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The mat-thingy is a vehicle seat protector that is designed, tested and approved for exclusive use with all Clek car seats. Its non-slip LATCH-compatible design provides protection against spills, compression damage to the vehicle seat; and other unwanted mess from children in your back seat!

Review Summary
47 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (47 of 47 responses)
By Pam
Must Buy with Clek!
September 24, 2020
Upgraded our Clek car seat to a Clek booster and just got a new car. Decided it was worth investing in a cover for our leather seats. It's a narrow fit like others mentioned and we placed the booster in a smaller backseat, making the buckle a little challenging, but seeing how the weight of the Clek took a toll on previous cars we are eager for this protection. So happy with our Clek investments.
ProsProtects car interior Traps mess from snacks Ensures secure fit of Clek carseats
ConsExact Fit that requires a little extra patience
Great mat
September 19, 2020
Purchased 2, one for each car. Certainly protects the seat.
By P
Great mat
July 23, 2020
Great mat to protect your car's seat
By Tiffany
Essential for clek
May 25, 2020
Once we installed this with the clek foonf there was zero movement of the car seat. Made us feel much more secure having this in place.
By Gina
Long Beach , CA
Good quality
May 12, 2020
Covers large area to catch spills. Good quality.
By Jen
Box Elder, SD
Great mat
May 6, 2020
Great mat in helping keep my seats clean. I wish it had a protector for the back of the seat for when my daughter (rear facing) kicks the seats.
ConsNo back protector
By Nikki
Saves our car seats
March 24, 2020
Use under all our Clek seats. Saves the vehicle seats from messes and marks from the heavy Clek seats.
By Angela
Must-have for leather seats
March 19, 2020
These are a must have when installing Clek seats on leather car seats. They donít interfere with installing the seats and the flap on the front protect the seat from dirty shoes.
By Oscar
Protects the seat
October 23, 2019
Glad we purchased this. It fits just fine in our SUV. The Foonf is on the heavier side and this will protect the seat from leaving impressions on the leather.
By Cheryl P.
Seat Mat
September 15, 2019
Good quality and a great fit for the 2 car seats I recently purchased
ProsGreat seat protector
By Jen
Worth it
September 3, 2019
The mat is heavy duty and does a great job protecting the car upholstery from wear and tear due to the car seat and occasional spills from the passenger. Glad we got it!
By Brianna
Bridgeport, West Virginia
Keeps our car seats protected
August 20, 2019
This seat thingy keeps our car seats protected and like new ! Easy to use , easy to clean , and approved by Clek for use with the Foonf , so saftey isnít a concern .
By Anzhela
Vancouver, WA
July 22, 2019
Best carsear mat invented! And Iíve tried a few brands before this one. And this is the best one!
By Sarah
June 3, 2019
The seat is installed really tight and this prevented denting or tearing my new leather seats.
ProsDurable Works as adverised
By Marylynn
Houston, Texas
Thingy Thumbs Up
May 20, 2019
Heavy duty rubber mat that we hope will keep our sets from massive dents and keep the Fllo secured in place.
By Jessica
Morgan hill, California
Protects seats
March 30, 2019
Saved my leather seats in my car. So thankful Clek has these for there seats.
ConsDepending on seat, it can block the buckle/s.
By Ruthy
Corvallis, Montana
A Must
March 1, 2019
I had a seat protector for our infant car seat before purchasing the Clek Foonf. The seat thingy puts the last seat protector to shame! Itís a good weight and high quality rubber much like floor mats so itís hugs the seat and stays in place and it even has a lip around the edged creating a spill reservoir.
By Nicole
Marysville, IN
Great material
February 27, 2019
These fit into my minivan great and kept my seats from getting destroyed. Also great crumb catchers.
By Natalie
Hope Mills , North Carolina
Serves its purpose
January 23, 2019
Get this to avoid damaging your car seats from your child's car seat and to catch all of the spills and messes that your toddler may make.
By A S.
Southern California
Great Quality and Seamlessly Works Well with the Clek Foonf Convertible Seat
December 15, 2018
We appreciate that the car seat was tested with this Mat and it will help to protect our car seating area material.
