Clek Oober booster seatBooster type: High back and backless booster

Weight: 33 to 100 lbs., 57” tall.


IIHS rating:
Backless: Check fit.
High back: Best Bet.

NHTSA ease of use rating: Five out of five stars.

Comments: The Clek Oobr is a high back booster that has a removable back. As with the Clek Olli/Ozzi, the Oobr features LATCH for a secure fit to the car. The Oobr’s other main point is that the seat reclines up to 12 degrees and has an adjustable head restraint. And it is made in Canada.

New in the past year, the Oobr is now available in their new 100% merino wool Mammoth fabrics. The wool is naturally flame retardant, so there are no added flame-retardant chemicals.

This all sounds good until you notice the price tag: $190 (some sites carry it for as much as $275!). Nope, that isn’t a typo.

Clek has its fans—86% of the reviews on Amazon are four and five stars. And our reader feedback is similar: folks love the overall quality and sturdiness of this booster.

But critics point out the seat depth is rather shallow (about 12″), making it uncomfortable for bigger kids. And the belt guide in the headrest frustrates some kids, who find it difficult to use. The padding is skimpy, at least compared to the similarly priced Britax Frontier (a harnessed booster that can be used for a much longer time than the Oobr). On the plus side, the Clek Oobr scored “very good” in crash protection in Consumer Reports latest tests.

Meanwhile, we can’t get over the Oobr’s price. The Clek Oobr is $120 MORE than the similar Graco Affix ($70), a seat that has the same LATCH goodness and scores just as well in crash protection and reader feedback. Bottom line: the Oobr would be an A-rated seat if not for the hotel mini bar pricing.

Rating: B