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BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass

BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass

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Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Quad-fold cover sits inside your vehicle's bed rails and secures upright for unrestricted bed access. Textured, black powder coat provides superb durability. Lowest Prices for the best tonneau covers from BAK Industries. BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass part number BAK72121 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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BAK Industries Tonneau Covers - BAK72121

  • BAK Industries
  • Fold-Up Tonneau
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Inside Bed Rails
  • Flush Profile
  • Requires Tools for Removal
  • Aluminum and Fiberglass
  • Gloss Black
  • Opens at Tailgate

Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Quad-fold cover sits inside your vehicle's bed rails and secures upright for unrestricted bed access. Textured, black powder coat provides superb durability.


  • Custom-fit tonneau cover protects your cargo and your vehicle's bed from the elements
    • Aerodynamic style reduces wind drag, improving gas mileage
  • Quad-fold design allows for partial or full truck bed access in seconds without having to remove cover
    • Prop rods let you secure folded cover in upright position so you can drive with truck bed completely open
    • Integrated buckle system lets you secure the cover in the folded, flipped up, or closed position
  • Low-profile cover sits inside your truck bed rails
    • Compatible with stake-pocket-mounted accessories and raised side rails
  • Automatically latching panels create a secure truck bed when tailgate is closed and locked
  • Scuff-resistant, semigloss black rubber seals and built-in drainage system help to keep water out of bed
  • 5/8" Thick, fiberglass-reinforced polymer panels resist impacts and harsh UV rays
    • Aluminum undersides and insulated cores add strength
    • Fiberglass top stays cooler than aluminum
    • Black powder coat finish with hair cell texture offers exceptional durability
  • Aircraft-grade, rustproof aluminum rails with black powder coat finish create base for tonneau
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Frame rails clamp to the inside of your truck bed side rails
    • Included bolts secure front hinge rail to frame rails
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year warranty

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Operation Animation

The BAKFlip F1 tonneau cover delivers top-of-the-line truck bed protection and a tough, stylish look. This heavy-duty, quad-fold cover keeps your truck bed and cargo dry, cuts down on wind drag to improve your fuel mileage, and allows for full truck bed access without having to be removed. And because this tonneau mounts inside of your truck bed side rails, you get a low-profile look and you can still use your stake pockets to mount accessories.

Convenient Folding Design

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Folded Up

One of the BAKFlip F1's most attractive features is that it can be folded all the way up and remain securely positioned on your truck while you are driving, even at highway speeds. This means that you can haul large cargo without having to completely remove the tonneau. Simply unlatch each of the panels, fold them one on top of the other, and flip them back so that they sit upright against the cab of your truck.

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Tonneau Cover Prop Rod

Then flip up the prop rods that are attached to the tonneau's frame rails, slide the brackets on the cover down over the rods, and tighten the knobs on the brackets to secure the upright cover in place. Rubber bumpers on the cover prevent it from marking your cab or scratching the glass of your rear windshield. When the tonneau is in this position, your vehicle's third brake light will remain visible.

If you want to maintain visibility out of your rear window, you can secure the folded panels of the cover without propping them up against the cab using the tie-down straps and buckles included with the cover. Just fold up the first 3 panels of the cover, leaving the panel closest to the cab latched in place. Make sure both buckle clips are inserted into the buckle ends on the front header panel of the cover and adjust the straps to ensure the cover is secure.

Simple, One-Person Operation

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Panel Latches

The F1 is easy to operate. To unlatch the rear panel, drop your tailgate and pull either of the 2 release cords located along the bottom corners of the panel's housing. Either cord will release both of the integrated latches so that you can lift up the panel. To unlatch the second, third, and fourth panels, pull the easy-to-reach release cords built into the corners of those panels. As a safety measure and to help you get to your gear in the dark, the F1 includes emergency release handles on both sides of your truck bed that glow in the dark.

To close the cover, simply fold the panels back down. Each panel will securely latch back into place under its own weight. When your tailgate is closed and locked, no one will be able to get in to open the cover, thus safeguarding your truck bed and its contents. The fiberglass-reinforced polymer construction will also prevent anyone from peeling the cover up at the sides or cutting through its center, ensuring additional security.

Heavy-Duty Construction

The BAKFlip F1's rugged construction makes it a great match for your truck, no matter what you do while at work or play. It's strong enough to hold up to 400 lbs of evenly distributed weight when it's folded down, so it can support your weight if you sit or stand on it.

