooklyn, New York
Verified Buyer
Very happy so far; base is heavy
November 7, 2022
We're very happy so far with this car seat. Purchased it for the ease of install + safety features. The base is quite heavy but of course you don't need to carry it very often. Our baby is comfortable in here.
Lyndhurst, OH
Verified Buyer
Like it overall, questioning quality
June 23, 2022
We purchased this car seat because low toxins was important to me. We got the wool option. It is your typical 5 point harness system. I do find it heavy as a petite person. I have not tried carrying it with my hand around the blue belt anchors on the side. I wish there was something to hold the straps back to put baby in and out of the seat. The infant insert worked well. I am disappointed that the back of the seat from the canopy cover meets the plastic is coming apart already including frayed stitches after only 4 months of light to moderate use. I am happy with how narrow it is to save space in sedan type cars. I have bought multiple bases for it to be used easily with other cars and for the sitter to use as well. Overall I am happy with it.
  • narrow car seat
  • easy to use
  • attractive
  • heavy
  • quality may not be ideal
Madison, Alabama
Verified Buyer
High Quality & Surprisingly Lightweight
June 2, 2022
The fabric is so much softer and plush compared to friends' infant car seats! The base is heavy and sturdy but the seat is surprisingly light and the positions for the handle are amazing!
Verified Buyer
We love it so far
May 20, 2022
It was easy to install. Our son loves it.
Bellaire, Texas
Verified Buyer
Great infant seat
May 19, 2022
The Volvo of car seats. You get what you pay for. Overall great package.
Verified Buyer
Safest car seat
April 27, 2022
We have purchased other clek car seats and boosters for older children, and there is no competition to clek being the safest in the industry for car seats. So far we are pleased with the convenient features of the infant seat. And we always appreciate the ability to have 3 car seats in the same row with clek’s thin profile. However that does not compromise any safety, as Clek seats are built very sturdy and strong compared to other plastic and foam framed car seats. At this price point, it sure would be nice to see features like the sensor safe temperature chest clip offered by competitors. That was almost a selling point of other brands over clek (for less money) but ultimately the strong design of clek among other features (leg load base, light weight and slim profile) were greater strengths. I haven’t had to wash this seat yet, but I do hope
I am able to do so without too much hassle when the time comes. Thank you clek for making outstanding safe products to keep our children safe.
Verified Buyer
Cleks for everyone!
April 14, 2022
We love our foonfs so much we decided to go with the Liing for the third baby. He was a preemie coming home from the nicu and fit well with the little cushion. It has gotten HEAVY now that he is almost 8 months but I’m ok with that for Clek safety. The mammoth fabric is soft and easy to wipe clean. I wish they would add a better/ more comfortable handle especially for the price of the Mammoth Liing. The handle also clicks super loud to me. Overall we recommend the seat and will stick with the brand
  • Safety features
  • Quality
  • Comfort
  • Preemie fit
  • Flame retardant free
  • Loud
  • Uncomfortable handle
  • Pricey
Southern California
Verified Buyer
Highly recommend
March 29, 2022
The quality of the seat is wonderful. Wipes down well with any “spills”. It’s a little on the heavy side but it installs easy and the safety rating is exceptional.
  • Safety, quality fabric, easy to install
  • Heavy
Enumclaw washington
Verified Buyer
Premium product
March 21, 2022
I love clek products. You can feel the quality. The straps always adjust so nicely. This seat is great. Easy to use. Nice snug fit for babies. And is narrow enough to do 3 across. A tad heavy though.
Verified Buyer
Easy to use!
March 18, 2022
I love this infant seat! It’s uncomplicated and straight forward. I also love the load leg on the base!
San Francisco, CA
Verified Buyer
Great car seat, feature rich base
November 16, 2021
Did a lot of research and was not disappointed with this seat. Great safety features, lightweight, easy to use, and looks great too.
New York, NY
Verified Buyer
Great Seat!
September 27, 2021
Great and safe!
Seattle, WA
Verified Buyer
Great so far
August 15, 2021
It's easy to put the base in the car. Baby's not here yet but so far I like the car seat. Also got adaptors for the uppababy stroller and it fits well in the stroller.

We picked this car seat because it had the highest safety rating. Nuna pipa lite lx was our runner up.
