Best Tonneau Covers for 2022

With so many tonneau covers available, choosing the best tonneau for your needs can sometimes take longer than the process of actually installing the cover. That's why we've compiled sales numbers from the world's number one online truck accessories retailer to bring you the best truck bed covers for 2022. With multiple tonneau cover designs and brands represented, one of these best-selling covers is probably just what you've been looking for.

1. Soft Folding

Affordable and easy to install, soft folding covers are well-represented in our best truck bed covers for 2022. All made in the USA, the number one and two sellers in this category are the TonnoPro TonnoFold and Gator SFX Tri-Fold tonneau covers. They're very similar to one another and feature economical pricing with a lifetime warranty. The number three spot is taken by the Extang Trifecta ALX, a premium cover that employs a unique rotary latch design.

Best-Selling Soft Folding Tonneau Covers

  • Gator SFX Tri-Fold: Installs in minutes without tools

  • TonnoPro Tonnofold: Arrives pre-assembled

  • Extang Trifecta ALX: Quiet operation at highway speeds

Gator SFX Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

TonnoPro TonnoFold Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Extang Trifecta ALX

2. Hard Folding

Customers who need more security than a soft cover can offer choose hard folding covers instead. These covers operate in a fashion similar to their soft equivalents but are made with materials like aluminum and fiberglass reinforced polymers, offering top-of-the-line security. BAK dominates this category with the BAKFlip G2 and MX4 taking the number one and two spots, respectively. Taking the third position is the Gator EFX, which offers hard cover protection at a price well below most tri-folds.

Best-Selling Hard Folding Tonneau Covers

  • BAKFlip G2: Gloss black finish with 300 pound weight rating. Near-total bed access

  • BAKFlip MX4: Matte black finish with 400 pound weight rating

  • Gator EFX: Folding cover security at a more affordable price point

BAKFlip G2


Gator EFX

3. Soft Roll-Up

This cover design uses a durable vinyl tarp held in place by rails that mount along the sides of your truck's bed. As the name implies, this cover opens by rolling up toward your truck's bulkhead where it is held in place by a securing strap, giving you full bed access when you need to haul large items. TruXedo takes the number one spot with the popular TruXport truck bed cover. The Gator SRX Roll-Up comes in second place, and the premium-grade TruXedo Lo Pro takes number three. All of these covers install with no drilling required on most truck beds.

Best-Selling Roll Up Tonneau Covers

  • TruXport: Provides excellent water resistance with easy installation

  • Gator SRX Roll-Up: Manually adjustable tension, easy-open trigger latch

  • TruXedo Lo Pro: Low-profile cover compatible with many truck racks

TruXedo TruXport

Gator SRX Roll-Up on a Silverado

TruXedo Lo Pro

4. Retractable

A retractable tonneau cover rolls in and out of a canister that mounts at your truck's bulkhead. Popular for their ease of use, these covers are made of durable materials like aluminum and polycarbonate plastic, sometimes with a soft vinyl or padded polymer overlay. The Gator Recoil, a relative newcomer to the retractable cover scene, takes our number one spot this year. Gator also grabs the runner-up position with the GatorTrax. Retrax rounds out the top three with the RetraxPRO XR, a versatile cover designed to work with multiple truck bed accessories such as truck racks..

Best-Selling Retractable Tonneau Covers

  • Gator Recoil: Aluminum construction, three locking positions

  • GatorTrax: UV-resistant polycarbonate, locks in any position

  • RetraxPRO XR: Channeled rails allow installation of racks and other accessories

Gator Recoil



5. Painted

Combining a color-matched painted finish with unparalleled security and weather protection, painted tonneau covers are one of our most popular categories. UnderCover takes the number one spot with the Elite LX cover and the number three spot with the LUX SE. Patriot takes the runner-up position with the Eagle SE. All three tonneaus feature lift supports to assist with opening the cover and an external lock for exceptional security.

Best-Selling Painted Tonneau Covers

  • UnderCover LUX SE: Resists dents, dings, and UV damage. Three-year warranty

  • Patriot Eagle SE: Molded fiberglass. Lifetime warranty on the cover, one-year warranty on the hardware

  • UnderCover Elite LX: Raised center section and a carpeted underside. Three-year warranty

UnderCover LUX SE

Patriot Eagle SE

UnderCover Elite LX

Hard Roll Up

If you're looking for something a little different from the covers mentioned above, these two covers are worth considering. The BAK Revolver X4s is a hard rolling cover, one of just a few in this small but growing category. It operates in much the same way as a soft roll up, but it uses an aluminum substrate underneath the vinyl, increasing security and weight capacity. The TruXedo Sentry CT offers a similar design that also incorporates a quick release mechanism, allowing you to remove the entire roll-up portion of the cover when you need true 100 percent bed access.

  • BAK Revolver X4s: Outstanding security and weather resistance, third brake light visibility

  • TruXedo Sentry CT: Woven fabric lining, removable in seconds for total bed access

TruXedo Sentry CT

BAK Revolver X4s

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