Best Tonneau Covers for Camping

Updated on Feb 16, 2024

Written by
 RealTruck Expert Team

The right tonneau cover makes camping easier by securing your gear, keeping water out of the bed, and even providing shelter if the need arises. While there are hundreds of different truck bed covers to choose from, the covers listed below are particularly well-suited to truck bed camping or simply keeping your gear dry and secure while you explore or get some rest in your tent or TAXA Outdoors TigerMoth.

1. TruXedo Truxport Soft Roll-Up

This affordable soft roll-up tonneau cover sits on top of your bed rails, leaving more bed height available than comparable low-profile covers. The leather grain vinyl is highly water resistant, keeping the vast majority of rain water from reaching your camping gear. Near-total bed access is available by rolling the cover open and securing it with the included straps.

2. BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding

If you prefer the added security of a hard truck bed cover, look no further than the BAKFlip MX4 hard folding tonneau. It features matte-black aluminum panels and is capable of supporting up to 400 pounds of evenly distributed weight. The MX4 can be removed in minutes by removing a pair of bolts, leaving your bed free for a truck bed tent once you reach your campsite.

3. BAK Revolver X4s Hard Roll-Up

The X4s represents the best of both worlds: a hard aluminum tonneau cover with a soft but durable vinyl overlay. It opens by rolling up toward the bulkhead and, like the MX4, can be removed quickly to make room for a truck bed tent. Choose the X4s for a potent combination of water resistance, security, and sleek aesthetics.

4. RetraxPRO XR Retractable

The XR sets itself apart from other retractable tonneau covers (and bed covers in general) by incorporating a pair of grooved channels located on the rails. These channels accept numerous accessories from Thule and Yakima including kayak carriers, bike holders, cargo baskets, and more. While you sacrifice a small amount of bed space to the cover’s canister, you also gain a myriad of storage and carrying options. The cover itself is made of double-wall aluminum slats that provide exceptional weather protection and security.

5. Extang Solid Fold 2.0 Toolbox Hard Folding

If you think you can’t get a tonneau cover and a toolbox on the same truck bed, think again. This version of the Solid Fold 2.0 is designed to work with standard 20-inch toolboxes, so you can protect the rest of your bed without sacrificing your box. The Solid Fold 2.0 is made of a heavy-duty polymer material that offers the same protection as comparable aluminum truck bed covers. It goes on in minutes with hand-operated clamps and can be completely removed just as easily.

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

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