Westfield, Indiana
Verified Buyer
Lots of research - wouldn't go with any other brand
July 19, 2021
I spent hours researching car seat brands and while there's plenty of good, approved car seats on the market, you get what you pay for. Clek is the only car seat we will put our children in due to the safety features that go above and beyond what's required, how well-made and easy to use the products are, and how fantastic their customer service is. We have another "top" brand of infant seat that we bought for our firstborn prior to discovering Clek and when our second baby was born and we pulled the original car seat back out, we quickly realized that it was a hassle compared to our Clek convertibles that we purchased for our firstborn when he outgrew the infant seat. So off we went to buy this Clek infant seat and we don't regret it. It's a fantastic seat!
Verified Buyer
Safety rating
July 1, 2021
I chose this infant seat after being in a car accident because the carseat lady said it’s the safest seat in the market. Love that Clek releases their crash testing reports. We have a Liing, a Foonf, and a Oobr. Love them ALL. I have 3 kids and this is by far my favorite infant seat the install is amazing, love the load leg, cozy, narrow, love that it tells you when it’s installed right and clicked in correctly. Love rigid latch
  • Rigid latch, easy install, load leg, looks and feels cozy, narrower than some seats, lots of fabric options, flame retardant and chemical free fabrics
Best Uses
  • Infant newborn first year
  • None
Ardmore, PA
Verified Buyer
Good light weight car seat
May 27, 2021
We are very particular about our car seats. My husband is a crash reconstructionist and is very insistent about a few things in his car seats. One is anti-rebound to help prevent head injury. This car seat is light enough to be able to carry easily but also is safe. Additionally, the fabric is washable and breathable.
Warren, MI
Verified Buyer
Excellent quality infant car seat. Shipped promptly.
April 28, 2021
We really like the car seat and will work good for our infant. Great quality and expect it to meet the need for safety and security for baby.
Verified Buyer
Its okay
April 7, 2021
Its a very stylish looking carseat. The only reason i dont like it, is before this carseat i had the nuna pipa lite and now this carseat seems sooo heavy. I even compared to my sisters maxi cosi and its heavier than that also.
Customer Images
  • Stylish
Best Uses
  • Love how the hood extends and carseat can grow with baby by adjusting the base.
  • VERY heavy
Verified Buyer
Quality, size and safety all great
March 10, 2021
We needed a narrow seat because this will be our third car seat in the row, but chose it because of the high safety rating and lightweight style. I'm very pleased with it. The fabrics and design are high quality and the size and weight are perfect for our car (we managed to fit 3 seats into a relatively small car). I like the latch and the seatbelt tightening function, and the extra leg for safety. The shade/sleep hood is very generous too.
Richland, Mi
Verified Buyer
Great seat!
January 21, 2021
This seat is amazing! I’m due in May so haven’t put my baby in it but the fabric is super soft and light. We’ve also installed in the car and is super thin so it’s not squishing my other kiddos.
Worth the price!
December 22, 2020
I cannot say enough good things about the Liing. As a CPST, NICU nurse, and parent, I have used practically every infant car seat on the market in some capacity. I have very strong preferences (skip the uppababy mesa) and had my favorites (Nuna and Britax). And then I met the Liing. And this thing blows the competition out of the water. The rigid latch base installation is mind blowingly easy. The European belt path makes baseless install secure and reliable. The load leg is a top of the line energy management feature - in a sea of marketing and random claims by car seat manufacturers, load legs are one feature that actually make a big difference in crash performance. The carrier is sleek and attractive, and the handle shape makes it comfortable to carry even with my 20lb 9-month-old inside. With all my other kids in all my other infant car seats, I got tired of carrying the infant seat around by 3-4 months, but here we are at 9 months still using the Liing because it's seriously that user friendly. Also, when I had a minor (not safety related) issue with my Liing, Clek customer service was absolutely amazing, following up regularly until I got a replacement part. I normally love to try out different car seats but I don't want to use any other infant seat after having a Liing.
  • Extremely compact front to back, easy install, advanced safety features, excellent newborn fit, soft fabrics
Grand Rapids, Ohio
Verified Buyer
Could be improved
September 16, 2020
I bought this car seat having extremely high hopes and expectations only to be let down. But let's begin with what I enjoy about the car seat. It is extremely safe, the car seat is lightweight, and the fabric is not only flame retardant free but very obviously high quality and luxurious. I love the leather bit on the carrier handle. I love how sleek the car seat looks. And I love that the car seat came with different inserts. Its aesthetically pleasing, its sturdy, and it's not a big bulky heavy carrier. However, this car seat could be better. The canopy barely covers my newborn so we always have an issue with sun in her eyes. The carrier handle adjustment buttons have to both be pushed to move the handle which is a hassle while holding your crying child trying to leave in a rush as a single mother. The carrier handle is unusually large... or tall? It sticks out quite far from the carrier. And I dont believe I'll be able to get much more use from this car seat which is so disappointing given the price. The clek claims that this infant carrier fits a child put to 35 lbs and or up to 32 inches and yet my 2 month old that isnt at either of these measurements is already using the highest shoulder strap placement. It wont be safe to use once she surpasses that.... this is a nice car seat and one of the few that is flame retardant free but I'm afraid it isnt living up to my expectations.
