The Bak Revolver X4 is a premium roll-up cover with tons of functionality baked right in and in the fully deployed position. This is a very secure cover mainly because of their patented rail system. This basically means this locks along the entire length of the bed instead of just in a few key places. It’s actually the entire length and making this a very secure cover.
Best Hard Roll-Up Cover
- Easy installation
- Well designed/made
- Easy to unlatch and roll towards the cab and strap down
- You can open/close the tailgate when the cover is latched/locked into place
- When is folded up it doesn’t block the rearview out the back window
BAK Revolver X4 hard roll-up cover Review
Bak Revolver X4 is the world’s first hard roll-up cover. Back Industry started with folding covers in BACKFlip and folding covers became so popular. With a new matte finish, it’s the perfect match to the factory plastic and trim of the bed cap protections. That is now standard on all the new trucks, the bumper caps, the mirror caps, and all the other trim and amenities that come in those black finishes. It’s just the perfect match.
Let’s get into some of the features and benefits of the Revolver X4. All new trucks are standard with the locking tailgate somewhat the keyless entry some with your ignition key. That very simple lock is the way we could secure the pickup bed once you unlock and lower that tailgate.
We have a pull cable release and the driver’s side that releases the automatic latching system and the lever that locks the rail. This is the hidden secret of this product. There’s no lifting. It’s very simple and organic the way it just simply rolls down the rail from one side. And a very simple buckling strap that will clip into the front to secure it open. This is great for lifted trucks and for the vertically challenged.
Perfect for everyone
You’ve got the locking lever and a three-quarter-inch locking rail that is going to engage the cover when latched.
So as we roll the cover down strong aluminum slats have a locking block that has gusseting. Inserted into those slats and as we come down you’re going to see the covers lose.
But when I latch it at the back that rail locks the entire distance back to front. That has a gasket too. It keeps the weather out that is tight as tight can be well.
It’s easy to receive at your door with a very simple 9/16 wrench and a hand tool it’s easy to install. It doesn’t take very much time at all you can do it at home with basic mechanic skills.
How to Install BAK Revolver X4 Tonneau Cover
The install will be essentially the same for all of Bak’s roll-up covers. So no matter which version you have you should be able to follow the same steps and get it installed on your truck.
The Revolver X4 ships with one pair of rails, the roll-top assembly, and two bulkhead seals. To install the X4 you will need a 9/16 inch wrench or socket, a half-inch wrench or socket, and a knife or scissors. The thicker seal is used with trucks that have spray-in or painted bets. And a thinner seal is for beds with a plastic drop-in liner.
Install the bulkhead seal
Install the bulkhead seal to the top of the bulkhead at the edge of the bed opening if the truck is equipped with a drop-in bed liner. We’re just gonna unravel that we’re going to peel a little bit of our backing off on one side we’re going to stick it in place. You want to make sure you go all the way to the bed cap and you want to go as close to the bed of the truck as possible. We’re going to place that we’re gonna stick it and then we’re just going to go little by little. All the way down our bulkhead. Try to keep it as straight as possible. Once you get to the end you can just trim off your excess and set that to the side.
Then just go back down your bulkhead seal and just kind of push on it. To make sure you have good adhesion all the way down. We’re gonna grab our passenger side rail. At the cab side, we’re gonna have a metal tab. That’s gonna stick out towards the inside of the truck. And on the back of that tab, you’re gonna have a foam seal. If you have a drop-in liner or a spray in line you’re gonna want to remove that before you put our rail on. At the tailgate you’re gonna have a pressure lock. And then if we flip this over we can see on the back there are some shims that it’s gonna rest against our bed cap. Then there’s also going to be a seal here that’s gonna sit on top of our bed cap. We’re gonna go ahead and put that.
Install rail clamps
On our bed cap slide it all the way towards the cab. And then I’m gonna use some squeeze clamps to hold that in place. We’re going to install our rail clamps. These are gonna come preassembled with your kit we’re gonna put the head of our carriage bolt towards the side of the truck. We’re gonna put it underneath our rail making sure that our teeth are lined up. And then we’re going to slide it as far towards the cab as we can go. Then we’re going to use a 9/16 wrench to tighten that down. You’re also going to have a clamp that has a quick-release strap on it.
