Best Truck Tonneau Covers Available

With dozens of companies on the market selling countless tonneau covers, finding one to fit your lifestyle and particular needs is easy.

Having an open bed ready to receive anything you might want to transport is a wonderful benefit of owning a truck. That’s an additional 100 cubic feet of hauling capabilities over a typical car. It’s why you bought it! But by installing a bed cover, you will increase your truck’s value, fuel savings, security and capabilities exponentially.

Though there are dealerships that offer products from a variety of manufacturers, it is always a good idea to go directly to the source for information and questions.

Here is a look at seven of the better tonneau covers you should explore.

Tonneau Covers — DiamondBack SE

Made from aluminum diamond plate, the DiamondBack SE truck bed cover won’t crack like fiberglass or wear out like vinyl. With a 400-pound hauling capacity on top, you can haul plenty of extra gear on top while keeping those everyday items safely locked below.

The die-cast zinc lock handles on the access panels of the DiamondBack keep your gear secure by actuating 0.37-inch deadbolt-style rods directly under the bed rails of your truck, and a thick neoprene compression gasket runs along the perimeter of the cover to create a barrier to water, snow or ice, keeping your cargo dry.

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Tonneau Covers — Lund Genesis Elite Tri-Fold

The Lund Genesis Elite Tri-Fold tonneau cover features a low-profile design and premium twill weave Haartz, which is engineered to be resistant to water, mold, mildew, UV rays, dirt and dust.

The Genesis Elite design combines the flexibility of a tri-fold and the performance of a full, one-piece seamless cover to protect your gear and cargo. It includes a sturdy, black powder-coated aluminum sub-frame, commercial-grade clamping system and tailgate seal. This cover comes fully assembled, requires no drilling or special hardware and can be installed in less than five minutes.

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Tonneau Covers — Pace Edwards Switchblade

Tonneau Covers, Pace Edwards Switchblade

The Pace Edwards Switchblade comes in two varieties: ArmorTek and metal. The ArmorTek is a vinyl-over-aluminum panel, while the metal is a powder-coated aluminum extrusion panel. Each offers the ability to quickly remove it for full bed access. It installs in minutes with only a Phillips screwdriver and a 7/16-inch wrench.

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Tonneau Covers — Ranch Legacy

Tonneau Covers, Ranch Legacy

The Ranch Legacy is a fiberglass lid with refined style. This painted fiberglass cover features style lines in the mold consistent with the style of any modern truck.

The Ranch Legacy tonneau cover offers about an inch in additional height, allowing slightly more interior clearance without sacrificing any features. An L-shaped seal wraps the side and rear perimeters of the lid under the skirt of the tonneau cover to block water that might make it past the fiberglass skirting.

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Tonneau Covers — Pace Edwards Ultragroove

Tonneau Covers, Pace Edwards Ultragroove

Called the “total access tonneau and rack solution,” the Ultragroove is available in ArmorTek vinyl over aluminum or in metal (powder-coated aluminum extrusion panel). These versatile retractable tonneaus allow total truck bed access without having to remove gear from the racks. The built-in rail expansion system fits most Thule or Yakima racks to accommodate bikes, kayaks and canoes.

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Tonneau Covers — Truck Covers USA American Roll Cover

Tonneau Covers, Truck Covers USA American Roll Cover

The signature cover at Truck Covers USA is the American Roll Cover, a tough aluminum retractable cover that is successful in all weather conditions. It is easy to install, features a secure locking system and has a durable textured powder coating. It’s also low profile for a stylistic look. The lid is constructed of double-sectioned, lightweight aluminum.

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Tonneau Covers — Ranch SportWrap

Tonneau Covers, Ranch SportWrap

The Ranch SportWrap is a smooth-top fiberglass truck cover that features a low-profile and a painted fiberglass look. It also offers skirted, trimless, finished edges to improve the overall function and style of the lid. The Ranch SportWrap comes with a 1,200-pound force-tested rotary latch and D-ring system. These latches are secured into aluminum reinforced blocks that are laminated into place for security.

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This article is from the spring 2018 issue of Ballistic Magazine. Grab your copy at

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