RetraxOne MX Retractable Tonneau Cover
A Retractable Cover made of Durable Thermoplastic, with Low-Profile Style and Great Security Features
When it comes to retractables, Retrax has a lot of great options and truck bed covers to choose from. When you’re looking for an aluminum cover with matte black finish, we highly recommend you start with the RetraxPro MX cover. And when you’re in the market for an affordable matte black cover that’s made of lightweight thermoplastic, the RetraxOne MX is likely the cover for you. I’m not going to lie. We’re kinda fan boying out about the RetraxPro MX at the moment here, so definitely give that cover a look too. But these two models share some great features, such as superior construction, great UV protection, extreme temperature testing performance, and excellent scratch resistance. The RetraxOne MX though is made of a solid one piece sheet of polycarbonate powder coated matte black. It features a compact storage container that utilizes a unique spiral track system. This design makes it so that the cover never comes into contact with itself when it retracts within the box or canister. And the overarching architecture of the cover keeps this retractable flush on the rails at all times, forming a dependable seal to keep water and snow out of the cover. When it comes to retractables, Retrax is a solid choice, specifically the RetraxPro MX and its thermoplastic sister, the RetraxOne MX. These covers feature a smooth operation that makes opening and closing the tonneau a sinch. This is largely due to the lack of hinges or joints on the RetraxONE MX since it is made out of one solid sheet of polycarbonate. And the install of both these covers is also super easy, right out of the box. One of the better retractables cover to install in the comforts of your home garage: both Retrax MX covers are DIY install ready. Let’s dive into the nitty gritty dets of the RetraxONE MX, specifically, with tones of Pro tossed in for funsies.
Bullet Point Breakdown of the RetraxOne MX Retractable Tonneau Cover
No time to read this whole article? Just want the quick and dirty dets? “Too long; didn’t read” you’re fav acronym? Don’t worry. We hear ya. Here’s our Midwest Aftermarket Bullet Point Breakdown of the RetraxOne MX Retractable Tonneau Cover:
- A Matte Black Thermoplastic Reactable Cover with Style
- Low Profile Design looks great and has solid aerodynamics
- Tonneau is put through rigorous temperature testing
- Can handle extreme heat of up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
- And cold temperatures down to -50 degrees are no big thing for this cover
- Custom made to fit your year, make, model truck
- Constructed out of a single sheet of polycarbonate
- This cover has no joints that can let in dirt or dust
- No hinges to break or lock up
- A truly maintenance free truck bed cover
- Sealed ball bearing rollers make this tonneau smooth and effortless to open and close
- Latches on the driver’s side for added security
- This lockable tonneau cover is more secure than traditional covers that only lock if your tailgate does
- Via the lock, this retractable cover can be locked in any position, providing true versatility of bed use
- The handle and lock make this cover easy to open and close
- Featuring aluminum support beams, this cover opens and closes easily
- Lack of moving parts means lower failure rate and no freezing or jamming
- Polycarbonate material has high impact resistance and excellent UV protection
- A great all weather cover
- This canister is NOT spring loaded, so there’s no fear of freezing or breaking springs
- Features a dependable seal to help keep the truck bed super dry
- One of the most secure and watertight tonneau covers on the market toda¥
- The RetraxOne MX is adjustable to provide a no hassle fit on your truck bed
- The one-piece design has less parts to fail or wear out over time
- All these innovative design features make for a great cover that is dependable and stylish
- A superior retractable cover at a solid price point
- The matte black polycarbonate sister tonneau cover to the RetraxPRO MX
- Both covers have great features with exclusive upgrades on the Pro version
- Aluminum slats for the PRO, thermoplastic one-piece for the ONE
- The RetraxONE MX: a matte black polycarbonate retractable with low profile style
RetraxOne MX Retractable Tonneau Cover
What more can one say about such a versatile and stylish truck bed cover as the RetraxOne MX? As far as retractable tonneau covers go, you can’t go wrong with Retrax. We’ve been ranting and raving about the RetraxPro MX for some time now, so make sure you check that one out too if you’re into the matte black finish. The Pro features aluminum slats, making it even more secure than the One. But if thermoplastic is more your thing, then the One is the cover for you.
What sets the RetraxONE MX apart from a lot of the other retractable covers out there is that this particular tonneau is fabricated out of one single sheet of thermoplastic polycarbonate. That might not seem like that big of a deal to the average truck driver out there, but this design philosophy actually changes the entire dynamic of the cover itself.
First, there are no hinges or openings in the cover itself. Whereas many retractable covers are composed of slats that are hinged together, this is a one piece construction. This makes the RetraxONE MX and really the entire design family better at keeping the elements out from under your cover.
We aren’t about to make the claim that this cover is 100% watertight or that it is completely secure. But when you compare two separate tonneau covers and one has hinges and gaps and the other doesn’t, one of them is clearly more weather resistant and tight than the other.
Secondly, when you make the bulk of the cover out of one solid sheet of thermoplastic, you’ve eliminated a number of failure points. Whereas on other covers you might run into issues with hinges locking up or rusting or just breaking, this cover has no hinges whatsoever.
Likewise, there are no joints through which rain or dust or dirt might seep. This single design decision really does elevate this entire product line above many of the straight competitors out there.
All in all, retractable covers in general are some of the most secure and water resistant covers on the market. In general, the solid hard frame coupled with solid slats or one-piece construction as in the Retrax ONE, make for a tonneau cover that is way more secure than say a soft vinyl roll up cover.
But that’s really just the tip of the iceberg, because once you understand the difference between one piece construction and slats, you start to see how durable and dependable this kind of cover really is compared to other designs currently out there on the market today.
Now that’s not to say that there aren’t any drawbacks to going with this particular retractable over another style cover like a tri-fold or a soft roll up.
For starters, as with any and every retractable cover, you are not going to have true 100% bed access with the cover installed. Every retractable has a canister mounted at the bulkhead of the truck bed. This canister is where the cover retracts or rolls up into. So you will be giving up some space at the front of your truck bed if you go with any retractable cover, whether a Retrax or not.
A positive note to the RetraxONE MX though is that it features a compact storage container that is smaller than many canisters on the market today, so you’ll be losing less space than you might with another model.
With that being said, if full bed access is important to you, you might want to consider some other tonneau cover options out there. Roll ups and hard folding covers often have this option. The big aspect of full access is if you’re looking to haul larger equipment or furniture. If you are regularly moving large items like this that require a lot of space in your truck bed, you might want to reconsider. Likewise if you mainly use your truck bed for construction purposes and hauling materials like drywall or large sheets of plywood and lumber, you may want to consider this as well. This canister and most on the market do allow for space underneath the canister to still be utilized even when the cover is installed, so unless you’re getting a large load of say 10 or more sheets of drywall, you’re probably going to be golden. But these are aspects of the cover we want you to be well aware of before you buy a cover from us.
At the end of the day, we want you to get the cover you want at a great price. There’s no sense in you finding out the shortcomings of a particular brand or style down the road once you’ve already installed it. We prefer honesty around here and hope you appreciate it.
With all that being said, you’d be hard pressed to find a better retractable tonneau cover, especially for the price. The RetraxONE MX is a solid matte black plastic retractable that won’t steer you wrong and looks great on your truck’s bed. If price is no obstacle, we highly recommend you also consider her sister cover, the RetraxPRO MX, which features aluminum slats plus a few other great upgrades over the RetraxONE. Whichever cover you decide to go with, we have no doubt you’re going to love your new Retrax retractable truck bed cover.
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