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Trying to decide between the Fllo and Foonf? Here:
July 25, 2018
First: If you have any questions about the Fllo or the Foonf call the manufacturer. I poured over reviews and user manuals, and it just made me more confused.
After being rear ended we needed to replace our Britax Marathon Clicktight. The Britax protected my little one, but I had gone back and forth between Britax and Clek when we transitioned to a convertible car seat. It felt like a good time to give Clek a whirl. The car accident was a bit of a wake-up call. Time to turn our 3yo back to rear-facing, and time to figure out which model between the Fllo and Foonf was best for our little one, our family, and our car.
We have one kiddo, so she sits in the center of the back seat of our 2012 Prius. Would the Fllo fit, would the Foonf fit? What were the key differences between the two seats? Was the height of either car seat going to impact my vision out of the car? The answer to the last question is: probably a little with any car seat once it’s forward-facing.
On the phone with the manufacturer I was able to determine both the Fllo and the Foonf would work in the center rear seat of our Prius. The big differences between the Fllo and Foonf are in the base, for the most part the seat portion of the two car seats are VERY similar (or the same with a few minor differences). The rigid latch technology in the base of the Foonf is a big chunk of what you’re paying extra for. Since our Prius cannot accomodate the rigid latch system in the center of the car, and since we knew our little one would always be in the center we opted for the Fllo which is designed to work with a seatbelt or latch system. The Foonf can be used with a seatbelt or latch system, BUT it was designed to work with the rigid latch system.
On the phone the person who helped me (and was so very helpful) was able to look at photos of the car seats installed to verify that they would work in a Prius.
If you ask me, after having the Britax Marathon Clicktight... and the Clek Fllo... installing any kind of car seat in a smal car (or really any car) is an uncomfortable angry-making ordeal, with or without the Click-tight feature. I always try to give myself at least 45 minutes to install a car seat correctly the first time around, or any time we are putting our car seat into a new car (rentals, grandparents, etc).
The Clek Fllo is working splendidly rear-facing in the center of the backseat of our Prius. My little one loves the better view she has, and she isn’t bothered that she went from front-facing back to rear-facing.
I have been really happy with the Clek Fllo, and also the Britax Marathon Click-Tight (bonus points to Britax for the removable washable cover). I’ll write again after we’ve had the Fllo for a spell and let you know which once wins out... but I have to say that: the transparent safety information Clek provides, the extended expiration, the extended rear-facing capability, the extended warranty, the customer support, the extra space in the back seat for the passengers sitting next to the car seat, the higher seat position for better viewing out of the windows, and their recycling program have already put them a cut above.