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Close Up

Each 5/8" thick, fiberglass-reinforced polymer panel has a sturdy aluminum base with an insulated core that is made of top-quality, closed-cell foam to create a strong, heavy-duty cover. The polymer construction also ensures that the F1 stays cooler than an all-aluminum tonneau. The black powder coat finish with hair cell texture on top of the panels offers superior resistance to dents, dings, and harsh UV rays.

The frame rails are constructed of aircraft-grade, rustproof aluminum and have a sleek black, corrosion-resistant powder coat finish. And scuff-resistant, semigloss black rubber seals run all the way around the cover to help to keep water out of your bed. If any water does seep through, it will run along the gutter system that is built into the frame rails and will then exit through drain hoses that install behind your cab.

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Latch Housing

Glass-filled nylon latches in heavy-duty, injection-molded housings add to the F1's rugged design and ensure long-lasting, efficient operation. Flush hinges prevent ice and water from building up on the cover.

Easy, No-Drill Installation

BAKFlip F1 Tonneau Cover Installation

Installing the F1 is simple. All you need is a wrench, and you don't have to do any drilling. The tonneau's frame rails clamp to the inside of your truck bed side rails to create a base for the cover. The included bolts secure the front hinge rail to the frame rails at the cab. Slotted brackets on the hinge rail allow the bolts to shift in case you need to adjust the cover to achieve a snug fit.

772121 BAK Industries Back Flip F1 Hard Folding Truck Bed Cover

Replaces 72121

Installation Details BAK72121 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass - BAK72121

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (14 Customer Reviews)

Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Quad-fold cover sits inside your vehicle's bed rails and secures upright for unrestricted bed access. Textured, black powder coat provides superb durability.

- BAK72121
2017 GMC Sierra 2500

Love this cover. Works to haul anything I could without a cover. The fact I can configure it to haul and secure just about anything that I can get in the box. I’ll never have a different cover on a pickup. 521176

- BAK72204

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

I bought this cover because I have an F1 on my other truck and it has been a good cover. The F1 gets hot but not so hot you can't touch it in the summer. It does a great job of keeping out the weather and thieves. I have just finished installing it on my 2019 Ram 3500 long bed. The factory rails were out of spec by 3/16" so I had to trim them to fit. That is why I only rated it at 4 stars otherwise a very nice bed cover. I have had my other F1 for 7 years and it is still holding up well so I expect similar performance from this one. Being a long bed does make the panels a little more difficult to fold but it is still pretty easy. 669848

- BAK72506

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Very well made and easy to install and use. 861846

- BAK72207

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

I have been very impressed with this cover. It protects things inside from the weather whether rain or sun or cold. It also allows my dirt bike to be transported with out removal. I loaned my truck to a buddy to haul two dirt bikes and some how he broke the hold up bars bracket to the bed for full use position, but that is not the fault of the BAK72207. Highly recommend this bed cover if you live in hot or cold areas or transport quads or dirt bikes. 717634

- BAK72122

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

I really like this cover, it has four panels that fold back and you can secure. Whenever I am towing my 5th wheel it folds back to the first panel. That provides coverage for my tool box, generator and other items that I don't want to be exposed while traveling. It was easy to install, it locks and it dresses up the bed of my truck. I definately recommend this cover and esp to those that pull a trailer. 674329

- BAK72207

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

As my name suggests I carry boxes in the back of my truck on a regular basis, and they arrive dry every time. Also, while pulling my Fifth-wheel it folds out of the way. 665947

- BAK72311

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

No issues, easy to install, folds up nicely when I need the bed space, no water/rain leaking. It’s nice to conceal/protect cargo 642125

- BAK72331

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Excellent product. Purchased for my 2018 F350 Dually to cover my 5th wheel hitch and tool box when not pulling the trailer. Self install. No issues in 12 months of usage. Recommend this cover. 600774

Update: Still attached, still functional and looking good. The rubber weather stripping running parallel to the bedsides and covers the gap between the bedside and the cover rail has begun to show wear cracking at the fold locations. I use a rubber conditioning product to combat this issue. Still highly recommend this cover.
Brian - 02/11/2020


- BAK72406

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Fit great for a 2015 Tacoma with 5 ft bed. No problems after one year. 357678

- BAK72329

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Very good product, glad I made the purc hase! 273959

- BAK72601

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Easy to install and great fit. My only complaint was there was extra screws included. I had to watch install video to see if I had missed a step. Come to find out there was just extra screws. 256912

- BAK72203

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

Easy to install, largely but not completely weatherproof. The cover has been installed for a year on a truck that sits outside with no fading or deterioration evident. It could do with a couple more rivets that hold the wire to the release mechanism near the tailgate as the plastic tubing occasionally pops out of the track that holds it in. It is easy to pop back into place though. 248442

