The Ford F150 is an excellent truck. It drives great and looks stylish, but what it lacks is the security provided for the truck’s bed. You cannot use it for any meaningful purpose, such as storing or transporting valuable items, due to the danger of unreliable weather and theft.
So, for those Ford owners, I have compiled a list of the best hard tonneau cover for F150. Each of these nine products will not only secure the bed of your truck but give you a significant appearance boost.
So, without any further ado, let’s get straight into it.
9 Top Best F150 Hard Tonneau Covers Comparison
1. BAK BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
BAK is one manufacturer that has consistently scored one of the top positions on several of my articles, where I narrowed down some of the best tonneau covers for other trucks.
Surprisingly, the MX4 was the one that scored that position and for the Ford F150, this tonneau cover has around a thousand positive reviews. Let’s dig a little deeper as to why it’s so popular.
This cover has been designed for the latest and greatest models of the F150. It is compatible with the 2015 to 2020 variants of the truck. If you have an F150 from this year range and a 5’7” bed, you will not find a better option.
It is made up of aircraft-grade aluminum that is extremely durable and still retains a lightweight. What really makes it shine is the matte black finish on the aluminum, which makes it much more resistant to scratches. And, personally, matte black really gives you that stealthy look which I like a lot.
Thanks to the highly experienced engineers at BAK, their cover gives you full bed access. You can utilize the maximum space of your bed. It also features prop rods that allow for the cover to be propped up instead of resting on the back.
The manufacturer is even kind enough to provide a five-year warranty. If you are hesitant while purchasing it, you don’t have anything to worry about. It ensures any defects will allow the user for a free replacement.
- Easy to install
- No drill installation
- Prop rods
- Aircraft-grade aluminum
- Matte black finish
- No cons have been reported so far
This hard tonneau cover is a complete package. It is easy to install, use and is very durable. You will not find a better option than this one.
2. Extang Encore Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
Coming in second place is the Encore Hard Folding Cover by Extang. And, believe me, it trades blows with the MX4 by BAK. This one also fits the 2015 to 2020 versions of the F150 and is an excellent alternative if you cannot find the MX4 in stock.
The Encore is a tri-folding cover. The brand advertises this cover as a low-profile one. Like the BAK one, this one features a matte black finish on top, which reduces scratches.
Their skin on top is EnduraShield panel skin which is made out of automotive-grade polymer. As aluminum is prone to scratches and dents, this prevents that from happening. Don’t worry; below the polymer is a layer of aluminum that gives it its durability.
Thanks to the 3-panel design, you can choose from three ways of using this cover. It can be partially opened, fully opened, and fully closed. It offers greater versatility when using it to store cargo. The BOLT technology allows you to use your ignition keys to lock this cover.
Nothing can beat the convenience of carrying as few keys as possible. The self-latching design also allows you to install or remove the cover within a matter of minutes. You don’t need a drill or any special tools.
It also has a five-year warranty that is more than enough for any manufacturing defects to come to the surface. On the rare occasion that they do, the brand guarantees a free replacement.
- Easy to install
- Aluminum panels
- Can use ignition key as the lock key
- Self-latching design
- Inadequate waterproofing
Extang makes great tonneau covers, and they really outperform the competition. The Encore is a real-life example of that. It has positive reviews throughout and will surely exceed your expectations.
3. Undercover Ultra Flex Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
Here comes another formidable product, a Cover by the Manufacturer Undercover. And by name, it looks like something straight out of a spy movie. But they make stellar tonneau covers, such as the one I will be reviewing, the Ultra Flex cover.
Like the first two, Undercover chose to use aluminum as the main material choice for their panels. It is durable, sturdy, and surprisingly lightweight. Vinyl soft covers cannot even compare with this one. Undercover means stealth.
And with the flush design of this cover is guaranteed to provide a subtle look that will not attract unwanted attention. The underside has been carpeted to ensure your cargo does not get scratched up while being transported.
Even with so many features, you still get 100% bed access. Yes, that’s right. No space of the bed of your truck will go to waste with this cover. Just like the MX4, it has dual prop rods, which make it stand upright instead of it resting against the back of your truck.
Multiple pull handles on either side make it easy to open. An easy-to-operate cover is the main feature you should look for in anyone that you buy. The installation also does not require any drilling, making it quick and easy.
