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BAKFlip MX4 vs Gator FX3

Hard-folding tonneau covers offer an excellent combination of weather protection, bed security, and versatility. Many companies produce hard-folding truck bed covers in varying designs, and two of the most popular products in this category are the BAKFlip MX4 and Gator FX3. While similar, there are some key differences between these covers, and knowing these differences will help you decide which of the two covers is best for your needs.

Shared Features

  • Hard-Folding Tonneau CoverHard-Folding Tonneau Cover Both covers are made of hard materials designed to provide superior security for items in your truck bed.
  • Locks with Tailgate: Locks with Tailgate: To lock the cover, simply close it and lock your tailgate.
  • Accessories:Accessories: The stake hole pockets remain exposed after installing the cover, leaving them free for accessories such as bed rails and bull ring tie downs.
  • Water Resistant:Water Resistant: The rails have channels that funnel water toward drain tubes, improving the cover’s water resistance.
  • Easy to Operate:Easy to Operate: The cover is opened by pulling a string latch located under the rearmost panel.
Materials
Materials

The MX4 has top panels made of durable, corrosion-resistant aluminum.

Materials
Materials

The FX3’s top panels are made of fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP), a material prized for its dent-resistant properties.

Weight Capacity
Weight Capacity

The MX4 can support up to 400 pounds of evenly distributed weight.

Weight Capacity
Weight Capacity

The FX3 supports up to 300 pounds of evenly distributed weight.

Finish
Finish

The MX4 has a matte-black finish.

Finish
Finish

The FX3 has a gloss-black finish with a textured appearance.

Tailgate Seal
Tailgate Seal

The dual-action tailgate seal on the MX4 allows you to close your tailgate whether the cover is open or shut.

Tailgate Seal
Tailgate Seal

The flap seal on the FX3 overlaps your tailgate. To ensure the best weather resistance, the cover should be shut on top of the tailgate.

If you have questions about these or any other tonneau covers, chat or call our product experts.