When it comes to pickup truck bed covers, two questions have plagued mankind from the beginning: what's the best tonneau cover, and what the heck is a tonneau cover? Well the latter is easy; it's a hard or soft cover that conceals cargo in a truck bed. As for the former, that's a bit tougher. What you need to conceal, how often you need access to it and how much cash you have all go into making your tonneau cover decision.
One of the most popular tonneaus on the market today is the Extang Trifecta Folding Tonneau Cover. Featuring 3 main design features, folding design, smooth looks and tough durability—thus the trifecta—the Extang Trifecta has everything you'd need in a soft cover. And, according to Toyota Tundra drivers on the fan forums, the absolute best tonneau cover for Tundra pickups is the Extang Trifecta Folding Tonneau Cover, thanks to its triumvirate design and easy installation.
What's the best truck bed cover for Cirque De Soleil fans, you ask? Well, that has to be the BAK BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover. The BAKFlip F1 is so full of great features; folks have actually been known to perform a gymnastic floor exercise out of utter excitement. One of the features that flips people out, as demonstrated in this BAKflip Tonneau Cover Installation Video, is the easy installation. Plus it's been said that this is the best tonneau cover for Silverado pickups.
For a tonneau cover that combines the best of both worlds—soft and hard—the Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover is your choice. This hard, lightweight version of the aforementioned Trifecta Cover, the Extang Solid Fold gives you the security you need with incredibly easy to use features. Thanks to aircraft-grade aluminum and a sound honeycomb core, this cover weighs only 50 lbs. And for you Toyota Tacoma drivers, word on the street says that this is the best tonneau cover for Tacoma pickups.
If sleek classy looks are your thing, it's time to look into the TruXedo Lo Pro QT Soft Roll-Up Tonneau Cover. The sleek, black, custom tailored style of the TruXedo Lo Pro QT Tonneau Cover brings to mind the kind of formal affair that has paparazzi hiding in the bushes. Yet, the industrial-strength, vinyl-coated, leather-grain fabric and tailgate locking capability mean it's ready for action. And, unlike the Extang covers, we hear the TruXedo is the best F150 tonneau cover available.
Now, when Fort Knox-style security is required, the Pace Edwards BedLocker Tonneau Cover can't be beat. Like an uncrackable bank safe, the Pace Edwards Bedlocker keeps all your gear secure. And for access, just push a button and the BedLocker's heavy-gauge aluminum, powder coated panels effortlessly open up in less than 30 seconds. And our sources say that this is not only the Dodge Ram best rolling tonneau, it's one of the best tonneau covers for pickups of any make.
One last cover to be considered is the Access Lorado Performance Tonneau Cover. Boasting all-aluminum construction, roll-up round bows and a UV-resistant, double-coated vinyl fabric tarp, the Access Lorado tonneau cover stays flexible in any weather, even at 40 degrees below zero, which means no knuckle busting when closing. Add, beating even the best price Undercover tonneau cover, the Lorado keeps your gear secure and smoothes out your rig's look without wreaking your wallet.