  • Sturdy
  • High quality
  • Flame retardant free fabric
  • Lightweight
  • Price
  • Ease of use
  • Better for small babies
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Verified Buyer
Best car seat!
July 20, 2020
I have a 4 year old and a new born. Both have clek car seats. This seat makes me feel like she’s very protected! Absolutely love it!
Kinnelon, New Jersey
Verified Buyer
Clek Ling
May 19, 2020
The Ling reminds me of my old Graco with removable base except this seat is higher quality with more safety features. The cloth and design feels nicer and i especially like the seat belt tensioner and load leg. I would highly recommend this seat.
Verified Buyer
Sturdy but light weight
May 7, 2020
This is car seat came recommended to me by a lawyer who works in the car seat safety industry. This was her absolute recommendation as was all of the Clek seats. My whole family uses these for their kids and they love them. They are built like a tank, yet still light weight for carrying. My newborn also fits safely snug in there and no need to buy one of those inserts so their head doesn’t flop around.
Newport Oregon
Verified Buyer
May 2, 2020
This is by far the best quality car seat I have ever seen. This car seat is one of those, “you get what you paid for!” Very sturdy, high quality, material is hands down beautiful and cush. It was between this and the Nuna but I went with my gut and I am very satisfied. I would pay a $1000 for this car seat, honestly.. It’s worth the price. Nothing I have seen compares to its quality on all aspects. I kind of like it’s not mainstream because it’s very different from anything else out there.
  • Everything about this car seat.
  • Nothing at all
manchester, New Hampshire
Verified Buyer
April 17, 2020
i have done EXTENSIVE research on infant carseats and this is seriously one of the BEST seats you could get. so many safety features. the tokidoki pattern is SO cute. definitely BUY THIS if youre looking for the BEST seat you can get!
  • load leg, cushion, great customer service, can be installed with out the base, safe, side impact protection, soft
Verified Buyer
Absolutely LOVE it!
November 22, 2019
We have been Clek fans for years however we still searched for months, looking at other car seats before deciding on this one. Dozens of reviews from car seat safety specialists, bloggers, and customers and I couldn’t find any complaints that weren’t related to price. This seat checks all the boxes on safety, helpfulness of customer service, ease of use, and even style. We had also considered a Cybex seat however what tipped the scale for us was that not only is the Clek manual easier to understand but we felt the construction of the Clek base was more substantial. If you have to funds, or the ability to save for it I would highly recommend the Clek Liing.
  • Construction
  • Safety
  • Ease of use
  • Helpful customer service
  • Price
Verified Buyer
Love the jersey knit fabric
October 16, 2019
I wasn’t sure which fabric to choose for this seat. I ended up going with Jersey knit. I’m really happy with it. It’s super soft but still durable.!
Christopher M.
Duxbury VT
Verified Buyer
Rock solid
October 12, 2019
Love it, it’s solid well built (not like the cheap brands) and love the non toxic merino wool
Verified Buyer
No Chemicals, Well Made, Easy to Use but Not Cheap
August 12, 2019
I wanted a car seat that was free of chemicals and the Clek Liing (Mammoth) was one of only two on the market that fully fit the bill. It is free of smells straight out of the packaging which is just great. The seat is pretty lightweight yet sturdy, easy to install, and can be used without the base. The material is soft which I also like though I do wish it came in a lighter color as I live in a very hot and sunny region. Overall the Clek Liing is a great carseat.
  • Chemical Free
  • Easy to Install
  • Well Made
  • Dark (can be hot) Fabric
  • Expensive
Pearland, Texas
Verified Buyer
Perfect car seat!
July 12, 2019
I love this car seat! I am a small mom and this car seat is super light and very easy to carry. It is also very easy to install in my car and has great safety reviews. It was shipped very fast to my house!
Customer Q&A
1 Question & 1 Answer
Sara Benitez
from Washington DC asked:
May 22, 2022
Does a base come with the car seat for this price of $373.99?
Submitted by: caren singer on May 23, 2022