Dakine Deluxe Curve Pick Up Ute Tailgate Mounted Pad
Who's this item for: Owners of a late-model ute or big 'ol pickup truck that want the ability to quickly and easily load up a bunch of bikes.
How many bikes does it carry: The large pad can carry up to 7 bikes while the small pad can carry up to 5. Most Aussie utes will require the small pad while larger, US-style pickups (Ford, Dodge) might need the large pad (see decision tree in images to work out which one you need).
Tailgate handle cutout: Yes, there is a large access flap for tailgate handles and reversing cameras.
How much does it weigh / dimensions: The large pad is 59" (149cm).
Materials: 1000D Polyester with UV/weather-resistant coating
Pros: The shape of the pad works well with modern, curved tailgates and the large foldout flap is reversing camera friendly. Anti-theft construction allows the pad to be locked onto the vehicle.
Cons: The large pad is only suitable for massive US-style pickups. It will be too large for your typical Aussie ute (Hilux, Navara etc).