The 10 Best Tonneau Covers of 2019 (+ How to Choose the Right One)

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You drive a truck because it allows you to get the job done with relative ease and look good while doing it. Tonneau covers, also known as truck bed covers, are the perfect upgrade to take your truck’s look and functionality to the next level. For more recent information please review our Top 10 Tonneau Covers for 2020 article.

Regardless of brand or style, tonneau covers are capable of boosting your fuel economy by reducing drag, enhance your rig’s rugged good looks and secure your bed and everything in it.

With so many choices ranging from opening style and color to brand and more, we want to make your next tonneau cover shopping experience even easier with this comprehensive top 10 list of the best truck bed covers available.

In this list you’ll see a few different types of tonneaus listed, hand picked as the best tonneau covers and highest ranked from our customers. These styles include soft cover, rolling and tri-fold to name a few. Though they all serve the same purpose of covering your tray, not all tonneaus are created equal, here’s a small breakdown to provide a bit more context:

Hard cover – Often constructed from fibreglass or lightweight metal panels, hard covers offer the ultimate in strength and protection of your cargo.

Soft cover – Built from durable materials like vinyl or canvas, soft covers are lightweight and provide quick and easy access to what you have stored in your pickup.

Rolling or Retractable cover – Rolling truck bed covers often roll up and get stowed against the cab while retractable covers usually have a cartridge they get stored in. These covers give simple access to your belongings while still providing improved security when closed.

Folding cover – Folding covers can come in 2, 3 or 4 segments, allowing you segmented access to your gear. Folding tonneaus are also great for moving awkward shaped loads.

Locking truck bed covers – A locking tonneau cover is simply one with a lock (either mechanical or electric) fitted to it. These provide incredible security for your precious gear, especially when paired with a locking tailgate.

What all the best bed covers have in common are high customer ratings, popular features and exceptional value. Click in to each one to see each tonneau cover reviews and see what our customers loved about theirs!

1: Tonnopro Tonnofold Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

The tough-as-nails TonnoPro TonnoFold Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover is the best folding tonneau cover that allows you to achieve the ultimate payload protection. First of all, versatility is the name of the game. The entire cover can be folded down to contain the contents of your truck bed, or you can fold it back into a compact unit to make room for larger items. The hinged tri-fold design lets you open and set the cover however you need – you can even remove the entire cover in just a few minutes. With a powder-coated aluminum frame with a tear-resistant, double-sided vinyl top, the cover can handle heavy winds, light rain and snow, and, yes, lots of bird poop. 

Also, this folding tonneau cover is aerodynamic without getting in the way of your truck’s rugged good looks. You can pack your bed as tightly as a flight on a discount airline, and you still won’t have to contend with added resistance. In fact, if you’ve been riding with gear in an open truck bed, you may even see an improvement in your gas mileage once you add the cover.

  • Features hinged sections that make it easy to fold your cover into a compact unit
  • Made from tear-resistant, double-sided vinyl and a powder-coated aluminum frame to ensure it lasts the long haul
  • Comes pre-assembled and does not require drilling to make installation a breeze
  • Priced from $261

2: BAK BakFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover

UV- and scratch-resistant with a matte-black finish, the tri-fold BAK BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover is a best-seller in our hard folding tonneau cover category, and in our opinion the best hard folding tonneau cover in it’s price range – just check this truck bed cover reviews to see how much customers love them. The MX4 offers full truck bed access when you need it, and weather protection and security when you don’t, thanks to an integrated tailgate seal and long-lasting latch housing components. The truck bed cover has sturdy prop rods on each side, allowing you to even drive at normal highway speeds with the cover fully open. Once properly latched everything will stay in place, and your third brake light will remain in view.

When closed, the MX4 seals flush with your bed rails, giving your truck a clean OEM look and feel. Built with tough aluminum panels and a dense foam core, the panel skins 1.5x thicker than the already tough BAKFlip G2. The perfect balance of functionality, durability and rugged good looks. Finally, a UV- and scratch-resistant matte black finish and low-profile fit make for a super sharp look from any angle.

  • Features a no-profile design for 100% full bed access
  • Panels made from heavy-duty aluminum to support up to 400 lbs
  • Secure your gear from thieves by locking your tailgate
  • Priced from $969

3: Truxedo Truxport Roll-Up Tonneau Cover

If you’re worried about the “covered wagon” look of other tonneaus, you have nothing to fear with the TruXedo TruXport Roll Up Tonneau Cover. The TruXedo low profile tonneau cover takes a no frills approach when it comes to durable payload protection. The cover seals smooth with a simple Velcro fastening system that runs the full length of the rail. Also, an easy-to-use tension adjustment system helps to provide a taught, smooth surface in any weather and works great even with 5th wheel hitches.

The TruXport tonneau cover incorporates a system of straight bows that lay flat along the bed for a smooth, flush fit. Plus, because these bows are attached directly to the heavy duty vinyl tarp, you have full access to the bed whenever you need — the cover rolls up in less than 30 seconds.