We’re going to put that one right beside our front clamp. Again making sure our teeth are matching up in the grooves. Then we’re going to go ahead and tighten this one down as well. This clamp with the strap will help us keep our cover in place when we have it rolled all the way to the back. Our next clamp is going to install right about the middle of the rail. It should be right over your wheel. Again making sure that our teeth are lined up. Then we can go tighten this one down with our 9/16. Our last clamp is gonna go as far towards the tailgate as possible.
Then again we can go ahead and tighten this down. With our last clamp tight we can go ahead and remove our squeeze clamps and then you repeat all those steps on the opposite side. Next, we’re gonna lift our cover-up. We’re gonna set it on the back of our rails and we’re actually going to reverse roll it. You are gonna roll it out. As you are rolling it that way you are going to roll it back up from the opposite direction. On the underside of our cover two channels. We’re gonna take a provided bolt and put that down one channel. And another one down the other channel.
We’re gonna do that on both sides. We can roll our cover over making sure our bolts fall into the channel in our rail. We’re gonna roll our cover back and this is just to make sure that everything’s moving properly, there’s no kinks or bends. We’re gonna go up roll it back up align it. Then we can tighten down our bolts. To align the cover we need to see the edge of the rail and the edge of the cover. And we’re going to align those so that they are in a straight line. We’re gonna do that on both sides. We’re gonna use a half-inch to tighten down our two bolts that are underneath our rails. You don’t want to go too tight you want to go. So it’s just about snug and then moves to the next one. And do that on both sides.
Next, we’re gonna roll our cover all the way to the back, and then we’re going to check to see where our cover might come into contact with the glass in case we have a load back here that kind of shifts and rocks it forward.
So once we have that your kit it’s going to come with four of these foam seals and we’re going to put two on one side and then two on the other side. That’s just to keep our glass safe in case this thing decides to roll back the same as we did with our bulkhead seal.
We’re going to use some rubbing alcohol we’re going to clean those two rail spots where we’re gonna place our stops. Let that dry a little bit. We’ll just peel back our backing, stick a bumper on push it down. Tight along that same channel we’ll go ahead and put another one closer to the other side. We want these to be about evenly spaced apart and then we’ll do the same thing with our other two on the other channel that we cleaned off. We’ll go ahead and roll the cover back and just test to make sure that if it does roll back too far that our bump stops are engaging which they are. We can roll our cover back latch it down and close our tailgate.
When the cover is fully rolled up, you still have access to your rearview mirror so you can still see very well. You have some safety there as well as your brake light and you have full access to your bed. Some covers now are going to give you maybe two-thirds access to your bed. This gives you all of your bad backs. You can use your truck like a truck. Now you also have full access to your stake pockets as well. And this is covered by a three-year warranty and has made the United States so quality is a major factor in its build.
Good BAK Revolver X4 review. It made me want to grab a Tonneau cover. It does look like a premium roll-up cover and the price is pretty reasonable for the level of quality it should have. I especially liked that when folded, it doesn’t block the rearview window. I hate that.
Thank you for creating this BAK Revolver X4 hard roll-up cover review. It helped me figure out if this is the best option for me right now and it seems it is. I’ve actually went ahead and bought one based on your recommendations and am now waiting for it to arrive. I absolutely love that there will be no lifting involved. The fact that it can just roll down the rail from one side was one of the main reasons why I wanted to get it.
I didn’t think this would be the best hard roll-up cover around. I read your Bak Revolver X4 review and a few other reviews and I decided to get it because most reviewers point out a lot of positive, important features that it has. Long story short I now have one and I indeed think this is the best one on the market right now. The installation was a breeze and from what I can tell this will last me a long, long time.
Easy installation – check
Easy to unlatch and roll towards the cab and strap down – double check
Well designed – triple check
You can open/close the tailgate when the cover is latched/locked into place – check again
When is folded up it doesn’t block the rearview out the back window – yep
What else can I say? This cover is awesome. Everything mentioned in this review is true as I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I’m hoping to have this cover for many years to come.
Your Bak Revolver X4 review made me want to get it. Thank you for sharing the truth about it and for actually talking about this model. I wasn’t aware it was this good and wouldn’t have considered it without reading your review. Now that I have used it for almost 2 weeks I think it’s great. It was very easy to install and it looks and feels durable and well made. I think I made a good choice with it but we will see.