Loading gear in and out of a truck bed is like playing an awkward game of Tetris. Not only does it require a certain organizational tact but it’s crucial to store important items where they’re easily accessible.
A new truck bed attachment called the Bedslide hopes to revolutionize the load process entirely.
Designed and built by a company of the same name, the Bedslide is a sliding rack that installs into the bed of trucks from brands including Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, Ram and Ford. It doesn’t matter if a truck has a pre-installed canopy, a set of racks or no improvements, the Bedslide requires several drilled holes and minor assembly before mounting.
The Bedslide holds 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of gear, depending on the model, and still slides smoothly in or out regardless of the weight it’s holding. For added versatility, there’s an option to install the slide slightly raised off the bed of the truck, giving owners the ability to store gear beneath. The added space also allows for the use of various drawers or accessories for added organization — Bedslide also sells these accessories.
Its weather-resistant materials allow the Bedslide to hold up through all climates, rain or shine. This is especially useful for trucks without canopies or similar bed covers. Even if a truck doesn’t have a canopy or cover, using a tarp to cover the bed’s contents requires just strapping it to the interior bed hooks. An installed Bedslide still leaves access to these hooks, too.
The brand sells four different models, ranging from an entry-level offering called the Bedslide S to an ultra-heavy-duty version called the 2,000 Heavy Duty. Prices range from $900 for the S to nearly $2,000 for the Heavy Duty. Every Bedslide is made in the U.S. and has a five-year warranty.
Editor’s note: images courtesy of Bedslide.