Truck Luggage Turbo Tarp
The Benefits of a Truck Tarp
If you don't want to go with anything permanent, the Truck Luggage Turbo Tarp is an excellent product. These are made from heavy-duty materials that are weather resistant and they come with elastic and magnetic truck tie downs that make them easy to secure. You don't have to jerry rig the whole deal. It will protect you load from the elements and it stows away neatly.
And since we're on the topic of protecting your load, a good cargo net is an excellent investment. Truck beds, especially when they have a bed liner, can be as slippery as the L.A. King's home ice. Cargo nets solve this problem.
Taking bed protection up a notch brings us to the subject of tonneau covers. These are a little more expensive than a truck tarp, but they're more permanent. They come in a variety of styles and a hard shell tonneau cover will even help you a bit with fuel efficiency.
Soft tonneau covers are less expensive and they are made in a variety of styles. For example, there are Extang tonneau covers that combine a durable tarp with a frame system to create a folding tonneau cover.
If you work your way through the BAK tonneau cover line of products you'll find hard covers that roll up or use segmented flip-up systems. Check these out if you're in the habit of carrying your gear in your pickup bed.