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Best Tonneau Covers Starting Under $300

Here at, one thing our hundreds of employees can agree on is that the first upgrades you should make to your truck are running boards or nerf bars and tonneau covers. By covering your truck bed you'll enhance your truck's versatility by being able to carry items without exposing them to the elements. Tonneau covers come in several different designs and price points, so to help truck owners on a budget, we've compiled a list of our best tonneau covers starting at $300.00 or less.

TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover

Chances are if you've seen a soft roll-up tonneau cover on a truck before, this was it. TruXport has been one of our best-selling truck bed covers for years. With its combination of easy installation and operation alongside full bed access, it's easy to see why. The cover also has an automatically adjusting spring-loaded tension system, which keeps the vinyl taut in hot and cold weather. When closed, it will keep the majority of water out of your bed. To open it, just release the latches on either side and roll it back. The TruXport sits about 1.5 inches above your truck's bed.

American Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

If you need a tonneau cover that can be installed very quickly, a tri-fold cover makes a great choice. Starting at just $239.00, the American Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover is our most affordable folding cover. It can be installed in minutes using the hand-tightened clamps, requiring no tools on most applications. The cover allows you to access two thirds of your bed by folding it toward the cab and securing it in place with the included buckle straps. If you need your full bed, the cover can be removed just as quickly as it's installed, allowing true 100 percent bed access.

Revelation Tonneau Cover

Featuring snapless, seal-and-peel operation, the Revelation Tonneau Cover from Lund is the most affordable tonneau cover available at RealTruck. This truck bed cover has a low profile and provides ample protection against rain and snow. Like similar covers that use hook-and-loop fasteners, the Revelation Tonneau Cover rolls up for full bed access.

Extang Black Max

While roll-up and folding designs have become the most popular soft truck bed covers, some truck owners still prefer the old-school look and operation of a snap tonneau cover. The Extang BlackMax Tonneau Cover is a top-of-the-line snap cover with a slew of great features including black powder-coated rails, reversible snap sockets for tension adjustment, and adjustable aluminum bows that let you alternate between a low-profile look and a high profile that's excellent for water runoff.

Gator SFX Trifold Tonneau Cover

The Gator SFX Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover has all the features you need in a soft folding cover and then some. The top of the cover is a sturdy, tear-resistant leather grain vinyl that looks great and keeps your gear out of the weather. Two thirds bed access is available by folding the cover up, or get 100 percent bed access by releasing the hand-tightened clamps and lifting the cover off. Snow and rain either run off the cover or are easily supported by the front and rear Monster Support Bows. If the cover doesn't perform to your expectations, take advantage of the Gator Guarantee and swap it out for another Gator cover within 60 days.

Gator SRX Roll Up Tonneau Cover

Another cover backed up by the love-it-or-swap-it Gator Guarantee, the SRX truck bed cover sits three quarters of an inch above your bed, which creates a sharp, low-profile look on your truck. Tension is adjustable via a block located on the driver side, allowing you to fine-tune the cover for extreme heat and frigid cold. The single release latch is also located on the driver side, making it a little easier to open than covers that use latches on both sides.

Ionic Roll-up Tonneau Cover

The Ionic Roll-up truck bed cover is unique on this list thanks to its turn dial tension adjustment. This dial lets you precisely adjust your tension adjustment with ease regardless of temperature and environment. The Ionic also includes sliding locks for an additional layer of security not found on most roll-up tonneau covers. These features in addition to its sleek, low profile make the Ionic Roll-up a great value with a lot of bang for your buck.

Advantage Sure-Fit Tonneau Cover

Every component of the Sure-Fit snap cover is finished in black, creating a stealthy appearance on the bed of your truck. Roll the cover up for full bed access or just unfasten as much as you need to access the front or back of your truck bed. The cover's UV-resistant vinyl top can withstand years of use without fading or cracking.

Gator SR1 Pro Roll Up Tonneau Cover

The SR1 can be installed a little more easily than other roll-up tonneau covers on this list thanks to the larger clamps, which tighten from the top down rather than the sides. It also features spring-loaded, automatic tension adjustment and a 1.5-inch profile. The cover has latches on both sides for extra security.

Extang Tuff Tonno

This unique cover from Extang uses J45 seals on either side rather than snaps or velcro. This seal, similar to that on a sandwich bag, creates a formidable barrier between your cargo and the elements. Spring-loaded tension bows hold the cover up, ensuring that rainwater and snowmelt run off the sides. The bows can also be fastened in a lower position for a sleek, aerodynamic look.

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