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Tailgate Pad

Made of durable and water repellent PVC, the Race Face Tailgate Pad will give your bikes a soft and secure ride to the trails. With its raised padding and hook-and-loop closures to hold bikes safely in place along with a micro-brushed lining, the Tailgate Pad protects both your bikes and your tailgate while you're out on the road. A quick access flap covers the gate lever for easy opening should you need it.

  • Tailgate pad protects bikes and vehicles during transport
  • Extra padding prevents bikes from hitting one another
  • Straps secure bikes in-place
  • Lining shields tailgate from bike damage

California Proposition 65


This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Tech Specs
Tech Specs
[outer pad] 600D + PVC with DWR treatment, [inner lining] micro-brushed
[small/medium] 57 in, [large/X-large] 61 in
Bike Capacity
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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Great Tailgate Pad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tailgate pad fits great on my F-150. Whether I'm throwing one bike or many, the pad hold the bikes securely. It's easy to take on and off, which is usually what I do, unless I'm doing multiple rides on a weekend or traveling with it. Not keeping it on my truck in the sun & weather has helped this thing hold up well for the past 3.5 years I've had it. Not much sun fade and the stitching has held up.

The BEST tailgate pad but doesn’t last

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I’ll start by saying that for all but new style full size trucks I think that this is the best designed tailgate pad out. The notches for bikes are perfect for quickly and easily keeping bikes in place and the soft material on the underside of the pad is great for not scratching your truck. However, I’ve had two of them now and they seem to completely fall apart after about two seasons. The black quickly fades to grey within the first year and then the fabric/straps starts to deteriorate the second. I do tend to leave the pad on all summer long but still I think it should hold up better than that. Secondly, if you have a newer generation full size truck with a thicker tailgate this pad fits very awkwardly. I’m going to give the Dakine DLX a try this time around and see how that goes. Raceface needs a redesign with some longer lasting materials and a thicker top pad for modern tailgates and they’ll have a 5 star product. Just my two cents.

How does this affect towing of a camper trailer? I know I should be fine driving forward with clearance, but what about backing up and having to turn shareply?

Hey Floyd,

The pad itself should not affect backing up with a camper trailer. I would be more concerned about the bike handlebars if you plan on hauling some bikes. You may need to position them a certain way to not make contact with the trailer if making a sharp turn while backing up.

Fits 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this for my husband as a gift, however, we ended up sending it back because he was scared someone might steal it since it's just a few straps to cut plus we live in Texas and taking it off and on would become a pain. The S/M fit a 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD perfectly. We thought it was decent quality. I'm not sure it would hold up for years, especially the velcro straps but it does fit snug and the bikes stayed in place when we test fitted.

Falling apart after a year and a half

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Well, while it lasted it was nice. Unfortunately, the fabric is totally deteriorating. All the strap down strips have ripped out, so there is no way to secure bikes to the pad. The overall fabric is really brittle and frayed. I'd look somewhere else

Best tailgate pad

    I tried a few others and reviewed a bunch more. This is the best. Protects the truck and bikes. Keeps them in place with padding for the forks and frame and straps.

    Best tailgate pad

    Raceface Tailgate Pad

      This pad works very well but...DO NOT leave on you're vehicle when not in use. This pad does not stand up to constant sunlight and the stitching and straps degrade quickly. If you leave it on you're vehicle it will last less than a year.

      Loved it, but it didn’t last long

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Loved it, but it didn’t last long. Straps started to do degrade after 12 months. At 20 months the sewing between panels failed. I expected to get more than two years out of it, and the warrantee from and the manufacturer is only one year.

      Loved it, but it didn’t last long

      Worth every penny

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I got this truck bed pad for a Toyota Tacoma SR-5and it fits great. It covers the whole tailgate, and although the middle strap was a bit short, if I fed it through the hitch it worked great. The extra straps really secure the bikes well and the pad has kept my tailgate damage free!

      No brainer!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Really Awesome cover! The S/M fits my Tacoma perfectly. Its super secure as well, the bike doesn't budge. It can carry more, but realistically, 3 or 4 bikes max will will fit.

      Worth the extra money

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I originally had a Dakine pad for my truck. Nothing was wrong with it, but I found a huge scratch on my brand new truck's tailgate (granted I had 6 bikes loaded on it) after some shuttle laps in Fruita, CO. I decided to go with the Raceface after hearing it fit some friends' tailgates a little better. I actually am stoked on it! The frame/fork pads hold your bike well so you don't have sloppy bikes while headed down bumpy Moab roads.

      I have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the S/M fits great! There's about an inch of exposed tailgate on both sides, but the thick pads at the end should prevent any bikes from leaning over the pad.

      Worth the extra money

      Pretty good but..

        I have had this for just over a year, the Velcro straps have literally blown off in the wind. There are 6 slots for bikes with straps, I am down to two. The straps could not hold up to the wind. That being said, the straps are not incredibly important and most similar pads do not have straps at all. If you want the straps, I’d skip it, if not, it’s a great pad.

        Keep it steady

          There's no comparison when you look at transporting bikes on a rack vs a tail gate pad.

          Add the quality and utility of the raceface and it's another no brainer to choose this over lesser quality pads.

          Works Great

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Extra padding really helps to keep bikes in place when fully strapped down, Large size is very wide so only recommend for full size XL trucks.

          Works well for f150 w/ tonneau cover

            Perfect for multiple bike transportation - any wider and it wouldn't have fit truck because of bed cover rails. Medium size was perfect.

            Better than the rest

              I've had other tail gate pads in the past, and this one is better. The extra padding to hold the bikes in place is awesome, it keeps them from moving while on the freeway. The straps are a plus, which I haven't had to use yet but imagine will work well on bumpy, dirt roads. Fits my 2007 Tacoma nicely, and has an extra soft lining to protect my tailgate. Highly recommend this pad over others.

              Clean and Easy

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              I tired all three truck pads we offer and found the RaceFace to be the best. It fits my 2017 tacoma perfectly. Super easy to install. Love that it has the dividers for the bikes. By far the best and most durable truck pad on the market.

              The best option

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              I got the smaller size for my 2007 Tacoma and it's been great. The blocks hold your frame so well that you don't even need to use the velcro in most instances. Even on bumpy Moab backroads we had 6 bikes all perfectly snug.

              Unanswered Question

              Does this pad fit a 2016 Tacoma? They have a wider tail gate then the 2015s and older. A friend had a Thule pad on his older Tacoma but it doesn't fit his new one correctly.