As we look at the Clek Foonf and the Graco Extend2fit, let us be reminded foremost about their marketed features. Extend2Fit is promoted mainly for its leg extension panel that is aimed at making children more comfortable in their seats. Meanwhile, Foonf is advertised for being like a tank that can safely surround a child, especially during a crash.

This alone would already make me choose Clek Foonf over the Graco Extend2Fit, but read more below to find out what other good points to consider when taking a pick between these two.

 

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Graco Extend2fit*

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Clek Foonf*

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Ideal Use


 

Clek Foonf Graco Extend2fit
Rear-Facing Weight:

14 to 50 pounds, able to sit upright on their own;

5 pounds with separately sold infant thingy*

4 to 50 pounds
Rear-Facing Height Limit:

25 to 43 inches;

19 inches with separately sold infant thingy*

Up to 45 inches
Forward-Facing Weight: 22 to 65 pounds
Forward-Facing Height Limit: 30 to 49 inches Up to 49 inches

Similarities

  • Both the Graco Extend2Fit and the Clek Foonf are ideal options if you want a convertible car seat that can be used in extended rear-facing.
  • They share the same forward-facing weight limit of 65 pounds. According to this, the average 6-year-old is roughly 45 inches tall and is about 45 pounds in weight. Thus, an average 6-year-old child could still be accommodated in either car seat.

 

Differences

  • Minimum Rear-Facing Weight. Apparently, you could read from reviews that the minimum weight limits of the two car seats are good only to market pitch, but not in real-life usage.

The Extend2Fit, for instance, would not be secure enough for 4-pound preemies and babies because the straps of the harness system will be above the shoulders and you would need to compensate by placing a crotch roll.

Foonf would need you to get the infant thingy separately.

They say both car seats are fit and secure starting from when babies are 7 pounds in weight. This is only ideal because the average weight and height of a newborn is 7 pounds and 17 inches, respectively.

  • Special Feature.

Comfort. You might favor the Extend2Fit for its special rear-facing feature, which is its leg extension panel or foot extender. It does not make the seat any safer for kids, but it can make the ride more comfortable and less awkward for the growing child. With this extension panel, that can extend in 3 positions for 5 inches legroom (since position 1 is fully retracted), your child’s growing legs will be much more at ease.

Safety. If you are more concerned about your child’s safety, then you would want the Foonf because of its Anti Rebound Bar, ARB (more on this below in the Safety section).

 

Good All In One Car Seats


 

Will It Fit In My Car?


 

Clek Foonf Graco Extend2fit
Width 16.9 inches 19.2 inches
Height

25.5 to 28.5 inches rear-facing

28 to 32.5 inches forward-facing

22.1 inches
Depth/Length

33 inches rear-facing

12.5 forward-facing

25.2 inches

The dimensions of these two will show you just how different they are in terms of size.  Foonf is a narrow car seat and it can fit 3-across.

Parent reviewers have mentioned that they can install the Extend2Fit inside Hyundai Veloster, Chevy Traverse, Honda Accord Coupe, Toyota Rav 4 and Jeep Cherokee with no problem. They have reported the Foonf to be well fitted inside 2003 and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tesla S model Sedan and in 1996 Toyota Tercel.

 

Good Two-Way Car Seats


 

Installation


 

Clek Foonf Graco Extend2fit
Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel? Yes, allowed as stated in the manual No
Easy To Install Rear-Facing by LATCH? Yes
Easy To Install Rear-Facing By Seatbelt? Yes No
Easy To Install Forward-Facing? Yes

No, by LATCH

Yes, by the seat belt

Easy To Uninstall? Yes
Recline Position

3-position recline:

2/3 for rear-facing in US/3 in Canada;

1 for forward facing

6-position recline:

1 to 4 for rear facing;

4 to 6 for forward facing

Lower Anchor Weight Limit:

Rear Facing – 25 pounds

Forward Facing – 35 pounds

45 pounds

Similarities

  • In rear-facing, they say both seats are easy to install using their push button LATCH/lower anchor connectors.

 

Differences

  • Aftermarket Products. Using pool noodles and/or rolled towels are allowed (according to the manual) only in Foonf.
  • Rear Facing Usage/Preparation.

The foot extender panel of Extend2Fit can only be adjusted when it is uninstalled. Therefore, you must extend/retract the tray prior to installation.

With Foonf, you need to first set up its rear-facing recline wedge (more about this below) and its ARB (Anti-Rebound Bar).

  • Vehicle Seat Belt Installation.

In rear-facing, installing the Extend2Fit with vehicle seatbelt can be challenging. Threading the belt is hard, but we can make it easier if you take the seat cover out first, which is also a troublesome task. In forward-facing, vehicle seat belt installation is more preferable than LATCH installation and it is also with this method that you can get a more stable and securely installed Extend2Fit. This Graco car seat also has no lock-off for a vehicle seat belt installation.

The latest Foonf products have the upgraded lock-off mechanism, which gained the thumbs up from many parents.

  • Recline Control/Adjustment.

For the Extend2Fit, there is a handle/bar at the front bottom part of the seat which you can pull to adjust the recline angle.

In Foonf, the recline base that you need to put in place prior to rear-facing installation controls the recline angle. The ARB also influences the seat’s recline adjustment.

  • Recline/Level Indicator.

The Extend2Fit has a ball recline indicator. Just make sure that the ball is within the designated colored area for the particular recline position your child requires. Positions 1-4 are for rear-facing. Position 4 in forward facing is for children below 40 pounds while positions 5/6 are for children over 40 pounds.

Foonf’s recline indicator is rather primitive. While also color-coded, it is basically a sticker with lines and shaded areas. You should ensure that the ground is level within the recline range for your child. The light blue range is for children at least one-year-old, while the dark blue range is for all ages.

