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When you’re searching for a high-quality backless booster seat for your older child, the Clek Olli is tough to be beat. It’s packed with safety and convenience features, including a rigid LATCH system and special fabric that’s protected against stains and odors. Designed for children aged four and older, this award-winning model features a quick-release system and a carrying strap that make it easy for adults and kids to remove from one vehicle and bring to another, as needed.
Overview of Clek Olli Backless Booster Seat
The Clek Olli is designed for kids aged four and older, ranging from 40 to 120 pounds in weight and 40 to 57 inches in height. It raises your child by four inches, which makes for a better shoulder belt fit and also ensures a proper fit of the seat belt over his or her hips. Its rigid LATCH installation system connects it securely with your vehicle’s corresponding anchors.
In addition to safety, it’s also made with comfort in mind with an extra layer of foam padding in order to resemble the feel of your vehicle’s seats. It’s convenient for families who car pool or who own more than one vehicle, as its quick-release system and comfortable carrying strap make it simple to transfer from car to car. It comes with a drink holder that is removable and safe for the dishwasher.
The Greenguard Select-certified fabric is free of flame retardants, and it provides protection against moisture- and odor-causing bacteria as well as stains. The cover is easy to remove for spot-cleaning or washing by hand. What’s more, you can purchase it with confidence, since it’s backed by a two-year warranty when you register it within 90 days of your purchase.
In addition to meeting or exceeding federal requirements for safety and crash test standards, the Clek Olli Backless Booster Seat has been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for overall usability, as follows:
Video Overview of Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat
Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat Specs
40 to 120 pounds
40 to 57 inches
Child minimum age
18.2” long 16” wide x 10.5” high
Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat Features
Ease of use
Comfort and Convenience
The Clek Olli is a good choice for families looking for a model that’s easy to transfer from car to car, since it’s light weight and carrying handle make it extremely easy to handle. The quick-release system also makes it a breeze to uninstall when you’re ready to remove it from the car. It’s also more comfortable than many others, as the extra-thick padding is specially designed to resemble that of your vehicle’s seats.
While the fabric cover is not made for the washing machine, it can be removed for hand washing, and it also spot-cleans nicely. The Clek Olli comes with a detachable cup holder (called a Drink-Thingy by the manufacturer) that is safe for placement in the dishwasher.
Ease of Installation
Who is the Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat suitable for?
The Clek Olli can be used by children as young as four years of age, with a weight ranging from 40 to 120 pounds and a height between 40 and 57 inches.
What is included with the Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat?
The Clek Olli comes with a detachable cup holder that’s dishwasher-safe, as well as a removable over-the-shoulder strap (which Clek calls a Strap-Thingy) that allow you to carry it in a hands-free manner. If you’re in the market for additional accessories, you can also choose to purchase a fabric cleaning kit and a mat that can placed underneath the seat in your vehicle to protect the upholstery against spills or any compression damage.
Pros and Cons of the Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat:
Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat Installation
A tutorial installation video is available below
Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat Owner’s Manual
The Clek Olli Backless Booster car seat manufacturers manual is available online at the following link:
Clek Olli Backless Booster Car Seat vs. Chicco GoFit Backless Booster Car Seat
In many ways, the Clek Olli and the Chicco GoFit are very similar models that are known to be both safe and comfortable. Both also feature double-foam padding, and their portability makes them practical for families who frequently carpool or who have multiple vehicles in the household. While both have removable fabric covers, only that of the GoFit is designed for the washing machine.
Another difference between the two involves installation: If you’re looking for a model with LATCH connectors, the Olli would be the better choice, as the GoFit is only made for use with your vehicle’s seat belt system. Price-wise, however, the GoFit sells for nearly one-third the cost of the Olli, making it a better option if you’re in the market for a quality budget-friendly model.
DadLabs Clek Olli Backless Booster Review
The Clek Olli is a bit high priced for a backless carrier but that is offset by its portability, high quality, and great fit for a small car.
CR has some problems with the Oil due to its lack of lateral protection, lack of belt clip for shoulder placement, and its latch attachment. The rigid latch attachment may position the booster seat more forward of the vehicle seat back than desired in some vehicles, causing the lap belt to fit incorrectly and become a safety concern.
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The last concern is probably the reason gave the Clek Olli a pass rating of 4 rather the other Clek’s 5. Another negative is that the seat belt routing path labeling is difficult to find and read and the instruction manual cannot be accessed while the child is in the seat. Some owners have found that it can be easy to lose parts since the seat must be disassembled to read.
In its favor, the Olli is lightweight enough that a second grader can carry it herself. Another big plus is it has a great belt fit in most seating.
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