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Folding bed covers are one of the easiest and most effective ways to upgrade your truck's functionality without breaking the bank; however, In the sea of aftermarket tonneau covers, it can be difficult to figure out what option will fit your particular wants and demands. The array of different tonneau's available offer different features that vary from cover to cover, so whether you're looking for an affordable upgrade, the best possible option on the market, or somewhere in between, Stage 3 has you covered. Check out our favorite picks in the listing down below, or shop our entire selection of 2016-2021 Tacoma Tonneau Covers to keep your valuables protected the next time you get behind the wheel.
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"Best Budget" Folding Tonneau Covers for your 2016-2021 Tacoma
Tonneau covers are one of the best ways to add an extra layer of protection for your gear and improve fuel economy for your truck, but can end up costing an arm and leg if you don't end up needing all of the bells and whistles. Sure, some folding bed covers are worth the high prices they're listed at, but achieving similar functionality doesn't have to drain your wallet. To start off, we're gonna take a look at the Rough Country Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover that comes completely assembled in the box without the need for any tools during the installation process. This cover is secured to your truck's frame using the included quick clamps, and features an all-weather seal to help keep the contents in your bed dry from any inclement weather. The cover itself is constructed from black 3-ply vinyl that is UV resistant to prevent fading and cracking. Thanks to the tri-fold design, this cover can folded back and secured with the included storage straps to make accessing the bed of your truck a breeze. Best of all, this cover only costs a fraction of the price compared to other available options, making this one of the best budget covers for your 2016-2021 Tacoma. Our second favorite budget option that we offer is the the Extang Trifecta 2.0 Folding Tonneau Cover that installs in seconds without the need for any cutting or permanent modifications to your truck. This system's frame is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum, making it one of the strongest bed covers compared to the industry standard. An integrated tuck system keeps consistent tension on the tarp for a stellar appearance, while the EZ-Lock clamps make accessing your truck bed quick and and easy. Both of these covers are perfect for those looking to take their truck to the next level on a budget.
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"Best Bang for your Buck" Folding Tonneau Covers for your 2016-2021 Tacoma
If you have some extra cash laying around and you're not too impressed with one of our more "basic" options, we offer plenty of covers that provide you with impressive functionality in an affordable package. First up on our list is the Extang Trifecta ALX Soft Folding Tonneau that offers unrivaled bed protection for all of your precious cargo. Extang is the number one selling truck bed-cover brand in North America because they've perfected nearly every aspect of the tonneau cover by holding themselves accountable to the highest standard. The Trifecta ALX Cover rails has been constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum frame for maximum strength and long-lasting functionality, so you can be sure that this tonneau won't be going anywhere. Likewise, the tarp features an Acona pebble grained fabric to help preserve your truck from water, dirt, dust, and any other unnecessary debris. This cover also incorporates an easy-to-use release knob and sturdy T-Handle clamps that attaches directly to your truck's flanges, allowing you to quickly remove the cover for full bed use in a matter of seconds. Additionally, the rotary latching system provides your truck with an extra level of security to help combat would-be thieves from lurking on your gear. The only real downfall to this cover is the folding mechanism, as it doesn't fold all the way up to your truck's cab, so you'll have to quickly remove the cover to achieve full bed access. When in doubt, it's never a bad idea in choosing Extang to protect your valuables for all of your upcoming adventures. Our second pick that offers a great value is the Rough Country Low-Pro Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover. This is the first bed cover that we've covered so far that utilizes an aluminum hard cover instead of a soft fabric, which creates a striking appearance for your truck's rear-end. The hard cover provides additional protection from impacts and abrasions, and makes it incredibly easy to access all of your cargo in the bed of your truck. What makes this cover even more unique is the tailgate locking feature that locks to cover to your truck, so you won't have to worry about someone gaining access to your gear without a key. Both of these covers are designed to outlast the lifespan of your truck, so pick one up today for years of high-quality protection and improved fuel economy.
"Best Overall" Folding Tonneau Covers for your 2016-2021 Tacoma
For those who demand the best possible upgrades for your 2016-2021 Tacoma, you've come to the right place. We're going to look at two different options from our friends over at BAKFlip that will provide your truck with a sleek style and improved security for all of your precious gear and cargo. Starting with the BAKFlip G2 Folding Tonneau Cover, this system offers the perfect combination of utility and style. The low-profile design of this cover sits perfectly flush with your truck's bed to create an integrated look, making it appear as if this cover was a stock option on your Tacoma. The incorporated lock-and-latching system featured on this cover provides a secure cargo area with unobstructed access to your truck's entire bed. Likewise, BAKFlip's patented and concealed locking system will ensure that all of your equipment will remain safe while still allowing for easy tailgate operation. Constructed from high-quality aluminum, this cover is rated for 300 lbs of evenly distributed weight, so you'll be able to utilize this cover as a staging table on all of your off-road excursions. Better yet, this cover is completely UV resistant to make this system viable for any climate or weather conditions. Moving on to the BAKFlip MX4 Folding Tonneau Cover, this kit is the upgrade from their G2 Series to better accommodate other truck bed accessories while featuring more impressive craftsmanship. Not only will this cover accept most other bed accessories, it's latching system has been upgraded to keep your adventures moving smoothly. Premium density foam-core panels offer impressive impact resistance, helping you combat any unnecessary off-road bumps and bruises you may otherwise obtain. If you were impressed by the G2 Series' weight load rating, the MX4 Series is rated for an impressive 400 lbs of evenly distributed weight, so the opportunities for this cover basically become endless. No matter your application, it's never a bad idea to pick up a folding tonneau cover to expereince the difference it can make on your truck. If you still unsure about what to decide on, feel free to check out all of our 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma Tonneau Covers to decide what suits you best!

Everyone who owns a truck deserves that extra bit of secure storage space and more peace of mind each and every time adventure calls. Tonneau covers are more of an investment than anything because you won't constantly be replacing items that have been claimed by mother nature. If you liked anything you saw in this post, or have any questions about our Tacoma tonneau covers, please feel free to let us known in the comments down below!

2016-2021 Tacoma Folding Tonneau Covers
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