By Jessica
Bargersville, Indiana
Great Quality Mat
October 17, 2018
Superior quality mat. The edges of the mat are raised well enough to keep minor spills/crumbs contained. Love the cut-out for the Rigid Latch anchors on the Foonf for foward-facing installation as well!
By Juliana
Cocoa, Florida
Great quality
September 13, 2018
Just like everything from clek, the quality of this mat is excellent. Very soft and pliable. One of our vehicles has a leather interior and we use it to keep the car seat from causing permanent marks.
By Tracy
El Cerrito, California
Crash tested specifically for Clek seats, easy install
August 14, 2018
This did everything I hoped it would-- catch crumbs/spills and protect my leather seats. It's installed under a Clek Fllo and the whole process only took about 5 minutes. The fit is really secure and the rubber traction is great so I don't worry about extra slipping/sliding.
ProsCatches spills/crumbs
Milwaukee, WI
Easy to install with carseat and protects seat
August 13, 2018
This mat is great! It protects the car seats from spills, crumbs, and the damage done to the foam due to the pressure of installation. Additionally these are crash tested with Clek seats to ensure safety.
By Mallory
North Carolina
Must have
July 12, 2018
I'd never have a car seat without a seat protector and I'd never have a Clek seat without a Mat Thingy. It's a must have if you want to save your car's seats! It's not just about the mess either - our foonf puts some pretty hefty pressure on my car's leather seat, so having this in between the two makes me feel sure that the car seat itself isn't doing any damage.
By Erica
Round Lake, Illinois
Protects my leather seats
June 29, 2018
I'm glad I bought these mats with my carseats. They've saved my leather seats many times!
By Lauren
Colorado Springs , Co
Does the job!
May 1, 2018
I have three mat thingys and they do what they are supposed to do, protect the seat. Sturdy and appear to be well made. Easy to install mat and attach car seat to the car. No complaints.
ProsLight Inexpensive Fit perfectly
ConsAlternative colors may be nice
By Cade
New york, New York
Best Way To Keep Your Car Clean
April 16, 2018
We have had the Mat Thingy for over a year now and we've only had to wipe it down once a month to keep the backseat clean. Highly recommended.
By Michelle
Love this mat!
March 14, 2018
I'm so glad that we purchased a Clek Mat Thingy to protect the leather in my new van! It works perfectly on the seat and also helps the car seat stay stable on the seat during installation. Thanks for the great product Albee Baby and Clek!
By Omar
Duarte California
Great I'dea must have
March 6, 2018
I love that they exists and should have bought them for my first car seats but didnt... they probably text well they are a little to big and they overlap because I got three. They are wider than the actual car seats... but protect my car perfectly
ProsCovers well and evry inch of my seats
ConsToo big and over lap
By Kathryn
Arlington , VA
Does what it needs to, but I expect more from Clek
January 8, 2018
Yes, it is a rubber mat that protects car seats well (as any rubber mat would). The drawback is that it fits too exactly. If it's off by even the tiniest bit, the raised back edge interferes with the rigid latch attachments. Because of the weight of Clek seats, the rigid latch, and the grip of the rubber mat, there is no shifting things around once you get started. My husband forced it once and the mat jammed up the latch attachment so badly we didn't know if we would ever get it back out again. So yes, I can recommend this product because it is as good as or better than any comparable product, but with a word of caution that it must be installed carefully.
By Joanna
Berkeley, CA
Thick and safe mat
December 28, 2017
Despite the price, I ended up buying a mat for each of my Cleks. This mat would probably be great for any carseat. The material is thick and helps protect the seat as well as provide a stable surfaceI haven't noted any black material rubbing off on the carseat, as has happened with cheaper mats. I think the material is likely to hold up well with time, although I can't say for sure yet.
Pros- thick material, very skid resistant
Cons- no protection for the car seat back - expensive
OC, California
Must get!
December 23, 2017
We have two of these. One for our oobr and we got a new one for our new fllo. If you want to protect your leather, you have to get this. We have used it in black leather as well as almond leather and it has protected our seats well.
By Stephanie
Sarasota, Florida
Excellent for protecting seat!
October 6, 2017
Love this thing. Our seat was getting really damaged by our car seat before we started using this thing.
