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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. Tri-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 BAK72426 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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BAK Industries Tonneau Covers - BAK72426

  • Fold-Up Tonneau
  • Gloss Black
  • BAK Industries
  • Hard Tonneau
  • Rack Compatible
  • Flush Profile - Inside Bed Rails
  • Tri-Fold Tonneau
  • Opens at Tailgate
  • Aluminum and Fiberglass

Get top-notch style and versatility with this aluminum and fiberglass tonneau. Tri-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
  • Tri-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 attach to mounting holes for OEM track system
    • Track system rails mount to tonneau rail clamps to allow use of OEM track system
  • 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, tri-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 2 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 and third 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

BAK Revolver X2 Tonneau Cover Tracksystem

Installing the F1 is simple. The rail and clamp design works with your vehicle's OEM track system. All you need is a socket wrench to install - no drilling required.

BAK Revolver X2 Tonneau Cover Open Detail

First, unbolt the factory installed accessory track and set aside. Attach the mounting clamps to the F1 rails and install the rails in your truck bed using the factory track system holes. Then re-install the factory tracks to the holes at the bottoms of the clamps. With both rails clamped in place, attach the roll top using mounting bolts and nylon lock nuts.

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Video Transcript for BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the BAKFlip F1 line of hard tonneau covers. Here's what our F1 tonneau cover's going to look like installed. As you can see, it has a really, really nice look to it, very heavy duty construction and low profile. The main need for a tonneau cover usually is a security or a protection kind of situation, either, like in our case today we've got a fifth wheel in the back of the truck and our customer wants to protect it. Maybe you've got equipment, maybe you're going on a trip. Maybe you've got something that you want to store in the bed of the truck and protect it from the elements.Here you can see that low profile design we we're talking about.

This is the top of our bed rail, this is the top of the cover, even with the protective strip and the seal here. Now, when it's time to fold your cover up, it's an easy operation. We've got a release handle on each side. You only have to pull one. It releases both latches, and we simply fold it up.

Now at each joint we have that same system to keep our cover secure. I like the operation of this one. Because it is a hard cover you don't have to have a person on each side, kind of rolling it up or anything like that, and because it does fold all the way up to the rear of the vehicle it's going to give us full access to the bed of our truck, so we're not going to be limited by the old kind of style that would just tilt up.Once we have it fully folded, you want to bring up your prop rod. Loosen the hand nut, bring that down over the rod, and then just simply tighten that back down on both sides and we can travel right down the highway with no worries of our cover coming back down. Now, if we don't necessarily need to have our cover all the way forward, in the second from last position we also have a buckle system.

You can see those are going to click in right here, pull that down to tighten, and this is going to keep our cover just like this as we travel down the road as well.When it's time to put our cover back down in position, we just have to simply unfold it. At each joint we're going to have those spots that we talked about that help keep our cover secure. Simply fold it out there. Always close your tailgate and then lower the cover down on top. Just like that.

The F1 cover offers a lot of protection from the elements as well. You can see the top portion of our cover has a very nice large gasket that's going to sit down on our rail, which also has a small gasket connected to that. Those are going to help prevent any of that moisture or debris getting in our cover.Here's another look at that large main seal on the side, and they've also sealed the tailgate area here. You can see it actually uses a triple phalange gasket to give it several layers of protection before any moisture can get inside the vehicle. There's no exception to that on the front edge, either. As you can see, you've got the gasket that was provided with the kit that we put along the bulkhead, and we've got our rubber phalange gasket there that comes down, rests on top of that, offering us great protection. We have an additional layer of protection that's right on the top of our rails. That's going to seal right up against the bottom of the cover to, again, keep that water and that dust from getting in underneath the cover. If anything gets past the water seal outside, there's even a gutter system that's been designed into the rail. It directs the water or liquid forward where it will run through our tube and to the outside of the vehicle.Not only does our cover look very nice, but the construction quality of it is very good, and they use very good materials. This cover's actually able to support up to 400 pounds evenly spaced. Each panel in the cover has triple layer construction, and it's going to be 5/8 inch thick, helping out with that durability. The bottom layer that we have is going to be aluminum, giving us real good strength. The core, itself, is a closed style foam. Again, that adds to the strength and durability, and our top layer is a fiberglass reinforced polymer, with the black powder coat finish on top and bottom to make sure everything looks good for a long time to come. With that polymer top layer, this cover is also designed to stay slightly cooler than what an all aluminum cover would. The rails are also completely constructed out of a rust-proof aluminum, so we don't have to worry about any corrosion issues. We also have an aluminum clamp so it will hold the rail to the side rail of the pickup truck, keep our cover nice and secure.Now, the number of clamps that you're going to receive with your kit is going to depend on your application. For the short bed model, typically you're going to have three. For the long bed models you're looking at four. Not only does this clamp system keep our rail really nice and secure, but it also offers a complete no drill installation, so there's no modifications that need to be made to install our rails on the truck. The one modification that we will be required to make will be for the drain tubes. That's going to be a 7/8 inch hole, but typically you either use a hole that's already existing, or you're going to drill through a grommet, so you're not doing any metal modification.As an additional benefit to the inside bed rail fit is that our stake pockets, if your vehicle's equipped with them, will be left open so we can utilize accessories. Not only do we get good protection and security for any items that we might have in the truck, but this is also going to help to promote better aerodynamics, which could save us some money at the pump.That's going to complete our look at the BAKFlip F1 line of hard tonneau covers.

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BAKFlip F1 Hard Tonneau Cover - Folding - Aluminum and Fiberglass - BAK72426

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

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

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