Tonneau Covers: An Overview

May 19, 2010

There’s no better way to enhance the functionality, convenience, and style of your pickup truck than to add a Tonneau Cover. Tonneau Covers (also spelled Tonno Covers) protect your cargo from the weather, hide it from potential thieves, and even improve your truck’s aerodynamics for a little extra fuel economy.

There are several different types of tonneaus to suit a wide range of uses, styles, and budgets. What kind of Tonneau Cover is right for you? Let’s take a look at some popular tonneau styles:


Bakflip G2 Tonneau

Folding Tonneau Covers provide an excellent combination of convenient access, smooth looks, and impenetrable security. Most Folding Tonno Covers give you full access to your truck bed and lock up with the tailgate, turning your bed into a secure, weathertight trunk. Our most popular Folding Tonneaus are the BakFlip G2 by BAK Industries and the Fold-A-Cover G4.

Soft Top

Maybe you don’t need the expense and weight of a hard-paneled tonneau. That’s where Soft Top Tonneau Covers come in. Soft Top Tonneaus feature a lightweight tarp that quickly rolls up and out of the way to give you complete access to your truck bed. Soft Top Tonno Covers from brands like Lund and TruXedo are durable, protective, and affordable for any budget.

Hard Top

Looking for maximum security, durability, and looks? Then Hard Top Tonneau Covers are for you. Hard Top tonneaus act as one solid lid for your pickup bed, giving you the ultimate in security and protection for your gear. Many can even be painted to match your truck for a totally customized look. Check out the Undercover Tonneau Cover for a great example of a hard top tonneau cover.


Retractable Tonneau Covers are the high-tech truck bed option. They operate like a garage door, with a hard top that opens by sliding into a canister. Retractable Tonneaus give you the security of a hard top with the quick, full access of a roll-up. The Pace-Edwards Bedlocker is one of our more popular Retractable Tonneaus.

No matter your truck and no matter what you use it for, there’s a tonneau cover out there for you. We make it easy to show for tonneau covers for your exact vehicle – simply choose your truck from our vehicle selector and we’ll show you all of the custom-fit tonneaus that fit your bed. And if you have any other questions, you can always call us at 1-800-663-1570. Happy Trucking!