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"Can you convince me Clek car seats are worth the price tag?"

Dear mama, How do you like your Clek car seats? We need to get a second seat, and I'm considering the Fllo. I need to convince my husband they're worth the price tag!" - Car seat confused

Dear 'Car seat confused',

We've now owned 4 different types of car seats. The Diono Rainier, the Evenflo Sureride, the Britax Marathon Clicktight and the Clek Fllo. Let me tell you, Clek hits way above its weight in the car seat department. Here's why:

  • They're narrow. You might not be as crazy as me, needing a car seat that will fit 3-across, but you DO need the extra space for groceries, or those damn Costco runs, yes?

  • They're pretty. Not that this *actually* matters, but hey. It makes you feel somewhat semi-cool when you're ripping around town in your snot-filled baby mobile.

  • They're easy to install. This one's big for us. We have friends. We like to do things. We like to be able to rip car seats out of the car and put them back in fairly easily. I was able to install the Clek car seats by myself, with a very solid install (both rear-facing and forward-facing). I don't need a man!

  • Advanced side-impact protection. Listen - all car seats that are sold must pass safety standards. I get that. BUT, the added safety features of Clek car seats are really difficult to ignore, and having my precious cargo ride in a seat that has added protection ranks high in my books.

  • Sits high. To be honest, I didn't realize how much I loved this feature until we had these seats. Both kids are SO much more quiet in the back being able to look out of their respective windows. Need I say more?

  • Extended rear facing capabilities. Clek car seats can be installed rear-facing for kids up to 50 lbs. Now, to each their own on this, of course, but it's nice to know the feature is available if this is your jam.

  • Stain guard with permanent protection. Clek claims that their fabrics "provide permanent protection against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria; and are free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants"... this one almost seems too good to be true, but it's more than other car seats promise, so I'll take it. I'll report back in 9 years. BRB.

  • 9 year expiry instead of 7. Most car seats have an expiry date of 7 years after the manufactured date, so the added two years here can be really helpful, especially if you've got a few kids to run this through.

  • 2 year extended warranty instead of one. Again, where most car seats offer a one year manufacturer's warranty, Clek offers two years. With all the wear-and-tear that ANY baby/kid items go through, this insurance is sure to make any parents feel at ease.

  • Canadian made. By a bacon-eating beaver, and they're dunked in maple syrup before they're shipped off to retailers. K this one's a lie, but either way - supporting Canadian makers feels great, eh?

That pretty much sums up my review of the Clek Fllo. 10/10 would recommend.

Yes, mama, I know it's a hefty price tag for a young family, but you're sure to be impressed by these top-of-the-line car seats (plus, their branding is really fun... I mean, who calls their products 'thingies'?! I love it.).


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