Just like the first two, the company provides this cover with a five-year warranty. As I stated before, even one year of usage can make sure any fault and defect can come to view. The fault, no matter how severe, makes you eligible for a free replacement.
- Full bed access
- Aluminum panels
- Flush design
- Five-year warranty
- Missing parts sometimes
Given Undercover’s excellent customer service, I don’t think the missing parts should pose any problem. I agree it may be inconvenient, but there will be no problems related to building quality and performance.
4. RETRAX RetraxONE MX Retractable Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
What is better than a three or four-panel folding cover? Yes, you guessed it, a retractable one. The name of the brand itself makes it easy to guess which type of tonneau covers they make.
I have reviewed the same product for other trucks before, but never have I seen it getting such positive remarks from the people who buy it. A retractable cover has a different mechanism for opening and closing but uses the same materials and has more or less durability.
To protect from scratches and UV damage, this RetraxONE MX has been painted matte black to ensure its appearance stays top-notch for years to come. It used aluminum to reinforce polycarbonate material that can handle up to 200 pounds of weight, given that it is evenly distributed.
The sealed ball bearing rollers reduce friction to the extent that it is not noticeable. The forward and backward retraction is as smooth as it gets. It also does not require springs which fail rather quickly.
So, what’s better than eliminating that mechanism? Their storage canister is only 11 inches squared. It takes up very little space and gives you maximum bed space to use.
- Retractable design
- Scratch and UV protection
- Aluminum reinforced polycarbonate material
- Leakage problem
Although this cover by Retrax is a great product, it has a leakage problem that may deter some buyers. The poor waterproofing is a major drawback, as it costs a bit more than other tonneau covers.
5. Lund Hard Tri-Fold, Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
So, you own an older Ford F150 and want a cover that will be compatible with it? Then I have you covered.
Here in fifth place is the Hardcover by Lund. This one is available for the 2004 to 2008 versions of the F150, and there is no better choice than this one for the year range.
Lund gives you the best of both worlds with the top cover made of vinyl which sits above aluminum panels. You get the grace and stylish appearance of a softcover and the durability of a hardcover.
The dual-purpose build really makes it blend in and does not stand out at all. Thanks to the easy-lock handles, the clamping system on these makes it easy to use and operate. To close and fold it back, you have to unclamp the handle and fold it.
Lund promises that their cover has extreme level seals that will keep your cargo safe and isolated. Whether there are prying eyes or unreliable weather, you can rest assured that you can leave the truck with peace of mind.
They also claim that their product can be installed within a matter of five minutes. There is no drilling and special tools required, which makes it easy and time-efficient.
- Easy to use
- Vinyl over aluminum design
- Fully weatherproof
- Does not have a perfect fit
Lund really impressed me with these covers. They did not leave anything on the table when it came to features and durability. It’s like they listened to complaints and suggestions from various people and fixed all of that to create an ultimate hard tonneau cover.
6. BAK Revolver X4 Hard Rolling Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
Here comes another BAK product, this time being the Revolver X4, or most commonly known as the RX4.
It tells you about the dedication and quality of a brand’s products when two of their products end up on a highly narrowed down list.
These covers, just like the MX4, have an unbelievable positive to negative review ratio. The cover implements the same design choice like the one we saw in the Lund cover.
It has an aluminum body and panels, which provide the durability aspect. Over the aluminum is a sheet of vinyl which has a matte black finish. Vinyl has ultimate scratch and UV resistance. It is also resistant to dents, unlike aluminum.
Manufactured in the USA, you can rest assured that you will get the only top-of-the-line materials to serve you well. This BAK cover has excellent security features which other manufacturers cannot rival.
They also feature a patented locking rail system that helps secure it from the tailgate and the entire length of the truck’s bed. It is also very convenient to use. With a hidden cable at both sides, it has to be released to open the cover.
- Vinyl over aluminum design
- Manufactured in the USA
- Locking rail system
- Vinyl starts to crack after a year of usage
- A bit expensive than previous version
The RX4 should have been a revision of the previous one, but you cannot fix something that is not broken.
It is a bit expensive but is a great product overall. The vinyl over aluminum design really makes it a unique product, merging a soft cover with a hard one.
7. Roll-N-Lock M-Series Retractable Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
The LG101M by Roll-N-Lock is another retractable cover compatible with the 2015 to 2020 models of the F150. It is a stylish and excellent alternative to the Retrax cover. From the canister size to the appearance of this cover, it will certainly look dashing sitting on the bed of your Ford.
