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> Best Tonneau Covers for 2018

Best Tonneau Covers for 2018

Published Date:
JANUARY 10, 2018

With so many tonneau covers available, choosing the best one for your needs can sometimes take longer than the process of actually installing the cover. That's why we've compiled sales numbers from the world's number one online retailer to bring you the top-selling tonneau covers of 2017. With multiple tonneau cover designs and brands represented, one of these best-selling covers is probably just what you've been looking for.

Soft Folding

Affordable and easy to install, soft folding covers are well-represented in our top selling products of 2017. All made in the USA, the number one and two sellers in this category are the American and Gator Tri-Fold tonneau covers. They're very similar to one another and feature economical pricing with a lifetime warranty. The number three spot is taken by the Extang Trifecta 2.0, a premium model that employs patented spring-loaded clamps.

Best-Selling Soft Folding Tonneau Covers

  • Gator Tri-Fold: Installs in minutes without tools.
  • American Tri-Fold: Arrives pre-assembled.
  • Extang Trifecta 2.0: Quiet operation at highway speeds.
Gator Tri-Fold

Gator Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
Gator Tri-Fold

American Tri-Fold

American Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
American Tri-Fold

Extang Trifecta 2.0

Extang Trifecta 2.0
Extang Trifecta 2.0

Hard Folding

Customers who need more security than a soft cover can offer choose hard folding covers instead. These covers operate in a fashion similar to their soft equivalents but are made with materials like aluminum and fiberglass reinforced polymers, offering top-of-the-line security. BAK dominates this category with the BAKFlip G2 and MX4 taking the number one and two spots, respectively. Taking the third position is the Gator EVO, a unique bi-fold design that offers hard cover protection at a price well below most tri-folds.

Best-Selling Hard Folding Tonneau Covers

  • BAKFlip G2: Gloss black finish with 300 pound weight rating. Near-total bed access.
  • BAKFlip MX4: Matte black finish with 400 pound weight rating.
  • Gator EVO: Bi-fold design.
BAKFlip G2

BAKFlip G2 Hard-Folding Tonneau Cover
BAKFlip G2

BAKFlip MX4

BAKFlip MX4 Hard-Folding Tonneau Cover
BAKFlip MX4

Gator EVO

Gator EVO Two-Panel Folding Tonneau Cover
Gator EVO

Painted

Combining a color-matched painted finish with unparalleled security and weather protection, painted tonneau covers are one of our most popular categories. UnderCover takes the number one spot with the Elite LX cover and the number three spot with the LUX SE. Ranch takes the runner-up position with the SportWrap. All three tonneaus feature lift supports to assist with opening the cover and an external lock.

Best-Selling Painted Tonneau Covers

  • UnderCover LUX SE: Resists dents, dings, and UV damage. Three-year warranty.
  • Ranch SportWrap: Molded fiberglass. Lifetime warranty on the cover, one-year warranty on the hardware.
  • UnderCover Elite LX: Raised center section and a carpeted underside. Three-year warranty.
UnderCover LUX SE

UnderCover LUX SE Tonneau Cover on a Tacoma
UnderCover LUX SE

Ranch SportWrap

Ranch SportWrap Tonneau Cover on a Silverado
Ranch SportWrap

UnderCover Elite LX

UnderCover Elite LX Tonneau Cover on a Toyota Tundra
UnderCover Elite LX

Retractable

A retractable tonneau cover rolls in and out of a canister that mounts at your truck's bulkhead. Popular for their ease of use, these covers are made of durable materials like aluminum and polycarbonate plastic, sometimes with a soft vinyl or padded polymer overlay. The Gator Recoil, a relative newcomer to the retractable cover scene, takes our number one spot this year. Gator also grabs the runner-up position with the GatorTrax. Retrax rounds out the top three with the RetraxONE.

Best-Selling Retractable Tonneau Covers

  • Gator Recoil: Aluminum construction, three locking positions.
  • GatorTrax: UV-resistant polycarbonate, locks in any position.
  • RetraxONE: Available in both gloss and matte black finishes.
Gator Recoil

Gator Recoil on an F-150
Gator Recoil

GatorTrax

GatorTrax Tonneau Cover
GatorTrax

RetraxONE

RetraxONE Tonneau Cover on an F-150
RetraxONE

Roll Up

This cover design uses a durable vinyl tarp held in place by rails that mount along the sides of your truck's bed. As the name implies, this cover opens by rolling up toward your truck's bulkhead where it is held in place by a securing strap, giving you full bed access when you need to haul large items. TruXedo has dominated this category for years with its TruXport cover, and this year is no exception as they grab the number one spot. The Gator Roll-Up comes in second place, and the American Soft Rolling Tonneau Cover takes number three. All of these covers install with no drilling required on most truck beds.

Best-Selling Roll Up Tonneau Covers

  • TruXport: Automatic tension adjuster keeps vinyl tarp solid year round.
  • Gator Roll-Up: Manually adjustable tension, easy-open trigger latch.
  • American Soft Rolling Tonneau Cover: Marine-grade vinyl stands up to the elements.
TruXedo TruXport

TruXedo TruXport on a Ram
TruXport

Gator Roll-Up

Gator Roll-Up Tonneau Cover on a Silverado
Gator Roll-Up

American Soft-Rolling Tonneau Cover

American Soft Rolling Tonneau Cover
American Soft Rolling

Honorable Mentions

If you're looking for something a little different from the covers mentioned above, these two covers are worth considering. The BAK Revolver X2 is a hard rolling cover, one of just a few in this small but growing category. It operates in much the same way as a soft roll up, but it uses an aluminum substrate underneath the vinyl, increasing security and weight capacity. Alternatively, if you want the function of a painted cover but don't need it to match your vehicle's paint job, the UnderCover SE is an excellent choice. It opens and operates just like a painted cover, but costs quite a bit less.

  • BAK Revolver X2: Third bake light visibility.
  • UnderCover SE: Easy trigger latch, manually adjustable tension.
BAK Revolver X2

BAK Revolver X2 on an F-150
BAK Revolver X2

UnderCover SE

UnderCover SE Tonneau Cover
UnderCover SE