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Combi Shuttle Car Seat Review

The Combi Shuttle infant car seat ranks as one of the best baby car seats in 2020. It is a lightweight, travel-friendly and sturdy. The Combi Shuttle 35 is equipped with 360 degrees of protection for front, rear, and side-impact collisions.

To this day, the Combi Shuttle is the only baby car seat that has an anti-rebound bar on the carrier instead of its base.

The anti-rebound bar minimizes the movement of the seat in the event of a car crash. Having the anti-rebound bar on the carrier allows you to install the seat without its base to any car and still have all the same safety features.

Keep in mind that the anti-rebound bar is not adjustable and therefore, must be touching the back of your seat cushion to reduce the force of the impact in the event of a crash.

Combi Shuttle Safety

Like all baby car seats on the market, Combi Shuttle meets Federal Safety Standards. It features the Combi Tru-Safe Side Impact Protection, which offers a head restraint with deep side walls and a layer of EPS foam to distribute crash energy away from your baby’s head, neck, and spine.

Combi Shuttle also has an anti-rebound bar which stabilizes the baby car seat by minimizing rotational forces in front and rear collisions.

Combi Shuttle Base

The Combi Shuttle infant car seat clicks in and out of the base easily. You can also install this seat without the base. This way, you can keep the base in your car and if your baby ever needs to ride in someone else’s car, you can install the car seat without the base.

However, once your baby reaches 22 pounds or 29 inches, you cannot install the seat without its base.

There are steps on how to install the seat without the base safely in the Combi Shuttle instruction manual.

Combi Shuttle Compatible Strollers

The Combi Shuttle is compatible with several Combi strollers, including the Cosmo, Cabria, Catalyst and Twin Cosmo strollers.

The Combi Catalyst stroller is an excellent option and offers multiple configurations, including a bassinet stroller, travel system, or toddler stroller. You can also purchasing the Combi Shuttle Travel System, which includes the car seat and the Shuttle Stroller in a matching set.

You can easily attach the infant car seat to the Shuttle stroller, which features a one-step linked brake, a one-hand self-standing fold, 5 point safety harness, extended canopy, and removable cup holders.

Combi Shuttle Specs & Features

  • The maximum weight and height is from birth-35 lbs and 33 inches tall. The top of your baby’s head should be at least 1 inch below the top of the headrest.
  • Adjustable head restraint with deep side walls for proper positioning of the head
  • Adjustable harness shoulder height for a snug and secure fit
  • One-pull front harness adjuster
  • Four position height adjustment for proper seat angle and positioning
  • Lined with energy absorbing foam EPS
  • Carry handle features ergonomic design with comfort grips
  • Anti-rebound bar
  • Premium, push-button LATCH connectors with storage compartment
  • Built-in Lockoffs
  • Wide belts paths for easy installation
  • Easy-to-read level indicators to ensure accurate installation
  • Adjustable recline base
  • Contoured, anti-slip base
  • Machine washable cover
  • Large canopy to protect sensitive eyes from the sun
  • FAA approved for airplane use

Combi Shuttle Infant Car Seat Measurements
Dimensions: Length: 27″, Width: 15″, Height: 25″

Weight without base: 9.25 lbs
Weight with base: 17 lbs
Base width (inches): 16 inches
Carrier width (inches): 17 inches

If you read and follow the Combi Shuttle instruction manual, you may find that this baby car seat is easy to install regardless of whether you are using the LATCH anchors or the seatbelt. Keep in mind that you can only use one method of attachment. Do not install the car seat base with both LATCH and seat belt.

One drawback of the Combi Shuttle is that the groin buckle is nonadjustable, which can make your baby uncomfortable as he or she gets older.

You can purchase the Combi Shuttle baby car seat on Amazon. This car seat is a great value, especially considering all the premium features it offers. It comes with a manufacturer’s one-year warranty.