It looks like the vinyl over aluminum design really is popular among Ford F150 owners. This one, again, features the same design. The graceful leather-grained vinyl covers the fortified aluminum cover.
You get combined durability and scratch resistance of hard and soft covers, respectively. These two layers also allow for greater waterproofing like never before. Whether it is rain, snow, or wind, whatever you put under the protection of the tough tonneau cover, it will stay isolated and protected.
Thanks to the patented clamp-on-track design, this cover is easy to install and does not require any drilling or special tools. The installation will take less than thirty minutes.
Another patented technology used by the manufacturer is their patented contoured hinge design which greatly reduces friction and allows smooth retraction while opening and closing.
They also provide a three-year guarantee which covers any manufacturing defects. If the fault affects the function and usage of the product, you are eligible for a free-of-cost replacement.
- Easy to install
- The patented contoured hinge design
- Clamp-on-track design
- Not tested by many people
Retractable covers are great. They make utilizing the bed space much easier, can lock in any position, but that’s all on paper. Unless people test it in real-world environments, it is a risky buy for people.
8. Rugged Liner HC3 Premium Hard Folding Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
Coming up in eighth place is the HC3 by Rugged Liner. I must admit that I have never heard of this manufacturer before, but according to more than a hundred reviews, this cover is an excellent choice for the F150.
They have been designed for the 2015 to 2020 models of the Ford F150 and is made up of aluminum as the main material. Pair it up with the tri-fold panels; you get a durable and easy-to-use cover that gives you 100% bed access.
These panels have a dual-hinge design and dust seals to ensure the truck’s bed remain completely isolated. Whether it be water, snow, or dust, it will not penetrate this cover.
Rugged liner advertises this cover as a convenient to use the product. The simple tailgate clamps make unlocking as easy as possible. It even has led lights that make sure your cargo is visible when you want to take it out.
It comes in a completely assembled package. You don’t have to touch a nut, bolt, or wrench to install it on your truck. It also does not require any drilling, thanks to the easy clamp design.
You just have to secure the clamps, unfold the cover completely, secure it with the tailgate, and you are good to go. The whole process takes roughly fifteen minutes for an absolute beginner.
- Easy to install
- No drill and no-tool installation
- Full bed access
- Dents appear easily
Everything about these is great except for the denting. If the company had been able to solve that, it would have scored a much higher position on it.
9. LEER HF350M Hard Tonneau Cover
I agree that most of the covers that I listed above were for the Ford F150. But, worry no more, as the HF350M by LEER is here for all F-150 models from 2004 till 2021.
With that big of a compatibility list, no cover on this article or the market cannot defeat it. It has been awarded the last place, but takes note; it definitely is not the least.
This cover is designed for ease and comfort. Even if the tailgate cannot be closed due to excess cargo, it can still be locked. This is not found in any other cover. It is also extremely easy to install and remove.
You don’t require any drilling or pro-grade tools to install it. It only has to be clamped and tightened for a proper fit. This cover also has excellent waterproofing. It does not let water stay on it and does not even use drain tubes. That greatly simplifies the installation process.
Thanks to LEER’s CYNC latching system, the cover can be opened from either side and requires one hand only. LEER really tried to do something different with this cover, and they achieved that, in addition to the unparalleled ease of use.
It even comes with a three-year warranty, which is there to ensure any manufacturing defects will be accepted and make you eligible for a free replacement.
- Easy to install
- Three-year warranty
- CYNC latching system
- Excellent waterproofing
- Leakage problem
If you are looking for an easy-to-use and install cover, there is no option better than this LEER one. It is designed to ensure you don’t have to exert yourself while using it.
There is no doubt in my mind that hard tonneau covers are better than soft ones in all aspects. But, when you combine soft and hardcovers by making a vinyl over aluminum design, then it really makes your truck shine.
Of the nine products in this article of the best hard tonneau cover for F150, the MX4 by BAK clearly stood out from all the competitors. It is durable and uses aircraft-grade aluminum.
So, you can forget about any dents or scratches. The brand even gives you a five-year warranty, which is just for the consumer’s satisfaction, as it is very rare for hard tonneau covers to come with any fault.
No matter which covers you choose, given that it is one from this article, you will surely be satisfied for years to come.