How to customise your truck for your adventure

By Jess Olson 5 Min Read

Upfitter say they make gear for those who don’t merely own their trucks. They make it for people who know their trucks, take charge of their vehicles and have two hands on the wheel when it comes to seeking out the right accessories. For many outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers this line rings true. We know our vehicles, we pride ourselves on our connection to them and we’re excited by the improvements that additional gear and accessories can make.

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Who is Upfitter?

Upfitter is an Australian-based online marketplace. They have created their own range of accessories for vehicle fitment, and have sourced some from world-wide manufacturers. They’ve got bullbars, shocks, brakes, struts and basically anything you need for your truck or ute.

One of these brands is Retrax, a company that strives to create high-quality power/electric and manual hard retractable truck bed covers. With a keen focus on engineering and innovation, Retrax provides a solution for adventurers and tradies alike.

What gear is right for me?

Given that no two adventurers are the same, every 4WDer needs different gear. So the biggest challenge is working out what gear is suited for your vehicle for the types of adventures you like to go on. We reckon the Retrax range is top tier, but which truck bed cover is ideal for your vehicle? We’ve gone through the options so you can decide for yourself.

RetraxONE MX Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover

If you find yourself off-road chasing the sunsets, you might want to look into a truck bed cover that has impact resistance and UV protection. Durable even in the most rugged conditions, the RetraxONE MX Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover impressively can perform in temperatures from -45 to +93°c. So no matter where you are in the Outback, you know your cover will last the distance. This truck bed cover is manually controlled, and is constructed from a one-piece sheet of polycarbonate that is engineered to retract without joints or hinges. This avoids trapped dust, wear out or freeze.

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Retrax PowerTraxONE MX Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover

The Retrax PowerTraxONE MX Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover is the electric brother of the RetraxONE. Instead of manual retraction, the bed cover opens and closes at the quick and simple touch of a button via a remote keyfob. The convenient wireless operation allows it to easily open and close. Plus an electromagnetic brake allows it to lock in any position along the rail. So you get the best of both worlds: ultimate cargo protection combined with the luxury of a simple, hands-free operation. Talk about spoiled.

RetraxONE XR Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover

Perhaps you’re more the adventurous type who enjoys an active adventure when you’re off on your trip. Or you’re someone who likes to bring an array of gear with you to ensure you don’t need to go without the essentials. The XR Series may be the truck cover for you so you can double your cargo capacity. It combines the ONE MX with the integrated Trax Rail System, allowing for customization above your truck bed cover. This means you’ll be able to bring along bikes, coolers, outdoor gear and more, mounted on top of the bed cover. The Trax Rail System will work with most T-slot accessories from Yakima, Rhino Rack, Thule and many more. 

Retrax PowerTraxONE XR Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover 

Just as we saw with the MX range, the Retrax PowerTraxONE XR Polycarbonate Tonneau Cover is the electric powered truck bed cover of the XR range. It also allows for wireless operation, controlled via a remote keyfob that wirelessly opens and closes the truck bed cover.

So whether you’re an outdoor adventurer who loves to shoot down a rocky trail on a mountain bike, or you’re an off-grid enthusiast who wants their Esky and outdoor gear along for the ride, there’s something for everyone when it comes to the Retrax brand. Want to take a deeper look yourself? Head to https://upfitter.com.au/brands/retrax/ 


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