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Clek Foonf Review

The Clek Foonf is one of the top convertible car seats, which means it can be used in 2 configurations – as a rear-facing infant car seat and as a forward-facing car seat. What is great about this car seat is that it is designed to international best practices for extended rear-facing use up to 50 pounds. It lets your child sit in the rear-facing position longer than most car seats in the country. This is great since rear-facing is the safest position for your child to sit in.

The seat is only 17 inches wide at its widest point and 13 inches wide where installed at the base, making it possible to fit 3 car seats across the back seat in most vehicles.

Clek Foonf Safety

Like all baby safety seats on the market, Clek Foonf meets Federal Safety Standards. It crash tested to NCAP, which simulates forces experienced in extreme collisions. It comes standard with a steel anti-rebound for enhanced safety performance. The anti-rebound bar is designed to reduce the rebound and promote stability of the car seat during a crash, absorbing the energy that would otherwise go to the child.

Its REACT (Rigid-LATCH Energy Absorbing Crumple Technology) safety system delivers rear-facing safety performance in a forward-facing seat. Its aluminum honeycomb technology absorbs the energy from a crash, minimizing the forces transmitted to the child.

The Clek Foonf advanced side-impact protection protects the child in a side-impact collision with its adjustable structural headrest with deep side wings, dual layers of energy absorbing foam, and complete metal substructure.

Clek Foonf 2020

2020 Clek Foonf is the newest version of the Foonf. Improvements have been made from its previous versions, including harness straps that fit better. The Clek Foonf’s Rigid-LATCH system makes proper forward-facing installation easy, allowing you to remove and install your seat quickly.

The Foonf is tailored in GREENGUARD Select Certified Crypton Super Fabrics, which provide permanent protection against stains and moisture and odor-causing bacteria.

Clek Foonf Installation

When you install the Clek Foonf rear-facing, you will need to use the anti-rebound bar. When you install it forward-facing, you should use tether. Don’t use tether while rear-facing. Overall, the car seat is relatively easy to install in both cars and on airplanes. Unless you’re in first class, the Foonf will not fit in the storage compartments above, but it can fit the actual airplane seat.

Clek Foonf Specs & Features

  • The maximum weight and height in the rear-facing position is from 14-50 lbs and 25-43 inches tall. For forward-facing, it is 20-65 pounds and from 30-49 inches in height. The top of your baby’s head should be at least 1 inch below the top of the headrest.
  • The seat weighs 38 pounds when rear-facing since it includes the base and the anti-rebound bar. It weighs 33 pounds when installed forward-facing.
  • Comes with anti-rebound bar designed to limit rebound
  • Rigid-LATCH forward-facing installation
  • Built-in lockoffs for both rear-facing and forward-facing positions
  • Energy absorbing foam both inside and outside the frame of the car seat
  • Adjustable structural headrest with deep side wings
  • Advanced side-impact protection
  • Rigid substructure – It has a steel and magnesium sub-structure
  • Crypton Super Fabrics: Its fabric protects against stains, moisture and odor-causing bacteria
  • Approved for use in aircraft
  • This is one of the narrowest convertible car seats at 17 inches wide, allowing you to fit 3 car seats across in the back of most vehicles.

Clek Foonf Measurements

  • Seating Depth 12.5 in.
  • Seating Height 21.5–26 in.
  • Shoulder width 12 in.
  • Harness-Slot Height 8–17 in.
  • Width 13-17 in.
  • Fore-Aft Measurement in Rear-Facing 33 in.
  • Height Measurement in Rear-Facing 25.5–28.5 in.
  • Height Measurement in Forward-Facing 28–32.5 in.
  • Seat Weight in Forward-Facing 33 lb
  • Seat Weight in Rear-Facing 38 lb (includes rear-facing base and anti-rebound bar)

There is also a Clek Foonf infant insert designed to accommodate a child in rear-facing and weighing between 5–22 lb in a Clek Foonf and Fllo convertible seat, which is the cheaper alternative of the Foonf.