I ended putting about 10 self tapping screws along each channel to stop the plastic channel that covers the wire lock release from popping out. Works well. Original unit is inadequately secured. The top is starting to fade but not too bad and I have to use weatherstrip adhesive to secure the rubber seals. I would lower my rating to three stars based on how it is holding up.
Daniel T - 05/04/2017


- BAK72311

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

This is one of those components you get what you pay for and I couldn’t be happier. Fits perfect, looks every bit as great as shown in all the pictures. My brand of 5th wheel hitch fits below it. *** 1 Issue - The installation instructions have room for improvement, having poor illustrations and reads difficult. The installation of this product is extremely easy but the instructions make it sound difficult. 217870

- BAK72310

Review from a similar BAKFlip F1 in Tonneau Covers

My entire experience with etrailer.com was excellent. I spent numerous hours researching the hitch and tonneau cover set up I wanted for my 2014 Ford F250. The majority of my time was on the etrailer.com website reviewing Q&A, installation guidance and videos, and expert advise. I chose the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitch and the BakFlip F1 tonneau cover. Both products arrived within 10 business days. Installation was as easy and straightforward as expected. The BakFlip F1 really dresses up my F250 and the BakFlip technology makes it very easy to use and gives me full access to my truck bed as needed. The Reese hitch has performed flawlessly. 132421


Ask the Experts about this BAK Industries Tonneau Covers

  • Compatibility for BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau with Slide-In Bed Liner on 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 6.5ft
    The BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass # BAK72121 will fit a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2 foot bed. Because of the way this tonneau cover installs, you may need to trim your slide-in bed liner at the clamp locations. With many styles it will be compatible without any trimming necessary. I've attached a video as well as the installation details to assist. The BAKFlip F1 is one of the best options for a tonneau cover based on design and really works...
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  • Toolbox Recommendation to Fit Under Bak F1 Tonneau on a 2015 Chevy Silverado
    I have a solution for you, but none of the collapsible boxes we offer will work with the F1 because of the rails design not being compatible. What you could do is install a box like the part # DZ8537 to the bed of your truck and your tonneau # BAK72121 will fit over it.
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  • BAKFlip F1 Model Compatibility between Chevy Silverado 6.5 Foot Bed Models from 2012 to 2015
    The BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass # BAK72101 is a fit for 2008-2013 Chevy Silverado 6.5 foot bed as well as the 2014 2500 and 3500 models with the same bed length. For a 2015 model, the BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK72121 is the 6.5 foot bed fit for 2014 1500 models and also 2015-2019 1500, 2500, and 3500 models. There was a transition in bed dimensions that changed the dimensions of the cover itself.
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  • Tonneau Cover Recommendation 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with 6-1/2 Foot Bed and Bedliner
    The BAK RollBAK F1 Hard Tonneau Cover # BAK72121 that you referenced would install in the bed of a truck with a spray-in bed liner and would not require it to be trimmed back. This has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 6-1/2 foot bed, and since it's one of the nicest tonneau covers available we would recommend it for you. If needed you could remove the cover for full bed access. You will need to remove a couple bolts though to separate it from the rails.
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  • Ladder Rack and Tonneau Cover Recommendation for a 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 with Cargo Management
    The correct BAKFlip F1 cover for your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 with 6-1/2 ft bed with cargo management system is the part # BAK72121 that you referenced. This cover installs on the inside of the bed rails which leaves room for a ladder rack system like the TracRac SR Sliding Rail system part # TH43002XT-501 to installs in the bed rails and not interfere with each other. The part # TH43002XT-501 is the correct ladder rack system for your vehicle and would work well with the # BAK72121.
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  • Dimensions of BAKFlip MX4/F1 When Folded Up on 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
    Both the BAKFlip MX4 # BAK48121 and F1 # BAK72121 will take up about 26" - 28" from the cab-end of your 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 short bed. So if your truck bed does measure 6-1/2' (which can slightly vary so you need to confirm on your end) then that leave you with about 52" - 54" of open space. The differences between these covers is that the MX4 has a matte finish on top of the aluminum cover while the F1 has a gloss finish and a fiberglass top on top of the aluminum cover. This...
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  • Ladder Rack That Is Compatible With the BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover
    The TracRac SR Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack, # TH43003XT-510, is confirmed to fit the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with 6-1/2 ft. bed. However, this rack will not work with the BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover, # BAK72121. The edge of the tonneau cover hits the TracRac bed rails that are mounted to the truck. We have contacted TracRac and they have told us that the only tonneau covers that will work with the SR racks are the rolling style covers. The BAK Revolver X2, like # BAK39121,...
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