Clek Olli Child Booster Seat Review

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The Olli Clek in the Paul Frank Multiple Choice Pattern
The Olli Clek in the Paul Frank Multiple Choice Pattern

I like to feature safety products because as a mom, they’re naturally of utmost importance to me.  I spent a whole lot of time shopping for my son’s last car seat, and since he’s getting bigger I knew it was time to start researching the next step up.  I’d never heard of Clek before, so when asked to take a look at their Clek Olli Child Booster Seat, I perused their site and decided it looked promising.  (I’ve been asked to check other seats recently but turned them down; if I’m not impressed online with the safety features, I doubt I would be in person either.)  

When the seat arrived, I was immediately charmed with the colorful monkey print and a solid construction.  Arm rests and a cushy seat make the booster look like it would be comfortable for longer rides; I’ve seen many boosters and car seats with hard chairs that I just can’t imagine I’d want to sit on for more than a few minutes! Cleck calls this “Num-bum” and they’ve gone to some extra effort to avoid an uncomfortable ride. Even the armrests are padded.  The seat easily clicks into place by attaching to your car’s LATCH lower anchors. (Cars made after 2003 all have them; some have them if made as early as 2001.)  The audible “click” sound assures you it’s in place.  And removal is easy with the assistance of a little loop on the front of the seat.  Now your child is raised 4″ higher, allowing you to buckle him or her in with your car’s own seatbelt system.  

Other features I really like include the Cargo-thingy which gives your child a little side pocket for storing whatever they’re attached to that day, a mere 5-pound seat weight so you can easily move the seat from car to car, and a removable seat cover that can be machine washed.  Oh, and the seat also has a protective fabric on the bottom so it won’t ruin your car’s seats.  Another bonus.

I’m surprised to find out that lots of parents stop using any sort of car seat or booster for children once they reach 3 or 4 years of age.  All states throughout the U.S. and Canada have safety laws in place; if you aren’t sure what’s the law in your area, you can check this easy Safety Seat Law Guide provided by Clek.  Need a little more convincing?  Here are a few facts I found on Clek’s site as well:

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading causes of death for children ages 3-14 in North America.
  • Children ages 4-8 who use booster seats are 59 percent less likely to be injured in a car crash than children who are restrained by safety belts alone.
  • In 2005, 346 children ages 4-7 were killed while approximately 49,000 children in that age group were injured in car crashes in the US.
  • New laws in place in most states and in Canada require the use of age-appropriate booster seats.

That’s enough to make my decision pretty simple!  Overall I’m pleased with the Clek and its performance.  Although I don’t own any crash test dummies or a collision course for really giving the Clek a go, what I’ve seen of the Clek so far has me feeling pretty good about their product.  

Have you used a Clek? Please leave a comment here and tell me what you think.  I’d love to hear.

2 thoughts on “Clek Olli Child Booster Seat Review

  1. Just a word to the wise:

    There’s a reason why their car seats and other products are more expensive, and more respected than most others! They are larger and heavier-duty, meaning they can handle longer and heavier kids (so you get more/longer use out of your car seat). They are also built of better quality materials which, while making them a bit heavier to carry than others, also means they’re more durable and safer. This, combined with consistently better ratings, is exactly why they’re becoming so popular! I could also mention the convenience and comfort features, but then I’d really be going on and on…

    So, the downside is that they are a bit heavy and a little pricey, but they are also more versatile and better made (i.e. safer!). They also tend to work with multiple strollers from peg perego as well, so you have more options.

    Go for it, they’re great – Definitely recommended!

    Cheers and safe driving!
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