The Best Truck Soft Toppers You Can Buy

The Best Truck Soft Toppers You Can Buy

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“Just throw it in the truck” is probably a phrase you say with a bit of pride when you’re carrying oversized gear. And while we all love the options our beloved truck beds offer, sometimes you feel like your gear could use a little protection from the weather, debris, or even a thief’s prying eye (out of sight, out of mind – However?) . That’s where a truck soft-topper comes in.

Why buy a truck soft-topper?

Soft toppers are versatile and wallet-friendly

There are plenty of options for keeping your bed cover, but the soft topper is the most versatile. While the sleek tonneau covers are handy, the sacrificed height turns your bed into a glorified suitcase. Then there are the hardtop camper shells, which are great when you think about durability as they provide the best safety and durability but become a hassle if you need to remove and store the top often. Not to mention the dent it will leave in your wallet.

A definite feature of these soft top bed caps is that you can easily remove them on the go to fully utilize your outdoor bed. It keeps your gear out of the elements without the commitment or investment of a hardtop. This feature allows you to keep your camping gear under a cover and then fold it up when you’re on a Home Depot run that requires a little bigger storage. Or maybe you want your work truck to look more professional with all your tools and equipment on the job site. If nothing else, a well-ventilated soft topper can provide a safe place for your pup to ride with with plenty of room.

Easy installation

Thanks to an impressive engineering, no drilling is required for any of these blades. They use rails, clamps or straps to keep things tight and secure. While it will take an hour or two to assemble, that is the most time you will invest during your property.

What should you pay attention to with a truck softtopper

Materials and construction

While these options are all weatherproof and have UV protection, some may not seal very well against the elements. This may cause a small leak around the corners of your bed, but it won’t soak your stuff in any way. There are also sealers available that you can use on the sewn edges during your installation process as just an extra layer of protection to ensure longevity.


Because versatility is at the forefront of the soft topper industry, how you choose to customize your setup can affect the brand you choose and the accessories they produce with it. If this is the first step in building out your truck, you’ll want to keep your options open for potential roof racks, camping accessories, and alternative windows.

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