  • Rigid LATCH. Foonf’s rear-facing LATCH connector and Extend2Fit’s rear/forward-facing LATCH connector are made of a plastic component with fabric strap. “Rigid LATCH” is of steel parts built into the base.

Clek Foonf has a “Rigid LATCH.” Several advantages are offered by Rigid LATCH: easier installation, extra safety measures, and disregard for lower anchor weight limits.

The presence of Rigid LATCH in Foonf allows it to be installed forward-facing both with LATCH and with vehicle seatbelt because the belt path is available for use with the vehicle seatbelt.

 

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Safety


 

Clek Foonf Graco Extend2fit
Country Of Origin: Canada China
Steel Frame: Yes
Five-Point Harness? Yes
Side Impact Tested: Yes
Approved For Airplane Use: Yes
Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle? Relatively No

Similarities

  • Both have steel frames, have 5-point harness, are side impact tested and approved for airplane use.

 

Differences

  • Safety Testimonials. If you would look for testimonials on how effective these seats are in protecting children passengers during real life accidents, you would find a lot for Extend2Fit most likely because it is considerably more affordable than the Foonf so more parents use it in their cars for their children.

One of these reviews was from a mother whose 2 children aged 3 and 1-year-old were saved from any injury after a 70 mph accident that made their car roll over 6 times. Another was from a mother of a 16-month-old girl, who even laughed (thinking it was probably playtime) after it had totaled their car in an accident.

  • Safety Test Results. Despite not having the many safety testimonials from actual users, you would still feel that Foonf is guaranteed effective in safeguarding your child during a crash and impacts. Clek is likely the only manufacturer that publishes safety test results for its car seats (at least as of writing this review) and you can find these informations at Clek Site.
  • Added Safety Feature. In terms of added safety, Foonf will definitely win the race against Extend2Fit. It has an ARB (Anti-Rebound Bar). It is not a federal requirement in the US, but you can now find more and more child restraints offered in the US to be equipped with this additional safety component whose purpose is to stabilize the car seat during frontal and rear impact collisions by preventing too much side-by-side impact collision and rearward rotation.

 

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The Seat


 

Clek Foonf Graco Extend2fit
Is The Material Breathable? Yes No
Seat Weight: 38 pounds with rear-facing base

33 pounds without

18.5 pounds
Machine Washable Cover? No Yes
Roomy? Yes
No-Rethread Harness? No Yes
Comes With An Infant Body Support? Separately Sold* Yes, body pads
Easy To Remove Cover? No No (unless it’s the RapidRemove version*)
Expiration 9 Years 10 Years
Comes With A Cup Holder? Separately Sold* Yes, 2
Shoulder Harness Has Pads? Yes
Crotch Pads? Yes No
# Of Crotch Strap Positions: 2

Similarities

  • Both are roomy, have difficult to remove covers and have shoulder pads.
  • Both have 2 crotch positions.
  • They have also reported both to have harness buckles that are stiff, especially during initial use.

 

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Differences

  • Breathability. Both are marketed to have breathable covers, but based on reviews, it is the Foonf which has satisfied parents because it has helped make children passengers feel cool and comfortable with its Crypton fabric.
  • Seat Weight. Although both have steel frames, Foonf is heavier than the Extend2Fit for its metal Rigid LATCH parts.
  • No-Rethread Harness. You would want the no-rethread harness of Extend2Fit because it is time and effort saving to use.
  • Infant Support/Cup Holder. These are essential accessories of convertible car seats, and parents will prefer the Extend2Fit because these are already included in the box.
  • LATCH Storage. With Extend2Fit, the LATCH anchors can be attached and stored to the bottom lip of either side of the seat. With Foonf, the Rigid LATCH can be retracted when not in use, while the rear-facing LATCH connectors can also be stored under the bottom of the seat cushion.
  • Crotch Pad. Earlier versions of Foonf have no crotch padding, but newer Foonfs (updated 2017) are sold with the crotch pads. The crotch pads can be bought separately if you want to upgrade your old Foonf.

 

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Conclusion


 

Most of the time, the Clek Foonf is more expensive than the Graco Extend2fit.

Choosing between the Graco Extend2Fit and the Clek Foonf is like choosing between comfort and safety. Thus, I would choose safety anytime of the day if it is about children and baby passengers. Not that Extend2Fit lacks in the safety department, but Foonf is obviously packed with more safety features that can help children be safe and sound in their seats during vehicle rides.

With Graco Extend2Fit, you will have a car seat that:

  • has a higher rear-facing height limit.
  • can make children feel more comfortable and at ease while riding the vehicle with its foot extender panel.
  • requires no pool noodles/rolled towel to achieve proper recline position because it has more than enough recline angles available.
  • has easier to use recline/level indicator.
  • has more recline positions.
  • has higher lower anchor weight limit.
  • is lighter.
  • has machine-washable cover.
  • has a no-rethread harness.
  • comes with an infant body support
  • has a longer expiration date.
  • comes with two cup holders.

With Clek Foonf, what you get is a car seat that:

  • fits 3-across.
  • is easier to install in all modes.
  • is equipped with beneficial Rigid LATCH.
  • is outfitted with anti-rebound bar.
  • has a lock-off device for a vehicle seat belt installation.
  • is made in Canada.
  • is cooler and more comfortable for children to sit on with its special fabric cover.
  • has crotch pads.

 

Despite the price, I’d choose the Clek Foonf.*

 

Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Clek Foonf And The Graco Extend2fit?

 

See My Clek Foonf Review

Read My Graco Extend2fit Review

 

What do you think?

I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

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