By Tashina
Corbin, KY - Kentucky
Protects my leather seats!
August 30, 2017
My clek Fllo was leaving some indents on my new leather seats in my van. Clek allows a safe install with the mat thingy so we gave it a try! It's perfect! I get a solid, correct install and seat protection.
By Danielle
Ladera ranch, CA
Get this mat
August 11, 2017
Protects your seat easy to install works great with the seat
By I W.
San Francisco, California
Fits perfectly
June 30, 2017
This Mat Thingy is great. Fits the Clek Foonf perfectly and I can tell it protects our leather seats.
By David
San Diego, CA
A Mat Tested with Clek Products
June 29, 2017
This mat has been tested with Clek products and is well built to prevent slippage in the event of an accident. It is slightly longer than the base of Clek's booster seats, but trust me when I say anymore protection your car can get from your kids is a good thing.
By Amanda
Sparks, NV
April 21, 2017
I have received the mat thingy and will be ordering another for my other kids' seats. We are officially a Clek family and each of my 3x kids has a clek seat. the booster, foonf, and fllo. I plan to use the Mat thingy for both the foonf and fllo to reduce the crumb mess that seems never-ending.
Great Protection
April 21, 2017
I Purchased this to use with the olli black cooper booster seat. It Protects the seat from everything. It looks and feels durable. For reference it fits backseats of Audi Q5 and Q7
ProsLooks and feels durable
Best UsesVehicle seat protection
By Sophia
Chantilly va
Good mats
March 18, 2017
Works great for the car seats on the sides. Doesn't fit perfectly for a three in row middle seat. Which I guess is expected. Our middle mat overlaps a little, but serves its purpose!
By Karin
Sunnyvale, CA
Must have for Foonfs and Fllo
February 2, 2017
We have 4 Foonfs for our 2 girls between our 2 cars. After contacting Clek and trying the other car seat mats that we already had and loved, the Mat Thingy was the only mat that fit perfectly and protected our car. But most importantly besides protecting the car and catching all the crumbs and spills, this mat is the only mat approved and tested with Foonfs and Fllo that safely works. Technically, mats should not be used with carseats as they are not tested to uphold the same safety standards when the carseats were tested in cars without the mat. The rubber is very thick and of good quality.
ProsUsing this specific mat will allow the carseat to continue to stay safe which is the #1 reason one would spend so much for a Clek.
Best UsesWorks perfect with Foonfs and Fllos.
By Kevin
Mat thingy doesn't disappoint
January 26, 2017
Not too thin and not too thick. The mat thingy fits well under our foonf as I would expect it would. I have a 2011 Silverado 1500 and my wife has a 2015 Mercedes c300. It works well on both seat shapes. My truck has a bit softer seats in the back and when the seat in secured down snug, the mat can lift on the sides easily. I would recommend, as we have now bought a second seat and mat thingy so we are not moving seats between cars.
ProsFits different car model seats well, quality material, fits car seat base as expected
ConsEdges of mat Lift when car seat is fully secured on softer cushioned automobile seats
By Thomas
Pleased with the purchase
December 18, 2016
We bought two mats mainly to protect our leather seats. The foonf is heavy and was leaving indents. The mat has helped alleviate that some. It has also allowed for a more secure grip with the foonf and seat.
Best UsesProtect seats, help get snug fit with car seat and base of foonf.
By Kate H.
Omaha, NE
From and mom and former CPST
November 17, 2016
This is a very nice mat and protects my seat well. What I will say is that it fits better on the outboard seating positions (the ones on the side, not the center seat) but it will fit as long as the fit complies with the manual. You can view this online before you buy. You can only use this with Clek seats because that is the only seat it has been crash tested with. A mat may mask a bad fit, so i suggest learning to install the seat very well before you add the mat to the equation.
By Erin
October 5, 2016
Super grippy on my leather seats!
By Traci
Newport Beach, California
Protects leather seats!
December 9, 2015
This mat is great! It fits the backseat perfectly and protects the cars' leather seats from being damaged from the plastic bottom of the car seat which gets scraped against the seat while being installed or moved. Great idea on behalf of Clek to think about such and protect the car. It also is easy to clean should anything spill, etc.

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