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    Clek Fllo

    Trudy from Clek talked about their new "compact convertible," the Fllo, at the NHTSA region 2 conference today. I'm not sure how many of the details are already out there, so I'll share what I learned:

    RF 14-50 pounds, 25-43", and sitting unassisted
    ARB preferred but not required when RF
    proper angle when RF depends on the child's weight

    FF 22-65 pounds and 30-49", recommended for ages 2+, permitted for 1+
    seatbelt OR lower anchor belt inside the belt guides (in contrast, Foonf has rigid LATCH and allows both lower anchors and seatbelt when FF)
    The belt path is high and should help with easy installation (eg no problem with long buckle stalks)

    LATCH use follows the new rules - maximum child weight of 40 pounds (for both RF and FF)

    I didn't notice if there was an estimated time for it to come on the market, nor do I remember hearing a retail price.
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    So a low profile foonf that doesn't weight more than my kids?
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    Hmm, I really wanna hear a price on this. I might just ditch my Britax convertibles for a couple of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katymyers View Post
    Hmm, I really wanna hear a price on this. I might just ditch my Britax convertibles for a couple of these.
    BRU Canada lists it at $349. For comparison, they have the 2014 Foonf at $449.
    5yo harnessed in a Britax Pioneer, one 3yo RF in a Fllo and another 3yo RF in a plum RXT, all in a 2014 Honda Accord.

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    Is this only in Canada right now?
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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Quote Originally Posted by MotoMommaNH View Post
    Is this only in Canada right now?
    Pretty sure it's not available for purchase anywhere yet.

    IIRC from this morning, the MSRP for Canada is $369 for the Drift fabric and up from there. Not sure yet if the price will be the same in the US.
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    Cutie #5 (3 years) riding in a Nuna Rava

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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Clek released a PDF spec sheet via Facebook around an hour ago. Looks like a more compact Foonf - at that price point it may compete with Diono for ERF and/or 3-across.

    Available early August (I'd hope after the Foonf release debacle, they mean it this time) and MSRP is $349.99 USD/$369.99 CAD.
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    Does the Foonf have a no-rethread harness? I would seriously consider the Fllo if it does. I don't want a Radian because they're such a PITB to install but I need a tall seat and I want an anti rebound bar or rf tether.
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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Canadian Fllo seats are shipping to retailers right now and the US seats are shipping to retailers at the end of next week.

    One correction to the information I gave at the conference mentioned in the original post, is that the lower anchor weight limit for rear-facing will be 35lbs instead of the original 40lbs that I gave at the conference. (An updated weight including the anti-rebound bar resulted in a lower rear-facing lower anchor weight limit.)

    The harness will need to be rethreaded, although over the lifespan of the seat with each kid who uses it, you're looking at having to do it only about 5 times or so over the course of 4 to 5 years. It measures 16.9" at it's widest point so is one of the narrowest convertibles on the market, and the base area that contacts the vehicle seat is narrower than that so in general bucket seats or narrower seating positions won't cause compatibility issues.

    I'm subscribing to this thread so if any other question come up you're welcome to ask and I'll do my best to answer them.

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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Oh, it wouldn't work for small babies, though.
    14 lb. minimum.

    Darn. I was looking to put a RF convertible in that could fit newborn and up...in a tight 3 across situation.

    Guess this is not it.
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    Looks really nice! Thanks for the extra details, Trudy

    ETA: I'm guessing it will have REACT Technology as well?
    -Angela

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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Angela it actually doesn't have REACT but a crumple zone in the form of a 'honeycomb' design. I guess more similar to Britax's Safe Cell.

    Trudy, FYI - when you look at the site and click on the colors it shows the Fllo and correct color but says "Foonf" in the description on the bottom
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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Hope it eventually comes in Tokidoki! I might actually be able to afford to get one!

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    is the shell shorter or is the base design just different making it more low profile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbartlettnfld View Post
    Hope it eventually comes in Tokidoki! I might actually be able to afford to get one!
    It comes in Tokidoki. It's more expensive than the base model, at $429.
    5yo harnessed in a Britax Pioneer, one 3yo RF in a Fllo and another 3yo RF in a plum RXT, all in a 2014 Honda Accord.

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    Re: Clek Fllo

    Quote Originally Posted by Jocey'sMommy View Post
    is the shell shorter or is the base design just different making it more low profile?
    It doesn't have the big rear facing base that the Foonf has.
    Riding in a 2014 Honda Odyssey
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    and DS2 Nov 2012 27 pounds 36" ERF in a Faux Hawk Foonf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocey'sMommy View Post
    is the shell shorter or is the base design just different making it more low profile?
    It has a recline foot to flip forward when RF instead of the separate base like the foonf has.

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    Re: Clek Fllo

    I am sorry to be a pain but I am looking at the Foonf for my baby right now. Can someone spell out the differences between the Foonf and the Filo in black and white for me? It is making my head spin looking at it on the website.

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 ladybugs View Post
    I am sorry to be a pain but I am looking at the Foonf for my baby right now. Can someone spell out the differences between the Foonf and the Filo in black and white for me? It is making my head spin looking at it on the website.

    Thank you!
    Thebabyguynyc posted a graphic on FB. Let me see if I can link it....

    https://www.facebook.com/TheBabyGuyN...type=1&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/TheBabyGuyN...type=1&theater

    hope those work - first is RF comparison and second is FF comparison
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    How wide is the base?

    Never mind the clek site says how wide The base is.

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