  • Custom-fit for your specific truck bed and utilizes no-drill clamps to make installation smooth and easy
  • Secures the gear in your bed thanks to a state-of-the-art no-hassle sealing system
  • The sleek design rolls up to the bulk head giving you full truck bed access
  • Priced from $289

4: Extang Trifecta 2.0 Soft Folding Tonneau Cover

No matter where your next job takes you, you can rest assured that your truck bed protection is up to the task thanks to the strong, sleek and smartly-designed Extang Trifecta 2.0 Folding Tonneau Cover.

The cover has been improved upon in every way working as a smarter soft tri-folding truck bed cover. You have your choice of heavy-duty leather-grained fabric (Classic) or premium canvas, and the cover uses a new, integrated corner tuck system that keeps the cover tensioned and perfectly aligned.

The 2.0 also features an upgraded frame with hinges and corners manufactured from lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum. Toss in the rugged double-pivot MAX hinges and snap seals, and you have the ultimate in weather protection. The new Jaw-Grip clamp prevents over tightening and bed flange damage, while the EZ-Lock Clamp automatically locks the cover in place when closed. Couldn’t be easier to use!

  • Sports a sleek, low-profile style with smooth contours for a finished look
  • The lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum frame provides superior structural strength than the competition
  • Choose from leather-grained vinyl or premium canvas
  • Priced from $369

5: Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Tonneau Cover

Payload space is precious – as is your payload itself. Give it out-of-this-world protection with the tough-as-nails coverage of the Pace Edwards Switchblade Retractable Tonneau Cover. With versatile bed access and total theft protection, you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for the best bed cover for your truck, you won’t go wrong with the Switchblade Retractable cover, just take a look at the overwhelmingly positive reviews! 

The Switchblade features a super low profile fit, sitting flush with your bed rails, completely custom designed to fit your make/model pickup specifically. The cover itself is made with tough aluminum panels and finished in a padded polymer making for cover that looks as good as it is functional. Plus, the cover is easy to open and close single-handedly with the built-in full length pull strap

Each cover comes equipped with Pace Edwards’s innovative power spring for smooth, fast open and closing action. That’s a pretty tough to beat package.

  • Features a low-profile look to sit flush in your bed
  • Features an innovative clamp-in design that makes installation quick, efficient and drill-free
  • Fully removable for 100% bed access, also opens easily from either side thanks to a full-width handle
  • Priced from $959

6: AutoAnything SELECT ProFold Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Whether it’s a week’s worth of groceries or a treasure-trove of your favorite tools, protect whatever’s in your truck bed with the best tri fold tonneau cover in it’s price bracket; the low profile tri-fold tonneau cover from AutoAnything SELECT. ABS-composite panels, rubber seals, weatherproof hinges and a rugged finish makes it easier than ever to stop all weather and would-be thieves in their tracks. And a custom fit that lays flush with your bed rails means added security won’t cost you the look of your truck – or any extra MPG’s.

To ensure that you’ll always have full access to your cargo and truck bed, the tri-fold design of our AutoAnything SELECT tonneau covers fold from the tailgate to the back of the cab. If you need to haul something that can’t be contained under the tonneau cover, just use the included prop rods and secure it in place. Once it’s closed and the tailgate is locked, your truck bed will be virtually impenetrable again.

  • Comes in a unique two-panel design that makes managing your payload easy
  • Allows complete access to your truck bed by folding into an upright position
  • Strong enough to protect all your gear from even the most extreme elements thanks to weather seals and drain tubes
  • Priced from $529

7: Retrax RetraxPro MX Tonneau Cover

Improve your pickup’s payload security with the heavy-duty aluminum construction and unique contemporary look of a Retrax PRO MX Tonneau Cover. The cover keeps parking lot bandits at bay, while supporting distributed loads of up to 500 lbs. Tough and tough looking, the cover is finished with a textured, matte-black powder coat that is UV protected to resist fading.

You can latch or key-lock your the cover in any position for the flexibility and security to haul any cargo. Sealed-for-life bearings provide smooth, one-handed operation, and the cover works great for 5th wheel hitches and can be covered up when not in use. And don’t worry, you’ll be on the road in no time thanks to simple clamp-on installation in under an hour with one of the simplest installed lockable truck bed covers available. Every Retrax PRO Tonneau Cover is made proudly in the US and backed by a legendary lifetime warranty.

  • Capable of supporting distributed payloads of up to 500 lbs
  • Improves your fuel efficiency and fits perfectly in your bed due to the low-profile design
  • Heavy duty construction turns your truck bed into Fort Knox, keeping your tools and valuable equipment safe and out of sight
  • Priced from $1,829

8: BAK Revolver X2 Roll-Up Tonneau Cover

Sporting a flush, low-profile design, a heavy-duty BAK Revolver X2 Roll-Up Tonneau Cover defends the contents of your truck bed with lightweight strength, locking security and all-season durability. With over 100 reviews on the cover so far averaging 4.5 stars, this is a proven workhorse of a cover and one of the top rated tonneau covers we carry.

