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Bestop’s EZFold Tonneau Cover Review

Posted in How To: Body Chassis on December 15, 2016
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We love owning a truck. Given that we routinely like to haul an assortment of gear and bed toys, having a pickup simply makes more sense than an SUV. The biggest challenge we’ve found with our ’08 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab has been the lack of covered storage options once we fill up the cabin with passengers. While daily driving, this isn’t much of a concern. However, for longer trips, it was a real problem.

Since we use our truck to haul a variety of items from motorcycles to tires, we didn’t want to invest in a heavy and expensive bed shell. Over the years, we’ve tested an assortment of different styles and types of bed covers, and by far one of our favorites has been the EZFold Soft Tonneau Cover from Bestop. While Bestop is mostly known for its Jeep Wrangler soft tops, the company has been turning out a few variations of soft-series bed covers for years.

Since the cover has an over-the-rail design, it’s extremely easy to take on and off. Both sides, along with the forward portion of the cover’s bottom, are fit with foam padding to provide a cushioned mounting surface and sealing from the elements. We take our cover on and off a fair amount. At some point, we damaged the foam bottom on one of the front runners, which allowed the cover to leak. A quick trip to Lowes got us fixed up with some new weatherstripping, and we haven’t had an issue since.

One of the reasons we like the EZFold cover is that it’s extremely easy to take on and off. Folding up in just two flips, the leather grain-textured vinyl cover looks and feels like a quality bed cover. Another plus is the above-the-rail design, which means there’s minimal bracketry as the aluminum frame is built into the cover. This greatly lessens the possibility of damage to the covers attachment system when compared to a below-the-rail setup.

We’ve had the cover on our Tacoma for more than a year now and absolutely love it. It’s easy to clean, doesn’t leak, and can come off in less than a minute. For those looking for a versatile bed cover that’s reasonably priced, we say the Bestop EZFold cover is definitely worth taking a look.

If you just need a little extra room in the bed, you can quickly unlatch the rear of the cover and fold it (two times) towards the front of the cab. The sewn-in strap-and-latch system will prevent the cover from coming undone down the road.
With the brackets bolted in place, you can set the cover on the truck. The quick-latch system allows you to slide over the latches, which can be adjusted to ensure there’s plenty of pressure to keep the cover in place.
The only bolting required for our ’08 Tacoma’s 60-inch bed were the four rail clamps. Our truck was fit with Toyota’s bedrail system from the factory, which makes sliding the insert brackets in a breeze. We are also able to retain the stock Toyota bedrail tie-downs.

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Broomfield, CO 80038

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