[leadin]A young company, Decked takes an eco-friendly swing at truck bed management with a distinctive design that brings a new level of utility.[/leadin]
Made in the U.S. from 100 percent recycled materials, Decked — the name of the company and product — is essentially a heavy-duty deck lid with two sliding drawers running the length of a truck bed, each boasting a 200-pound carrying capacity.
Everything from hammers to hunting rifles fits securely inside this simple modular storage system that latches snugly into almost all pickup beds.
The deck not only keeps the drawers beneath dry, but it’s an ideal parking space for an ATV, snowmobile, dirt bike, or anything else that falls within its 2,000-pound payload.
The base model comes in at $1,079 — that’s the deck lid and drawers only. But Decked has a bunch of accessories, most under $100, to customize the setup: Drain plugs for the drawers, trays and dividers for creating compartments within drawers, locks for the handles, and T-rack mounts that are compatible with Yakima and Thule racks.
Decked is not the only storage alternative on the market — truck tool boxes, cargo catches, and even deck-drawer alternatives already exist. But the two-year-old company’s use of environmentally friendly materials and base price set Decked apart.
Decked systems custom fits into “nearly every full-size pickup truck and cargo van made since the late 1990s,” and the company is working on a model for mid-size pickups as well.
The system looks like an excellent option for those needing to expand the utility of their truck beds.
While it carries a higher price than a DIY cabinet system, its waterproof nature, modular design, and ability to carry heavy loads sets it apart from homemade construction. And you can feel good that it’s made in America of recycled materials.