With a tonneau cover on, the truck bed gets the protection it needs against the weather and other forces on the road. It also secures the cargo loaded on the truck. The cover not only adds to the pickup truck's functionality but also enhances its style. Although tonneau covers are made for the same purpose, they're not made equal. Some are sturdier and more reliable than others. To find out the best in the market, we tried several tonneau covers. For this review, we picked the folding soft cover from American Tonneau. We rated the tri-fold tonneau cover's fit, performance, value for money, and style.
- Made of vinyl
- Designed as a soft cover
- About 5 ft. 6 in. bed length
- Fits a standard bed
- Comes in black
- Can be folded and can be attached as a clamp-on
- Comes with an adhesive tail-gate seal
- Uses a twist-lock locking mechanism
- Features a black aluminum rail
- Sold Individually
- With a limited lifetime warranty
- The American Tonneau's Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover improved the look of our truck without asking for a high price. It's practical and convenient. This makes it a good option for truck owners who are looking for something reliable but also affordable.
- As we drove with the tonneau cover on in several trips, we've noticed some boost in fuel efficiency, no matter how small. The cover seems to enhance aerodynamics.
- It can be removed or installed within minutes. It took about 20 - 30 minutes to install the cover. This makes it a more convenient option than the hard types.
- It folds back and secures partially, if needed, to carry even extra tall cargo. This feature gives us the needed flexibility. Depending on the cargo, the cover can be adjusted.
- With a free tailgate seal, the truck bed can be weatherproof. This is definitely a thumbs up.
- The twist-lock is a good security feature. We appreciate having this on the cover.
- The cover did fit, but we were hoping that the front could be a bit wider for a more custom fit.
- The look is good, but not something we'd rave about.
This tonneau cover is built to do the job. It's designed with good security features and made to be easy to use because of its flexibility when it comes to adjusting the cover for the cargo. Only time could tell if this cover is as sturdy as it claimed to be. Nonetheless, it offers great value for money.