I'm shopping for a tonneau cover for my pickup to secure things in the bed. I've ruled out roll up covers and am not enticed by the fold up kind. I like the retractable style. I don't care about losing a little bit of bed space.
In shopping around, the number of brands are overwhelming. Pace Edwards, Roll n lock, Gator, Retrax, and on and on. Some are spring retractable, some are not. Some have vinyl over aluminum decks, some have just aluminum, etc.
Ideally, I'd like something that installs with no drilling into the truck bed unless there's a real good reason for it. Pace Edwards offers a removable one called the Switchblade, but it appears to be lightly made, having only a one year warranty compared to most others having 3 or 4. I do like that it can be removed when not needed or would be in the way.
My truck has a locking tailgate (new F-150) so I don't need a separate key lock for the cover. One that unlocks from inside seems like it would be fine.
I don't need electric motors or any other fancy bells and whistles, just sold construction and intelligent design. So please, only opinions on good quality products, no dingbat homemade plywood lids or cheap crap from companies like Titan or Harbor Freight.