Taking the classic look of a soft cover and pairing it with the durable security of a hard tonneau, the BAK X2 Revolver is made with innovative rotational locking rails that secure along the full length of your truck bed with an automatic slam latch that allows the cover to be closed quickly, easily, and most importantly, securely.

BAK Revolver X2 features a quick installation and provides full access to your stake pocket holes for mounting any additional mounts, racks, or accessories. Put together with a larger locking rail with gusseted reinforcements, the Revolver X2 Tonneau will hold firmly in place over any terrain. The BAK Revolver X2 is built with pride in the USA and backed by a 3-year warranty.

  • Fits flush and features a low-profile aesthetic that allows for rear window visibility and total bed access
  • Capable of supporting 500 lbs of evenly distributed weight
  • Get the best of both worlds: the security of a hard cover with the ease of use of a rolling cover
  • Priced from $869

9: Undercover Lux Tonneau Cover

Don’t let truck bed protection come at the cost of your rig’s good looks. The best hard tonneau cover according to our customers, the UnderCover LUX Tonneau Cover makes sure of that with the factory-paint matched color and excellent weather sealing due to the full perimeter sealing design.

The LUX UnderCover tonneau can be installed in under 30 minutes, and is designed to be easy to remove with quick-release hardware. If you don’t need the cover on, you can hang it up with the included wall-mount hardware. When installed, the LUX cover lifts easily and will hold itself open on hydraulic struts allowing for total access to your tools and cargo.

Constructed from tough ABS composite material, the LUX UnderCover is lightweight, custom fit for your truck, and very durable. Every UnderCover LUX Tonneau Cover is backed by a 3-year warranty for workmanship & materials of its composite structure (excludes paint), and a 1-year warranty for hardware & struts.

  • Features styled ribs, soft corners, contoured edges and a subtle spoiler to complement the low-profile design
  • Sealed tight against rain, sleet, snow and other extreme elements to protect your gear
  • Built from ABS composite material to ensure it exceeds high-quality standards and fits your bed perfectly
  • Priced from $879

10: DiamondBack HD Truck Bed Cover

Resilient, rugged and dependable, the DiamondBack HD Truck Bed Cover is the upgrade your rig needs to expand its cargo carrying possibilities. If that sounds like your lifestyle, ditch your basic tonneau today and give your gear the protection it needs.

A tonneau cover is the ultimate blessing to a truck owner who needs to take their gear with them but also needs protection over their valuables. Often, however, these covers simply fold over without offering additional support. Expand your cargo carrying possibilities and experience resilient, rugged dependability with the DiamondBack HD Truck Bed Cover.

Each DiamondBack HD Truck Bed Cover begins from diamond plate aluminum and is built with seven insanely strong structural support beams, similar to ribs in the human skeleton. From there, each cover is custom-cut to your specific year, make and model while also being equipped with 12 cargo cleats as tie-down points. The 1600 lb cargo haul capacity means a double-decker type style of storage is created for even your heavier loads. The reviews are sitting at 5 stars for a reason!

  • Evenly spreads out and supports cargo weight thanks to a design that features seven structural support beams and a diamond plate aluminum construction
  • Enjoy ultimate weather protection and quick and easy access
  • Boasts a jaw-dropping 1,600 lb load capacity for even the toughest jobs
  • Two keyed deadbolt locks, giving this lockable tonneau cover ultimate security
  • Priced from $1,679

What’s the Right Tonneau Cover for You?

With so many options, choosing the best tonneau cover can seem like an impossible task. There are many features, aspects and aesthetics to consider, including:

  • How much security do I need?
  • How often do I need to access my bed?
  • Do I have a lifted truck?
  • What color do I want?
  • What is my budget?
  • How easily can I remove my tonneau cover?
  • What is my main purpose for needing a truck bed cover?

Keep these questions in mind the next time you’re loading and unloading your truck, at the end of the day the best truck tonneau cover for you is one that serves you and makes your life easier – the last thing you want is an uncomfortable game of truck-tetris every time you’re stocking up at the hardware store.

We understand that these questions can sometimes be difficult to answer and often depend on your application and the year, make and model of your truck — that’s why we’re here to help you! To start, click here to learn how to measure your truck bed for a tonneau cover. For anything else, simply call or chat with us — our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is standing by to ensure you find the best truck bed cover for your pickup.

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Garrett Davis
Garrett has something of a sickness when it comes to cars, working on everything from Jeeps, to sports cars, to over-engineered German nightmares. Currently he is embroiled in an Audi Allroad offroad project, and is slowly losing his grasp on sanity.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Very nice 👍 selection of covers !!! I just bought a. 2019 Tacoma.extended cab. looking too keep the snow out of truck bed …. New Hampshire has new laws for all snow must be cleared of cars and trucks !!!

    • Hey Stephen,

      Nice, love those new Tacomas. I’ve got a couple questions for ya, like how much you’re looking to spend and what all you want to get out of the cover. You’re spoiled for choice, man!

      I’ll shoot you an email and see if I can help narrow down the selection for you.

      Cheers,
      Garrett

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