Clek Liing —————————— Clek Liingo
The Liing and Liingo are Clek’s latest infant car seats available to purchase in the US and Canada. Clek is a well-known and respected manufacturer of premium child car seats the Liing and Liingo models fit right into that description.
The seats themselves look very similar and that is because they are pretty much identical and the main differences between the 2 seats is the vehicle installation options that each comes with out of the box.
In this comparison review of the Clek Liing and Clek Liingo infant car seats, I will explain all of the main similarities and the differences between these 2 car seats so that you can make an informed decision about which one is most suitable for you, your baby, and your budget.
So, what exactly are the similarities and differences between the Clek Liing and the Clek Liingo infant car seats? Is the “Liing” model worth the extra money?
Clek Liing v Clek Liingo – The Similarities
#1 Child Weight/Height Limits
The Clek Liing and Clek Liingo seats both come with child weight limits of between 4lbs and 35 lbs.
The maximum child height limit is also 32 inches for both seats.
These weight and height limits are pretty common on premium infant car seats and the lower limit of 4lbs means that you a genuinely going to be able to use these seats right from birth unless your baby is very premature.
#2 Seat Weight
Both seats weight approximately 9 lbs once you remove the LATCH belt bin from the Liingo model (see below for more information). This makes them a little lighter than most other premium infant seats.
The significance of this relatively light seat weight will probably depend upon whether you buy the Liing or the Liingo model. You can see from the images above that the Liing seat comes with a Clek car seat base as part of the packages, whereas the Liingo is designed to be used out-of-the-box without a seat base.
This means that you are more likely to be carrying and switching the Liingo model between difference vehicles than the Liing model.
Not only are the Liing and Liingo seats relatively lightweight, but they are also pretty narrow so that you can get 3 car seats side-by-side in most standard sized vehicles. Another added bonus is that they are designed to be shorter from front to back, which can provide those in the front seats with a little extra leg room.
#3 Seat Shell & Side Impact Protection
Both seats come with a 2-piece seat shell and 2 layers of advanced side impact protection to greatly improve the safety of your baby.
The 2-piece energy-absorbing shell is also lined with EPP foam in order to add more protection to the head and torso areas of your baby’s body.
Newborn babies using this seat can also take advantage of the Clek 2-stage infant insert system, which is specifically designed to provide proper head support and a snug seating position for the youngest of babies while using the seat.
#4 Stroller Compatibility
Transitioning the seats between vehicle seat base and the stroller is made very easy by the one-handed quick release button.
Other similarities include:
- Stroller Compatible
- SPF 100+ Canopy with Peekaboo window
- Fabrics naturally flame retardant
- 1-Hand Harness Buckle Release
- Certified for Aircraft Travel
- 9 year seat expiration
Clek Liing v Clek Liingo – The Main Differences
The main difference between the Liing and Liingo seats is that the Liing comes supplied with a Clek infant car seat base, but the Liingo does not. You can buy a Clek infant car seat base for the Liingo down the line, but it is not supplied with one.
So, the most popular and most convenient way to install the Clek Liing in your vehicle is to first install the car seat base, and then simply click the seat in and out to move it between your vehicle and your destination or stroller travel system.
The Clek seat base supplied with the Liing seat comes with an easy-to-use rigid LATCH connection system. If, for some reason, your vehicle doesn’t have LATCH (or it needs to go on a middle seat), you can install the Liing model using a belt-tensioning system.
The Liingo seat does not come with a base and is installed using a European Belt Pathing system. Basically, the vehicle seat belt is wrapped around the back of the infant seat using the guide retaining slots provided. It is a bit more fiddly and a lot less convenient than simply clicking the seat in and out of a base, but is a good option for some parents and carers. Make sure that you read the user manual and understand how to secure the seat using the European Belt Pathing system properly as you will need to get it right each and every time that you use it.
The Liingo also has a flexible LATCH connector option and the straps are kept in a removeable bin at the back of the seat (see video below).
If you can afford it, I would definitely recommend purchasing the Liing so that you have the option of clicking quickly and safely in and out of the seat base.
Having said that, those who might benefit from the European Belt Pathing system of installation include those who need to transition the seat between multiple vehicles and cannot afford to install a separate seat base in each one. So, the EBPS option is also great for those who regularly use Ubers, taxis, and buses.
NB: the Liing seat can also be used without the base by using the EBPS if you wish.
#2 Seat Base Safety Features
The Liing combined with the Clek infant seat base is clearly the most convenient option.
There are also some added safety benefits to using the seat base. The Clek infant seat base is fitted with an energy-absorbing metal load leg that is specifically designed to reduce crash forces. It works by providing extra stability and is said to reduce crash forces by up to 40%.
Using the Clek Liing with the seat base also provides you with 7 different recline options to suit your situation. There is a simple bubble indicator to tell you when you have installed the seat with the correct amount of recline.
#3 Extra Clek Seat Bases
Whether you need an extra Clek infant seat base in order to easily use your Liing model in an alternative vehicle on a regular basis, or decide that you want to use your Liingo model with a seat base, the seat bases can be purchased separately.
A Helpful Video Review …
Here is the “Baby Cubby” video comparison review of the Clek Liing & Liingo Seats …
Buy the Clek Liing & Clek Liingo Car Seats
The Clek Liing and Liingo infant car seats are excellent options to consider and you can check the latest prices below.
If you remain undecided, you can read more user reviews of these seats here:
Buying Clek Car Seats in Canada
After purchasing any child car seat, you should always read the User Manual thoroughly before using it. It is also advisable to visit your local Fire Department or NHTSA Child Car Seat Inspection Centre to ensure that the seat is definitely suitable for your child’s specific requirements and that you have installed it correctly. These services are usually provided free of charge.
You can find your nearest NHTSA Centre here.
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