Clek Oobr and Olli Booster Car Seats

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Clek. If anything, the first thing that comes to mind when this brand is mentioned is …
LATCH connectors. On. Booster. Seats.

I have to admit, when my oldest daughter first went from 5-point harness to booster seat, I didn’t know there was an option for a brand with LATCH connectors. I recall the day when I first stumbled upon the Clek website – I thought, “brilliant!”. After all, it’s the age from 6-12 where kids don’t want to sit in ‘baby seats’, yet still need as much protection.

It wasn’t until I came across Clek, that I really took notice of the booster seat we had been using, and how awkwardly she sat in it {when she shifted, it shifted too etc}. I started looking at the seats and wondering, if in a collision, could this flimsy and unsecured seat be more of a hazard than a protector?

What if Belle wasn’t in the car and we got into an accident? The non-secured booster would have become a flying weapon to everyone else in the vehicle!!

Clek Oobr review giveaway my organized chaosHonestly, it was odd that being so diligent as I was with car seats, that Clek wasn’t on my radar until recently. Yet, I’m thrilled to have a chance to introduce you to the company and the Clek products.

So, if you are a parent and aren’t aware of Clek, read on!

The Clek Oobr is the first of its class in booster seating, and it’s the Clek booster seat that we got for review last month. An award winner for safety, the Clek full back booster seat is built just like the seat in your car. That way there’s non-moving support, and not the gap between booster and seat of car, that loves to show up when kids slouch.

Oobr was engineered with front, rear and side impact protection in mind. Comprised of five structural safety elements: rigid LATCH system, energy-absorbing foam layer, structural headrest with deep side wings, magnesium back frame and belt guides, the Elemental Safety System secures and protects your child. Knowing this really puts my mind at ease, as I’m pretty sure the other seat I was using wasn’t designed like this! And, it’s just as simple as you’d imagine too, just click! Click the Clek {say that 10 times really fast}.

Clek Oobr and Olli Booster Car Seats

When Isabelle is older, the Oobr also easily converts into a backless booster seat. Using Oobr backless might come sooner than I would have thought though, as the headrest is currently raised as far as it’ll go {she’s a tall girl!}. The Clek Oobr is for kis 40-100lbs {40-57″ tall}, with or without the detachable back portion.

And that ‘I’m not a baby’ comment I mentioned earlier? Well, Isabelle thinks her Oobr is pretty cool, especially the faux-hawk julius print we chose. Yes, it’s a pretty cool print that had all her friends commenting! It also comes with a convenient detachable cup holder, which can be placed on either side of the seat {and is dishwasher safe}.

Clek makes some of the most innovative, safe and sleek booster seats on the market today. Born out of one of the world’s largest, most diversified automotive suppliers, it comes with the same design and engineering principles that world class manufacturing processes and premium material selection found in luxury automotive seating today.

Founder and parent, Chris Lumley made Clek products his mission after the discovery of low booster seat usage rates in Canada. Clek products are the result of parental concerns over safety, comfort, ease of installation and style.

I have overheard many parents say that they transition their kids too early into booster seats due to their discomfort, the fact that they aren’t ‘babies’ anymore, and for parental convenience {booster seats are easier to transfer and transport, right?}. So, to meet both the needs of the parents, and keeping kids in mind too – Clek! And, for all those eco-savvies out there, Clek uses Crypton® Super Fabrics which are toxic-free {actually, Clek products are 100% recyclable too!}.

So, if you are reading this and your child is older and doesn’t really need the backrest of the Oobr – what about the Clek Olli Booster?!

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The Olli is also an award-winning belt-positioning backless booster. For ages 6-12 {or 40-120 lbs}, it ensures safety by boosting your child’s height so that the vehicle’s seat belt fits them just right.

An additional layer of padding eliminates numb-bum syndrome too. Easily transportable from vehicle to vehicle and especially handy while traveling!

Safety, Design, and for everything mentioned above: Without a doubt, when it’s time for a booster seat, look to Clek. All Clek products meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. To purchase these or other Clek products {a new one will be announced very soon!}, locate a Clek retailer in Canada and in the US! For me, it’s as easy as heading to Canadian Tire!


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.




  1. Cheryl Morreale says

    I love the Olli in STORM! But I also love the Paul Frank design too. I don’t own one currently but would love to!


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